Degree Completion (GOAL)


The GOAL (Grace Opportunities for Adult Learners) program gives adult learners the opportunity to earn a B.S. in Management while maintaining their family and career responsibilities. 

GOAL is specifically designed for adult learners, Ivy Tech Community College graduates and Grace College Indianapolis graduates who desire to complete their four-year degree while continuing full-time life responsibilities. With convenient scheduling, current technology and outstanding conventional classroom instruction, Grace offers the faculty, courses and academic resources to make completing a bachelor’s degree a reality.

This B.S. in Management degree serves those who have just completed their associate degree at Grace College Indianapolis and those who have interrupted their higher education for work, family or other commitments. Building upon previous college credits and life-long learning experiences equivalent to about two years of college, the GOAL degree can be completed in as little as 16 months by attending class one night per week and two Saturdays per semester. This degree is offered on the Winona Lake Main Campus, at the Indianapolis site, and is also offered fully online

  • Convenient schedule with each course meeting one night per week for five weeks and for two day-long Saturday sessions per semester.
  • Adult assessment replaces traditional examinations.
  • The final two years of your college program is completed in as little as 16 months.
  • GOAL is priced substantially below most degree completion programs.
  • Outstanding and understanding faculty who are geared toward teaching adults.


Courses in this major:

GOL 3000 Adult Learner and Portfolio Instruction

In this course, we will examine adult developmental stages, including physical, cognitive, personality, social and moral development. This course will provide orientation activities for adult learners to adjust to the college environment, facilities and technology. We will also learn how to prepare a portfolio of experiential learning.

GOL 3100 Business Writing in the New Millennium

Students will build a writing portfolio for diverse audiences and purposes. A writing rubric will ensure strong ideas, logical organization, conversational voice, clear words, smooth sentences, correct copy and a reader-friendly design. Computer tools will be used to create and enhance written messages that meet the needs of today’s fast-paced business environment.

GOL 3200 Expanded Conversation: Public Speaking in the Workplace

In this course, students will learn to analyze, construct and deliver a variety of presentations required in the modern workplace. Emphasis will be on practicality and individual growth.

GOL 3400 Principles of Management

This course will survey the role of managers in organization: planning, organizing, leading and controlling. We will explore leadership styles and techniques, preparing students to solve problems and apply effective decision-making processes in their environments.

GOL 3500 Business Law

Students study the basic legal principles that control modern business transactions. Additionally, the course deals with such topics as contracts, agencies, employment, negotiable instruments, property, sales and business relations with government. 

GOL 4000 Interpreting Basic Statistics

Students will learn how to interpret basic statistics in order to aid in the decision-making process. Examples from research studies will be employed to help the student comprehend how various statistics can be used to make decisions about real life problems in the workplace and in society.

GOL 4200 Fundamentals of Finance

This course is an introductory survey analyzing the three fundamental forms of financial statements: Balance Sheet, Income Statements and Cash Flow Statement. Interpretative skill set development will focus on strategic financial planning, assessing risk, and applying effective budgeting controls.

GOL 4500 Information Technology Management

This course will focus primarily on understanding and utilizing information technology and information systems within an organization from a managerial perspective.

GOL 4800 Spiritual and Leadership Development

This course focuses on servant leadership, equipping and empowering others for leadership, and leading as a change agent. Though the leadership principles in this course are based upon Scripture, they are all applicable to a variety of contexts in the workplace.