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Business Administration

Take your place in the world of business by developing excellent communication, leadership, logic and critical thinking skills. Learn to conduct business with integrity, ethics and a biblical worldview.

Take your faith (and your ingenuity) to work.

Study business administration within the context of the liberal arts, and discover a new approach to business — one that doesn’t require you to leave your faith at the door. Through a carefully designed and diverse curriculum, real-world applications and hands-on experiences, our dedicated team of Gainey School of Business (GSB) faculty will guide you through your education and prepare you to dive right into a career (or graduate school program) after graduation.

Program Stats

47 credit-hour major
24 credit-hour minor
120 internship hours required (major)
Dr. Caleb Chan teaches a class in the CP Federal Credit Union Trading Center

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Plan your visit to SAU, and see the state-of-the-art TRUE Community Credit Union Trading Center, where students in the Gainey School of Business gain first-hand experience with investing.


Students in the Gainey School of Business are prepared to be flexible and resourceful in their careers through a multi-faceted business education. As a business administration student, you’ll likely take several of the following key courses:

  • BUS 107 Foundations of Leadership & Ethics (3) 
  • ACC 221 Principles of Accounting I (3)
  • MKT 221 Marketing Principles (3) 
  • FIN 268 Personal Finance (3) 
  • BUS 271 Business Law I (3)
  • IBS 305 Principles of International Business (3) 
  • FIN 362 Principles of Finance (3) 
  • BUS 403 Argument & Persuasion for Business (3) 
  • BUS 424 Strategic Management (4) 
  • BUS 435 Business & Government (3)

Find a complete list of business administration courses in the undergraduate catalog.

Once you receive your degree in business administration, you’ll be equipped to immediately enter into a variety of careers — and quickly advance into upper levels of management. You’ll also have the option of continuing your education through graduate school programs.

After graduation, you may find one of the following titles listed on your business card:

  • Account Executive 
  • Administrative Assistant
  • Bank Manager
  • Business Director
  • Business Loan Officer
  • Commercial Loan Officer
  • General Manager
  • Insurance Agent & Specialist
  • Office Manager
  • Operations Manager
  • Production Supervisor
  • Project Manager 
  • Sales Manager

During your studies at SAU, you’ll have opportunities to gain hands-on experience in business administration through on (and off) campus programs. Where will you find your niche?

  • Admissions Interns
  • BestSemester Programs
  • Enactus
  • Etiquette Dinner
  • NYC Trip
  • Presidential Ambassadors
  • Semester Abroad
  • Student Employment at the Gainey School of Business Office
  • Student Government Association
  • Student-Managed Investment Group
  • Tutoring 

At SAU, you’ll find professors who care about you personally. As a business administration student, you’ll learn from the following business-savvy faculty members:

  • Gary Britten, Associate Professor of Business
  • Caleb Chan, Professor of Business & Management, Dean of the Gainey School of Business
  • David Globig, Professor of Accounting, Director of Finance
  • Randy Lewis, Professor of Finance, Director of TRUE Community Credit Union Trading Center

Supplement your degree with one of the following endorsements from the Gainey School of Business:

  • Accounting
  • Business Administration
  • Corporate Finance
  • Economics
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance
  • Financial Planning
  • International Business
  • Management
  • Marketing