Entrepreneurial Leadership - Curriculum

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Here you will find course descriptions for the classes required to complete the Entrepreneurial Leadership degree program. For more information, please check the MACU Course catalog.

CO 201. Introduction to Counseling. 3 hours
A study of basic counseling techniques and application to a wide range of problems. Following a cursory examination of the various theories of counseling, this course will concentrate on the characteristics of an effective counselor and the skills and techniques necessary to the process of helping.

GM 480-482. Internship in Christian Ministries: Orientation, Experience, Evaluation.
On the job training under the direction of a field mentor in the student’s chosen area of ministry.
Prerequisite: approval of program advisor (0, 0, 6 credits)

ID 103 Christian Formation: Developing A Spiritual Life. 3hours

LE 105. Business as Missions. 3 hours
“BAM,” as it is often called today, is the concept of using a business as a cross-cultural outreach tool. It is entrepreneurship in a cross-cultural setting with the purpose of building a profitable business as a platform for missions. Students will review contemporary case studies of BAM. Students will consider the unique opportunity afforded when business is considered as a mission, as well as the challenges of globalization, business planning, and strategic management.
Prerequisites: CC 181.

LE 211. Management. 3 hours
Develops the student’s own Biblical worldview of what management is through examination of current theories. Managers learn to do things correctly. In this course, there is heavy application of experiences through cases and experiential exercises. Course includes a major segment on Christian management in business and other organizations, with an opportunity to analyze one’s own management style.

LE 212. Leadership. 3 hours
Leadership is influence. Spiritual leadership is influencing an organization to pursue a spiritual vision. Servant leadership allows for appropriate and effective leadership in all organizations. This course will review multiple Biblical case studies and review the current best practices in leadership. Students will have the opportunity to create a strategic map for the development of spiritual leadership in a faith-based organization or servant leadership in a non-faith-based organization. 

LE 214. Organizational Communication. 3 hours
Students examine how the leader’s behaviors and decisions send messages to people throughout their organization. They analyze the concept of organizational culture, how it develops, and the effect it has on the leader and people in the organization. Students learn the best practices in organizational communication and they learn how leaders can bring about change in organizations with care and responsibility for the people being led.

LE 231. Marketing Fundamentals. 3 hours
This course provides an introduction to marketing activities of organization and individuals. It focuses on formulating viable market objectives, assessing opportunities, evaluating ethical issues, and developing a marketing strategy. The course also emphasizes a global orientation and the development of problem solving skills.

LE 302. Organizational Finance. 3 hours
Provides the student with the basic skills and principles related to understanding the financial reports of a nonprofit organization. Topics include budgeting, reporting, and assessing the financial performance for the organization.
Prerequisites: LE 211.

LE 303. Organizational Behavior. 3 hours
Equips the student to evaluate group culture within an organization. This course will show how and why organizations behave in certain manners. The student will also learn how to effectively introduce change into an organization system and how to develop appropriate infrastructure to allow for the best organizational achievement possible.
Prerequisites: PS 101.

LE 401. Leadership Development. 3 hours
This course will cover how to develop leaders in organizations. The development of future leaders is paramount to the long-term success of any organization. Students will learn how to recruit, develop, and maintain appropriate leadership for organizations.
Prerequisites: LE 212.

LE 402. Strategic Management. 3 hours
The capstone course for the Leadership and Administration major. Students integrate knowledge and skills learned in previous courses to demonstrate the ability to lead an organization. The student will conduct a management audit of an organization and develop a report with recommendations for improving that organization.
Prerequisites: LE 301, LE 302, LE 401.