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INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS & SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP

This program is built to prepare students to lead economic development efforts in underdeveloped nations and give students the skills to become social-entrepreneurs, launch micro-economic programs, green business practices, promote sustainability, initiate fair trade and direct trade, and help give workers world-wide the dignity and value they deserve.

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LOWER DIVISION

BUS100 – Introduction to Business - 3 credits

This course is designed to give students a basic understanding of economics as well as a global perspective on economics. This course provides a foundation for practicing business from a Christian perspective, focusing on more than turning a profit. Topics include starting a business, business management, marketing, accounting, finance, and technology. 

BUS110 – Principles of Leadership - 3 credits

This course provides students with the opportunity to engage in Christian leadership practice in order to integrate these insights into an effective and informed and integrated philosophy of servant leadership. In this course, the student investigates some of the most helpful principles and people in the Bible and in contemporary leadership roles regarding the practice and the concept of leadership and organizational leadership. 

ECO101 – Economic Development & Macroeconomics - 3 credits

Students will study the persistent disparities between developed and less developed countries, challenges faced by less developed countries, historical and modern theories regarding economic development, and an introduction to growth theory. It will show the global relationship of supply and demand, and how economies are interconnected globally. 

 

ECO102 – Principles of Microeconomics - 3 credits

An introduction to basic economic principles providing fundamental principles governing production, distribution, and exchange of wealth with an emphasis on modern economic problems. Topics will include consumer theory, a business’ costs and revenues, market tendencies and trends, and the economic influence of world governments, and globalization.

ACC201 – Financial Accounting - 3 credits

Accounting is an information and measurement system that identifies, records and communicates relevant information to decision makers. Accounting is the language of business. The ability to understand and use this language is essential in today's competitive marketplace regardless of role. This course provides students with the underlying concepts, theories and procedures for recording, classifying, adjusting, summarizing and interpreting financial data for service and merchandising entities. 

ACC202 – Managerial Accounting - 3 credits

A continuation of the principles of accounting with an expansion into the issues of managerial accounting. Topics include: budgeting, cost accounting, financial analysis and the statement of cash flows. 

BUS200 – Organizational Theory - 3 credits

This course will provide an overview of central organizational theories discussing their relevance both in scientific and practical terms. The field of organizational studies is characterized by a polarity of different theories which offer different approaches to studying life in and around organizations. While organizing theory traces its intellectual roots in economic sociology, it has developed by integrating insights from decision making, networking, and political science theory to become a central theory in modern social science. 

GLD210 – Cross Cultural Communication & Anthropology - 3 credits

The need to communicate across multiple cultures is an increasingly critical requirement in today’s multicultural environment, where national boundaries provide minimal isolation and face-to-face communication is replaced by technological connections. Students’ own philosophies and world-views provide a foundation upon which techniques and approaches for communications are explored. 

UPPER DIVISION

MKT300 – Principles of Marketing - 3 credits

An introduction to marketing's role of creating and capturing customer value for both consumer and business markets. Topics include customer-driven marketing strategies, product development, pricing, promotion, distribution, supply chain, competitive advantage, marketing ethics, the global marketplace and sustainable marketing.   

 

BUS300 – Introduction to Management - 3 credits

The need for business leaders and engineering managers to manage programs is evident today. Technology managers will find much higher competency in the workplace with an understanding of methods of completing projects on schedule and on budget. This course presents the specific concepts, techniques and tools for managing projects effectively. The role of the project manager as team leader is examined, together with important techniques for controlling cost, schedules and performance parameters. 

GLD310 – Social Entrepreneurship - 3 credits

Social Entrepreneurship examines the practice of identifying, starting and growing successful mission-driven, for-profit and nonprofit organizations, that strive to advance social change through innovative solutions to affect change in varying areas; including poverty alleviation, energy, health and sustainability.  Students will learn to think strategically and act opportunistically with a socially and Biblically-conscious business mindset.

BUS310 – International Business - 3 credits

This course serves as the capstone experience in international business and management that includes the gradual development of a comprehensive international business plan. This course is designed to guide students in their development as managers, servant leaders, and successful strategic global thinkers. Management, marketing, accounting, finance, economics, global perspectives, law, and political issues are covered during this course. 

