Undergraduate Catalog - Business - Goals and Objectives | Judson University Christian College

Business Department


Joyce Shotick, Department Chair

Tim Carlson, Nathan Chang, Jack Groppel, Joe Jauch, Kilee Simpson, Rob Southgate, Anthony Sparks, Patricia Tauchert, Bill Young

Business Majors

Students pursuing a business major and/or career may choose one of the following:

  • Accounting
    • Provides accounting requirements necessary to become a CPA and prepares students to perform the accounting function within different organizations.
  • Management
    • Provides a broad view of business with specific emphasis on the role of managers.
  • Marketing
    • Enables students to develop business and technical skills for a competitive marketplace that increasingly relies on technology.

Students pursuing any major at Judson may pursue one or more of the following minors and/or a certificate:

  • Business
  • Finance
  • Marketing
  • Certificate in Entrepreneurship
  • Certificate in Hospitality and Event Planning

Department Mission

The department offers a state-of-the-art business program designed to do the following:

  1. Teach students the interrelationships of their business courses while helping them integrate basic concepts into a comprehensive system of thought.
  2. Provide broad foundations of business theories, principles, practices and ethics needed to excel in business.
  3. Train students to be competent problem solvers by encouraging inquisitiveness and analytical reasoning.
  4. Develop personalized faculty-student relationships through mentoring, advising, counseling and tutoring.

Department Vision

The curriculum aims to teach students to:

  1. Strive to learn concepts of business as principles for thinking rather than facts to be memorized for tests and then discarded.
  2. Think in an analytical, systematic manner as they approach business situations and the problems encountered by growing, changing organizations.
  3. Accept change as an ongoing way of life and learn how to identify, adapt to, and create change with the goal of becoming "difference makers."
  4. Approach each business situation with a sound system of ethics and values.
  5. Strive for excellence in written and oral communication skills in order to compete with the best graduates of the premier schools of business.
  6. Learn hands-on, practical business techniques proven by practitioners in real-life business situations.
  7. Learn how to synthesize their Christian faith with their academic learning, to become mature, balanced, successful executives.

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