B.A. in Entrepreneurial Studies
ENTREPRENEURSHIP & INNOVATION
- • The B.A. in Entrepreneurial Studies is an accredited 4-year undergraduate program
- • Accelerated, flexible hybrid 3-year track also offered, combining on-campus, online, and IBEX courses.
- • Focus tracks include Tech, Fitness & Wellness, Marketing, and 10+ other focus options.
- • Students will work closely with faculty advisors, volunteer business mentors, and faith-based investment networks.
- • Our cohort model will allow you to progress through major courses together in community as iron sharpens iron.
- • Capstone business plan presented “shark-tank”-style to a panel of kingdom-minded investors.
Entrepreneurial firms generate economic growth and prosperity wherever they are found. They are responsible for half of all global productivity. They comprise 95% of businesses overall and they create between 60-90% of all new jobs. Through business ownership, believers find a platform to communicate the character of Christ. They also find a platform to proclaim the Gospel, intentionally supporting the mission of Christ through the local church.
To this end, our students receive training in business fundamentals - marketing, accounting, finance, and management. These core disciplines are supplemented with focus electives from engineering, bioscience, computer science, or other specialized areas. Through experiential learning, students drive venture formation including selecting partners, securing start-up financing, managing operations, formulating marketing strategies, and establishing human resource policies.
Sample CoursesView Sample 4-Year Plan
Innovation and Entrepreneurship
This course is focused on ideation as the first step in the entrepreneurial process. Subsequent steps include validating a concept empirically and executing against that concept. The focus for this course is on generating business models, novel product ideas, and novel services that meet a verifiable market need. The subject of ideation is approached from the perspective of a Christ-follower who is seeking to live out the gospel through the practice of initiating and growing commercial ventures.
This course introduces students to financial forecasting, revenue and expense models, cash flow management, along with the advantages/disadvantages of bootstrapping, debt financing, and equity-based financing from the perspective of the entrepreneur. Issues including private equity finance from seed stage through growth equity to recapitalization are covered along with deal structure, incentive design, risk-based valuation, and financial management in private, rapidly growing enterprises.
Minors in addition to Biblical Studies
Most students will complete a minor in Biblical Studies by default by completing the 24 units in their GE classes and upper-division requirements across 4 years at TMU. In addition to their major, students can also complete a minor in any of these programs by completing the required 15-27 units, depending on the minor: Accounting, Biblical Studies, Biology, Business Administration, Communication, Computer Science, Education, English, History, Global Studies, Kinesiology & Physical Education, Mathematics, Music, and/or Political Studies.
Equipping marketplace ministers to confidently initiate and grow new ventures for the glory of God.Dr. John Beck, Dean, School of Business & Communication; Entrepreneurial Studies Program Director
Next Steps: Applying
Since 1927, the mission of The Master’s University is to empower students for a life of enduring commitment to Christ, biblical fidelity, moral integrity, intellectual growth, and lasting contribution to the Kingdom of God worldwide. This major has been designed to help young entrepreneurs develop effective innovation, leadership, and management skills in the business arena from a distinctly biblical perspective. The curriculum is uniquely designed to equip students to pursue purposeful entrepreneurship by providing you with a real-world understanding of the management field, experience with the communication tools necessary to interact with diverse stakeholders, and the biblical guardrails for a Christian who initiates and grows commercial ventures.
- Required statement of faith and pastoral recommendation
- 3.6 GPA average for new applications
Accelerated 3-Year Hybrid Track
This innovative B.A. degree can be completed as a 4-year undergraduate program, or in as little as 3 years on the accelerated hybrid track.
All faculty share in the commitment to empower students for a life of enduring commitment to Christ, biblical fidelity, moral integrity, intellectual growth, and lasting contribution to the Kingdom of God worldwide.
Study & Serve Abroad - IBEX
Study the Bible for a full semester in the land where the Bible was written.
Master of Business Administration
Continue your studies online. Further your career and develop the skills and knowledge to become a leader in the business world.