Bachelor of Business / Bachelor of Ministry (BBus, BMin)

Alphacrucis College Australia

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BBus, BMin

How long you will study
4 Years

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About Bachelor of Business / Bachelor of Ministry at Alphacrucis College

The Bachelor of Business/Bachelor of Ministry (BBus/BMin) degree is a double degree which combines the best from our ministry and business programs. It is designed to prepare you to be a multi-faceted Christian leader who has a wholistic Christian worldview that is integrated for all your endeavours - especially in the business and ministry arenas. This is an innovative award which no other institution in Australia offers, but it meets a vital need for leaders and pastors who work out their vocation both in the church as well as in business, community organsiations, not-for-profits, and service industries.

Course Structure

The Bachelor of Business/Bachelor of Ministry is a double degree comprised of 32 subjects units (320 credit points). Every program for this award shall include:

  • Christian Studies & Business Studies Core Subjects
  • Major Specialisations
  • 3 x Elective Units

Christian Studies & Business Studies Core Subjects (13 subjects/130 credit points)

The Christian Studies & Business Studies Core Subject forms the foundation of the BBus/BMin award. It is aimed at developing in students a solid understanding of the Christian faith (biblically, historically & theologically), with well-informed ethical principles plus a solid foundation in core business skills such as leadership, management, marketing and finance.

All students are required to take the following subjects:

  • Introduction to Academic Writing and Research [RES101]
  • Christian Worldview [THE101]
  • Christian Ethics [THE201]
  • The Legal Environment of Business [BUS101]
  • Economics [BUS102]
  • Accounting [BUS151]
  • Business Statistics [BUS201]
  • Introduction to Management [MAN101]
  • Introduction to the Bible [BIB101]
  • Biblical Hermeneutics [BIB201]
  • History of Christianity [HIS101]
  • Christian Spirituality [MIN102]
  • Communicating the Christian Faith [MIN202]

Two Major Specialisations (16 subjects/160 credit points)

Students are to complete two different major specialisations -- a ministry major specialisation and a business major specialisation -- which will provide you with the professional skills and knowledge for your future career options.

1. Ministry Major Specialisations:

There are five different Ministry Major Specialisations (8 units each), from which you choose ONE to complete. The ministry major specialisation is focused on developing Christian vocation skills predominantly for the church, global mission and Christian organisations fields. They include:

Pastoral Ministry

  • The traditional core of Christian ministry education has been to train professional ministers and pastors. The BMin continues this core focus in serving churches by providing equipped ministers. The Pastoral Ministry Major specialises in providing students with a systematic and coherent approach to pastoral formation and practice. The specialization will include outlining approaches to the theory of pastoral ministry, as well as opportunities for developing pastoral ministry skills and workplace experience.
  • Required Subjects:
  • Introduction to Pastoral Ministry [MIN101]
  • Leadership Principles [LEA201]
  • Professional Practice [EXP201]
  • Pastoral Administration and Management [MIN201]
  • One of the following 200 level subjects: Preaching [MIN203] OR Healing Ministry [MIN204] OR Church and Society [MIN205]
  • Two of the following 300 level subjects: Advanced Professional Practice [EXP301]; Discipleship [MIN302]; Church Planting [MIN304]; Relationships [MIN305]; Advanced Pastoral Ministry [MIN306]
  • One 300 level subject from MIN, CCM or LEA coded subjects.

