Associate of Arts in Business

Business & Technology Department


The Associate of Arts in Business is a two-year program designed to provide the student with foundational knowledge and skills in business along with an overview of the Bible and Christian theology.

Associate of Arts
Time to Complete
2 Years
Program Director
Dr Kim Parcher
Program Learning Outcomes
  1. Demonstrate introductory knowledge in foundational areas of business.
  2. Demonstrate ability to work effectively in a team situation.
  3. Demonstrate communication skills in a professional context.
  4. Demonstrate use of introductory critical thinking skills in a business and organizational context
  5. Demonstrate an ability to correlate biblical concepts with business knowledge and practice.
Program Requirements
  1. Complete a minimum of 62 semester credit hours.
  2. A 2.0 cumulative grade point average and a passing grade in all required courses.
  3. At least 30 semester credit hours must be earned at Emmaus.
  4. Complete the general graduation requirements listed in the Academic Life section of the catalog.
  5. Meet course requirements in the following areas:
Bible/Theology (18.5 credits)
  • Old Testament Survey 1 (BT 102)
  • Old Testament Survey 2 (BT 104)
  • New Testament Survey (BT 106)
  • Introduction to Biblical Interpretation (BT 120)
  • Survey of Doctrine (BT 151)
  • Bible/Theology Elective
  • Servant Leader Training Seminar (CCS 115)
  • Servant Leader Training (CCS 120)
  • Chapel (CCS 110)
Business (18 credits)
  • Global Business (BUS 102)
  • Business Ethics (BUS 201)
  • Business Communication (BUS 230)
  • Microeconomics (ECN 201)
  • Business Electives
General Studies (25.5 credits)
  • Fundamental Computer Literacy (CS 101)
  • Fundamentals of Speech (COM 112)
  • English Composition (ENG 101)
  • Introduction to Literature (ENG 102)
  • Transitions Seminar (FND 101)
  • Western Civilization 1 or 2 (HIS 131/132) or American History 1 or 2 (HIS 235/236)
  • Christian Life and Worldview (HUM 111)
  • Introduction to Earth Science and Lab (SCI 230/231)
  • College Mathematics (MAT 140)
My time at Emmaus, studying in the business department, was both rewarding and impactful. Not only did I receive an education that was incredibly valuable, but I also received an immense amount of care and intentionality from my professors that I know is a byproduct of the values Emmaus holds. I’m so grateful for the biblical worldview that pervades each class and informs the way we approach business.
Ben Jason
Talent Director at Chick-Fil-A
Ben Jason, Emmaus Business Graduate

Program Planner

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