Division of

Business

Undergraduate Program

The Division of Business offers CRC students opportunities to serve their community as highly qualified, accomplished, and responsible members of society. We envision our graduates to have a high degree of competence, capability, and integrity needed to be successful leaders in the business world as well as an understanding of the fundamental principles of the major business disciplines. Our vision includes instilling Christian values because not only do we believe in a quality higher education but also a Higher Power.

The Department of Business offers the following degrees:

1. A Bachelor of Science in Business Administration 

2. A Bachelor of Science in Marketing

3. A Bachelor of Science in Sports Management

Students not enrolled in the Business Administration major can choose to pursue a minor in Business administration. Students enrolled in the Business Administration major can choose to pursue any of the three other minors CRC offers, including:

1. Christian Leadership and Management

2. Biblical Studies

3. Education

Chat with an advisor to determine which minor is right for you. 

CRC not only helped me strengthen my personal, moral and ethical beliefs, but my professors in the business department extended their knowledge on how to take my beliefs and apply them to the business world. My degree has helped to jump-start my career in banking. I will always cherish the time I had at Crowley’s Ridge College and be grateful for the opportunities and friendships I have gained from it.
Logan Russell
(B.S., Business Administration '19)

DIVISIONAL LINKS

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES FOR A DEGREE IN

Business, Marketing, or Sports Management

How Do I Earn a B.S. in Business Administration?

Prerequisites

The business degree programs require students to take a prescribed set (42 hours) of foundation courses. Students earning a business degree or business minor with the exception of Sports Management, must take MTH 123 College Algebra. Sports Management majors have a choice of Accounting or Consumer Finance. If Accounting is chosen, MTH 123 College Algebra must be taken.

For a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration students must:

– Earn a minimum of 120 Academic Credits

– Fulfill all General Education requirements (42 hours)

– Fulfill all Business Core requirements (42 hours) (A minimum of 32 hours must be completed in-residency)

– Fulfill the Junior/Senior Business Electives (18 hours)

– Fulfill all General Elective requirements (18 Hours)

– Maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.0 in all coursework

Biblical Studies (6 hours)

BIB 111   Old Testament Survey (1 hour)

BIB 121   New Testament Survey (1 hour)

Four of the following (4 hours)

BIB 211   Life and Teaching s of Christ (1 hour)

BIB 221   Acts of the Apostles (1 hour)

BIB 231   Church History (1 hour)

BIB 241   The Pentateuch (1 hour)

BIB 261   Marriage and the Home (1 hour)

Humanities and Fine Arts (18 hours)

ENG 113   Freshman Composition I (3 hours)

ENG 123   Freshman Composition II (3 hours)

ENG 213 or ENG 223   Masterpieces of World Literature I or II (3 hours)

CMM 133   Introduction to Human Communication (3 hours)

One of the following (3 hours):

ART 113   Art Appreciation (3 hours)

MUS 213   Music Appreciation (3 hours)

DRM 213   Introduction to Theatre (3 hours)

Social Science and Human Behavior (15 hours)

One of the following (3 hours):

HST 113   U.S. to 1876 (3 hours)

HST 123   U.S. Since 1876 (3 hours)

PSC 113   American National Government (3 hours)

Four of the following (3 hours):

GEO 243   Introduction to Geography (3 hours)

HST 213   Western Civilization to 1500 (3 hours)

HST 223   Western Civilization since 1500 (3 hours)

PSY 123   Introduction to Psychology (3 hours)

SOC 123   Introduction to Sociology (3 hours)

ECN 213   Macroeconomics (3 hours)

Natural Science and Mathematics (7 hours)

PHY111/113   Physical Science Lecture with Lab (4 hours)

or

BIO 121/123   Biological Science Lecture with Lab (4 hours)

and

MTH 123   College Algebra (3 hours)

Health, Physical Education, and Wellness (2 hours)

HPE 112   Concepts of Lifetime Fitness (2 hours)

General Electives (18 hours)

Business Administration Core (42 hours)

ACT 213   Principles of Accounting I (3 hours)

