MIN601: Vocation, Calling and Purpose of Work
Instructor & Contact Information
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This course will help students to understand the purpose of work and a Christian understanding of vocation. Students will gain a better understanding of their unique identity and purpose in their vocation. They will also refine their understanding of calling or vocation might be and how it fits into God’s purposes and a Christian worldview. They will then create a synthesis of the above understandings into a reflective life plan.
After completing this course, you will be able to:
- Explain how your life story, personality and personal identity inform your vocation and calling.
- Conduct market research to develop three different potential career paths.
- Set up meetings with mentors and networking contacts to provide input into your career and life plan.
- Identify the ways that Christians' worldviews toward work can be distorted and to develop a discipleship and spiritual formation plan to restore them.
- Develop a career strategy using business tools like personal SWOT analysis and personal branding.
- Create a synthesis combining who you are with what you believe into a personal career and life plan.
Degree Program Outcomes
Degree outcomes are the overall skills and knowledge we expect you will have after successfully completing a degree program at City Vision University. This course supports one of six program outcomes for the MBA program, marked with an asterisk (*). After completing the degree, you will be able to do the following in each of the listed domains:
- Finance. Analyze the complexities of financial and administrative systems and apply that to make effective business decisions.
- Innovation. Develop strategies and plans to effectively use technology and innovation to achieve organizational goals.
- Relational. Develop and implement human capital, talent management and general human resource plans sensitive to the dynamics of corporate human behavior in different cultural contexts.
- Values. To develop plans to achieve their own personal vocation and calling as well as bringing social change to the world in line with Christian values.*
- Strategy. To develop a synthesis to integrate a wide range of business skills into a plan for starting or growing an organization.
- Specialization. Demonstrate professional competencies in a specialty area appropriate for managerial roles in private industry, public sector institutions, and not-for-profit agencies.
Students are required to purchase these texts before the first day of classes.
- Keller, T. (2014). Every Good Endeavor: Connecting Your Work to God’s Work (Reprint edition.). Riverhead Trade.
- Hoffman, R., & Casnocha, B. (2012). The Start-up of You: Adapt to the Future, Invest in Yourself, and Transform Your Career. New York: Crown Business. 272 pages. ISBN: 9780307888907
Guidelines for Written Work
All written work must follow our Writing Format and Forum Requirements. You must read these to understand how to cite sources appropriately.
Critical Policies to Read for This Course
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This syllabus is subject to change without notice up until the first day of the semester. Last updated: April 19, 2023
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