Wisdom-Based Business

Wisdom-Based Business

Taught by Hannah J. Stolze

In the Wisdom-Based Business online course, marketing and supply-chain professor Hannah J. Stolze presents a full framework for integrating faith and the secular workplace by drawing principles from the Bible's wisdom literature and from evidence-based research, ultimately showing how to do business in a way that is purposeful and profitable.

Course Details

  • 12 Units

  • Self-paced

  • 4 hours of video

  • Intermediate

  • Wisdom-Based Business
12 Month Access
$179.99 USD

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Course Description

Good business and good behavior go hand-in-hand. In the Wisdom-Based Business online course, marketing and supply-chain professor Hannah J. Stolze draws principles from the Bible’s wisdom literature to create a framework for business that is oriented toward excellence and sustainability. It helps students make the right decisions in business by presenting:

  • Biblical Principles. Drawing upon the Bible’s wisdom literature, each topic addressed is undergirded by insights from Scripture.
  • Evidence-Based Research. Recommendations are thoroughly grounded in the best and latest research in the field.
  • Case Studies. Each unit demonstrates how the principles can be lived out in the real world, amid the inevitable challenges and competition all business confronts.

Christians working in the marketplace or training to do so will benefit from Wisdom-Based Business’ practical guidance on how to reflect Christian values in their corporate tasks and strategies. Far from being hindrances, those values can become keys to success.

By completing this course, you’ll gain:

  • An introduction to the biblical principles found in Psalms and Proverbs for wisdom
  • A deeper biblical grounding of successful business practices
  • Practical applications of the orientations of wisdom for today’s business context
  • Confidence in your growing knowledge through personalized review sessions, unit assessments, and award-winning memory building tools

Meet Your Instructors

Hannah J. Stolze

Ph.D., in Business Administration, University of Tennessee; MA, Wheaton College

Dr. Hannah Stolze is an author, teacher, speaker, and academic with a focus on sustainable supply chain management and the intersection of faith and business strategy. Hannah is the inaugural William E. Crenshaw Endowed Chair in Supply Chain Management in the Department of Management in Baylor’s nationally ranked Hankamer School of Business. Dr. Hannah Stolze is the founding director of the Wheaton Center for Faith & Innovation at Wheaton College. A former member of the U.S. Army, Stolze worked in public affairs, as a civilian in international business, and was a 2020 Fulbright Scholar in Indonesia. Stolze has conducted research with 50+ companies in the areas of global supply chain management and social and environmental sustainability. Stolze recently published an article on sustainable SCM and bad press in the Harvard Business Review. Dr. Stolze is the author of the book, Wisdom Based Business: Applying Biblical Principles and Evidence-Based Research for a Purposeful and Profitable Business which has been endorsed by several industry leaders including Kristin Colber-Baker, Head of Global Talent, Mars, Inc. Learn more: www.hannahstolze.com and follow her on LinkedIn.  

Course Outline

  • Why Wisdom? Why Business?

  • The Virtue of Profit as the Means to an Eternal End

  • The Foundation of Servant Leadership

  • The Orientations of Wisdom

  • Stakeholder Orientation

  • Long-Term Orientation


  • Quality Orientation

  • Supply Chain Orientation

  • Sustainability Orientation

  • Reputation

  • Comparative Advantage

  • Kingdom Impact



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