BUS 203   Business Statistics (3 hours)

BUS 223   Business Communications (3 hours)

CIS 243      Microcomputer Applications (3 hours)

ECN 213    Macroeconomics (3 hours)

ECN 223   Microeconomics (3 hours)

BUS 313   Legal Environment of Business (3 hours)

BUS 433   Business Ethics (3 hours)

MGM 313   Principles of Management (3 hours)

MKT 313   Principles of Marketing (3 hours)

BUS 473   Business Internship (3 hours)

BUS 493   Business Capstone Class (3 hours)

FIN 413   Corporate Finance (3 hours)

MGM 433   Managerial Communications (3 hours)

Business Junior/Senior Electives (18 hours)

Business electives include 300-400 level courses with the following prefixes: ACT, BUS, CIS, ECN, FIN, MGM and MKT.

How Do I Earn a B.S. in Marketing?

Prerequisites

The business degree programs require students to take a prescribed set (42 hours) of foundation courses. Students earning a business degree or business minor with the exception of Sports Management, must take MTH 123 College Algebra. Sports Management majors have a choice of Accounting or Consumer Finance. If Accounting is chosen, MTH 123 College Algebra must be taken.

For a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing students must:

– Earn a minimum of 120 Academic Credits

– Fulfill all General Education requirements (42 hours)

– Fulfill all Marketing Core requirements (42 hours) (A minimum of 32 hours must be completed in-residency)

– Fulfill the Junior/Senior Business Electives (18 hours)

– Fulfill all General Elective requirements (18 Hours)

– Maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.0 in all coursework

Biblical Studies (6 hours)

BIB 111   Old Testament Survey (1 hour)

BIB 121   New Testament Survey (1 hour)

Four of the following (4 hours)

BIB 211   Life and Teaching s of Christ (1 hour)

BIB 221   Acts of the Apostles (1 hour)

BIB 231   Church History (1 hour)

BIB 241   The Pentateuch (1 hour)

BIB 261   Marriage and the Home (1 hour)

Humanities and Fine Arts (18 hours)

ENG 113   Freshman Composition I (3 hours)

ENG 123   Freshman Composition II (3 hours)

ENG 213 or ENG 223   Masterpieces of World Literature I or II (3 hours)

CMM 133   Introduction to Human Communication (3 hours)

One of the following (3 hours):

ART 113   Art Appreciation (3 hours)

MUS 213   Music Appreciation (3 hours)

DRM 213   Introduction to Theatre (3 hours)

Social Science and Human Behavior (15 hours)

One of the following (3 hours):

HST 113   U.S. to 1876 (3 hours)

HST 123   U.S. Since 1876 (3 hours)

PSC 113   American National Government (3 hours)

Four of the following (3 hours):

GEO 243   Introduction to Geography (3 hours)

HST 213   Western Civilization to 1500 (3 hours)

HST 223   Western Civilization since 1500 (3 hours)

PSY 123   Introduction to Psychology (3 hours)

SOC 123   Introduction to Sociology (3 hours)

ECN 213   Macroeconomics (3 hours)

Natural Science and Mathematics (7 hours)

PHY111/113   Physical Science Lecture with Lab (4 hours)

or

BIO 121/123   Biological Science Lecture with Lab (4 hours)

and

MTH 123   College Algebra (3 hours)

Health, Physical Education, and Wellness (2 hours)

HPE 112   Concepts of Lifetime Fitness (2 hours)

General Electives (18 hours)

Marketing Core (42 hours)

ACT 213   Principles of Accounting (3 hours)

BUS 223   Business Communications (3 hours)

BUS 433   Business Ethics (3 hours)

CIS 243   Microcomputer Applications (3 hours)

ECN 213   Macroeconomics (3 hours)

ECN 233   Microeconomics (3 hours)

MGM 433   Managerial Communications (3 hours)

MGM 443   Human Resource Management (3 hours)

MKT 313   Principles of Marketing (3 hours)

MKT 333   Consumer Behavior (3 hours)

MKT 413   Promotional Strategies (3 hours)

MKT 423   Marketing Research (3 hours)

MKT 433   Marketing Strategy Seminar (3 hours)

BUS 493   Business Capstone (3 hours)

Marketing Junior/Senior Electives (18 hours)

Marketing electives include 300-400 level courses with the following prefixes: ACT, BUS, CIS, ECN, FIN, MGM and MKT.

