Liberty Gets Down to Business
Along with the new building, three new centers of study join the lineup of programs at Liberty University’s School of Business. The Center for Financial Literacy (CFL), Center for Entrepreneurship (CFE) and Center for Cyber Excellence (CCE) are new additions to the School of Business.
Executive Director for the CFL Stacie Rhodes explained the plans for the center.
“The center is partnering with Ron Blue, founder of the largest Christian financial planning firm in the country,” Rhodes said. “He is grounded in his faith and has created a model and curriculum that was developed from biblical financial wisdom.”
The center is dedicated to educating students and those in the community and helping them understand the importance of being financially literate, as well as helping them accomplish financial literacy. In addition, the center will help students understand the importance of finances from a biblical perspective.
The CFE provides students with opportunities to give their ideas a starting board. Students will learn how to effectively run a business and gain knowledge needed after graduation. Lessons learned in the School of Business and CFE can prevent failures in the careers of students after graduation, allowing them to graduate prepared for the job search with knowledge gained from hands-on experience.
The CCE, under the direction of Executive Director Dr. Allen Harper, has been designated as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education by the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security.
“If you have a degree (in cybersecurity), there’s 300,000 employers looking for you,” Harper said.
According to Liberty’s website, the School of Business is expected to finish completion in the spring of 2019.