Thu, Nov 5 2015
LeTourneau University and The C12 Group, America’s leading Christian CEO roundtable organization, have partnered to strengthen the integration of faith and business. This partnership offers C12 members and their employees access to an array of highly regarded degree programs to further equip them with a curriculum dedicated to using Christ-centered business principles and servant leadership.
“We’re very excited to partner with LeTourneau in offering our members an additional continuing education opportunity – whether they opt to complete undergraduate or graduate degree programs. This is a great way to maximize the benefits of C12 membership through this well-respected and trustworthy university established by one of America’s foremost Christian CEOs,” said C12’s President and CEO, Don Barefoot.
Through this new partnership, LeTourneau University will connect current students with C12 members who lead established, faith-focused companies. Additionally, C12 companies and LETU faculty will have the opportunity to engage in research projects for specific company challenges and/or growth opportunities which will enable scholarly documentation reaffirming that Christ’s ways are the best ways.
“The partnership between C12 and LeTourneau University represents a perfect blend of like-minded organizations dedicated to achieving excellence for the glory of God,” said Dr. Ron Sones, LeTourneau University Dean of the School of Business and Technology. “LETU has prepared students to live out their calling as excellent Christian business leaders with eternal perspective since its founding in 1946 by Christian businessman, inventor, engineer and entrepreneur R.G. LeTourneau. Combining our legacy of faith and innovation with world-class business education, we are at the front lines of transforming the future of business through a Christian worldview.”
LETU delivers industry-relevant programs that prepare graduates to live their faith in some of the most high-demand, high-impact fields, such as business, technology and healthcare management.
C12 members will be offered LETU’s current graduate-level curriculum in the MBA, Master of Strategic Leadership, Master of Healthcare Administration or Master of Engineering Management programs. At the undergraduate level, C12 members can enroll in the Bachelor of Business Administration, Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Management, Computer Information Systems or Health Information Systems. All of the degree programs are offered in flexible, online formats, allowing students to maintain their busy lives and schedules while completing their degrees.
LETU will provide courses to C12 members in a cohort model, limiting each cohort to C12 students only and enabling instructors to more carefully tailor examples and content to students’ needs. The first cohort is anticipated to begin in January 2016.
The partnership was initiated in collaboration with LeTourneau University’s Center for Faith and Work, which was created to equip, connect and mobilize Christians to live out their faith in the workplace. The CFW does this through hosting classes, workshops, mentoring, consulting and networking others to quality resources, partners and events. LETU’s CFW helps Christians identify their giftedness and calling, and integrates biblical thinking into workplace strategy to align work and business practice with God’s principles. More information about the partnership can be found at www.letu.edu/C12.
About LeTourneau University
LeTourneau University is a Christ-centered, interdenominational institute of higher learning offering more than 90 undergraduate and graduate degree programs across a range of academic disciplines and delivery models. In addition to LETU’s residential campus in Longview, Texas, students are enrolled in fully online programs, as well as hybrid options at educational centers in Dallas and Houston.
About The C12 Group
Founded in 1992, The C12 Group is America’s leading provider of executive roundtables for Christian CEOs and business owners. C12’s mission is to “change the world by advancing the Kingdom of God in the marketplace through the companies and lives of those Christ calls to run businesses for Him.” For more information about The C12 Group, call (336) 841-7100, by email at Info@C12Group.com or visit C12Group.com.