Business Education


A degree in business education prepares graduates to teach business, management, marketing, accounting and economics courses at the high school level. The broad curriculum required for this degree prepares the future educator for nearly every potential business education career.

The Business Education major is a shared major with the School of Education. As such, graduates have the necessary knowledge to accept teaching positions as well as a broad business background that allows graduates to pursue for-profit and nonprofit employment opportunities. Since Business Education majors take the same core classes as all School of Business majors, graduates have a strong foundation in a broad variety of business subjects including marketing, accounting, economics and finance.

Course Requirements for B.A. or B.S. in Business Education


Examples of courses in this major:

BUS 2230 Economics

The role of Christians in the marketplace is discussed with consideration of economic reasoning and methodology through examination of fundamental concepts in micro- and macro-economics and through extension and applications of economic theory.

BUS 2430 Principles of Management

Surveys the four major managerial functions: planning, organizing, leading and controlling. Within a biblical framework, students examine developments from scientific management to ethics, diversity, social responsibility and globalization.

FIN 3240 Corporate Finance

The study of such topics as capital budgeting, cost of funds, stock and bond valuations, and capital structure. A theoretical as well as a practical approach to the discipline.

SED 1000 Teaching School in America

An introduction to the profession of teaching. Learning experiences are structured both in and out of the classroom with the purpose of assisting the college student in making career decisions relative to this profession such as to teach or not, at which level, and in which subject area. Students observe in local schools.

SED 2600 Teaching and Learning

Common elements are taught to both elementary and secondary majors with techniques specific to each covered. Students develop a repertoire of methods and strategies appropriate to their major and teaching level. Students will also survey strategies, techniques and skills for managing a classroom as well as construct and analyze tests and evaluation tools for classroom teachers. Field experience is required. 

SED 4610 Methods of Teaching Business

A presentation of the principles and techniques used in teaching business courses. Includes the study of various learning theories as well as various curriculum materials available. Will involve field experiences.