Grace College, Winona Lake, Ind., will offer a Master of Business Administration degree through its School of Adult and Community Education beginning August 30, 2010. The two-year program will provide a curriculum and environment where current and future business professionals will be able to study the discipline from a distinctly biblical perspective.
Emphasizing practical application of knowledge and interdisciplinary perspectives, MBA program topics will be addressed so as to maximize their value in business settings.
Each year of the curriculum culminates with an integrative application project. This project emphasizes a cross-disciplinary approach, as it provides students with the opportunity to use material from at least three of the five courses taken throughout the year in a problem-solving or other application setting. These projects will be evaluated by an advisory council made up of current business professionals.
The degree is in the final process of accreditation approval by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (expected summer 2010). In the meantime, the degree will operate as a hybrid online program, for which limited on-site class work is required to support course work primarily completed online.
The Grace College MBA program is designed for non-traditional, non-residential students. Applicants must have achieved a baccalaureate degree. They will also be required to submit one letter of recommendation along with an official transcript, resume, photos, and formal application.