2012-13 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Dec 09, 2022  
2012-13 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Fermanian School of Business

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Provide the World, Business Leaders Who Demonstrate Christ-Like Character, as characterized by the motto: “More than the bottom line, business education to change the world.”


  • To provide challenging courses that prepare graduates to meet the demands of the competitive business world and graduate school;
  • To surround and assist students in spiritual development, by encouraging the utilization of strong Christian values, and applying those values to ethical issues in each topic of study;
  • To enhance education with opportunities for students to experience the business world firsthand, and to meet and network with Christian business leaders of exemplary integrity and experience.

Tradition of Excellence

The Fermanian School of Business educates students broadly in preparation for multiple careers and a wide variety of jobs. Christian values and ethical conduct are emphasized throughout the program, which also provides balance between theory and practice, emphasizes the global dimensions of business and encourages cross-cultural experiences. Small classes provide students with individualized attention from faculty who are dedicated to the academic success of each student. The faculty have earned doctorates or possess an earned professional credential, focus predominately on effective teaching, and take seriously their call to be Christian role models and mentors.

Career Opportunities

The Fermanian School of Business provides quality preparation integrating theory, technology and practice. Resources such as the Fermanian Business and Economic Institute promote student and business interaction through internships, the Entrepreneur Enrichment Program, networking and other innovative programs. Graduates have been successful pursuing graduate programs in academic environments such as University of Southern California, University of California, Los Angeles, San Diego State University, and Fermanian School of Business, etc. Accounting graduates have been successful passing the CPA examination. Highly respected firms in San Diego and throughout the world (i.e. Teledyne Ryan, IBM, Sheraton Hotels, Science Applications International, McDonnell-Douglas, Bank of America, Ernst and Young, Deloitte & Touche LLP, Internal Revenue Service, etc.) have actively recruited and hired graduates of the Fermanian School of Business.

Point Loma Nazarene University, through its Fermanian School of Business, is accredited by the Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) to offer the following business degrees:


Senyo Adjibolosoo, Ph.D.
Simon Fraser University

Randolph M. Ataide, M.A., J.D.
Mennonite Brethren Biblical Seminary
San Joaquin College of Law

Margaret Thomas Bailey, Ph.D.
University of Southern California

Daniel S. Bothe, M.B.A.
University of Southern California

Steven C. Cosentino, CPA, M.B.A.
San Diego State University

Daniel A. Croy, Ed.D.
Vanderbilt University

Ivan L. Filby, Ph.D., Dean
Aston University

Robert C. Gailey, Ph.D.
University of San Diego

Carl T. Hammond III, CPA, M.B.A.
San Diego State University

Rebecca A. Havens, Ph.D.
University of California, San Diego

Kimberly S. Hogelucht, Ph.D.
University of San Diego

Julie K. Huntley, Ph.D.
Arizona State University

José E. Muñoz, Jr., M.B.A.
Florida State University

Bruce A. Schooling, Ph.D.
New Mexico State University

Harry S. Watkins, Ph.D.
University of Oregon

Joseph E. Watkins, III, Ph.D.
University of Arizona

Computer Requirement

All majors must own a personal notebook computer for their program of study. The notebook is required upon entry into ACC 201 - Principles of Financial Accounting . ACC 201  is normally taken in the fall semester of the sophomore year. Specific hardware requirements are available from the Fermanian School of Business Web site.



     Point Loma Nazarene University offers four baccalaureate degrees: the Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), the Bachelor of Music (B.Mus.), the Bachelor of Science (B.S.), and the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.). Many of the 50+ major programs also offer in-depth concentrations.

    If a second major area of study is desired, all requirements for both majors must be met with a minimum of 24 units distinguishing the two areas of study. While working on a single baccalaureate degree, the maximum number of pursuits is two majors and two minors.

    Students should review the majors and minors list in the catalog.


     Optional minors are offered in several schools and departments. The requirements governing minors are as follows:

    • Only minors that appear in the student’s catalog of record may be earned at the point of graduation;
    • A minor is at least 16 units and is under the direct auspices of the respective school/department;
    • Students must earn a 2.000 cumulative GPA in the minor for it to be granted;
    • The minor must show a minimum of nine (9) units in residence;
    • Of the 16+ units in the minor, nine (9) must be distinct from and not counted in the major;
    • Of the 16+ units in the minor, 12 must be at the upper-division level;
    • The pass/no credit option is not available for courses within the minor; and
    • A second minor, when feasible, requires a minimum of nine (9) units distinct from and not counted either in the major or in the first minor.



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