OBU's Global Marketplace Engagement degree prepares students to enter both marketplace and ministry by blending marketplace skills, ministry training and extensive internship in business and ministry settings.
|Program Options||Degree Plan|
|Bachelor of Arts in Global Marketplace Engagement: Business Emphasis|
|Bachelor of Arts in Global Marketplace Engagement: Global Education Emphasis|
|Bachelor of Arts in Global Marketplace Engagement: Graphic Design Emphasis|
|Bachelor of Arts in Global Marketplace Engagement: Math Education Emphasis|
|Bachelor of Arts in Global Marketplace Engagement: Political Science Emphasis|
|Bachelor of Arts in Global Marketplace Engagement: Spanish Emphasis|
|Bachelor of Arts in Global Marketplace Engagement: TESOL Emphasis|
What makes an OBU Global Marketplace Engagement degree special?
The Bachelor of Arts in Global Marketplace Engagement (GME) degree at OBU provides a broad education, integrated marketplace platform, and ministry intentionality. Additionally, it requires students to develop a beginning fluency in a second language. Finally, it affords students the opportunity to gain experience in integrating marketplace and ministry through summer-long or semester long internships. The GME degree provides students with an alternative pathway, an innovative onramp to cross-cultural service. Students who opt for this pathway will be prepared to enter the global marketplace in one of several areas of emphasis. At the present, students can choose from Business, Global Education, Political Science, Math Education, Spanish, TOESL, and Graphic Design emphases.
What are OBU graduates doing with their degrees?
This degree prepares students to:
- GME Business Emphasis: enroll in an MBA program, business as mission (BAM), international company, be a co-vocational minister or church planter
- GME Global Education Emphasis: teach at public or private school, teach English as a second language, teach overseas, refugee work in U.S. or overseas, local church staff
- GME Political Science Emphasis: work with non-government agency (NGO), government or para-government, teach in U.S. or overseas, attend law school, refugees and immigrants, work against human trafficking
- GME Math Education Emphasis: teach math in private or public school, teach math overseas, tutoring children of cross-cultural workers
- GME Spanish Emphasis: refugees and immigrants, teach Spanish in a public or private school, tutor, translator or interpreter
- GME TOESL Emphasis: teach English to refugees and immigrants, teach English overseas, start an English language and culture center
- GME Graphic Design Emphasis: work in marketing or public relations, develop social media ministry tools, advertising, graphic design
Learn more about our Theology and Ministry faculty.
This program is offered through the Herschel H. Hobbs School of Theology and Ministry.