Undergraduate Programs (BABA & BATS)

1. BA in Business Administration (BABA)

The aim of the Department of Business Administration is to provide a quality-education program to students to prepare them to compete intellectually and professionally in the global workplace that is changing rapidly and technologically.

The Department seeks to maintain an open atmosphere to foster superior instruction, professional development, research, and community involvement by the faculty; and foster collegiate inquiry, academic advancement, self-enhancement, and a commitment to public involvement among students based on their interest, integrity, and responsibility.

Certain required courses within the business degree program form the theoretical and practical framework needed to succeed in increasingly responsible leadership roles within their professional and personal organizations.

Reformed University offers a 120 hour 4-year undergraduate degree designed to prepare students for careers in the field of business and advanced academic studies.

Program Objectives (Learning Outcomes)

The Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration encourages students to achieve the following educational objectives:

  • Understand the functional components of business: economics, marketing, accounting, finance, law, information technology, and management.
  • Demonstrate evidence of strong business analysis and management skills.
  • Apply critical thinking and reasoning skills to identify business opportunities/problems, develop alternative solutions, and formulate plans.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of business administration concepts and quantitative controls in dynamic economic, political, cultural, and religious environments.
  • Operate effectively in dynamic political, cultural, and religious environments.
  • Prepare for leadership and service in their vocations.
  • Demonstrate effective written and oral presentation skills needed in their vocations.
Admission to the Business Administration Major
  1. Students who apply to the major are initially classified as Pre-Business.
  2. After completing the lower-division core requirements with a “C” (2.0) or better, students may apply to the Business Administration major.

Students must earn a “C” (2.0) or better in core course on average. For assistance in interpreting the requirements, contact the Program Director.

English proficiency requirement

We want our students and faculty to communicate effectively. Students whose first (primary) language is not English are required to have obtained a minimum TOEFL IBT score of 60 or higher or have passed our internal English Placement Test.

Curriculum and Course Descriptions

(All courses are 3 credits unless otherwise noted.)  

GGEN101: Foundations of Learning

Orientation to key facets of college life and proven strategies of student success. Focus on the objectives of college learning, expectations of study, student responsibilities, institutional standards, and overall familiarity with the educational processes that lead to successful degree completion at Reformed University.

GGEN201: Introduction to the Bible

General introduction to the Bible, its contents, themes, people, the history it relates, the stories it tells, and life lessons it conveys. Focus on becoming familiar with the contents of the Bible and learning how to understand its message.

GGEN202: Introduction to the Gospels and Christianity

General introduction to the person of Jesus Christ through the Gospel stories. Brief excursus into the ancient world of the New Testament and events behind the emergence of Christianity.

GMAT201: College Algebra

Familiarizing learners with fundamental mathematical concepts such as inequalities, polynomials, linear and quadratic equations, and logarithmic and exponential functions.

GMAT241: Precalculus

Exploring math from symbolic, graphical, and numerical perspectives. Introduction to polynomial, rational, exponential, logarithmic, and trigonometric functions, complex numbers, linear systems, numerical patterns, sequences, and series.

GMAT251: Calculus I

ISDS101: Introduction to Business Computing

Basic concepts of computers including software, hardware and to manage the computer systems properly in the practice.

ISDS351: Management of Information Systems

Applying Concepts related to information systems such as database and data analysis and the application in the business environment.

STAT210: Applied Business Statistics

Analyzing, determining and understanding the concepts related to statistics in business and their applications to develop more effective organizations.

ACCT101: Principles of Accounting

Develop knowledge in the concepts of accounting and the knowledge of the utilization of the financial resources of the organization.

ACCT201A: Financial Reporting

To originate, analyze and present financial reports in order to understand them, and utilize the data to make assertive decisions.

ACCT201B: Managerial Accounting

Administering and managing resources and organization costs and analysis of the financial variables involved.

COMM101: Business Communication I

Basic knowledge of the writing practices in the business environment.

COMM201: Business Communication II

Advanced writing techniques to prepare and communicate properly in the business environment.

