An introduction to management structures, including planning, organizing, leading, and controlling. Management processes in for-profit and not-for-profit organizations, both large and small, are examined. Special topics include globalization, quality, competitiveness, teamwork, ethics, and entrepreneurship. (3 hours).

This course is designed to educate the undergraduate business student in the ability to work with data and statistical ideas. Students will acquire the ability to accurately describe data, to make reliable inferences from data, and to critically assess the reported results of a variety of statistical studies. Students will use various statistical methods and tools to analyze data in many diverse example applications. Statistical methods and tools used include graphical and numerical data description, sampling techniques, probability distributions, tests of hypotheses, and analysis of variance. Emphasis is placed on understanding the purpose of each procedure, how to perform the procedure using the software tools, and especially how to interpret and apply the results to organizational problems.

This course is a survey of microeconomic issues, such as price, competition, monopoly, oligopoly,
income distribution, international trade, and economic development. The course also includes a survey
of macroeconomic issues such as the structure of modern economics, its production, interrelationships,
the nature and function of money, monetary and fiscal policy, government and public finance.

An integrative capstone real world learning experience requiring each student to formulate, research, and develop a written business plan for a start-up venture. The plan comprises sections on management, marketing, operations, and financing, including five-year financial projections for the new business. Because preparing the plan involves reviewing and integrating concepts and skills developed in previous coursework, students are encouraged to complete as many courses as possible prior to enrolling in this course.

Through the final business plan, weekly discussion threads, worksheets, weekly exercises, application of course readings, quizzes, and assignments the student demonstrates achievement of the desired results by application of knowledge and skills acquired throughout the degree program. Students are required to prepare a business plan for an entrepreneurial business venture he or she is interested in pursuing.

A survey of the Christian movement in history, its beliefs, institutions, and worldwide expansion. Attention will be given to doctrinal and ecclesial development, spirituality and devotional practices, historical expressions of service and ministry, and the dynamic between the church and global societies from the ancient world to the present day. Pre-requisites: HS 101, 102 (or 171-172)


This is a three-credit-hour course designed to educate students in the development of statistical thinking.  Student will acquire the ability to accurately describe and depict data, make reliable inferences from data, and critically asses the reported results of a variety of statistical studies. Students will use scientific calculators and/or electronic spreadsheets to compute measurements used in a variety of statistical methods and tools.  Example application areas include business, psychology, medicine, sports, and the sciences.

This course is built upon the premise that children are priceless to God. Therefore, the children whom God places in life, both personal and professional, deserve our very best care. In order to give them our best care, we must devote our best efforts to understand them in all their fascinating complexity--physically, mentally, emotionally, relationally, and spiritually--as they grow from infants into young adults.

This course is designed to help you gain a well-rounded knowledge of children from the time they are conceived through the adolescent years. It is our hope and prayer that you will find this course to be extremely useful in your relationships with children and teenagers, whether at home, at work, at church, or in the broader community and world. In offering this course, we seek to help equip you to be excellent stewards of the next generation.

This course deals with the general nature and principles of sociology. Special attention is given to the ecological, cultural, and psychosocial forces; to outstanding social groups; and to changing personality under the influences that play upon it through group processes.

The purpose if this course is to facilitate students' understanding of the family systems approach to counseling, including theoretical concepts and intervention strategies unique to family therapy. The course offers a study of the familiy as a system, along with family life cycle stages, tasks, and difficulties that families may experience in various development stages. Particular focus will be placed on the adolescent as the identified patient within the family unit. Principles and concepts consistent with Christian worldview will be integrated into the learning.