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Undergraduate Catalog 2018-2019

School of Business

Administration

David Calland, B.S., M.B.A., Ph.D.
Interim Dean, School of Business
Associate Professor of Business

Anita Satterlee, B.S., M.A., Ed.D.
Associate Dean, School of Business
Professor of Business

Melanie Hicks, B.S., M.B.A., D.B.A.
Associate Dean, School of Business
Director of Accreditation
Professor of Accounting

Gene Sullivan, B.S., M.S., M.R.E., Ph.D.
Co-Chair, Department of Accounting, Finance, and Economics
Professor of Accounting 

Terrence Conner, B.S., M.A.
Chair, School of Business
Assistant Professor of Business

David Donahoo, B.S., M.S.
Chair, Department of Computer Science
Assistant Professor of Information Systems

W. Michael Floyd, B.S., M.A.R.
Online Chair, School of Business
Assistant Professor of Business

Michael J. Hart, B.S., M.S., M.A.R., Ed.D., Ph.D.
Chair, Information Technology, Informatics, Information Systems
Associate Professor of Information Technology

Emily Knowles, B.S., M.A., D.B.A.
Chair, School of Business
Assistant Professor of Business

Elizabeth Koss, B.S., M.B.A., CPA
Chair, Department of Accounting, Finance, and Economics
Assistant Professor of Business

Eric Richardson, B.S., M.B.A., Ph.D.
Chair, School of Business
Associate Professor of Business

Kendrick Brunson, B.A., M.B.A., D.B.A.
Chair, Department of Human Resources, International Business, Management, Project Management
Associate Professor of Business

Wade Schofield, B.S., M.S.
Chair, Information Technology
Assistant Professor of Information Technology


Program Directors

A listing of program directors can be viewed at http://www.liberty.edu/programdirectors.


Faculty

The faculty roster, which can be sorted by department, is available at https://www.liberty.edu/index.cfm?action=faculty&PID=19959&CatID=31.


RESEARCH INTENSIVE COURSES
All research intensive courses are listed online at https://www.liberty.edu/academics/qualityenhancement/index.cfm?PID=32835.


ACCREDITATION
Liberty University’s School of Business has achieved voluntary accreditation from the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP), demonstrating it has met standards of business education that promote teaching excellence.

Undergraduate programs that have achieved accredited status include:

  • A.A. in Accounting
  • A.A. in Business
  • A.A. in Business Management Information Systems
  • B.S. in Accounting
  • B.S. in Information Systems
  • B.S. in Information Technology

ACBSP accreditation encompasses both resident and distance learning programs.

PURPOSE
To educate our Business students with the values, knowledge, and skills they need in the development of the whole person to enable them to impact their world. Inherent in this mission are the following fundamental imperatives:

  1. That all teaching be given within a distinctively Christian worldview;
  2. That the Word of God be honored as the final authority for life and practice;
  3. That justice and ethics be exalted within a context of limited government and a free market system in a global economy;
  4. That all of life’s tasks are sacred and are to be done as unto the Lord;
  5. That the education process be a collaboration with faculty and staff, helping to transform students into self sufficient, lifelong learners; and
  6. That courses of instruction be designed and delivered to provide our graduates with a competitive advantage as they pursue their chosen careers.

BUSINESS INTERNSHIP PROGRAM
Integration of theory and practice is the purpose of the Business Internship Program at Liberty. Hands-on learning, in addition to classroom learning, gives the student a perspective that is very valuable upon graduation. The internship experience provides a basis for career decisions, as well as experience that will assist the student in securing employment.

Juniors and seniors who wish to be considered for the internship program should contact the Business Internship Director to discuss qualifications for and the methods of obtaining internships.

SIGMA BETA DELTA AND DELTA MU DELTA HONOR SOCIETY
Sigma Beta Delta and Delta Mu Delta are honor societies for students of business, management or administration. The honor societies recognize students who have achieved superior academic performance through the pursuit of wisdom, honor, and the pursuit of meaningful aspirations. Membership invitations are forwarded each spring to accounting and business majors who rank in the upper 20 percent of the class.

TEACHER LICENSURE
Teacher preparation and endorsement in Business is available through the School of Business in cooperation with the Teacher Education Department. Those wishing to pursue a teacher-related program should seek information from the Teacher Licensure Office in the School of Education.

