Social Enterprise

The focus of this study is to explore the intersection of business, entrepreneurship, and theology in a way that prepares students to use business leadership for social change and transformation. Students will be prepared for positions in non-profit and para church organizations, as well as positions in community development and mission organizations.

Requirements:

Senior seminar from any major
BUS 210 - New Venture Innovation
(2 credits) This course is a foundational course designed to inspire and engage students in dimensions that drive new ideas as well as the methods and tools to develop innovation and problem solving. Students will address practical problems associated with starting a business, including a feasibility analysis. The focus is to empower learning through entrepreneurial thinking and immerse students in experiences that will develop skills for new ventures. This course will be of value to students of all majors and requires no specialized knowledge.
BUS 310x - Servant-Leadership or
This course invites students to explore the philosophy ofservant-leadership, identify its characteristics, and discover its broadapplications. The purpose of this course is to provide students with adeeper understanding of the paradox of being a servant-leader and to empowerstudents to practice servant-leadership and to serve and love God's world.Prerequisite: Must be sophomore standing or higher. Cross-listed withChristian Education.(2 credits; alternate years, consult department)
YCF 310x - Servant-Leadership
No course description available.
BUS 327WI - Fundraising for Mission
No course description available.
BUS 400 - Entrepreneurship
(2 credits) This is an upper-level course focusing on student interaction with successful Christian leaders from a broad spectrum of professional fields. Each week, one scheduled speaker will both meet informally with the class and participate in a classroom seminar. Students will maintain a journal of their observations; readings from a variety of entrepreneurial and leadership sources will be required. The student will also be required to participate in the Spring Leadership Conference at NWC and attend off-site experiential activities in the local area. Prerequisite: junior class standing.
BUS 432 - Small Business Management
This course focuses on current theory and practice relating to starting and continuing management of small and family businesses. As such, it is designed for students contemplating management or ownership of a small business. The course will focus on leadership, decision-making, management, marketing, financial controls and other necessary processes to ensure the successful start-up and long-term health of the small business enterprise. It will include identifying the particularities of small business management, analyzing process and life cycle, focusing on growth, and taking an emphasis on total quality management. Prerequisites: ACC 216, BUS 201 andjunior standing. (4 credits)
BTS 290 - Mission and Justice
A general overview of the biblical-theological foundations and historicalcontext of whole Christian mission, with special emphasis upon moderncross-cultural mission theories, international and community development,and the theory and practice of restorative justice. Prerequisite: BTS 250 or permission of instructor. (4 credits)
BTS 335x - Theology and Church Ministry
In this course, students will explore the identity of the church by engagingbiblical, historical, cultural, and missional perspectives, grounding thelife and ministry of the church in God?s ministry to the world in JesusChrist. More specifically, this course will focus on the nature and role ofyouth ministry as an expression of this ministry as students are called toenter into the experiences of young people within contemporary Westernculture. (4 credits; alternate years, consult department) Prerequisite:BTS250. Cross-referenced in Christian education.
YCF 215 - Spiritual Formation
YCF 401 - Integrated Field Experience I
YCF 402 - Integrated Field Experience II
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BUS 305 - Organizational Behavior and Theory
(4 credits, alternate years, consult department) This course will review the major historical and contemporary themes and phases of organizational theory and behavior. The class will examine and discuss the evolution and practice of the modern organization. The course will provide an understanding of the key concepts and principles of organization theory and behavior. This course will provide an opportunity for critical analysis of practical application of the concepts identified through the readings and lecture. Prerequisite: BUS201.
BUS 360 - Organizational Leadership
This course offers students an extensive examination of leadership in organizations and provides a set of experiences that are designed to enhance self-awareness and capacity for effective leadership. As such, students will explore both how organizations function and leadership and followership choices within organizations. The coursework will allow individuals to begin to develop a vision of their leadership practice within a perspective of how organizations work in God's world. It will include an overview of issues related to organizational leadership, including the definition of organizations, theories of leadership, characteristics and behaviors of leaders as well as varying contexts under which leaders must perform. Prerequisites: Junior standing or permission of instructor. (4 credits)
BUS 415 - International Business
(4 credits) This course is designed to assist students in applying what they have learned in other courses to the international business environment. An emphasis on culture and the interconnections of management functions in global commerce provide an integrated approach to international management decision-making, using all of the functional areas of business. Prerequisites: junior or senior class standing.
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ACC 215 - Principles of Financial Accounting
(4 credits) This course covers the basic introduction to financial management and financial accounting, including an understanding of the concepts, principles and practices in these areas.
ECO 101SS - Everyday Economics
What is the economy? What drives the boom and bust of the market? Why do people choose what they choose? How should I think about money? What is the role of our government? How do I view inequality? Every decision we make and everything we see in the modern society has something to do with economics. In this course, we will cover the ABC's of micro and macroeconomics that are most relevant to our everyday life. We will also learn a brief history of economic thought, and build our foundation on the Christian principles. (4credits) (NWCore option under Self and Society) Note: This course is not intended for business or economics majors.

