Current Topics in Business Administration – BUSI 701

CG • Section 8WK • 07/01/2018 to 12/31/2199 • Modified 01/31/2022

Course Description

This course covers current trends in critical areas of business administration from an executive perspective.




Students will be introduced to current theoretical and applied research in business, representing each of the areas of the common professional components. Emphasis will be placed on producing writing that adheres to the standards of the Doctor of Business Administration program while providing a survey of current research in each of the areas.

Measurable Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Synthesize and interpret scholarly literature related to current business topics.
  2. Construct a trend analysis of a concept in business theory  using scholarly literature. 
  3. Examine Biblical scripture and evaluate its relationship to business theory and ethical frameworks.
  4. Apply APA standards of writing and formatting.

Course Assignment

Textbook readings and module presentations

Course Requirements Checklist

As the first activity in this course, please read the syllabus and Student Expectations. After reading the syllabus and Student Expectations, the student will then complete the related checklist found in the Course Overview.

Discussion Threads (6)

Discussions are collaborative learning experiences. Therefore, this course requires 6 distinct discussions. 

Discussion Replies (6)

Discussion replies will be focused on making recommendations to classmates on additional research in their topic. 

For five of the discussions you complete, you will be required to submitted an annotated bibliography of the sources that you use. 

Functional Area Paper Assignment

The course requires a comprehensive paper on one of the common professional components of business. 

Human Dignity Paper Assignment

The course requires a paper that evaluates the legal, and Biblical implications of a specific motivational management theory based on a framework of human dignity. 

There are three reflections on various readings from Keller’s Every Good Endeavor. Each of these reflections connect Keller’s writing with a business concept.