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Entrepreneurial Studies

Overview

Entrepreneurship, Small Business, & Innovation to Serve the Kingdom

Equipping marketplace ministers to confidently initiate and grow new ventures for the glory of God.

  • • Work closely with faculty advisors, volunteer business mentors, advisory panels, and angel networks.
  • • Unique cohort model in which students progress through major courses together.
  • • Flexible evening class schedule provides time for entrepreneurial projects, general education classes, and networking.
  • • Experience a 3-month summer accelerator with real funding.
  • • Your capstone business plan culminates in a “shark-tank”-style presentation to a panel of executives and investors.

In a world of globalization and international trade, we consider entrepreneurship to be a perfect venue for obeying the Great Commission. Because of this, we have designed the Entrepreneurial Studies emphasis for students pursuing missional entrepreneurship—that is, the creation and control of organizations that foster disciple-making efforts, facilitate the presence of believers in venues for the glory of God, and generate a reasonable profit. The program equips marketplace ministers to initiate and grow such ventures, empowering them to advance the gospel by supporting local churches and reflecting the character of God through distinctive, biblical business practices.

We train our students in the fundamentals of business, including marketing, accounting, finance, and management, with select courses from our Communication and Computer Science departments. By interacting with businesses owned by believers, our students learn about all aspects of being an entrepreneur, including selecting partners, start-up financing, operational management, marketing strategies, and HR policies. In the process, they learn how to approach these things from a distinctly biblical worldview, preparing them to create and lead businesses in a way that glorifies God.

Potential Careers

Entrepreneur
Missional Entrepreneurship
Faith-Based Entrepreneurship
Corporate Social Responsibility
Business as Missions
Entrepreneurial Education

Questions about a potential career? Visit our Student Career Center.

Our School of Business can't keep up with the requests from satisfied employers for more of our graduates because, in the accounting world, integrity stands out.

Dr Kevin Hill, Chairperson, MBA; Adjunct Professor of Business Administration

Next Steps: Applying

B.A. in Entrepreneurial Studies is offered via TMU Online beginning in the Spring 2022 semester, and On-Campus Fall of 2022. Students planning on entering this program enter TMU as early as Fall 2021 to complete pre-requirements in General Education, Bible, and Business. Students may also complete classes in the IBEX Israel Semester, in the TMU Italy summer program, and get hands-on experience through short-term mission trips in the GO! Global Outreach program applying entrepreneurship and management principles while studying and serving abroad.

Requirements:

  • Required statement of faith and pastoral recommendation
  • 3.6 GPA average for new applications

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