ECON201: Microeconomics

Basic study of the components of the individual economy as supply, demands, price, among others.

ECON202: Macroeconomics

MGMT301: Principles of Management

MGMT336: Business and Its Legal Environment

MGMT410: Seminar in Strategic Management: Capstone

MGMT340: Organizational Behavior and Leadership

PHIL386: Business Ethics and Social Responsibility

FINS301: Principles of Financial Management

MKTG301: Principles of Marketing


ACCT401: Advanced Accounting

ECON401: Managerial Economics

FINS380: Introduction to Investments

FINS410: Real Estate Investment

INBU420: International Business

ISDS361: Business Analytics

ISDS380: Enterprise Data Management

LAW101: Business Law I

MGMT315: Small Business Management

MGMT339: Operation Management

MGMT341: Logistic Management

MGMT345: Human Resources Management

MGMT350: Consumer Behavior

MGMT401: E-Commerce

MGMT420: International Business

MGMT425: Data Analysis for Decision Making

MGMT441: Entrepreneurship

MKTG250: Introduction to Marketing

MKTG330: E-Marketing

MKTG405: Global Markets

MKTG411: Retail Management

MKTG442: Marketing Research Methods

Vielka Veras Santos, DBA(c)
Program Director of BABA
Book Appointment

2. BA in Theological Studies (BATS)

The BATS degree is designed to prepare students for further theological studies and promote the cultivation of a spiritual life. The degree provides not only the basis for deeper understanding not only of theological issues, but also of a broader spectrum of general education. The degree meets the needs of servants who wish to begin or to continue graduate-level theological education for personal or vocational enrichment. It also serves as a basis for lifelong spiritual growth.

Reformed University offers a 120 hour 4-year undergraduate degree designed to prepare students for careers in the field of ministry or for advanced academic studies.

**Note that some of the BATS courses will be provided in the Korean language.

Program Objectives (Learning Outcomes)

Graduates of the BATS program will be prepared to:

  • Communicate the Scripture with clarity and conviction
  • Demonstrate an understanding of modern society and its culture
  • Evidence the personal and professional characteristics needed for successful ministry
  • Implement and answer critical questions concerning authorship, dating, psychology, and place of composition of the Bible
  • Articulate their understanding of the inspiration of the Holy Spirit in the composition of Scripture
  • Have opportunities to join the ministry of the local church under the supervision of a minister
  • Demonstrate the ability to understand the counseling principles and techniques required to meet individual needs
Admission Requirements

A High School diploma or its equivalent is required at the time of application, along with the following:
• An application form completed in full for the program for which you seek

• Non-refundable application fee
• Official transcripts sent directly to Reformed University
• A certified copy of his/her high school diploma or GED Certificate
• A letter of recommendation from your home church’s ordained minister, another ordained minister, a teacher, or a college professor

Degree Requirements
  • The Bachelor of Arts in Theological Studies degree program requires 120 credit hours for graduation. The curriculum includes 75 credit hours in the major coursework (54 from Department Core and 21 from Electives courses) and 45 credit hours in general education course in addition to requirements in other subjects and grades as specified below.
  1. General Education (45 Credits)
    In order to meet the general education requirements, every undergraduate student at Reformed University will complete at least 45 credit hours in general education courses regardless of their major or field of studies. The Reformed University Catalog contains the most updated list of courses for degree requirements:
     6 credit hours in Biblical Area
     6 credit hours in Communications
     At Least 6 credit hours in Humanities and Fine Arts
     At Least 6 credit hours in Behavioral and Social Sciences
     At Least 6 credit hours in Science and Mathematics
  2. Biblical Area (6 Credit Hours)
    BABS101 A Survey of the Bible 3 Credits
    BABS201 Life of Jesus Christ 3 Credits
    Communications (6 Credit Hours)
    HCOM100 Introduction to Human Communication 3 Credits
    HCOM101 Basic College Writing 3 Credits
    HCOM103 Public Speaking 3 Credits
    HCOM204 Intercultural Communication 3 Credits
    Humanities and Fine Arts (6 Credit Hours)
    ART101 History of Western Art 3 Credits
    ART102 Theories of Design & Color 3 Credits
    CHIN101 Fundamental Chinese 3 Credits

