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Faculty

Order of information: Name, academic rank, highest academic degree (year degree was granted, institution granting degree), date appointed to AIIAS, teaching area. 

Swansi, Kenneth, Department Chair, Associate Professor, PhD (2004, Tilak Maharashtra Vidyapeeth University), 2009, Management and Economics

Cornejo, Marcos, Professor, DBA/CPA (2006/1988, Fred Villarreal National University), 2016, Accounting

Luntungan, Raimond, Assistant Professor, PhD Candidate (2014, Adventist International Institute of Advanced Studies), 2003, Information Systems and Management

Nasution, Eric J., Professor, PhD (1983, University of Santo Tomas), 1998, Finance and Economic Development

Ruhupatty, LeRoy, Assistant Professor, PhD (2008, The University of Western Australia), 2017, Financial Accounting

Programs Offered

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Business with specializations in

Management

Finance

Human Resource Management

Accounting

Master of Business in Administration (MBA) with emphases in 

           Management

           Finance

           Information Technology

           Customized

Master of Science in Administration (MSA) with emphases in 

           Church Administration

           Management Studies

Graduate certificate in Business Administration

 

Philosophy

We believe that all business dealings should be characterized by respect, integrity, and stewardship and all managerial undertakings by quality, excellence and service. In doing so we acknowledge God’s ownership over all resources and recognize our role as His stewards appointed to serve society by using resources responsibly. The business programs at AIIAS seek to help students develop competencies necessary to fulfill the gospel commission and to meet societal needs. These competencies will, in general, contribute to the socio-economic development of the communities in which we live and in particular enhance effectiveness and productivity in organizations where we work.

Mission

To prepare business leaders who are professionally competent, socially responsible, and ethically upright to serve organizations in a global setting.

Vision

To be the first choice for Adventist Business Education.

Motto: WE MAKE IT HAPPEN

Professional Competencies

The goal of the business programs at the master’s level is to prepare business leaders who will enhance organizational effectiveness and productivity in both profit and not-for-profit settings. In order to fulfill this goal the graduates of this program will have the following competencies:

• Principled Leadership and Governance. Provide principled leadership in organizations by visioning, mentoring, and influencing business behavior towards organizational goals and mission.

• Service Orientation. Incorporate a sense of service orientation in all individual actions, business dealings, and corporate decisions.

• Decision Making Skills. Use a broad array of problem solving, decision making, and critical thinking skills to address managerial issues in complex business environments.

• Interpersonal Skills. Apply effective interpersonal skills such as communication, networking, motivation, empowerment, and team building to create a corporate culture that values people.

• Strategic Insight. Recognize and create business opportunities in a competitive environment and use one's knowledge of business functions to address them.

• Functional Knowledge. Manage (plan, organize, direct, and control) effectively the operational functions of marketing, finance, accounting, production, human resource, and information technology.

• Professional Ethics. Inculcate a shared Seventh-day Adventist worldview that supports the integration of faith, excellence, and integrity with one's profession.

Departmental Policies and Guidelines

Double Emphases

MBA students wishing to take a second emphasis must take 3 additional required courses (9 credits) from the second area of emphasis.

Students choosing the Project Option as the culminating phase are required only one elective course for both emphases.

Portable Computers

All Business Department students are expected to bring a portable computer to class for their personal use whenever requested by the faculty member.

PhD Comprehensives

The PhD program in Business requires a comprehensive examination. For information on comprehensive procedures, see the Comprehensive Examinations section of the general information for the Graduate School, or contact the department chair for further information.

MBA Thesis/PhD Dissertation

The master's thesis is a potential culminating activity in the MBA program. Students selecting the thesis option must pass Research Methods before taking the MBA thesis. Time limits for the completion of an MBA thesis are 3 years, and for a PhD dissertation, 4 years. For further information on Graduate School procedures for research, see the Thesis/Dissertation section of the general information for the Graduate School.

Master's Project

A Master's Project may be selected as a culminating activity by MSA students. The course is designed to give students experience in enhancing practice in the workplace. Master's Projects involve problem identification, antecedents or root cause analysis, literature review, alternative solution generation, intervention recommendations, and project impact evaluation. Candidates registering for BUAD 694 Master's Project as required to do the following:

  1. Identify a problem in practice.
  2. Research the antecedents of the problem from the perspective of practitioners.
  3. Research from the literature the reasons why the problem may exist.
  4. Generate possible options for solving the problem (at least three).
  5. Recommend a solution to address the problem and provide justifications.
  6. Design an intervention that would implement the suggested solution.
  7. Measure the effectiveness of the intervention.

 

Business Programs

Doctor of Philosophy in Business

Specialization in Management

Specialization in Finance

Specialization in Human Resource Management

Specialization in Accounting

Master of Business Administration

Emphasis in Management

Emphasis in Finance

Emphasis in Information Technology

Customized

Master of Science (MSA) in Administration

Emphasis in Church Administration

Emphasis in Management Studies

Graduate Certificate in Business Administration

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