Business Administration Degree

Be a transformational leader

Whatever your career goals may be, well-developed Christ-centered leadership skills will bring you success in business, management, and organizational planning.

In today’s efficiency-driven business environment, the ability to lead people and manage resources is increasingly important.

Warner Pacific’s Business Administration Major will give you effective management techniques and strategic planning skills to excel.

As a small, private Christian college, our Business professors offer up-to-date instruction using real world examples from around the corner in Portland or across the globe.

Warner Pacific’s Business Department will:

  • Challenge you to be a strategic and critical thinker
  • Inspire leadership and team-oriented capabilities in you
  • Open doors for internships with businesses in Portland
  • Provide opportunities to use your knowledge for the betterment of others through community service projects
  • Present business theories with a Christian basis
  • Offer opportunities for leadership through Enactus, Warner Pacific’s largest club
  • Give you plenty of face time with faculty in our small classes


Part 1: General Education Core Courses
(See Core Studies Requirements)

Part 2: Business Administration Core Courses
(See Business Core Courses)

Part 3: Required Courses for Management/Leadership: 18 credits: 18 upper division credits in residence.

BUS 342Marketing Management3
BUS 353Operations Management3
BUS 364Corporate Finance3
BUS/PSY 321Organizational Behavior3
BUS 450Strategic Management3
SE 311Entrepreneurial Leadership within an Urban Context3
Required Courses for General Business Emphasis: 12 credits: 12 upper division credits in residence.
BUS 353Operations Management3
BUS/PSY 321Organizational Behavior3
BUS 340Strategic Management3
One or more electives
BUS 342Marketing Management3
BUS 364Corporate Finance3
SE 311Entrepreneurial Leadership in an Urban Context3
Required Courses for Accounting: 24 credits: 24 upper division credits in residence.
BUS 311Intermediate Accounting I3
BUS 312Intermediate Accounting II3
BUS 314Cost Accounting3
BUS 411Advanced Accounting3
BUS 412Introduction to Taxation3
BUS 332Auditing3
BUS 335Accounting Information Systems3
One or more electives:
BUS 331Non-profit accounting3
BUS 490Accounting Topics1-3
BUS 413Advanced Taxation3
BUS 415VITA/Tax Volunteer3

Program Objectives:

On successful completion of the courses required for the Management/Leadership emphasis, graduates will be able to demonstrate:

  • All of the knowledge, skills, and abilities demonstrated above within the core course requirements.
  • Effective leadership and team-oriented capabilities.
  • Proficiency in the basic theories associated with Management/Leadership, such as Organizational Theory, Operations Management, Marketing Management, Corporate Finance, Leadership, and Strategic Management.
  • The ability to integrate and apply their learning in complex projects and assignments that may include: research, collaborative projects, and or field assignments.

(Updated August 2016)