Major in Business (B.A.)
Core Courses 2
BUS100MBusiness Calculus 1, 33
or BUS130 Business Problem Solving
BUS105Information Technology and Applications3
BUS210Financial Accounting4
BUS220Principles of Marketing4
BUS230Principles of Management4
BUS344Managerial Finance4
BUS361Business Law3
BUS481Internship in Business 43-4
ECO201Principles of Economics4
MAT207MStatistical Analysis 13
Business Core Subtotal35-36
Select one emphasis from the Emphases tab24-30
General Education49-50
Electives14-22
Total Credits122-138
1

This course meets a General Education requirement. 

2

Students must earn a minimum grade of C in each of the core courses. In order to enroll in 400-level BUS and ECO courses (except for BUS481), students must earn a minimum grade of D in each of the core courses.  

3

MAT124M may be used as a substitute. Students entering graduate school in business are strongly encouraged to take BUS100M or MAT124M. Students in Business Analysis and Analytics emphasis must take BUS100M or MAT124M.  

4

To qualify for taking the Certified Public Accounting (CPA) exam, the internship course must be specifically designated as an Internship-Accounting in order to fulfill the rules established by the Minnesota Board of Accountancy. A maximum of six credits for internships can qualify for the 150-credit requirement for CPA licensing. 

Accounting Emphasis (27-28 credits)

BUS200Individual Tax Preparation3
BUS310Intermediate Accounting I4
BUS311Intermediate Accounting II4
BUS312ZFederal Income Taxes 13
BUS313Strategic Managerial Accounting3
BUS410Advanced Accounting3
BUS414Auditing Principles and Procedures4
Economics elective, including ECO301 and above3-4
Total Credits27-28

Business Analysis and Analytics Emphasis (28-31 credits)

COS100Introduction to Programming3
BUS317Business Analytics4
BUS334Principles of Project Management3
BUS417Business Analysis and Analytics Seminar3
BUS430Strategic Management3
ECO301Intermediate Microeconomics3
or ECO302 Intermediate Macroeconomics
Choose two of the following Quantitative courses:6-8
Marketing Research
Financial Valuation
Econometrics
Web Design for Mass Media
Computer Science 1
Computer Science 2
Business and/or economics elective course 3-4
Total Credits28-31

Finance Emphasis (26 credits)

BUS310Intermediate Accounting I4
or BUS313 Strategic Managerial Accounting
BUS352Financial Valuation3
BUS390Investments4
BUS440Capital Markets3
BUS470Finance Seminar3
ECO302Intermediate Macroeconomics3
Electives from business and/or economics courses (minimum 6 credits; maximum 3 credits at the 100 level)6
Total Credits26

Human Resource Management Emphasis (27 credits)

BUS231Human Resource Management3
BUS330Compensation Theory and Practice3
BUS331Staffing, Training and Development3
BUS335Organizational Behavior3
BUS430Strategic Management3
BUS493Seminar - Human Resource Management3
ECO301Intermediate Microeconomics3
or ECO302 Intermediate Macroeconomics
Electives from business and/or economics courses (minimum 6 credits; maximum 3 credits at the 100 level)6
Total Credits27

Innovation and Entrepreneurship Emphasis (27 credits)

BUS231Human Resource Management3
BUS232Innovation and Entrepreneurship3
BUS333Entrepreneurship Strategies and Tools3
BUS475Innovation and Entrepreneurship Seminar3
ECO301Intermediate Microeconomics3
BUS334Principles of Project Management3
or BUS430 Strategic Management
Choose one of the following Marketing courses:3
Sales and Sales Management
Advertising and Promotion
Consumer Behavior
Electives from business and/or economics courses (minimum 6 credits; maximum 3 credits at the 100 level)6
Total Credits27

International Business Emphasis (27-29 credits)

ECO302Intermediate Macroeconomics3
ECO305International Trade and Finance3
BUS318GGlobal Marketing 13
BUS430Strategic Management3
BUS455International Business Seminar3
Select one World Languages and Cultures course in addition to fulfilling the general education requirement3-4
Choose one of the following Intercultural Competency courses:3-4
Intercultural Communication 1
SCS340Z
1
Peoples and Cultures of Latin America 1
Peoples and Cultures of Africa 1
Choose one International Experience from:3
Introduction to International Business (or other approved international experience) 1, 5
International Market Issues 1
Electives from business and/or economic courses (minimum 3 credits) 53
Total Credits27-29
1

BUS202Z may be waived by petition upon the completion of an international study experience with prior approval of the department. 

