Become an effective decision-maker, skilled communicator and spiritually-mature business leader through training in organizational leadership, management skills, internship opportunities and other discipline-specific coursework. The programs in the Hoff School of Business are designed for individuals who desire training and experience in the professional skills necessary to be successful leaders, managers, marketers, or professionals in any enterprise. Best business practices are taught from a biblical perspective, giving you a profound educational experience that prepares you to make a difference in the world of business and in the marketplace of ideas. The Hoff School of Business offers three distinct business concentrations to equip you for your future.
- Accounting: Use your talent for numbers and attention to detail with a career in accounting. Whether you're interested in public accounting, corporate accounting or wealth management, you'll be equipped to excel in the accounting profession. Learn to prepare financial statements, balance accounts, manage payroll, prepare tax returns and build client relations. Many accounting majors go on to earn their CPA license and find employment in a variety of firms and businesses.
- Leadership & Management: Prepare to engage the business world as a leader of integrity and compassion, managing people and processes wisely and effectively. Learn the best practices for operations management, human resource management, the fundamentals of leadership and personal selling and sales management. You'll take core business courses to develop a solid understanding of management and finance principles, and then customize your degree by choosing electives that meet your specific interests and career goals.
- Marketing: The field of marketing lets you create and communicate the look, voice, and brand of a company or ministry. Explore the dynamics of communicating to a marketplace, researching market needs and desires, analyzing consumer behavior and developing a 21st-century communication plan using social media. You'll learn how to reach the right audience with the right message for effective marketing and brand management.
- Sports and Recreation Management: Turn your passion for sports and recreation into an exciting career working with athletes and recreationists. This concentration focuses on the sporting and recreational opportunities that are growing as people increasingly pursue outdoor activities and personal fitness. A sports and recreation management degree trains you in the business side of athletic programs and gives you a wide range of skills to use after college.
The Hoff School of Business develops dedicated, ethical and innovative business leaders who are equipped to excel in a wide variety of professions. Alumni of the Hoff School of Business are working around the globe with such organizations as Nike, Zillow, FBI, Nordstrom, KPMG, Dr. Martens, Moss Adams, YMCA, Willamette Valley Bank, AKT CPAs, Country Companies, Industrial Finishes, TeamViewer, Bonaventure Senior Living, Cenex, MAPS Credit Union, SAIA Trucking, Homeland Security, Harry & David, ProFlowers.com and many more. In 2015, for the sixth consecutive year, Hoff graduates scored above the national average on the Major Field test for business school graduates. (Nationally, 31,195 students nationally took the exam.) The Hoff School of Business ranked in the 80th percentile out of the 489 schools using the exam. Our accounting graduates are well-prepared for the CPA exam, with 100% of those who pursue the exam passing. In 2015, 100% of our accounting graduates also had an accounting position within one month of graduation.
- Profess faith in Jesus Christ and live a consistent Christian lifestyle.
- Demonstrate the writing competency to function successfully at a bachelor degree level.
- Corban recommends a college GPA of 2.0 for students bringing in transfer credits, or a high school GPA of 2.7.
- Have one year of life, work or college experience since graduating high school.
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Last updated March 18, 2018