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Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

The SNU school of business is accredited by the Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP), which is more than just a bunch of fancy words. It means you can count on any of the over 400 ACBSP accredited universities accepting your credits from SNU if you chose to pursue graduate studies. In our business program you will learn in a variety of ways. Experiential based learning. Emphasis on team development based learning. Strong ethics orientation.

In addition to a normal core of business classes, we focus on distinctive characteristics to make your SNU management degree a step above of the rest. Our emphasis on ethics distinctive begins in our gateway course, Ethics and Business Principles and is pulled through the entire curriculum, completed with the capstone course, Business Policy. The emphasis on ethics is a theme for decision-making and analysis not just in your courses at SNU but as you enter the workforce as well. Our second distinctive is in service. While studying at SNU, you will be encouraged to hone in on your serving skills through a variety of opportunities. Perhaps you will join Angel Tree, volunteering year round as you come alongside children and families of incarcerated parents with support, mentoring, and educational help. 

Unique Opportunities

At SNU we know your education needs to extend beyond the classroom, that’s why we work hard to develop extracurricular programs to further your education.

Consider spending a summer and one semester with Morningstar Internships who provide an international combined study abroad/internship program. 

You will have the opportunity to have hands-on experience in working with the very poor in developing countries to start their own businesses. Study abroad through
International Studies with a Business Emphasis.

This program will prepare you to work for multinational corporations as well as with international non-government organizations all over the world.

While remaining on campus, consider joining the Student Board of Directors fort he School of Business. A group that works to host, facilitated and volunteer at events with the Peer Learning Network, a SNU leadership community business program that brings nationally known speakers to the OKC business community. Try your hand at event coordinating with Ultimate Challenge a student/faculty social event that arranges the annual School of Business banquet honoring seniors. Both provide leadership experience that will be recognized by your future employer.Or join Students in Free Enterprise(SIFE) for opportunities to serve the community or internationally. Currently the SIFE team is working with a sister team in Swaziland developing local businesses to help the economy.Through SIFE you will gain hands-on experience as you deal with real business issues and become prepared for your first full time job.

Business Administration Professors

At SNU our business professors have more than just teaching experience.Each an expert in his or her own field,with years of “real-world” experience and always continuing his or her education. Not to mention a passion to see you succeed in your business career. We study under Larry Mills, Ph. D. in Economics, Management, CMA and carries a Insurance License. 

He has business experience in multiple entrepreneurial areas including insurance, office supply business,bookstore, farming and agriculture. In addition to his 43 year of teaching experience! Get to know him when you visit campus, his depth of knowledge and care for students can’t be shown on paper.Or meet with Professor Randall Spindle who has a vast knowledge in the liberal arts and business and has been a student favorite, twice award “Professor of the Year” by their votes.

After Graduation Opportunities in Business Administration

SNU graduates hold the knowledge to get great jobs. Pair that with the mock interviews you will participate in as a senior will leave you prepared for interviews and improve your chances of being hired for your dream business career.Meet SNU Business Graduate, Jon Cargill, Chief Financial Officer for Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc headquarters in Oklahoma City. Cargill is responsible for all financial aspects of the company—payroll, tax compliance, risk management.Quite a job for the crafts retailer with more than 500 stores and $3 billion in annual sales. 

Through building teams and implementing new systems in accounting,payroll, human resources, and point of sale, the company has grown 200% in the last 12 years.When asked how he got where he is,Cargill answers, “Grace of God.Obviously the skills and training you learn in your field of study are the foundation of your career. However, the difference maker in my life and in the employees I wish to hire is the character factors that SNU helps build in young people. There is no shortage of people who have the skills to do certain jobs but I want people who, on top of that, are honest, diligent,trustworthy, loyal, etc. SNU builds these traits in its students because they are the fruits of our faith in Christ.”

Business Administration Careers

When you graduate with your degree in business from SNU, you’ll have the preparation you need for a successful career in many professions such as:

  • Management
  • Consulting
  • Administration
  • Government
  • Business

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Business Administration Major, School of Business - Southern Nazarene University, Bethany, Oklahoma


The Program 
 •Accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools & Programs (ACBSP)
 •Experiential based learning with an emphasis on team development
 •Strong Ethics orientation
 •International summer internship opportunities through Morningstar Internships
 •Enactus allows opportunities to serve the community or internationally
 •Many on-campus extracurricular learning opportunities

The Professors
 
•Experts in their individual fields
 • Years of business experience: insurance, entrepreneurship, small business, farming, agriculture
 •Multiple time winner of the student choice award, “Professor of the Year.”

The Preparation 
 
•SNU graduates hold the knowledge to get great jobs or continue their education
 •Your credits will be accepted by over 400 ACBSP accredited Universities should you pursue higher education after graduation
 •Mock interviews as a senior prepare you for real interviews as you enter the workforce

CONTACT THE School of Business

Contact

Rhonda Thorson, MSM
 Administrative Assistant, Adjunct Professor

 School of  Business
Phone: (405) 491-6359
Email:  rthorson@snu.edu

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JON CARGILL 

Currently: Chief Financial Officer for Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc, in OKC. A retailer with more than 500 stores nationwide and $3 billion in annual sales. 

Responsibilities: All financial aspects of the company—payroll, tax compliance, risk management. 

Accomplishments: The company has grown 200% through implementing new systems in accounting, payroll, human resources, and point of sale during Cargill’s employment. 

In His Words: How did you get where you are today? “Grace of God. Obviously the skills and training you learn in your field of study are the foundation of your career. However, the difference maker in my life and in the employees I wish to hire is the character factors that SNU helps build in young people. There is no shortage of peole who have the skills to do certain jobs but I want people who, on top of that, are honest, diligent, trustworthy, loyal, etc. SNU builds these traits in its students because they are the fruits of our faith in Christ.”


Our Nazarene Heritage

Founded in 1899, Southern Nazarene University is a private, Christian, liberal arts university - a service of the Church of the Nazarene. Located on a 40-acre campus just west of Oklahoma City, SNU grew out of several small colleges committed to training people for service to God and their fellow man. More than 32,000 alumni work and serve throughout the United States and the world. Read More