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This orientation course is designed to help you get comfortable with the structure and navigation of the online classroom, as well as get to know MACU.  Resources, tools, and support are provided to help you succeed in every area of your educational journey!    


To excel in business today, business managers must understand and adapt to three major disciplines: law, ethics, and business legal organizations. Students will gain knowledge of contracts, the Uniform Commercial Code, administrative regulations, dispute resolutions modalities, and international business law. Ethical business behavior will be stressed throughout the course. Students will be provided suggested guidelines for being successful and ethical simultaneously. Business legal organizations will be explored providing students a broad overview of shareholder protections, tax implications, and management styles.

This course allows students to understand the diverse cultures of the world through participant observation of the culture’s life cycle and subsystems. With a goal of being able to learn another language and culture in order to translate the Bible, share the gospel in local languages, and plant churches with indigenous leaders, the student will learn tools of analysis for cultures developed from anthropology.

This course provides essential information for the student preparing to enter into Christian ministry. Topics included are family life, applying and interviewing for ministry, communication in ministry, conflict management, as well as finances and taxes for the minister. Also covered are practical aspects of ministry such as hospital visitation, calling, and time management.

This course offers an overview of convictions and life dynamics involved in effective Christian living and service. Included is a study of the eternal purpose of life, the promotion of personal spiritual growth through discipline and development of spiritual gifts, talents, and passions for a deliberate life of service to God through sharing the love and message of God with people.

An examination of the Biblical basis for making ethical decisions. Building on the foundation of God’s revelation to Moses, the prophets, Jesus, and the apostles, students will apply these teachings to issues ranging from personal moral responsibility; to major social issues facing the world today; and in business/organizational leadership context. Students explore the theological and Biblical foundations that determine the nature of ethical leadership by discerning the ethical foundations evident in the lives of great leaders. Students learn how the person/leader’s values and beliefs affect decision-making by identifying key factors involved in ethical decision-making. Finally, students assess and apply the concepts of organizational and social responsibility by looking at real world problems.