Department Profile

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Mission Statement

We seek to globally advance God’s kingdom by equipping students to become biblically wise, skillful, responsible, and caring servants who joyfully apply their business education as one expression of their calling to communally serve the Lord in all aspects of life.

Program Strengths

  • Program reflects a strong mix of technical and liberal arts courses
  • Strong student involvement in campus business (55th Avenue Coffee Shop) and business club activities
  • Rich diversity of faculty background and experience
  • More than 25 percent of A.A. students continue at Dordt to earn a four-year degree
  • Excellent employment placement opportunities
  • Strong connections with alumni

Student Learning Objectives

Students in the administrative assistant program will

  1. Articulate a biblically Reformed worldview and biblical norms for business and how they differ from prevailing worldviews and practices in business.
  2. Demonstrate their commitment to Christ-like leadership by effectively serving in the business world and conveying an excitement for the role of business in society.
  3. Recognize the special place of human beings in creation and their call to engage in interdisciplinary thinking and problem solving.
  4. Describe economic theories, systems, and relationships in the context of Christian stewardship including responsibilities toward creation.
  5. Analyze how individuals and communities have shaped modern business, and demonstrate ways to individually and communally shape business in a God-glorifying and kingdom-building manner.
  6. Confidently use their knowledge, ability, and skills to apply the necessary business skills in management, marketing, accounting, teaching, or finance while worshiping God through a healthy balance of work, family, worship, and leisure.
  7. Be committed to global and cultural awareness, professional and personal development, and humble service to others.