traditional undergraduate on campus

Business Administration (BBA)

The Bachelor of Business Administration equips students with a strong foundation in business administration while preparing them to succeed in a specialized area of study based on individual interests.

Tailor this degree to match your career goals by choosing from one of nine concentration areas:

  • accounting
  • community development
  • information technology
  • international business
  • management
  • marketing
  • music business
  • professional accountancy
  • small business management/ entrepreneurship 
  • sport management

Program Benefits

  • Gain the skills and experience you need to be competitive in the job market. 
  • Enjoy our small class sizes and supportive campus community.
  • Take advantage of incredible internships available in the exciting Nashville market.
  • Learn from faculty who possess high degrees in their fields, who have relevant and valuable real-world experience, and who make an effort to know you personally.

What to Expect

As a student in Trevecca’s Bachelor of Business Administration program, you’ll get the up-to-date instruction and hands-on experience you need to succeed in the fast-paced, modern world of business. Whether your goals include accounting, running a non-profit, HR management or music business, we have a degree program that fits you. 

When you study business at Trevecca, you’ll be part of the growing Nashville business market. Our industry connections mean exciting internship opportunities, which are required or strongly encouraged in both our B.B.A. and B.S. programs. Beyond graduation, Trevecca’s incredible reputation and contacts in the business market can lead to more job opportunities for you. Many of our students have jobs lined up before graduation.

Trevecca’s Department of Business Administration allows you to choose from two degree paths: the Bachelor of Business Administration or the Bachelor of Science in business. The B.B.A. route is best for students who want to take advantage of one of our nine concentrations: accounting, community development, information technology, international business, management, marketing, music business, professional accountancy, and small business management and entrepreneurship. For students not interested in one of these specific areas, the B.S. in business provides a solid foundation in business with the flexibility to enter a wide variety of career paths.

Why Choose Trevecca?

Founded in 1901 and a leader in online education for more than two decades, Trevecca helps students discover and pursue an individual calling by providing innovative instruction; cultivating a supportive, Christ-centered community; and establishing relationships that open doors.

Recognized nationally and locally for academic quality, Trevecca has earned a reputation for providing the world with servant leaders, problem solvers and difference makers. Trevecca’s holistic approach to education encompasses intellectual, social, emotional, physical and spiritual growth.


Course Descriptions

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Financial Aid & Costs

Financial Aid & Costs

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Career Opportunities

With a Bachelor of Business Administration, you’ll be ready to take the next steps toward a fulfilling future. Your degree prepares you to succeed in a wide variety of roles from business management to marketing to community development and more.

"I love the focus on servant leadership and integrity. These principles - instilled in me by my family and then affirmed by my education at Trevecca - have had an incredible impact on my career. When God called me to Trevecca, I had no idea that the impact was going to last a lifetime."

Holly Miller Whitby Trevecca graduate


Course Descriptions

Get details on all the courses you’ll complete as you work toward this degree at Trevecca.

English Composition I
ENG 1020

Emphasizes the recursive writing process through appropriate determination of subject, audience, purpose, and style, with correct usage of grammar, punctuation, and logical organization. Students will use appropriate technologies for writing and learning.

English Composition II: Critical Reading, Writing, and Thinking
ENG 1080

Emphasizes intellectual and analytical reasoning through reading and writing assignments. Includes instruction in library and research technologies and the writing of a research project.

Speech Communication
COM 1010

A study of the principles and practices of effective human communication, with emphasis placed on public speaking. The course emphasizes the critical thinking and skill development necessary for effective speech. Listening skills are included in the study.

Financial Stewardship
BUS 2010

Provides the student with a basic understanding of his or her economic environment and the basic principles and tools of personal financial management. Emphasis will be placed on personal financial planning, including budgeting, managing personal debt, insurance, taxes, investments, and real estate. When possible, topics will be analyzed and discussed from a Christian perspective.

Introduction to Health and Wellness
HPE 1500

Designed to assist the student in their understanding and development of a healthy lifestyle. Emphasis is placed on the components and behaviors that promote lifelong, positive outcomes in the five dimensions of wellness: physical, emotional, intellectual, social, and spiritual. Includes a fitness laboratory component. Fee charged.

Problem Solving: A Quantitative Reasoning Approach
MAT 1080

This course is designed to promote students' understanding and appreciation of mathematics and to develop quantitative and problem solving skills. The course will further introduce students to a wide range of applications of mathematics to modern life. Topics will be selected from linear and non-linear models, logic, sets, probability, counting techniques, statistics, matrices, and game theory.

Issues in Science
SCI 2600

An introduction to themes in the natural sciences that have significantly impacted our world. Among the themes discussed are relativity, modern cosmology, evolutionary thought, biotechnology, advances in modern medicine, biodiversity, and the use of natural resources. Scientific discoveries will be approached with both a historical perspective and a consideration of current and future applications. Interactions of scientific thought and the Christian worldview are considered. Lecture.

