College of Business Administration

Richard S. Lytle, Dean
Monty Lynn, Associate Dean
Tim Johnston, Assistant Dean

ACU Box 29303
Abilene, Texas 79699-9303
Mabee Business Building, Room 140

Phone: 325-674-2245
Fax: 325-674-2564
Email: rick.lytle@coba.acu.edu
Web: www.acu.edu/coba 

The mission of the College of Business Administration is to glorify God by creating a distinctively Christian environment in which excellent teaching, combined with scholarship, promotes the intellectual, personal and spiritual growth of business students, and educates them for Christian service and leadership throughout the world.

The college’s business programs are accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International), the premier accrediting agency of collegiate business schools worldwide.

The college contains two business academic units:

  • The Department of Accounting and Finance offers the:
    • Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree with majors in:
      • Accounting
      • Financial Management
    • Master of Accountancy (MAcc) described in the Graduate School section of the catalog.
  • The Department of Management Sciences offers the:
    • Bachelor of Business Administration degree with majors in:
      • Information Systems
      • Management
      • Marketing
    • These concentrations are available to any business major or minor:
      • Business Intelligence
      • Business Leadership
      • Business Process Management
      • Entrepreneurship and Philanthropy
      • Human Resource Management
      • International Business
    • Minors to majors outside of business in:
      • Business Administration

The college also contains a technology and computing unit:

  • The School of Information Technology and Computing offers the:
    • Bachelor of Science (BS) degree with majors in:
      • Computer Science - available concentrations include:
        • Computing Theory
        • Software Engineering
      • Computer Science and Math 8-12 Teacher Certification
      • Digital Entertainment Technology
      • Information Technology
    • Minors in:
      • Computer Science
      • Digital Entertainment Technology
      • Information Technology

See the School of Information Technology and Computing section for additional undergraduate program information.

 

Bachelor of Business Administration

Learning Goals

The Bachelor of Business Administration consists of three, interwoven curricula: The liberal arts core, foundational business content, and specialized knowledge relevant to the major. The learning goals of the major are to:

  • Apply Christian principles in evaluating issues and making moral/ethical decisions.
  • Demonstrate broad, integrated knowledge and skills in core business disciplines and the business context.
  • Demonstrate critical thinking, communication, technical and career preparation skills appropriate for business professionals.
  • Lead and participate effectively in diverse team environments.
  • Understand the global business environment.
  • Understand the entrepreneurial process.

Admission Requirements

Admission to the business school is required before pre-business and undecided majors can enroll in upper-level business courses. Admission occurs upon:

  • Successful completion of a spreadsheet competency test

And one of the following:

  • Entering ACU with an SAT (critical reading and math) score of 1210 or higher or an ACT (composite) score of 27 or higher.
  • Completing 42 ACU and/or transfer credit hours with a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 or higher.

Once admitted, if a student’s GPA drops below 2.5, the student will be reverted to preadmission status. Students who have the preadmission designation, as well as students who are undecided, may repeat business courses within the college but may not progress to additional 300-level or higher business courses until the GPA requirement is met.

Other Requirements

The following policies apply to all students working toward a Bachelor of Business Administration:

  • Grades: A student must earn a grade of “C” or better in each course taken within the college.
  • Repeating courses: No course offered by the college may be taken more than three times.
  • Transfer Credit: At least 50 percent of the credit hours in business must be completed at ACU.

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