Intercultural Commerce majors can pursue many career paths. Explore your options here!
Intercultural Commerce Core Classes
This course introduces cultural anthropology to Christian mission, with special attention to the application of an anthropological perspective. Students learn to examine the framework of beliefs, assumptions, values, and behaviors that shape people’s lives, in order to be more effective in ministry.
Understanding the Muslim World OR Animism
Understanding the Muslim World
This course expands the student’s knowledge and understanding of Muslim culture, worldview, and practices.
This course enables students to develop a deeper understanding of folk religions and animism. Special attention is given to folk religions and animistic beliefs found in the world today, cultural differences, significant barriers to the gospel, and channels for better understanding.
This course examines the unique problems and strategies for communicating the gospel effectively in intercultural contexts. Special attention is given to the student’s personal role in intercultural communication, including language, behavior, and sensitivities needed to bridge cultural boundaries.
Foundations of Working Cross-Culturally
Students explore the dynamics of cross-cultural ministry, fundamental team building, and issues of attending to personal and familial spiritual growth during ministry in a cross-cultural setting. Special emphasis is given to avoidance of placing children in at-risk situations due to the ministry of the parents.
This course introduces students to principles and processes for developing a theology of mission for the context in which they serve. Emphasis is placed on biblical precedent and a practical approach to the local context.
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Students learn and apply macro and micro-economic principles. Topics include theories related to consumer and market behavior, determination of price, profit, output and GDP, supply and demand, fiscal policy, and distribution of income.
This course focuses on developing essential competencies necessary for business professionals, some of which include critical thinking, decision making, and the use of computer applications for problem-solving. Topics include Case Study Analysis, Project Development, and Application Software.
Principles of Marketing
This course is a study of the activities and processes used to create value for customers through product, price, place, and promotion decisions.
Principles of Management
This course is a study of the functions, roles, and levels of the manager. Students will study classical and contemporary management theories and principles. Other topics include planning (strategy and goal-setting, environment), leading (leadership, motivation, diversity, managing conflict), and controlling decision-making and change management.
Entrepreneurial and Small Business Management
Students will study how to turn a model or idea into a profitable product or service, launch a new business enterprise, and take over and manage an existing business. Students will develop a business plan to demonstrate their ability to synthesize their business acumen.
Intercultural Studies Practicum
Under the supervision of a qualified practitioner, students engage in a field context experience that integrates practice and theory related to missionary life, work, and growth.