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Professional Development Certificate in Faith and Business

Work occupies much of our time, and since the marketplace offers a significant arena for Christian witness, it's important for Christian professionals to see our jobs as vocational ministry — serving God's purposes and working for the flourishing of all creation. The Professional Development Certificate in Faith and Business at SPU offers you an opprtunity to live faithfully as a Christian business professional.

Who Should Pursue This Certificate

If you are interested in integrating faith and work and seek to live faithfully in the marketplace and you want to use business to serve the common good, SPU’s Professional Development Certificate in Faith and Business is designed for you — whether you are a lay business professional, seminarian, or clergy.

Benefits

SPU’s School of Business and Economics is committed to providing an applied, experiential, and collaborative learning environment that integrates business competence and Christian character.

In the Professional Development Certificate in Faith and Business program, you will:

  • Deepen your understanding of biblical teaching and theological insights about work, the marketplace, vocational ministry, and the purpose and role of business and the economy.
  • Focus on the importance and role of work and marketplace ministry as vocation.
  • See God’s provisioning through work in the marketplace and economic systems.
  • Understand the effects of economic forces on communities.
  • Learn how to live faithfully as a Christian in the marketplace.
  • Build a strong theological basis for your commitment to workplace excellence, integrity, and ethics.
  • Use business as a tool for serving the common good and loving others.
  • Learn how to address marketplace and vocational ministry issues faced by fellow Christians.
  • Live an integrated moral and spiritual life. 
  • Contextualize your faith to the marketplace.
  • Develop a network of likeminded peers in the church and in business for mutual support and accountability.

“Another Way of Doing Business”

The Professional Development Certificate in Faith and Business at SPU is built on an ethical foundation that offers a first-class business education through the lens of Christian faith and values. The School of Business and Economics also operates the Center for Integrity in Business and publishes Ethix journal.

Program Outline

The program outline includes a description of this Certificate's program components.

Admission

What is required for admission to the Professional Development Certificate in Faith and Business program? Find information about admission requirements and procedures.

Certificate Program Contact

Deb Schleusener

Associate Graduate Director

Email: deb@spu.edu
Phone: 206-281-2753
Office: McKenna Hall 222

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