Archie W. Dunham College of Business Catalog
The Archie W. Dunham College of Business offers the following degree programs: Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA), Bachelor of Arts (BA), Master of Business Administration (MBA), Master of Science in Human Resource Management (MS-HRM) and Master of Science in Management and Entrepreneurship (MSME).
The Dunham College of Business offers undergraduate degree programs leading to the Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) and the Bachelor of Arts (BA). A student in the Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree program may choose from the following majors: Accounting, Finance, International Business, Management, or Marketing. The Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree program has a concentration in General Business.
Information Technology Policy
Students taking courses offered in the Dunham College of Business will be expected to use e-mail, the university’s intranet system, the World Wide Web, as well as word processing, spreadsheets, databases, and presentation software. Details of these requirements change from time to time, and current statements are available on the undergraduate and graduate web sites as well as from program or departmental offices.
Dunham College of Business Exit Exam Policy
All graduates from the Dunham College of Business must complete the Dunham College of Business Exit Exam. The Dunham College of Business Exit Exam is normally taken in the last semester prior to graduation and is taken as part of the MGMT 4936, Global Business Strategy class. A course fee is assessed in this class to cover the cost of the exam. All students must earn a score of 70 percent or higher on the exam in order to graduate. Students who do not pass the exit exam will be given one opportunity during the graduating semester to re-take and pass the exit exam. If the exit exam is not passed, graduation will be delayed, and students may be asked to take additional coursework to demonstrate proficiency in business administration.
Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA)
The Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree is available only to students who major in the Dunham College of Business. Every undergraduate seeking the BBA degree must complete a major in an academic area – Accounting, Finance, International Business, Management, or Marketing. This degree option is designed to prepare candidates for careers as professionals, entrepreneurs or for continued study towards graduate education.
The Business Administration core (required for all BBA students) consists of the business core requirements necessary for the study and practice of all business principles.
Students pursuing a BBA or BA will choose a major from the departments below.
Department of Accounting, Economics and Finance
The undergraduate major in accounting is designed to prepare students for careers in public accounting, industry, or government as professional accountants. Emphasis is placed on accumulating, communicating and analyzing financial data to determine its relevance for effective management and to make better business decisions.
The undergraduate major in finance is designed to prepare students for a career in financial management, banking, financial planning, and investment management. This major recognizes that financial decisions and financial management are critical to the success of the enterprise.
Department of Management, Marketing And Business
The General Business program is designed to offer students the opportunity to maximize the benefit of attending a University with a strong liberal arts focus, while simultaneously gaining marketable skills in the business disciplines. The BA in General Business infuses the market value of a business major into the broad liberal arts preparation of a Bachelor of Arts degree. A liberal arts foundation allows students in this discipline to develop strong skills in interpersonal communication, writing, and critical analysis.
There is no major in Entrepreneurship. However, certificates in Entrepreneurship and Business for Entrepreneurs are offered.
There is no major in Data Analytics. However, a minor and a certificate are offered.
The undergraduate major in international business provides students with a solid foundation in business concepts, along with key international skills to prepare the student for a career in the global business environment.
The undergraduate major in marketing is designed to prepare students for a career in marketing and provides the background necessary for subsequent advancement to higher-level marketing positions. Marketing majors work for many different types of companies such as advertising and PR firms, marketing research firms, non-profit organizations, retailing, or service firms.
The undergraduate major in management is designed to provide students with an understanding of key business concepts and technologies, along with principles and procedures to manage resources for globally competitive business organizations.
Master of Business Administration (MBA)
The MBA program is structured to develop the knowledge and skills vital for all aspects of management. The program offers an intensive curriculum focused on globalization, ethics and leadership. This curriculum is also uniquely innovative and flexible. Students will select a nine credit hour concentration from one of the following areas: General Management, Accounting (residential only), Organizational Development & Change, Marketing, Entrepreneurship, Data Analytics (residential only), International Business, Healthcare Administration, or Sustainability. The program length is 36-48 hours, depending on the student’s undergraduate coursework. Students have the option to earn more than one concentration by completing additional blocks of nine credit hours per concentration.
