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Master of Business Administration


BUSN 6300 Business Strategy

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      

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


BUSN 5360 Operations

Managing Across the Supply Chain, 3rd edition.  Swink, M., Melnyk, S., Cooper, M. B. & Hartley, J. L.(2017).  New York: McGraw-Hill. ISBN 9781259544309.


MRKT 5310 Marketing

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


BUSN 5325 Business Analytics

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


BUSN 5220 Introduction to Accounting          

Fundamentals of Financial Accounting with Connect, 5th edition.  Phillips, F. (2016).  New York: McGraw-Hill. Looseleaf ISBN 9781259619007.  Connect Access Card only: ISBN 9781259128547.


BUSN 5210 Business Statistics           

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


BUSN 5350 Research Methods

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


ECON 5310 Managerial Economics     

Managerial Economics, 12th edition, with Connect. Thomas, C. R & Maurice, S. C. (2016).  New York: McGraw-Hill.  Hardback with Connect ISBN: 9781259621765.  Loose-leaf with Connect: 9781259636271.


BUSN 5343 International Human Resources

International Human Resource Management, 6th edition.  Dowling, P. J., Festing, M., Engle, A. D. (2013).  Boston, MA: Cengage Learning.  ISBN 9781408032091.


Master of Education


EDU 5250 Best Current Teaching Practices 

Teaching in K-12 Schools:  A Reflective Action Approach, 5/E. ISBN:  0131381334

** Book may not be available in NGU book store


EDU 5350 Diversity and Social Issues in Education

Perspectives on Human Differences:  Selected Readings on Diversity in America, Koppelman, Kent. ISBN:  0137145039.


EDU 5760 R2S Assessment of Reading

For k-2 teachers: 

The Literacy Teacher's Playbook, Grades k-2 by Jennifer Serravallo Heinemann 2014 ISBN 978-0-325-05300-4

For 3-5 teachers:

The Literacy Teacher's Playbook, Grades 3-6 by Jennifer Serravallo Heinemann 2014 ISBN 978-0-325-04353-1

Assessing Readers: Qualitative Diagnosis and Instruction, Revised Edition by Rona F. Flippo and Understanding and Using Reading Assessment, (ed. Peter Afflerbach). 


EDU 5780 R2S Content Area Reading & Writing for Early Childhood & Elementary

PBL in the Elementary Grades: Step by Step Guidance, Tools, and Tips. Sara Hallerman and John Larramer.  Buck Institute for Education (online resources). ISBN: 978-0-9968598-2-0.


EDU 6050 Assessment of Learners

Classroom Assessment: What Teachers Need to Know (7th Edition). Popham. Pearson ISBN: 9780132868600


EDU 6100 Educational Leadership      

What Great principals Do Differently: 18 Things that Matter Most. Todd Whitaker Eye on Education. Inc. ISBN 978-1-59667-200-0


Doctor of Education


EDL 707 Politics of Education: Historical Frameworks: K-12      

Policy Studies for Educational Leaders: An Introduction. Fowler. Pearson.

ISBN: 9780132678117  


EDL 708 Learning and Instruction: K-12         

Small Teaching. James Lang. Josey Bass. ISBN: 978-1-118-94449-3

Why Knowledge Matters. H.D. Hirsch. Josey Bass. Harvard Press. ISBN:978-16125059525


EDL 717 Politics of Education: Historical Frameworks: Higher Education

Public Policy and Higher Education: Reframing Strategies for Preparation, Access, and College Success. St. John, Daun-Barnett, & Moronski-Chapman.  Routledge. 

ISBN: 9780415893596     

Public Policy and Higher Education (2nd ed.). Lovell, Larson, Dean, & Longanecker. Pearson.  ISBN: 9780558414061


EDL 718 Learning and Instruction: Higher Education

The skillful teacher: on technique, trust, and responsiveness in the classroom. Brookfield, S. (2015). San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass. ISBN: 9781118450291

Discussion in the college classroom: getting your students engaged and participating in person and online. Howard, J. (2015). San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass, A Wiley Brand. ISBN: 9781118571354

The American Psychological Association. (2010). Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 6th ed. Washington, DC: American Psychological      


EDL 745 Academic Culture & Learning: K-12

School Culture Rewired, How to Define, Assess, and Transform It.  Steve Gruenert & Todd Whitaker. ASCD. ISBN 978-1-4166-1990-1

School Culture Recharged, Strategies to Energize Your Staff and Culture.Steve Gruenert & Todd Whitaker.  ASCD. ISBN 978-1-4166-2345-8


EDL 753 Strategic Planning

Surviving to Thriving: a Planning Framework for Leaders of Private colleges and Universities.  Joanne Soliday and Rick Mann.  Credo Press. 2013.           


