California Baptist University

A study of the marketing functions, channels of distribution, selling, advertising, distribution, and marketing management for both retail and industrial businesses. (3 units; Fall/Spring & OPS)

This is an integrative study of senior management functions using advanced case analysis, focusing on general management and decision making. Topics include setting objectives; implementing, supporting, and controlling organization-wide policies; developing strategies to achieve objectives; setting standards for measuring performance; evaluating and reformulating policies in response to change; fulfilling leadership responsibilities. Prerequisites: BUS 303, 463, and MKT 333 or ENT 462. (3 units; Fall/Spring & OPS)

This course is the study of management theories and the functional concepts of leadership, planning, and decision making. Special emphasis is placed on quality issues, globalism, diversity, ethics, productivity, motivation, skill development, and human resource management. An emphasis on integrating biblical principles and leadership will also be studied. (3 units; Fall/Spring & OPS)

This course explores quantitative methods utilized in business decision-making, with an emphasis placed on problem solving and evaluation, as well s applications in marketing, finance, accounting, and operations. Topics may include decision analysis, linear programming, forecasting techniques, statistical process control, and inventory models. A project with practical problem solving is required. Prerequisite: BUS 315. (3 units; Fall/Spring & OPS)

This course covers the law of sales, employment, contracts, negotiable instruments, agency and partnerships, corporations, insurance, real and personal property, estates, and bankruptcy. (3 units; Fall/Spring & OPS)

This course emphasizes individual, interpersonal and intercultural communication concepts. Special emphasis is placed on the various functions of communication concepts in a business environment. (3 units; Fall/Spring)

An introduction to international business which will expose students to major international business issues, including international trade, cultures, economics, marketing and communication issues of multinational corporations. (3 units; Fall/Spring & OPS)

This course includes the assembling and presentation of statistical data, probability distributions, sampling techniques, and statistical analysis. A project with practical problem solving is required. Prerequisites: CIS 270, and MAT 115, 123 or higher or STA 144. (3 units; Fall/Spring & OPS)

This course provides an introduction to the principles of financial management. It includes an overview of financial management, financial analysis and control, capital investment decisions, raising funds and cost of capital, sources of long-term funds and cash management principles. Prerequisites: ACC 250 or 350, and CIS 270. (3 units; Fall/Spring & OPS)

This course will develop essential math and computer skills necessary to support the student's integration into the business program. Students will be introduced to the Microsoft Office suite application packages: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook. In addition, they will reinforce essential math skills that support upper division requirements and integrate with computer software applications. Students will be expected to demonstrate integration of the math and software skills by the end of the course. Prerequisite: MAT 115 or STA 144. (3 units; Fall/Spring & OPS)

In this course students learn to identify and apply effective management and leadership behaviors based on principles found in the Bible. This course will equip each student with skills in making biblically-informed choices in realistic business scenarios. (3 units; Fall/Spring)

This course offers a common sense approach to economics, covering basic economic laws and how they apply to our world and everyday life. The course focuses on the overall economy and economic theories that offer explanations for its fluctuations and changes. Also, the course is designed to give the student a sufficient grounding in the terminology, basic concepts, and issues of economics to stimulate interest in further study and provide background in business. (3 units; Fall/Spring & OPS)

This course studies economic behavior at the individual level. Topics include decision-making processes of households and firms, supply and demand, elasticity, and marginal analysis. Market structure and public policy are examined to evaluate their impact on economic welfare and the allocation of scarce resources. (3 units; Fall/Spring & OPS)

Introduces students to various business disciplines, provides an overview of each function’s role in an organization and explores the various career opportunities available within each of these disciplines. (3 units; Fall/Spring)

This course has an emphasis on managerial accounting involved with corporations, control accounting, and decision making. Prerequisite: ACC 250. (3 units; Fall/Spring & OPS)

An introduction to financial accounting, involving its basic structure, the accounting cycles for service and merchandising enterprises, assets, liabilities, and accounting systems. (3 units; Fall/Spring & OPS)

Concentration Courses (12 units)

 

Students must complete all requirements in one of the following concentrations:

