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Be a dynamic leader.

The business world is changing daily. Whether you are interested in marketing products, starting your own business, or becoming a skilled leader, we will prepare you to enter the workforce. Emphasize in anything from Ministry and Nonprofit Management to Social Entrepreneurship and be ready to make a difference in the world. You will leave Trinity fully equipped with the everything needed to stand out in the crowd.

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COURSEWORK

Requirements total 58 hours for the Accounting, Human Resources, Management, Marketing, Nonprofit and Ministry management, and General Business emphases, and 60 hours for the Organizational Leadership emphasis. Of the above totals, 46 hours are a Business Core (required courses). All Business Majors must demonstrate proficiency in algebra and in general computer skills. You’ll take interesting courses such as:

  • Survey of International Business
  • Leadership Dynamics
  • Advertising

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CAREERS & INTERNSHIPS

As a school situated just north of Chicago, we have formed relationships with many of the thriving businesses that call this city home. You will be required to complete a professional internship that will not only build your resume, but also give you an advantage over many business graduates from other schools as you hit the job market following graduation.

Career Objectives Include:

Course Title Credits
Business Core (46 hours)
BUS 111 Principles of Management 3 hours
BUS 113 Principles of Marketing 3 hours
BUS 115 Human Resources Management 3 hours
BUS 181 Survey of International Business 3 hours
BUS 201 Introduction to Business Law 3 hours
BUS 207 Microeconomics 3 hours
BUS 208 Macroeconomics 3 hours
BUS 221 Principles of Accounting I 3 hours
BUS 222 Principles of Accounting II 3 hours
BUS 411 Financial Management** 3 hours
BUS 440 Seminar in Management Policy 3 hours
BUS 445 Management Internship 3 hours
BUS 490 Seminar in Business and Management Ethics 3 hours
ENG 210X Business Communication 3 hours
MA 285X Statistics* 4 hours
*MA 120 is a required prerequisite if algebra proficiency not met.
**CIS 100 is a required prerequisite if computer skills proficiency not met.
Emphases (Choose one):
Accounting Emphasis (12 hours)
BUS 321 Intermediate Accounting I 3 hours
BUS 322 Intermediate Accounting II 3 hours
BUS 323 Individual Income Taxation 3 hours
BUS 424 Management Science 3 hours
Highly Recommended (for students preparing for the CPA exam):
BUS 324 Corporation and Partnership Taxation 3 hours
BUS 325 Advanced Accounting 3 hours
BUS 326 Cost Accounting 3 hours
BUS 327 Theory and Practice of Auditing 3 hours
Entrepreneurship Emphasis (12 hours)
BUS 390 Entrepreneurship and New Venture Creation 3 hours
BUS 391 Entrepreneurial Accounting and Finance 3 hours
Choose two of the following:
BUS 310 Personal Finance 3 hours
BUS 333 Sales Principles and Practices 3 hours
BUS 323 Individual Income Taxation 3 hours
BUS 334 Advertising 3 hours
BUS 351 Organizational Development 3 hours
General Business Emphasis (12 hours)
BUS 310 Topics in Management: Personal Finance 3 hours
Select three other upper-division business courses (BUS 3xx or BUS 4xx) 9 hours
Human Resources Emphasis (12 hours)
BUS 351 Organizational Development 3 hours
BUS 352 Compensation and Benefits 3 hours
Choose at least two of the following:
BUS 170X Leadership Dynamics 3 hours
BUS 353 Management of Change and Strategic Planning 3 hours
BUS 305 Organizational Psychology 3 hours
BUS 355 Group Dynamics 3 hours
BUS 220 Interpersonal Skills Training – or –
COM 332 Interpersonal Communication 3 hours
Management Emphasis (12 hours)
BUS 351 Organizational Development 3 hours
BUS 353 Management of Change and Strategic Planning 3 hours
Choose at least two of the following:
BUS 170X Leadership Dynamics 3 hours
BUS 310 Personal Finance 3 hours
BUS 319 Investments 3 hours
BUS 323 Individual Income Taxation 3 hours
BUS 333 Sales Principles and Practices 3 hours
BUS 334 Advertising 3 hours
BUS 424 Management Science 3 hours
BUS 433 Concepts in Advanced Marketing 3 hours
PSY 220 Interpersonal Skills Training – or –
COM 332 Interpersonal Communication 3 hours
PSY 305 Organizational Psychology 3 hours
Marketing Emphasis (12 hours)
BUS 433 Concept in Advanced Marketing 3 hours
Choose at least three of the following:
BUS 333 Sales Principles and Practices 3 hours
BUS 334 Advertising 3 hours
COM 140 Introduction to Public Relations 3 hours
COM 334 Group and Organizational Communication 3 hours
Ministry and Nonprofit Management Emphasis (12 hours)
(for students preparing for management within nonprofit social services or church-related organizations)
BUS 372X Nonprofit Management 3 hours
BUS 373X Nonprofit Financial Management 3 hours
Choose at least two of the following:
BUS 303 Topics in Management 3 hours
BUS 333 Sales Principles and Practices 3 hours
BUS 351 Organizational Development 3 hours
BUS 353 Management of Change and Strategic Planning 3 hours
CM 172 Introduction to Ministry 3 hours
CM 260 Introduction to Intercultural Ministries 3 hours
Organizational Leadership Emphasis (18 hours)
The Organizational Leadership Emphasis (OLE) is a Business Major emphasis shared with the Psychology Major and has the same purpose and philosophy as described in the Organizational Leadership Minor (OLM)
BUS 170X Leadership Dynamics 3 hours
PSY 220 Interpersonal Skills Training 3 hours
BUS 378X Servant Leadership 3 hours
PSY 420X Advanced Interpersonal Skills Training 3 hours
BUS 470X Leadership Dynamics Practicum 3-4 hours
BUS 470X counts toward BUS core and replaces BUS 445 for those who complete the Organizational Leadership Emphasis
Select one:
BUS 351 Organizational Development 3 hours
PSY 305 Organizational Psychology 3 hours
Social Entrepreneurship Emphasis (12 hours)
BUS 390 Entrepreneurship and New Venture Creation 3 hours
BUS 392 Social Entrepreneurship 3 hours
Choose at least one of the following depending upon your area of social interest:
BUS 372X Nonprofit Management 3 hours
BE 474X Introduction to Bioethics 3 hours
BI 453 Seminar in Discipleship and Justice (with permission) 3 hours
CM 172 Introduction to Ministry 3 hours
CM 260 Introduction to Intercultural Ministries 3 hours
CM 315 Principles of Family Ministry (with permission) 3 hours
CM 320 Principles of Ministry Programming (with permission) 3 hours
CM 342 Relational Skills for Ministry (with permission 3 hours
HPW 333 Adventure Education 3 hours
HPW 334 Management of Sport and Wellness 3 hours
HPW 462 School and Community Health 3 hours
IDS 200 Law, Justice, and Culture 3 hours
MUE 332 Methods and Theory of Music Drama Production 3 hours
MUE 432X Choral Conducting Methods and Literature (with permission) 3 hours
MUW 437X Music in Worship (with permission) 3 hours
PSY 228X Sport and Wellness Psychology 3 hours
PSY 360X Introduction to Social Work 3 hours
SOC 221 Marriage and the Family 3 hours
SOC 324 Criminology 3 hours