ENGL101 English Composition I 3 Credits
ENGL201 English Composition II 3 Credits
HUM115 Critical Thinking 3 Credits
HUM205 Multi-cultural Leadership 3 Credits
HUM210 Leadership Development 3 Credits
HUM245 Introduction to World Civilization 3 Credits
HUM301 Spiritual Classics 3 Credits
LAN101 Spanish 3 Credits
LAN102 Korean 3 Credits
LITR301 Modern English Literature 3 Credits
MUS01 Fundamentals of Music 3 Credits
MUS15 Music Appreciation 3 Credits
MUS20 Music & Worship 3 Credits
MUS205 University Chorus 3 Credits
PHIL100 Introduction to Philosophy 3 Credits
PHIL106 Introduction to Logic 3 Credits
PHIL348 Philosophy of Religion 3 Credits

Behavioral/Social Sciences (6 Credit Hours)
ECON101 Fundamental Economics 3 Credits
HIST180 Survey of American History 3 Credits
HIST225 Survey of Modern World History 3 Credits
HIST305 Introduction to Anthropology 3 Credits
POSC100 American Government 3 Credits
PSY101 Principles of Psychology 3 Credits
PSY210 Personality and Adjustment 3 Credits
SOC101 Introduction to Sociology 3 Credits
SOC201 Race and Ethnic Relations 3 Credits
SOC202 Contemporary Ethics 3 Credits
SOC205 Education and Cultural Diversity 3 Credits
SOC206 Gender and Education 3 Credits
SOC210 Early Childhood Education 3 Credits
SOC301 Moral Development 3 Credits
SOC410 Marriage and Family 3 Credits

Science and Mathematics (6 Credit Hours)
BIOL101 Introduction to Biology 3 Credits
CHEM111 Nutrition and Health 3 Credits
CHEM115 Introductory General Chemistry 3 Credits
COMP101 Computer Science I 3 Credits
COMP102 Computer Science II 3 Credits
COMP103 Information Technology for Every Life 3 Credits
GEOL110 Topics in Earth Science 3 Credits
MATH115 College Algebra 3 Credits
MATH150 Calculus I 3 Credits
MATH201 Probability 3 Credits

MATH205 Introduction to Statistics 3 Credits
PHED100 Physical Education 3 Credits
PHYS101 Introduction to Physics 3 Credits

Theological Study Courses (75 Credits) COURSE CATEGORIES:
BBLS Biblical Studies: OT, NT, Bible Studies
BBLL Language: Greek, Hebrew
CCED Christian Counseling and Education
CCES Christian Ethics
CHHS Church History
MISS Missions
PSMN Pastoral Ministry
PRCH Preaching
THLG Theology
PRMN Practical Ministry

1) BATS Required Core Courses (54 Credits)
BBLS201 Inductive Bible Study Methods 3 Credits
BBLS301 Introduction to OT 3 Credits
BBLS302 Major Themes of OT 3 Credits
BBLS310 Introduction to NT 3 Credits
BBLS320 Introduction to Systematic Theology 3 Credits
BBLS402 Biblical Worldview 3 Credits
BBLS410 New Testament Theology 3 Credits
BBLS412 Sermon on the Mount 3 Credits
CCED301 Introduction to Christian Education 3 Credits
CCED310 Introduction to Counseling 3 Credits
CCES410 Introduction to Christian Ethics 3 Credits
CHHS301 The History of Christian Movement I 3 Credits
CHHS302 The History of Christian Movement II 3 Credits
CHHS303 The History of Korean Church 3 Credits
MISS301 Introduction to Missions 3 Credits
MISS310 Inter-Cultural Ministries 3 Credits
PRMN301 Survey of Church Music 3 Credits
PRMN305 Religions of the World 3 Credits

