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Bachelor of Religious Business Administration

Program Description (4 years program - 180 Units)

The Bachelor of Religious Business Administration (BRBA) is designed to provide the knowledge and skills necessary for a successful career in business and administration. The program includes general education, technology related electives, and major courses. Major courses include but are not limited to study in accounting, business law, public policy, finance, business ethics, human resource management, international business, strategic and organizational management, statistical analysis, etc. As with our other programs, there is a strong emphasis on Biblical values and Theological education, as well as General Education.  Courses in the Business major will be taught through the lenses of Christian principles.

Admissions Requirements

Program Requirements
Bible and Theology Requirements: 48 units
General Education Course Requirements: 56 units
Business Administration Requirement: 68 units
Electives: 8 units
Residence requirement:  45 units to be taken at Francis
Admissions Requirements
Applicants must meet the following minimum requirements to be considered for admission to the Bachelor of Religious Business Administration program:
Applicants for admission must be in possession of, or have candidacy for, a high school diploma or GED. The following documents must be submitted to the office of admission by the appropriate deadline:

1.   A completed application form for admission
2.   Application fee
3.  Official Transcripts
4.   Recommendation Form



  • Apply ethical and legal principles to a business environment
  • Conduct independent research relevant to business-related issues
  • Demonstrate written and oral presentation skills expected of a business-school graduate
  • Develop a global business perspective based on the knowledge of foreign business environments and cultures
  • Integrate the knowledge acquired in the program to analyze a business, identify its strengths and weaknesses, and determine what changes can be made for improvement


Sample Course of Study

General Education Requirements: 56 units

Categories Code Course Title Units

(2 courses)

COM103 Presentational Communication (4 units) 8
COM110 Theological English (4 units)
COM201 Public Speaking (4 units)
COM204 Oral Communication Skills
COM250 Integrated Multiple Skills for Communication (4 units)
EN 101 English Composition (4 units)
EN103 College English (Composition and Reading) (4 units)
EN113 Introduction to English Literature (4 units)
EN301 English I (4 units)
Humanities and the Arts (4 courses) HIS 101 History of Western Civilization to 1715 (4 units) 16
HIS 102 History of Western Civilization 1715 to the Present (4 units)
HIS 103 American History (4 units)
MUS 103 Music Appreciation (4 units)
MUS105 Contemporary Music with Guitar (4 units)
MUS110 World Music (4 units)
PHL 111 Introduction to Philosophy (4 units)
PHL 112 Logic (4 units)
PHL 212 Introduction to Ethics (4 units)

Behavioral Sciences

(4 courses from at least two disciplines)

POSC101 Introduction to Political Science (4 units) 16
POSC102 Introduction to American Government (4 units)
PSY 101 General Psychology (4 units)
PSY 206 Psychology of Religion (4 units)
PSY 425 Counseling for Marriage and Family (4 units)
REL 101 Comparative Religion (4 units)
SOC 201 Introduction to Sociology (4 units)
Natural Sciences/

Physical Sciences/


(4 courses)

BIO101 Introduction to Biology (4 units) 16
MATH101 College Mathematics (4 units)
MA100 Math Fundamentals (4 units)
MA102 College Algebra (4 units)
MATH 211 Essentials of Calculus (4 units)
MATH301 Introduction to Statistics (4 units)
PB150 Human Anatomy (4 units)

Bible & Theology Requirements: 48 units

Categories Code Course Title Units
Biblical Studies

(8 courses)


OT 101 Survey of the OT (4 units) 32
NT 101 Survey of the NT (4 units)
NT120 The New Testament and the Biblical World (4 units)
NT 203 Synoptic Gospels (4 units)
NT 205 Life & Teaching of Christ (4 units)
NT221 The Passion of Jesus (4 units)
NT230 Acts (4 units)
NT231 Women in the New Testament (4 units)
NT 305 Pauline Epistles (4 units)
NT 320 Gospel According to John (4 units)
OT210 Pentateuch (4 units)
OT 220 OT Historical Books (4 units)
OT301 Introduction to the Old Testament (4 units)
OT 315 Introduction to The Prophets (4 units)
OT 321 The Prophets (Minor) (4 units)
BS103 Biblical Interpretation (4 units)
Categories Code Course Title Units

(4 courses)


HT101 History of the Early Church (4 units) 16
HT102 History of the Medieval Church (4 units)
HT103 History of the Modern Church (4 units)
HT104 History of the Korean Church (4 units)
HT307 Reformed Theology (4 units)
HT310 History of the Presbyterian Movement (4 units)
THE 301 Christian Doctrine I (4 units)
THE 302 Christian Doctrine II (4 units)
THE 303 Christian Doctrine III (4 units)
THE 304 Christian Doctrine IV (4 units)
RS101 World Religions (4 units)
PSY 206 Psychology of Religion (4 units)
THE309 Apologetics (4 units)
ST102 Systematic Theology I (4 units)
ST303 Contemporary Theology I (4 units)

Business Course of Study: 68 units

Categories Code Course Title Units
Business Administration Course Requirements (13 courses)


ACC101 Principles of Accounting I (4 units) 52
ACC102 Principles of Accounting II (4 units)
BUS299 Introduction to Christian Business (4 units)
BUS240 Business Law (4 units)
BUS 250 Business Ethics (4 units)
ECO120 Principles of Microeconomics (4 units)
ECO130 Principles of Macroeconomics (4 units)
FIN120 Business Finance (4 units)
FIN 201 Corporate Finance (4 units)
HRMN101 Human Resource Management (4 units)
LEDR 311 Organizational Leadership (4 units)
MGMT308 Principles of Management (4 units)
MGMT309 Management and Organizational Theory (4 units)
MGMT410 International Management (4 units)
MGMT420 Foundations of Entrepreneurship (4 units)
MGMT430 Operations Management (4 units)
MGMT450 Strategic Management (4 units)
MGMT250 Business Plan (4 units)
MKTG289 Marketing Fundamentals (4 units)
MSNC301 Introduction to Quantitative Analysis (4 units)
OBHV110 Introduction to Organizational Behavior (4 units)
MGMT121 Small Business Management (4 units)
Categories Code Course Title Units
Business Administration Electives

(4 courses)

ACC 103 Managerial Accounting (4 units) 16
BUS150 Database Fundamentals (4 units)
BUS120 Spreadsheet Fundamentals (4 units)
BUS226 Webpage Design and Development (4 units)
BUS228 Web Design and Development Using Solutions (4 units)
BUS 246 Team Building and Interpersonal Dynamics (4 units)
BUS261 Legal and Ethical Issues in Business (4 units)
BUS326 Introduction to HTML & CSS for Webpage Design (4 units)
BUS 327 Introduction to Application Program Interface (API) (4 units)
ECO 140 International Economics (4 units)
ECO 150 Economic Data Analysis (4 units)
LEDR 121 Conflict Negotiation (4 units)
MGMT 111 Intercultural Competence (4 units)
MGMT 112 Global Development (4 units)
MGMT 131 Service Operations (4 units)
MKTG 190 Social Media Marketing (4 units)
MKTG 194 Marketing Channels (4 units)
OBHV 112 Leadership and Organizational Change (4 units)
OBHV 113 Theory and Practice of Organizational Behavior (4 units)
CS 201 Introduction to Computer Information Systems (4 units)
CS 250 Introduction to E-Commerce (4 units)
CS 300 Computer Programming (4 units)
CS 310 Data Structure (4 units)
CS 320 Algorithms (4 units)
MSCS100 Introduction to Programming Languages (4 units)

Electives: 8 units