2020-2021 Catalog with Addendum 
    
    Sep 24, 2021  
2020-2021 Catalog with Addendum [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

College of Business Administration


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Undergraduate

C. Brad Crisp, Dean
Andrew Little, Associate Dean
Tim Johnston, Assistant Dean
Clint Buck, Assistant Dean

ACU Box 29300
Abilene, Texas 79699-9300
Mabee Business Building, Room 140

Phone: 325-674-2245
Fax: 325-674-2564
Email: coba@acu.edu
Web: www.acu.edu/coba

The mission of ACU’s College of Business Administration is to educate business and technology professionals for Christian service and leadership throughout the world. This mission is accomplished through holistic student learning and development, research and innovation, and service and leadership.

The college’s business programs are accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International), the premier accrediting agency of collegiate business schools worldwide.

The college contains two business academic units:

  • The Department of Accounting and Finance offers the:
    • Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree with majors in:
      • Accounting
      • Financial Management
    • Master of Accountancy (MAcc)
  • The Department of Management Sciences offers the:
    • Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree with majors in:
      • Information Systems, either pursued as a general degree, or with the following concentrations:
        • Analytics
        • Application Development
      • Management, with the following concentrations:
        • Business Leadership
        • Business Process Management
        • Entrepreneurship and Philanthropy
        • Human Resource Management
      • Marketing
    • Minors to non-BBA majors:
      • Business Administration
    • The college partners with ACU Dallas to offer the online:
      • Bachelor of Science in Management (BS), with tracks in Human Resource Management, Leadership, or Operations.
      • Bachelor of Science in Marketing(BS), with tracks in Analytics and General Marketing
      • Master of Business Administration (MBA)
      • Master of Science in Management (MS)

The college also contains the School of Information Technology and Computing (SITC), which offers the:

  • Bachelor of Science (BS) degree with majors in:
    • Computer Science, with the following concentrations:
      • Computing Theory
      • Game Development
      • Software Engineering
    • Computer Science and Math with Teacher Certification
    • Digital Entertainment Technology, either pursued as a general degree, or with the following concentrations:
      • Cinematics
      • Game Development
  • Minors in:
    • Computer Science
    • Digital Entertainment Technology
    • Information Technology

The Computing Theory concentration of the BS in Computer Science major is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission (CAC) of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET).

See the School of Information Technology and Computing  section for additional undergraduate program information.

Bachelor of Business Administration

Learning Goals

The Bachelor of Business Administration consists of three interwoven curricula: The liberal arts core, foundational business content, and specialized knowledge relevant to the major. The learning goals of the major are to:

  • Apply Christian principles in evaluating issues and making moral/ethical decisions.
  • Demonstrate broad, integrated knowledge and skills in core business disciplines and the business context.
  • Demonstrate critical thinking, communication, technical, and career preparation skills appropriate for business professionals.
  • Lead and participate effectively in diverse team environments.
  • Understand the global business environment.
  • Understand the entrepreneurial process.
Admission Requirements

Admission to a BBA program is required before pre-business and undecided majors can enroll in upper-level business courses.

Admission occurs upon:

  • Successful completion of a spreadsheet competency test

And one of the following:

  • An SAT (critical reading and math) score of 1210 or higher or an ACT (composite) score of 27 or higher.
  • Completing 42 ACU and/or transfer credit hours with a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 or higher.

Once admitted, if a student’s GPA drops below 2.5, the student will be reverted to preadmission status. Students who revert to preadmission status must apply for readmission with their department chair. Based on the chair’s evaluation of the student’s progress and potential to complete the major, the student may be readmitted to the College of Business Administration without condition, readmitted with condition, or not readmitted. Students who have the preadmission designation, as well as students who are undecided, may repeat business courses within the college but may not progress to additional 300-level or higher business courses until the GPA requirement is met.

Other Requirements

The following policies apply to all students working toward a Bachelor of Business Administration:

  • Grades: A student must earn a grade of “C” or better in each business course.
  • Repeating courses: No course offered by the college may be taken more than three times. A withdrawal or grade on a transcript is considered an attempt.
  • Transfer Credit: At least 50 percent of the credit hours in business must be completed at ACU.

Graduate

C. Brad Crisp, Dean
Andrew Little, Associate Dean
Tim Johnston, Assistant Dean
Clint Buck, Assistant Dean

ACU Box 29300
Abilene, Texas 79699-9300
Mabee Business Building, Room 140

Phone: 325-674-2245
Fax: 325-674-2564
Email: coba@acu.edu
Web: www.acu.edu/coba

The mission of ACU’s College of Business Administration is to educate business and technology professionals for Christian service and leadership throughout the world. This mission is accomplished through holistic student learning and development, research and innovation, and service and leadership.

The college’s business programs are accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International), the premier accrediting agency of collegiate business schools worldwide.

The College of Business Administration offers a graduate degree in the following area:

  • Master of Accountancy 

The college partners with ACU Dallas to offer the following online degrees:

  • Master of Business Administration (MBA)
  • Master of Science in Management (MS)

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