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The Joseph Business School is a premier Christian business school that prepares kingdom minded entrepreneurs.
Thinking about attending Joseph Business School – where you learn by doing, ultimately preparing you for kingdom entrepreneurship to create jobs, generate income and transform communities?
The JBS 9-month nationally accredited online program provides amazing flexibility in allowing you receive all the benefits of our practical and biblical approach for how to start and run a business God’s way - without having to travel to our campus.
You’re committed to taking your business to the next level. An online program is the best fit for your busy schedule – the only question is which one? Part of picking the right entrepreneurial program is choosing criteria that matters most and comparing your options. If your criteria include:
Then you can eliminate a number of schools and focus on what the Joseph School of Business can offer you. Our online program offers the same outstanding services enjoyed by campus students including:
The advantages of online learning are waiting for you at JBS - Take a leap of faith!
Bible BasedThe bible informs our understanding of all marketplace solutions and shapes the mindset of a christ centered entreprenuer.
FaithStudents learn how to think BIG, and use faith in God's word to see new opportunites while still employing a feasibly study to acces the visibility of their ideas.
PrayerStudents learn how to seek the heart of God to connect with his vision, instruction, and guidence, for their assignment in the marketplace.
CHRIST AND THE CORPORATIONThis course provides students with the wisdom and understanding of being an anointed entrepreneur called and appointed by God. Learn how to hear the voice of God. Discover the values and mindset that characterize Christian entrepreneurs.
HELP FOR THE ENTREPRENEURThis course explores the use of professional help, or technical assistance, in opening and operating a small business. Specifically, you learn what to look for when selecting professional help and what to consider in working effectively with these people after their services have been secured. You will also explore possible market contacts and technical assistance for international trade opportunities.
HUMAN RESOURCESIn this class students will write job descriptions for the various positions within their companies; develop a list of interview questions for potential new employees; review a job offer process; understand the recruiting process and pertinent background checks to conduct.
LIFE AS A CHRISTIAN ENTREPRENEURIn this class students study examples of entrepreneurs who operate under the anointing and direction of God. Students hear experiences from the Founder of the school who implemented principles into real work examples.
MISSION STATEMENTThe purpose of this course is to begin the process for developing a Company Mission Statement. In the process the students gain knowledge of the connection between Vision and Mission Statements.
PRAYERIn this class students are taught about the power of prayer in their businesses. They learn what, why, and how to pray for their businesses.
TIME MANAGEMENTIn this class students are taught how to improve their personal productivity and effectiveness. They learn to redefine time, take dominion over time, effectively govern time, create time, restore order, and also identify the impact of time wasting activities.
BE ALL YOU CAN DREAMThis all-day business simulation engages students in hands-on activities to experience the operation of an actual business. Students, working in teams, will run actual businesses in a mall setting. Teams will sell their business ideas to a panel of judges and awards will be given across several categories of performance.
BUSINESS ETIQUETTEIn this course, students are taught the traditions of etiquette and protocol for a business setting. Topics covered include, Understanding Images, Professionalism, Networking, The Sales Call, International Dining, and Culture Shock.
BUSINESS MANAGEMENTAs an entrepreneur developing a strong leadership philosophy is a cornerstone of long-term success and profitability. In this class students learn how to develop their leadership abilities; identify the management responsibilities of entrepreneurs; implement decision-making processes to reach their business goals and objectives; design management tasks for their businesses; establish communication practices for their businesses; and develop a code of ethics for their businesses.
ELIMINATING CHANCEDuring this class students learn how to minimize losses due to risks; prepare policies that will help minimize losses; determine the insurance needed for their businesses; and analyze the costs associated with risk management for their businesses.
FEASIBILITY STUDY (BUSINESS PLAN OVERVIEW)This class teaches the importance of strategic planning in a business and explains how the business plan helps the entrepreneur. Students learn to assess their business idea and current market conditions to see if the idea is financial viable.
NEGOTIATIONS STRATEGIESIn this course students learn the definition of negotiation, how to prepare for negotiations, how negotiation relates to selling, and how to recognize and deal with negotiation tactics.
PRESENTATION SKILLSDuring this class students build their confidence in presenting to small and large groups. This course will also teach students how to use proven presentation techniques and software to help them communicate their business ideas effectively to any audience.
BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIESIn this class students learn to: Appraise the effects of business trends and changes; identify environmental and geographical opportunities; research the economic climate and consider the options available to them by operating their businesses. Students also learn how to apply creative thinking to expand the possibilities of their business ideas.
