BACHELOR OF ARTS IN
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS & SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP
The Bachelor of Arts in International Business and Social Entrepreneurship program is a unique and innovative curriculum that combines business principles and practices with a focus on social and environmental impact. This program is designed for students who wish to pursue careers that merge their passion for making a positive difference in the world with the skills and knowledge necessary for success in the business world.
The curriculum covers a wide range of topics, including international trade and finance, cross-cultural communication and management, sustainability and corporate responsibility, and social entrepreneurship and innovation. Students will gain a deep understanding of business operations and strategies, as well as an appreciation for the role that business can play in addressing global challenges and promoting positive change.
Overall, the Bachelor of Arts in International Business and Social Entrepreneurship degree prepares students for careers in a variety of fields, including social enterprise, non-profits, international development, and sustainable business. Graduates will be equipped with the knowledge, skills, and experience necessary to succeed as leaders and entrepreneurs in a rapidly changing global marketplace.
BUS100 – Introduction to Business - 3 credits Introduction to Business is an introductory course that provides an overview of the fundamental concepts and principles of business. The course covers various topics including management, marketing, finance, and operations. Students will learn about the different types of businesses, how they operate, and the various challenges and opportunities they face. The course will also explore the role of ethics and social responsibility in business, and the impact of globalization on the business environment. This course is designed for students who are interested in pursuing a career in business or for those who simply want to gain a better understanding of how businesses operate. BUS110 – Principles of Leadership - 3 credits Principles of Leadership is a course that focuses on the key concepts and practices of effective leadership. The course covers various topics including leadership theories, styles, and behaviors, as well as the skills and attributes of successful leaders. Students will also learn about the different leadership challenges and how to apply Christian leadership principles to real-world scenarios. ECO101 – Macroeconomics - 3 credits Macroeconomics is a course that studies the economy as a whole, focusing on the behavior of aggregate economic variables such as GDP, inflation, unemployment, and trade. Students will learn about the different macroeconomic models and theories, and how to use them to analyze and interpret economic data. The course will also explore the relationship between macroeconomic variables and the performance of different sectors of the economy, such as the labor market, housing market, and stock market. ECO102 – Microeconomics - 3 credits Microeconomics is a course that studies the topics of consumer behavior, production and cost, market structures, and market failure. The course will explore how firms make production and pricing decisions, how households make consumption decisions, and how markets allocate resources. Additionally, the course will cover different market structures such as perfect competition, oligopoly, monopolies, and how the market structure impacts the behavior of firms and consumers. ACC201 – Financial Accounting - 3 credits Financial Accounting is a course that introduces students to the concepts and principles of financial accounting. The course covers various topics including the accounting cycle, financial statements, and the measurement and reporting of financial information. Students will learn about the different types of financial statements, such as the balance sheet, income statement, and cash flow statement, and how to prepare and analyze them. The course will also cover the principles of financial accounting, including Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS), and how to use them to create accurate and transparent financial statements. ACC202 – Managerial Accounting - 3 credits Managerial Accounting is designed to provide students with a comprehensive understanding of the principles and practices of accounting in a business context. Cost-volume-profit analysis, budgeting, performance evaluation, and cost management are some of the subjects that will be covered in the course. Students will learn how to apply cost accounting ideas and procedures to plan and regulate operations as well as how to analyze and understand financial data in order to make educated decisions. The training will also cover how to measure and enhance organizational performance using budgeting and performance evaluation techniques. BUS200 – Organizational Theory - 3 credits Organizational Theory is a course that focuses on the study of how organizations are structured, managed and operate. Students will learn about various theoretical perspectives and models used to understand organizational behavior and design. Key topics include organizational culture, power and politics, decision making, motivation, leadership, communication, organizational change and development. Students will also examine the role of organizational structure, design and technology in shaping organizational outcomes. Emphasis will be placed on applying theoretical concepts to real-world organizational problems and analyzing case studies to develop a deeper understanding of organizational behavior. The goal of the course is to equip students with the knowledge and skills to critically evaluate organizations and make informed recommendations for improvement. GLD210 – Cross Cultural Communication & Anthropology - 3 credits Cross Cultural Communication & Anthropology is a course that explores the challenges and opportunities that arise when people from different cultural backgrounds interact with each other in a business setting. Students will learn about cultural differences in communication styles, values, beliefs, norms, and behaviors, and how they impact cross-cultural interactions. The course will draw upon theories and concepts from anthropology, sociology, psychology, and communication studies to help students develop a deeper understanding of cross-cultural communication. Topics covered will include cultural self-awareness, stereotypes, prejudice and discrimination, cultural adaptation, intercultural communication competence, and cross-cultural conflict resolution.
