Business Administration, B.S.

CBU business administration majors learn through experience — starting their own micro-enterprises and consulting with major corporations.

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Program Intro

CBU business administration majors learn in and out of the classroom, bridging academic concepts with real, working-world experience by interning at local and global businesses. Successful and experienced Christian professors teach courses that emphasize ethics, so students not only become competitive in the workforce but make a real difference in the world.

60 Units

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8 Concentrations
20 Required Major Courses

Why Study Business Administration at CBU?

Learn through experience

In one of the first business classes, BUS 101, students create a micro-enterprise and donate the profits to charity. Each spring, they have the chance to team up with fellow students to think of a start-up idea and compete in the Bob Goodrich Business Plan Competition to win cash prizes. Students can also take part in our mentoring program to be mentored by experienced business executives, or go off campus and study in our two-week summer program at Oxford University in England.

Join a legacy of alumni

Our alumni are executives at major national and international corporations, top government officials and successful entrepreneurs. Some of the companies that have hired our graduates for management positions include Bank of America, Johnson & Johnson, IBM, Shell Oil Corporation, Glaxo Smith Kline, Ford Motor Corporation, Toyota Motor Corporation, Fleetwood Enterprises, Bourns Incorporated, and Pepsi Cola. Read more about our alumni on the School of Business blog.

What You'll Learn

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Program Details

BUS 356: Business Communication

This course emphasizes individual, interpersonal and intercultural communication concepts in a business environment.

BUS 362: Social Entrepreneurship

This course defines and explores the growing practice of social entrepreneurship, focusing on how to apply business skills and knowledge in a way that creates social change. 

BUS 475: Project and Team Management

This course focuses both on general management theory and specific project and team practices useful in the rapidly shifting environment of technology.

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  • Entrepreneurship Concentration
  • Family Business Management Concentration
  • Human Resources Management Concentration
  • Logistics and Operations Concentrations
  • Management Concentration
  • Real Estate Management Concentration
  • Social Entrepreneurship Concentration
  • Strategic Business Analysis and Insights Concentration

Keanon Alderson, Ph.D.

Professor of Business

Office Phone: 951-343-4768
Office Location: School of Business Building Room 230

Gaynell Vanderslice, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Business Management

Office Location: Jabs School of Business

CBU’s Dr. Robert K. Jabs School of Business is accredited by the Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).

ACBSP Accredited Program



Business is a great tool for anything. Nearly a year after graduating, I wrote and published my first novel about an impoverished village in the Philippines. As an artist, I constantly have to market myself.

Alyssa Mei Liu '15

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My short tenure at CBU helped me become aware of what I truly love doing — helping people while working with businesses and finances. ... Shortly after graduating, I started working in Merrill Lynch's private wealth management division in L.A.

Wil Byers '11
Private Wealth Senior Relationship Manager, Merrill Lynch

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Tanner Kekoa Foster

Human Resource Management was the most interesting class I took in this program ... and I am now an HR assistant for Housemart, a company that oversees most of the Hawai'i branches for Ace Hardware, Daiso and Ben Franklin Crafts.

Tanner Kekoa Foster '23
HR Assistant, HouseMart (Hawaii)

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Nathan and April Devlin

We both believe that our education at CBU was much more than the books we read and the papers we wrote. We learned to support others through difficult times in life and how to prioritize those things in life that are important to us: faith, family and serving others.

Nathan and April Devlin '11 and '08
Realtors and Owners, Devlin Realty and Devlin Property Management

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Business is a tough place to work in. I often have to remind myself that I have to treat everyone with kindness even in a tough situation. The professors and faculty at CBU never ceased to amaze me by the amount of kindness they always gave to their students.

Phillip and Nisha Cothran '13 and '14

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A couple of the biggest takeaways from my time at CBU are to always act with integrity and that success is not congruent to a large salary, or prestige, but serving God and delighting in Him.

Jeremy Peace '10
Business Systems Analyst

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Career Possibilities

Business administration majors can apply their field of study to a variety of leadership and business roles. Some careers listed below may require further education.

  • Sales Manager
  • Client Support and Sales Specialist
  • Business Analyst
  • Operations Manager
  • Program Manager
  • Sales Manager
  • Human Resources Specialist

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Join our community. At CBU, you’ll be challenged to become an individual whose skills, integrity, and sense of purpose glorify God and distinguish you in the world.