  • Entrepreneurship

  • Family Business Management

  • Human Resources Management

  • Management

  • Real Estate Management

  • Social Entrepreneurship

  • Strategic Business Analysis and Insights

 

Entrepreneurship (12 units)

ENT357 Small Business Management

This is a practice-oriented course covering major facets of small business with special focus on starting, financing, marketing, operating, and leading the people in a small business. Special emphasis is given to entrepreneurship and small business development. (3 units; Fall/Spring)

ENT357-A
Herrity, Andrew C.
09/07/2021

TTh 3:45 PM – 5:15 PM

BUS 251

ENT357-C
Winter, Natalie A
09/07/2021

TTh 8:45 AM – 10:15 AM

BUS 204

ENT357-B
Gouveia, Nolan M.
09/07/2021

MWF 10:45 AM – 11:45 AM

BUS 203

ENT357-B
Winter, Natalie A
01/10/2022

TTh 8:45 AM – 10:15 AM

BUS 202

ENT357-A
Herrity, Andrew C.
01/10/2022

TTh 12:15 PM – 1:45 PM

BUS 202

ENT442 Opportunity and the Lean Startup

Students learn to recognize the difference between ideas and opportunities for the purpose of evaluating the likely commercial success of business concepts and ideas, using Lean Startup theory and experiments. The course is also suitable for non-business majors to learn how to evaluate an idea in their field or discipline as a potential entrepreneurial opportunity. (3 units; Fall/Spring)

ENT442-A
Gouveia, Nolan M.
09/07/2021

TTh 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM

BUS 251

ENT442-A
Gouveia, Nolan M.
01/10/2022

TTh 3:45 PM – 5:15 PM

BUS 250

ENT462 Entrepreneurial Bhvr and Ldrship

An examination of theory and practice regarding behavior and leadership in organizations that leads to excellent job performance with particular focus on entrepreneurs, entrepreneurial leaders, and job performance in entrepreneurial organizations. (3 units; Fall, odd years)

ENT462-A
Gouveia, Nolan M.
09/07/2021

TTh 12:15 PM – 1:45 PM

BUS 202

 
Entrepreneurship Elective Requirement

Complete 3 additional units from the following:

BUS374 Entrepreneurial Finance

An overview of financial principles as they apply to the entrepreneurial environment. Topics covered include an introduction to the financial environment for entrepreneurs, development of business & financial plans, organizing and financing a new venture, measuring and evaluating financial performance, obtaining financing, creating value, and structuring for growth. Additional topics will be included as applicable to the entrepreneurial environment. Prerequisite: BUS 303. (3 units; As offered)

BUS374-A
Gouveia, Nolan M.
01/10/2022

TTh 8:45 AM – 10:15 AM

BUS 250

BUS435 Leadership in Organizations

This course examines the basic concepts, theories, nature and practices of leadership and leadership behavior. A major assumption of the course content is that there is a difference between management and leadership, a difference succinctly characterized in the observation. "Lead people; manage things." An emphasis on integrating biblical principles and leadership will also be studied. Real-world applications are done through extensive case studies. Students completing this course for credit may not also earn credit for LDR 310. (3 units; Spring, even years)

BUS435-B
Vanderslice, Gaynell
01/10/2022

MWF 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM

BUS

BUS464 Family Business Management

The study of the unique issues faced by family owned and operated businesses. Theoretical foundations, differences between family and non-family firms, generational differences, succession, estate planning, family meetings, conflict management strategies, and boards of directors will be discussed. (3 units; Spring, odd years)

BUS464-A
Alderson, Keanon J.
01/10/2022

M 2:30 PM – 5:30 PM

BUS 204

BUS489 Business Practicum

Students will apply business knowledge to collaboratively complete a designated project for an outside organization. May be repeated for a maximum of six (6) units of credit. (1-3 units; As offered)

BUS491 Internship in Business

Under faculty supervision, the student will be assigned to a business or non-profit organization in an emphasis area (Business Technology, Marketing, Management). This is an opportunity for field experience in applying business principles. May be repeated for a total of six (6 units) Prerequisite: Permission of the Dean of the School of Business. (1-3 units; Fall/Spring/Summer)

