The Entrepreneurial Studies degree program offers students a foundation in business and creative thinking in business-related ventures. It is designed not only to help students to learn about business finance and strategy but also to prepare students to have the entrepreneurial spirit to start new ministry projects.
Student Debt Upon Graduation
Because the B.A. is a new program, there is no current data on student debt. ILT offers financial aid for those who qualify. ILT will also give students access to federal financial aid and federal student loan programs. ILT remains committed to helping students graduate with as little debt as possible.
Cost of Courses
Tuition is $390 per credit hour or $1,170 per 3-credit course. Tuition cost is subject to change. Additional costs (application fee, books, costs associated with researching and producing the independent projects or the final project or thesis, etc.) are also the responsibility of the participant.
Courses to be Completed
The B.A. program provides a broad-based, foundational course of study for high school graduates who want to pursue undergraduate-level studies in business and entrepreneurial practice, or are preparing for ordained ministry.
Total: 120 Credits
This program consists of 42 courses in business research, development, finance, and operations with a focus on critical thinking and an entrepreneurial spirit. Students can choose from a variety of professional development options. No travel is required for this program, though students may choose to participate in week-long onsite courses. Full-time students can finish this degree in 4 years and part-time students can take up to 6 years.
Total: 4 - 6 Years
​General Studies – 30 Credits
Communications - 6 Credits
COM 101: Academic Research & Writing
COM 102: Introduction to Communications
Humanities/Fine Arts – 12 Credits
CLS 111-2: Latin I, II
CLS 121-2: Classical Greek I, II
BT 201-3: Biblical Greek I, II, III
BT 211-2: Biblical Hebrew I, II
LIT 201-2: World Literature I, II
HIS 211-2: History of Western Civilization I, II
PHL 221: Intro to Eastern Philosophy
REL 231: Intro to World Religions
Natural Science/Mathematics – 6 Credits
MTH 131: Foundations of Mathematics (Required)
MTH 231: College Geometry
SCI 221: Intro to Natural Science
SCI 222: Intro to Physics
Social/Behavioral Sciences – 6 Credits
PSY 261: Intro to Psychology
SOC 251: Cultural Anthropology
SOC 271: Intro to Sociology
SOC 281: Intro to Political Science/Civics
Bible/Theology Requirements – 30 Credits
Biblical Theology – 21 Credits
BT 221: Principles of Biblical Interpretation
BT 311: Introduction to the Old Testament
BT 321: Introduction to New Testament
BT 351: Life of Moses
BT 352: Life of David
BT 353: Life of Jesus
BT 354: Life of Paul
Historical and Systematic Theology – 9 Credits
HST 201: Systematic Theology
HST 321: Luther and His Catechisms
HST 331: Lutheran Reformers and the Book of Concord
Entrepreneurial Studies Major – 42 Credits
PTE 101: Christian Vocation
PHL 101-2: Logic I, II
PHL 210-11: Intro to Western Philosophy I, II
PTE 241: Christian Apologetics
PTE 402: Entrepreneurial and Business Ethics
ESB 301: Entrepreneurial Research
ESB 302: Entrepreneurial Development
ESB 303: Entrepreneurial Finance
ESB 304: Operations Management
ESB 480-498: Topics in Entrepreneurial Studies (6 Credits)
ESB 499: Entrepreneurial Studies Capstone (inclusive of professional concentration)
Professional Concentrations – 18 Credits
COM 401: Argumentation and Debate
COM 402: Persuasive Writing
LAW 401: Civil Rights and Liberties
LAW 450-495: Special Topics in Law (9 credits)
Small Business Management
ESB 410: Small Business Creation
ESB 411: Success through Innovation
ESB 412: Small Business Marketing
ESB 420-439: Special Topics in Small Business (9 Credits)
Missions & Evangelism
SOC 251: Cultural Anthropology
BT 401: Biblical Theology of Mission
PTE 421: Theology and World Religions
MEV 402: Cultural Competency
MEV 403: Cultural Outreach
MEV 499: Cultural Practicum
Biblical Theology – 500 Level
Philosophical Theology and Ethics – 500 Level
Historical and Systematic Theology – 500 Level
Pastoral Theology – 500 Level
Programme Learning Outcomes
Demonstrate knowledge of scripture and theology.
Apply the concepts and skills from the business field to a venture of their choice.
Strategically plan in detail the launching of a new endeavor.
Demonstrate competencies in a chosen area of professional development.
Demonstrate an understanding of information literacy.
Completion of the online application form.
Proof of completion of secondary education and transcripts from any post-secondary schools.
A letter of recommendation from a pastor/teacher/mentor.
Entrance writing evaluation.
Applicants whose native language is not English are required to submit a score from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or from the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) that is not more than two years old. Normally, the minimum acceptable scores for the TOEFL are 21 on the speaking section and 21 on the writing section. Minimum acceptable scores on the IELTS are 6.5 on the speaking section and 6.5 on the writing section. Please request that your score be sent to ILT. ILT’s DI Code for the TOEFL is 5745.
Registration Fee: $55 (nonrefundable).
Copy of official photo identification.
Admissions interview with Director of Enrolment Services.