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BA, Business Leadership + MACE

Accelerate: Christian Education (Business Leadership Track)gives students an opportunity to earn both a Bachelor of Arts, Business Leadership and the Master of Arts in Christian Education in as little as five years. As such, this program incorporates the purpose and learning outcomes of the Bachelor of Arts, Business Leadership degree, preparing graduates for service in local church ministry, evangelism, international or North American missions, denominational service, and/or other Christian ministries by providing increased knowledge of the Bible and its interpretation.


Business Leadership Major Outcomes

Students graduating with the Business Leadership major will be able to do the following:

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of the role, place, and scope of business nationally and internationally
  2. Demonstrate the ability to plan, organize, and direct business endeavors
  3. Integrate a biblical worldview in the practice of business.


Program Completion and Duration

The Accelerate program allows students to complete the Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts degrees in 153 total hours, over 5 years of study.  Applicants to the Accelerate: Christian Educaiton program must submit additional documentation in the admissions process and agree to take each year’s required number of courses. Students enrolled in Accelerate must maintain a 3.0 GPA at all levels and attend the mandatory amount of cohort meetings assigned by the Dean of Spurgeon College.

Students who cannot meet the requirements of Accelerate will be transferred to the standard Bachelor of Arts or Master of Arts in Christian Education degree programs, depending on the extent of their progress thus far. Students successfully completing the first four years of the program will graduate with the Bachelor of Art, Business Leadership major. Once the fifth year of Accelerate is completed, students are awarded the Master of Arts in Christian Education degree through Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.

Course Catalog

General Education                                            48 hrs

BN170     Introduction to Business & Finance           3 hrs
CM110     Introduction to Public Speaking               3 hrs
GE101      English Composition I                            3 hrs
GE102      English Composition II                           3 hrs
GE135      Quantitative Reasoning                           3 hrs
GE185      Introduction to Physical Science               3 hrs
GE205      World Geography                                  3 hrs
GE240      Survey of World Literature                      3 hrs
GS101      Foundations for Kingdom Success            3 hrs
HM300     Introduction to Philosophy                     3 hrs
HM344     Christianity & the Arts                           3 hrs
HS210 or
HS211      American History I or II                         3 hrs
HT113      Church History II                                  3 hrs
HT411      World Religions                                    3 hrs
MS201     Global Missions                                    3 hrs
PY100      Introduction to Psychology                      3 hrs

Business Leadership Major                               36 Hrs

BN201     Principles of Financial Accounting           3 hrs
BN202     Principles of Managerial Accounting         3 hrs
BN214     Data & Information Systems                   3 hrs
BN220     Principles of Microeconomics                  3 hrs
BN225     Principles of Macroeconomics                 3 hrs
BN230     Introduction to Marketing                       3 hrs
BN250     Introduction to Finance                           3 hrs
BN317     Human Resource Management                 3 hrs
BN365      Business Law and Ethics                         3 hrs
BN375      Poverty and Wealth                               3 hrs
BN465      Entrepreneurial Leadership                      3 hrs
BN466     Not-for-Profit Leadership                        3 hrs

Additional Undergraduate Courses                     9 Hrs

BS204      Introduction to Hermeneutics                   3 hrs
HT350      Christian Doctrine I                               3 hrs
HT351      Christian Doctrine II                              3 hrs

Graduate + Undergraduate Credit by Exam       30 Hrs

BS2210*   Old Testament Survey I                          3 hrs
BS2211*   Old Testament Survey II                         3 hrs
BS2310*   New Testament Survey I                         3 hrs
BS2311*   New Testament Survey II                        3 hrs
MN5060* Evangelism and Discipleship                   3 hrs

Master of Arts in Christian Education Courses    30 hrs

CE8110** Principles of Teaching I                          3 hrs
CE8111** Principles of Teaching II                         3 hrs
CE8301** Church Administration                           3 hrs
HT3110** Baptist History                                      3 hrs


CE8134    Issues in Christian Leadership                  3 hrs
CE8306    Principles of Leadership                          3 hrs
CE8411    Age Group Ministry                               3 hrs
HT3300    Introduction to Apologetics                     3 hrs
MN5801   Volunteer Ministry Practicum                  3 hrs
MS7011    Missiology                                           3 hrs


*Taken on Graduate level with undergraduate credit given upon successful completion of a Credit-by-Exam. In lieu of the exam, students may also take the undergraduate course in addition to the Graduate level course.

**Taken on Graduate Level and will fulfill requirements towards a BA as stipulated by HLC 3+2 Program.

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