The Bachelor of Transformational Development degree is an interdisciplinary study with concentrations in Christian Studies and Business and teaches the integration of these areas to transform lives and communities for Christ through organizational development. The study of Christian theology and missiology, combined with the study of foundational business principles, prepares students to be servant leaders as they create and sustain mission-based organizations, churches, ministries, non-profits, and for-profits, both locally and globally.
Over the years, Christian Studies has shaped me into the Christian man I am today. The professors have amazing talents that help students grow in their faith, while also challenging your way of thinking.
Why should I choose Transformational Development?
I believe God has called me both to ministry and business. I want to work in a non-profit Christian organization. I want to minister and work in another country where my business skills will be valued.
What are some courses I will take?
- Global Business Mission
- Non-Profit Management
- Introduction to Christian Theology
- Intercultural Perspectives
"Because of the Bachelor of Transformational Development, I was able to adequately prepare for a vocational life of cross-cultural ministry without missing out on the incredible opportunities that college brings. The professors under both the College of Christian Studies and Business have each brought their unique experiences in order to both encourage and challenge me to pursue my dreams with eloquence and passion."
What are some career options?
With a degree in Christian Studies, your future is open to many ministry opportunities:
- Non-profit businesses in the U.S. and abroad
- Non-profit ministries in the U.S. and abroad
- For-profit businesses
- Church leadership
Where can I go to grad school?
Transformational Development students may continue their education at these schools:
- George W. Truett Theological Seminary at Baylor
- Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
- Harvard University
- University of Edinburgh
- Fuller Theological Seminary
- Northern Seminary
Why study Transformational Development at UMHB?
The BTD combines a variety of courses in Christian studies with foundational courses in business. If you want to prepare for the business world as well as gain a deeper understanding of the Bible and theology, our BTD is the path for you. This degree provides great preparation for ministry in non-traditional settings or bi-vocational ministry.
Students have the opportunity to go on many exciting study abroad trips, including trips to Israel that include excavation opportunities. The College of Christian Studies has taken students to Israel, Egypt, Jordan, Rome and Greece, and each trip allows students to earn college credit. Financial assistance is available for all UMHB students.