Curriculum / Courses
- + GEN 501 -Graduate Writing and Research
- + LEA 530 -Foundations of Organizational Leadership
- + HUM 505 -Organizational Ethics
- + LEA 540 -Organizational Behavior
- + LEA 545 -Leading with Cultural Intelligence
- + BUS 585 -Marketing Management
- + BUS 515 -Financial Stewardship
- + BUS 555 -Financial Analysis for Managers
- + BUS 575 -Business as a Calling
- + BUS 525 -Global and Economic Theory
- + BUS 535 -Social Entrepreneurship
- + CAP 595 -Graduate Studies Capstone
- TOTAL CREDITS: 36
This course is designed to give students the skills they need to complete successful written projects and research in graduate-level courses within the context of a biblical worldview. Students who pass this course will demonstrate proficiency in critical thinking, expressed through solid research and clear writing, which serves as the foundation for further studies in the University's graduate programs.
This course develops a foundational framework of knowledge and critical thinking skills essential to organizational leadership. Students will examine leadership theories, leadership formation, developing mission/vision, implementing change, organizational structures, dealing with organizational conflicts, the art of listening/reflecting, and leadership ethics. The course will be delivered through an on-line format using guided readings, multiple writing assignments, case study development and analysis, on-line threaded discussion, and experiential learning. (Cross-listed as LE or LEA 430 for undergraduate students in the 4+1 program.)
An analysis of the foundation of ethical behavior in business, including an introduction to social graces and the importance of professional image. Emphasis is placed on a comparison between Judeo-Christian and secular ethical paradigms, as well as the social responsibility of organizations to contribute to the common good. (Cross-listed as HU or HUM 405 for undergraduate students in the 4+1 program.)
The study of the behavior of individuals and teams within for-profit and nonprofit organizations based on current management theory. Emphasis is given to understanding, predicting, motivating and changing work-related behaviors in organizations. Key topics include managerial and leadership career paths, decision making, organizational change, leading and mentoring teams, conflict and negotiation, and cultural intelligence. (Cross-listed as LE or LEA 440 for undergraduate students in the 4+1 program.)
Cultural Intelligence (CQ) is the capability to function effectively in a variety of cultural contexts. Students will examine literature and perspectives from the fields of anthropology, sociology, and organizational leadership as well as study cultural engagement in light of the biblical narrative. (Cross-listed as LEA 445 for undergraduate students in the 4+1 program.)
This course provides students with a hands-on approach to marketing. Students will engage in exposure to various marketing software solutions. There is a focus on marketing techniques across various digital media platforms. Students will create a comprehensive campaign for the business of their choosing exploring the various components that make up a complex marketing strategy.
This course introduces the principles of financial management. Students will review basic concepts of financial management, financial analysis and control, capital investment decisions, cost of capital, sources of long-term funds and cash management principles, accounting, review of basic organizational financial statements, ratio analysis, debt and equity securities, security valuation, and Time Value of Money. It is a study of the fundamentals of corporate finance as they relate to non-financial managers.
This course provides an in-depth look at the creation of, and analysis of financial statements. Students will evaluate the financial information from businesses in various sectors of the economy. Financial concepts of stocks, bonds and the time value of money will be discussed from the role of a manager. Various software solutions will be discussed that are relevant to each industry.
This course provides students with a framework for understanding the theology of work. Students will explore their natural giftings and motivations for business success. Students will create a comprehensive plan to understand the impact their business can have for introducing others to Jesus Christ.
This course provides students with an understanding of the current global economic environment. Students will discuss international trade theory and strategy, free markets and customer choice. Students will engage in discussions about capitalism, socialism, and communism. Students will evaluate the economic landscape of a foriegn country and create a plan to use business as a tool for aiding in economic development.
This course introduces students to the complex relationship business, community development and faith. Students will explore the unique ways business can impact community development and human flourishing. Students will create a business plan that focuses on the quadruple bottom line: people, profit, planet, and progress.
This course is a culmination of the graduate program including a closer examination of many of the distinctives of Grace Christian University. Students will reflect on the University’s core values and learning outcomes, especially as they applied to their graduate studies. Students will also look forward to completing a variety of learning activities appropriate to their degree. Prerequisite: The successful completion of all courses in the degree program.
WHAT STUDENTS LOVE
- Banking and Finance
- Venture Capitalist or investor
- Product and Brand Manager
- Marketing Research and Marketing management
- Operations Management and Logistics
- Human Resources Manager
- Admissions Application: Free to Apply
- Official Transcripts: Submit from all prior colleges where the student received an undergraduate degree and if they wish to transfer college credits.
20 months to complete
Each individual student’s length of program may vary depending on transfer credits accepted. An official education plan will be completed upon receiving official transcripts from prior colleges.
- 36 credit hours
THE MORE YOU KNOW
Graduating Godly Individuals Prepared to Serve Christ in Church and Society.
OUR CORE VALUES
To be a vibrant University exalting Jesus Christ, preparing culturally intelligent students for diverse careers in the global marketplace.
STATEMENT OF FAITH
A statement of the doctrinal position to which the Board, Administration, and Faculty of Grace Christian University are committed.
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