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OCU Professor Monte Lobb

Monty Lobb
Dean and Professor
School of Business and Government

The School of Business & Government®, in part unique due to its trademarked name, captures the relevant and deep influences that the world of business has on the institutions of government, and vice versa.

With this backdrop, students have the opportunity to explore one of the following disciplines: management, accounting and finance, pre-law, government and public service, criminal justice, emergency management and disaster recovery, and sports management.

In each discipline, students engage professionals and real-life scenarios to better understand and augment what they have studied in the classroom. These experiences better prepare students for internships and possible jobs, and thus, they are better positioned to serve the church and society effectively.

Degree Programs

Circleville Ohio Campus  •  4 Year Program  •  Bachelor of Arts  •  Undergraduate

The Accounting and Finance Program is designed to prepare students to serve in society and the church with the principle that our work is worship. The Accounting and Finance Program combines the disciplines of accounting and finance for a more rounded education than either discipline alone would provide. The purpose is to give students the knowledge to analyze the financial condition of organizations (private and public) through their accounting reports and financial data. The Accounting and Finance students will obtain the knowledge of the major capital markets and their investment vehicles. The Accounting and Finance program culminates with an internship that provides the student an opportunity to apply management principles and skills learned through their major.

Objectives

On completion of the program, students should be able to:
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    Integrate a Christian worldview into critical thinking and decision making related to the field of business.
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    Demonstrate management concepts in an existing business.
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    Evaluate a business idea and develop a business plan.
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    Analyze business operations and provide recommendations for improvement.
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    Evaluate financial condition and statements of a business and propose courses of action.
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    Apply fundamental and technical accounting and finance concepts.
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    Apply management principles to manage people and processes within an organization.
 
Circleville Ohio Campus  •  4 Year Program  •  Bachelor of Arts  •  Undergraduate

The Business Program is designed to prepare students to serve in society and the church. This program is structured to provide the student with the skills and knowledge necessary to manage an organization in the twenty-first century. The program will culminate with an internship that provides the student an opportunity to apply management principles and skills learned through their major.

Objectives

On completion of the program, students should be able to:
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    Integrate a Christian worldview into critical thinking and decision-making related to the field of business.
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    Demonstrate management concepts in an existing business.
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    Evaluate a business idea and develop a business plan.
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    Analyze business operations and provide recommendations for improvement.
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    Evaluate financial conditions and statements of a business and propose courses of action.
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    Demonstrate critical judgment and decision-making skills in a business context.
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    Apply management principles to manage people and processes within an organization.
 
Circleville Ohio Campus  •  4 Year Program  •  Bachelor of Arts  •  Undergraduate

The Business Management Program is designed to prepare students to serve in society and the church with the principle that “our work is worship.” This program is structured to provide the student with the skills and knowledge necessary to manage an organization in the twenty-first century. Special emphasis will be given to management and leadership principles. The program will culminate with an internship that provides the student an opportunity to apply management principles and skills learned through their major.

Objectives

On completion of the program, students should be able to:
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    Integrate a Christian worldview into critical thinking and decision making related to the field of business.
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    Demonstrate management concepts in an existing business.
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    Evaluate a business idea and develop a business plan.
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    Analyze business operations and provide recommendations for improvement.
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    Articulate and demonstrate management, leadership, and organizational skills.
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    Evaluate financial condition and statements of a business and propose courses of action.
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    Demonstrate critical judgment and decision-making skills in a business context.
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    Apply management principles to manage people and processes within an organization.
 
Circleville Ohio Campus  •  4 Year Program  •  Bachelor of Arts  •  Undergraduate

This program prepares individuals who want to work in the justice field. This program seeks to equip the student for a fulfilling career with a foundational understanding of human behavior within a criminal, transformative, and restorative justice systems. Students will be prepared to serve society as ethical, caring, service-minded individuals and be men and women of character. A major in Criminal Justice opens the door to many jobs in law enforcement, corrections, court-related positions, and security.

Objectives

On completion of the program, students should be able to:
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    Integrate Christian principles in critical thinking, interpersonal communications, and decision-making.
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    Demonstrate awareness and improvement of thinking and learning strategies.
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    Apply current and historical justice principles and practices to real-life situations.
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    Function within chosen area(s) of the justice system with the insight of the functions and interdependencies of various areas.
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    Apply procedural rules and statutes through the criminal process.
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    Design alternatives to the conventional penal approaches through the lenses of transformative and restorative justice.
 
Circleville Ohio Campus  •  4 Year Program  •  Bachelor of Arts  •  Undergraduate

This program offers students preparation and qualifications for work in government, non-profit, and private emergency response organizations. Fieldwork, coupled with a rigorous academic program, helps ensure graduates are knowledgeable, proficient and experienced.

