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  Jul 29, 2021
2014-2015 Undergraduate Catalog 
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2014-2015 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Paul R. Carter College of Business Administration


Dean: Bryan D. Burks, D.B.A., CPA


Phil Brown, Ph.D., CPA
Rich Brown, Ph.D.
David B. Burks, Ph.D., CPA
     University Chancellor
James W. Carr, Ph.D.
     Executive Vice President
     Executive Director of American Studies Institute
Marguerite Cronk, Ph.D.
     Chair of Management Information Systems Department
Mark A. Davis, D.B.A.
      Chair of Marketing and Business Department
Donald P. Diffine, Ph.D.
     Director of Belden Center for Private Enterprise Education
     Director of Economics Department
Randall M. McLeod, J.D.
     Director of Professional Sales Department
George H. Oliver, M.S.A.
Robert H. Reely Jr., Ed.D.
     Associate Executive Director of American Studies Institute
     Dean of Lifelong Learning
Jim Shelton, Ph.D.
Steve Williams, D.B.A.

Associate Professors:

David L. Allen, M.B.A., CPA
Bryan D. Burks, D.B.A., CPA
Bob Churchman, Ph.D., CPA
Keith Cronk, M.Litt.
     Chief Information Officer
     Vice President for Information Technology
Allen Frazier, Ph.D.
      Associate Dean
      Chair of Management Department
Glen Metheny, Ph.D.
      Chair of the Graduate School of Business
Mike Oliver, D.B.A.
Jake Stewart, Ph.D., PMP

Assistant Professors:

Michael Allen, M.S.
     Director of International Business Department
Yessica Jones, M.B.A.
Kenneth Moran, M.B.A.
Zac Muncy, J.D.
Gary Ross, M.S., CPA
Ellis Sloan, M.B.A., CPA
Lori Sloan, M.B.A.
John Stone, M.B.A.
Norm Stone, M.B.A.
Dan Summers, M.B.A., CPA
     Director of Health Care Management

The mission of the College of Business Administration is to prepare Christian business professionals for lives of service.

The following specific objectives have been adopted in order to accomplish the above mission:

  1. To prepare students for service and leadership roles in church, family and community.
  2. To provide students with a good understanding of business principles and concepts and to prepare them for their chosen professions.
  3. To strive to help students secure satisfactory employment upon graduation.

The College of Business Administration is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) for the offering of the Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.) degrees and Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) degrees. The BBA program includes majors in accounting, economics, finance, global economic development, health care management, international business, management, management information systems, marketing, and professional sales. The BA program includes majors in management and marketing and is included in the Center for Adult and Online Studies . The MBA program is listed in the graduate catalog.