BUSINESS OPPS/FEASIBILITY WORKSHOPDuring this class students work on their Business Opportunities and Feasibility assignments.
MARKETING I & IIIn Marketing I students discuss the effects of a customer-driven business plan. They evaluate their potential markets using decision-making tools; describe their product/service decisions, define their target markets and develop their marketing strategies. Successful branding and advertising is crucial to both the short-and long-term success of any business. In Marketing II students discuss the options available for promoting their businesses; analyze the costs of media options; discover promotional options that best match their target market and business image; learn techniques to prepare materials that represent their companies; develop promotional budgets and calendars; and identify strategies that evaluate promotional activity effectiveness.
MARKETING PRESENTATIONIn this class students make a professional business presentation of their Marketing Plan for their business.
MARKETING WORKSHOPDuring this class - students work on their Marketing Plan assignment.
PRICINGStudents learn how to determine the costs that will affect pricing and identify factors that will affect their pricing strategies. In this class students will illustrate how markup strategies affect their pricing; design pricing incentives for their businesses; and determine the appropriate pricing strategies for their businesses.
SELLINGDuring this class students define the role of selling in small business; analyze their products/services benefits; analyze potential customers; understand the steps of the selling process; and role-play selling their product or service to a potential client.
CUSTOMER CREDITCreating a successful customer credit program is crucial to long-term customer service success. In this class students learn the importance of offering customer credit; examine the criteria for granting credit; analyze the credit options available for small businesses; describe the use of credit records and analyze the procedures used for credit collections.
FINANCE PRESENTATIONIn this class students make a professional business presentation of their Financial Plan for their business.
FINANCE WORKSHOPDuring this class students work on their Financial Plan assignment.
FINANCIAL ANALYSISStudents learn to discuss the responsibilities of the entrepreneur in managing the finances. They learn to select appropriate advisors to assist in their financial analysis; the importance of cash flow management; identify of financial control procedures; how to find cash flow patterns; analyze trouble spots in financial management; analyze financial statements; analyze financial management ratios applicable to a small business.
FINANCIAL LITERACYStudents learn about Financial Literacy from a Spiritual perspective - understanding prosperity, the purpose of money, ways to get rid of the power of debt; and a Natural perspective - review of elements in a Credit Report and FICO scores, Rapid Debt Repayment Plans, attaining savings goals, identity theft.
FINANCIAL MARKET & STOCKSStudents receive an overview of the financial markets, learn the basics of how to select stocks with practical anointed application of choosing a portfolio, the reason you should consider the financial markets as one stream of income, and that God can prosper us financially to the degree our faith can believe and the knowledge we receive.
FINANCING THE BUSINESSStudents learn how to determine options for financing their businesses; discuss the financial information included in a business plan; justify their financial projections; and discover how to take advantage of loan application packages.
Record Keeping I & IIDuring this class students learn the value of maintaining accurate records; determine all records needed for their businesses; and how to develop a strategic plan for managing their business records.
LEGALOne of the biggest challenges entrepreneurs face is understanding and complying with the various rules and regulations affecting their businesses. In this class students develop legal policies for their businesses that comply with government regulations; identify the major contracts used in business; select the contracts that best suit their businesses; and determine the level of legal assistance needed for their businesses.
TYPES OF OWNERSHIPIn this class students analyze the appropriate choices of ownership for their businesses; identify the steps necessary to file ownership for their businesses; define the policies and procedures necessary for successful multi-owner operations; and discuss reasons for obtaining outside assistance in determining ownership choices.
BUSINESS PLAN PREPARATIONSDuring this class students work on their Business Plan assignment.
BUSINESS PLAN PRESENTATIONSIn this class students make a professional business presentation of their Business Plan for their business.
INTRO TO ECOMMERCE/EBUSINESSIn this class students receive an overview of the world-wide-web and the difference between eBusiness and eCommerce; they learn information on creating, promoting, and operating their website, low or no cost technology tools and resources and how to contract consulting or technical support
INTRO TO EXCEL/POWERPOINTDuring this class students receive an overview on creating spreadsheets and presentations.
FIELD TRIPSOn Field Trips students visit an existing business where they're able to interact with the owners of the business or their representatives and ask questions. On these trips they gain a real-world perspective on many aspects of business including operations, marketing, and management.