Objectives

On completion of the program, students should be able to:
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    Evidence competence in the field of Emergency and Disaster Management in preparation for private or public-sector employment.
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    Apply theoretical and practical knowledge of Emergency and Disaster Management for saving lives and property from the impacts of crises, emergencies and disasters.
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    Integrate a Christian worldview into critical thinking and decision-making related to the field of Emergency and Disaster Management.
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    Analyze the existing and desired structure, climate, and culture of organizations whose focus is Emergency and Disaster Management.
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    Analyze an organization’s operation and provide recommendations for improvement.
 
Circleville Ohio Campus  •  4 Year Program  •  Bachelor of Arts - Dual Major  •  Undergraduate

This program offers a dual major in Emergency and Disaster Management and Business. This combined major provides preparation and qualifications for an emergency and disaster management career or employment in a business environment. It is a unique opportunity for students considering a business management role in the emergency and disaster management field.

Objectives

On completion of the program, students should be able to:
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    Evidence competence in Emergency and Disaster Management and in Business in preparation for privateor public-sector employment.
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    Apply theoretical and practical knowledge of Emergency and Disaster Management for saving lives and property from the impacts of crises, emergencies, and disasters.
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    Integrate a Christian worldview into critical thinking and decision-making related to the field of Emergency and Disaster Management, Business, and Government.
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    Analyze the existing and desired structure, climate, and culture of organizations whose focus is Emergency and Disaster Management.
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    Apply management principles to manage people and processes within an organization.
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    Analyze an organization’s operation and provide recommendations for improvement.
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    Evaluate the financial condition and statements of a business and propose courses of action.
 
Circleville Ohio Campus  •  4 Year Program  •  Bachelor of Arts  •  Undergraduate

The Government and Public Service program is a faith-based program designed to prepare students to serve God and society by giving students the educational background to analyze and evaluate government policy and its importance on liberties, culture, employment, and business performance. Unlike most government relations or political science programs, the OCU Government and Public Service Program requires students to be versed in numerous aspects of business, economics, and related fields. Students will be prepared to exercise their Christian worldview no matter what field they enter.

Objectives

On completion of the program, students should be able to:
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    Work in private and non-profit sectors that require knowledge of government and politics.
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    Integrate a Christian worldview into critical thinking and decision-making related to the field of Government Relations.
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    Analyze and evaluate public policy and its impact on a nation and its people.
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    Evaluate the impact of government actions on the quality of life and freedoms of its citizens.
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    Formulate government policies that would improve economic and business performance of a nation.
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    Explain the impacts that critical events, formative documents, and political actions have had on American culture and history.
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    Provide an argument for the rights Americans may exercise in relation to their freedoms—with specific emphasis on religious rights.
 
Circleville Ohio Campus  •  4 Year Program  •  Bachelor of Arts - Dual Major  •  Undergraduate

The Government and Business Dual Major Program is a faith-based program designed to prepare students to serve God and society by giving students the educational background to analyze and evaluate government policy and its importance on liberties, culture, employment, and business performance. By combining a Government and Business major, the student will obtain the additional skills and knowledge necessary to manage an organization in the twenty-first century. Unlike most government and business programs, the OCU Government and Business Dual Major Program requires students to be versed in numerous aspects of public service, business, economics, and related fields. Students will be prepared to exercise their Christian worldview no matter what field they enter.

Objectives

On completion of the program, students should be able to:
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    Work in public, private, and non-profit sectors that require knowledge of government, business, economics, and politics.
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    Integrate a Christian worldview into critical thinking and decision-making related to the fields of Government and Business.
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    Analyze and evaluate public policy and its impact on a nation and its people.
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    Provide an argument for the rights Americans may exercise in relation to their freedoms - with specific emphasis on religious rights.
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    Apply management principles to manage people and processes within an organization.
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    Analyze an organization’s operation and provide recommendations for improvement.
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    Evaluate the financial condition and statements of a business and propose courses of action.
 
Circleville Ohio Campus  •  4 Year Program  •  Bachelor of Arts  •  Undergraduate

The Political Science major invites students to reflect upon the ideas, movements, leaders, and cultural influences that shaped the political landscape of the American Republic in the past and continues to alter America’s politics in the present. Going beyond an understanding of politics and political institutions, the program’s faculty seek to influence tomorrow’s leaders in public service toward an ethical vision of government action within the framework of a Christian worldview. Through exposure to a broad set of readings, experiences, and other work, the politics and public policy program provides students with a background in the structure and trends of America’s political order and prepares them for public service.

Objectives

On completion of the program, students should be able to:
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    Integrate Christian principles in critical thinking and decision-making.
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    Understand U.S. political structure and historyhow politics influences and is influenced by the contemporary culture.
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    Critically examine concepts and theories regarding the interaction of faith and politics.
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    Gather and analyze data regarding political behavior and create work that provides a reasonable interpretation of data
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    Produce written work and/or other materials at an advanced level, appropriate for entering graduate school or a vocation.
 