2) BATS Elective Courses (21 Credits)
BBLL301 NT Greek I 3 Credits
BBLS303 Life of Prophets 3 Credits
BBLS312 Acts of the Apostles 3 Credits
BBLS401 Spiritual Warfare 3 Credits
BBLS403 Historical Background of the OT 3 Credits
BBLS404 Psalms 3 Credits
BBLS405 Wisdom Literature 3 Credits

BBLS411 The Parables of Jesus 3 Credits
BBLS430 Doctrine of the Holy Spirit 3 Credits
CCED404 Art of Parenting 3 Credits
CCES420 Introduction to Christian Ethics 3 Credits
CHHS401 Asian-American Church – Theology and History 3 Credits
CHHS303 The History of Korean Church 3 Credits
PRMN300 Introduction to Reformed Worship 3 Credits
PRMN311 Ministry to Older Adults in the Local Church 3 Credits
PRMN312 Youth Ministry 3 Credits
PRMN313 Teaching Children in Local Churches 3 Credits
PRMN314 Principles of Discipleship 3 Credits
TRU100 Reformed University Faithfulness and Spiritual Journey 3 Credits

Course Descriptions

BBLS201 Inductive Bible Study Method
An introduction to inductive Bible study method, involving the steps of observation, interpretation, and application.

BBLS301 Introduction to OT
This course is an examination of the contents of the Old Testament with attention to the major developments in the history of redemption: creation, covenant, promise and fulfillment of the promises. This course covers the periods from Adam and Eve to Israel in the Promised Land.

BBLS302 Major Themes of OT
An overview of the major themes of the OT such as Covenant, the Lordship of God, the kingdom of God, Holiness of God, etc.

BBLS303 Life of Prophets
A study on the life of the prophets; their callings, chronology, function, message and fulfillment, categories of prophetic oracles, subjects of aftermath oracles, etc.

BBLS310 Introduction to NT
This course provides an introductory overview of the contents of the New Testament with an emphasis on historical settings.

BBLS312 Acts of the Apostles
The lives and works of the twelve apostles in relation to the life of Christ. General information about the apostles, their personalities and characters, their encounters with Jesus, their purpose and mission will be discussed.

BBLS401 Spiritual Warfare
Introductory study on Christian theodicy, the problem of evil, attributing pain and suffering to the mysterious good purposes of God. This course starts with the warfare worldview of the OT and NT and will discuss the kingdom of God as a warfare concept and Christian life as spiritual warfare.

BBLS402 Biblical Worldview
The basic concept, fundamental components of the worldview will be discussed and how a worldview affects behavior and beliefs also will be explained, and the elements of a Christian worldview will be discussed.

BBLS403 Historical Background of the OT
This course covers briefly the history of the ancient Near East, including a chronology, Egyptian cosmology, early Mesopotamian history, highlights of Assyrian history, kings of Assyria, kings of Israel and Judah in Assyrian royal inscriptions, highlights of Babylonian history and Israel’s neighbors.

BBLS404 Psalms
A literary, exegetical, and theological study of selected portions of the Psalms with emphasis on principles of interpretation, exegetical-theological methods, and homiletical application in the Asian-American context. *(Prerequisites: BBLS301)

BBLS405 Wisdom Literature
A literary, exegetical, and theological study of selected portions of the books of Job, Proverbs, and Ecclesiastes. The course will include an introduction to the major literary genres, motifs, and theological emphases of these books.

BBLS410 New Testament Theology
This course will combine an inductive study of the New Testament with a careful analysis of the distinctive theologies of the various authors. *(Prerequisites: BBLS310)

BBLS411 The Parables of Jesus
Selected parables and their application are examined. The study of the parables is designed to aid the student in his teaching and preaching ministry.

BBLS412 Sermon on the Mount
An exegetical study on the Sermon on the Mount in Matthew 5-7. Special attention is given to context and literary structure, as well as ethical, hermeneutical, and theological issues. *(Prerequisites: NT Greek I.)

BBLS430 Doctrine of the Holy Spirit
A study of traditional and contemporary understanding of the person and work of the Holy Spirit.

CCED301 Introduction to Christian Education
A survey of the roots, objectives and practice of religious education in the Christian church.