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY COMPETENCY REQUIREMENTS

PURPOSE
Information Technology (INFT) is designed to assist students in developing and demonstrating foundational technology competency and proficiency that will lead to success in their college program coursework and future careers.  All incoming residential students, both freshmen and transfer, have the option to take an assessment in Information Technology their first semester to determine basic competency.  The Information Technology assessment covers areas in computer concepts, including file management, email, word processing, spreadsheets, and presentation software.

The competency requirements may be met by either passing the assessments or taking a course, INFT 110 (Computer Concepts and Applications) or INFT 111 (Computer Concepts and Applications – MAC only).  In addition, students may complete a combination of assessments and coursework (INFT 102, 103, and/or 104) to fulfill the competency requirements. Online students develop their technology skills by other varied means, and online students beginning at Liberty complete UNIV 104 (Instructional Technology for Online Learning) to assure technological competency.  


Career Opportunities

ACCOUNTING  
Auditor Internal Revenue Agent
Bank Officer International Banking Office
Budget Analyst Managerial Accounting
Controller Certified Public Accountant
Cost Accounting Tax Accountant                                         
Credit Manager Treasurer
Internal Auditor Government Accountant
   
COMPUTER SCIENCE
Computer Scientists Operations Research
Computer Engineers Systems Analysts
Computer Programmers Teaching in Private Schools & Public Schools
Database Administrators  
   
COMPUTER SCIENCE CYBERSECURITY
Secure Developer Security Researcher
Reverse Engineer Security Engineer
Malware Analyst Ethical Hacker/Penetration Tester
Threat Hunter  
   
ECONOMICS (ususally requires graduate degree)                                                                                                        
Bank Economist Economics Planner
Corporate Economist Educator
Consulting Economist Government Economist
   
FINANCE  
Appraiser/Assessor Loan Officer
Credit Manager Management Consulltant
Financial Analyst Real Estate Agent/Broker
Insurance Adjuster Securities Analyst
Insurance Agent/Broker Securities Broker
Internal Revenue Agent Treasurer
Investment Banker Trust Officer
   
HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT  
HR Generalist Staffing Manager
HR Manager Recruiting Manager
Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Safety Manager
Compensation, and Benefits Manager/Director Equal Employment Specialist
Corporate Compensation and Benefits Executive                         Employee and Labor Relations Specialist
Training and Development  
   
INFORMATION SYSTEMS
Requirements Analyst Information Specialist
Information Analyst Computer Support Specialist
Information Systems Analyst Help Desk Specialist
Programmer Systems Testing Specialist
Business Systems Analyst Database Administrator
Computer Systems Analyst Computer Systems Administrator
Network Systems Analyst Network Systems Administrator
Data Communications Analyst Teaching in Private & Public Schools
Information Systems Specialist  
   
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS  
Communications Manager Missions Ministry Administrator
Inport/Export Manager Tour Industry Manager
Global Manager U.S. Department of Homeland Security
International Financial Manager U.S. Department of Commerce International Trade Specialist
International Marketing Manager U.S. Department of State
International Transportation and Shipping Executive  
   
MANAGEMENT  
Branch Manager Merchandising Manager
City Manager Human Resource Manager
Department Manager Retail Manager
   
MARKETING  
Account Executive Insurance Agent/Broker
Advertising Executive Real Estate Agent/Broker
Director of Marketing Purchasing Agent
Hotel/Motel Manager Merchandise Manager
Branch Sales Manager Retail Sales Manager
Product/Brand Manager Sales Manager
Manufacturer Sales Representative Sales Representative

Accounting Major (B.S.)

PURPOSE 
Liberty University’s accounting program prepares students to be effective leaders in business. The program develops the proficiency in communication and computer application skills needed to work with complex accounting issues. Students also learn to identify, analyze and appropriately deal with ethical dilemmas from a sound moral and biblical perspective.

PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES
The student will be able to:

  1. Evaluate business transactions in accordance with accounting and auditing standards as set by the governing bodies within the accounting discipline.
  2. Communicate effectively in written, oral, and technical venues.
  3. Identify, evaluate, and appropriately deal with ethical dilemmas from a sound moral and biblical perspective.

Programs of Study – Degree Completion Plans

Delivery Format: Residential and Online
Bachelor of Science in Accounting (B.S.) – Resident
Bachelor of Science in Accounting (B.S.) – Online


Business Administration Major (B.S.)

PURPOSE 
Liberty University’s business administration program prepares students to be effective leaders in business. The program develops the proficiency in communication and computer application skills needed to work in all areas of business. Cognates have been developed to allow students to specialize in areas of interest.

PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES
The student will be able to:

  1. Apply ethical business practices within the context of the Christian worldview.
  2. Evaluate the business environment based upon the knowledge and research of the appropriate literature, and industry best practices.
  3. Develop appropriate business strategies, polices, and solutions for sustainable competitive advantage.

Finance Concentration

  • The student will be able to demonstrate the application of various financial analytical decision-making methods utilized by financial managers.

Financial Planning Concentration

  • The student will be able to apply financial and decision-making methods used by financial planners.

Healthcare Management Concentration

  • Evaluate managerial and leadership challenges in healthcare management based upon knowledge of current literature and industry best practices.

Programs of Study – Degree Completion Plans

Delivery Format: Residential and Online
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (B.S.) – Resident
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (B.S.) – Online

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (B.S.) - Automotive Dealership Management – Resident
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (B.S.) - Automotive Dealership Management – Online

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (B.S.) - Communications – Resident
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (B.S.) - Communications – Online

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (B.S.) - Digital Marketing & Advertising – Resident
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (B.S.) - Digital Marketing & Advertising – Online

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (B.S.) - Economics – Resident
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (B.S.) - Economics – Online

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (B.S.) - Entrepreneurship – Resident
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (B.S.) - Entrepreneurship – Online

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (B.S.) - Finance – Resident
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (B.S.) - Finance – Online

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (B.S.) - Financial Planning – Resident
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (B.S.) - Financial Planning – Online

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (B.S.) - Healthcare Management – Resident
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (B.S.) - Healthcare Management – Online

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (B.S.) - Human Resource Management – Resident
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (B.S.) - Human Resource Management – Online

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (B.S.) - International Business – Resident
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (B.S.) - International Business – Online

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (B.S.) - Marketing Analytics – Resident
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (B.S.) - Marketing Analytics – Online

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (B.S.) - Marketing Sales Management & Professional Selling – Resident
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (B.S.) - Marketing: Sales Management & Professional Selling – Online

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (B.S.) - Project Management – Resident
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (B.S.) - Project Management – Online

Delivery Format: Residential Only
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Teacher Licensure (B.S.)

Delivery Format: Online Only
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (B.S.) - Green & Sustainable Management
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (B.S.) - Leadership
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (B.S.) - Public Administration
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (B.S.) - Strategic Marketing Management


Computer Science Major (B.S.)

PURPOSE
The Computer Science (CS) major is offered by the School of Business with the purpose of developing Christ-centered men and women with the values, knowledge, and skills essential to impact computing-related disciplines in tomorrow’s world.

Students are exposed to the computer science core body of knowledge from a Christian worldview. Equipped with a firm foundation in algorithms and problem solving, they learn to analyze problems and design, implement, and test software solutions. Students also develop a strong background in mathematics to cultivate their reasoning abilities. Faculty help students prepare for a lifetime of service while encouraging undergraduate research and effective application of technology from a Christian worldview.

PROGRAM EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES
Our goal is, within a few years of graduating, our Computer Science students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate a sound understanding of the fundamentals principles and practices of computer science necessary for employment and graduate studies.
  2. Apply computer science principles and practices to identify and document requirements, develop designs, as well as implement and validate solutions for computing systems of varying levels of complexity.
  3. Establish a sense of continuous life-long learning and adopting new technologies where appropriate.
  4. Develop skills for working in teams; communicating technical information effectively in both oral and written forms; engaging in creative and critical thinking; gaining and applying business knowledge; building leadership skills.
  5. Display the Christian principles that are the basis for their professional ethics and behavior.

PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES
The student will be able to:

  1. Apply knowledge of computing and mathematics appropriate to the discipline.
  2. Analyze a problem, and identify and define the computing requirements appropriate to its solution.
  3. Design, implement, and evaluate a computer-based system, process, component, or program to meet desired needs.
  4. Function effectively on teams to accomplish a common goal.
  5. Demonstrate an understanding of professional, ethical, legal, security and social issues and responsibilities.
  6. Communicate effectively with a range of audiences.
  7. Analyze the local and global impact of computing on individuals, organizations, and society.
  8. Recognize the need for and an ability to engage in continuing professional development.
  9. Use current techniques, skills, and tools necessary for computing practice.
  10. Apply mathematical foundations, algorithmic principles, and computer science theory in the modeling and design of computer-based systems in a way that demonstrates comprehension of the tradeoffs involved in design choices.
  11. Apply design and development principles in the construction of software systems of varying complexity.