Cross-Cultural Ministry

  • The Church exists for the sake of its mission to proclaim the Gospel of Christ to the entire world. By its very nature, this mission is cross cultural in orientation, recognising the multi-cultural context of society and the global world today. The Cross-Cultural Ministry Major seeks to equip students with the skills that are required to facilitate ministry and proclamation of the Gospel in cross-cultural contexts.
  • Required Subjects:
  • Introduction to Cross Cultural Ministry [CCM101]
  • Four of the following 200 level subjects: Professional Practice [EXP201]; Foundations of Cross Cultural Field Ministry [CCM221]; Personal and Professional Skills for Cross Cultural Ministry [CCM222]; Methods and Strategies for Cross Cultural Ministry [CCM223]; History of Christian Expansion [HIS208]
  • Three of the following 300 level subjects: Advanced Professional Practice [EXP301]; World Religions [CCM304]; Exploring Islam [CCM305]; Cross Cultural Ministry Field Study [CCM321]; Any 300 level SOC-coded subject

Leadership & Management**

  • In contemporary life there is an increased awareness of the role of leadership. In the church & business context, leadership entails directing, influencing and facilitating the ministry of others, and includes activities such as planning, decision making, personnel selection and vision setting. The Leadership Major aims to provide students with an understanding of the theory of leadership, as well as how to develop leadership and management skills, with opportunities for leadership growth and workplace experience.
  • Required Subjects:
  • Leadership Principles [LEA201]
  • Professional Practice [EXP201]
  • Introduction to Management [MAN101]
  • Organisational Behaviour [MAN201]
  • Strategic Management [MAN311]
  • Advanced Leadership [LEA301]
  • Creativity and Entrepreneurship [LEA311]
  • Financial Decision Making [BUS202]

Youth & Children's Ministries

  • A major reason for churches that grow is that they have a keen focus on incorporating young people into the life and ministry of the church. A specialization in youth ministry aims to provide students with a broad and well-developed approach to the discipline of church based youth work formation and practice. The Youth Ministry Major will equip students with the underlying theories of youth ministry and youth development. As well as opportunities for reflection on their own praxis and workplace experience.
  • Required Subjects:
  • Introduction to Pastoral Ministry [MIN101]
  • Youth Ministry [MIN220] OR Children's Ministry [MIN221]
  • Childhood and Adolescent Development [MIN225]
  • Advanced Children's and Youth Ministry [MIN326]
  • Professional Practice [EXP201]
  • One of the following 200 level subjects: Preaching [MIN203] OR Healing Ministry [MIN204] OR Church and Society [MIN205]
  • One of the following 300 level subjects: Advanced Professional Practice [EXP301] OR Relationships [MIN305]
  • One 300 level subject from MIN, CCM or LEA coded subjects.

Worship Ministry

  • Musical worship is more prominent in the contemporary church than ever before. Where once it might have been enough to simply find someone willing and somewhat able, times have changed. For people to succeed in worship-related roles in church now requires training in music, pastoring, administration, technology, leadership and theology. The Worship Ministry Major covers all of these essential elements whilst also remaining extremely practical and passionately supernatural!
  • Required Subjects:
  • Introduction to Worship Ministry [WOR101]
  • Introduction to Pastoral Ministry [MIN101]
  • Leadership Principles [LEA201]
  • Professional Practice [EXP201]
  • Worship, Arts, Church History [WOR205]
  • Ensemble [WOR235]
  • Technology and Worship Ministry [WOR307]
  • Worship in the Contemporary Context [WOR310]

2. Business Major Specialisations:

There are three different Ministry Major Specialisations (8 units each), from which you choose ONE to complete. The Business Major Specialisation is focused on developing business, leadership. management and marketing expertise and skills, especially focused on careers within the commerical or not-for-profit sector. They include:

Leadership & Management**

  • In contemporary life there is an increased awareness of the role of leadership. In the church & business context, leadership entails directing, influencing and facilitating the ministry of others, and includes activities such as planning, decision making, personnel selection and vision setting. The Leadership Major aims to provide students with an understanding of the theory of leadership, as well as how to develop leadership and management skills, with opportunities for leadership growth and workplace experience.
  • Required Subjects:
  • Leadership Principles [LEA201]
  • Professional Practice [EXP201]
  • Foundations of Marketing [MKT101]
  • Organisational Behaviour [MAN201]
  • Strategic Management [MAN311]
  • Advanced Leadership [LEA301]
  • Creativity and Entrepreneurship [LEA311]
  • Financial Decision Making [BUS202]

