2018-2019 Catalog 
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2018-2019 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Bachelor of Business Administration

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Jeff Doolittle, M.B.A., Director

The Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) is designed to help working adults reach their career and educational goals.  This flexible degree program meets the needs of those looking to begin a new college degree program or get back on track to complete their higher education objectives.

As a BBA student, you will be exposed to the qualitative and quantitative aspects of business administration, including human resources, finance, economics, and marketing.  The program focuses on the integration of your experience to the academic coursework with the intention that the knowledge and skills you develop will be directly applicable to the work environment.  The objectives of the program are to enhance your ability to:

  • Apply critical thinking skills and identify solutions to problems.
  • Apply theoretical concepts to real-life business situations.
  • Clarify and develop an individual philosophy of ethics and apply it to managerial situations.
  • Access and utilize current technology in order to achieve business objectives.
  • Expand your qualitative and quantitative abilities in preparation for cross-functional roles within an organization.

Program Format

The BBA program is an accredited degree program that offers up to 128 credit hours.  The program offers a core business track, business electives as well as all the general education and elective courses needed to complete your degree with course offerings starting every 6 weeks.

Candidates entering the program with 0-30 hours of previous credits begin with general education and business electives and progress to the core business track.  Candidates transferring more than 30 hours of credit will utilize a mix of general education courses, core business courses, as well as electives to meet the required 128 credit hours.


Master’s Path:

BAS students may add an MBA concentration in Leadership, Healthcare, Public Relations, or Nonprofit Management using 500-level dual credit courses. These courses would only be available to well qualified students toward the end of their BBA/BAS program. These courses would offer non-traditional Bachelor’s students the opportunity to explore more specific and usable skills utilizing already budgeted courses. Master’s Path courses are 8 weeks in length and are delivered online.

Students desiring to complete 500 level courses must have a cumulative G.P.A. of 3.0 with a minimum C in all core and required supporting courses and must have completed at least 96 credit hours. All admission decisions are conditional upon review of written work submitted as part of previous BBA/BAS coursework. A student could earn a maximum of 12 credit hours as dual credit courses while enrolled in the BBA/BAS program. Nine hours in each of the track courses, and an additional 3 in the 599 Global Immersion course. Students who complete all 4 courses would shorten the MBA or MOL program. 500 level courses would be billed at the BBA rate of $455 per credit hour.

Concentration Options:

Students participating in the Master’s Path program can choose one of four current concentrations: Leadership, Healthcare, Public Relations, or Nonprofit Management. Students preparing for the MOL will complete the Leadership concentration.


To graduate, students must successfully complete the BBA curriculum with a GPA of 2.0 or above and have earned a total of 128 credit hours.  Students must complete 40 hours of upper-division coursework and two (2) Bible classes at Olivet.  Students falling below a 2.0 GPA will be put on academic probation and may be subject to suspension from the program.

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