Bachelor of Arts in
Transformational Entrepreneurship in Missions
Create spiritual and social impact through entrepreneurship.
With the realities of sweeping world change, modern missionaries are finding creative ways to let the light of Christ shine brightly. At Bethany Global University we are launching a new program that will teach you how to not only transform lives, but influence societies through entrepreneurship.
This program is a compilation of Bible, theology, intercultural studies, business, and liberal arts classes to help you think critically, live godly, adapt to other cultures quickly, and start businesses in difficult environments. This degree blends learning in a classroom with hands-on experience in one of our 16-month Global Internship locations overseas.
Double Major with a Single Minor
This degree is a double major in:
Bible & Theology: The of the focuses in the first two years of the program focuses on Biblical and theological study to deepen your understanding of God’s Word, provide a foundation for godly character, and provide the substance for spiritual growth.
Transformational Entrepreneurship in Missions: The core focus of the degree is entrepreneurship. To learn how to transform lives, cultures, and societies for Christ through business development. While business principles and activities are taught thoroughly, you will also gain a deep understanding of worldview and the basic building blocks that make up societies in order to influence them.
A mandatory single minor will also be earned in:
Intercultural Ministry: Learning how to understand and cross cultural and language barriers is critical to any missions effort. This is especially true of those who wish to start businesses in new cultures that impact society.
What You Will Learn
With a double major in Transformational Entrepreneurship in Missions and Bible & Theology, you will learn how to:
Transform Business: Media often paints a bad picture of business, but to sell something is truly a noble task. To sell is to create value where there might have been none before. Through Transformational Entrepreneurship, you will learn how to discover value and turn that value into profit that brings transformation to the community and society.
Transform Lives: While profit is a driving factor for business, the true bottom line is transformed lives. Transformational Entrepreneurship is very much a program for those who are called to bring the life-transforming message of Jesus Christ to the ends of the earth. With this program, you will learn how to integrate business and ministry to see lives transformed.
Transform Societies: Through Christ, you can influence a whole society and this degree will help you not only bring economic and spiritual change but will give you critical thinking skills you need to understand and influence the different building blocks that make up a society.
Two Years of Practical Training on Campus
While on campus, you will spend two years in BGU’s Practical Training program where you will not only work to pay for your tuition but gain practical entrepreneurship skills as well. BGU is part of the larger missions organization Bethany International and you will play a vital role in its mission to take the church to where it’s not through one of a variety of roles.
Weekly Outreach During Your First Two Years On Campus
Once a week you will join your class in one of BGU’s BOLD Outreaches to practice ministry hands-on. There are a variety of ministries BGU works with within the Twin Cities to choose from.
16 Months of Missions Training Overseas
Through BGU’s Global Internship program, you will spend 16 months working alongside missionaries and entrepreneurs to gain valuable skills overseas while you continue your studies online. On the field, you will learn how to learn language, culture, and societies.