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Graduate School of Business


Suggested Resources for All Courses

Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 6th edition.  ISBN:  9781433805615


BUSN 5350 Research Methods

Business Research Methods, 12th edition.  Cooper, D. R. & Schindler, P. S. (2014).  New York:  McGraw-Hill/Irwin.  ISBN: 9780073521503.


BUSN 5340 Human Resources

Human Resource Management, 12th edition.  Ivancevich, J. & Konopaske, R. (2013).  New York: McGraw-Hill.  ISBN 9780078029127


Human Resource Management Applications, 7th edition. Nkomo, S. M., Fottler, M. D. & McAfee, R. B.  (2010). South-Western College Pub.  ISBN 9780538468077.


BUSN 5000 Organizational Behavior

Organizational Behavior & Management, 11th edition. Konopeske, Ivancevich, & Matteson (2018).  New York: McGraw-Hill.  ISBN 9781259894534


ACCT 5310 Managerial Accounting

Managerial Accounting with Connect, 16th edition. Garrison, R., Noreen, E., & Brewer, P. (2018).  New York: McGraw-Hill. Looseleaf ISBN 9781260088458.  Connect Access Card only ISBN 9781259995378.


BUSN 5380 Financial Management Corporate Finance, 11th edition, with Connect.  Ross, Westerfield, Jordan, & Jaffe (2016).  New York: McGraw-Hill.  Hardback with Connect: ISBN 9781259621789.  Loose-leaf with Connect: ISBN 9781259724145


BUSN 6300 Business Policy and Strategic Planning

Crafting & Executing Strategy:  The Quest for Competitive Advantage, Concepts and Cases, 21st edition, Thompson, Arthur A., Peteraf, Margaret A., Gamble, John E., and Strickland III, A. J.  New York, NY:  McGraw-Hill, 2014.  ISBN: 9781259732782.


BUSN 5315 Small Business and Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurship, 10th edition.  Hisrich, R., Peters, M., & Shepherd, D. (2017). Boston: McGraw Hill.  ISBN 9780078112843


BUSN 5325 Business Analytics

Essentials of Statistics for Business & Economics, 8th edition.  Anderson, Sweeney, Williams, Camm, & Cochran (2018). Boston, MA: Cengage Learning. ISBN 9781337114172


MRKT 5310 The Marketing Process

A Framework for Marketing Management (6th edition).Kotler, P. & Keller, K.  (2016). Upper Saddle River, NJ:  Prentice Hall. ISBN 9780133871312


BUSN 5100 Professional Ethics

Bulls, Bears & Golden Calves: Applying Christian Ethics in Economics, 3rd edition.  Stapleford, J. E. (2015).  IVP Academic.  ISBN 9780830840724

CEV Poverty & Justice Bible, American Edition.  American Bible Society (2009).  ISBN 9781585169733


BUSN 5342 Human Resources Compensation

Compensation, 11th edition.  Milkovich, G., Newman, J., & Gerhart, B. (2014).  New York: McGraw-Hill.  ISBN 9780078029493


Graduate School of Christian Ministry


CM 5000 Spiritual Formation

McDonald, Larry S. The Merging of Theology and Spirituality: An Examination of the Life and Work of Alister E. McGrath. Lanham, MD: University Press of America, 2006. ISBN:  0761834680.

McDonald, Larry Steven and Matt Queen, eds. A Passion for the Great Commission: Essays in Honor of Alvin Reid. Greer, SC: Towering Oaks Books, 2013. ISBN: 9780615981154.

McGrath, Alister E.Christian Spirituality: An Introduction: Malden, MA: Blackwell, 1999.

ISBN: 0631212817.

Whitney, Donald. Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life, updated anniversary edition. Colorado Springs: NavPress, 2014. ISBN: 1615216170.


CM 5311 Effective Evangelism for the Local Congregation

Reid, Alvin. Radically Unchurched: Who They Are and How to Reach Them, 3rd ed. Grand Rapids: Kregel, 2002. ISBN: 0825436338.

Terry, John M. Church Evangelism: Creating a Culture for Growth in Your Congregation. Nashville: Broadman and Holman, 1997. ISBN: 0805410651.

Towns, Elmer, Ed Stetzer, and Warren Bird. Eleven Innovations In The Local Church: How Today’s Leaders Can Learn, Discern, and Move Into the Future. Ada, MI: Baker Publishing Group, 2007. ISBN: 9780764216138.

Earley, Dave and David Wheeler.  Evangelism Is...How to Share Jesus with Passion and Confidence. Nashville: B&H Academic Publishing Group, 2010. ISBN: 978-0-8054-4959-4.


