A Christian College of the Liberal Arts & Sciences

Program Information

Houghton College Adult Education offers you the opportunity to earn a Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Business Administration degree  in 17 months.  As a student, you will take just one course at a time, and each course lasts 5 weeks. You will be advancing from class to class with other adults and staying with the same classmates for the full program.

 You can expect to spend four hours each week in the classroom, and approximately 15 hours per week on homework outside the classroom. The program is designed with busy schedules in mind, and the coursework is applicable to your professional and personal life.

 You won’t encounter any tests in our program – our professors will challenge you to apply the material you are learning in class instead of just memorizing definitions and facts. Our program provides the perfect setting for completing a degree that is designed to help you advance professionally and personally while respecting the commitments you already have.

Majors

  • Management

  • Leadership Development

  • Human Resources Management

  • Integrated Marketing and Communication

All of our majors draw heavily from the fields of business, communication, psychology, sociology, philosophy and ethics and incorporate both classroom and online delivery methods. The course work is completed in three terms, the first two taken in the classroom and the third completed online.

Management

  • B.S. (Bachelor of Science)
  • B.B.A. (Bachelor of Business Administration)

37 credits

The management major provides the background and expertise needed for supervisory and administrative roles in a wide variety of organizations, from manufacturing, to human services and healthcare to banking.

Major specific courses (online):

  • ADC 444 Accounting and Finance for the Non-Financial Manager
  • ADC 442 Human Resources Management
  • ADC 330 Conflict Management
  • ADC 333 Project Management

Leadership Development

  • B.S. (Bachelor of Science)
  • B.B.A. (Bachelor of Business Administration)

40 credits

The leadership development major is an intentional and creative blend of theory and evaluation of application. Students will acquire and practice supervision and leadership skills, including effective communication, critical thinking, collaborative team building and complex leadership problem-solving skills, all of which can be immediately applied in all sizes and types of organizations.

Major specific courses (online):

  • ADC 320 Leadership Development
  • ADC 215 Interpersonal Communication
  • ADC 217 Social Psychology
  • ADC 330 Conflict Management
  • ADC 335 Leading Change

Human Resources Management

  • B.S. (Bachelor of Science)
  • B.B.A. (Bachelor of Business Administration)

40 credits

The human resources management major equips students to handle a company’s most precious resource – its people. Students will learn about the ethical, legal, and social factors that shape today’s workforce. Courses will cover a variety of subjects, from recruitment and training to labor laws, compensation, and benefits.

Major specific courses (online):

  • ADC 442 Human Resources Management
  • ADC 311 Employment Law
  • ADC 446 Staffing and Performance Management
  • ADC 448 Employee Training and Development
  • ADC 460 Managing Total Rewards: Compensation and Benefits

Integrated Marketing and Communication

  • B.S. (Bachelor of Science)
  • B.B.A. (Bachelor of Business Administration)

37 credits

The integrated marketing and communication major will develop a defined competence in the communication components of marketing, including advertising, public relations, marketing events, and electronic initiatives. The focus is to enable students to assume a role in a marketing or promotions department with the ability to understand, manage, and implement an expected set of professional tasks.

Major specific courses (online):

  • ADC 218 Marketing Principles
  • ADC 312 Advertising Principles
  • ADC 319 Marketing Research
  • ADC 430 Integrated Marketing and Communication

Questions? Contact an enrollment advisor to learn more!

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