“Management is a technology from the 1850s,” author Daniel Pink said at the FPU Business Forum. About 930 people gathered for breakfast October 26 in the Fresno Convention & Entertainment Center New Exhibit Hall. “How many technologies from the 1850s are in use today?”
Richard Kriegbaum returned to FPU as interim dean of the School of Business June 16 while the university seeks a replacement for departing dean Dennis Langhofer.
Kriegbaum, Ph.D., who was university president from 1985 until 1997, is enthusiastic about coming back. “In one sense, one never really leaves,” he said. After so many years as an administrator it was hard to leave the school completely behind, and Kriegbaum has continued to be involved in the Fresno Pacific community.
Theology encompasses a system of religious beliefs and teachings, often outlining a set of ethical standards that must be upheld. The theology and ethics emphasis explores these systems throughout the world, and throught various periods in history, in order to better understand current beliefs.
This emphasis builds on the biblical foundations of the major, discussing a wide range of topics from Latin American religious thought to Mennonite history.
Successful managers understand the functioning components of their organization: employees, production, customer needs, operational needs, etc. The bachelor of arts degree in business administration with an emphasis in management/organizational studies provides graduates with a deep understanding of these core components.
Accounting provides statistical analyses of business transactions: purchases, profits, liabilities and assets. Accountants are in constant high demand, as they help to provide an organization with both credibility and sustainability. FPU's bachelor of arts degree with an emphasis in accounting prepares graduates for leadership and excellence in this field.
The business administration minor is designed for students who seek a basic exposure to and understanding of business. The program serves as an introduction to business-related career fields and practices.
Courses in the business administration minor focus on organizational theory and behavior, economics, accounting and marketing, and allow each student to select additional courses from any of the business administration emphases to meet his/her interests and needs.
Effective marketing can propel a business into perpetual growth, while ineffective marketing can create stagnancy. The bachelor of arts in business administration with an emphasis in marketing provides graduates with training in strategic, responsible and effective marketing.
The bachelor of arts in business administration provides students with the skills required by a variety of careers in business, including nonprofit organizations working in areas of church-related ministry. Expert faculty and challenging courses make this FPU's fastest-growing undergraduate program!
This degree offers five unique emphases allowing students to specialize in the area most suited to their interests: