Bachelor of Science in Management (GOAL)


The GOAL (Grace Opportunities for Adult Learners) program gives adult learners the opportunity to earn a B.S. in Management or a B.S. in Quality Management (click here for QMD description), while maintaining their family and career responsibilities.

GOAL is specifically designed for adult learners who desire to complete their four-year degree while continuing full-time life responsibilities. With convenient scheduling, current technology and outstanding conventional classroom instruction, Grace offers the faculty, courses, and academic resources to make completing a bachelor’s degree a reality.

Practical learning is key to Grace College's GOAL program. Check out WNDU's coverage of one of our GOAL classes' events.

These bachelor degrees serve those who have interrupted their higher education for work, family, or other commitments. Building upon previous college credits and life-long learning experiences equivalent to about two years of college, the GOAL degree can be completed in 16 months.

*Ivy Tech State College, Ancilla College, Schoolcraft College, and Grace Weber School graduates are eligible to receive a $100 per credit hour scholarship! For more information please click here to contact our GOAL Admissions team.

  • Convenient schedule with each course meeting one night per week for five weeks or for two day-long Saturday sessions.
  • Adult assessment replaces traditional examinations.
  • The final two years of your college program is completed in 16 months.
  • GOAL is priced substantially below most degree completion programs.
  • Outstanding and understanding faculty who are geared towards teaching adults.


Below are Schedules of Study for the up-coming cohorts who are seeking the B.S. in Management Degree.

GOAL Schedule of Study - Fall 2015

GOAL Schedule of Study - Spring 2016

For more information concerning the B.S. in Quality Management degree, please click here.

The B.S. in Management degree is also offered online.


If you would like to visit campus or have any other questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Phone: (574) 372-5100 ext. 6340


Several courses in this major:

GOL3000 Adult Learner & Portfolio Instruction

In this course we will examine adult developmental stages including physical, cognitive, personality, social, and moral development. This course will provide orientation activities for adult learners to adjust to the college environment, facilities, and technology. We will also learn how to prepare a portfolio of experiential learning.

GOL3100 Business Writing in the New Millennium

Students will build a writing portfolio for diverse audiences and purposes. A writing rubric will ensure strong ideas, logical organization, conversational voice, clear words, smooth sentences, correct copy, and a reader-friendly design. Computer tools will be used to create and enhance written messages that meet the needs of today’s fast-paced business environment.

GOL3150 Creating a Competitive Edge

This course will take an in-depth view of "personal brand", requiring students to explore and define what unique characteristics give them an advantage in the marketplace. Students will gain an understanding of their personal brand and competitive advantage, through biblical and modern contexts, in order to tine-tune them accordingly. Other topics covered are online/social media presence and the "brand" of Jesus.

GOL3200 Expanded Conversation: Public Speaking in the Workplace

In this course, students will learn to analyze, construct, and deliver a variety of presentations required in the modern workplace. Emphasis will be on practicality and individual growth.

GOL3300 Gifts Differing: Diversity and Teamwork in the Workplace

Students will gain experience with and knowledge of concepts related to diversity in the workplace. Special emphasis is placed on understanding personality preferences. Group dynamics such as power, perception, motivation, leadership, and decision-making are analyzed through readings, written assignments, and class discussion.

GOL3400 Principles of Management

This course will survey the role of managers in organization: planning, organizing, leading, and controlling. We will explore leadership styles and techniques, preparing students to solve problems and apply effective decision-making processes in their environments.

GOL3500 Business Law

Students study the basic legal principles which control modern business transactions. Additionally, the course deals with such topics as contracts, agencies, employment, negotiable instruments, property, sales, and business relations with government. 

GOL3600 The Human Factor

Students will be exposed to major theories of human resource management and contemporary trends in recruiting, training, motivating, and retaining a productive workforce. The legal, psychological, social, and economic issues related to managing people will also be addressed.

GOL4100 Ethical Change Agents

Students will develop ethical awareness and accountability and consideration of individual contributions to ethics of the working world including small group analysis of selected rules and cases.

GOL4150 Managerial Economics

This course is designed to prepare student to understand the economic system and its effect on individuals as consumers, producers and citizens. Students learn these key economic principles: central vs. de-central government, inflation vs. deflation, saving vs. spending, Austrian vs. Keynesian Economics. Students also learn the relationship of the government's budget to their personal budget and create a personal, budget plan. All topics are presented in an engaging, organic, easy to understand format.

GOL4200 Fundamentals of Finance

This course is an introductory survey analyzing the three fundamental forms of financial statements: Balance Sheet, Income Statements, and Cash Flow Statement. Interpretative skill set development will focus on strategic financial planning, assessing risk, and applying effective budgeting controls.

GOL4300 The Dynamic Organization

The study of organizational development explores how companies must adapt to ever-changing internal and external environments in order to thrive in today's economy. Change strategies and intervention processes will be studied so students can apply practical solutions to various organizational challenges in case histories and their own workplaces. Leadership and teamwork will also be explored in the context of organizational development.

GOL4400 Operations Management

Students will work with case studies to learn how to use mathematics, statistics & various computer packages to solve common business problems.

GOL4660 Business Intelligence

Students will learn how technology and data help drive modern business and assist in decision making. This course will consist of a history and an overview of modern business intelligence practices along with exercises to demonstrate the practical applications of business intelligence.

GOL4700 Senior Seminar

This culmination experience will enable students to select individualized activities that demonstrate their practical managerial skills in the workplace.

GOL4800 Spiritual & Leadership Development

This course focuses upon servant leadership, equipping and empowering others for leadership, and leading as a change agent. Though the leadership principles in this course are based upon Scripture, they are all applicable to a variety of contexts in the workplace.