Online A.S. in Business

This two-year program will enable the student to develop the character and skills necessary for efficiency as an accounting clerk, office manager, or other office worker. The increasing demand by our denominational offices, churches, and Christian schools for bookkeepers and business managers calls for the integrated preparation that a Bible-centered business curriculum offers. This kind of education is equally valuable to those who serve as Christian witnesses in the business world. The Associate of Science degree in Business may be earned entirely online.

All graduates of this program should be able to:

  1. demonstrate Christian principles, values, and responsible stewardship in life and work;
  2. demonstrate appropriate office skills including communication (oral and written), computer skills, and basic accounting skills.


63 hours, with a 2.0 g.p.a. in all segments of the degree noted below.

BIB 1100 Introduction to Biblical Studies 2
BIB 1250 Evangelism & Discipleship 2
BIB 1011 OT Survey: Law and History 3
BIB 1031 NT Survey: Epistles & Revelation 3
BIB 2032 OT Survey: Poetry & Prophecy 2
BIB 2062 NT Survey: Gospel & Acts 2
IDS 1902 Christianity, Culture, & Worldview 2


BUS1150 Microcomputer Applications 0
ENG 1011 Basic English Grammar, Usage, & Intro to Composition I 3
ENG 1022 Basic English Grammar, Usage, & Intro to Composition II 3
HIS 1011 History of Western Civilization I 3
HIS 1022 History of Western Civilization II 3
MAT 1101 College Algebra 3
PHE 2100 Lifetime Fitness 2
SSC 3101 Marriage and the Family 3
SPE 1000 Fundamentals of Speech 3
IDS 1001 Leadership and Calling: Personal Development 2
IDS 2001 Leadership and Calling: Leadership Principles 2
SSC 1000 Online Orientation* Pre-Requisite Audit

*The Online Orientation course is a one week prerequisite course that MUST be taken in advance of enrollment in any other courses in the A.S. in Business degree.

​BUS 1201 Introduction to Business 2
​BUS 2211 Principles of Accounting I 3
​BUS 2222 Principles of Accounting II 3
​ECO 2411 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
​ECO 2422 Principles of Microeconomics 3
​BUS 3301 Principles of Management 3
​BU ELEC Business Elective 3

Sample Core Courses

BUS 1201. INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS – An orientation course for all business students designed to provide a comprehensive introductory analysis of all aspects of the field of business, to increase their business vocabulary, and to prepare them for advanced study of business and economics.

BUS 2211, 2222. PRINCIPLES OF ACCOUNTING – Fundamental procedure and accounting theory, developed by use of study guides and problems: includes a study of the form, construction, and analysis of accounting statements; journalizing; posting; and work sheets for sole proprietorship, partnership, and corporation forms of business.

ECO 2411. MACROECONOMICS – Provides a basic understanding of the operation of the U.S. economic system; demonstrates the role of money and its effects on the economy; explores why there are business fluctuations; shows the current method of economic analysis and the development of economic policies that are used to stabilize the level of economic activity; and introduces concepts of international economics.

BUS 3301. PRINCIPLES OF MANAGEMENT – Introduction to basic principles involved in effectively managing a business. Topics include communication, planning and administration, strategic action, self-management, global awareness, and teamwork

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William Slater
Dean of Adult and Online Studies
Office: 615-675-5350
Cell: 615-289-3017

Jena Simpson
Online Office Manager
Phone: 615-675-5257

Daniel Webster
Director of Marketing
Phone: 615-431-9322

Angie Edgmon
Financial Aid Coordinator
Phone: 615-675-5278
Fax: 615-296-0400

NOTE: Online courses are designed for non-traditional, adult students. This means that applicants must be at least 23 years old.

Underage students may submit a written appeal for an exception to take online courses. Appeals are based on extenuating circumstances such as health-related problems (the student or a family member for whom the student is caretaker), physical disabilities that preclude traditional enrollment, or military service obligations that prevent traditional enrollment. Appeals that are granted for such reasons may result in the student being permitted to enroll in one or two courses and a periodic evaluation of progress. Written appeals should be submitted to Dr. Matthew McAffee, Provost at or by U.S. Mail to:
Welch College
1045 Bison Trail
Gallatin, TN 37066