Leadership and Ethics

Leadership and Ethics

Overview

The B.A.Min. with a Leadership and Ethics major is designed for adults who desire to complete a ministry focused degree for personal growth, increased training, and/or advancement in their workplace or volunteer setting. Emphasis is given to issues related to the business, parachurch, or volunteer setting, equipping the graduate with the tools necessary to navigate today’s complex work environment.

Leadership and Ethics

Objectives

Completion of this program should enable the student to:

  • Know the strategies that lead to the attainment of organizational goals.
  • Demonstrate leadership skills necessary to mentor others successfully.
  • Utilize effective professional communications strategies.
  • Understand the regulatory requirements within the business setting.
  • Identify the change management strategies which ensure optimal organizational performance.

Program Requirements (Traditional Structure)

General Education Core Requirements

Course Course Description Hours
  English Language/Communication 6
  (must include an English Composition course) 
  Social Sciences 6
  Humanities 3
  Science 3
  Math 3
  History 3
GEN1003 Lifelong Learning Skills 3
THE1023 Spiritual Formation 3
THE3013 Introduction to Christian Thought 3
  General Studies Electives 12
    45 hours

Bible and Theology Core Requirements

Course Course Description Hours
BIB3604 Survey of the Old Testament/Pentateuch 4
BIB3614 Survey of the New Testament/Gospels 4
BIB3624 Bible and Life Application 4
BIB3634 Biblical Leadership Principles 4
THE3614 Survey of Christian Theology 4
THE3624 Holiness and the Life of the Believer 4
    24 hours

A student may substitute the six 4-hour Bible/theology courses with any of the eight 3-hour Bible/theology courses or a combination of the two, providing that all prerequisites are met.

Courses specific to the Leadership and Ethics major

Course Course Description Hours
BLE4614 Business and Professional Communication4
BLE4624 Business Finance 4
BLE4644 Legal, Ethical and Regulatory Environ. of Business4
BLE4654 Group and Organizational Behavior 4
BLE4664 Strategic Leadership and Management 4
BLE4674 Business Ethics 4
BLE4684 Managing Change and Conflict 4
BLE4694 Capstone Project 4
    32 hours
  Electives or Minor Courses 19 hours

120 hours total required for graduation

Program Requirements (AdVantage Structure)

60 hoursProgram Entrance Requirements

Course Course Description Hours
GEN1001 Introduction to Online Learning
Program requirement - does not apply to the major.
0-1

First Year - Core Courses

Bible and Theology 20 hours, Foundational 8 hours

Course Course Description Hours
BLE3604 Adult & Professional Development 4
BIB3604 Survey of the Old Testament/Pentateuch 4
BIB3614 Survey of the New Testament/Gospels 4
BIB3624 Bible and Life Application 4
BIB3634 Biblical Leadership Principles 4
THE3614 Survey of Christian Theology 4
THE3624 Holiness and the Life of the Believer 4
    28 hours

Second Year - Courses specific to the major

Course Course Description Hours
BLE4614 Business & Professional Communication4
BLE4624 Business Finance 4
BLE4644 Legal, Ethical & Regulatory Environ. of Business4
BLE4654 Group & Organizational Behavior 4
BLE4664 Strategic Leadership & Management 4
BLE4674 Business Ethics 4
BLE4684 Managing Change and Conflict 4
BLE4694 Capstone Project 4
    32 hours

120 hours total required for graduation

Program Requirements (Salvation Army)

General Education Core Requirements (Transfer Block)

Course Course DescriptionHours
  English Language/Communication 6
  Social Sciences 6
  Humanities 3
  Science 3
  History 3
  General Education Electives (from any division above) 3
  General Education Bible/Theology Electives (To include the following: OT Survey (3), NT Survey (3) Formation and Discipleship (3), Introduction to Christian Theology (3), Systematic Theology (6) 18
  General Education Electives 18
    60 hours

First Year

Course Course Description Hours
XXX-xxxx Math/Science* 3
GEN1001 Introduction to Online Learning 1
BLE3604 Adult & Professional Development 4
BIB3634 Biblical Leadership Principles 4
THE3624 Holiness and the Life of the Believer 4
SAR3614 Stewardship and Fundraising 4
SAR3624 Doing Church as a Mission 4
SAR3634 Social Aspects of Ministry 4
    28 hours

*If the Math/Science requirement has already been met, another General Education course may be substituted.

Second Year - Courses specific to the major

Course Course Description Hours
BLE4614 Business & Professional Communication4
BLE4624 Business Finance 4
BLE4644 Legal, Ethical & Regulatory Environ. of Business4
BLE4654 Group & Organizational Behavior 4
BLE4664 Strategic Leadership & Management 4
BLE4674 Business Ethics 4
BLE4684 Managing Change and Conflict 4
BLE4694 Capstone Project 4
    32 hours

120 hours total required for graduation