Accounting

  • Required Subjects:
  • Leadership Principles [LEA201]
  • Professional Practice [EXP201]
  • Accounting and Financial Management [ACC201]
  • Financial Reporting [ACC202]
  • Management Accounting [ACC210]
  • Accounting for Groups [ACC301]
  • Accounting Theory and Current Issues [ACC311]
  • Audit and Assurance [ACC320]

Human Resource Management

  • Attracting, retaining and motivating good people is vital for organisations achieving their mission. This major equips you with skills and knowledge for careers in management of human resource, and for general roles where the people side of leadership and managment determines success.
  • Required Subjects:
  • Leadership Principles [LEA201]
  • Professional Practice [EXP201]
  • Fundamentals of Human Resource Management [HRM201]
  • Human Resource Planning & Development [HRM202]
  • Management of Workplace Health and Safety [HRM203]
  • Performance Management [HRM302]
  • Industrial Relations [HRM351]
  • Strategic Management [MAN311]

Marketing

  • No business can grow without customers, or church or not-for-profit organisation grow without getting its message out to potential members. This major gives you the skills and knowledge to do this, wheter or not you are heading for a specalist marketing role.
  • Required Subjects:
  • Leadership Principles [LEA201]
  • Professional Practice [EXP201]
  • Foundations of Marketing [MKT101]
  • Sales Management [MKT201]
  • Marketing Communication [MKT251]
  • Consumer Behaviour [MKT202]
  • Market Research [MKT301]
  • International Marketing [MKT351]

For the specific units required in the Majors, please consult the Undergraduate Student Handbook. (**Please note that you can only use the Leadership & Management major specialisation once.)

Electives (3 units)

Students are to take eight elective subjects. These can be chosen from any of our undergraduate subjects for which you have met the pre-requisite requirements. A list of all our subjects can be found via the Units link at the top of this page. Also see our timetables for availability.

Other Rules of Progression: Students also need to make sure that they:

  • Have completed 2 subjects (20 credit points) in Professional Practive
  • Have a minimum 80 credit points at 300 level
  • Have a maximun 100 credit points at 100 level

Course Information

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  • Student Handbooks

Length Of Program

  • Full-Time: Four years
  • Part-Time: Up to 12 Years (1 - 2 units per semester)

Campuses

  • Parramatta Campus
  • Global Online Campus

Delivery Modes

  • Face-to-Face (weekly 3 hour lectures)
  • Intensive (5 days of lectures delivered within a one week period)
  • Extensive (5 days lectures delivered across a term period)
  • Online Delivery (weekly video/audio lectures provided to be viewed at own convenience)

Articulation Options

Upon completion, students can continue their studies with an additional Honours year or Masters degree provided their results are of a high enough standard. See the Awards Offered page for more information.

How To Apply

Complete an online Higher Education Application for Admission Form

On filling the application, please be prepared to upload the following digital documentation (PDF, jpeg):

  • Certified copy of your birth certificate or passport (passport required for international student applicants).
  • If born overseas, certified copy of your permanent residency status or Australian Citizenship Certificate
  • Certified copy of your relevant academic transcripts or CV
  • Your passport photo

AUSTUDY / ABSTUDY / Youth Allowance

Austudy, Abstudy and Youth Allowance are available for this course. To check your eligibility and to find out more information, please visit the Study Assist website.

Welcome future students…

... to the Bachelor of Business/Bachelor of Ministry award (BBus/BMin), a Higher Education program that aims to prepare you to be an innovative Christian leader: in business and ministry.

The Bachelor of Business/Bachelor of Ministry (BBus/BMin) is a double degree which combines the best from our ministry and business programs. This is an innovative award, the first of its kind in Australia, which was created to meet the vital need of developing and supporting Christian leaders for 21st century ministry.

