The SNU school of business is accredited by the Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP), which is more than just a bunch of fancy words. It means you can count on any of the over 400 ACBSP accredited universities accepting your credits from SNU if you chose to pursue graduate studies. In our business program you will learn in a variety of ways. Experiential based learning. Emphasis on team development based learning. Strong ethics orientation.
In addition to a normal core of business classes, we focus on distinctive characteristics to make your SNU management degree a step above of the rest. Our emphasis on ethics distinctive begins in our gateway course, Ethics and Business Principles and is pulled through the entire curriculum, completed with the capstone course, Business Policy. The emphasis on ethics is a theme for decision-making and analysis not just in your courses at SNU but as you enter the workforce as well. Our second distinctive is in service. While studying at SNU, you will be encouraged to hone in on your serving skills through a variety of opportunities. Perhaps you will join Angel Tree, volunteering year round as you come alongside children and families of incarcerated parents with support, mentoring, and educational help.
At SNU we know your education needs to extend beyond the classroom, that’s why we work hard to develop extracurricular programs to further your education.
Consider spending a summer and one semester with Morningstar Internships who provide an international combined study abroad/internship program.
You will have the opportunity to have hands-on experience in working with the very poor in developing countries to start their own businesses. Study abroad through
International Studies with a Business Emphasis.
This program will prepare you to work for multinational corporations as well as with international non-government organizations all over the world.
While remaining on campus, consider joining the Student Board of Directors for the School of Business. A group that works to host, facilitated and volunteer at events with the Peer Learning Network, an SNU leadership community business program that brings nationally known speakers to the OKC business community. Try your hand at event coordinating with Ultimate Challenge a student/faculty social event that arranges the annual School of Business banquet honoring seniors. Both provide leadership experience that will be recognized by your future employer.Or join Students in Free Enterprise(SIFE) for opportunities to serve the community or internationally. Currently, the SIFE team is working with a sister team in Swaziland developing local businesses to help the economy. Through SIFE you will gain hands-on experience as you deal with real business issues and become prepared for your first full-time job.
SNU graduates hold the knowledge to get great jobs. Pair that with the mock interviews you will participate in as a senior will leave you prepared for interviews and improve your chances of being hired for your dream business career.Meet SNU Business Graduate, Jon Cargill, Chief Financial Officer for Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc headquarters in Oklahoma City. Cargill is responsible for all financial aspects of the company—payroll, tax compliance, risk management.Quite a job for the crafts retailer with more than 500 stores and $3 billion in annual sales.
Through building teams and implementing new systems in accounting, payroll, human resources, and point of sale, the company has grown 200% in the last 12 years.When asked how he got where he is, Cargill answers, “Grace of God.Obviously the skills and training you learn in your field of study are the foundation of your career. However, the difference maker in my life and in the employees I wish to hire is the character factors that SNU helps build in young people. There is no shortage of people who have the skills to do certain jobs but I want people who, on top of that, are honest, diligent, trustworthy, loyal, etc. SNU builds these traits in its students because they are the fruits of our faith in Christ.”