About the Program

Business Administration - Sterling CollegeSterling College equips students with skills and knowledge necessary to succeed in the workplace and/or graduate school. Sterling has done so with a practical and relevant core curriculum that emphasizes fundamental business theory and is taught from an application perspective. 

Each student has the opportunity to tailor their business education by selecting a specialized concentration. This combination of core business education with the specialized focus empowers our student to excel in the business environment. 

In addition to coursework, each one of our business students is required to do an internship in their specific area of interest. This internship is a collaborative effort between faculty, the student, and the internship employer. This practical experience is invaluable as the students venture out into the real world upon graduation. See below for a list of businesses where our students have completed internships in recent years!

Biblical teachings are integrated into courses in the business department. Students are given the opportunity to apply foundational Christian concepts to business situations with guidance from faculty members.

Internships Completed by Students

  • A&J Construction, Katy, TX
  • American National Insurance Co, Sandy, UT
  • Berry Companies Inc, Wichita, KS
  • Bombardier Learjet, Wichita, KS
  • Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco Firearms, Reno, NV
  • City of Sterling, Sterling, KS
  • Cressey Sports Performance, Hudson, MA
  • Electrex Inc, Hutchinson, KS
  • Gateway First Bank, Jenks, OK
  • H&R Block, Lyons, KS
  • Heritage Foundation, Washington, DC
  • Hilton Hotel San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
  • Hyatt Life Sciences, Hutchinson, KS
  • Ideon Packaging, Richmond, BC
  • Inprov & Raincloud Media, Southlake, TX
  • JP Weigand Real Estate, Wichita, KS
  • Kaufman Healthcare Center, Kaufman, TX
  • KMW Loaders, Inc, Sterling, KS
  • Lake Whitney Real Estate, Whitney, TX
  • Landscapes Unlimited, Burlington, CO
  • Lenex International, Richardson, TX
  • Life Fellowship Youth Ministries, Frederick, CO
  • LUXE KC, Mission, KS
  • New Vista Health Services LLC, LaCrescanta, CA
  • Northwestern Mutual, Wichita, KS
  • PCP International, West Monroe, LA
  • Perry Hotel, Key West, FL
  • Richland Country Club, Nashville, TN
  • State Farm, Lyons, KS
  • Sterling Services, Sterling, KS
  • Swindoll Janzen Hawk Loyd CPAs, Hutchinson, KS
  • Titan One Development LLC, Loveland, CO
  • Wetherington Golf Country Club, Chester, OH


What Can I Do With This Major?

  • Accountant
  • Business administrator
  • Fundraiser
  • Investment banker
  • Consultant
  • Account executive
  • Marketing
  • Sales representative
  • Insurance Agent

Sample Courses

Extracurricular Activities

  • Phi Beta Lambda

Program Objectives

  • Students will demonstrate the ability to effectively communicate verbally, non-verbally, and through the written word, and understand the impact of communication in the business world. (CTL)
  • Students will demonstrate the ability to critically analyze and problem-solve when confronted with complex business situations. (CTL)
  • Students will understand the process of making quality business decisions and developing sound policy decisions and the ramifications thereof. (CTL)
  • Students will be able to apply and integrate biblical principles into business situations. (MCF)

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Dr. T.H. Kwa
McVay Endowed Business Chair;
Professor of Business
Timothy Thorpe, MBA
Associate Professor of Business; Department Chair of Business
Karen Behler - Sterling College
Dr. Karen (Baehler) Carroll
Associate Professor of Business
Christy Morrison - Sterling College
Assistant Professor of Accounting