Business Administration

Academic Program

The Business Administration major at Arizona Christian University is designed for individuals who want to serve companies and non-profit organizations in leadership roles. Coursework in the program is designed to develop business skills such as planning, leadership, marketing, and interpreting financial results. The program is taught through the framework of a Christian worldview, designed to help students integrate their faith with their personal and professional lives.

Optional Emphasis in:

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance
  • Marketing
  • Non-Profit Management
  • Sports and Recreation Management

Business Administration Program Objectives

Courses will enable business graduates to:

1.    Utilize knowledge and skills associated with accounting, economics, marketing, management, and finance to make effective business decisions.
2.    Integrate the above fields in problem analysis and the development of organizational strategy.
3.    Demonstrate, through personal conduct and behavior, an appreciation for meeting deadlines, following directions, dependability, responsibility, and punctuality.

What can I do with a degree in Business Administration?

Demand for business administration graduates remains strong, and overall salaries are high relative to many other fields. With a degree in business administration, graduates can pursue careers in:
• human resource management
• sales and marketing
• retail management
• financial planning
• investment advisory and stock brokerage
• banking
• management and administration of non-profit agencies
• government service
• and many other areas
Personal traits needed for success in a business career include quantitative skills, human relations skills, analytical and problem-solving skills, and a large dose of good judgment and common sense.

Department Chair

Ed Clavell, D. Min.

[email protected]

(602) 386-4124

Dr. Ed Clavell is an Associate Professor of Business at ACU. He earned a Bachelor of Business Administration from Baruch College School of Business, Master of Divinity and Doctor of Ministry, in Leadership, from Phoenix Seminary. Dr. Clavell began his professional career as a metal craftsman and entrepreneur in New York City. Upon moving to Arizona, Dr. Clavell continued his entrepreneurial ventures, as owner-operator of Jessco Industries and production manager of Heritage Metalworks, along the way he transitioned into church ministry and academics. His ministry experiences include; Children’s Pastor, Church Plant Pastor, and Executive Pastor.

Dr. Clavell has served as Dean of Students at Phoenix Seminary, Director of Escuela de Esperanza, adjunct professor at Southwestern/ACU and interim Chair of Biblical Studies Department at Arizona Christian University. He is a member of National Association of Church Business Administrators and Christian Business Faculty Association.

In 2011, Dr. Clavell founded Pilgrimage Consulting, coming alongside; Pastors, Business Leaders and Organizational Leaders to develop strategies and systems needed, to reach the vision God has given these leaders and their organizations to grow His [God’s] Kingdom. He also enjoys being a member of an exciting core of teaching Pastors and leading a Spanish Sunday School Class at First Baptist Church-Tempe.

Degree Planners

 

2017-2018

For students who entered the program during the 2017-2018 academic year:

Click Here

Previous Years

For students who entered the program during the 2016-2017 academic year:

B.S. Business Administration Major
B.S. Business Administration / Entrepreneurship Emphasis
B.S. Business Administration / Finance Emphasis
B.S. Business Administration / Marketing Emphasis
B.S. Business Administration / Non-Profit Management Emphasis
B.S. Business Administration / Sports and Recreation Emphasis
B.S. Business Administration / Sports Management Minor
Business Department Minors

For students who entered the program during the 2015-2016 academic year:

B.S. Business Administration Major
B.S. Business Administration / Entrepreneurship Emphasis
B.S. Business Administration / Finance Emphasis
B.S. Business Administration / Marketing Emphasis
B.S. Business Administration / Non-Profit Management Emphasis
B.S. Business Administration / Sports and Recreation Emphasis

Business Department Minors

For students who entered the program during the 2014-2015 academic year:

B.S. Business Administration Major
B.S. Business Administration / Entrepreneurship Emphasis
B.S. Business Administration / Finance Emphasis
B.S. Business Administration / Marketing Emphasis
B.S. Business Administration / Non-Profit Management Emphasis
B.S. Business Administration / Sports and Recreation Emphasis

For students who entered the program during the 2012-2013 academic year:

Business Administration Major

For students who entered the program during the 2011-2012 academic year:

Business Administration Major