Competing in a global market requires a strong servant-leader—one who can communicate effectively, organize a company’s workforce and resources, and confront and resolve problems in a professional and godly manner. With a bachelor’s degree in Business Management, you will gain specific skills in human resource management, operations management, managerial decision-making, and international business. Maranatha’s instruction is undergirded by biblical principles and fortified by dedicated faculty who have real-world business experience and a passion to pass it on to the next generation. In addition to solid spiritual and academic instruction, you’ll have opportunities to get practical experience through business internships.
This is the suggested class list for the Business Management major. You may also look over the details for our Business Education major.
|Introduction to Business & Management||2||Introduction to Information Systems||2|
|Computer Applications Seminar||1||Microsoft Excel||1|
|Christian Life 1||1||New Testament Survey||2|
|Old Testament Survey||2||English Composition 2||3|
|English Composition 1||3||Science Elective||3|
|Fundamentals of Public Speaking||2||Concentration||4|
|The Modern World||3|
|Principles of Accounting 1||4||Principles of Accounting 2||4|
|Principles of Marketing||3||Microsoft Access||1|
|Christian Life 2||1||Business Communication||3|
|Baptist Heritage||3||Principles of Bible Study||2|
|Literature Elective||3||Probability and Statistics||3|
|Principles of Management||3||Microeconomics||3|
|Business Finance||3||Operations Management||3|
|Business Law 1||3||Bible Doctrine 2||3|
|Christian Life 3||1|
|Bible Doctrine 1||3|
|Human Resource Management||3||Business Strategy Senior Capstone||3|
|Business Electives||6||Business Electives||6|
|Bible Elective||2||Bible Elective||4|
|American Studies Elective||3||Concentration||3|
- Human resources
- International business
- Business owner
Ben Kieckhafer (’04, Business Management) is a senior consultant with Charles Schwab in Phoenix. A human resources management class at Maranatha sparked the interest in what would eventually become his career.
“We did a 401K research project, and that really opened my eyes to the need of helping people become financially fit,” Kieckhafer said.
While in college, Kieckhafer began managing a stock fund his father had set up for him as a child. Kieckhafer also began
reading The Wall Street Journal every day—at the urging of Business Department Chair Dr. Corey Pfaffe.
Kieckhafer’s current job involves a variety of services for Charles Schwab clients. “I primarily receive inbound calls and help clients manage their investment accounts,” Kieckhafer said. “I assist our active traders and high net worth clients by helping them with portfolio building and trading strategies.”
Kieckhafer is active in his local church and says he believes God led him from Wisconsin to Arizona for very specific purposes. It was in Arizona that he met his wife, Jolynn. The Lord has blessed them with two children, Brookelynn and Jonas.
“I am a methodical person who does things slowly and thinks things out,” Kieckhafer said. “For me to come to Arizona would not have happened on my own initiative. Without a doubt, I can say the Lord has been leading me along the way.”