Course Descriptions

Business Management Core

LM 206D Essentials of Management

A study of the five parts of managing organizations–planning, organizing, staffing, leading, and controlling/evaluating–with the study of principles for application of both not-for profit and forprofit organizations and applications with references to Scripture.

BU 300D Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Examines the growing trends underlying the changing nature of the business environment and the opportunities that this brings for innovation and entrepreneurship.  The course defines sustainable innovation, examines the process of innovation and entrepreneurship and their relationship to sustainability.

BU 303D Organizational Behavior

Organizational goals, priorities and strategies interfacing with the behavior of individuals and groups inside the organization and in other affecting organizations. Attention is given to the effect of organizational culture, government laws and regulations and the economy upon organizational behavior.

BU 306D Accounting for Managers 

This course provides an overview of accounting from the perspective of a non-accounting manager. It helps to develop the tools to understand the essentials of how finance functions within an organization. This includes internal controls, the function of accounting, historical accounting data and financial planning.

BU 312D Project Management

This course explores how organizational goals are met through the management of people and resources in planning, controlling, delivering and evaluating the completion of projects.

BU 325D Finance for Non-Financial Managers

This course is designed for non-financial managers and introduces students to financial statements, financial statement analysis, forecasting, working capital policy and management, long-term investment decisions, long-term financial decisions, international finance and risk management. Concepts are introduced in a way that is useful for general managers rather than accounting for finance experts.

PHL 312D Principles of Ethics

A study of theoretical and practical problems of moral conduct and proposed solutions with an emphasis upon the nature of ethics, values, rights, obligations and opportunities.

BU 400D Marketing and Sales 

The use of organizational mission to develop a marketing approach to reach potential constituencies with image, product and service that will cause those constituencies to utilize the organization to meet their perceived needs in a manner that is profitable to the organization.

BU 410D Managing Human Resources

This course focuses on how organizations add value through managing people. Students will gain an appreciation for the important function human resources plays in impacting individuals, organizations, and society. Students will explore staffing, training, performance management, compensation, benefits, labor relations, as well as the legal and ethical environment of human resource management.

BU 415D Leading Organizations

Students will be introduced to the principles of effective leadership while they begin reflecting on their leadership style and its impact on their personal and professional development.  The course will address the importance of strategic thinking, leading teams, managing change, and ethical leadership.  Students will conduct a self-assessment of leadership behaviors and managerial style which will result in developing a personal growth plan for improving leadership performance.

Bible/Theology Core 

BIB 111D Old Testament Pentateuch

Explores the five books of Moses with emphasis on Genesis, Exodus, the institutions of Israel and the history of the nation in its formative period. Special emphasis on understanding the geography of the Near East.

BIB 327D O.T. Prophetic Books

A study of the prophetic books (Isaiah-Malachi) including a chronology of the prophets with special attention given to the religious, social, and political message of the prophets. 

BIB 115D New Testament Gospels 

An inductive study of the four canonical gospels of the New Testament with cross-references to other Scriptures to explain the early life, ministry, crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus Christ.

BIB 325D New Testament Acts and Pauline Letters

Explores the history of the beginnings of the Christian church as described in the book of Acts, and the letters written by the Apostle Paul with special emphasis given to the student’s use of correct hermeneutical principles and procedures. Personal application of Scripture will be stressed.

BIB 113D Bible Study Methods 

This course includes both basic hermeneutics and Bible study methods. It is a study of the formation of the Bible and a survey of the principles and practice (methods) of independent Bible study, including an emphasis on grammatical-historical interpretation of the Bible.

Th 200D Introduction to Theology

An introduction to the study of theology, including theological methodology and the main topics of systematic theology. Brief surveys of the theology of God, the Bible, Humanity, Christ, Salvation, the Holy Spirit, the Church and Last Things.