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Business Administration Major

Bethany’s business major provides opportunities to gain practical experience outside of the classroom through service learning and internships. Additionally, our size ensures your business education will be highly personal.

我们通过提供会计,财务,营销,管理和经济学彻底基础为学生准备在利润和非营利组织领导角色。你还将审查起到工作环境中的作用当前的伦理,社会,政治和经济挑战。

Alumni Profiles

Read stories from these past Business Administration majors:
Avis Van Zomeren

Avis Van Zomeren – Graduation Year 2017 – Business Administration Customer and Product Support Representative, John Deere, Moline, IL What

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Matt Holt
Matt Holt

Matt is a business administration major and communication minor who studied in Yiwu, China, for one month during the summer

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Business Administration Faculty

See also the Business Administration Department page.

Opportunities for the Bethany Business graduate

Here’s a sampling of potential careers for which this major can prepare you:
  • Loan officer
  • Business analyst
  • Financial service consultant
  • Audit analyst
  • Small business manager
  • Human resources manager
  • Insurance account executive
  • Public relations coordinator
  • Marketing analyst
  • Marketing program coordinator
  • Operations analyst
  • Merchandise buyer
  • Retail manager
  • Advertising account executive
  • Event manager
  • Public relations manager
  • Facilities manager
  • Project coordinator

Internships

除了给每个学生更好地了解自己的职业选择,在企业管理实习带领我们的学生获得宝贵的知识和只能在一个工作环境中获得的技能。这种实践经验是开始成功的职业生涯的第一步。这里有几个地方我们业务的学生实习:

Experiential Learning

The Business Administration major supplements traditional learning with valuable community work. Below are some recent activities that gave our students practical experience in the real world.

  • 一语道破一个咖啡厅在舍本,明尼苏达州。学生促进了比赛,与城市,以前的业主的工作,并采访了当地群众。学生然后收集应用程序,审查他们,并邀请四个面试。从那里的学生提出了一项建议,以以前的主人在其申请人选择。学生们还与密切合作 Riverbend Center for Entrepreneurial Center (RCEF) on this project.
  • Planned, promoted, and hosted a seminar on trade with Russia. Two people from Russia, as well as three business professionals from the Twin Cities, spoke on trade and IP issues.
  • Planned and hosted the first hall of fame banquet for the local softball association. Also created a silent auction that raised more than $1,000.
  • Worked with the Minnesota Vikings to help with setup of the 2013 Draft Party as well as coordinate autograph sessions and other activities.
  • Planned and conducted an event at the Minnesota Vikings Family Football Day in which they shot video of participants announcing a broadcast for a Vikings game.
  • Worked with the Mankato School District, The Entrepreneurial Center, and Frozen Yogurt Creations to promote Bethany Lutheran College, video production, and entrepreneurship at a career fair for junior high students.
  • Worked with Minnesota Valley Action Council to conduct projects in support of the non-profit mission: a clothing drive, a fundraiser with Pizza Ranch, selling apple pies at Hy-Vee, and a marketing drive with a local radio station.
  • Individually completed a 10-15-page Strengths, Weakness, Opportunities, and Threats (SWOT) Analysis of a business by interviewing a company owner or executive.
  • 在制作工作室从东高中伯大尼媒体的学生和学生创作的营销短视频。项目包括对本地企业的营销和研究:安吉的kettlecorn,幸运的爆米花敷料,弯曲的河流旅行用品。

For more business activities, check out the Bethany Business Club!

Major Requirements

学生可以定制业务主要通过在一个或多个以下几个方面选择重点,以补充自己的特长和兴趣:金融,市场研究,消费者市场营销,公共关系,市场营销管理,人力资源,还是体育总局。

The business faculty assists students in developing critical, analytical, interpersonal, and professional skills as they prepare to be contributing men and women in organizations and in society.

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Please see the Program Requirements Disclaimer when planning your coursework.

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Mission Statement

伯大尼的工商管理专业的学生准备通过文科和全面的商业研究在利润和非营利组织领导角色。主要发展批判性思维,沟通,并通过基础和先进的经营研究学科能力;置身于目前的伦理,社会,政治和经济挑战;和体验式学习的机会。主要强调时间,人才,珍惜的基督教领导为他人服务工作,教会和社区。

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Students can demonstrate knowledge of basic definitions, concepts and relationships in the core areas of management, marketing and finance.
  • Students can synthesize and evaluate information to make core business decisions.
  • When faced with personal and professional decisions, students can demonstrate use of Christian principles.
  • Each student can use team building and collaborative behaviors to accomplish group tasks.
  • Each student can summarize a complex issue into a coherent written statement or oral presentation.
  • Each student can apply business software applications to report writing, data analysis and presentation.
  • Each student can identify global issues and evaluate multiple viewpoints.

Entry into the Major

Pre-major courses:

Core Requirements

Required lower division courses:

Required upper division courses:

Major Electives

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Internship/Practicum

Optional experience (1–9) credits:

Area of Emphasis

General Business Administration

Finance

Marketing Research

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PR/Marketing Promotion

Marketing Management

Human Resources/Organizational Development

Management

Sport Management

Additional Business Courses

Business Administration Minor

Students interested in Business Administration but who do not wish to complete the major requirements may opt for a Business Administration Minor instead.

A minor in business administration requires:

Two of:

One of:

Choose two electives, one of which must be upper division:

Riverbend Center for Entrepreneurial Facilitation

The Riverbend Center for Entrepreneurial Facilitation (RCEF)位于伯大尼路德大学校园。乡村教育促进会是一个非营利性的企业家和企业发展的组织,区域创业和创办的企业提供了一个一对一的业务咨询服务。免费服务包括:需求,目标和业务评估;商业计划书撰写/发展;可行性研究;销售和营销计划;市场调查;启动和扩大援助;财务分析;策略计划;和专业的管理咨询。此外,他们还指导企业培训课程并从事许多企业家关注的项目和活动,支持和带来价值的社会。该组织还相互作用,对在不同专业的学生跨校园培育的校园BLC施加的学习机会,项目鼓励学生和教师。对乡村教育促进会您可致电(507)344-7897或布莱恩stading更多信息 bryan@rcef.net.

Taylor Leadership Institute

泰勒领导力学院旨在通过三年综合证书课程开发领袖。这一计划将加强你的领导能力和社区意识,通过建立领导理论和研究的课程,你准备在大学校园里,毕业后担任领导职务。这个方案的优点是,它会连接到社区领袖。通过这种方式,您将亲眼目睹的技能和成功的领导者的属性。

Sophomore Year

  • Students enroll in BUSN410 Leadership and Organizational Change, a three credit course in the spring semester. This course establishes leadership theory and self-awareness of students’ leadership traits and abilities.
  • Students will participate in at least two outside leadership development activities.

Junior Year

  • 参加泰勒公司领导音箱系列(开放伯大尼社区)。 SLI学生计划和组织扬声器系列开发项目管理技能,同时发展与发言者和社区成员关系的工作。
  • Students will participate in a ropes course and other team-building activities.
  • Students will conduct leadership research with local companies.
  • Students will participate in leadership activities with faculty and staff.

Senior Year

  • 学生参与电子商务领袖,一个指导方案,其中,伯大尼的学生在学生感兴趣的领域与泰勒公司的领导层以及其他社区领袖合作。学生和导师将制定通过电子邮件侧重于领导和帮助学生对自己的职业生涯做准备的关系。一年四季,领导和业务的格伦·泰勒椅子就会发出提示,为学生和导师给对方回应。
  • Students attend the Leader to Leader Trip, attending Greater Mankato Day at the State Capital to interact with state and local government leaders. The two-day trip will also include visits with alumni leaders.
  • Students assist with recruiting the new Leadership Institute class and other activities on campus.

Schedule subject to change

Topics Include:

Leading through Vocation: 我是如何服务他人?如何为领导服务的一种形式?我能成为领导者?这些问题将探讨发展之神如何呈现出不同的任务,其中一些需要我们通过不同类型的领导角色来为他人服务的理解。

Challenges of Leadership: Each of us has unique, God-given talents. Learn to understand what your talents are, and to appreciate the talents of others, through a developmental assessment, discussion, and personal development activities.

Leading through Service: Ultimately, the leader’s role is one of Christian service to others. Participants will explore opportunities on campus, at church, and in the community to serve in leadership roles.

Leading through Advocacy: 我们作为基督徒和公民的角色将在这两天会议进行探讨。参与者将与地方和国家政府领导人会晤,并为了获得政府的运作方式和宣传的理解前往明尼苏达州议会大厦。

The Ethics of Leadership: How are Christians to live in this world? What are faith fruits? Leaders are often challenged with decisions about right and wrong. An understanding of the limits and boundaries can help leaders with these difficult decisions.

Communicating to Influence: In order to develop and meet goals, gain the support of others, and work well in team settings, leaders must be good communicators.

Next Steps

Can you picture yourself as a business student at Bethany? We’d love to get to know you! Learn more about becoming a Bethany student, or schedule your campus visit!