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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
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
Select one of the following: 3 hours
  BUS 222 Principles of Accounting II
  BUS 223 Managerial Accounting and Analysis (recommend for non-accounting students)
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
Emphasis
Select one emphasis from the following. 12-14 hours
Total Hours 58-60 hours
* CIS 112 is a required prerequisite if computer proficiency is not met.
** Students with an ACT of under 22 should take MA 117, MA 118, or MA 120 prior to attempting MA 285X.  MA 285X may be used for general education credit in Mathematics with an ACT of 22 or greater (520 on SAT). Student must have a C- or better for this course to count toward a Business major.
ACCOUNTING EMPHASIS
Required Course for Business Core
BUS222 Principles of Accounting II 3 hours
Required Accounting Courses
BUS 321 Financial Reporting I 3 hours
BUS 322 Financial Reporting II 3 hours
BUS 323 Individual Income Taxation 3 hours
BUS 326 Cost Accounting 3 hours
BUS 423 Management Information Systems 3 hours
Total Hours 18 hours
ACCOUNTING EMPHASIS WITH CPA READINESS TRACK
Required Course for Business Core
BUS 222 Principles of Accounting II 3 hours
Required Accounting Courses
BUS 321 Financial Reporting I 3 hours
BUS 322 Financial Reporting II 3 hours
BUS 323 Individual Income Taxation 3 hours
BUS 326 Cost Accounting 3 hours
BUS 423 Management Information Systems 3 hours
Additional Requirements for Students Completing the CPA Readiness Track
BUS 327 Theory and Practice of Auditing 3 hours
BUS 425 Accounting Research and Analysis 2 hours
Select 4 credit hours from the following: 4 hours
  BUS 325 Accounting for Business Combinations and Consolidations
  BUS 421 Corporation Taxation
  BUS 422 Not-for-Profit Accounting
Highly Recommended (for students preparing for the CPA exam):
   BUS 325 Accounting for Business Combinations and Consolidations
  BUS 327 Theory and Practice of Auditing
  BUS 421 Corporation Taxation
  BUS 422 Not-for-Profit Accounting
Total Hours 27 hours
ENTREPRENEURSHIP EMPHASIS
BUS 390 Entrepreneurship and New Venture Creation 3 hours
BUS 391 Entrepreneurial Accounting and Finance 3 hours
Choose two of the following: 6 hours
  BUS 310 Personal Finance
  BUS 323 Individual Income Taxation
  BUS 333 Sales Principles and Practices
  BUS 423 Management Information Systems
Total Hours 12 hours
GENERAL BUSINESS EMPHASIS
BUS 310 Personal Finance 3 hours
Select three other upper-division business courses (BUS 3xx or BUS 4xx) 9 hours
Total Hours 12 hours
HUMAN RESOURCES EMPHASIS
BUS 346 Organizational Behavior 3 hours
BUS 352 Compensation and Benefits 3 hours
Choose at least two of the following: 6 hours
  BUS 353 Management of Change
  PSY 305 Organizational Psychology
  PSY 355 Group Dynamics
  PSY 220
OR
COM 332
Interpersonal Skills Training
OR
Interpersonal Communication
Total Hours 12 hours
MANAGEMENT EMPHASIS 
BUS 346 Organizational Behavior 3 hours
BUS 353 Management of Change 3 hours
Choose at least two of the following: 6 hours
  LR 173
and
LR 174
Emerging Leadership I
and Emerging Leadership II
  BUS 310 Personal Finance
  BUS 319 Investments
  BUS 333 Sales Principles and Practices
  BUS 334 Advertising
  BUS 423 Management Information Systems
  BUS 433 Marketing Strategy
  LR 378X Servant Leadership
  PSY 220
OR
COM 332
Interpersonal Skills Training
OR
Interpersonal Communication
  PSY 305 Organizational Psychology
Total Hours 12 hours
MARKETING EMPHASIS
BUS 433 Marketing Strategy 3 hours
Choose at least three of the following: 9 hours
  BUS 331 Consumer Behavior
  BUS 333 Sales Principles and Practices
  BUS 334 Advertising
  BUS 388 Digital Analytics
  COM 140 Introduction to Public Relations
  COM 281 Social and Interactive Media Strategies
  COM 334 Group and Organizational Communication
  GPH 271 Introduction to Web Design
Total Hours 12 hours
NONPROFIT MANAGEMENT EMPHASIS
(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: 6 hours
  BUS 333 Sales Principles and Practices
  BUS 346 Organizational Behavior
  BUS 353 Management of Change
  BUS 423 Management Information Systems
  COM 281 Social and Interactive Media Strategies
  CM 172 Introduction to Ministry
  CM 260 Introduction to Intercultural Ministries
Total Hours 12 hours
SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP EMPHASIS
BUS 373X
OR
BUS 391
Nonprofit Financial Management
OR
Entrepreneurial Accounting and Finance
3 hours
BUS 392 Social Entrepreneurship 3 hours
Choose at least two of the following depending upon your area of social interest: 6 hours
  BUS 333 Sales Principles and Practices
  BUS 353 Management of Change
  BUS 372X Nonprofit Management
  BUS 423 Management Information System
  CM 172 Introduction to Ministry
  CM 260 Introduction to Intercultural Ministries
  CM 342 Relational Skills for Ministry
  COM 281 Social and Interactive Media Strategies
Total Hours 12 hours