Marketing Emphasis (24 credits)

BUS309Brand Management3
BUS318GGlobal Marketing 13
ECO301Intermediate Microeconomics3
BUS321Marketing Research3
BUS324Consumer Behavior3
BUS420Marketing Seminar3
Choose one of the following Marketing Activities courses:3
Sales and Sales Management
Advertising and Promotion
Business Communication
Electives from business and/or economics courses (minimum 3 credits)3
Total Credits24
1

This course meets a General Education requirement.

2

Students must earn a minimum grade of C in each of the core courses. In order to enroll in 400-level BUS and ECO courses (except for BUS481), students must earn a minimum grade of D in each of the core courses.  

3

MAT124M may be used as a substitute. Students entering graduate school in business are strongly encouraged to take BUS100M or MAT124M. Students in Business Analysis and Analytics emphasis must take BUS100M or MAT124M.  

4

To qualify for taking the Certified Public Accounting (CPA) exam, the internship course must be specifically designated as an Internship-Accounting in order to fulfill the rules established by the Minnesota Board of Accountancy. A maximum of six credits for internships can qualify for the 150-credit requirement for CPA licensing. 

Overview

The Ministry Scholars program is Bethel University's 5-year Bachelor's Degree and Master of Arts in Ministry program that reduces cost and time-to-completion by streamlining undergraduate and graduate education. Graduates receive a Bachelor's degree from Bethel University's College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) and a Master of Arts in Ministry from Bethel Seminary. This program is well suited for a variety of majors who want to become equipped to lead churches, parachurch organizations, and other ministries. It is also a good fit for ministry-minded students who want to pursue bi-vocational ministry or work outside of professional ministry. Students learn from successful ministry leaders and experts in Biblical and Theological Studies, Spiritual and Personal Formation, and Transformational Leadership. This program offers supplemental training resources, cohort-based activities, and mentorship opportunities to prepare ministry-minded students for effective ministry leadership. Students also gain valuable field experience in local churches and ministry settings.

The objectives of the program are that graduates will demonstrate age-appropriate growth and ultimately ministry leadership preparedness in the following domains:

  1. Spiritual life: Students will grow spiritually, deepening their love for, commitment to, and dependence on God, and develop an instinct to trust in God and to connect intimately with God.
  2. Discernment of call: They will clarify and reaffirm their sense of calling to glorify God, to work in Christ’s church and to serve humanity sacrificially.
  3. Emotional maturity: They will become emotionally mature adults, possessing the ability to sense and manage emotions, to see others’ perspectives, to sympathize and empathize, to follow and lead as appropriate and to foster healthy relationships.
  4. Cultural competence: They will become culturally aware, gaining a perspective that all cultures possess strengths and vulnerabilities, an ability to work across cultural lines and an appreciation that diverse teams are stronger teams.
  5. Bible knowledge: They will gain a clear understanding of the Bible’s content and a deep and abiding passion for the truth of the Gospel.
  6. Spiritual wisdom: They will grow in wisdom, possessing a capacity to apply the Bible so that others are inspired by their teaching and preaching to live out biblical truth and experience human flourishing.
  7. Intellectual virtues: They will develop virtues such as critical thinking, respect for data, intellectual humility, and thirst for learning, combined with the skill to interpret and teach the Bible accurately.
  8. Leadership capacity: They will learn to follow leaders and to lead followers—enlisting people, building teams, leading change and achieving results.
  9. Godly character: They will become virtuous people—individuals who love others, speak truth, live humbly, sacrifice their own interests, live justly, express joy and show compassion.

What is Bethel looking for in a Ministry Scholar?

  • Minimum of 3.0 GPA (cumulative college grade point average or unweighted high school GPA if the student has less than one year of college experience), and maintenance of 3.0 minimum GPA throughout the duration of the Ministry Scholars program while enrolled at CAS and Seminary.

  • Able to provide a pastoral or ministry leader reference that speaks to the student’s character and call to ministry.

  • Committed to prioritizing activities and retreats offered for Ministry Scholars, enabling the individual to develop a strong sense of community.

Click here for more information on the Ministry Scholars program at Bethel University