Business Administration

 
B.A.B.S. Major

Are you a leader? Do you prefer to focus on the whole picture rather than the individual parts? Are you hoping for a career that offers flexibility and values adaptability? If so, then perhaps you should consider pursuing a degree in business administration.

At Concordia University, Nebraska, you will gain solid communication, effective leadership, strategic planning and problem-solving skills while learning how companies operate. You will study cost management, business ethics and how to evaluate data in order to craft your own business plan.

Professors

13:1
Student to faculty ratio

Experience Concordia's Business Department

Business Administration Sample Academic Outcomes

 

Careers

  • Project Manager
  • Manager
  • Revenue Tax Specialist
  • Finance Manager
  • Entrepreneur

Graduate Schools

  • University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • DePaul University
  • Fordham University
  • Mississippi State University

Business Administration Faculty

Business Administration Student and Alumni Reviews

Concordia University is focused on providing an exceptional experience and we ask our students to provide feedback on all aspects of their student experience. The ratings and comments below are from our annual survey of all graduating seniors regarding their experience in the Business Administration program, the academic department and the university.

 
 

Career and Graduate Fair

Every year, business club members host businesses and employers at a career and graduate fair. Implement and develop your networking, communication and presentation skills and in the process gain valuable professional insights.

Phi Beta Lambda
Phi Beta Lambda

Phi Beta Lambda is Concordia’s business club, with membership open to anyone with an interest in business, both majors and non-majors. Members develop leadership, teamwork and communication skills through active participation with fellow students, the community and the church.

10:31 Coffee
10:31 Coffee

The 10:31 Coffee Shop opened in 2008 in Janzow Campus Center. The business is run entirely by Phi Beta Lambda students. Members manage the business, inventory, finances, and all the components that come with owning and operating a small business.

Internships
Internships

Internships are essential to success for business students at Concordia. Students have interned throughout the United States at places such as the Mayo Clinic, Koch Industries and The Carlson Marketing Group. There are also plentiful opportunities to intern close to home in Seward and Lincoln.

Business Administration Sample Course Schedule

B.A. B.S.

Semester 1

  •  
    Econ 101 Principles of Macroeconomics*
    3
    A study of the performance of the American economy. Includes an introduction to national income, employment, fiscal policy, money and monetary policy. In addition, topics of economic stability and analysis of economic growth are covered.
  •  
    Math 122 Introduction to Statistics
    3
    The fundamentals of elementary statistics, data collection and analysis, probability, distributions, sampling, hypothesis testing, correlation and regression.
  •  
    Bus 121 Financial Accounting
    3
    An introduction to the theory, language, and practice of accounting. Major components of the primary financial statements are examined. Emphasis on the uses of financial information.
  •  
    Gen Ed 7 Credit Hours
    7

Semester 2

  •  
    Econ 102 Principles of Microeconomics*
    3
    Examination of the behavior of microeconomic units such as consumers, firms and industries. Includes analysis of the problems of monopoly, urbanization, income inequality and poverty. International economics and the world economy are discussed.
  •  
    Bus 122 Managerial Accounting
    3
    An introductory course in managerial accounting. Topics include methods of costing, cost–price–volume relationships, flexible budgets, budget variances, capital budgeting decisions, cost allocations.
  •  
    Gen Ed 9 Credit Hours
    9

Semester 3

  •  
    Bus 281 Business Communication
    3
    The intense study of business writing and speaking using audience analysis. Implications for organizational communication and structure are considered. Major assignments include writing letters and reports for targeted audiences, analysis of organizational rhetoric as related to those products, self-presentation and audience analysis in interview situations, and editing skills.
  •  
    Bus 371 Information Systems
    3
    Survey of the information systems discipline, including information technology, telecommunications and networks, systems design and development, and security/privacy issues. Improving organizational effectiveness through appropriate use of information system resources.
  •  
    Gen Ed 10 Credit Hours
    10

Semester 4

  •  
    Bus 261 Marketing
    3
    Provides students with a thorough appreciation for the benefits and pitfalls of executing a customer orientation. Using market segmentation; management of mature products and introduction of new products. Developing long-term relationships with customers. Identifying and analyzing possibilities in consumer and industrial markets. Management of the marketing mix including product planning, distribution institutions and activities, promotion and pricing.
  •  
    Gen Ed 13 Credit Hours
    13

Semester 5

  •  
    Bus 331 Finance
    3
    Fundamentals of financial management. Policy, methods, institutions, and tools of financial management involved in financing the business organization.
  •  
    Bus 343 Operations Management
    3
    A functional study of operational concepts as applied to managing the production of goods and services within a variety of environments such as profit, nonprofit, service and manufacturing-oriented organizations.
  •  
    Gen Ed 13 Credit Hours
    13

Semester 6

  •  
    Bus 345 Management Science
    3
    Introduction to management science, including modeling, linear programming, integer programming, network analysis, waiting line theory, simulation, decision analysis, and inventory models.
  •  
    Bus 351 Human Resources Management
    3
    Knowledge and skill-building for working with people in a business or organization. Business ethics as they relate to Christian principles. Theory combined with applications from psychology and interpersonal communications serve as the focal point of the course. Participants will learn to relate more effectively to others in the work environment.
  •  
    Gen Ed 9 Credit Hours
    9

Semester 7

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    Bus 399 Internship
    3
    Students will take an internship as part of their program of studies in business. Students should consult with the director of business and the Office of Career Services to obtain the undergraduate internship/practicum packet and review the required process. May be repeated once. P/F
  •  
    Bus 400 Business Ethics
    3
    A study of Christian ethics and practice in relationship to the conduct of business. Case studies are utilized to give skills in problem analysis and the application of the Christian vision.
  •  
    Bus 443 Organizational Behavior
    3
    A study of human behavior in organizational settings, the interface between human behavior and the organization, and the organization itself. Topics include organizational culture, diversity, gender communication, rewards and punishment, work place design, work teams, conflict management, leadership, total quality management and organizational development.
  •  
    Gen Ed 4 Credit Hours
    4

Semester 8

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    Bus 446 Strategic Management
    3
    Designed to give the student practice in integrating the numerous theory courses in all phases of business management. In the role of the top manager, responsible for the total enterprise, the student applies these theories to the solution of problems in practical business cases. Decisions are made to direct the operation of a simulated business in a competitive market.
  •  
    Gen Ed 13 Credit Hours
    13