Grace College’s School of Business is committed to providing quality business programs and is a candidate for ACBSP accreditation. It builds its education upon a belief in glorifying God, imitating his character, and meeting others’ needs. Business students experience biblical truths, hands-on learning, active service, a deep understanding of business fundamentals, and personal mentoring that inspire them to accomplish great things both personally and professionally. Graduates value competence, ethical and moral reasoning, peace, commitment, and impacting their communities with the love of God and excellent business prowess.
The SoB focuses on perfecting a large variety of undergraduate business programs that successfully enable students to enter a wide array of careers or graduate schools. Students can receive a Bachelors degree in Sport Marketing, Sport Business, Management of Information Systems, International Business, Finance, Entrepreneurial Management, Business Education, Agribusiness, Accounting, Business Administration, Digital marketing, Facility & Event Management, Information Systems, Management, Marketing, or Sport Management.
Over 99% of the undergraduate students at Grace receive scholarships and grants to attend the College. There are local and state scholarships, federal and state grants, merit scholarships, diversity scholarships, clergy children’s scholarships, international students scholarships, and the Church Matching Grant Program.
Grace takes pride in offering an education that can take students across borders and seas to obtain essential international perspectives and experiences. Business students can partake in study abroad trips to Argentina, France, or Spain. They can also spend an extended amount of time as an exchange student in Hungary at the Karoli Gaspar University of the Reformed Church, or Handong Global University in Pohang, South Korea.
Grace offers a variety of student organizations to help meet academic, social, service, spiritual, and recreational needs. These include the Student Activities Board, Council for Diversity & Inclusion, Sounding Board Newspaper, Student Senate, Intramural Sports, ROOTS Magazine, and Club Sports. Growth groups exist to help nurture a relationship with God through prayer, scripture reading, and small group discussion. Service activities through the SERVE Program include tutoring refugees, mentoring kids, and hanging out with the elderly.
Business students find many opportunities for professional development. The Career Institute program helps students understand which career path to take and what is needed to prepare adequately. The Entrepreneurship and Service Practicum gives students a way to “practice” their skills and learn through experience. They create, write, and implement a business plan, and walk through every step in forming and running a micro-business. Whatever profits are earned, are given to a nonprofit organization that the students volunteer with throughout the program. The Gordon Institute for Enterprise Development provides entrepreneurial support and resources to students, staff, faculty, alumni, and the local community. Through coaching, education, hands-on projects, student consulting, outreach projects, and internships, the Institute ignites entrepreneurial creativity, understanding, and opportunities.
Undergraduate students who have already obtained college credits can finish their Bachelors in Business Administration degree at Grace College entirely online. They also offer a 100% online Masters in Business Administration degree program.