EDL 762 Qualitative Research & Research Methods (Both K-12 & Higher Ed)

Qualitative Inquiry and Research Design: Choosing Among Five Approaches 3rd Edition. John W. Creswell. Sage Publications. ISBN: 978-1-4129-9530-6



Master of Christian Ministry


CM 5005 Theology of the Christian Life         

Bridges, Jerry and Gary Bevington. The Bookends of the Christian Life. Wheaton: Crossway, 2009. ISBN # 1433503190.

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.

Packer, J.I. Rediscovering Holiness: Know the Fullness of Life with God, reissue edition. Grand Rapids: Baker, 2009. ISBN # 9780801018138.

Tidball, Dereck. The Message of Holiness. The Bible Speaks Today series. Downers Grove: InterVaristy, 2010. ISBN # 083082412X.


CM 5333 Pastoral Ministry in the Local Congregation       

MacArthur, John F., ed. Pastoral Ministry: How to Shepherd Biblically. Nashville: Nelson, 2005. ISBN: 978-1-4185-0006-1.

Earley, Dave. Pastoral Leadership Is… Nashville: B & H, 2012.                                ISBN: 978-1-4336-7384-9.

Horner, David. A Practical Guide for Life and Ministry: Overcoming 7 Challenges Pastors Face.          Grand Rapids: Baker, 2008, ISBN: 978-0-8010-9195-7.

Croft, Brian and Cara Croft. The Pastor’s Family: Shepherding Your Family Through the Challenges of Pastoral Ministry. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2013. ISBN: 978-0-310-49509-3.


CM 5347 Christian Faith and World Religions          

Corduan, Winfried. Neighboring Faiths: A Christian Introduction to World Religions, 2nd ed. Downers Grove: IVP Academic, 2012. ISBN: 0830839704.

McDermott, Gerald R. God's Rivals: Why Has God Allowed Different Religions? Insights from the Bible and the Early Church. Downers Grove: IVP Academic, 2007. ISBN-13:978-0-8308-2564-6.

Olasky, Marvin. The Religions Next Door: What We Need to Know About Judaism, Hinduism, Buddhism, and Islam - And What Reporters Are Missing. Nashville: B & H, 2004. ISBN: 9780805431438.


CM 5334 Practicum in the Southern Baptist Convention

Brand, Chad and David Hankins. One Sacred Effort: The Cooperative Program of Southern Baptist. Nashville: B & H, 2006. ISBN: 0805431632.

George, Timothy and David S. Dockery. Theologians of the Baptist Tradition, rev. ed.  Nashville: B & H, 2001. ISBN: 0805417729.

Harper, Keith and Amy Whitfield. SBC FAQs: A Ready Reference. Nashville: B & H, 2018. ISBN: 978-1-4627-4843-3.

McDonald, Larry Steven and Matt Queen, eds. A Passion for the Great Commission: Essays in Honor of Alvin Reid. Greer, SC: Towering Oaks Books, 2014. ISBN: 9780615981154.

Norman, R. Stanton. The Baptist Way: Distinctives of a Baptist Church. Nashville: B & H, 2005. ISBN: 9780805431520.


CM 5355 Practicum in International Missions          

Koutnik, Jane.  Costa Rica - Culture Smart!: The Essential Guide to Customs & Culture, 2nd Revised edition. London: Kuperard, 2012. ISBN: 1857336658.

Elmer, Duane. Cross-Cultural Servanthood: Serving the World in Christlike Humility. Downers Grove: IVP Books, 2006. ISBN: 0-8308-3378-1.


MMED 6300 Analytic Techniques    

The Analysis of Musical Form.  James Mathes, Pearson Prentice Hall. 

ISBN:  13:  978-0-13-061863-4


MMED 5335 Teaching the Developing Singer  

Vocal Technique.  Long Grove, IL:  Waveland Prews, Inc. Davids, J & LaTour, S. (2012). ISBN:  13-978-1577667827 & 10: 1577667824


MMED 5230 Techniques for Lower String Instrument (Cello & Bass)

No Text Required: Music provided by teacher and student. 


MMED 5380  Graduate WoodWind Techniques             



MMED 5320   The Integration of Global Music into the Classroom     

THINKING MUSICALLY, 3RD ED.   Bonnie C. Wade,  New York: Oxford University Press, 2012  ISBN  9780195137804

TEACHING MUSIC GLOBALLY,   Patricia S. Campbell,  New York:  Oxford University Press, 2004,  ISBN  13 978-0195136804

 *Students should have access to GLOBAL MUSIC SERIES. This can be found in the   

   NGU Library or most public libraries. 


MUAPL 5170 Graduate Applied Woodwind private lessons (oboe and bassoon)

No Required Text

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