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Grace College Online Education

Bachelor of Business Administration

Overview

Today’s business world is constantly moving at a rapid pace. The most important skill a professional can have is adaptability, as they maneuver through the changes they encounter every day. Those looking for success not only need to be open to change but also need to embrace it.

This online bachelor’s degree in business administration at Grace College is for students balancing work and personal commitments while pursuing an education. We will provide you the tools needed for success in today’s rapidly changing workplace.

Credit Requirements

Prior to graduation from this 45 credit hour program, students need 75 credit hours accumulated through other college credit, which can include up to 24 credit hours of Experiential Learning credit. College credits must be 100 level or higher with a C- or higher from an accredited (or approved unaccredited) college.

You can receive Grace College Experiential Learning Credit for documented life experiences after high school such as workplace learning and personal activities such as music lessons, athletic involvement, and computer courses. Our team will help you discover your credit-worthy experiences and document those experiences for credit. Grace awards one credit hour per 20 hours of documented experience at no cost to you!

Students currently below 39 credit hours should complete the Associate of Science in Liberal Arts prior to this bachelor’s degree.

At A Glance

  • Next Start Date April 27, 2020
  • Course Delivery 100% Online
  • Credit Hours 45
  • Degree Bachelor of Science
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Curriculum

  • GOL 3010 Fundamentals of Lifelong Learning

    Credit Hours: 3

    In this course, students will examine adult developmental stages including physical, cognitive, personality, social, and moral development.

  • GOL 3100 Business Writing in the New Millennium

    Credit Hours: 3

    Students will build a writing portfolio for diverse audiences and purposes. A writing rubric will ensure strong ideas, logical organization, conversational voice, clear words, smooth sentences, correct copy, and a reader-friendly design. Computer tools will be used to create and enhance written messages that meet the needs of today’s fast-paced business environment. Three hours.

  • GOL 3150 Creating a Competitive Edge

    Credit Hours: 3

    This course will take an in-depth view of “personal brand”, requiring students to explore and define what unique characteristics give them an advantage in the marketplace. Students will gain an understanding of their personal brand and competitive advantage, through biblical and modern contexts, in order to fine-tune them accordingly. Other topics covered are online/social media presence and the “brand” of Jesus.  Three hours.

  • GOL 3200 Expanded Conversation: Public Speaking in the Workplace

    Credit Hours: 3

    In this course, students will learn to analyze, construct, and deliver a variety of presentations required in the modern workplace. Emphasis will be on practicality and individual growth. Three hours.

  • GOL 3300 Gifts Differing: Diversity and Teamwork in the Workplace

    Credit Hours: 3

    Students will gain experience with and knowledge of concepts related to diversity in the workplace. Special emphasis is placed on understanding personality preferences. Group dynamics such as power, perception, motivation, leadership, and decision-making are analyzed through readings, written assignments, and class discussion. Three hours.

  • GOL 3450 Marketing in a Technological Age

    Credit Hours: 3

    This course is designed to equip students to use social media, blogs, news releases, online video, and viral marketing to reach customers. The course includes an overview of how the web has changed the rules of marketing and PR, the various media presently available for marketing use, and the “how-to” information to put contemporary marketing models to work in an organization. Students will complete a marketing action plan for an organization of their choice to ensure relevance and provide a practical application to marketing theory. Three hours.

  • GOL 3750 Effective Financial Decision-Making

    Credit Hours: 3

    This course introduces principles and practices used in making wise and effective financial decisions. Topics studied in the course include reading financial statements, diagnosing a business’s financial strengths and weaknesses, evaluating cash flow amount, variability and riskiness, determining levels of risk and rates of return of business investments, and considering the effects of the use of debt in enhancing shareholder returns. Three hours.

  • GOL 4000 Interpreting Basic Statistics

    Credit Hours: 3

    Students will learn how to interpret basic statistics in order to aid in the decision making process. Examples from research studies will be employed to help the student comprehend how various statistics can be used to make decisions about real life problems in the workplace. Three hours.

  • GOL 4050 The Global Environment

    Credit Hours: 3

    The ubiquitous impact of globalization necessitates an awareness of the global environment. This survey course introduces characteristics of the global environment and strategies by which interact in a more complex context. Areas reviewed include perspectives on globalization, cross-cultural competencies, the role and impact of multi-national corporations, cross cultural factors, and case studies associated with global leadership, and global strategies. Three hours.