Circleville Ohio Campus  •  4 Year Program  •  Bachelor of Arts  •  Undergraduate

The Prelaw in Business Program is designed to prepare students to serve in society and the church with the principle that “our work is worship.” The Prelaw Program in Business provides the student with the knowledge and application of the basic legal concepts, the purpose and principles of the founding documents of this nation, and the political and governmental policies that impact the legal profession in America. The program culminates with an internship that provides the student an opportunity to apply management principles and skills learned through their major.

Objectives

On completion of the program, students should be able to:
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    Integrate a Christian worldview into critical thinking and decision making related to the field of business.
  •  
    Demonstrate management concepts in an existing business.
  •  
    Evaluate a business idea and develop a business plan.
  •  
    Analyze business operations and provide recommendations for improvement.
  •  
    Evaluate financial condition and statements of a business and propose courses of action.
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    Apply the legal principles and theories of the U.S. legal system to business situations to determine the applicable law and recommended course of action.
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    Apply management principles to manage people and processes within an organization.
 
Circleville Ohio Campus  •  4 Year Program  •  Bachelor of Arts  •  Undergraduate

This program is designed to prepare individuals for a career in sport management and business. It offers a dual major with courses offered in Sport Management and Business, with an emphasis on Christian service in the growing area of sport business. This program prepares individuals to use athletics and leadership principles and skills to the daily arena of sport and business. The program culminates with an internship with an opportunity to apply the principles of sport management and business. Approved 1.29.2019.

Objectives

On completion of the program, students should be able to:
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    Demonstrate an understanding of the psychological and spiritual aspects of sport.
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    Understand the principles for effective management in a variety of sport applications and situations.
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    Demonstrate the ability to integrate faith into Sport Leadership.
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    Demonstrate an understanding of the legal and ethical dilemmas involved in sport today. Take leadership roles in Sporting Events.
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    Demonstrate the appropriate organizational and administrative procedures for sport and recreational activities.
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    Evaluate financial condition and statements of a business and propose courses of action.
 
Circleville Ohio Campus  •  4 Year Program  •  Bachelor of Science  •  Undergraduate

OCU’s Data Analytics major prepares students for a career in data analytics within the information technology area. Through this major, students define challenges in providing useful data acquired from multiple sources. How cross-organizational problems are resolved through the use of analytics is addressed.

Objectives

On completion of the program, students should be able to:
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    Identify the various analyses available from different data sets.
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    Communicate various aspects of analysis to IT and non-IT stakeholders.
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    Evaluate ethical issues in data analysis.
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    Integrate Christian principles in critical thinking and decision-making.
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    Apply management principles to work with people and processes within an organization.
 
Circleville Ohio Campus  •  4 Year Program  •  Bachelor of Science  •  Undergraduate

OCU’s Information Technology major prepares students for a career in the information technology field. The Bachelor of Science degree in Information Technology integrates information technology with business and equips students to plan, implement, and support information systems.

Objectives

On completion of the program, students should be able to:
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    Identify Analyze users’ technology needs.
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    Evaluate current and emerging technologies.
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    Create an effective IT project plan.
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    Integrate Christian principles in critical thinking and decision-making.
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    Apply management principles to work with people and processes within an organization.
 
Circleville Ohio Campus  •  2 Year Program  •  Associate of Arts  •  Undergraduate

The Associate of Arts in Business Management is designed to provide a broad introduction to business. Completing this two-year program will prepare the student for an entry-level business position and integrating faith in a professional atmosphere. On completion of the associate degree, the student may apply this coursework toward a bachelor’s degree in one of the many business-related majors.

Objectives

On completion of the program, students should be able to:
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    Integrate a Christian worldview into critical thinking and decision making related to the field of business.
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    Demonstrate management functions and skills to practical situations.
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    Evaluate a business idea and develop a business plan.
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    Analyze business operations and provide recommendations for improvement.
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    Explain the basics of a financial statement and how they are used to propose courses of action.
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    Explain basic management principles and how they are used to manage people within an organization.
 
Circleville Ohio Campus  •  2 Year Program  •  Associate of Science  •  Undergraduate

OCU’s Information Technology major prepares students for a career in the information technology field. The Associate of Science in Information Technology integrates information technology with business and provides students the opportunity to develop an understanding of the basic elements of information systems.

Objectives

On completion of the program, students should be able to:
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    Identify technical concepts and practices in information technology.
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    Examine the use of project planning in working with information technology.
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    Apply appropriate use of information technology.
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    Integrate Christian principles in critical thinking and decision-making