DURHAM, N.C., March 7, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Leading Christian higher education resource, Christian Universities Online (http://www.christianuniversitiesonline.org/), has published a ranking of the Top 10 Business Degree Programs 2017.
For this ranking, Christian Universities Online began with schools that are members or member eligible of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU). They then considered each school's business degree program(s) for general variety, specific focuses, and number of degrees offered. Lastly, additional, standardized criteria was considered to finalize the ranking.
Messiah College in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, claimed the top spot on the list. Dallas Baptist University in Dallas, Texas, and Anderson University-IN in Anderson, Indiana, placed second and third respectively. The ranking can be viewed at http://www.christianuniversitiesonline.org/top-10-business-degree-programs-2017/.
Other schools making the list include (in alphabetical order):
Azusa Pacific University - Azusa, California
George Fox University - Newberg, Oregon
Indiana Wesleyan University - Marion, Indiana
Milligan College - Milligan College, Tennessee
Union University - Jackson, Tennessee
Wheaton College - Wheaton, Illinois
Whitworth University - Spokane, Washington
Anna-Rebekah Orr, site editor, states that the goal of the ranking is to highlight schools that excel in their educational offerings to students considering the business disciplines either as a stand-alone pursuit or as a skill set intended to serve a broader ministry goal. Today's global economy runs on business, both small and large. Global corporations and sole proprietorships impact both local and national economies. Christian colleges and universities are therefore in a position to provide an education in business that is shaped and informed by ethical concerns which will have a real impact on the world. Business professionals whose training has been grounded in high moral standards can be a force for good and shape corporate culture from within.
Orr goes on to say, "Corporate integrity has vast ramifications and the need for business leaders with good moral character is unquestionably important. While secular programs usually include some discussion of business ethics (both personal and corporate) within their coursework, business programs at Christian colleges and universities hold the bar even higher, asking bigger questions about the long-term purpose and value of a career in business. A Christian academic environment typically strives to hold students and graduates to a high standard of biblical ideals– meeting and exceeding secular standards. Students who are interested in an education that has the potential to shape them into servant leaders with a sustainable, constructive vision, will be inspired by business programs like the ones in this ranking. Christian colleges and universities offer an excellent opportunity for students to learn how to navigate the corporate world through the lens of integrity, character, and goals that align with faith and values."
Christian Universities Online (http://www.christianuniversitiesonline.org/) is an online resource for students and families researching Christian higher education. The site publishes rankings and reviews of the best Christian colleges and universities, information about Christian scholarships and financial aid, and many other resources for finding, getting into, and paying for a quality Christian education.
Michael Templeton, editor
Christian Universities Online
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