  • GOL 4300 The Dynamic Organization

    Credit Hours: 3

    The study of organizational development explores how companies must adapt to ever-changing internal and external environments in order to thrive in today’s economy. Change strategies and intervention processes will be studied so students can apply practical solutions to various organizational challenges in case histories and in their own workplaces. Leadership and teamwork will be explored in the context of organizational development. Three hours.

  • GOL 4350 Strategic Enterprise

    Credit Hours: 3

    This course will take us into a company boardroom. We will look together on how a company can move with a purpose together to achieve a desired outcome; that is Strategic Enterprise! During these five weeks we will deep dive from the initial boardroom desires to implementation by the organization. How does a business or company compete in the marketplace with or without a strategic plan? We will look at various aspects of a strategic planning as it relates to mission, vision, communication plan, desired outcomes, business competitive advantages, people impact, to name a few. We will look at public companies, discuss our own experience, and for our capstone project, pull together a full Strategic Plan together in a presentation format. So, put your thinking caps on, grab a chair in the boardroom, and let’s dig in! Three hours.

  • GOL 4600 Applied Research

    Credit Hours: 3

    This course introduces the student to specific research terminology and research fundamentals such as design, samplings, surveys, experiments, focus groups, and other qualitative & quantitative approaches, culminating in a student research project. Three hours.

  • GOL 4650 Personal Resource Management

    Credit Hours: 3

    This course is designed to equip students to explore the fundamentals of stewarding the resources God has given, specifically time, talent, and treasure.  The course includes an overview of budgeting, saving, investing, healthcare/insurance, staying out of debt, and what the Bible says about these topics.  Students will complete a personal action plan for how they will most effectively steward their time, talents and treasure. Three hours.

  • GOL 4700 Senior Seminar

    Credit Hours: 3

    This culmination experience will enable students to select individualized activities that demonstrate their practical managerial skills in the workplace. Three hours.

Tuition & Fees

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How much will I pay for this degree?
2020-21 Degree Completion Business Administration Program Tuition (per credit hour) $487
2020-21 Online Course Fee (per online class) $150

Financial Aid & Credit Transfer

Grace College is dedicated to helping students from all financial backgrounds achieve their dream of obtaining a quality education.

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How to Apply

In order to be considered for enrollment in a Bachelor’s program at Grace, you must fulfill certain admission requirements. Below is a list of the requirements for the program.

  • 60 prior college credit hours (some life and career experiences may be substituted for credit hours)
  • Minimum 2.0 GPA
  • Complete the application process

We recommend that you apply for admission at least one month before the next entry term. Students applying after the deadline are considered on a space available basis. It is best to apply early!

Step 1: Online Application

After all parts of your application have been completed and received in our enrollment office, your application will be reviewed by the Admissions Committee.

Step 2: Transcript Request

Request official transcripts from ALL postsecondary institutions that you have attended. The transcripts must come directly from the school. Transcripts should be sent to admissions@grace.edu.

Step 3: Acceptance Process

When all of the steps have been completed, you will be advised of the Admissions Committee’s decision. The Admissions Committee may request that you submit additional materials and/or that you interview with a representative of the College.

Step 4: Enrollment Deposit

Upon acceptance, submit your $100 Enrollment Deposit to accept your offer of admission. Your $100 deposit will be credited to your student account. Welcome to the Grace College community!

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Unlocked Opportunities

New careers are within your grasp.

Management Trainee

Average Salary (2018) $42,000

Human Resources Specialist

Average Salary (2018) $59,000

Wholesale Manufacturing Sales Representatives

Average Salary (2018) $61,000

Public Relations Specialist

Average Salary (2018) $58,000

Market Research Analysts

Average Salary (2018) $63,000

Product Manager

Average Salary (2018) $74,000

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Unlocking paths to pursue your goals

Furthering Your Career in the MBA

Upon graduation, you will be eligible for consideration into the Master of Business Administration graduate degree program. The Grace College MBA program is constructed and courses are delivered with an intentionally applied emphasis. Consistent with learning-by-doing, course assignments allow students to use course concepts in their current employment setting. This allows students to quickly develop an initial proficiency with the concepts being covered. It also allows students to demonstrate to their employers the value-added nature of the program.

“I was really excited when Grace offered the degree completion program, and working with a lot of other people who were doing the same thing as me.”

Dee Anna Muraski - Associate Director of Internships