Master of Arts in Leadership/Master of Business Administration
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Dale Meinecke, Ph.D., M.A. in Leadership Program Director
Sandra Reid, Ph.D., M.B.A. Program Director
The Master of Arts in Leadership and Master of Business Administration Dual Degree is a 60-hour program. The program is designed to provide students with an integrated approach to leading and managing in an organizational context. Students will have the benefit of learning both management and leadership theory, as well as practical applications for the real world. The combined course load for the program will give students a strong foundation in key management skills (such as accounting, finance, and management information systems) as well as the soft skills (such as leadership communication, emotional intelligence, collaboration, and leading change) required for effective leadership in organizations. Additionally, a key focus of this dual degree will be to teach students how to effectively apply principles of Christian leadership in their professional careers.
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: The prerequisites above may be satisfied if the student has completed undergraduate courses that the MBA Program Director deems to be equivalent to the ones listed above. In order to satisfy this requirement, students must have attained a grade of B or above in the course(s).
- MBA foundational courses will not be accepted if completed through correspondence, life and work experience, CLEP, or other standardized testing.
- Master of Arts in Leadership must have a conferred bachelor's degree.
Continuance in each program past the first twelve (12) hours is pending submission of a satisfactory score on the Miller Analogies Test (MAT) or Graduate Record Examinations® (GRE®).
REQUIRED SHARED CURRICULUM - 6 hours (excluding prerequisites)
M.A. IN LEADERSHIP REQUIRED CURRICULUM - 30 hours (excluding prerequisites)
||Biblical Servant Leadership
||Vision-Casting and Leading Change
||Great Leaders in History
||Revolutionary Power: Leadership in the Lives of the Founding Fathers
||Christian Worldview of Leadership
||Leadership in Conflict and Adversity
|Relational Leadership and Emotional
||Cross-Cultural and Global Leadership
||Mentored Leadership Internship
M.B.A. REQUIRED CURRICULUM - 24 hours (excluding prerequisites)
|Communication Leadership for Groups
||Quantitative Analysis for Managers
|Global Initiatives in Management
|Strategic Management Decisions (S-L)* (Capstone course)
||Management Information Systems
||Creative Problem Solving for Marketing Decisions (S-L)*
|Six (6) hours of the M.A. in Leadership Required Curriculum serve as electives for the M.B.A. Required Curriculum.
TOTAL HOURS DUAL DEGREE
| 6 hours
||Required Shared Curriculum
| 30 hours
||M.A. in Leadership Required Curriculum
||M.B.A. Required Curriculum
||TOTAL Dual Degree (excluding prerequisites)
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