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Business as Mission

Program Overview

Program Overview

Develop your entrepreneurial ideas to make a difference in communities near and far. Combine your foundation of faith and professional interests. Here, we’re not afraid of using the business world to engage in the missions field. In fact, our professors are doing just that. They’ll guide you in real-time business situations and philanthropy. You’ll gain extensive knowledge in entrepreneurship, equipping you to enter any desired industry. You’ll be well-equipped to serve as a difference-maker locally and globally.

Courses

Courses

Specific courses required

  • ENT 2503 - An Introduction to Business
  • BA 3303 - Principles of Business as Mission
  • BI 3213 - Faith and Culture
  • LUEG 3xn3 - Engagements: (selected topic)
  • Creativity: Wonder, Work and Worship


Choose one course from the following:

  • ENT 3453 - Principles of Social Entrepreneurship
  • ENT 390V - Entrepreneur Internship
  • ENT 4Xn3 - Special Topics in [Insert Area]
  • MK 3403 - Strategic Internet Marketing
  • MK 3453 - Social Media Marketing
  • MK 3543 - Professional Relationships Marketing

Job placement

With a top-tier university education on your resume, you’ll be in high demand, whether you choose to launch your career or begin graduate school. Most of our programs have a placement rate of at least 90 percent within six months of graduation.

Internship

Become more competitive in the job market with an internship related to your interests. You’ll gain experience and boost your exposure. An internship will also help you learn whether you’ve chosen a career you’ll enjoy.

Service learning

We provide you the opportunity to enhance your academic understanding by applying what you’ve learned in class to service projects that benefit our community. Before graduation, you’ll participate in at least two SALT (Serving and Learning Together) projects.

Study abroad

See the world — whether it’s Italy, Austria, Costa Rica, England or another country. Career opportunities will open for you as you sharpen your foreign language skills. Gain the international experience and cross-cultural communication skills you’ll need in our global economy.

Our Faculty

  • Rob Touchstone

    Rob Touchstone

    Director of Business as Mission

    Rob Touchstone learned to be an entrepreneur while finding and selling golfballs as a kid growing up near a golf course in Marietta, Ga. He has a passion for the...

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  • Joseph Bamber

    Joseph Bamber

    Visiting Professor of Marketing

    Joseph Bamber serves as the visiting professor of marketing at Lipscomb University. Bamber first came to Nashville to attend Vanderbilt University. After finishing his MBA at MIT Sloan, he co-founded...

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  • Jeff Cohu

    Jeff Cohu

    Associate Professor of Management

    Jeff Cohu is an experienced management consultant, entrepreneur, and educator. In addition to his ongoing consulting practice, he currently serves as an Associate Professor of management and Executive Director of...

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Career Paths

Missionary

Missionaries utilize their educational background alongside of their passion for relationship to improve communities' education, social systems, physical condition and spiritual life throughout the world.

Directors, religious activities and education

Plan, direct, or coordinate programs designed to promote the religious education or activities of a denominational group. May provide counseling and guidance relative to marital, health, financial, and religious problems.

Social and Community Service Managers

Social and community service managers coordinate and supervise social service programs and community organizations. They manage workers who provide social services to the public.