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Master of Arts in Christian Ministry and Master of
Business Administration Dual Degree Program
David Smith, Ed.D., M.A. in Christian Ministry Director
Sandra Reid, Ph.D., M.B.A Director
Ministry in the 21st Century affords exciting opportunities for servant
leadership in a variety of business and/or ministry contexts. This dual
degree program is designed for students discerning a call to serve in
one of these unique vocational contexts, including
business or administrative church staff positions, the non-profit sector,
or entrepreneurial business or ministry endeavors on a local, national, or
global scale. By offering core course competencies from both the
M.A. in Christian Ministry and M.B.A. programs, students will be equipped to serve
with excellence in a business and/or ministry vocation.
In order to pursue a Dual Master's Degree program, the applicant must apply to, meet the existing admission requirements for, and be accepted into each of the master's degrees which comprise the dual degree program.
Note: Church Membership Requirement (for admission into the Ed.D. in Educational Leadership—all concentrations, Ph.D. in Leadership Studies’ Ministry Concentration, Master’s Ministry Degrees, and Advanced Ministry Certificate Programs): Within the last 12 months, the applicant must have been an active member of a Christian church that holds Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior and who holds solely the Old Testament and the New Testament as sacred Scripture. Click for Church Membership form.
Prerequisite course work must be satisfied for both degree programs.
- M.A. in Christian Ministry prerequisites: Old Testament Survey or THEO 5307 Old Testament Literature and Interpretation, New Testament Survey or THEO 5308 New Testament Literature and Interpretation, 3000/4000 Level Religion Course or 5000/6000 Level Theology Course
- M.B.A. prerequisites are 15 hours at the 5000-level or 27 hours at the undergraduate level.
- M.B.A. foundational courses will not be accepted if completed through correspondence, life and work experience, CLEP or other standardized testing.
||Specialized Preparation for M.A. in Christian Ministry
||Specialized Preparation for Master of Business Administration
||TOTAL Dual Degree
SPECIALIZED PREPARATION FOR M.A. IN CHRISTIAN MINISTRY
||Biblical Servant Leadership
Foundations of Christian Ministry
Shepherding in the 21st Century
Spiritual Formation and Worship
Christian History and Heritage
||Ministry Mentorship (S-L)2
|And select two courses with approval of M.A. in Christian Ministry Academic Advisor.
SPECIALIZED PREPARATION FOR MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION (30 hours)
||Quantitative Analysis for Managers
||Leadership in Management
||Strategic Management Decisions (S-L)2 (Capstone course)
||Management Information Systems
||Creative Problem Solving for Marketing Decisions (S-L)2
|And select two courses with approval of M.B.A. Academic Advisor.
2(S-L) = Course(s) with field-based service-learning component.