How Do I Earn a B.S. in Sports Management?

Prerequisites

The business degree programs require students to take a prescribed set (42 hours) of foundation courses. Students earning a business degree or business minor with the exception of Sports Management, must take MTH 123 College Algebra. Sports Management majors have a choice of Accounting or Consumer Finance. If Accounting is chosen, MTH 123 College Algebra must be taken.

For a Bachelor of Science degree in Sports Management students must:

– Earn a minimum of 120 Academic Credits

– Fulfill all General Education requirements (42 hours)

– Fulfill all Business Core requirements (42 hours) (A minimum of 32 hours must be completed in-residency)

– Fulfill the Junior/Senior Business Electives (18 hours)

– Fulfill all General Elective requirements (18 Hours)

– Maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.0 in all coursework

Biblical Studies (6 hours)

BIB 111   Old Testament Survey (1 hour)

BIB 121   New Testament Survey (1 hour)

Four of the following (4 hours)

BIB 211   Life and Teaching s of Christ (1 hour)

BIB 221   Acts of the Apostles (1 hour)

BIB 231   Church History (1 hour)

BIB 241   The Pentateuch (1 hour)

BIB 261   Marriage and the Home (1 hour)

Humanities and Fine Arts (18 hours)

ENG 113   Freshman Composition I (3 hours)

ENG 123   Freshman Composition II (3 hours)

ENG 213 or ENG 223   Masterpieces of World Literature I or II (3 hours)

CMM 133   Introduction to Human Communication (3 hours)

One of the following (3 hours):

ART 113   Art Appreciation (3 hours)

MUS 213   Music Appreciation (3 hours)

DRM 213   Introduction to Theatre (3 hours)

Social Science and Human Behavior (15 hours)

One of the following (3 hours):

HST 113   U.S. to 1876 (3 hours)

HST 123   U.S. Since 1876 (3 hours)

PSC 113   American National Government (3 hours)

Four of the following (3 hours):

GEO 243   Introduction to Geography (3 hours)

HST 213   Western Civilization to 1500 (3 hours)

HST 223   Western Civilization since 1500 (3 hours)

PSY 123   Introduction to Psychology (3 hours)

SOC 123   Introduction to Sociology (3 hours)

ECN 213   Macroeconomics (3 hours)

Natural Science and Mathematics (7 hours)

PHY111/113   Physical Science Lecture with Lab (4 hours)

or

BIO 121/123   Biological Science Lecture with Lab (4 hours)

and

MTH 123   College Algebra (3 hours)

Health, Physical Education, and Wellness (2 hours)

HPE 112   Concepts of Lifetime Fitness (2 hours)

General Electives (18 hours)

Sports Management Core (42 hours)

HPE 243   Foundations of PE (3 hours)

HPE 323   Care & Prevention of Athletic Injuries (3 hours)

HPE 333   Sports Marketing and Promotion (3 hours)

HPE 353   Sports in Society (3 hours)

HPE 413   Legal Issues in Sports ( 3 hours)

HPE 423   Orga & Admin of Sports Progs & Sports Org (3 hours)

HPE 433   Philosophy & Ethics in Sports( 3 hours)

MGM 323   Organizational Management (3 hours)

ACT 213or Principles of Accounting I (3 hours)

FIN 313   Consumer Finance (3 hours)

BUS 223   Business Communications (3 hours)

CIS 243   Microcomputer Applications (3 hours)

ECN 213 or Macroeconomics (3 hours)

ECN 233   Microeconomics (3 hours)

HPE 436   Internship 1 (6 hours)

Sports Management Junior/Senior Electives (18 hours)

Sports Management electives include 300-400 level courses with the following prefixes: HPE, ACT, BUS, CIS, ECN, FIN, MGM and MKT.

