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Master ofBusiness Administration

Program Overview

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.

MBA Curriculum Map

Strengths

Business education with a uniquely biblical perspective. A commitment to hands-on learning with directly applicable skills.

Business Administration Courses

Core CoursesProgram Courses
BUS 5100 Business Ethics
BUS 5110 Managerial Economics
BUS 5120 Human Resource Management
BUS 5130 Operations Management
BUS 5140 Marketing Management
BUS 5150 Integrative Application Project 1
BUS 5200 Financial Management
BUS 5210 International Business
BUS 5220 Legal Environment of Business
BUS 5230 Entrepreneurship
BUS 5240 Business Policy
BUS 5250 Integrative Application Project 2

This course provides learners with the opportunity to develop and apply a biblical ethic to business. As they complete this course learners will develop the capacity to understand business from a distinctly biblical perspective and to act on that understanding. Three hours.

This course provides learners with the opportunity to understand particular business organizations and their environments from both an economic and a biblical perspective. As they complete this course learners will develop the capacity to analyze particular business organizations and their environments from both an economic and a biblical perspective and to act on that analysis. Three hours.

This course provides learners with the opportunity to understand the effective use, development and retention of human capital. Both economic and biblical insights will be utilized in this process. Three hours.

This course provides learners with the opportunity to develop an understanding of activity based management, lean manufacturing and total quality management. First, learners will develop the capacity to use activity based management to understand processes within organizations. Second, learners will develop the capacity to use lean manufacturing and total quality management to act on that understanding as they manage and improve processes within organizations. Third, learners will consider insights offered by Scripture concerning efficiency, productivity and quality. Three hours.

This course provides learners with the opportunity to develop an understanding of the demand side of organizations from a marketing perspective and then to act based on that understanding. In pursuit of the related goals of understanding and acting, learner activities are structured around three key concepts: 1) a customer focus is essential, 2) relevant, timely, valid information is essential, and 3) competition based on product differentiation is essential. In the course learners also explore how to evaluate marketing programs and efforts using insights from Scripture. Three hours.

This course provides learners with the opportunity to further develop the capacity to properly and effectively use concepts from courses completed during the first year of the MBA program in realistic problem solving settings. Proper and effective use of these concepts includes: 1) use of individual concepts and 2) use of multiple concepts in an interdisciplinary manner. Properly addressing realistic problems includes: 1) specifying the problem, 2) analyzing the problem, and 3) formulating a solution to the problem. Three hours.

This course provides learners with the opportunity to develop and act on an understanding of finance. In pursuit of these goals, learner activities focus on four key concepts: 1) the realized return of external investors is directly related to the realized outcome of internal management decisions and activities, 2) organizations use financial statements to summarize the realized outcomes of management decisions and activities and to communicate that information to investors and other external parties, 3) the financial accounting model depicts how the individual financial statements fit together and allows managers, investors and other interested parties to fully access the information contained in those statements, and 4) risk is inherent in economic activity so the expected return from any activity must sufficiently compensate for assuming the related risk. In the course learners also explore how to evaluate financial information on organizational activities using insights from Scripture. Three hours.

This course provides learners with the opportunity to develop an understanding of the international landscape. Acting on that understanding, learners then develop the capacity to formulate plans that allow businesses to effectively navigate the international landscape. The international landscape will be viewed from trade, productivity, monetary and biblical perspectives. Three hours.

This course provides learners with the opportunity to develop an understanding of the legal environment within which businesses function Acting on that understanding, learners then develop the capacity to formulate plans that allow businesses to function effectively within that environment. The legal environment will be viewed from planning, compliance, efficiency and equity perspectives. The legal environment will be evaluated using a biblical perspective. Three hours.

This course provides learners with the opportunity to develop an understanding of entrepreneurship, focusing on its visionary, creative and risk-taking dimensions. On the visionary dimension, learners will understand that products, services and processes must first be imagined before they can be created. On the creative dimension, learners will understand that the vision of a product, service or process must be brought to reality. On the risk-taking dimension, learners will understand that bringing a product, service or process to reality is an uncertain, risky proposition, with no guarantee of technical or financial success. From the perspective of Scripture, learners will consider how the entrepreneurial capacity present in humans evidences their creation in image of the ultimate Creator. Three hours.

This course provides learners with the opportunity to understand organizations from a comparative advantage based strategic perspective. Consistent with that understanding learners develop the capacity to formulate and implement strategies that capitalize on and further develop an organization’s comparative advantage. This process of capitalizing on and further developing an organization’s comparative advantage will be evaluated using the concept of stewardship found in Scripture. Three hours.

This course provides learners with the opportunity to further develop the capacity to properly and effectively use concepts from courses completed during the second year of the MBA program in realistic problem solving settings. Proper and effective use of these concepts includes: 1) use of individual concepts and 2) use of multiple concepts in an interdisciplinary manner. Properly addressing realistic problems includes: 1) specifying the problem, 2) analyzing the problem, and 3) formulating a solution to the problem. Three hours.

Average Salary:

New careers are within your grasp.

Those looking for success not only need to be open to change but also need to embrace it. Without a strong basis in adaptability, a businessperson may find themselves far behind the curve before they can realize it.

Small Business Owner
$78,000
Product Manager
$74,000
Human Resource Professional
$51,000
Program Director
$51,000
Controller
$75,000

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