Graduate School of Education


EDU 5000 Current Issues in K-12 Schools

No Required Text


EDU 5200 Intervention Strategies and Techniques

Including Students With Special Needs: A Practical Guide for Classroom Teachers. Marilyn Friend and William D. Bursuck.Pearson            ISBN: 9780133569940


EDU 5700 Principles of Curriculum Development

Curriculum: Foundations, Principles, and Issues. Ornstein, A. & Hunkins, F. Pearson



EDU 5850 School and Community Relations

The School and Community Relations 11th  ed. Bagin, Gallagher, and Moore Pearson. ISBN: 9780133905410


EDU 5740 R2S Instructional Practices (Elementary Only)

The Literacy Jigsaw Puzzle. Beverly Tyner.International Reading Association


** this book is not available at the NGU book store. It will need to be purchased from another source.


HIST 6100 Methods and Materials for Teaching Social Studies

Classroom Instruction that Works: Research-Based Strategies for Increasing Student Achievement   Dean, Hubbell, Pitler, and Stone ASCD McRel            978-1-4166-1362-6


EDU 6150 Practicum in Methods and Materials for Teaching

No Required Text


EDL 705 Advanced Ethical Leadership Studies K-12

No Required Text


EDL 706 Conflict Resolution, Meditation and Personnel Management K-12

Conflict Survival Kit: Tools for Resolving Conflict at Work.Daniel B. Griffith and Cliff B. Goodwin.Pearson. ISBN: 9780132741057

The Leadership & Learning Center: Book Trust Matters Leadership for Successful Schools (2nd Edition). Megan Tschannen-Morgan. ISBN: 9781118834374  


EDL 715 Advanced Ethical Leadership Studies Higher Ed

No Required Text


EDL 716 Conflict Resolution, Mediation and Personnel Management Higher Ed

Faith and learning: A handbook for Christian higher education. Dockery, D. (2012). Nashville, Tenn: B & H Academic. ISBN: 9781433673115

Communication strategies for managing conflict: A guide for academic leaders. Higgerson, M. (2016). San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass. ISBN: 9781118761625 


EDU 671 Quantitative Research K-12 and Higher Education

Essentials of Statistics for the Behavioral Science, 9e. Gravetter, F., Wallnau, L., & Forzano, L. (2018). Boston, MG: Centage Learning. ISBN 9781337098120
*Students will be requrired to use Microsoft Excell
** this book is not available at the NGU book store. It will need to be purchased from another source.


EDL 744 Leadership and Technology K-12

Rosemary Papa. (2011).Technology Leadership for School Improvement 1st Edition. Sage Publications: Thousand Oaks, CA. - ISBN-13: 978-1412972109


EDL 752 Systemic Resource and Human Resource Management Higher Ed 

Budgets and Financial Management in Higher Education, 3rd Edition. Margaret J. Barr, George S. McClellan. ISBN: 978-1-119-28777-3

Cost Containment in Higher Education: Expanded and Assessment Realigned: ASHE-ERIC Higher Education Research Report, Volume 28, Number 5. Jossey-Bass: San Francisco. ISBN: 978-0-7879-5838

Creating a Tipping Point: Strategic Human Resources in Higher Education: ASHE Higher Education Report, Volume 38, Number 1. Jossey-Bass: San Francisco. ISBN: 978-1-118-38805-1


Graduate School of Music Education



MUSIC EDUCATION: HISTORICAL CONTEXTS AND PERSPECTIVES. Joseph Labuta and D.A. Smith.  Prentice Hall, 1997 ISBN:  O-13-489444-8



Vocal Music will serve as a text.

In addition, the student should have one of the following texts:

VOCAL TECHNIQUE:  A GUIDE FOR CONDUCTORS, TEACHERS, AND SINGERS.  Julia Davids, and Stephen A. LaTour.  Waveland Press, 2012. ISBN: 9781577667827

THE VOCAL ATHLETE, Wendy LeBorgne and Marci Daniels Rosenberg.  Sand Diego, Ca:  Plural Publishing 2014. ISBN: 9781597564588

YOUR VOICE THE BASICS. Scott McCoy. Inside View Press. 2016. ISBN: 9780990507352



No Required Text        


Garretson, Robert. CONDUCTING CHORAL MUSIC 8TH ED. Pearson. 1998 

 ISBN   978-0137757350

Green, Elizabeth.  THE MODERN CONDUCTOR, 7TH ED.  Pearson.  Prentice Hall 2004    ISBN 0-13-182656-5



Books should not be purchased until Cello teacher recommends from audition, the level for the ability of the student

Techniques Series from the Rick Mooney position Pieces 1&2/Thumb positions, and 1 & 2 /Double stop for Cello.

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