BUS400 – Business Law - 3 credits

This course is a basic introduction to the legal environment of business. It introduces the students to the basic principles of business law. Emphasis will be put on the organization and operation of the American legal system, legal rules and ethical constraints that impact businesses. The course also teaches the practical application of these rules and constraints to real-world situations. 

GLD400 – Sustainability / Eco-Theology - 3 credits

Christians today need a theology, eco-theology. The goal of this class is to establish and explain the relationship between God, his creation, and the people who live in it. Sustainability is a key means of caring for our environment. Sustainability is rooted in the basic principle that everything we need for life and well-being depends, directly or indirectly, on our environment. We have a biblical obligation to care for our environment. 

ECO400 – Social Impact through Innovation & Entrepreneurship - 3 credits

This course will explore the various ways the emerging U.S. social enterprise sector is evolving. More broadly, this class examines the ways in which entrepreneurship and business in general is embedded in--and affects--larger social, cultural, ecological, and economic relationships. 

MGT410 – Nonprofit Organization Management - 3 credits

This course examines the nature and major trends of the nonprofit sector, both in the US and internationally. Exploring the legitimacy and authority of the nonprofit sector to address collective and social problems requires a broad view of management, policy, and economics. Students will identify and interpret key issues and challenges of sustainability experienced by stakeholders of the nonprofit world, and consider their implications for practice globally.

BUS410 – Global Entrepreneurship Capstone - 3 credits

This writing-intensive course serves as the capstone experience in business and management that includes the gradual development of a comprehensive and ingratiate business plan. This course is designed to guide students in their development as managers, servant leaders, and successful strategic thinkers. Management, marketing, accounting, finance, economics, global perspectives, law, and political issues are covered during this course.

LOWER AND UPPER DIVISION TOTAL CREDITS: 45 Credits

(Students are required to take 7 of the 8 lower division courses and 8 of the 9 upper division courses)

GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS

PSY100 – Psychology of Personal Development - 3 credits

This course provides students with basic knowledge of psychology in order to better understand the psychological needs of people, how to understand human behavior and how to deal with interpersonal problems while integrating Christianity and Psychology. A Biblical view of human beings, their behavior and their relationship to learning is the starting point of the course. 

 

PHL100 – Introduction to Philosophy - 3 credits

This study covers major areas of analytic philosophy: epistemology and metaphysics, ethics, cognitive philosophy, philosophy of language, philosophy of religion, and philosophy of the sciences. Students will be challenged to wrestle with issues of moral behavior and the nature of good and evil. 

 

WRI100 – College Composition - 3 credits

Critical reading and writing; emphasizes strategies of academic discourse. Discovers, organizes and develops ideas in relation to the writer's purpose, subject and audience. Emphasizes modes of written discourse and effective use of rhetorical principles.  

 

WRI110 – Creative Writing - 3 credits

This course is designed to challenge students to compose original forms of writing, poetry, drama and fiction. The curriculum will increase vocabulary, teach creative writing techniques, and explore major works in creative fiction, nonfiction, and poetry.

 

ENG200 – World Literature - 3 credits

This course introduces students to a diverse collection of literature from authors around the world. The class will include reading, analyzing, and discussing various genres of literature and is designed to provide awareness of literary elements in poetry, fiction, and drama. A thematic approach will be used, and literature will be analyzed from a Christian perspective.  

 

COM100 – Introduction to Communications - 3 credits

Develop an understanding of how communities gather, communicate, and seek a place where their relational, prophetic, and spiritual needs are met. Students will learn how to use the discernment process to develop forms of communication and practices to build relationships. Students will learn effective communication in one-on-one situations, effective small group tools, for a variety of settings. Areas for application include public speaking, mass communication, business presentations, organizational communication, intercultural communication, and rhetoric.   

 

MTH100 – College Algebra - 3 credits

The course is designed to develop fluency in working with linear equations including writing, graphing and solving linear equations and the use of radical and rational expressions. The course will introduce the practical application of statistical analysis, provide an introduction to geometry, congruence, symmetry, and measurement, and will cover algebraic expressions and equations and their manipulation and use in problem solving and word problems.

