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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!    


A study of the financial forms of business organization, with special attention to the corporation and its advantages and disadvantages; capital stocks and bonds; budgeting; dividend policy; failure and reorganization; financial accounting; and cash flows.

The MACU catalog describes this course as a “study of basic counseling techniques and application to a wide range of problems.” Following a cursory examination of the various theories of counseling, this course will concentrate on the characteristics of an effective counselor and the skills and techniques necessary to the process of helping.

Principles of Bible Study (PBS) is a practical study of elementary tools, principles, and methods of the literary interpretation necessary for proper application of Scripture. (3 hours)

A study of the origins, history, present trends, and prospects of the Restoration Movement, that began in the nineteenth century for promoting the unity of the Church on the basis of Scripture and Apostolic precedents.

Traces the sequence and significance of Hebrew history from the division of the Israelite nation to the return from Babylonian captivity and the restoration of the Jewish state including a survey of the historical context and content of each of the literary prophets of the Hebrew Bible (aka Old Testament).

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.