BUS3300EN - Entrepreneurship in the Marketplace

Course description

Developing a business or an organization that is based on Biblical principles will be the focus of this course from its conceptual stage to the final implementation of the project. Vision, community involvement, entrepreneurship, impact and evaluation of the project will be dealt with.

How this course benefits students

There are many who have ideas of what they would like to do but without planning the ideas never come to fruition. There has been a great percentage of funded businesses and organizations that due to mismanagement and lack of planning they closed. There is a need for distinguishing a vision from daydreaming in this area. So, students that are interested in developing a business or an organization will be involved in articulating their vision and all the necessary steps needed to realize their goal. It will be customized to their needs.

Why this course is important

Only the student who considers wholistically a God given vision and sees it to its fruition along with the reality that God is interested in the student to get to know him more will be able to truly have an effective missional living in the marketplace.

Credit hours
3 hours
Subject area
Business as Mission
Educational level
Learning type
Upcoming terms*
  • 2021-04 (March 7, 2022 - May 1, 2022)
* Schedule subject to change. Please contact the Registrar's office with schedule questions.

How this course relates to missional core values

Biblically based

There is much evidence in the Scriptures about the Lord being God of order, the Creator, the beginner and the finisher of our faith (Heb.12:2). God envisioned, created, sent His son, and the Son in turn finished his work on this earth and is continuously involved with this world. He is the supreme example of how to execute any project and make it count for the Kingdom. This is the basis on which we are called to fulfill our God given purpose and thus reflect the imago dei in the mission dei.

Missionally driven

The process that is followed reflects the mission dei, the way the student’s life is missional.

Contextually informed

The student will have to conduct research to verify needs and build a case for their project.

Interculturally focused

Along with the culture (ethnic cultures present in the community) the student will focus on the attitudes and reactions of the community toward the proposed project he wishes to do.

Practically minded

The endeavor of the project will stress the applicability of concepts learned and discussed in the various stages of implementation.

Experientially transformed

The student will reflect on the process of growth spiritually and lessons learned that lead him to fresh understanding and knowing the Lord.