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The Global Business concentration will help you understand global business management and apply principles of globalization to your work.

You need to have 60 credits to start this program. Your enrollment counselor can help you explore your options for obtaining credits, including taking courses in our associate degree programs.

Face to Face

Evening

You'll meet during the evening on campus.

Location: St. Paul

Start Dates: Courses start every 6 weeks. Contact your enrollment counselor for details.

Online

Fully Online

You'll complete 100% of your coursework online.

Location: Online

Start Dates: Courses start every 6 weeks. Contact your enrollment counselor for details.

Blended

Partially Online

Courses will be a mix of online and face to face sessions. You'll complete over half of your coursework at one of our convenient locations.

Location: St. Paul

Start Dates: Courses start every 6 weeks. Contact your enrollment counselor for details.

Total Credits

51

Finish in as Few as

16-21 months

Courses

  • Financial Accounting for Managers (ACCT400)

    Introduction to financial accounting concepts as the language of business. Financial decision-making using key ratios and financial statements. Managerial understanding of principles of stewardship and ethical issues found in accounting.

    3 credits

  • Foundations of Business Management (BUSN301)

    Analysis of key managerial functions, management and leadership in a business environment. Identification of the global, political, legal, sociocultural and demographic environments of business. Explanation of how mental, emotional, and spiritual characteristics result in purposeful leadership and management. Application of theories of organizational behavior to management and leadership in a business environment. Application of management decision making models in a business environment.

    3 credits

  • Human Resource Management (BUSN302)

    Analysis of the changing nature of Human Resource Management. Identification of the laws of employment practice. Application of the recruitment and selection process. Analysis of how organizations link compensation and performance management. Assessment of the training methods for managing talent, improving employee performance, and integrating culture and diversity. Identification of negotiating strategies. Analysis of the ethical issues faced by Human Resource Management professionals from a Christian or personal perspective.

    3 credits

  • Strategic Management and Planning (BUSN308)

    Strategic management and planning as applied to business organizations. Applies key principles of strategy to business problems, analyzes internal and external factors that affect strategic planning and management, and applies strategic planning models to historical and current business problems. Implementation and execution of business strategy is also discussed.

    3 credits

  • Global Management and Leadership (BUSN310)

    Equip managers and leaders with a framework for understanding and formulating strategies to thrive in a global marketplace. Development of global managerial and leadership perspectives regarding business opportunities in global trade, global competition, modes of market entry, investment systems, power distance, communications, member cultures and other leader/manager challenges.

    3 credits

  • Marketing Fundamentals (BUSN323)

    Identification of the key elements of marketing including social media tools that influence marketing strategy. Application of the processes for analyzing, segmenting, pricing, branding and targeting customers in both consumer and business markets. Explanation of product development, the product life cycle, new products and line extensions. Description of promotional tactics and their influences on the marketing mix. Discussion of ethics and social responsibility in marketing from a Christian or personal perspective.

    3 credits

  • Intercultural Business Comm. (BUSN330)

    Explanation of how cultural differences affect business strategy and relationships. Exploration of the primary differences, benefits and challenges of communication practices of different cultures. Comparisons of communication styles between cultures. Comparison of ones individual culture to other cultures

    3 credits

  • Information Technology and Applications (BUSN360)

    Understand and use information technology and business applications software to solve business-related problems. Collaboration tools, social media tools, databases, and spreadsheets. Ethical issues with data and information management.

    3 credits

  • Survey of Microeconomics and Macroeconomics (BUSN405)

    Explores economic theories and tools and how they are applied to business. Investigates principles and concepts of microeconomics and macroeconomics.

    3 credits

  • Applied Ethical Decisions in Life and Business (BUSN425H)

    Application of business ethical theories to ethical dilemmas. Analysis of diverse perspectives regarding the basis for an ethical organization. Formulation of theoretically-based, ethical responses to a variety of ethical dilemmas. Examination of the influences that ethics and faith have on personal and professional decisions. Improvement of skills in presenting, developing, and supporting an ethical position both verbally and through writing.

    3 credits

  • Business Law (BUSN430)

    An introduction to the legal aspects and general structure of business dealings. Analysis of the relationships between contract law, law of sales, and consumer law. Exploration of the major types of business organizations, including sole proprietorships, partnerships, corporations, and limited liability companies, operating within the socio-economic arena of the marketplace. Evaluation of how advances in technology impact intellectual property, contract law, criminal law, and tort law. Exploration of ethical problems found in the legal and regulatory environment through the lens of a Christian or personal worldview.

    3 credits

  • Business Capstone (BUSN491)

    Solving a business problem for an organization that is based on the functional areas of business. Demonstration of effective business communication skills. Exploration of career options using a variety of career exploration tools. Demonstration of knowledge of the functional areas of business by taking a summative exam.

    3 credits

  • Experiencing Global Business (BUSN575)

    Experiencing a country's cultural, business, political, economic, and religious climate by traveling internationally on a Bethel-sponsored trip. Exploring international business through company visits, guest lectures, assignments, and reflections. Examining the strategies firms use to compete effectively in the global business environment. Includes some pre- and post-trip coursework.

    3 credits

  • Financial Management (FINA400)

    Identification and interpretation of various types of information provided by financial statements and used by both corporate managers and investors during the decision making process. Exploration of financing sources and costs and their impacts on financial decisions. Discernment in managerial finance using financial risk and rate of return measurements. Use of capital budgeting techniques to make data driven decisions. Discussion of biblical and ethical principles and their relationship to financial management decisions.

    3 credits

  • Global Finance (FINA450)

    Exploration of global trade and investment theories, the global monetary system, global capital markets, and exchange rates. Analysis of the implications of foreign policy and instruments on global finance. Integration of global corporate and social responsibility in relation to a Christian or personal worldview.

    3 credits

  • Business Mathematics and Statistics (MATH301)

    Study of mathematically based procedures, including analytical procedures, decision-making models, and statistics.

    3 credits

  • Management Information Systems (MIST320)

    Study of management information systems and various enterprise information system types. Explanation of security risks associated with information management systems. Application of Systems Development Lifecycle to real-world information management systems. Communication of business information through data and visualization. Examination of ethical issues in information management from a Christian or personal perspective.

    3 credits

  • CORE Courses

    A distinctive feature of Bethel's programs is our commitment to the development of the whole person. In addition to courses within a program, students explore personal values and faith formation in a hospitable environment that respects learning from one another's perspectives. Rather than teaching students what to think about Christianity, we teach students how to think about the Bible, Christian history, and personal faith.

    • Examining Crucial Questions (CORE330)

      Summary of the Christian biblical narrative. Identification of the roles of scripture, history, experience, and reason as they form convictions related to social and ethical issues. Examination of selected theological concepts using the Wesleyan Quadrilateral, as well as the application of those concepts to real life situations.

      3 credits

Program Accreditation

Bethel's Business Management program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP), a leading specialized accreditation association for business education.

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