CCED310 Introduction to Counseling
Supervised exposure to and experience in the principles, methods, techniques & practice of counseling individuals or small groups.

CCED404 Art of Parenting
This course is designed to explore the multifaceted art of parenting. Topics will include the decision to have children; physical, social and psychological patterns of child development; roles of grandparents; the church as a resource in parenting; single-parent families; second families, etc.

CCES420 Introduction to Christian Ethics
A study of major historical formulations of Christian ethics, including those of Augustine, Aquinas, Luther, Calvin, Edwards, the Puritans, and the Social Gospel.

CHHS301 The History of Christian Movement I: The Apostolic Age to 1600

This course covers the history of Christian mission from the Apostolic Age to the Age of Discovery. The spread of Christ’s message of God’s kingdom to the entire world, from the first 500 years AD through the early Middle Ages (ca. 500-1000), to the medieval period (ca. 1000-1500), and into the Age of Discovery (ca. 1500-

CHHS302 The History of Christian Movement II: 1600-1800

This period of Christian Movement will cover the Roman Catholic missions, Eastern Orthodox missions, the beginning of Protestant missions, and the Great Century of missions. *(Prerequisite CHHS301)

CHHS303 The History of Korean Church
An overview of the early period of the Korean church started by the Protestant missionaries.

CHHS401 Asian-American Church: Theology and History
A study of the theology and history of the Asian-American church with attention to the sociological and psychological studies of Asian American society.

MISS301 Introduction to Missions
This course is to introduce the undergraduate student to the unfinished task of world evangelization. The main components of this course include an examination of biblical foundations for missions, missionary methods, the missionary call, and preparation for personal involvement in fulfilling the Great Commission and the great Commandment.

MISS310 Inter-Cultural Ministries
The nature of people in cultures, subsystems of cultures, including religion and language, an overview of global realities, international and intercultural ministry issues, and concepts in the scientific study of language. The class will explore the cross-cultural transition process and introduce internship opportunities.

PRMN300 Introduction to Reformed Worship
Survey of the development of liturgy in the Christian Church with an emphasis on a distinctively Reformed understanding of the public worship of God. The course seeks to prepare students for leading worship in the local church by hands-on experience in leading the ordinary and occasional worship services of the Church.

PRMN301 A Survey of Church Music
Survey of theories and practices of church music, building on musical, biblical, historical, theological and socio-cultural foundations of music in worship in general.

PRMN305 Religions of the World
Major religious groups ranked by size and adherents. The top ten religions in the world and their belief systems will be discussed in relation to Christian missions.

PRMN311 Ministry to Older Adults in the Local Church
This course is designed to familiarize students with the programs, resources, and organizational structures interplay in leading the older-adult ministry of a local church.

PRMN312 Youth Ministry
This course is an introduction to various roles played by the youth leaders in ministering to the spiritual, personal and social needs of adolescents in the Christian community.

PRMN313 Teaching Children in the Local Churches
This course is designed to familiarize students with issues and practices which are fundamental to ministering to and with children and families through the local church. It will provide foundations and practical strategies for teaching children in the church.

PRMN314 Principles of Discipleship
This course explains the need for developing a philosophy of ministry that focuses on building followers of Christ. Attention will be given to plans and strategies for creating a disciple-building environment that can be used in church and parachurch ministries. Personal and corporate discipleship are considered.

PRMN401 Practicum
A ministry experience as a youth minister in a local church setting for one semester.

THLG201 Introduction to Systematic Theology
An introduction to systematic theology: the revelation of scripture, the doctrine of God and Creation, man in relation to God, the person and work of Christ, the application of the work of redemption, the doctrine of the church, the means to grace and the doctrine of the last things.

TRU100 Reformed University Faithfulness and Spiritual Journey
Reformed University’s faculty and students participate in this class to share their spiritual journeys in the past, and their visions for their continuing journeys after leaving Reformed University, in a personal way. Participants will learn the ethos of Reformed University as well as that of each other.

Suggested Progress Plan 

Dr. Dustin Smith, Ph.D

Program Director of BATS

Book Appointment