BA in Business

124 credit hours | 3-4 years


Why study for a BA in Business Online at TIU?

Our online degree programs are structured to provide you with a true Trinity community experience, even from the comfort of your home. Plus the convenience and flexibility of online classes and coursework can be made to work for your unique situation and needs. Let us work with you so that you can study online and benefit from the best that Trinity has to offer.

Where can this degree take me?

Based in the liberal arts tradition, the business major is designed to help students develop skills applicable throughout their lives by working in many different types of organizations, large and small businesses, nonprofits, and ministries. Trinity’s Business curriculum is geared toward practical application. This means working students can immediately use course concepts on the job.

WHAT ARE THE REQUIREMENTS FOR
ADMISSION TO THIS PROGRAM?

All applicants must have a high school diploma or successful completion of the GED. Applicants are required to have a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 (using a 4.0 scale) for all prior college work or high school work if no prior college credits. After submitting your application, please submit all official transcripts from your past institutions to:

Trinity International University
Attn: Admissions Operations
2065 Half Day Road
Deerfield, IL 60015

We also accept electronic transcripts from secure, certified transcript delivery services. If your college or university uses such a service, please direct transcripts to [email protected] Finally, after reviewing your past credits, a counselor will provide you with an estimate of transferable credits and an estimated timeline to graduate.

ADDITIONAL PREREQUISITES

All students in the business program must demonstrate proficiency in algebra and computer skills. Algebra proficiency may be demonstrated by a math ACT score of 18 or higher, successful completion of a college-level algebra course, or achieving a passing score on the CLEP exam in college algebra. Computer skills proficiency may be demonstrated by a high school or college transcript documenting the successful completion of a computer skills course, completion of CIS 100 or other college-level computer skills course while enrolled in the program, or achieving a passing score on the CLEP exam in Information Systems and Computer Applications.

HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE TO EARN MY DEGREE?

In addition to 49 credits required for a major, students at Trinity College also complete 47-62 credit hours of general education requirements. These courses relate to communication skills, arts and humanities, and qualitative and analytical reasoning. Some students can substitute completed coursework that resulted in an A.A., A.S. or A.F.A. degree for those requirements, but all Trinity students must complete a series of courses focused on the foundations of Christian thinking and living. In all, a bachelor’s degree from Trinity requires at least 124 credit hours for those students beginning with zero credits. For more information on degree requirements, see the Trinity College Catalog.

Students who have already completed some coursework at the college or university level have the option of completing their degree online at Trinity. For these students, a degree can be completed in as little as 2-3 years.

WHAT WILL I STUDY?

Classes that are part of the business core are designed to equip students with the foundational skills necessary for leading and managing in dynamic environments:

Required Courses: 37 hours
Course Title Credits
BUS 103 Contemporary Economics 3 hours
BUS 111 Principles of Management 3 hours
BUS 113 Principles of Marketing 3 hours
BUS 181 Survey of International Business 3 hours
BUS 201 Business Law 3 hours
BUS 221 Principles of Accounting I 3 hours
BUS 222 Principles of Accounting II 3 hours
ENG 210X Business Communication 3 hours
MA 285X Statistics 3 hours
BUS 411 Financial Management 3 hours
BUS 440 Seminar in Management Policy 3 hours
BUS 490
Seminar in Business and Mgmt Ethics 3 hours

 

Degree Emphasis

In addition to the core requirements, students pursuing a BA in Business also take 12 hours of courses in one of three emphases.  Emphases are specifically designed to help students gain administrative skills to serve others and make a difference in the world.

Social Entrepreneurship

The Social Entrepreneurship concentration is designed to “prime the pump” of thinking in order to equip students to be change-agents in the world. With lessons built on business, social, and ministry principles, students learn how to motivate others to come alongside their vision and implement their ideas to make a positive impact on society.

Course Title Credits
BUS 392 Social Entrepreneurship 3 hours
Choose one:
BUS 391 Entrepreneurial Accounting and Finance 3 hours
BUS 373X Non-Profit Financial Management 3 hours
Choose Two, Depending Upon Area of Interest
(not all available online):
BUS 333 Sales Principles and Practices 3 hours
BUS 351 Organizational Development 3 hours
BUS 353 Management of Change and Strategic Planning 3 hours
BUS 372X Nonprofit Management 3 hours
CM 260
Introduction to Intercultural Ministries 3 hours
CM 315 Principles of Family Ministry 3 hours
CM 320 Principles of Ministry Programming 3 hours
CM 342 Relational Skills for Ministry 3 hours
COM 332 Interpersonal Communication 3 hours
Ministry and Nonprofit Management

Studying finances, communication, programming, and other management topics, students are well-equipped for careers as servant leaders in a non-profit or ministry environment.

Course Title Credits
BUS 372X Non-Profit Management 3 hours
BUS 373X Non-Profit Financial Management 3 hours
Choose Two:
BUS 115 Human Resources Management 3 hours
BUS 351 Organizational Development 3 hours
CM 260 Introduction to Intercultural Ministries 3 hours
CM 320 Principles of Ministry Programming 3 hours
COM 332 Interpersonal Communication 3 hours
Management

Focusing on management principles, students are equipped with the foundational skills necessary for leading and managing in dynamic environments.

Course Title Credits
BUS 115 Human Resources Management 3 hours
BUS 310 Personal Finance 3 hours
BUS 351 Organizational Development 3 hours
COM 332 Interpersonal Communication 3 hours

 

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Business Faculty

The online business degree is taught by a variety of faculty across several disciplines. Our faculty are committed Christians, who challenge you to apply your faith to the complexities of life, while also guiding you toward academic success.

PROGRAM FACULTY

PART-TIME FACULTY