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Bachelor of Science

The William Jessup University Business program is preparing our students for service as Christian business leaders in the world. The program emphasizes Christian principles and provides training on theoretical and practical aspects of accounting, finance, entrepreneurship, marketing, management and project management. 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.

53 – 56 UNITS




The business major is built on a foundation of core business classes as well as an additional set of concentration classes for your chosen area of focus within business. The skills you will learn in the business program will add value in virtually any industry of your choosing. For some students, the program will provide the preparation for a Master of Business Administration (MBA) or other graduate program.

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Did you know a mathematics minor is the perfect complement to your business major? When you pair business with math, you’ll not only gain strong analytical thinking skills, you’ll be ready to pursue an advanced degree in economics or finance. To learn more, visit their program page.

  • 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.
  • Evaluate business environments and strategies from a domestic and international perspective.
  • Ethical decision making
  • Analytical skill development
  • Entrepreneurship
  • International perspectives
  • Leadership skills
  • Presentation skills
  • Small class sizes
  • Personalized advising
  • Connections with local business
  • Christ-centered, faith-based courses
  • Member of local area Chambers of Commerce
  • WASC Accredited

General Business
Project Management


Program Courses
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To view Jessup’s Online degree offerings for the B.S. in Business, please CLICK HERE.

Steve Backers

Department Chair – Business Administration, Assistant Professor – School of Business

Our goal is to help our students grow, learn, and develop a broad range of business skills, integrated with Christian principles, so that when they face challenges and adversity in the workplace, they have the foundation to make the right choice as a strong, principled leader that will make us all proud. – Steve Backers


Ahmad A. Shaar, MBA

Associate Professor, Bay Area Campus - International

Erin Hill, J.D., LL.M.

Associate VP of Strategic Academic Projects, Associate Professor - School of Business

Manuel Salazar III, CPA, MBA, Ed.D.

MAcc Director, Associate Professor - School of Business

Howard Ray Bryant, MBA

Department Chair – Computer Science, Assistant Professor - School of Business

Richard L Yang, J.D.

Assistant Professor - School of Business

Stephen Strombeck, Ph.D.

Dean, Professor - School of Business

Steve Backers, MBA

Department Chair – Business Administration, Assistant Professor - School of Business


Allan Erselius

Adjunct, Business

Angelica Smith

Adjunct, Business

Ann C. Olson, M.A. CE, TE, PTOE

Adjunct, Business & Theology

Christine Bates

Adjunct, Business

Chuck Pineau

Adjunct, Business

Curt Nichols

Adjunct, Business

Karen Alvord

Adjunct, Business

Kenneth Raskin

Adjunct, Business

Kyle Brooks

Adjunct, Business, Online

Mark Ellis

Adjunct, Business

Raul Flamenco

Adjunct, Business

Robert Gore

Adjunct, Business


Leading by Example

Daniel Mota is a Jessup business major who’s already on his way to becoming a leader, change-maker, and entrepreneur. He’s articulate, passionate about making a difference, and loves helping others succeed. Daniel was recently accepted into the Amazon Web Services University Scout Program (AWS USP). This is a scouting program…


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