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Southeastern Announces Bachelor of Business Administration

Southeastern announces BBA degree
BY CHAD BURCHETT   04/11/2022

The College at Southeastern announces its new Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) program with the goal of training students for Great Commission service in the business sector and equipping church and missions workers to be strategic stewards in a variety of contexts.


“The BBA program is a natural fit for the focus of the College at Southeastern,” noted Danny Akin, President of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary and The College at Southeastern. “At Southeastern we are about preparing men and women for ministry to serve wherever God takes them towards the goal of fulfilling the Great Commission.” 

At Southeastern we are about preparing men and women for ministry to serve wherever God takes them towards the goal of fulfilling the Great Commission.

The BBA program is designed to provide students with an integrated knowledge of the functional areas of business and organizations. Graduates will be able to apply the knowledge and skills learned in the program to approach various organizational settings from a biblical worldview. 

“Our focus here is on spiritual formation so that students who go into business will go into business with a biblical worldview,” shared Dr. Harry Carter, Professor of Business and Director of the BBA program. “What we're trying to do with this program is to prepare students to understand business and be able to compete well in the business world, but to do it from a biblical worldview ... according to biblical principles.”  

Consisting of 127 credit hours, the curriculum for the program prepares students for business administration through the study of traditional business topics such as management, organizational behavior, organizational leadership, and human resource development. Major courses unique to The College’s BBA program include Business as Mission, The Doctrine of Vocation, and Ethics of Wealth and Poverty. Pending approval from SACS Commission on Colleges, Southeastern’s BBA program is scheduled to begin in the 2022 fall semester. 

Providing biblical foundations for business, the BBA program prepares both business professionals and church and missions workers for organizational ministry. “The business administration track will help pastors lead the organizational functions of the church,” commented Akin. “It will help missionaries use business skills for platforms to support their missions endeavors, it will help bi-vocational pastors serve smaller churches by providing skills that can lead to financial support while serving a church that cannot support him full-time; and it will help many other men and women be lights for the Gospel wherever it is that God takes them in this world.” 

"Our college exists to train students to give their lives for the cause of Christ in the Church, among the nations, and in every aspect of society,” remarked Scott Pace, Dean of The College. “The new BBA program will be a significant addition to our marketplace degrees that will provide a versatile and professional platform for our graduates to live on mission in a variety of vocational capacities and contexts. Graduates of this degree program, as with each of our areas of academic study, will be firmly grounded in the truth, thoroughly equipped in their field, and strategically prepared to fulfill God’s calling on their lives." 

The new BBA program will be a significant addition to our marketplace degrees that will provide a versatile and professional platform for our graduates to live on mission in a variety of vocational capacities and contexts.

As The College's newest marketplace program, the BBA program uniquely embodies The College's mission to equip students for ministry in whatever context God calls them. To find more information about the BBA program and to apply, visit here, or contact admissions@sebts.edu to find out more.


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