ENT362 Social Entrepreneurship

This course defines and explores the growing practice of social entrepreneurship and its impact here in the United States and around the world. The focus is on applying business skills and knowledge in a way that creates social change. (3 units; Spring, even years)

ENT362-A
Gouveia, Nolan M.
01/10/2022

MWF 10:45 AM – 11:45 AM

BUS

 

 

Family Business Management ( 12 units)

BUS464 Family Business Management

The study of the unique issues faced by family owned and operated businesses. Theoretical foundations, differences between family and non-family firms, generational differences, succession, estate planning, family meetings, conflict management strategies, and boards of directors will be discussed. (3 units; Spring, odd years)

BUS464-A
Alderson, Keanon J.
01/10/2022

M 2:30 PM – 5:30 PM

BUS 204

ENT357 Small Business Management

This is a practice-oriented course covering major facets of small business with special focus on starting, financing, marketing, operating, and leading the people in a small business. Special emphasis is given to entrepreneurship and small business development. (3 units; Fall/Spring)

ENT357-A
Herrity, Andrew C.
09/07/2021

TTh 3:45 PM – 5:15 PM

BUS 251

ENT357-C
Winter, Natalie A
09/07/2021

TTh 8:45 AM – 10:15 AM

BUS 204

ENT357-B
Gouveia, Nolan M.
09/07/2021

MWF 10:45 AM – 11:45 AM

BUS 203

ENT357-B
Winter, Natalie A
01/10/2022

TTh 8:45 AM – 10:15 AM

BUS 202

ENT357-A
Herrity, Andrew C.
01/10/2022

TTh 12:15 PM – 1:45 PM

BUS 202

ENT462 Entrepreneurial Bhvr and Ldrship

An examination of theory and practice regarding behavior and leadership in organizations that leads to excellent job performance with particular focus on entrepreneurs, entrepreneurial leaders, and job performance in entrepreneurial organizations. (3 units; Fall, odd years)

ENT462-A
Gouveia, Nolan M.
09/07/2021

TTh 12:15 PM – 1:45 PM

BUS 202

LDR470 Group and Leadership

Effective groups and teams are critical in modern organizations, yet there are often dysfunctional dynamics and processes within the group. This course will provide the student with fundamental concepts relating to group dynamics, group decision making, and interpersonal conflict. Special attention will be paid to diversity in this class. Students will gain a better understanding of dynamics of group interaction in professional and social settings. Understanding the dynamics of small group interaction and having an understanding of some of the techniques for solving conflict and improving communication toward future benefits. This course will provide the platform necessary for the student to engage in accurate communication of ideas which can influence other behavior. (3 units; Fall, even years, & OPS)

  

 

Human Resources Management (12 units)

BUS343 Human Resource Management

This is a survey of the principles and practices involved in supervising employees and administering personnel programs. It includes the study of human resource planning; recruitment; selection; training and development; and compensation and benefits. (3 units; Spring & OPS)

BUS343-A
Board, Afarah
01/10/2022

MWF 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM

BUS

BUS457 Negotiation and Cnflct Resolutn

The course incorporates "real world" negotiation cases, practical bargaining tactics, as well as personal and interpersonal negotiation skills development. Students will complete several negotiation self-awareness instruments and develop a negotiation skills strategy. This course emphasizes the stages of negotiation, bargaining, power structure, and cultural differences at the individual, team, and organizational levels. The course emphasizes the various functions of negotiation theory, conflict resolution, and best practices across multiple industries, such as business, law, education, engineering, psychology, entertainment, and public administration. (3 units; Fall)

BUS457-A
Garcia, Stephen L.
12/13/2021

M 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM

BUS 250

LDR470 Group and Leadership

Effective groups and teams are critical in modern organizations, yet there are often dysfunctional dynamics and processes within the group. This course will provide the student with fundamental concepts relating to group dynamics, group decision making, and interpersonal conflict. Special attention will be paid to diversity in this class. Students will gain a better understanding of dynamics of group interaction in professional and social settings. Understanding the dynamics of small group interaction and having an understanding of some of the techniques for solving conflict and improving communication toward future benefits. This course will provide the platform necessary for the student to engage in accurate communication of ideas which can influence other behavior. (3 units; Fall, even years, & OPS)

PSY388 Industrl and Organztl Psychology

This course is designed to provide an introduction to the field of Industrial and Organizational Psychology. Building upon introductory psychology and business principles, special emphasis is placed on understanding people and systems within the context of work. Employee motivation, leadership development, and change management are key areas explored in this course. Attention is also given to a critical examination, from a Christian worldview, of systemic justice issues in the workplace. (3 units; Spring)

PSY388-A
STAFF, STAFF
01/10/2022

TTh 12:15 PM – 1:45 PM

Building 36 36A2

 

 

Management (12 units)

BUS343 Human Resource Management

This is a survey of the principles and practices involved in supervising employees and administering personnel programs. It includes the study of human resource planning; recruitment; selection; training and development; and compensation and benefits. (3 units; Spring & OPS)

BUS343-A
Board, Afarah
01/10/2022

MWF 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM

BUS

ENT357 Small Business Management

This is a practice-oriented course covering major facets of small business with special focus on starting, financing, marketing, operating, and leading the people in a small business. Special emphasis is given to entrepreneurship and small business development. (3 units; Fall/Spring)

ENT357-A
Herrity, Andrew C.
09/07/2021

TTh 3:45 PM – 5:15 PM

BUS 251

ENT357-C
Winter, Natalie A
09/07/2021

TTh 8:45 AM – 10:15 AM

BUS 204

ENT357-B
Gouveia, Nolan M.
09/07/2021

MWF 10:45 AM – 11:45 AM

BUS 203

ENT357-B
Winter, Natalie A
01/10/2022

TTh 8:45 AM – 10:15 AM

BUS 202

ENT357-A
Herrity, Andrew C.
01/10/2022

TTh 12:15 PM – 1:45 PM

BUS 202

 

Management Elective Requirement

Complete 3 units from the following:

BUS435 Leadership in Organizations

This course examines the basic concepts, theories, nature and practices of leadership and leadership behavior. A major assumption of the course content is that there is a difference between management and leadership, a difference succinctly characterized in the observation. "Lead people; manage things." An emphasis on integrating biblical principles and leadership will also be studied. Real-world applications are done through extensive case studies. Students completing this course for credit may not also earn credit for LDR 310. (3 units; Spring, even years)

BUS435-B
Vanderslice, Gaynell
01/10/2022

MWF 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM

BUS

BUS454 International Management

This course examines the role of the manager in the international management environment and explores the foundation of international management, the role of culture in managing internationally, and international organizational behavior issues with a focus on managing international risk and strategic planning in all areas of management. Prerequisite: BUS 334. (3 units; Spring)

BUS454-A
Weniger, Marc
01/10/2022

TTh 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM

BUS

BUS464 Family Business Management

The study of the unique issues faced by family owned and operated businesses. Theoretical foundations, differences between family and non-family firms, generational differences, succession, estate planning, family meetings, conflict management strategies, and boards of directors will be discussed. (3 units; Spring, odd years)

BUS464-A
Alderson, Keanon J.
01/10/2022

M 2:30 PM – 5:30 PM

BUS 204

BUS475 Project and Team Management

This course focuses both on general management theory and specific project and team practices useful in the rapidly shifting environment of technology. Particular emphasis is given to the range of diverse techniques required to meet the challenges of managing teams to the successful completion of technology projects in the contemporary workplace. A comprehensive project will be completed in a group setting using Project Management theory and techniques. (3 units; Fall, even years & OPS)

 

Management Additional Elective Requirement

Complete 3 additional units from the following:

BUS435 Leadership in Organizations

This course examines the basic concepts, theories, nature and practices of leadership and leadership behavior. A major assumption of the course content is that there is a difference between management and leadership, a difference succinctly characterized in the observation. "Lead people; manage things." An emphasis on integrating biblical principles and leadership will also be studied. Real-world applications are done through extensive case studies. Students completing this course for credit may not also earn credit for LDR 310. (3 units; Spring, even years)

