New Degree Prepares Students for Global Impact

New majorOral Roberts University announced a new degree program titled Global Ministry and the Marketplace. The new program will be offered through the College of Theology and Ministry and will be available beginning fall 2014.

“This competitive new major will prepare students for a life of ministry no matter where they work or live,” said ORU Chair for the Undergraduate Department of Theology and Ministry, Carol Blan. “We specifically created the program to provide business minded students with the knowledge and experience to work cross culturally as they seek to fulfill God’s will for their life.”

Students will take courses in Bible, Theology, Ethics, Apologetics and Missions with a required minor in Business. The degree will equip business minded students to be creative in their calling to have a global influence as they learn biblically sound and theologically balanced ways to minister in local, global and cross-cultural contexts.

According to Dr. Tom Mathew, Dean of the College of Theology and Ministry, some of the educational benefits of the program include:

  •           Integrating biblical principles and business concepts for global ministry
  •           Learning traditional and non-traditional ministry in the marketplace
  •           Developing a creative ministry for global influence
  •           Training in biblically sound and theologically balanced marketplace ministry
  •           Preparing for local, global and cross-cultural ministry

Students will be prepared for careers in various marketplace and leadership positions as well as church administration, missions, pastors and non-profit leadership.

Students interested in enrolling for the new Global Ministry and the Marketplace degree program are eligible for nomination to the Quest Whole Person Scholarship, which offers up to $20,000 in tuition. For additional information on the Quest Whole Person Scholarship Program, visit

For more information about the Global Ministry and the Marketplace degree program, contact the ORU admissions office at 800-678-8876 ext. 1or