Department of Business Administration
The modern world runs on business, and Underwood University’s Department of Business Administration offers three programs that provide top-of-the-line business administration curricula. Learn about the latest in business trends, management techniques, and accounting practices and earn a degree that can propel you to a higher level in your business career.
Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA)
Accounting is the language of business, and communicating financial information has become increasingly challenging in our dynamic global economy. This program provides a solid foundation in the theory and practice of accounting as well as in business administration, communications, and general studies. Graduates are well-prepared for the wide range of career opportunities available to accounting professionals.
Master of Business Administration (MBA)
The MBA program is designed to enable our diverse student body to advance in their careers by developing professional leadership abilities and strategic and creative thinking skills while taking into account the ever-changing global business environment. Students enrolled in this program learn to critically analyze information to solve high-level problems and master new business practices, theories, and competencies.
Master of Business Administration (MBA) STEM Certificate Program
The Master of Business Administration (MBA) STEM Certificate Program is a 48-hour graduate-level certificate generating program designed to connect business and technology. The objectives of the program are to bolster student knowledge in the areas of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Program course material focuses on building business skills using data sciences in support of a technical and science-based curriculum. Students have the option of completing this program in 24 or 36 months depending on the combination of on-campus and online courses undertaken. Upon graduation, students will be awarded a program certificate reflecting a combination of business administration and STEM concentration.
Doctor of Business Administration (DBA)
Underwood University’s Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) program focuses on theoretical knowledge that can be applied to the practice of business and business management. The DBA has the dual purpose of contributing to business theory and further developing the professional practice (e.g., contribute to professional knowledge in business). Additionally, the DBA prepares students to integrate learned theory and practices in business with the context of current issues encountered within the business environment. Students develop proficiency in applied research by improving their methodological and analytical skills and will integrate Underwood University’s core values and ethical foundations into the dissertation process and critical thinking skills used throughout the program.
The DBA program also delivers a professional academic curriculum. The program integrates business theory and practice while enabling students to conduct applied research in areas that are relevant in today’s rapidly changing business environment. In addition to developing a strong understanding of the theoretical underpinning of business disciplines, students develop advanced analytical and research skills that are in increasingly high demand in numerous sectors of the economy. The DBA program offers students the opportunity to complete concentrations in Marketing, Organizational Leadership, Management, and Christian Ethics and Not-for-Profit Management.