Programs of Study – Degree Completion Plans

Delivery Format: Residential Only
Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (B.S.) - Cyber Security
Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (B.S.) - General
Bachelor of Science in Computer Science  (B.S.) - Information Security
Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (B.S.) - Software Engineering
Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (B.S.) - Web & Mobile Programming


Computer Science Cybersecurity Major (B.S.)

PURPOSE
The Computer Science Cybersecurity major has the purpose of developing Christ-centered men and women with the values, knowledge, and skills essential to impact computing-related disciplines in tomorrow’s world, including Cybersecurity. Students are exposed to the computer science core body of knowledge from a Christian worldview. Equipped with a firm foundation in algorithms and problem solving, they learn to analyze problems and design, implement, and test software solutions in a secure manner. Students also develop a strong background in mathematics to cultivate their reasoning abilities and manage advance topics such as modern cryptography. Faculty help students prepare for a lifetime of service while encouraging undergraduate research and effective application of technology from a Christian worldview.

PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES
The student will be able to:

  1. Analyze a complex computing problem and to apply principles of computing and other relevant disciplines to identify solutions.
  2. Design, implement, and evaluate a computing-based solution to meet a given set of computing requirements in the context of the program’s discipline.
  3. Communicate effectively in a variety of professional contexts.
  4. Recognize professional responsibilities and make informed judgments in computing practice based on legal and ethical principles.
  5. Function effectively as a member or leader of a team engaged in activities appropriate to the program’s discipline.
  6. Apply computer science theory and software development fundamentals to produce computing-based solutions.
  7. Apply security principles and practices to the environment, hardware, software, and human aspects of a system.
  8. Analyze and evaluate systems with respect to maintaining operations in the presence of risks and threats.
  9. Conduct best practices in computer science while maintaining a Christian worldview.

Programs of Study – Degree Completion Plans

Delivery Format: Online Only
Bachelor of Science in Computer Science Cybersecurity


Healthcare Administration Major (B.S.)

PURPOSE
The Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration is a 120-hour program that provides baccalaureate level training to prepare students for market, as managers within the healthcare field. In accordance with the mission of Liberty University, the undergraduate faculty seek to educate the whole person, developing the values, knowledge, and skills individuals need to impact the field of healthcare. The context for all instruction is the Christian worldview.

PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES
The student will be able to:

  1. Incorporate a biblical worldview when providing solutions to problems associated with cost, access, and quality of care.
  2. Examine the responsibility and operations of a healthcare organization in meeting patient care quality outcomes, maintaining regulatory compliance, and achieving organizational performance targets.
  3. Evaluate managerial and leadership challenges in healthcare administration based upon knowledge of current literature and industry best practices.

Program of Study – Degree Completion Plan

Delivery Format: Online Only
Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration (B.S.)


Informatics Major (B.S.)

PURPOSE
The Informatics (INFO) discipline provides students with the knowledge and skills needed to manage the relationship between information systems and people. The informatics program integrates social sciences with multidimensional information systems to develop the ability to evaluate complex information processing. Students will learn about expert, biological, and clinical decision support systems, models, and technology; management of informatics data in database management systems; informatics systems analysis, design, and implementation.

PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES
The student will be able to:

  1. Conduct best practices in informatics while maintaining a Christian worldview.
  2. Apply core informatics principles and practices to determine effective solutions to hypothetical and/or real life situations.
  3. Design and maintain informatics solutions that meet desired requirements.

Programs of Study – Degree Completion Plans

Delivery Format: Residential and Online
Bachelor of Science in Informatics (B.S.) - Healthcare Informatics  – Resident
Bachelor of Science in Informatics (B.S.) - Healthcare Informatics – Online


Information Systems (B.S.)

PURPOSE
The Information Systems (IS) discipline provides students with an applied knowledge of technology, focusing on the information side of the information technology industry.  The IS discipline is concerned with ways in which computer technology can be optimized so that it can provide maximum benefit to a business.

Students in the IS major will study topics such as database management, information systems, networking and telecommunications, programming, project management, system analysis and design, and WWW architecture and design.

PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES
The student will be able to:

  1. Evaluate ethical business management information systems practices within the context of the Christian worldview.
  2. Determine effective solutions to hypothetical and/or real life situations using core business management information systems principles and practices and/or tools and techniques.
  3. Construct applications, designs, and plans in the areas of hardware, software, and web architecture for various program and database management systems.

