BUSINESS

58 credit hours


Why Study Business at Trinity?

Because Trinity is situated just 25 miles north of downtown Chicago, we have formed relationships with many of the thriving businesses that call this city home. You will be required to complete a professional internship that will not only build your resume, but also give you an advantage over business graduates from other schools as you hit the job market following graduation.

HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE ME TO EARN MY DEGREE?

Most Business majors finish their degree in 3-4 years, depending on their course load. Requirements total 58 hours for the accounting, human resources, management, marketing, nonprofit and ministry management, and general business emphases, and 60 hours for the organizational leadership emphasis. Of the above totals, 46 hours are a business core (required courses). All Business majors must demonstrate proficiency in algebra and in general computer skills.

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WHAT WILL I STUDY?

The Business major will prepare you for administrative careers in businesses or nonprofit organizations as well as for potential graduate work. The curriculum includes content recommended by specialized accrediting agencies, enabling you as a Trinity Business graduate to successfully compete with students who graduate with business degrees from from internationally accredited colleges and universities.

COURSEWORK:

Requirements total 58 hours for most emphases, and 60 hours for the organizational leadership emphasis. Of the above totals, 46 hours are a business core (required courses). All Business Majors must demonstrate proficiency in algebra and in general computer skills. You’ll take interesting courses such as:

  • Survey of International Business
  • Leadership Dynamics
  • Advertising

Emphases:

  • Accounting
  • Entrepreneurship
  • General Business
  • Human Resources
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Organizational Leadership

