Academics

Welcome to the Department of Business at Ouachita Hills College!

We are in the business of equipping students for service as they grow academically and spiritually at Ouachita Hills.

The Christian Business Management Program gives students the opportunity to gain a broad set of skills in administration and leadership. There is a strong emphasis on Christian business principles that prepares them to be witnesses for Christ in the work place.

We are proud of a student-friendly culture marked by responsiveness and flexibility. The Business Department faculty is made up of committed Christian professionals with significant outside-the-classroom service experience as administrators, leaders, consultants and business researchers. We are committed to providing students with educational experiences that challenge them to make a tangible difference in the lives of others, that stimulates their minds and hearts, enlarge their imaginations, and help them to build lasting friendships. By organizing social entrepreneurial ventures, helping people in need, and conducting community education programs, our students can develop empathy and deepen their understanding of the real-world significance of their studies.

We promise our students an extraordinary preparation for responsible servant- leadership in business and service organization.

Come and expereince our Business Department!

Dr. Satyanarayana Ramella, Department Chair

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The Christian Business Management Program offers the opportunity to gain a broad set of skills in business administration and leadership. Christian men and women will learn principles that will equip them to work in both For-profit and Non-profit organizations. There is a strong emphasis on Christian business principles that prepares them to be witnesses for Christ in the work place.

The courses and programs offered are designed to prepare students for business-related careers and/or for further graduate education.

Bachelor of Arts, Christian Business Management

General Education Requirements

Religion (25 hrs)
Social Sciences (12 hrs)
English and Communication (13 hrs)
Sciences and Math (11 hrs)
Humanities (11 hrs)
Practical and Applied Arts (7 hrs)
Total: 79 hrs

Degree Requirements

Accounting (6 hrs)
Business Administration (6 hrs)
Computer Applications (3 hrs)
Economics (6 hrs)
Finance (3 hrs)
Management (6 hrs)
Marketing (3 hrs)
Statistics (4 hrs)
Church Leadership and Management (3 hrs)
Upper Division Electives (3 hrs)
Total: 43 hrs

Associate of Arts, Christian Business Management

General Education Requirements

Religion (15 hrs)
Social Sciences (6 hrs)
English and Communication (7 hrs)
Sciences and Math (8 hrs)
Humanities (3 hrs)
Practical and Applied Arts (2 hrs)
Total: 41 hrs

Degree Requirements

Accounting (6 hrs)
Business Administration (6 hrs)
Computer Applications (3 hrs)
Economics (6 hrs)
Management (3 hrs)
Statistics (3 hrs)
Total: 27 hrs

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Satya Ramella, Ph.D.
Department Chair

Magda Rodriguez, MBA, Ph.D. (in progress)
Instructor and OHC President

Chris Miller, B.S.
Teaching Assistant

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Mission

The mission of the Department of Business is to create, develop and transform ordinary students into extraordinary, entrepreneurial and practical Christian business leaders through high academic standards, superior teaching, quality research, significant service with the effective use of technology.

Vision

We are becoming the foremost Christian Business School in the region, known for entrepreneurship, good Christian business practices, high ethical standards and significant community service.

Our Values

Integration of faith, learning and practice, teaching excellence, research, team entrepreneurship, collaboration, engagement, diversity, community outreach.

Goals and Direction

To fulfill the mission, the department

  • Delivers a curriculum that stimulates creativity; reflects Ouachita Hills College’s Seventh-day Adventist mission; and encourage spiritual growth, moral responsibility, collaboration, and economic and social entrepreneurship.
  • Supports a co-curricular program that offers students distinctive opportunities to grow as leaders, develop Christian business skills, and engage in global service.
  • Assists students in reaching their professional goals, while helping organizations match their specific needs with our students’ individual God given talents.
  • Encourages students to apply biblical and Spirit of Prophesy principles to resolve day to day and strategic business Issues.
  • Promotes a culture where faculty works closely with students to address individual development needs.
  • Develops and supports faculty members to ensure that they are able to succeed both as teachers and creators of new knowledge through research.
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