BUS435-B
Vanderslice, Gaynell
01/10/2022

MWF 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM

BUS

BUS454 International Management

This course examines the role of the manager in the international management environment and explores the foundation of international management, the role of culture in managing internationally, and international organizational behavior issues with a focus on managing international risk and strategic planning in all areas of management. Prerequisite: BUS 334. (3 units; Spring)

BUS454-A
Weniger, Marc
01/10/2022

TTh 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM

BUS

BUS464 Family Business Management

The study of the unique issues faced by family owned and operated businesses. Theoretical foundations, differences between family and non-family firms, generational differences, succession, estate planning, family meetings, conflict management strategies, and boards of directors will be discussed. (3 units; Spring, odd years)

BUS464-A
Alderson, Keanon J.
01/10/2022

M 2:30 PM – 5:30 PM

BUS 204

BUS475 Project and Team Management

This course focuses both on general management theory and specific project and team practices useful in the rapidly shifting environment of technology. Particular emphasis is given to the range of diverse techniques required to meet the challenges of managing teams to the successful completion of technology projects in the contemporary workplace. A comprehensive project will be completed in a group setting using Project Management theory and techniques. (3 units; Fall, even years & OPS)

BUS489 Business Practicum

Students will apply business knowledge to collaboratively complete a designated project for an outside organization. May be repeated for a maximum of six (6) units of credit. (1-3 units; As offered)

BUS491 Internship in Business

Under faculty supervision, the student will be assigned to a business or non-profit organization in an emphasis area (Business Technology, Marketing, Management). This is an opportunity for field experience in applying business principles. May be repeated for a total of six (6 units) Prerequisite: Permission of the Dean of the School of Business. (1-3 units; Fall/Spring/Summer)

 

 

Real Estate Management (12 units)

REM301 Real Estate Principles

This introductory course will review real estate terminology, real estate law, real estate finance, mortgages, taxes, escrow, acquisition and transfer of real property, liens and encumbrances, leases, contracts, unlawful discrimination, agency, business principles, and ethics. (3 units; Fall)

REM301-A
Devlin, Nathan Keith
09/07/2021

M 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

BUS 203

REM336 Real Estate Practice

Subjects discussed in this course are the major topics of Law, Agency Issues, Contracts and Closings, Financing, Taxation, Leasing and other practical topics geared toward the successful practice of real estate. This course focuses on what it takes to succeed in the real estate business. Field work required. Prerequisite: REM 301. (3 units; Spring)

REM336-A
Devlin, Nathan Keith
01/10/2022

M 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

BUS

REM406 Real Estate Law

An examination of the fundamentals of real estate from a legal perspective. Topics include; contracts, real property rights and ownership, agency law, landlord and tenant rights, liens, encumbrances, land use, title, and real estate licensure laws. Prerequisite: REM 301. (3 units; Fall, even years)

REM436 Real Estate Finance

An intermediate finance course reviewing the role of finance in the real estate marketplace. Course topics include; residential and commercial mortgages, interest rates, appraisal, underwriting, income property and investment analysis, risk, valuation, taxation, the secondary mortgage market, and REITS. Prerequisite: REM 301. (3 units; Spring, odd years)

REM436-A
Maas, Jeff
01/10/2022

W 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

BUS 252

 

 

Social Entrepreneurship (12 units)

BUS363 Microfinance

This course examines microfinance as a business oriented tool to help alleviate global poverty so that sustainable,
systematic change might occur. Students will define and explore the growing practice of microfinance and its impact here
in the United States and around he world. Emphasis is on using microfinance tools, business strategies, and innovation to
address the social and economic problems. (3 units; Spring, odd years)

ENT362 Social Entrepreneurship

This course defines and explores the growing practice of social entrepreneurship and its impact here in the United States and around the world. The focus is on applying business skills and knowledge in a way that creates social change. (3 units; Spring, even years)

