2018-2019 Catalog 
    
    Aug 09, 2022  
2018-2019 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Accelerated International Business to MBA Program


Jeff Doolittle, M.B.A., Director

36 hours

This B.S. to MBA Accelerated Bachelor’s/Master Program enables undergraduate business students to complete graduate level business administration courses during the senior year of their traditional business program.  Students qualify to graduate with a bachelor’s degree at the end of four years and then complete one additional year of M.B.A. coursework.

Traditional courses will be offered on-ground.  The MBA core courses are 8 weeks in length and are delivered online.  There are no required face-to-face meetings for the MBA core courses.  This program is designed for working adults.  Students can expect to spend 8-10 hours per week on MBA course related activities. Total time to complete the program is 16 months, with courses starting every 8 weeks.

To remain eligible, students must maintain a cumulative G.P.A. of 3.0 with a minimum C in all core and required supporting courses in the undergraduate major.  Dual enrolled courses require a B or higher to receive credit. Students are eligible for campus housing, food service, and rec center access during the MBA portion of the program, however, they are not required to stay at Olivet or in Bourbonnais to complete it.

Students from a broad range of business bachelor’s degrees are eligible for the program.

Pre-Approved Foreign Travel Study Programs:


BGlobal Studies Program: The BGlobal Studies Program is designed to provide adult students, from multiple academic disciplines and academic levels (Bachelor or Master level), with global opportunities to see society in transformation. Each BGl0bal Studies Program destination (China, Czech Republic, India, Israel & South Africa) examines the impact of *Social, Spiritual, Education and Economic influencers on individuals and on society as a whole.  The *BGlobal Studies SSEE Transformation Model provides a framework to see God at work globally.  The interdisciplinary nature of the Global Studies Program enriches the students’ experience by equipping them to process transformation through multiple filters.  Participants will earn 12 credit hours covering SOCY 366 - Global Issues  or PSCI 379 - The Developing World ECON 308 - Comparative Economic Systems ECON 365 - International Trade and Finance  and BGlobal Studies Program & Travel Experience.

The International Business Institute is a cooperative overseas program in international economics and business that involves selected colleges in the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities. The Institute is designed to give students in Economics, Business, and related areas a distinctive opportunity for a term of study that incorporates the international dimension in these fields. The summer program is 10 weeks in length and includes several periods of significant residence in key locations as well as coordinated visits and presentations in the major political and economic centers of Europe, India, and China.

An essential purpose of the program is to encourage and facilitate the integration of academic study with an international field experience. The academic work is conducted in a variety of settings from the usual classroom to corporate headquarters, manufacturing plants, and governmental or international agencies. Participants will earn 12 credit hours covering ECON 308 - Comparative Economic Systems , ECON 365 - International Trade and Finance , BSNS 453 - Global Marketing , and BSNS 490 - Business Policy and Strategy . Program costs vary from year to year. Contact the Business Department for details.

Prerequisites for participation in the IBI include ECON 110 - Principles of Economics , ACCT 110 - Financial Accounting , BSNS 160 - Principles of Management , and BSNS 253 - Principles of Marketing . A minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.75 and a satisfactory recommendation from the School of Business faculty are also required.

The Latin American Studies Program, sponsored by Council for Christian Colleges and Universities, is based in San Jose, Costa Rica. It is comprised of Spanish language study, course work in Latin history and culture, and topics dealing with international business. The program involves living with a Costa Rican family, participating in community activities, and travel through neighboring Central American countries.

Prerequisites for participation in the Latin American Studies Program include ECON 110 , ACCT 110 , ACCT 111 , BSNS 160 , BSNS 253 , ECON 308 , and ECON 365 . For further information, contact the chair of the School of Business. Sixteen credits are earned for participation in the Latin American Studies Program, six of which apply to the International Business major. The Latin American Studies Program (Business Track) is only offered during the fall semester.

The Korea Nazarene University Program, sponsored by the business departments of ONU and KNU, is based in Cheonan, South Korea. It is comprised of Korean language study and topics dealing with international business. The program involves living on the campus of Korea Nazarene University for one semester.

Prerequisites for participation in the Korea Studies Program include ECON 110 , ACCT 110 , ACCT 111 , BSNS 253 , ECON 308 , and ECON 365 . For further information, contact the Chair of the Business Department. Nine credits are earned for participation in the Korea Nazarene University Program, six of which apply to the International Business major.

The Study Abroad Lithuania Program is offered by LCC International University in Klaipeda, Lithuania.  Credit for participation in this program would be applied in a manner that is similar to the International Business Institute.

The New York City Advanced Business Program offers a unique opportunity to experience New York City and its cultural offerings through a Christian perspective.  Just a block from Wall Street, The King’s College is located in the heart of the Financial District - home to many of the world’s largest businesses.  Professors here have spent their careers in Finance and Entrepreneurship.

In the event that these off-campus experiences fail to materialize, students would need to complete equivalent courses by special arrangement with the School of Business. Substitution of foreign travel study programs sponsored by other organizations would require advanced written approval of the School of Business.

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Students completing the Accelerated Bachelor’s to Master’s program must complete 4 courses at the 500 level as a part of the Bachelor’s degree.

To graduate, a student must complete the MBA curriculum with a GPA of 3.0 or better.  Students falling below a 3.0 will be put on academic probation and may be subject to suspension from the program.