Minors

Crowley’s Ridge College currently offers four areas in which a student can minor: 1) Minor in Biblical Studies, 2) Minor in Business Administration 3) Minor in Education or 4) Minor in Christian Leadership and Management.

These are offered as components of one of the Bachelor degrees offered by the college. Minors allow students to extend their interest and education by exploring other areas. Students pursuing a minor in these areas should coordinate their faculty advising between their Bachelor program area and the Division Chair offering the minor that is of interest to them.

Additionally, a form—Declaration of an Academic Minor—must be completed and approved. Academic Minors are declared when the coursework for the minor has been completed by the student or during a student’s final semester if the course work related to the minor is being completed in that semester.

A minimum GPA of 2.5 in all courses for the minor is required. The Declaration of an Academic Minor form can be found on the Registrar’s page.

Course Requirements (18 hours)

BIB 113   Old Testament Survey (1 hour)

BIB 123   New Testament Survey (1 hour)

Two of the following (6 hours):

BIB 213   Life and Teachings of Christ (3 hours)

BIB 223   Acts of the Apostles (3 hours)

BIB 233   Church History (3 hours)

BIB 243   The Pentateuch (3 hours)

BIB 263   Marriage and the Home (3 hours)


One of the following (3 hours):

BIB 313   Historical Books of the Old Testament (3 hours)

BIB 323   Poetic Books of the Old Testament (3 hours)

BIB 333   Prophetic Books of the Old Testament (3 hours)

BIB 343   Letters of Paul   (3 hours)

BIB 353   General Letters and Revelation (3 hours)


One of the following (3 hours):

BIB 303   Christ and Culture (3 hours)

BIB 393   World Religions (3 hours)

BIB 363   Biblical Interpretation (3 hours)

BIB 413   Advanced Introduction to the Old Testament (3 hours)

BIB 403   Christian Leadership (3 hours)

BIB 423   Advanced Introduction to the New Testament (3 hours)

BIB 443   Personal Evangelism (3 hours)

BIB 453   Introduction to Christian Counseling (3 hours)

BIB 463   Youth Ministry (3 hours)

Course Requirements (18 hours)

Business: Any 2 of the following (6 hours)

MGM 323 Organizational Management (3 hours)

MGM 333 Leadership (3 hours)

MGM 343 Non-profit Management (3 hours)

MGM 443 Human Resource Management (3 hours)


Bible: Any 4 of the following:

BIB 233 Church History (3 hours)

BIB 253 Christian Ministry (3 hours)

BIB 263 Marriage & the Home (3 hours)

BIB 403 Christian Leadership (3 hours)

BIB 443 Personal Evangelism (3 hours)

BIB 453 Christian Counseling (3 hours)

BIB 463 Youth Ministry (3 hours)

Course Requirements (18 hours)

ACT 213 Accounting I (3 hours)

ECN 213 Macroeconomics (3 hours) OR ECN 223 Microeconomics (3 hours)

FIN 313 Consumer Finance (3 hours)

BUS 313 Legal Environment of Business (3 hours)

MGM 313 Principles of Management (3 hours)

MKT 313 Principles of Marketing (3 hours)

The Minor in Education is a way for students interested in education to explore various theoretical aspects of education and to gain experience working with students in a variety of settings. While completion of the minor does not lead to a teaching license or certificate, students who pursue the minor will gain a strong knowledge base in the area of education and be well-prepared to enter a teacher licensure program, graduate program, or career in the field of education.

To complete the Minor in Education, students must take a minimum of 18 hours from approved education courses. At least three credits must be taken in each of the three sections: Foundations, Human Development, and Pedagogy. Finally, six of the 18 credits must be at the 300 level or above. Students interested in pursuing a minor in Education should coordinate with the education division for advising requirements. 

Questions? We're available to answer any questions you have!

Lou Ann McElyea

Lou Ann McElyea

Program Director
lmcelyea@crc.edu