Bachelors in Business Administration – Non-Profit Management


The Business Administration degree at Arizona Christian University is dedicated to developing biblically-grounded, entrepreneurial-spirited, competent graduates; equipped for a lifetime of productive contribution to their families, the church, business community, and society. Coursework in the program is designed to develop business skills such as planning, leadership, marketing, and interpreting financial results. The program is taught through the framework of a Christian worldview, designed to help you integrate your faith with your personal and professional life.

Why Non-Profit Management at ACU?

In addition to a faculty to student ratio of 17:1 and a rigorous and biblically-integrated curriculum, ACU’s Business Administration Non-Profit Management program offers several unique advantages:

  • An ACU business degree provides broad academic exposure to the critical elements that make organizations function efficiently.
  • ACU helps develop a variety of skills that can be applied to jobs in business, government, and nonprofit organizations and in almost any industry. It can also prepare graduates to start their own businesses.
  • Graduates with a Business Administration degree are always in demand because there is an endless number of career opportunities available to individuals with a sound business education.
  • ACU’s graduates are equipped to be leaders of influence with strong conservative and Christian values who can make an impact for the Kingdom in Arizona, the U.S., and beyond.

What will I study?

The Business Administration Non-Profit Management program provides a biblical liberal arts foundation with an innovative approach to general studies that reclaims a Christian conception of the Liberal Arts, preparing students to be influential thinkers. Career-related focus areas will include:

  • Accounting
  • Economics
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance
  • Marketing
  • Management
  • Non-Profit Management
  • Sports Management 

Career Paths

  • Human resource management
  • Sales and marketing
  • Retail management
  • Financial planning
  • Investment advisory and stock brokerage
  • Banking
  • Management and administration of non-profit organizations
  • Government service
  • Entrepreneurial endeavors

School of Business Administration

Arizona Christian University
Building 2000
1 W. Firestorm Way
Glendale, AZ 85306

(602) 386-4111

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Academic Major Courses

Core requirements accumulate to 30 credits, emphasis requirements accumulate to 9 credits and required electives accumulate to 6 credits.

CourseCourse NameCredits
BUS 101Introduction to Business3
ECO 203Principles of Economics3
MAT 210Introduction to Statistics3
CSC 220Computer Information Systems3
ACC 221Financial Accounting3
ACC 222Managerial Accounting3
MGT 232Personal Money Management3
BUS 301Business Law3
FIN 330Principles of Finance3
MGT 340Principles of Management3
BUS 341Business Ethics3
MKT 350Principles of Marketing3
BUS 490Business Capstone3
FIN 334Small Business Finance3
MGT 442Management of Non-Profit Organizations3
BUS ____Upper Division Business Elective3
BUS ____Upper Division Business Elective3
BUS ____Upper Division Business Elective3


At Arizona Christian, we structure our programs to effectively prepare students to transform culture in their workplace. Our checksheets are annual guides that support students along the path toward graduation.



Our professors are experts in their respective fields and passionate about the subjects they teach; they challenge, and stretch their students to reach their goals. Students are encouraged to think critically and analyze what they learn in the classroom thoroughly. These are some of the professors you will work closely with:

Edward A. Clavell, D.Min.

Department Chair
Dean of Academic Affairs

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Dr. Clavell began his professional career as a metal craftsman and entrepreneur in New York City. Upon moving to Arizona, he continued his entrepreneurial ventures, as owner-operator of Jessco Industries and production manager of Heritage Metalworks, along the way he transitioned into church ministry and academics.

Jeff Welsh

Assistant Professor

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Jess Harris

CORE Professor, Business Professor

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Vince Scarpinato

Business Professor

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Vincent Scarpinato relocated to Arizona from South Philadelphia after retiring from the family restaurant business and embarking on a new career in the financial services industry in 1998. In 2006, along with his wife Lisa and daughter Taylor they started a nonprofit ministry called Kitchen on the Street, providing weekend meals to children who live in food insecure conditions. Currently KOS is partnered with 35 schools in the greater Phoenix metro-area and is blessed to provide over 2,000 “Bags of Hope” each weekend.

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