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:
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.
B.S. in Business Administration, Grace College; J.D., Valparaiso University School of Law
Professor Kevin Vanderground formerly taught at First Baptist Christian School. He also has had experience as a law clerk and attorney, and he currently works for Bratcher & Vanderground, P.C. in Merrillville, IN., where is he is an attorney and founding partner.
Some of the positions you can obtain: