Learn How to Lead in Business
Associate of ArtsAssociate
The Associate of Arts in Business Leadership two-year program combines the best business practices and the Bible. This combination will prepare you to be a globally smart and ethical business leader. You will gain the needed know-how to excel in corporate and nonprofit organizations. And be ready to serve and make a difference wherever you go.
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Students with a Kuyper business leadership associate’s degree are able to succeed in a wide variety of businesses, nonprofit organizations, or as entrepreneurs in the ever-changing global marketplace.
Social Media Manager
Customer Service Rep
Public Relations Associate
Making an Impact
You will graduate with an understanding that profit is just one small part of business. You will learn to lead with a Christian worldview that informs effective business practices. You will also gain an understanding of just how business is a crucial part of God’s global mission.
“After graduating with a business leadership degree, I’ve come to experience that my business is more impactful when I use it to glorify God.”Karla Velis-Brito Grand Rapids, Michigan
Learn from Professors with many years of real-world experience!
Kuyper’s business leadership faculty are experts in their own specific areas of business and bring many years of practical experience to the classroom. Many members understand the unique challenges faced by business leaders from racial and ethnic minority groups. The faculty come from many backgrounds, have started more than a dozen businesses, and have been executive leaders.
Marc AndreasAssociate Professor of Business Leadership, Business Leadership Program Director
Kuyper’s business leadership program offers courses on a variety of business topics. Your professors will help you personalize the program to your specific areas of interest.
Introduction to Business Leadership
This introductory course covers all major aspects of business and provides a foundation for future courses in the business leadership program. The course also includes theories of leadership and the Christ-centered leadership model, an introduction to communication styles, and skills essential to succeed in leadership roles within a business and/or nonprofit ministry.
This course covers microeconomic and macroeconomic concepts that affect both the national and international economies. Topics of this course include determinants of gross national product, unemployment, inflation, and economic growth. We will also consider monetary and fiscal policy, supply and demand, market pricing strategies, cost determination, and profit maximization.
This course will explore the various areas necessary to develop and manage different types of strategies for an organization. Topics for this course will include environmental scans, competitive analysis, SWOTs, creating and sustaining competitive advantage as students will learn to apply these principles in an online business simulation.
Marketing and Sales
This course studies the analysis and strategic integration of theories of marketing and sales, including advertising, public relations, social media, consumer behavior, market segmentation, brand awareness and positioning, pricing, promotion, channels, and new product development. We also cover sales strategies, techniques, role plays, group projects, and presentations.
Introduction to Biblical Interpretation
This course explores the basic principles of biblical interpretation and provides students with the necessary tools for reading, studying, and understanding the Bible and applying its teaching to ministry in today’s church and cultures. This course is a prerequisite for any Bible elective course.
Old Testament Survey
This course provides a basic introduction to the Old Testament and emphasizes the historical background and content of each Old Testament book. Students will learn how these books laid the foundation for God’s story of salvation history, providing a basis for a biblical worldview. We will examine the impact of the Old Testament for today and the development of a biblically-informed theology that equips us for everyday living. This course is a prerequisite for an Old Testament Bible elective course.
New Testament Survey
This course provides a basic introduction to the New Testament and emphasizes the historical background and content of each New Testament book and how these books contribute to God’s continuing story of salvation history, providing a basis for a biblical worldview. We examine the impact of the New Testament for today and the development of a biblically informed theology that equips us for everyday living. This course is normally a prerequisite for any New Testament Bible elective course.