World Literature
ENG 2000

Designed to engage students in dialogue with a variety of Western and Non-Western world literature, past and present. ENG 2000 is a recommended prerequisite for all upper-level literature courses.

Introduction to Biblical Faith
REL 2000

An introduction to Biblical faith and literature designed to help the student acquire a knowledge of the basic content of Scripture as well as be able to employ basic Bible study skills.

Christian Tradition
REL 3000

An introduction to theology as it has developed in the history of the church with a view to understanding the relation between faith and life. Special attention is given to understanding the doctrine of holiness.

Christian Life and Ministry
REL 4000

An integration of Christian spirituality, life, and ministry. Through a wide variety of readings and experiences, care is given to evaluate the spiritual structure of the student and to understand spiritual gifts, disciplines, and what it means for each individual to be a constructive influence in the Church and society.

Principles of Macroeconomics
ECO 2000

An introduction to the study of macroeconomics with an emphasis on the issues of inflation, unemployment and growth. Prerequisite to all advanced courses in the department except as noted.

Principles of Accounting I
ACT 2210

Provides students with a basic understanding of the role of accounting information in business. Focuses on business operating processes throughout the management planning, performing and evaluating cycles. Intended to open the door on understanding the world of business, provide insights on how businesses operate, and enable students to become familiar with the conventions used by businesses to report to those who need to know more about the business.

Principles of Accounting II
ACT 2220

Provides students with a basic understanding of the role of accounting information in business. Focuses on business financing and investing events throughout the management planning, performing, and evaluating cycles. Intended to open the door on understanding the world of business and provide insights on how businesses invest and finance those investments.

Statistics for Business and Economics I
BUS 3020

An introduction to statistical tools in the context of managerial and economic decision making. Topics include classification and tabulation of data, tables and charts, descriptive summary measure, and frequency distributions. Correlation, linear regression, and process control charts are introduced.

Principles of Management and Organizational Behavior
BUS 3030

A study of generally accepted management principles emphasizing the four primary management functions of planning, organizing, influencing, and controlling. Special emphasis is placed on leadership, motivational theories, culture, values, teams and groups, organizational communication, and organizational change.

Business Finance
BUS 4030

An introduction to the principles of financial management including the time value of money, risk and return, capital budgeting, sources and costs of capital, financial instruments, and financial statement analysis.

Legal Environment of Business
BUS 4055

This course provides an overview of the law and the legal system and how these relate to the business environment. Topics covered include the history and structure of our legal system; organization of the courts; business organizations, governance and management; and an overview of the principles of criminal law, tort law, contract law, administrative law and international law. Emphasis is given to the inter-working of law and ethics in business decision making.

Business Policies
BUS 4110

A systematic approach to company-wide problems; the structure of deciding integrated policies and the administrative processes that are necessary to carry out policies. Senior Business Administration majors only or with permission of instructor.

Principles of Microeconomics
ECO 2010

An introduction to the study of microeconomics with an emphasis on the individual actors, consumers, households, firms and resource owners. Prerequisite to all advanced courses in the department except as noted.

The Global Economy
ECO 3070

Compares contemporary economies. Explores the institutions, organizations and policies that shape the global economic environment. Includes an evaluation of current policy concerns.

Principles of Marketing
MKT 3100

Business activities in moving goods from production to final consumption.

The Global Economy
ECO 3070

Compares contemporary economies. Explores the institutions, organizations and policies that shape the global economic environment. Includes an evaluation of current policy concerns.

International Business
BUS 3200

Examines the unique problems faced by firms engaging in international business activities. The course focuses on the various functional dimensions of business, such as international management, international trade and economic development, international finance, international law, international marketing, and international production. It also examines the importance of culture and its impact on purchasing behavior. The course also emphasizes the importance of the effects of various environments on foreign businesses’ formulation and execution of business policy, such as the cultural, economic, political, and legal environments of international business. In addition, students are exposed to the various risks of doing business internationally; for example, political and financial risks may seriously affect the value or expected return of a company’s foreign assets.

Interpersonal Communication
COM 2010

A study of two-person (dyadic) communication. Topics include: human communication theory, verbal and nonverbal codes, development of self-concept, perception, impression formation, and relationship development. Preferred prerequisite for all courses leading to an Interpersonal Communication major.

General Psychology
PSY 2010

General introduction to major areas of psychology with emphasis on the psychological bases for understanding human behavior. A recommended prerequisite to other psychology courses except PSY 2175.

General Sociology
SOC 2010

The nature and functions of sociology, the development of social ideas and institutions and the processes of social interactions and social structure. A recommended prerequisite to courses in Sociology numbered above 2000.

Life Science
SCI 1500

A study of biological concepts including the chemistry of life, principles of inheritance, evolutionary theories, biological organization of various organisms, and relationships between organisms and their environment. Issues related to current advances in biotechnology and medicine are also considered. The process of scientific inquiry is emphasized and practiced in both the lecture and laboratory. Fee charged.