At AC we recognise that contemporary ministry in today's rapidly changing and global society is no longer confined to one traditional mode. Instead, especially within the Pentecostal and charismatic expression of Christianity, contemporary ministry has grown into an array of ingenious opportunities from church-based ministries to the creation of not-for-profit organisations, global microenterprises, community programs, business-as-mission, social justice outreaches, plus much more. We thus want to equip you to be a creative, effective and forward thinking leader who can embrace and take an active role in shaping your world, especially in the church and business. Through the BBus/BMin you will gain the key skills to navigate the maze of legal, social, technological, financial challenges plus ministry needs of this generation. You will develop innovative business skills, so that you can provide thoughtful and flexible solutions to contemporary social and cultural questions. You will also gain comprehensive ministry skills, to build effective relationships, disciple people and mentor this generation. You will become effective communicators of the Good News and leaders who uphold and exhibit integrity and justice. Overall, the BBus/BMin will prepare you to be an entrepreneurial leader who has a holistic Christian worldview that is integrated in thought and action-especially in business and ministry—with the purpose to see the message of Christ proclaimed and enacted.

The structure of the BBus/BMin program is specifically designed to provide you with foundational theory and skills in both business and Christian studies. It also allows you to develop extended knowledge in two areas of specialisation: Business and Ministry. The Business Specialisation offers majors in Leadership & Management, Human Resource Management, and Marketing majors; and the Ministry Specialisation offers majors in Pastoral Ministry, Youth & Children's Ministries, Cross-Cultural Ministry, Leadership & Management, and Worship Ministry. You get to choose the key areas from the Business and a Ministry Specialisations that are most suitable to prepare you for your unique future. For specific subject information about the choice of major specialisations within the BBus/BMin award, please see the Award description page above.

The BBus/BMin faculty, whom it is my pleasure to promote, are committed to your education and seeing lives changed. They will inspire you, but also facilitate your transformation into a competent and generous Christian minister & business-person (whatever the form), necessary for today's world. The faculty are all professionals respected in their disciplinary field of expertise. Many are forging new pathways for Pentecostal-charismatic scholarship, and are uniquely positioned in Australia to promote this. The interface that they bring between their own research pursuits, disciplinary fields and own ministry experiences naturally crosses over into the classrooms in a dynamic and relevant way. I am very proud to work alongside such dedicated people.

After graduation, BBus/BMin students choose to work in a variety of settings from churches to business, to community organisations, to microenterprises, to not-for-profit organisations, to service industries, to the youth sector. They become pastors, church leaders, business owners, entrepreneurs, consultants, church planters, global mission leaders, workplace pastors, and much more. In effect, our BBus/BMin graduates are as diverse as Christian ministry - the varieties are endless. Alternatively, some students continue to advance in their studies into a Masters or Honours program. At Alphacrucis College, the BBus/BMin can easily articulate into the postgraduate programs: Masters of Teaching (Primary) or Masters of Theology program. It can also provide entry to Masters/Honours programs at other higher education providers.

Recognising the obligations of everyday life, the BBus/BMin is offered via multiple formats. These range from Face to Face classes at the Parramatta Campus to Online classes via the Global Online Campus. There are also a variety of ways our classes are presented - through weekly lectures, week-long lecture blocks (intensives), night time lectures, online audio/video podcasts, or a combination of modes. Such a flexible design will ensure that you are able to tailor the BBus/BMin to your own learning styles, as well as balance study with your other commitments.

It is with great anticipation that I welcome you into the BBus/BMin award. One of my aspirations is to be involved in training the next generation of Christian ministers - so whether you find yourself now or later in full-time work or in a volunteer capacity, in the church, market place or mission field, in Australia or overseas — I am sure the BBus/BMin will provide you with a solid foundation to thrive in all that God has called you to be.

Welcome!

Associate Professor Philip Lee
Program Director

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