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Troy Bethards, D.B.A.
The mission of the Robert W. Plaster College of Business and Computer Science is to provide educational programs in business, accounting, and computer and information sciences that integrate theories, concepts, and experiential applications with a Christian worldview.
The Robert W. Plaster College of Business and Computer Sciences integrates theories, concepts, and experiential applications with a Christian worldview.
In addition to providing a strong and rigorous curriculum in each of our specialties, our duty as Christian scholars is to help frame both our discipline and the practice of that discipline within a biblical and more specifically, a Christian context. This commitment to integrate discipline with Christian faith and practice begins with faculty prayer and extends to faculty sharing their testimonies with advisees and with classes in an appropriate and balanced manner.
The College has adopted Psalm 15 as a guiding principle for our students. The College is specifically dedicated to producing Psalm 15 Professionals for servant leadership roles in business and computer science. Using Psalm 15 as a basis, eight character traits that should be hallmarks of students and graduates of the College have been identified. These character traits are highlighted each semester and include: Integrity, Service, Respect, Charity, Faithfulness, Truthfulness, Humility, and Perseverance.
The Computer Science program at Southwest Baptist University has been accredited by ABET.
The Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) has accredited the following programs within the Robert W. Plaster College of Business and Computer Science:
- Accounting, B.S.
- Business Administration (Traditional), B.S.
- Computer and Information Sciences, B.S.
- Master of Business Administration, M.B.A.
The traditional business administration programs that are accredited include Management, Marketing, Economics/Finance, Public Relations, and International Business.
The programs offered by the Robert W. Plaster College of Business and Computer Science that are not accredited by ACBSP include the Business Administration (Non-Traditional), B.S. which comprises the General Business major offered on the Salem and Mountain View Campuses. Furthermore, the following majors have been recent additions to the College and as a result are not currently accredited: Accounting & Information Assurance, Web Systems and Design, and Sports Marketing.
The Impact of Obtaining a Degree Through the Robert W. Plaster College of Business and Computer Science at SBU
Learn more about the strength of our Robert W. Plaster College of Business and Computer Science and why SBU COBACS graduates are ready to excel. The Program Review includes departmental annual and five-year reports, and assessment plans.