Bachelor of Business Administration
GOL 3010 Fundamentals of Lifelong LearningCredit Hours: 3
In this course, students will examine adult developmental stages including physical, cognitive, personality, social, and moral development.
GOL 3100 Business Writing in the New MillenniumCredit Hours: 3
Students will build a writing portfolio for diverse audiences and purposes. A writing rubric will ensure strong ideas, logical organization, conversational voice, clear words, smooth sentences, correct copy, and a reader-friendly design. Computer tools will be used to create and enhance written messages that meet the needs of today’s fast-paced business environment. Three hours.
GOL 3150 Creating a Competitive EdgeCredit Hours: 3
This course will take an in-depth view of “personal brand”, requiring students to explore and define what unique characteristics give them an advantage in the marketplace. Students will gain an understanding of their personal brand and competitive advantage, through biblical and modern contexts, in order to fine-tune them accordingly. Other topics covered are online/social media presence and the “brand” of Jesus. Three hours.
GOL 3200 Expanded Conversation: Public Speaking in the WorkplaceCredit Hours: 3
In this course, students will learn to analyze, construct, and deliver a variety of presentations required in the modern workplace. Emphasis will be on practicality and individual growth. Three hours.
GOL 3300 Gifts Differing: Diversity and Teamwork in the WorkplaceCredit Hours: 3
Students will gain experience with and knowledge of concepts related to diversity in the workplace. Special emphasis is placed on understanding personality preferences. Group dynamics such as power, perception, motivation, leadership, and decision-making are analyzed through readings, written assignments, and class discussion. Three hours.
GOL 3450 Marketing in a Technological AgeCredit Hours: 3
This course is designed to equip students to use social media, blogs, news releases, online video, and viral marketing to reach customers. The course includes an overview of how the web has changed the rules of marketing and PR, the various media presently available for marketing use, and the “how-to” information to put contemporary marketing models to work in an organization. Students will complete a marketing action plan for an organization of their choice to ensure relevance and provide a practical application to marketing theory. Three hours.
GOL 3750 Effective Financial Decision-MakingCredit Hours: 3
This course introduces principles and practices used in making wise and effective financial decisions. Topics studied in the course include reading financial statements, diagnosing a business’s financial strengths and weaknesses, evaluating cash flow amount, variability and riskiness, determining levels of risk and rates of return of business investments, and considering the effects of the use of debt in enhancing shareholder returns. Three hours.
GOL 4000 Interpreting Basic StatisticsCredit Hours: 3
Students will learn how to interpret basic statistics in order to aid in the decision making process. Examples from research studies will be employed to help the student comprehend how various statistics can be used to make decisions about real life problems in the workplace. Three hours.
GOL 4050 The Global EnvironmentCredit Hours: 3
The ubiquitous impact of globalization necessitates an awareness of the global environment. This survey course introduces characteristics of the global environment and strategies by which interact in a more complex context. Areas reviewed include perspectives on globalization, cross-cultural competencies, the role and impact of multi-national corporations, cross cultural factors, and case studies associated with global leadership, and global strategies. Three hours.
GOL 4300 The Dynamic OrganizationCredit Hours: 3
The study of organizational development explores how companies must adapt to ever-changing internal and external environments in order to thrive in today’s economy. Change strategies and intervention processes will be studied so students can apply practical solutions to various organizational challenges in case histories and in their own workplaces. Leadership and teamwork will be explored in the context of organizational development. Three hours.
GOL 4350 Strategic EnterpriseCredit Hours: 3
This course will take us into a company boardroom. We will look together on how a company can move with a purpose together to achieve a desired outcome; that is Strategic Enterprise! During these five weeks we will deep dive from the initial boardroom desires to implementation by the organization. How does a business or company compete in the marketplace with or without a strategic plan? We will look at various aspects of a strategic planning as it relates to mission, vision, communication plan, desired outcomes, business competitive advantages, people impact, to name a few. We will look at public companies, discuss our own experience, and for our capstone project, pull together a full Strategic Plan together in a presentation format. So, put your thinking caps on, grab a chair in the boardroom, and let’s dig in! Three hours.
GOL 4600 Applied ResearchCredit Hours: 3
This course introduces the student to specific research terminology and research fundamentals such as design, samplings, surveys, experiments, focus groups, and other qualitative & quantitative approaches, culminating in a student research project. Three hours.
GOL 4650 Personal Resource ManagementCredit Hours: 3
This course is designed to equip students to explore the fundamentals of stewarding the resources God has given, specifically time, talent, and treasure. The course includes an overview of budgeting, saving, investing, healthcare/insurance, staying out of debt, and what the Bible says about these topics. Students will complete a personal action plan for how they will most effectively steward their time, talents and treasure. Three hours.
GOL 4700 Senior SeminarCredit Hours: 3
This culmination experience will enable students to select individualized activities that demonstrate their practical managerial skills in the workplace. Three hours.
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Furthering Your Career in the MBA
Upon graduation, you will be eligible for consideration into the Master of Business Administration graduate degree program. The Grace College MBA program is constructed and courses are delivered with an intentionally 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.
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