Christian Business Leadership Degree Program
You will learn how to successfully build and manage a business, church, or ministry for sustainable growth. Providing four concentrations, HCU can help you reach your goals!
- Entrepreneurship Concentration
- Small Business Ownership and Management Concentration
- Pastoral Leadership Concentration
- Church Administration Concentration
Whether you are an aspiring small business owner or an entrepreneur with big dreams of owning your own company, the Christian Business Leadership Degree Program at HCU was designed with you in mind. A career path which includes a business education provides many rewarding opportunities. Regardless of your specific business interest, today’s market is looking for bold new ideas, inspired people, and honest leaders with the integrity and wisdom to implement them. Seeking higher education in business gives the forward-thinking professional the opportunity to transform a stagnant career into one with sustainable and achievable results.
For those entering the business world for the first time, a business degree from HCU allows you to pursue your professional goals with confidence, and from a biblical perspective. Whether you are seeking your first business opportunity or re-launching a business dream, earning your online business degree with Harrison Christian University can allow you to step into the career you’ve always imagined.
At HCU, our instructors, most with decades of relevant experience and business success, strive to bring our students the most current business education and training. With a unique focus on small business and entrepreneurship, rather than the large corporate perspective, HCU equips students to go into today’s business world with practical tools and information that can be used tomorrow.
Our Pastoral Leadership and Church Administration Concentrations equip pastors and their staffs with successful business principles and practices so they can effectively guide their churches through the natural affairs which any ministry faces. We believe that the convergence of Scriptural truths and sound business principles sets the stage for churches and ministries to experience a greater success than ever before.
You will learn:
- How to start a business, church, or ministry and discover your passion
- How to build a profitable organization, church, or ministry
- How to properly develop a BUSINESS PLAN for any size organization, church or ministry
- How to develop a MARKETING PLAN that opens new possibilities
- How to effectively brand your business or organization
- How to EFFECTIVELY use social media to promote your organization, church or ministry
- How to create a CORPORATE CULTURE based on servant leadership principles
- How to hire the right employees and other HR issues
- To develop the habits of highly successful people
- Why you need to know people, processes and products
- How the economy works and how it may impact your plans
- Business ethics from a CHRISTIAN PERSPECTIVE
- And much more
Each undergraduate course includes:
- 12 sessions of 50-60 minute video classes
- Each course includes a required textbook that can be easily accessed for download or purchase as a digital or hard copy. If a digital textbook is included, it can be accessed through the course page along with a course syllabus
- Each course includes required and recommended reading by the instructor
- Click here to download the HCU 2017-2018 Academic Catalog for more information about this degree program
CURRICULUM (Sample: First-Year Core Courses)
First-Year Curriculum also requires the student to choose 2 elective courses from a wide-range of electives available from the College of Theology and the College of Business. Please consult with an Admissions Advisor for specific courses that may be available.
Effective Learning Strategies (HCUB 1002)
Course Description: Explore the fundamentals of creating personalized learning strategies. Examine learning styles and techniques while being oriented to the college experience. Insights gained will increase learning, retention, and application of information acquired throughout the college experience and beyond.
Introduction to Business (BUSN 1113)
Course Description: Explore a comprehensive survey of business and the opportunities and careers offered throughout the business world. From a biblical perspective, learn business principles, opportunities, and strategies provided by the various fields of business and how business relates to society and its individuals.
Technology Overview with Microsoft Office (BUSN 1213)
Course Description: Examine both the theory and application of computer applications in business, ministry, and personal use. Gain an understanding of Cloud-based applications offered by both Google, Microsoft and Dropbox. Learn the use of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote in real world applications. Gain an understanding of computers in all aspects of the global society including security issues.
Principles of Servant Leadership (MGMT 1113)
Explore and practice the foundational principles of servant leadership from a biblical perspective. Recognizing the cutting edge of leadership theory and approaches to leadership, students will gain an understanding of what is most effective in the long-term motivation of people, changing circumstances, and actualizing vision.
Business Math (BUSN 1413)
Course Description: Utilize application and mathematical operations to solve practical business application problems. Including a review of basic mathematics and percentages, discounts, price change calculations, payroll, banking and finance applications. Microsoft Excel will be used and additional topics include installment buying, mortgages, taxes, insurance, analysis of financial statements and inventory costs.
Business Writing 1 (BUSN 1513)
Course Description: Explore the world of business writing and professionalism. Focuses on effective methods of business communication, including various letters, memoranda, resumes, documented researched reports, and oral presentations. Provides instruction on correspondence commonly used in business with emphasis on organization, format, grammar, and diction. The MLA format will be discussed.
Small Business Management (MGMT 1123)
Course Description: Gain insights into the basic theory and underlying principles of management. Emphasis is on the functions of management, planning, organizing, staffing, directing, and controlling. A biblical survey approach to current trends in management and future developments in organization and administration. Prerequisite: BUSN 1113 Introduction to Business
Multimedia and TV Presentations (BUSN 1723)
Course Description: Become familiar with presentation software like MS PowerPoint, Easy Worship, Media Shout, Pro Presenter. Overview video and audio editing software and its multiple uses in the business and church world. Gain perspective in effectively use of cameras, lighting, projectors, sound systems and TV sets.
STUDENT GATEWAY ACCESS
Students will be emailed an initial LOGIN ID and Password to the HCU STUDENT GATEWAY following enrollment.
Students are required to purchase course textbooks. For the students’ convenience, purchase information/link is provided with the course syllabus and by following the “Student Support” link to “College of Theology-Required Textbooks” or “College of Business-Required Textbooks.”