Introduction to Environmental Science
SCI 2000

An introduction to environmental science and the scope of environmental problems facing the world. The course focuses on the rapidly increasing rate at which these problems are occurring and the changes they are setting in motion in the biosphere and the interconnectedness of humans in the world ecosystem. This course can be used for the General Education laboratory science curriculum requirement. Lecture and lab. Fee charged.

General Biology I
BIO 1510

An introduction to fundamental concepts in the biological sciences including the organization of living matter, cellular structure and function, food production by photosynthesis, energy harvest, mechanisms of cellular reproduction, genetics, and evolution. Discussions of current scientific issues will also be included. Lecture and lab. Fee charged.

Physical Science
SCI 1600

Designed to convey the nature of matter and methods of study in the physical sciences and to study physical science concepts; issues and values related to the well-being of individuals, society and the environment are considered. Lecture and lab. Fee charged.

Introduction to Astronomy
SCI 2300

Covers an overview of the solar system, extra-solar planets, stellar life cycles, galaxy morphology, and modern cosmology. Laboratory includes observational activities with solar and night telescopes. Lecture and lab. Fee charged.

Earth and Space Science
SCI 2510
Principles of Inorganic and Organic Chemistry
CHE 1010

Includes the basic principles of inorganic chemistry and an introduction to organic chemistry. General chemistry topics will include atomic structure, bonding, chemical reactions, equilibrium, phases of matter, solutions, acids and bases, and nuclear chemistry. Organic chemistry topics will include functional groups and their properties, reactions, and nomenclature. Course does not apply to any science majors. Lecture and lab. Fee charged.

General Chemistry I
CHE 1040

The first course in a one-year sequence for students planning further work in chemistry. Topics discussed include atomic structure, periodic relationships, bonding, molecular structure, chemical reactions, thermochemistry, solids, liquids, and gases. Lecture and lab. Fee charged.

Basic College Physics I
PHY 1010

An introductory treatment of mechanics, vibration, wave motion, sound, and fluids. Emphasis will be placed on the conceptual aspects of these topics with many illustrative examples drawn from biology and medicine. This course does not require prior knowledge of calculus. Mathematics above high school algebra is not required. Lecture and lab. Fee charged.

Basic College Physics II
PHY 1020

A continuation of PHY 1010 emphasizing heat, thermodynamics, electricity and magnetism, geometrical and physical optics, topics in atomic, quantum and nuclear physics. Lecture and lab. Fee charged.

The Physics of Sound
PHY 1040

A practical introduction to the basic principles of physics that govern the production, perception, recording and reproduction of music and sound. Topics discussed include simple harmonic motion, waves, resonance, spectral analysis, audio electronics, auditorium acoustics and hearing. The laboratory component of this course provides hands-on experiments that illustrate many of the topics covered in the class. Lecture and Lab. Fee charged.

General Physics I
PHY 2110
For students with an interest in science, engineering, and medicine. Includes mechanics, heat, sound, electricity and magnetism, light, and modern physics. Lecture and lab. Fee charged.
World Civilizations: Ancient and Medieval World
HIS 1400

A course of study from ancient times to the 1500s dealing with persistent and recurring political, social, and economic issues in history that thinking people have examined and that have shaped our contemporary world. This course covers Western and non-Western cultures. Offered every semester.

World Civilizations: Early Modern and Modern World
HIS 1450

A course of study from the 1500s to the present dealing with persistent and recurring political, social, and economic issues in history that thinking people have examined and that have shaped our contemporary world. This course covers Western and non-Western cultures. Offered every semester.

Introduction to Philosophy
PHL 2010

A general introduction to the study of philosophy, both Western and non-Western. The course is organized around three domains of philosophical reflection: metaphysics, epistemology, and ethics. Representative philosophers from Socrates to Confucius will be used to illuminate the philosophical task. The course also includes discussion of world religions as representatives of non-Western philosophy.

PHL 3070

A philosophical analysis of the narratives and principles that have contributed to moral and ethical norms for human action.

Fine Arts
MUS 1500

Designed to give students a historical perspective of music, art, sculpture, and architecture from ancient times to modern times.

Music Appreciation
MUS 1550

Presents the basic building blocks of music and fosters attentive, intelligent listening to music of different genres and historical periods. Helps the students appreciate, understand, and develop critical thinking skills on selected genres, styles, and periods in the Western European tradition of music as well as examples of music from outside this tradition. Third-party fee required.

*ECO 3070 or BUS 3200: International Business students must take both courses. One course satisfies BBA Core requirements and the other satisfies International Business Concentration requirements.
Information Technology students may choose BUS 3020 or ITI 3250.

*For a complete list of courses, tracks and other relevant information, view the program's course catalog.