MKT300 – Principles of Marketing - 3 credits Principles of Marketing is an introduction to the fundamental concepts and practices of modern marketing. Students will learn about the marketing process, including the identification and analysis of customer needs, the development of marketing strategies and tactics, and the implementation and evaluation of marketing programs. Key topics include market segmentation, targeting and positioning, product development and management, pricing strategies, distribution and promotion, and marketing research. The course will also introduce students to digital marketing, including the use of social media, search engine optimization (SEO), and other digital channels. MGT300 – Introduction to Management - 3 credits Introduction to Management is a foundational course that provides students with an overview of the key concepts and principles of effective management. Students will learn about the roles and responsibilities of managers, and the skills and knowledge required for success in management positions. Topics covered will include planning and decision making, organizing and staffing, leading and motivating, and controlling and evaluating. The course will also introduce students to management practices in areas such as human resource management, operations management, and strategic management. Case studies and group discussions will be used to bring the concepts to life and to provide students with practical experience in managing people and resources. BUS300 – International Business - 3 credits International Business is a course that focuses on the study of business operations and practices in a global context. Students will learn about the challenges and opportunities associated with conducting business across borders, including differences in cultural, political, legal, and economic systems. Key topics include international trade, foreign direct investment, international marketing, global strategy and organizational structure, and managing cross-cultural and virtual teams. Students will also examine the impact of globalization and technology on international business, and the role of multinational corporations in shaping the global economy. GLD310 – Social Entrepreneurship - 3 credits Social Entrepreneurship is a course that explores the intersection of business and social impact. Students will learn about the concepts and practices of social entrepreneurship, including the creation and management of socially responsible and sustainable businesses. Key topics include identifying social problems and opportunities, developing and implementing innovative solutions, securing financing, and scaling social impact. Students will also examine case studies of successful social entrepreneurs and organizations and will have the opportunity to develop their own social venture proposals. Emphasis will be placed on the importance of ethics, accountability, and stakeholder engagement in the pursuit of both financial and social returns. GLD400 – Sustainability & Eco-Theology - 3 credits Sustainability & Eco-Theology is a course that explores the intersection of business, environment, and spirituality. Students will learn about the concepts of sustainability and the principles of environmental stewardship, and how they relate to business practices and decision-making. Key topics include sustainable business strategies, corporate social responsibility, green marketing, and the role of religion and spirituality in shaping attitudes and behaviors towards the environment. Students will also examine the ethical and moral dimensions of environmental issues, and how we as Christians have a biblical obligation to care for our environment. BUS400 – Business Law - 3 credits Business Law is a course that provides students with an overview of the legal system and its impact on business operations. Students will learn about the sources of law, including constitutions, statutes, regulations, and common law, and how they apply to business activities. Key topics include contract law, torts, property law, employment law, and consumer protection. The course will also examine the legal aspects of starting and running a business, including forms of business organization, partnerships, corporations, and limited liability companies. BUS410 – Social Impact through Innovation & Entrepreneurship - 3 credits Social Impact through Innovation & Entrepreneurship is a dynamic course that delves into the ways in which innovation and entrepreneurship can drive meaningful social change. Students will learn the essential principles of social innovation, including the identification of pressing social issues, the development and implementation of creative solutions, and the establishment and management of socially responsible businesses. This course will also delve into the areas of impact investing, social entrepreneurship models, impact assessment, and stakeholder engagement. Throughout the course, students will engage in hands-on activities, such as developing their own social impact proposals and examining case studies of successful social entrepreneurs and impact-focused organizations. MGT400 – Nonprofit Organization Management - 3 credits Nonprofit Organization Management is a course that focuses on the principles and practices of managing organizations that exist to serve a mission rather than to generate profit. Students will learn about the unique characteristics and challenges of nonprofit organizations, including their legal and tax status, governance structures, fundraising strategies, and program delivery. Key topics include nonprofit financial management, volunteer and staff management, advocacy, and strategic planning. Students will also examine case studies and real-world examples of successful nonprofit organizations. MGT410 – Global Supply Chain Management - 3 credits Global Supply Chain Management offers students a comprehensive understanding of the intricacies of supply chains, including the rising demand for supply chain managers and the challenges companies face in managing global supply chains. The course will cover various topics such as procurement, logistics, distribution, and operations management, as well as the economic, political, cultural, and technological aspects that influence global supply chain management. Students will learn about the latest strategies and techniques used by leading organizations to effectively manage their global supply chains and ensure that they are responsive, resilient, and sustainable. Upon completion of the course, students will have a solid foundation in the key principles and practices of global supply chain management, as well as the skills needed to develop and implement effective supply chain management strategies.
GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
PSY100 – Psychology of Personal Development - 3 credits Psychology of Personal Development is a course that explores the psychological principles and theories that underlie personal growth and development. Students will learn about the key factors such as living a healthy and effective lifestyle, human behavior, and how to integrate faith into Psychology. Key topics will include self-awareness, listening, goal setting, and interpersonal communication. Students will also examine the ways in which individual differences and cultural factors influence personal development and will have the opportunity to reflect on their own life experiences and growth. PHL100 – Introduction to Philosophy - 3 credits Introduction to Philosophy is a course that provides students with an overview of the major branches and themes of philosophy. The nature of reality, knowledge, ethics, religious philosophy, and the nature of human existence will all be topics covered by students as they examine both traditional and modern philosophers' perspectives. Students will get the chance to participate in philosophical debates, examine and assess arguments, and hone their own critical thinking abilities. The course will provide a historical perspective on the development of philosophy and will encourage students to think deeply about fundamental questions and to reflect on their own beliefs and values. WRI100 – College Composition - 3 credits College Composition is a foundational course that prepares students to write clear, effective, and well-organized essays in a variety of academic and professional contexts. This course will introduce students to the writing process, from prewriting and drafting to revision and editing. Students will learn to write effective thesis statements, develop arguments, and use evidence to support their ideas. The course will also focus on the use of MLA & APA writing styles and how to cite sources. Students will have the opportunity to practice their writing skills through a variety of assignments, including in-class writing, essays, and research papers. WRI110 – Creative Writing - 3 credits Creative Writing is a course designed for students who are interested in exploring their own voice and imagination through writing. This course will introduce students to the various elements of creative writing, including fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction. Students will learn about the craft of writing, including characterization, point of view, setting, dialogue, and other elements of style. The course will also emphasize the importance of revision, both in workshop settings and in independent work. Throughout the course, students will be encouraged to read widely, to experiment with different forms and styles, and to develop their own unique voice as writers. ENG200 – World Literature - 3 credits World Literature is a course that introduces students to the rich and diverse canon of literature from across the globe. Students will read and analyze works from a variety of cultures, including European, African, Asian, and Latin American, and from a range of historical periods, from ancient Greece to contemporary times. The course will focus on the development of literary genres, including epic poetry, drama, the novel, and short fiction, and will examine the cultural, historical, and social contexts in which these works were written. Students will also have the opportunity to engage in critical analysis of the texts, examining themes, symbols, and techniques used by the authors. Discussions, written assignments, and group projects will allow students to explore the connections between literature and the world around us. COM100 – Introduction to Communications - 3 credits Introduction to Communications is a foundational course that explores the theories, principles, and practices of human communication in various contexts. Students will learn about the various modes of communication, including interpersonal, small group, public, and mass communication. By examining the factors that influence communication, such as culture, identity, power, and technology, students will also learn how to build community with others and help answer spiritual needs. The course will cover the basics of communication theory, including models of communication, perception, and nonverbal behavior, and will also introduce students to the skills necessary for effective communication, such as listening, presenting, and negotiating. MTH100 – College Algebra - 3 credits College Algebra is a course designed to introduce students to the fundamental concepts and techniques of algebra. The course covers topics such as linear equations and inequalities, quadratic functions and their graphs, radical and rational expressions, and introduction to matrices. Students will learn how to use algebraic techniques to model and solve real-world problems. PED100 – Health & Wellness - 2 credits Health & Wellness teaches and explores the influence of physical activity and dietary choices on a person’s mental, psychical, and emotional well-being. This course covers topics such as anatomy and physiology, nutrition, stress management, physical activity, and health promotion. This course is designed to provide foundational knowledge about athletic training, topics include running, cycling, stretching, and strength training. Students will not only learn about the benefits of living a healthy life, but they will also be required to complete aerobic workouts on their own time. HIS100 – World Civilization - 3 credits World Civilization is a survey course that examines the history, culture, and political systems of major civilizations from ancient times to the present day. The course covers topics such as the rise and fall of empires, the development of religions, the influence of colonialism and imperialism, and the impact of revolution and modernization. HIS110 – History of Christianity - 3 credits History of Christianity is a course that examines the development and evolution of Christianity from its origins to the present day. The course covers topics such as the life and teachings