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Master of Arts in Children's Ministry and Master of Business Administration Dual Degree Program
Shelly Melia, Ph.D., M.A. in Children's Ministry Program Director
Sandra Reid, Ph.D., M.B.A. Program Director
The purpose of the dual Master of Arts in Children's Ministry and Master of Business Administration degree program is to provide Christ-centered graduate level education to prepare servant leaders for children's ministry leadership by integrating a strong foundation in Children's Ministry and Business Administration.
This dual degree program is an attractive option for those students who have a strong desire to serve in children's ministry, but will also serve in the administration of weekday ministries, non-profit organizations, or advocacy programs for children. The M.B.A. provides the strong business foundation needed for strategic administration of all types of ministry programs, while the M.A. in Children's Ministry prepares the student for ministry specific to children and their families.
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.
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
Master of Business Administration prerequisites are 15 hours at the 5000-level or 27 hours at the undergraduate level.
1Prerequisites may be met with equivalent courses from another institution and do not count toward degree completion.
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.
||Specialized Preparation for M.A. in Children's Ministry
||Specialized Preparation for M.B.A.
SPECIALIZED PREPARATION FOR M.A. IN CHILDREN'S MINISTRY (30 hours)
*Prerequisites MACH 6311 and MACH 6312
SPECIALIZED PREPARATION FOR MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION (30 hours)
||Quantitative Analysis for Managers
||Leadership in Management
||Management Information Systems
||Creative Problem Solving for Marketing Decisions (S-L)2
||Strategic Management Decisions (S-L)2(Capstone)
|And select two courses with approval of MBA Academic Advisor.
2(S-L) = Course(s) with a field-based service-learning component
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