EGL students will learn the entrepreneurial spirit, real business practices, and effective leadership skills for a global marketplace from actual entrepreneurs and business leaders. It is no understatement to say that our nation was built and is sustained by entrepreneurs who represent the backbone of the U.S. economy. Students in this concentration will gain skills and knowledge that will serve them throughout their entire life. Perhaps most importantly, they will reflect upon how they, as a future leaders, can honor God through their work and leadership on a global platform.



EGL Dean John Khouri joins Village Christian with over 20 years in business and education. He has taught business and marketing courses at Emerson College, Newbury College and at The International Diplomacy Institute in Los Angeles. He currently develops civics curricula and conducts teacher training as a member of the Reagan Presidential Library Education Committee. In the media and technology industries, Mr. Khouri has worked for some of the biggest brands in the world including Apple, Warner Bros., and Yahoo, and he has been an advisor and board member to multiple start-ups and NPOs. Mr. Khouri has an MA from Emerson College, a BA from Brandeis University, and a certificate from the Annenberg Alchemy Leadership Program at USC. In addition, he teaches government and economics at Village.

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“The EGL program provided me with opportunities to explore my career interests earlier than most, while gaining valuable insights into the business world. I personally benefitted tremendously from both its curriculum and the activities I was involved in, like the annual ‘Big Pitch’ competition and the incredible New York Business Plunge. EGL played a major role in my decision to study business in the future, and the experiences I had throughout high school made my application stand out during the college admissions process.”

Matt Ross, Class of 2015
USC, Marshall Business School student

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