 

PED100 – Sports & Physical Education - 2 credits

(Students will have the choice of the following, PED101- Basketball, PED102- Soccer, PED103- Volleyball, PED104- Golf)

Introduces physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual health as a global economic and cultural force. Through this course, Students will form theoretical and theological foundation for the study of Sports Ministry, develop a Christ-centered, Biblical and theological framework for their ministries, and gain a deeper understanding of how sports and Sports Ministry can change lives. 

 

GLD100 – Global Community Development - 3 credits 

Students will explore the relationships and how to understand cultures in ways that create change in people and communities, igniting change on the local, societal, and national levels. Macro and micro-development perspectives provide strategies that are vital in understanding Christ’s message to the world regarding global development and justice.

HIS100 – World Civilization - 3 credits

Designed to familiarize students with basic facts of world history, and culture and the impact and interactions of the world community., This course will examine the development of and interactions between people, states and civilizations around the world beginning with the foundations of civilization to the Renaissance.

 

HIS110 – History of Christianity - 3 credits

An introduction to early church history beginning with the desert fathers. Attention is given to the philosophies of history, a study of the early church, its officers and polity, early heresies, early church councils, early church persecution, the development of church hierarchy, monasticism, early missions, the Crusades, the reformation, and the modern global spread of Christianity. 

 

ART100 – Introduction to Art - 3 credits

Provides an introduction to the understanding, history, and enjoyment of art through the study of painting, sculpture, design, photography, and the decorative arts. Students gain an awareness of meaning, functions, and significance of art, while learning an art-related vocabulary and a set of analytical tools for discussing and understanding art from around the world.

 

MUS100 – Introduction to Music - 3 credits

An introductory course in music theory and composition, with the fundamentals of that subject. The course will also cover elements of music and media of performance in historical perspective and provide a basic background in music literature.

 

SPA101 – Spanish I - 4 credits

Students will develop a basic proficiency in listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Students will acquire an intercultural understanding of Spanish-speaking countries and Latin/Hispanic communities throughout the country and the world. The focus in class is on using Spanish to exchange real-life information and ideas, and on the functional grammar and vocabulary to accomplish this.

 

SPA102 – Spanish II - 4 credits

Students will continue their development of functional proficiency in Spanish. Students will further develop their listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills through grammar and composition, as well as build upon their vocabulary. They will deepen their intercultural understanding of Spanish-speaking countries and Latin/Hispanic communities throughout the country and world. 

 

BIB100 – Old Testament Survey - 3 credits

This course is a study of the theology of the Old Testament in terms of its progressive unfolding of the truth of redemption as it finds its consummation in Jesus Christ. Topics to be covered in the course include the nature and method of biblical theology, the distinctiveness of biblical theology in contrast to systematic theology, the nature and extent of God’s covenants, and the role of the successive divine covenants with Adam, Noah, Abraham, Moses, David, and the new covenant. 

 

BIB110 – New Testament Survey - 3 credits

This course will focus on the Story of Redemption portrayed in the Book of John. An introductory examination of the characteristics of John’s Gospel together with an analytical and expository study of the contents of this Gospel, and an overview of the New Testament, including the gospels, the Pauline epistles, and Revelation. 

 

SPF100 – Spiritual Formation & Soul Care - 3 credits

This course focuses on how the Holy Spirit equips God’s people for service, a development of a plan for lifelong spiritual growth, and appreciation for the historic spiritual disciplines. Drawing on the fields of cognitive development and moral development, this course will focus of the process of spiritual development; how it happens in identifiable, sequential stages (i.e. James Fowler). Learners will also unpack the five aspects of the human personality—cognitive, physical, affective, moral, and relational—and discover how each contributes to our spiritual formation. 

 

JUS100 – Theology of Compassion & Justice - 3 credits

This course establishes the biblical foundation for social justice and compassion; from the Pentateuch to Christ. Students will study the heroes of justice and compassion through history. The course will provide grounding for understanding the connection between spiritual formation and justice, and the necessity of doing justice and compassion today.  

TOTAL GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS: 58 Credits

GENERAL ELECTIVES: 17
(Any college level courses will fulfill general electives requirements)

TOTAL CREDITS FOR INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS & SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP: 120 Credits