of Jesus, the spread of Christianity in the Roman Empire, the emergence of different Christian denominations, the Reformation, and the impact of Christianity on modern society. The course aims to provide students with a comprehensive understanding of the key events, people, and movements that have shaped the history of Christianity, and to foster a deeper appreciation for the religious and cultural diversity of the Christian tradition. ART100 – Introduction to Art - 3 credits Introduction to Art introduces 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. Students will spend time in the classroom as well as engaging in hands-on learning in our art studio. MUH100 – Introduction to Music - 3 credits Introduction to Music is a course that explores the fundamentals of music history, theory, styles, the music business, and music in film and media. Throughout the course, students will have the opportunity to listen to a variety of musical styles and genres, including classical, jazz, rock, and pop. Students will also learn about the evolution of music genres and styles throughout the world and its subsequent impact on culture and society, and how this impact can lead to social justice movements. SPA101 – Spanish I - 4 credits Spanish I is an introductory course designed to develop basic communicative skills in the Spanish language. The course focuses on the four key language skills: speaking, listening, reading, and writing, and aims to develop a solid foundation in grammar and vocabulary. Topics covered in this course include, but are not limited to, greetings, introductions, basic conversation, simple verb conjugation, common expressions and common verb tenses such as the present, preterite and the future tense. Additionally, students will learn about Spanish-speaking cultures, customs and traditions. Emphasis is placed on practical usage and everyday scenarios to encourage interaction and build confidence in using the language. SPA102 – Spanish II - 4 credits Spanish II is a continuation of Spanish I, designed to build upon the foundation of the language skills developed in the previous course. This course is designed to help students achieve a more advanced level of proficiency in speaking, listening, reading and writing in Spanish. In Spanish II, students will continue to expand their vocabulary and grammar knowledge, with a focus on more complex sentence structures and verb tenses, including the present perfect, imperfect, conditional and subjunctive. Students will also continue to develop their listening and speaking skills through class discussions, debates, and oral presentations, as well as reading and writing skills through comprehension activities and composition exercises. BIB100 – Old Testament Survey - 3 credits Old Testament Survey is an introductory course to the study of the Hebrew Bible, also known as the Old Testament. This course provides an overview of the literary, historical, and theological content of the Old Testament, including its books, themes, and major figures. Students will learn about the historical context and cultural background of the Old Testament, as well as God’s covenants, and the role of the successive divine covenants with Adam, Noah, Abraham, Moses, and David. BIB110 – New Testament Survey - 3 credits New Testament Survey is an introductory course to the study of the New Testament, which is the second part of the Christian Bible. This course provides an overview of the literary, historical, and theological content of the New Testament, including its books, themes, and major figures. The course will explore the overarching themes and messages of the New Testament, including the life and work of Jesus Christ, the nature of the Church, and the role of the Holy Spirit. Students will also study key figures such as Paul, Peter, and John, and will examine their teachings and impact on the New Testament and the early Christian Church. SPF100 – Spiritual Formation & Soul Care - 3 credits Spiritual Formation & Soul Care is a course designed to help students cultivate a deeper understanding of the spiritual life and develop habits for spiritual growth and well-being. This course will explore the biblical foundations of spiritual formation and provide practical tools for students to care for their soul and nurture their relationship with God Students will learn about various spiritual disciplines, such as prayer, worship, fasting, and Bible study, and will be encouraged to practice these habits in their own lives. The course will also examine the role of community in spiritual formation, including the importance of relationships, accountability, and support. GLD100 – Global Community Development - 3 credits Global Community Development is a course that explores the social, economic, and political factors that impact communities globally. The course covers topics such as community development theories, globalization and its impact on communities, cultural diversity, social justice, and sustainable development. Students will also learn how Christ’s message to the world was based on global development and justice. JUS100 – Theology of Compassion & Justice - 3 credits Theology of Compassion & Justice is a course that explores the biblical and theological foundations of compassion and justice. This course will help students understand the biblical basis for compassion and justice and the importance of these values for Christian faith and practice. Students will examine the biblical teachings on compassion and justice, including the role of the Church in addressing social issues and promoting the common good. The course will also explore the relationship between compassion and justice and will examine the ways in which these values are expressed in the lives of individual believers and the Church as a whole.
Total Lower and Upper Division Credits: 45 Credits
(Students are required to 7 of the 8 lower division courses and 8 of the 9 upper division courses)
Total General Education Requirements: 58 Credits
Total Electives: 17 Credits
(Any college level courses will fulfill elective requirements)
Total Credits for International Business & Social Entrepreneurship: 120 Credits