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Bachelor of Science


We develop transformational stewards to impact business and society.

Program Overview

The William Jessup University Business program will prepare students for effective service as Christian leaders in the world. The program emphasizes Christian principles and provides training on theoretical and practical aspects of management and leadership. The program prepares you to be trusted business professionals through a challenging academic experience, a community-focused internship program and a biblically-based Christian foundation. The business major is designed to develop an individual’s leadership capabilities for a career either in business or in ministry.

Program Details

Our transformational stewards are PRINCIPLED, PURPOSEFUL, and PROFICIENT

Character Traits that come from learning from our business faculty

  • Ethical decision making
  • Analytical skill development
  • Entrepreneurship
  • International perspectives
  • Leadership skills
  • Presentation skills

Distinctives of Jessup

  • Small class sizes
  • Personalized advising
  • Connections with local business
  • Christ-centered, faith-based courses
  • Member of local area Chambers of Commerce
  • WASC Accredited

BUS101 Foundations in Business

This course focuses on character-based Christian leadership in business. Within this course, students learn to cultivate character traits that are essential to ethical and moral decision making. This course also incorporates a series of guest speakers from the industry who have successfully demonstrated character-based Christian leadership during their careers.

3 units

BUS 190 Business Statistics

An overview of the theory and business application of statistical concepts including: collection and presentation of data; measure of central values and spread; probability as a measure of uncertainty; sampling and sampling distribution of the sample average estimation via confidence intervals; hypothesis testing; regression and correlation.

3 units

BUS241 Microeconomics

An analysis of household and firm behavior as the foundations of supply and demand. Allocation of resources and distribution of income as affected by the workings of the price system and by government policies.

3 units

BUS 302 Organizational Communication

An introduction to the concepts of effective communication. It will enhance communication in building teams and in other organizational settings and addresses important interpersonal exchange issues, such as conflict resolution.

3 units

BUS 140 Management and Organizational Behavior

A study of the major topics in management and organizational behavior by surveying theories and practices relating to managerial roles, organizational cultures, fundamental strategic issues, planning, team building, communication, motivation, leadership, decision‐making, control, structure and change.

3 units

BUS 210 Management Information Systems

An overview of computer hardware, software concepts, operating system functions, strategic and managerial issues involved in the design, implementation, and maintenance of information systems.

3 units

BUS 240 Macroeconomics

An analysis of economic aggregates such as total output of goods and services produced by society and the level of prices. Other issues such as total unemployment, inflation, and the rate of economic growth will be reviewed.

3 units

BUS 245 Financial Accounting

An overview of accounting from the perspective of a non‐accounting manager, including the tools to understand the essentials of how accounting functions within an organization. Specific topics include internal controls, the function of accounting, historical accounting data, financial planning, accounting postulates and principles, application of accounting theory to accumulate and summarize financial data, and interpretation of financial statements.

3 units

BUS246. Managerial Accounting

Managerial accounting is focused on internal institutional performance. Thus, this course will examine the use and reporting of accounting data for the vital tasks of managerial planning, cost control, and organizational decision making. The course includes broad coverage of managerial accounting concepts, classifications, and behaviors of costs. Topics include cost systems, the analysis and use of cost information, cost-volume-profit analysis, master budgeting, contribution margin analysis, profit planning, standard costs, relevant costs, and capital project/budgeting evaluation.

3 units

BUS 260 Legal Implications for Business

A general explanation of the law including its sources, development, and terminology.  Specific legal doctrines and principles thatv affect business including an introduction to contracts, legal documents, and property are covered. Business organizations such as corporations and partnerships are described.

3 units

BUS 320 Marketing

A general explanation of the analysis of marketing opportunities; planning of marketing programs with emphasis on product, price, promotion and distribution; control of the marketing effort; social and ethical responsibilities of marketing.

3 units

BUS 342 Financial Management

An overview of the financial principles and accepted practices which need to be mastered by all managers including banking, money, credit, financial instruments, investments, financial planning, internal and external auditing, profit,stocks, bonds, and other financial forms will be examined.

3 units

BUS 372 International Business

A study of management functions and practicesin an international context; comparison of management and business practicesfrom
various political and cultural perspectives; emphasis on what managers need to be aware of in order to perform in the international

3 units

BUS 381 Operations Management

An overview of the processes that transform inputs into finished goods and services; helps students understand the importance of operations management and how it interacts with other parts of the organization; develops skills in applying appropriate analytical tools to business operations challenges.

3 units

BUS 475 Business Internship

A directed educational experience with a business, nonprofit organization, or church.  It involves supervision by a manager of the business and a faculty advisor as the business intern applies business principles in a practical environment.

3 units

BUS 498 Strategic Management

Integrative capstone seminar analyzing interrelationships of managerial decisions/actions within and between the firm and its environment. Applies multi‐disciplinary techniques to diagnose and recommend actions appropriate to specific company situations, using case method.

3 units

One Business Electives

• Intermediate Accounting I (BUS343)
• Intermediate Accounting II (BUS344)
• Cost Accounting (BUS345)
• Auditing (BUS441)
• Federal Tax I (BUS442)
• Federal Tax II (BUS443)
• Introduction to Cybersecurity (BUS211)
• Ethical Hacking and Penetration Testing (BUS212)
• Governance of Enterprise IT Environments (BUS310)
• Information Security Management (BUS311)
• Information Risk Management (BUS410)
• Social Entrepreneurship (BUS331)
• Entrepreneurship (BUS388)
• New Venture Finance (BUS432)
• Managing and Growing New Ventures (BUS433)
• Money and Banking (BUS348)
• Risk Management (BUS349)
• Advanced Managerial Finance (BUS449)
• Investment Analysis (BUS495)
• Human Resource Management (BUS382)
• Management Leadership (BUS384)
• Project Management (BUS385)
• Marketing the Nonprofit (BUS323)
• Marketing Communication (BUS420)
• International Marketing (BUS421)
• Marketing Research (BUS492)

3 units
  • Integrate and apply scriptural principles in business and society to make ethical decisions.
  • Communicate in a transformational manner, both verbally and in writing.
  • Critically and creatively assess a wide-variety of stewardship opportunities.
  • Construct viable solutions to multifaceted business problems operations.
  • Acquisition of a broad knowledge and aesthetic appreciation of music literature through study and performance.
  • Evaluate business environments and strategies from a domestic and international perspective.
  • Accounting/CPA
  • Consulting
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance Advisor
  • Project Manager
  • Marketing Manager
  • Real Estate
  • Retail Management
  • Sales Manager
  • Small Business Management
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Bachelor of Science

BS in Business


Cybersecurity Management
Project Management


Business Minor


Program Advisor

Erin Hill

Associate Dean, Chair of Undergrad Programs, Assistant Professor of Business

Faculty & Staff

Ahmad A. Shaar

Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship, Business

Curt Nichols

Adjunct Professor

Erin Hill

Associate Dean, Chair of Undergrad Programs, Assistant Professor of Business

Manuel Salazar III, CPA, MBA, EdD

Associate Professor, Online Faculty & Program Coordinator (School of Business), Master of Accountancy (MAcc) Director

Michael Obermire, MBA

Academic Business Manager, Adjunct Professor

Ray Bryant

Assistant Professor, School of Business

Richard L Yang

Assistant Professor, International Business

Stephen Strombeck

Dean, School of Business; Director, MBA Program; Professor, Marketing

Steve Backers

Assistant Professor, School of Business

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