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The business world is in need of strong Christian business men and women who are grounded in their faith, who possess the knowledge and skills needed to be successful in their respective business ventures, and who have a high regard for ethical issues and principles. The Business Department philosophy is to integrate and articulate Christian values into the department’s courses while developing strong business acumen and understanding among students.

Earning an Accounting degree from Central Christian will prepare you to meet the demands of this growing field. The rigorous learning experience, coupled with the unique Christ-Centered – Character-Based foci of the institution, ensures that successful graduates have both the skills and disposition needed to make their mark.

According to O*Net, the nation’s primary source of occupational information, accounting has a Bright Outlook designation, suggesting that careers associated with accounting should see a period of rapid growth over the next few years. Start your journey today – Tell Me More!

Possible Career Paths

  • Bookkeeping: Median Wage – $42,410*
  • Accountant: Median Wage – $73,560*
  • Financial Manager: Median Wage – $134,180*
  • Budget Analyst: Median Wage – $78,970*
  • Auditor: Median Wage – $73,560*

*O*Net – National Median Wage Data

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Business Core (36 Credits)

BS-AC 220 Financial Accounting (3)
BS-AC 221 Managerial Accounting (3)
BS-CP 235 Computer Application in Business (3)
BS-EC 260 Microeconomics (3)
BS-EC 261 Macroeconomics (3)
BS-MG 311 Advanced Professional Communication (3)
BS-MG 351 Principles of Management (3)
BS-MG 352 Principles of Marketing (3)
BS-MG 353 Principles of Finance (3)
BS-MG 357 Business Law (3)
BS-MG 363 Professional Ethics (3)
BS-MG 451 Strategic Management (3)

Accounting Core (27 Credits)

BS-MG 209 Statistics (3)
BS-AC 316 Individual Income Tax (3)
BS-AC 320 Intermediate Accounting I (3)
BS-AC 321 Intermediate Accounting II (3)
BS-AC 322 Cost Accounting (3)
BS-AC 323 Computerized Accounting (3)
BS-AC 437 (MC) Principles of Auditing (3)
Upper Level Business Elective (3)
Upper Level Business Elective (3)

Bachelor of Science in Business: Accounting = 120 Credit Hours

  • 43 Credits – General Education
  • 36 Credits – Business Core
  • 27 Credits – Accounting Core
  • 14 Credits – Open Electives

Mind

  • Evaluate knowledge in business, management, and accounting principles while developing unique and creative solutions to business-related challenges and operations.
  • Develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills while conducting appropriate research.
  • Summarize the contributions of business and economics historically and within contemporary culture.

Heart

  • Collaborate with those from diverse cultures and differing worldviews as an effective member of a team.
  • Structure business practices to ascertain industry opportunities while exercising social responsibility at the local, national and global levels.
  • Justify the responsibility that a business has to all stakeholders and engage society as ethical and productive citizens.

Soul

  • Integrate ethical reasoning and worldview to decision-making and business practices.
  • Evaluate business-related theories in practices from an evangelical Christian perspective.
  • Articulate and defend the role of Christian character in personal and professional dealings.

Strength

  • Express thoughts, ideas, and findings effectively, utilizing multiple mediums of communication.
  • Facilitate the effective use of organizational resources, i.e. human, physical, and financial, while practicing appropriate Biblical stewardship.
  • Practice appropriate professional appearance and behavior as a professional identity is developed.

Anyone interested in business is encouraged to join Phi Beta Lambda (PBL). Monthly meetings include special speakers and tours. Student leaders develop annual projects conducted by the organization. In the spring, members have an opportunity to demonstrate their business skills at the Kansas PBL State Leadership Conference (SLC). Central students typically win 35-40 awards at this conference. Central Christian College of Kansas state winners participate and place regularly at the PBL National Leadership Conference (NLC) held at various sites across the nation.

Students in the Business Department have the opportunity to join the lifetime society of Sigma Beta Delta (SBD). As one of the leading prestigious business honor societies their focus is on wisdom, honor, and aspirations.

Membership in Central’s chapter of SBD is reserved for the most distinguished of the departments students. Established in 2016, the chapter inducts 2-5 students each spring.

Start your journey to this organization today!

The Central Christian College business student has multiple ways to enrich their educational experience through off-campus opportunities. The department regularly offers national and international travel opportunities to study various topics including economics, finance, culture, trade, and monetary systems. Arrangements can also be made to study with the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU) in their Best Semester program. CCC is also partnering with Students International where students have the opportunity to spend a semester in another country studying local culture, finance, economics, language, investment, entrepreneurship, etc.

Course Examples

Focusing on the interplay between followership, leadership, and mission, students will gain preliminary insights into elements of strategic cohesiveness. In addition,through personal assessment, reflection, and coaching, students will gain insight into personality, governance style, and behavioral patterns in an effort to develop skills and complement areas of weaknesses.

Emphasizes identity issues that are critical to understanding individual and collective processes in organizational life in relation to strategic leadership management.

In this applied course, students are challenged to critically engage the processes and tools used in strategic planning. Course topics include engagement, visions, mission, outcomes, monitoring, and execution.

In an effort to develop a working model for organizational innovation, students will critically engage change models. Case studies provide a basis through which students will demonstrate problem solving and ethical decision-making skills.

Relying on the field of Industrial Psychology, students will explore techniques used to collect, analyze, and interpret quantitative and qualitative data, with an emphasis on using data to inform the decision making process.

Using a case approach, this course provides students with the opportunity to engage the crises life cycle. Topics include preparation, crises response, recovery, horizon scanning, assessment and remediation, communication, as well as other applicable topics.

Students explore the means to identify and assess individual and organizational sources of power, influence, and control. In addition, the students will have opportunity to develop skills in negotiation, mediation, and diplomacy designed to leverage these sources of power, influence, and control leading to synergetic collaboration and cooperation.

FACULTY

Heath Whitehouse

Chair of Business Division
heath.whitehouse@centralchristian.edu

Dr. Enrique Barreiro

Chair of Masters Program in Strategic Leadership
enrique.barreiro@centralchristian.edu

Dr. David Ferrell

Business Instructor
david.ferrell@centralchristian.edu
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