International Management Experience (Residential MBA Only)
Residential MBA students have the opportunity to participate in an expenses paid International Management Experience trip. The trip is hosted twice per academic year and is tied to the BUSA6395 International Management Experience course. Faculty and students typically travel to two different countries for a 7 to 10 day immersive experience that emphasizes cultural and historical differences in countries that produce different managerial styles and contrasting business practices. Each customized trip considers direct contact with local business executives, entrepreneurs, NGOs, community volunteers, and non-profit directors to provide a broad spectrum of practices and viewpoints. Recent destinations have included Czech Republic/Austria and Costa Rica/Panama. While highly encouraged, the international travel is an optional activity for students enrolled in BUSA6395.
Master of Business Administration Accounting Track Requirements
Master of Business Administration Accounting Track (Online) Requirements
Master of Business Administration Data Analytics Track Requirements
Master of Business Administration Entrepreneurship Track Requirements
Master of Business Administration Entrepreneurship Track (Online) Requirements
Master of Business Administration General Management Track Requirements
Master of Business Administration General Management Track (Online) Requirements
Master of Business Administration Healthcare Administration Track (Online) Requirements
Master of Business Administration International Business Track Requirements
Master of Business Administration International Business Track (Online) Requirements
Master of Business Administration Marketing Track Requirements
Master of Business Administration Marketing Track (Online) Requirements
Master of Business Administration Organizational Development and Change Track Requirements
Master of Business Administration Organizational Development and Change Track (Online) Requirements
Master of Business Administration Sustainability Track (Online) Requirements
Master of Business Administration Certificates
Certificate in Accounting Requirements
Certificate in Data Analytics Requirements
Certificate in Entrepreneurship Requirements
Certificate in Entrepreneurial Leadership Requirements
Certificate in General Management Requirements
Certificate in International Business Requirements
Certificate in Marketing Requirements
Certificate in Organizational Development and Change Requirements
Certificate in Sustainability Requirements
Master of Science in Management and Entrepreneurship (MSME)
This program is open to all students, business and non-business who have previously earned an undergraduate degree regardless of discipline. The innovative curriculum is designed to challenge students to solve business problems with entrepreneurial spirit while being grounded in traditional managerial, marketing, financial, and leadership foundations. The 33 credit hour program is completed over 11 courses in three sequential semesters starting each Fall semester, making it an ideal fifth year program. Students may enter the program in the Spring and Summer semesters with the understanding that the course sequence is designed for a Fall start. Students will have access to the network of business professionals and mentors associated with the McNair Center for Entrepreneurship and Free Enterprise, which is housed on the HCU campus. The program is 100% online.
Master of Science in Human Resource Management (MS-HRM)
The Master of Science in Human Resource Management (MS-HRM) provides students with the latest and most useful strategic knowledge and skills needed by successful business managers, leaders, organizational consultants, and human resources professionals. To ensure currency, the faculty contains an effective mix of successful practitioners and those with a rigorous academic background. The program length is 36-48 hours, depending on the student’s undergraduate coursework. The MS-HRM program is recognized as being fully aligned with the Society for Human Resource Management’s (SHRM) HR Curriculum Guidebook. The program was first certified in 2015 and earned recertification in December 2020. This recognition by SHRM, the preeminent professional organization in the HR profession, indicates the level of excellence that the program delivers.
Entrepreneurial Leadership Certificate
The Certificate in Entrepreneurial Leadership provides the pathway to turn innovative ideas into actions. Designed for students with little or no business background, the certificate provides a foundation in Entrepreneurship and Marketing with an understanding of the integral areas of Accounting and Finance. Whether the purpose is starting a business, planting a church, or growing an existing organization, the Certificate will introduce new ways of thinking about innovative opportunities.
Certificate in Entrepreneurial Leadership Requirements