Programs of Study – Degree Completion Plans

Delivery Format: Residential and Online
Bachelor of Science in Information Systems (B.S.) – Resident
Bachelor of Science in Information Systems (B.S.) – Online

Bachelor of Science in Information Systems (B.S.) - Accounting Information Systems – Resident
Bachelor of Science in Information Systems (B.S.) - Accounting Information Systems – Online

Bachelor of Science in Information Systems (B.S.) - Data Networking – Resident
Bachelor of Science in Information Systems (B.S.) - Data Networking – Online

Bachelor of Science in Information Systems (B.S.) - Database – Resident
Bachelor of Science in Information Systems (B.S.) - Database – Online

Bachelor of Science in Information Systems (B.S.) - Information Assurance – Resident
Bachelor of Science in Information Systems (B.S.) - Information Assurance – Online

Delivery Format: Residential Only
Bachelor of Science in Information Systems (B.S.) - Global Studies


Information Technology Major (B.S.)

PURPOSE
The Information Technology (IT) discipline provides students with an applied knowledge of technology in a business environment.  The information technology program is concerned with understanding the theoretical foundations of information technology, evaluation of appropriate information technology for business needs, and the management of organizational information technology resources. Students in the information technology major will study topics such as database management, computer programming, networking and telecommunications, information security, systems administration, integrative programming, human computer interaction, web architecture and development, information system hardware and software, and enterprise systems and integration.

PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES
The student will be able to:

  1. Conduct best practices in information technology while maintaining a Christian worldview.
  2. Apply core information technology principles and practices to determine effective solutions to hypothetical and/or real life situations.
  3. Evaluate and maintain information technology solutions that meet desired requirements.

Programs of Study – Degree Completion Plans

Delivery Format: Residential and Online
Bachelor of Science in Information Technology (B.S.) - Application & Database Development – Resident
Bachelor of Science in Information Technology (B.S.) - Application & Database Development – Online

Bachelor of Science in Information Technology (B.S.) - Data Networking & Security – Resident
Bachelor of Science in Information Technology (B.S.) - Data Networking & Security – Online

Bachelor of Science in Information Technology (B.S.) - Gaming Design – Resident
Bachelor of Science in Information Technology (B.S.) - Gaming Design – Online

Bachelor of Science in Information Technology (B.S.) - Web & Mobile Programming – Resident
Bachelor of Science in Information Technology (B.S.) - Web & Mobile Programming – Online


ASSOCIATE OF ARTS DEGREES

Accounting Major (A.A.)

PURPOSE
Liberty University’s Associate of Arts in Accounting program is an introductory program designed to develop your competencies in such areas as financial, managerial, governmental, and non-profit accounting, auditing, and taxation. You will develop proficiency in communication and computer application skills in order to evaluate and synthesize common accounting problems. You will also learn to identify, analyze, and appropriately deal with ethical dilemmas from a sound moral and biblical perspective, utilizing critical thinking and problem-solving skills to formulate solutions.

PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES
The student will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate competence in basic accounting procedures and principles.
  2. Communicate effectively using appropriate research style and methods.

Program of Study – Degree Completion Plan

Delivery Format: Online Only
Associate of Arts in Accounting (A.A.)


Business Major (A.A.)

PURPOSE
Liberty University’s Associate of Arts in Business program is an introductory program designed to develop your competencies in business administration. You will develop proficiency in communication and computer application skills in order to evaluate and synthesize common management problems. You will also learn to identify, analyze, and appropriately deal with management ethical dilemmas from a sound moral and biblical perspective, utilizing critical thinking and problem-solving skills to formulate solutions.

PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES
The student will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate competence in core business principles and strategies.
  2. Communicate effectively using appropriate research style and methods.

Program of Study – Degree Completion Plan

Delivery Format: Online Only
Associate of Arts in Business (A.A.)


Information Systems Major (A.A.)

PURPOSE
Liberty University’s Associate of Arts in Information Systems program is designed to introduce students to an applied knowledge of technology, focusing on the information side of the information technology industry. The IS discipline is concerned with ways in which computer technology can be optimized so that it can provide maximum benefit to a business.

PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOME
The student will be able to determine effective solutions to hypothetical and/or real life situations using core business management information systems principles and practices and/or tools and techniques.


Program of Study – Degree Completion Plan

Delivery Format: Online Only
Associate of Arts in Information Systems (A.A.)


MINORS

Accounting Minor

PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES
The student will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate competence in basic accounting procedures and principles.
  2. Communicate effectively using appropriate research style and methods.

Delivery Format: Residential and Online
Accounting Minor (Resident)
Accounting Minor (Online)


Business Minor

PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES
The student will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate competence in core business principles and strategies.
  2. Communicate effectively using appropriate research style and methods.

Delivery Format: Residential and Online
Business Minor (Resident)
Business Minor (Online)


Computer Science Minor

Delivery Format: Residential Only
Computer Science Minor (Resident)


Information Security Minor

PURPOSE
The purpose of the Information Security Minor is to provide the student with an awareness of the threats to and vulnerabilities of our corporate and national security information systems, as well as develop the skills needed to design, execute, and evaluate information security policies, procedures and practices.

PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOME
The student will be able to design and operate the policies, procedures and practices of an information security system.

Delivery Format: Residential and Online
Information Security Minor (Resident)
Information Security Minor (Online)


Information Systems Minor

Delivery Format: Residential and Online
Information Systems Minor (Resident)
Information Systems Minor (Online)


Department of Sport, Event, and Tourism Management

Laura M. Hatfield, B.S., M.S., Ph.D.
Sport Management Chair
Associate Professor of Sport Management

PROGRAM ACCREDITATION
In June 2011, Liberty University’s Bachelor of Science in Sport Management was awarded accreditation by the Board of Commissioners of the Commission on Sport Management Accreditation (COSMA), the new national governing body for sport management.


Sport Management Major (B.S.)

PURPOSE
The mission of the Sport Management degree program at Liberty University is to help students develop skills to organize, administer, and facilitate sport programs at the corporate, agency, professional, and amateur levels. Opportunities are provided to develop knowledge and skills relevant to the performance of these functions.

PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES
The student will be able to:

  1. Incorporate moral leadership and ethical decision-making within the sport management workplace in the context of a Christian worldview.
  2. Demonstrate professional communication skills in written, oral, and technological venues.
  3. Demonstrate research skills in the area of sport management.
  4. Integrate theoretical knowledge with practical skills necessary for advanced career positions in sport management.
  5. Critical thinking skills in evaluating economic, environmental, cultural and social impacts on sport management issues.

Information pertaining to student learning and achievement in the sport management programs accredited by COSMA can be obtained by visiting the Department of Sport Management website at http://www.liberty.edu/academics/education/sport/index.cfm?PID=69 or by contacting the Chair of the Department of Sport Management at sportmanagement@liberty.edu.


Program of Study – Degree Completion Plan

Delivery Format: Residential and Online
Bachelor of Science in Sport Management (B.S.) - General
Bachelor of Science in Sport Management (B.S.) - Sport Administration
Bachelor of Science in Sport Management (B.S.) - Sport Communication & Public Relations
Bachelor of Science in Sport Management (B.S.) - Sport Outreach
Bachelor of Science in Sport Management (B.S.) - Venue & Event Management


Coaching Major (B.S.)

PURPOSE
The Coaching major will prepare students to work as coaches within the sport industry. The students will develop knowledge of administration, pedagogy, compliance, strength and conditioning, leadership skills, communication, motor movement and film editing.

PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES
The student will be able to:

  1. Develop athletes through a whole person development.
  2. Administer a program with effective communication skills.
  3. Evaluate an athletic program.

Program of Study – Degree Completion Plan

Delivery Format: Residential Only
Bachelor of Science in Coaching (B.S.)


MINORS

Coaching Minor

Delivery Format: Residential Only
Coaching Minor (Resident)


Sport Management Minor

Delivery Format: Residential Only
Sport Management Minor (Resident)


Sport Outreach Minor

PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOME
The student will be able to implement sport ministry principles necessary to serve Christ through leadership in a sports-related ministry.

Delivery Format: Residential and Online
Sport Outreach Minor (Resident)
Sport Outreach Minor (Online)


Undergraduate Certificates

CERTIFICATE COMPLETION REQUIREMENTS

  1. Complete 18 total hours with a 2.00 GPA
  2. All courses must be completed through Liberty University
  3. No grade of “D” may be applied to the certificate
  4. Submission of Certificate Completion Application at beginning of final semester

Delivery Format: Online Only
Accounting
Application Development
Business Administration
Database
Data Networking
Financial Planning
Healthcare Management
Information Assurance
International Business
Project Management
Web Development



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