The total cost for the Business & Entrepreneurship Campus Program is $3535. This includes
application fee of $25, System fee of $63, Graduation fee of $35 and Tuition & Materials
$3412 (Materials portion - $185).
One time initial tuition payments may be made by cash, personal check, money order, or
credit card. Payment plan payments are made via the FACTS tuition management system.
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The application fee is $25.00
The online program does not offer application fee waivers.
The Joseph Business School is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education
& Training (ACCET). The Accrediting Council for Continuing Education & Training is listed by
the U.S. Department of Education as a nationally recognized accrediting agency.
Application due dates vary from year to year relative to the exact start date of each Spring and
Fall session. Depending upon which session you are applying for, you will receive notification
regarding the exact due date. Generally, the final due date for all applications are two weeks
before the start date of each Spring and Fall session.
All online program courses are accessed through the online learning platform called
The JBS Entrepreneurship Online Program is 9 months long.
The Spring session begins in April and the Fall session begins in October every year.
The online program is accessible to the students 24 hours a day/ 7 days a week.
There are no designated times that a student must access the learning platform each day.
The advantage of an online program is that you can customize your study time to your personal
schedule and work at your own pace within the given time to complete your coursework. This
means that as long as you submit your coursework by the given due date, the frequency at
which you access your course materials are at the discretion of the student.
Faculty members are entrepreneurs, executives, and professionals who have attended some of
the world’s best universities and are business leaders of some of America’s Fortune 500
companies. Faculty and advisors have at least seven (7) years of entrepreneurial and/or
management level corporate experience in the subject matter taught.
All textbooks are included in the cost of the program and are available to you on the learning
management system, Desire2Learn (D2L) in digital form.
The total cost is $3535.00 (this includes the $25.00 application fee and the $35.00 graduation
Yes, please contact the Admissions Department for the current payment plan list.
Not at this time from external sources. Eligible enrolled students may apply for a scholarship
that is available from privately donated funds when they are available through the JBS
Scholarship Fund as they are completing the program. The application will be due during the
second half of Term 2 and awarded in Term 3.
To be eligible for the scholarship the student must be making Satisfactory Academic Progress
and have an attendance record of at least 85%. Students receiving employee discount are not
eligible to apply.
The award of the scholarship will be based on student’s financial need, available funds,
student’s academic performance, class attendance and overall application. The maximum
award will be $1,000.00 per student unless otherwise specifically designated by donor.
Completed applications containing all requirements for a scholarship are judged by the
Note, scholarship awards cannot be combined with employee discount but can be combined
with FMA discount.
Business & Entrepreneurship Campus and Online Programs
Applicants must meet the following requirements - be at least 18 years old, at minimum, have a High School Diploma or GED certificate (transcript or an official document from school that verifies graduation has been obtained), submit one written recommendation from an adult who is familiar with your character and work ethic and is not a relative, complete the essays, and submit the Application fee of $25.
A computer and personal email address is required to attend the Business & Entrepreneurship Online Program.
We may also require an interview as a requirement for admission. Entrance exams are not a requirement of admission. You must submit an application in order to be admitted or accepted into the program.
The Business & Entrepreneurship Campus Program and The Business & Entrepreneurship Online Program Applications can be obtained in person (at the JBS booth or in the Joseph Center), by mail or by visiting our website at www.jbs.edu. For the Online program, the application must be completed online.
Completed applications can be submitted at any time for the Campus and Online Programs. Completed campus applications may be mailed, faxed, emailed or hand-delivered. For the Online Program, completed applications must be submitted online. See below for mailing address and fax number. A complete admissions package (completed application along with all requirements, i.e. fee, essays, transcript, etc.) is forwarded to the Admissions Team for review. The review timeframe is up 6 weeks.
For the Campus Program, acceptance status is communicated via email and standard written mail. For the Online Program, acceptance status as well as all correspondence is communicated through email.
Completed registration forms are accepted during enrollment periods and where applicable, up to the second week of the program, and may be completed online, mailed, or hand-delivered.
Acceptance status, where applicable, is communicated via email or in person. Send it by mail to:
The Joseph Business School7600 W. Roosevelt Road
Forest Park, Illinois 60130
Attn: School Administrator
Send by fax to: 708-697-5407
Not at this time.
Save the date yearly for some time in late March.
JOSEPH BUSINESS SCHOOL
7600 W. Roosevelt Rd.
Forest Park, IL 60130