Business

CORE
Course Title Credits
BUS 111 Principles of Management 3 hours
BUS 113 Principles of Marketing 3 hours
BUS 115 Human Resources Management 3 hours
BUS 181 Survey of International Business 3 hours
BUS 201 Introduction to Business Law 3 hours
BUS 207 Microeconomics 3 hours
BUS 208 Macroeconomics 3 hours
BUS 221 Principles of Accounting I 3 hours
Select one of the following:
BUS 223 Managerial Accounting and Analysis
(recommend for non-accounting students)
3 hours
BUS 411 Financial Management* 3 hours
BUS 440 Seminar in Management Policy 3 hours
BUS 445 Management Internship 3 hours
BUS 490 Seminar in Business and Management Ethics 3 hours
ENG 210X Business Communication 3 hours
MA 285X Statistics** 4 hours
Emphases
Select one emphasis from the below emphases 12–14 hours
Total Hours 58–60 hours
* CIS 112 is a required prerequisite if computer proficiency is not met.
** Students with an ACT of under 22 should take MA 117, MA 118, or MA 120 prior to attempting MA 285X.  MA 285X may be used for general education credit in Mathematics with an ACT of 22 or greater (520 on SAT). Student must have a C- or better for this course to count toward a Business major.
EMPHASES
Course Title Credits
Accounting Emphasis
Required Course for Business Core
BUS 222 Principles of Accounting II 3 hours
Required Accounting Courses
BUS 321 Financial Reporting I 3 hours
BUS 322 Financial Reporting II 3 hours
BUS 323 Individual Income Taxation 3 hours
BUS 326 Cost Accounting 3 hours
BUS 423 Management Information Systems 3 hours
Total Hours 18 hours
Accounting Emphasis with CPA Readiness Track
Required Course for Business Core
BUS 222 Principles of Accounting II 3 hours
Required Accounting Courses
BUS 321 Financial Reporting I 3 hours
BUS 322 Financial Reporting II 3 hours
BUS 323 Individual Income Taxation 3 hours
BUS 326 Cost Accounting 3 hours
BUS 423 Management Information Systems 3 hours
Additional Requirements for Students Completing the CPA Readiness Track
BUS 327 Theory and Practice of Auditing 3 hours
BUS 425 Accounting Research and Analysis 2 hours
Select 4 credit hours from the following: 4 hours
BUS 325 Accounting for Business Combinations
and Consolidations
BUS 421 Corporation Taxation
BUS 422 Not-for-Profit Accounting
Highly Recommended (for students preparing for the CPA exam):
BUS 325 Accounting for Business Combinations
and Consolidations
BUS 327 Theory and Practice of Auditing
BUS 421 Corporation Taxation
BUS 422 Not-for-Profit Accounting
Total Hours 27 Hours
Entrepreneurship Emphasis
BUS 390 Entrepreneurship and New Venture Creation 3 hours
BUS 391 Entrepreneurial Accounting and Finance 3 hours
Choose two of the following: 6 hours
BUS 310 Personal Finance
BUS 323 Individual Income Taxation
BUS 333 Sales Principles and Practices
BUS 423 Management Information Systems
Total Hours 12 hours
General Business Emphasis
BUS 310 Personal Finance 3 hours
Select three other upper-division business courses
(BUS 3xx or BUS 4xx)
9 hours
Total Hours 12 hours
Human Resources Emphasis
BUS 346 Organizational Behavior 3 hours
BUS 352 Compensation and Benefits 3 hours
Choose at least two of the following: 6 hours
BUS 353 Management of Change
PSY 305 Organizational Psychology
PSY 355 Group Dynamics
PSY 220
OR
COM 332
Interpersonal Skills Training
OR
Interpersonal Communication
Total Hours 12 hours
Management Emphasis
BUS 346 Organizational Behavior 3 hours
BUS 353 Management of Change 3 hours
Choose at least two of the following: 6 hours
LR 173
AND
LR 174
Emerging Leadership I
AND
Emerging Leadership II
BUS 310 Personal Finance
BUS 319 Investments
BUS 333 Sales Principles and Practices
BUS 334 Advertising
BUS 423 Management Information Systems
BUS 433 Marketing Strategy
LR 378X Servant Leadership
PSY 220
OR
COM 332
Interpersonal Skills Training
OR
Interpersonal Communication
PSY 305 Organizational Psychology
Total Hours 12 hours
Marketing Emphasis
BUS 433 Marketing Strategy 3 hours
Choose at least three of the following: 9 hours
BUS 331 Consumer Behavior
BUS 333 Sales Principles and Practices
BUS 334 Advertising
BUS 388 Digital Analytics
COM 140 Introduction to Public Relations
COM 281 Social and Interactive Media Strategies
COM 334 Group and Organizational Communication
GPH 271 Introduction to Web Design
Total Hours 12 hours
Nonprofit Management Emphasis
(for students preparing for management within nonprofit social services or church-related organizations)
BUS 372X Nonprofit Management 3 hours
BUS 373X Nonprofit Financial Management 3 hours
Choose at least two of the following: 6 hours
BUS 333 Sales Principles and Practices
BUS 346 Organizational Behavior
BUS 353 Management of Change
BUS 423 Management Information Systems
COM 281 Social and Interactive Media Strategies
CM 172 Introduction to Ministry
CM 260 Introduction to Intercultural Ministries
Total Hours 12 hours
Social Entrepreneurship Emphasis
BUS 373X
OR
BUS 391
Nonprofit Financial Management
OR
Entrepreneurial Accounting and Finance
3 hours
BUS 392 Social Entrepreneurship 3 hours
Choose at least two of the following
depending upon your area of social interest:
6 hours
BUS 333 Sales Principles and Practices
BUS 353 Management of Change
BUS 372X Nonprofit Management
BUS 423 Management Information System
CM 172 Introduction to Ministry
CM 260 Introduction to Intercultural Ministries
CM 342 Relational Skills for Ministry
COM 281 Social and Interactive Media Strategies
Total Hours 12 hours

CAREER OUTCOMES:

Accountant Financial Analyst
Entrepreneur Corporate Lawyer
Nonprofit Manager Human Resource Manager
Leadership Consultant Church Administrator
Brand Manager Organizational Ethicist

 

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