ACADEMICS

B.A. Business and Management

At Hope, the Business and Management major prepares students for a high level of performance in business organizations, both for-profit and non-profit organizations. Christian ethics are integrated into each course, providing students with a solid basis for addressing contemporary social, moral, and ethical issues facing business professionals today. This program is perfectly suited for students who wish to pursue graduate studies, such as a Master of Business Administration. The B.A. in Business and Management program is 127 units.

 

Concentrations

  • Accounting
  • The Accounting Concentration educates students on the important accounting aspects of organizations, including recording, reporting, and interpreting economic data. This data is essential to the success of an organization as it provides information for decision making and planning. The Accounting concentration prepares students for careers in industry, public accounting, government, or in nonprofit organizations. It also provides the undergraduate foundation for successful completion of the CPA or CMA examinations. Accounting graduates have a variety of career options - public, forensic, management or cost accounting, internal auditing, financial advising, and consulting.

    The program is offered in conjunction with California State University, Fullerton, which is located right across the street from Hope. In this program, students take a blend of coursework from each university, resulting in a broad educational experience.

  • Management
  • The Management Concentration prepares students for management positions in virtually any business setting. Students will gain an understanding of the functional components of organizations such as employee relations, operational and communication systems, and organizational structure. Emphasis is placed on organizational relationships and equips students with the skills needed for effective communication and management of personnel.

  • Customized Concentration

Career Opportunities

  • Manager
  • Finance Manager
  • Owning your own business
  • Marketing Manager
  • Human Resources Director
  • Accountant
  • Retail Manager
  • International Business Leader

Career resources

  • The Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2008/09 Occupational Outlook Handbook: Management and Business and Financial Operations Occupations. Here you will find a comprehensive list of management, business and financial careers. For each career path, information is provided regarding the nature of the work, the training and qualifications required, the job outlook, typical earnings, and links to other informative websites.

  • WetFeet. This is a website with extensive information on careers and industries, designed for undergraduate and graduate students. Includes detailed descriptions (requirements, job outlook, career paths, compensation) of several dozen types of business careers, and several dozen industries in which such career opportunities exist.

Interesting Courses

  • International Management
  • Strategic Management
  • Marketing
  • Conflict Management
  • Current Issues in Management

Real World Opportunities

All Business and Management students are required to complete a paid internship in their junior or senior year. Business internships are a great way to test-drive your career, contribute to an organization, and discover valuable lessons that will help prepare you for your career after college. With the assistance of your Internship Advisor, you will find an organization that meets your needs, and complete 140 hours there. Many students receive job offers at the end of their internship, and/or create lasting relationships that may help them in landing their first career job out of college.

 

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Christopher Simmons
B.A. Business & Management '07

Financial Advisor
Waddell & Reed, Inc.
Costa Mesa, CA

"Hope allowed me to pursue my finance profession while also building a strong faith foundation that guides my decisions today. As a finance professional I make decisions every day that affects my clients’ lives dramatically. My education at Hope prepared me to make the right decision for my clients based on what is best for them."

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Veronica Haskins
B.A. Business & Management '01

Major Gifts Officer
Gettysburg College
Pennsylvania

"The Business department at HIU not only offers an excellent program of study, but the small class sizes foster classroom dialogue and offer you the ability to really get to know your professors. It wasn't unheard of to be invited as a class for lunch at a professor's home and I even received an internship through one of my professors. My education at HIU gave me the necessary preparation for graduate school and my career."

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Jaime Wooldridge
B.A. Business & Management '99


"Foremost, being a believer in Christ has allowed me to be more successful than I ever imagined. My faith allows me to demonstrate that my decisions are based on a moral compass bigger than one that is created in today's society. My education at Hope not only prepared me to enter corporate America with essential skills competitive with other professionals, but I was also given the foundation of how to apply the Bible in the business environment."

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Van Ngo
B.A. Business & Management '05

Editor/Author, Seattle Journal for Social Justice
J.D. Candidate 2010, Seattle University School of Law

"Hope International University has opened many doors for me, both professionally and personally. As a result of my HIU education I was accepted into a top U.S. law school. The skills I learned at Hope in Biblical interpretation have given me an advantage over my colleagues in the legal field of Constitutional law. Moreover, the moral principles of the Bible have been invaluable in the often complicated area of professional legal responsibility. I would recommend HIU to any student who is looking for a non-traditional, engaging education that goes beyond the typical classroom education. Go Royals!"