ENT362-A
Gouveia, Nolan M.
01/10/2022

MWF 10:45 AM – 11:45 AM

BUS

ENT442 Opportunity and the Lean Startup

Students learn to recognize the difference between ideas and opportunities for the purpose of evaluating the likely commercial success of business concepts and ideas, using Lean Startup theory and experiments. The course is also suitable for non-business majors to learn how to evaluate an idea in their field or discipline as a potential entrepreneurial opportunity. (3 units; Fall/Spring)

ENT442-A
Gouveia, Nolan M.
09/07/2021

TTh 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM

BUS 251

ENT442-A
Gouveia, Nolan M.
01/10/2022

TTh 3:45 PM – 5:15 PM

BUS 250

 

Social Entrepreneurship Elective Requirement

Complete 3 units from the following:

BUS489 Business Practicum

Students will apply business knowledge to collaboratively complete a designated project for an outside organization. May be repeated for a maximum of six (6) units of credit. (1-3 units; As offered)

BUS491 Internship in Business

Under faculty supervision, the student will be assigned to a business or non-profit organization in an emphasis area (Business Technology, Marketing, Management). This is an opportunity for field experience in applying business principles. May be repeated for a total of six (6 units) Prerequisite: Permission of the Dean of the School of Business. (1-3 units; Fall/Spring/Summer)

ICS375 Current Events and Movements

This course will examine current political, social, economic and human events in select areas of the world. Students will explore the global impact of these events and will address ways in which the Church can provide positive change. Prerequisite: Previous Biblical Studies coursework. (3 units; Fall/Spring)

ICS375-B
Stumpf, Amy R.
09/07/2021

MWF 10:45 AM – 11:45 AM

Yeager Center A110

ICS375-A
Stumpf, Amy R.
09/07/2021

TTh 12:15 PM – 1:45 PM

BUS 203

ICS375-B
Stumpf, Amy R.
01/10/2022

MWF 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM

Yeager Center A110

ICS375-A
Stumpf, Amy R.
01/10/2022

TTh 12:15 PM – 1:45 PM

Yeager Center A110

 

 

Strategic Business Analysis and Insights (12 units)

BUS380 Business Analytics Vsltn Stratgy

This course teaches strategies for visual analyses of business data to inform business strategies across a variety of industries. Students will learn how to create and interpret charts, graphs, infographics, interactive dashboards and communicate the visual insights to customers and employers. A variety of visualization tools will be used for practice and preparation for industry certifications, e.g. SAS, Tableau, GIS. Prerequisite: BEH 290, BUS 315, CJS 481, EGR 305, or STA 144. (3 units; Fall, odd years)

BUS381 Spatial Analytics in Business

This course trains students in developing spatial analyses for business decisions and strategy across a variety of industries, e.g. business, logistics, real estate, healthcare, marketing analytics, finance. Students will learn how to perform market and customer segmentation, identify patterns in consumer behavior and how they change over time, and others. This course prepares towards SAS, Tableau, GIS certification and is ideal for students who wish to have careers requiring analytics, strategy and/or consulting. Prerequisite: BEH 290, BUS 315, CJS 481, EGR 305, or STA 144. (3 units; Spring, even years)

BUS480 Business Models and Analytics

This course teaches business models to explore and predict specific applied business environments, e.g. customer retention, consumer decisions, sales forecasting, text analytics, etc. Concepts combine application of business models and strategy for marketing, finance, production, process, and managerial targets. This course is ideal for students who prepare for careers requiring analytics, strategy and/or consulting and prepares for industry certifications, e.g. SAS, Tableau, GIS. Prerequisite: BEH 290, BUS 315, CJS 481, EGR305, or STA 144. (3 units; Fall, even years)

BUS481 Design Thinking in Bus Analysis

This course teaches how to develop business analytics that improve customer experiences and meet employers' expectations. Students will learn design thinking strategies to identify hidden customer needs, define problems and opportunities, elicit and gather project requirements. They will then practice aligning these user needs with analytics models and tie them into a winning business strategy. This course is ideal for students who prepare for careers requiring analytics, strategy, and/or consulting for a variety of industries. Prerequisite: BEH 290, BUS 315, CJS 481, EGR 305, or STA 144. (3 units; Spring, odd years)