Do you have a strong desire to grow and become an effective leader in either a business or ministry setting? Our goal in the Emmaus business program is that you will leave equipped and ready to serve and lead in your church, ministry, or place of business. You will study the fundamentals of business administration and interact with experienced faculty who have backgrounds in business, entrepreneurship, ministry, and more!

The mission statement of the Emmaus Business department is to prepare students to be highly competent business professionals with a biblical worldview, equipped to work effectively in commercial or ministry settings.


Faculty members teaching in the Business Administration program bring both excellent academic credentials and “real world” experience to the classroom, and our program integrates a high quality business curriculum with the study of the Bible. You will be introduced to a range of topics from within the business environment including economics, accounting, management/leadership, business finance, marketing and how organizations are constructed and operate. It is our program's goal that you graduate with a professional image, a biblical worldview, and a business knowledge base that will enable you to effectively work and serve in a business capacity for a ministry or secular organization.

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As a student in the business program, you will be required to complete an internship in a relevant field, giving you the opportunity to apply what you’ve learned in the classroom in a business environment. Within the business program, you will also have opportunities to focus on specific areas of interest, including Information Technology or Camp Ministry Management.

Why Emmaus?

At Emmaus, you will be introduced to the study of Business in conjunction with faith. Our Business Administration program can help you learn how to operate as a person of faith in the business world. We integrate Biblical principles across the broad spectrum of classes with the focus on changing how you live rather than just memorization of facts.

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Business Graduates

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Featured Business Courses

Business Ethics
An application of biblical principles, philosophy, and ethics to the practice of business, focusing on the nature of work and excellence in business. This class builds on relevant content in the Introduction to Biblical Interpretation and Christian Life and Worldview courses to reinforce a biblical worldview as the foundation for consistent, ethical decision-making within a business or ministry environment.

Principles of Management & Leadership
An examination of the basic functions of management: planning, organizing, leading, and controlling. Emphasis is placed on motivational theory and its application to individual and group functioning in work situations. Leadership styles and their relationship to particular circumstances are analyzed and a distinction is made between leadership and management concepts. The contrast between secular and biblical leadership principles is also emphasized.

Explore the Business Programs


The Business department at Emmaus can prepare you for a broad range of jobs within the business environment or to pursue a secondary degree in the specialization of your choice. Some of these fields include:

  • Accounting
  • Banking
  • Business management
  • Ministry management
  • Public sector
  • Marketing
  • Sales
  • Financial Planning
  • Human Resources


What's Next?

Educating and equipping learners to impact the world for Christ.

 2570 Asbury Road
   Dubuque, IA 52001

 (563) 588-8000