Business and Executive Education

Becoming a business leader isn’t accomplished by accident.  With little exception, business leaders are disciplined and knowledgeable in their pursuits. The programs offered in the Harris College of Business & Executive Education are designed to develop and enhance leadership qualities in men and women and prepare them for roles in the business community and the free enterprise system. The college emphasizes the integration of Christian values with traditional business and executive education.

Harris College of Business operates within a highly student-oriented environment. Our goal is to graduate students interested in what an education enables them to be as well as what it enables them to do – with excellence.

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Degrees offered in the Harris College of Business & Executive Education:

Traditional Programs

Preparing students for careers in business, information systems, finance, management, as well as graduate work in business, is our goal.

Bachelor of Science in Accounting

The Bachelor of Science in Accounting degree is designed to prepare the student for a career in accountancy. It is offered as part of the university’s traditional undergraduate program, with daytime classes.

Program Objectives

Provide exposure to key elements of the common body of knowledge across business disciplines.

Provide an education that incorporates a distinctly Christian perspective on ethical issues and related concerns arising in specific course content areas.

Prepare students to secure employment within the business field, with particular emphasis in the area of accounting.

Prepare students to pursue graduate studies in accounting or an MBA with an emphasis in accounting.

Prepare students to pass the CPA exam.

Prepare students to analyze and interpret financial data vital to  administering a business enterprise.

CPA Requirements

Requirements to sit for the CPA exam vary from state to state. All students interested in sitting for the CPA exam must consult with the authority in their state to determine what educational and experiential requirements are necessary to sit for the exam. This inquiry should be undertaken before enrolling in a course of study in accounting.

Degree Plan

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

Program Objectives

  • Provide exposure to a common body of knowledge across the business disciplines: accounting, economics, quantitative analysis, finance, business law, management information systems, management, and marketing.
  • Prepare the students for strategic decision making in business entities.
  • Develop effective oral and written communication skills appropriate to a business environment.
  • Provide an education that incorporates a distinctly Christian perspective on ethical issues and related concerns arising in specific business and or information systems course content areas.
  • Prepare students to secure employment within the business field.
  • Prepare students to pursue graduate studies in business or related professional fields

Degree plan

Bachelor of Science in Management

Program Objectives

  • Provide exposure to a common body of knowledge across the business disciplines.
  • Prepare the students for strategic decision making in business entities.
  • Develop effective oral and written communication skills appropriate to a business environment.
  • Provide an education that incorporates a distinctly Christian perspective on ethical issues and related concerns arising in specific business and or information systems course content areas.
  • Prepare students to secure employment within the business field.
  • Provide a foundation for dealing with personnel and human resource management related issues.
  • Expose students to leading trends and emerging ideas in the field of management.

Degree Plan

Bachelor of Science in Management Information Systems

Program Objectives

  • Provide exposure to certain business disciplines to enable the student to effectively perform an information systems role in a business environment.
  • Equip the student to perform a broad range of essential functions within an information systems environment (e.g., using sophisticated application software to collect, mange, and analyze data; acquiring programming skills in one or more languages; analyzing and designing systems).
  • Prepare the student to make strategic level decisions specifically within the information systems context for business entities.
  • Develop effective oral and written communication skills appropriate to a business environment.
  • Provide an education that incorporates a distinctly Christian perspective on ethical issues and related concerns arising in specific business and or information systems course content areas.
  • Prepare students to secure employment within the filed of information systems.
  • Prepare students to pursue graduate studies in information systems or business.

Degree Plan

Executive Programs

The Harris College of Business & Executive Education offers innovative programs geared toward adult students.

These three programs, designed for students who have completed two years of prior to enrollment, enables adult students to complete the baccalaureate degree on a schedule convenient for them. Most adult classes are scheduled in the evening, on the weekend, or online, depending on the program.

Graduate Programs

The Harris College of Business & Executive Education also offers two executive-style master’s degrees.

 

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