WHY STUDY BUSINESS AT TRINITY?

Based on a strong academic foundation, the business major is designed to equip students with strategic, interpersonal, and practical skills to prepare them for success in businesses or in other organizations. The major prepares graduates for administrative careers in businesses or nonprofit organizations as well as for potential graduate work. Students may choose an emphasis in accounting, entrepreneurship, human resource management, management, marketing, nonprofit management, and social entrepreneurship. An additional area of emphasis may be added if the student fulfills all of the requirements of the additional emphasis including at least 9 hours of coursework beyond that which is required of the original area of emphasis. The curriculum includes content recommended by specialized accrediting agencies, enabling Trinity business graduates to successfully compete with students who graduate with business degrees from internationally accredited colleges and universities.

WHERE YOU STUDY MATTERS

Trinity is located in a peaceful wooded setting, just 25 miles north of downtown Chicago. This prime location offers some of the nation’s best school districts, a variety of ministry organizations, and 12 Fortune 500 companies within 12 miles of campus to apply practically what you are learning in the classroom. In addition, Trinity is close to many coffee shops, restaurants, cultural experiences, and recreational activities when you need a break from the books!

Personal

Practical

Biblical

PERSONAL. PRACTICAL. BIBLICAL.

At Trinity, you’ll be equipped to think critically and biblically in every area of life as you are challenged to apply your faith to your coursework and classroom conversations. And instead of approaching general education as a checklist of courses to be completed, Trinity’s distinctive educational approach gives you the freedom to choose courses that are most interesting and relevant to you. Working closely with your faculty advisor, you can select from electives to enhance your major, apply toward a minor, create a double major, or simply experience something new. The choices are yours! All along the way, you’ll be cared for and supported, ensuring that you make the most of your college experience.

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. The business program requires a minimum of 58 hours in business courses: 46 hours in core courses and 12 or more hours in an area of emphasis or general business electives. Students who choose the Accounting emphasis are eligible to sit for the CPA exam with only 4 years at Trinity and without having to get a Master’s degree.

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). You’ll take interesting courses such as:
  • Survey of International Business
  • Leadership Dynamics
  • Advertising

Emphases

  • Accounting
  • Accounting (CPA Track)*
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Human Resources
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Nonprofit Management
  • Social Entrepreneurship
*Students wishing to sit for the CPA exam can do so with only 4 years at Trinity and without having to get a Master’s degree.

Career Outcomes

  • Starting your own business
  • Managing a Social Services Organization
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Helping the Poor through Business
  • Human Resource Management
  • Accounting
  • Graduate School

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