School of Business Theology

At Open Christian University, the School of Business Theology stands as a beacon of faith in the midst of the rapid advancements in science and technology and the proliferation of new age philosophies that affect various vocations, including business, policy-making, NGOs, the private sector, and self-employment. Rooted in our commitment to integrating Christian principles into every aspect of professional life, our programs are designed to equip Christians to navigate the complexities of the modern world with integrity, wisdom, and discernment.

As we stand on the eve of the Church rapture and the fulfillment of end-time prophecies, the challenges facing Christians in the workplace are more pronounced than ever before. The allure of technological innovation and the influence of secular ideologies threaten to undermine the foundations of Christian ethics and values in business and professional affairs.

Scripture reminds us in 2 Thessalonians 2:9-10 of the deception and delusion that will precede the coming of the Antichrist: "The coming of the lawless one is by the activity of Satan with all power and false signs and wonders, and with all wicked deception for those who are perishing, because they refused to love the truth and so be saved."

In response to these challenges, the School of Business Theology offers a range of taught programs tailored to meet the unique needs of Christians in various vocations, including:

Our programs are designed to equip students with the knowledge and skills necessary to integrate Christian principles into their critical thinking and decision-making, implement ethical business practices in professional environments, and evaluate business operations through a biblical lens. We also address the ethical considerations of emerging technologies and equip students with the discernment needed to navigate the influence of secular philosophies in their respective fields.

Furthermore, our curriculum includes specialized training for students aspiring to lead mega-churches, Christian organizations, or start Christian businesses. We believe that every aspect of business and work is infused with divine purpose, and our programs are designed to help students discover and fulfill their God-given calling in the marketplace. As stewards of God's creation, we are called to use our talents and resources to promote flourishing and well-being for all, bringing glory to God through our work and stewardship.

In Colossians 3:23-24, we are reminded that "whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the inheritance as your reward. You are serving the Lord Christ." This verse encapsulates the Christian perspective on work: it is not merely a means of earning a living or achieving personal success, but an opportunity to worship and serve the Lord in all that we do.

At Open Christian University's School of Business Theology, we are committed to preparing Christians to be salt and light in the world of business and professional life, standing firm in their faith and shining the light of Christ in a dark and uncertain world. Join us as we strive to honor God in all aspects of our vocations, knowing that in Him, our labor is not in vain.

Bachelor of Christian Business Administration (BBA)

The Bachelor of Christian Business Administration comprises 120 credit hours of intensive study. This program is meticulously designed to equip students with advanced competencies in administration and management within the Christian context. Open Christian University prioritizes the acquisition of knowledge and understanding over mere attainment of a degree. Therefore, OCU sets rigorous requirements and standards to ensure that students receive a comprehensive education without incurring any additional costs. From the outset of your academic journey to the moment you graduate, you will be confident in the depth of knowledge you have acquired and proud of the degree you have earned.

Master of Christian Business Administration (MBA)

This 45-credit-hour Master's program in Christian Business Administration offers a path towards earning an MCBA - Master of Christian Business Administration. Our fully online MBA curriculum enables students to maintain their business and professional commitments while pursuing an esteemed degree as full-time graduate students. Emphasizing the principle of "stewardship," the program aims to empower students to fulfill their vocational callings with integrity and purpose.

Doctor of Christian Business Administration (DBA)

The Doctor of Christian Business Administration provides pastors, missionaries, and other leaders with a transformative opportunity for both professional and personal development. This comprehensive 60-credit postgraduate degree delves into advanced coursework and thesis research, centering on the dynamics of mega Christian businesses and mega-churches. Tailored for seasoned Christian leaders and experienced business professionals, the program aims to enrich participants' knowledge, discernment, skills, mindset, and practical experience, while addressing critical organizational challenges within the Christian context.