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Bachelor of Arts in Business


Training leaders of integrity who hold fast to the word of God.

Christ-centered academics and dynamic practical application of the latest business concepts, along with a focus on individual student needs set Trinity apart.

Bachelor of Arts in Business

Where can this degree take me?

Based in the liberal arts tradition, the major is designed to help students develop skills applicable throughout their lives by starting and working in many different types of organizations, including large and small businesses, nonprofits, and ministries. Trinity’s business curriculum has a bias toward practical application. This allows working students to immediately use course concepts on the job.

How long will it take to earn my degree?

In addition to 49 credits required for a major, students at Trinity College also complete 47-62 credit hours of general education requirements. These courses relate to communication skills, arts and humanities, and qualitative and analytical reasoning. Some students can substitute completed coursework that resulted in an A.A., A.S. or A.F.A. degree for those requirements, but all Trinity students must complete a series of courses focused on the foundations of Christian thinking and living. In all, a bachelor’s degree from Trinity requires at least 124 credit hours for those students beginning with zero credits. For more information on degree requirements, see the Trinity College Catalog.

Students who have already completed some coursework at the college or university level have the option of completing their degree online at Trinity. For these students, a degree can be completed in as little as 2-3 years.

What will I study?

Classes that are part of the business core are designed to equip students with the foundational skills necessary for leading and managing in dynamic environments:

  • Required Courses - 37 hours

    BUS 103 Contemporary Economics 3 hours
    BUS 111 Principles of Management 3 hours
    BUS 113 Principles of Marketing 3 hours
    BUS 181 Survey of International Business 3 hours
    BUS 201 Business Law 3 hours
    BUS 221 Principles of Accounting I 3 hours
    BUS 222 Principles of Accounting II 3 hours
    ENG 210X Business Communication 3 hours
    MA 285X Statistics 4 hours
    BUS 411 Financial Management 3 hours
    BUS 440 Seminar in Management Policy 3 hours
    BUS 490 Seminar in Business and Mgmt Ethics 3 hours


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Degree Emphasis

In addition to the core requirements, students pursuing a BA in Business also take 12 hours of courses in one of three emphases.  Emphases are specifically designed to help students gain administrative skills to serve others and make a difference in the world.

What are the requirements for admission to this program?

All applicants must have a high school diploma or successful completion of the GED. Applicants are required to have a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 (using a 4.0 scale) for all prior college work or high school work if no prior college credits. After submitting your application, please submit all official transcripts from your past institutions to:

Trinity International University
Attn: Admissions Operations
2065 Half Day Road
Deerfield, IL 60015

We also accept electronic transcripts from secure, certified transcript delivery services. If your college or university uses such a service, please direct transcripts to [email protected]. Finally, after reviewing your past credits, a counselor will provide you with an estimate of transferable credits and an estimated timeline to graduate.

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Bachelor of Arts in Business Prerequisites

All students in the business program must demonstrate proficiency in algebra and computer skills. Algebra proficiency may be demonstrated by a math ACT score of 18 or higher, successful completion of a college-level algebra course, or achieving a passing score on the CLEP exam in college algebra. Computer skills proficiency may be demonstrated by a high school or college transcript documenting the successful completion of a computer skills course, completion of CIS 100 or other college-level computer skills course while enrolled in the program, or achieving a passing score on the CLEP exam in Information Systems and Computer Applications.