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COM 230 - Principles of Public Relations
Introduction to the field of public relations. Its focus is on public relations theory and practice with an emphasis on emerging trends. This course is offered as an overview covering public relations history, theories, strategies and tactics.(3 credits; alternate years, consult department)
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CRJ 202x - Social Problems
This course is about learning to critically think about society and various problems in society. This course will examine a number of social issues as we wrestle with how we can decide if an issue is a social problem, decide which social problems might be more significant than others, and evaluate potential solutions for social problems. We are going to wrestle with some challenging questions with the goal of helping us to think deeply about how we might seek justice on an individual level and within society. (4 credits)
SOC 202x - Social Problems
A discussion of myths and facts leading toward an understanding of many social problems, such as sexual deviance, drugs and alcohol, health care and illness (physical and mental), crime and delinquency, violence, wealth and poverty, inequality of opportunity, work, aging, sex inequality, racial minorities and discrimination, education, family problems, war, pollution, ecology and population. Emphasis is placed upon difficulties in defining, critiquing and proposing meaningful solutions.(4 credits)
CRJ 304CCx - Ethnicity, Power and Identity
This course develops a sociological perspective on ethnicity, power, and identity. Socialists frequently seek to balance an emphasis on both the general patterns that we observe across social phenomena and the uniqueness of each specific case. The primary goal of this course is not simply learn the characteristics of specific historically marginalized populations. Instead, the course will seek to answer the question: What is the relationship between power, ethnicity, and identity? Our readings and discussions will shed light upon this question from different perspectives. Along the way, we will also draw upon learning materials that address the unique historical situations of specific groups as they endure and struggle against power imbalances (for example, the African American Civil Rights Movement). (4 credits) (NWCore option under Cross-Cultural Engagement)
SOC 304CCx - Ethnicity, Power and Identity
(4 credits)(IGE option under Cross-Cultural Engagement) This coursedevelops a sociological perspective on ethnicity, power, and identity.Sociologists frequently seek to balance an emphasis on both the generalpatterns that we observe across social phenomena and the uniqueness ofeach specific case. The primary goal of this course is not simply learnthe characteristics of specific historically marginalized populations.Instead, this course will seek to answer the question: What is therelationship between power, ethnicity, and identity? Our readings anddiscussions will shed light upon this question from differentperspectives. Along the way, we will also draw upon learning materialsthat address the unique historical situations of specific groups as theyendure and struggle against power imbalances (for example, the AfricanAmerican Civil Rights Movement).
PSY 214x - Social Psychology
This course involves the study of the way individuals think about, influence and relate to one another. Topics include: attitude change, social thinking, conformity, obedience, persuasion, prejudice, aggression, altruism, roles, norms and environmental influences on social behavior. The major aim of the course is to encourage an appreciation of the relationship between personal and situational determinants of social behavior.Prerequisite: PSY111, 221, or SOC101.(4 credits)
SOC 214x - Social Psychology
This course involves the study of the way individuals think about, influence and relate to one another. Topics include: attitude change, social thinking, conformity, obedience, persuasion, prejudice, aggression, altruism, roles, norms and environmental influences on social behavior. The major aim of the course is to encourage an appreciation of the relationship between personal and situational determinants of social behavior.Prerequisite: PSY111, 221, or SOC101.(4 credits)

Total credits required: 45-47

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