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Testament (Jewish and Greco-Roman) backgrounds. As you compare the history, cultures, and literature of the biblical world, you will

discover both similarities and differences and will evaluate their impact and role in the exegesis of the biblical text. (3)

BTS 4401

Practical Skill Development in Bible and Theology

This course is designed to provide you with an opportunity to gain competency and confidence in applying and communicating biblical-

theological truth. Experiential learning requirements are defined and assessed by the program faculty. A minimum of 75 clock hours of

direct experience is required for each course. Advisor approval is required. (1.5)


BTS 4510

Old Testament Texts in Historical, Cultural and Literary Contexts

In this course you will read documents of the Ancient Near East that provide the historical, cultural, and literary context for understanding

the writings of the Hebrew Old Testament. You will give attention to documentation that illumine both Old Testament history and the

Old Testament canon. (3)

Prerequisite: HEB 4112

BTS 4610

New Testament Texts in Historical, Cultural and Literary Contexts

In this course you will read documents of Second temple Judaism and the Greco-Roman world that provide the historical, cultural, and

literary context for understanding the writings of the Greek New Testament. You will give attention to documents that illumine key forms

and themes of the New Testament canon. (3)

Prerequisite: GRE 4112

BTS 4710

Bible and Theology Senior Seminar

This course is designed to give you the opportunity to integrate knowledge acquired in your previous study of biblical and theological

subjects. Special emphasis will be placed on producing a summative paper on a focused topic chosen in consultation with the course

instructor. (3)

Business and Organizational Leadership

BUS 1100

Introduction to Business

In this survey course you will be introduced to the basic functions and environments for business in for-profit and not-for-profit

organizations, including those operating in intercultural and international settings. You will focus on the primary disciplines of business

enterprise and entrepreneurship, including planning, organizing, staffing and management of organizations. (3)

BUS 1200

Business Finance

In this course, you will study the basic concepts and principles of corporate finance, accounting and reporting including analysis of

financial statements, the time value of money, stock and bond valuation, risk and return, capital budgeting, the cost of capital, and

conversion of international monetary systems. You will also develop basic skills in analyzing the finances of publicly-traded companies.


BUS 2200

Principles of Accounting

In this course you will explore the fundamentals of financial accounting by setting up financial records, with an emphasis on creating

and understanding financial statements that are used in business. (3)

BUS 2300

Principles of Leadership and Management

In this course, you will study leadership and management skills and styles with an emphasis on motivational aspects, leadership

techniques and their effectiveness, practical management skills, and character development as it pertains to a balanced personal life,

family life, church life, workplace life, and societal life, all in relationship to one’s ability to lead. (3)

BUS 2600

Human Resources Management and Labor Relations

This course is a study in the theories, practices, and laws involved in the corporate human resource, human rewards and employee

benefits function. You will explore recruiting, selecting, training, evaluating, promoting, and disciplining personnel, in traditional

nonprofit, governmental and international operations, as well as study the role and impact of organized labor. (3)

BUS 3300

Managerial Accounting

In this course, you will focus on the development and the use of accounting information in the manager’s and organizations decision-

making process. You will also review the fundamentals of financial accounting, create and understand financial statements, and be

introduced to accounting and financial analysis software. (3)

Prerequisite: BUS 1200

BUS 3400

Principles of Risk, Management, Insurance and Benefit Plans

This course explores the principles of risk management and insurance. The course provides an understanding of the foundations,

applications and selection of insurance. Fundamentals of life and health insurance as well as property and liability insurance will be

included. Enterprise risk management for businesses and organizations, financial risk management, overview of employee benefits,

healthcare plans and policy, and strategic programs and policies to mitigate risk will also be covered. (3)

BUS 3700

Business Communications

In this course you will explore effective communication strategies for a leader or manager that promote positive communication inside

and outside an organization or business. You will especially focus on audience analysis, so that appropriate vehicles of communication

can be used in international settings that require heightened analysis in order to overcome cultural nuances and miscommunication.