2018-19 Official University Catalog 
    
    May 23, 2018  
2018-19 Official University Catalog

School of Business


Dr. Van Graham, Dean

Dr. Sherry Chance, Associate Dean

Professor: Bob Wharton
Associate Professor: Karen Jacobs, Beverly Rowe
Instructor: Misti Harriss



The Legacy

R. G. LeTourneau is perhaps the most inspiring Christian inventor, businessman and entrepreneur the world has ever seen.  A sixth-grade dropout, Robert Gilmore “RG” LeTourneau went on to become the leading earth moving machinery manufacturer of his day with plants on four continents, more than 300 patents to his name and major contributions to road construction and heavy equipment that forever changed the world.  Most importantly, his contribution to the advancement of the Gospel ranks him among the greatest of Christian Businessmen of all time.  Famous for living on 10% of his income and giving 90% to the spread of the Gospel, LeTourneau exemplified what a Christian businessman should be. 

LeTourneau University’s School of Business distinguishes itself through the legacy of it’s founder, R.G. LeTourneau, who was an entrepreneurial business leader, a pioneering engineer and a man of faith.  In the same way, students see their life’s work as a holy calling with eternal impact, seeking to be faithful leaders in business. 

Our program offers a variety of majors and minors, allowing students to tailor their education to specific areas of interest.  With that in mind, all of LeTourneau’s business majors have three essential components:

  • a strong foundation of general education courses;
  • a solid core of business courses; and
  • specialized study in a specific area of business

Focused classroom instruction and internship experiences, as well as the opportunity to study abroad, combine to help make this a reality - preparing our students for “Every Workplace” and “Every Nation.”

 

Mission

The School of Business engages business students to nurture Christian virtue, to develop competency and ingenuity in their professional fields, to integrate faith and work, and to serve the local and global community.

 

Vision

Claiming every workplace in every nation as our mission field, the School of Business prepares and equips its graduates to be professionals of ingenuity and Christ-like character who see life’s work as a holy calling with eternal impact. 

 

UNDERGRADUATE BUSINESS DEGREES

Bachelor of Science

Bachelor of Science - Accounting (ACT): Global*  

Bachelor of Business Administration

Bachelor of Business Administration - Accounting Major (BBAC)  
Bachelor of Business Administration - General Business Major (BBGB)  
Bachelor of Business Administration - Management Major (BBMG)  
Bachelor of Business Administration - Marketing Major (BBMK)  

Bachelor of Business Administration - General Business Concentration (BBA):Global  
Bachelor of Business Administration - Management Concentration (MGBB):Global  
Bachelor of Business Administration - Finance Concentration (FIBB):Global  
Bachelor of Business Administration - Human Resource Management Concentration (HRBB): Global 
Bachelor of Business Administration - Nonprofit Management Concentration (NPBB):Global  

Bachelor of Business Management

Bachelor of Business Management (BBM):Global  

* Global programs are online

MINORS

A minor may be selected from the following areas:

Accounting Minor (ACCT)  
Business Administration Minor (BU)  
Leadership Minor (LDR)  
Management Minor (MANA)  
Marketing Minor (MARK)  
Nonprofit Management Minor (NPR)  
Project Management Minor (PM)  

GRADUATE BUSINESS DEGREES

Master of Business Administration

Master of Business Administration (MBA):Global  

Master of Strategic Leadership

Master of Strategic Leadership (MSL):Global  

Master of Engineering Management

Master of Engineering Management (MEM): Global  

 

RESIDENCY AND GPA REQUIREMENTS

The University holds to the principle that a LeTourneau degree is symbolic of a LeTourneau University education and of the principles for which LeTourneau stands.  To this end the University insists on a significant residence period as a degree requirement.  Students must meet residency requirements prior to graduation, which are:

Undergraduate business students must successfully complete no less than 25% of the total semester hours required for their undergraduate degree through LeTourneau University.  At least 18 semester hours of the business courses must be completed through the University, and at least 12 hours of the upper-level major courses must be completed at LeTourneau.  For example, an accounting degree requires that at least 12 hours of upper-level accounting courses must be completed at LeTourneau.  Students must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 to graduate.

Graduate business students must complete 75% of the total semester hours required for a graduate degree through LeTourneau.  Students must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 to graduate.

PROVISIONAL ACCEPTANCE: Parallel Enrollment

Undergraduate students who have completed 60 hours toward an undergraduate degree in business may apply for admission to the MBA degree program through the Office of Admissions.  If the student meets all entrance requirements other than degree completion, the student will be accepted provisionally into the program.  After completion of 60 hours, undergraduate students accepted provisionally will be allowed to take up to 12 hours of graduate business courses which also may apply toward undergraduate degree requirements.  Following the posting of the undergraduate degree, the student’s status will be changed to regular admission status if all requirements are met.