Essay Topics

Essays should be two to three typewritten pages:

Graduate Business Applicants:

Please provide a response to the following questions:

  1. Identify 1 or 2 key trends that are impacting business schools in higher education.
  2. Describe the trend(s). Justify why you feel the trend(s) is "key." Cite sources.
  3. Describe the potential impact of this trend on ORU's College of Business.
  4. Offer recommendations to the Dean for addressing this trend(s).
  5. Develop an action plan for implementing your recommendations.

Your response should be no longer than three pages. Please provide a reference list at the end of your paper (does not count toward the three-page limit.

Graduate Education Applicants:

Change is a regular, transformative and disruptive condition in every educational setting.  Please describe the educational leader's role in the change process and provide a response to the following questions:

  1. Identify 1 or 2 major trends impacting education.
  2. Describe what major changes are needed based on the trend(s).
  3. Describe the role and responsibility of an educational leader to help navigate the needed changes.  Cite sources.
  4. Describe major considerations that the educational leader must consider to ensure the recommended changes have the intended impact.
  5. How will the educational leader assess the effectiveness of the recommended change?
  6. Develop an action plan for implementing your recommendations.

Your response should be double-spaced and no longer than three pages.   Please provide a reference list at the end of your paper (does not count toward the three-page limit).

Graduate Theology Applicants:

Please answer the following question:

What does a biblically sound and theologically balanced ministry look like in the context of a postmodern world, and how would you incorporate Holy Spirit empowerment into such a global ministry?