Welcome to the Grace College MBA program, which provides a curriculum and environment where current and future business professionals are transformed through the study of business from a distinctly biblical perspective.
Our MBA program understands business from a distinctly biblical perspective. The first course in the curriculum constructs this biblical perspective foundation, while the courses that follow further develop this perspective. The first divine instructions include commands to subdue and have dominion over God’s creation (Genesis 1:26, 28) and to work and keep God’s garden (Genesis 2:15). These commands are further developed in other scriptural passages, they remain in effect to this day, and they endow the practice of business with theological significance.
The Grace College MBA program is constructed and courses are delivered with an intentional applied emphasis. Consistent with learning-by-doing, course assignments allow students to use course concepts in their current employment setting. This allows students to quickly develop an initial proficiency with the concepts being covered. It also allows students to demonstrate to their employers the value-added nature of the program.
Examples of courses in this major:
Biblical Business. Understanding business from a distinctly biblical perspective.
Using financial information effectively. Understanding and acting on the information in financial statements and other accounting reports.
Navigating the international landscape. Factors requiring special attention when firms cross national boundaries.
Responding to government policy. Understanding and functioning effectively in complex, dynamic environments.
Entrepreneurship, innovation and growth. Understanding the importance of entrepreneurs and innovation in creating economic growth.
The individuals who will challenge you to learn:
A.A. from Central Christian College of Kansas, B.A. from Greenville College of Illinois, MBA from Texas A&M University at Commerce, Ph.D. from The University of Texas at Arlington.
Dave Arnott is an author, speaker, consultant, seminar leader and professor. He is the author of three management books, and is an accomplished keynote speaker who has visited over 25 countries and led business study trips to multiple countries. He has also led more than 200 days of leadership seminars. Dr. Dave is a retired marathoner who once rode his bicycle across the United States. He lives on an 11 acre 'ranchette' south of Dallas, where he boards four horses and has a pet rooster named "Corn Flakes".
B.S. in Business, Indiana University; MBA, Ph.D. in Business, Indiana University; M.S. in Interdisciplinary Studies, Texas Tech University; M.A. in Economics, University of Notre Dame Master of Ministry, M.A. in Theological Studies, Bethel College CPA, State of Indiana
Dr. Brad Lemler teaches accounting, finance, economics, and statistics for the School of Business. His teaching background includes online and on-ground delivery, and in both undergraduate and graduate programs. He is an active member of the Christian Business Faculty Association through which he has presented and published papers on faith integration, reviewed papers and proposals, served on committees, and served as the secretary/treasurer for the CBFA board. These experiences have enhanced his capacity to teach his business courses from a distinctly Christian perspective.
Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership from Regent University. Dr. Michel's dissertation was on Leadership Development in a Distributed Learning Environment. He researched how people communicate electronically, especially to facilitate learning. He also has a Masters degree from Trinity International University and an undergraduate degree from Wheaton College.
Dr. Michel is Director of the Chicago Executive Forum, an organization dedicated to inspiring Christian executives to develop their God-given leadership gifts. He is a results-focused management consultant seeking to honor God having 30 years experience as a marketing executive and leadership consultant with broad-based experience in coaching managers and executives at IBM. He has done research, development, teaching and consulting in management and leadership
B.S. in Business Administration and Psychology, Grace College; M.A. in Adult and Community Education, Ball State University, and M.B.A. from Grace College.
Professor Tim Ziebarth is a 1993 graduate of Grace College, where he majored in business administration and psychology and minored in communications. After graduating from Grace College, he spent a year working in city government as the assistant city planner, then joined the 1st Source Bank headquarter out of South Bend, Indiana. His banking experience includes the role of mortgage loan officer, branch manager, and small business loan officer. He returned to campus in 2002 as the director of alumni services in the Grace Alumni Office. In May 2009, he was named the Director of the William P. Gordon Institute for Enterprise Development, and is currently serving as the Dean of Online Education. He has taught in undergraduate students in Grace's School of Business and currently teaches for the School of Adult and Community Education.
Some of the positions you can obtain: