FAQ – Frequently Asked Questions

Additional Course Work Criteria
General Problems Encountered by Examiners
Language Options
Who can Apply?


Powerhouse College use Team Impact Christian University programmes and courses accredited by Theological Accreditation International (TAI).  TAI is a non-governmental accreditation, extended exclusively to private Christian institutions upon inspection and approval of their programmes, operations and integrity. TAI is one of the largest accreditation agencies world-wide and accredits Christian Universities, Theological Seminaries and Bible Schools in over 30 nations.

The purpose of accreditation is to:

  1. Certify that an institution has met the established standards of excellence
  2. Assist prospective students in identifying reputable institutions, which offer degree programmes that will meet their needs and goals
  3. Allow institutions to evaluate the acceptability of transfer credits into their own curricula programmes

Disclaimer Statement

Powerhouse College programmes and courses meet the requirements established by many private, independent, and professional associations. Various regionally or nationally accredited Christian universities, colleges and seminaries throughout the United States may accept transfer students, credits and degrees from Team Impact University. Transferability of credits earned at Team Impact Christian University and transferred to another institution is at the discretion of the receiving institution.

Additional Course work Criteria

Students are required to adhere to the following criteria in all course work/papers submitted for grading:

  1. Paragraphing format: there needs to be a space between paragraphs or each paragraph should be indented.
  2. Use of footnotes: number the research at the end of the sentence, footnote the numbered sentence at the bottom of each page, show the source, author, date, and page number.
  3. Use of end notes: number the research and at the end of each chapter, show the number, the source, the author, date, and page number.
  4. Use quotation marks before the quote and after the quote for ALL quoted materials. You should not quote pages and pages, the quotes should be short and concise and not used too often.
  5. Bibliography: list in alphabetical order; cite the author, the book title, the publisher, and the copyright dates,

General Problems Encountered by Examiners

Examiners have observed the following problems concerning MBA and DBA course work submitted by students:

  1. Lack of footnotes, endnotes, and quotation marks.
  2. Spacing requirements are not adhered to.
  3. Some papers do not have the required number of research references, e.g. the requirement for MBA students is no less than 10 books/sources for course and 30 – 50 for the technical report (thesis).
  4. Much of the research is obviously borrowed from other sources and not given the proper documentation and credit.
  5. Several of the papers do not follow the proper standards of citation of research.
  6. Some papers express too much opinion that is not being validated through research or scriptural principles.
  7. Some technical papers are “good” research papers but are not a “thesis”, posting a hypothesis, proving or disproving by research, and arriving at a practical and applicable conclusion.

Language options

The Christian DBA and MBA programme is available in English only. It is therefore vitally important that the candidate has an above average comprehension of the English language and is able to demonstrate oral and written fluency.

Who can apply?

Applications of all people, of all ages, of all races and of both genders, including people with disabilities, are invited to apply, provided the admission requirement criteria has been met.