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M.A. in Student Ministry and
Master of Business Administration
Chris Shirley, Ph.D., M.A. in Student Ministry Program Director
Sandra Reid, Ph.D., Master of Business Administration Program Director
Student ministers pursue the Master of Arts in Student Ministry and the Master of Arts in Business Administration dual degree to obtain and strengthen the skills and competencies needed to be effective in student ministry leadership roles such as student ministers in the local church, leaders of student ministry para-church organizations, and/or global student ministry. In addition, while the vast majority of students admitted to this unique dual degree program may already be serving in a ministry or believe they are called to serve, students include those who have started a business career and subsequently sense a call to the ministry.
M.A. IN STUDENT 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
Accounting I and II or ACCT 5311 Survey of Accounting
Business Law or MANA 51.522 Business Legal Environment
Microeconomics and Macroeconomics or ECON 5311 Managerial Economics
Financial Management or FINA 51.521 Foundations of Finance
Principles of Management or MANA 51.521 Management Theory
Principles of Marketing or MRKT 51.521 Marketing Concepts
Statistics or MANA 6303 Research and Statistics
BUAD 5301 Orientation to American Business Technology and Culture (for International students only).
Prerequisites 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.
Continuance in the program past the first 12 hours is pending submission of a satisfactory score on the Miller Analogies Test (MAT) or Graduate Record Examinations® (GRE®).
M.A. in Student Ministry Required Curriculum - 30 hours (excluding prerequisites)
||Biblical Servant Leadership
||Ministry with Students
||Student Cultural Issues
||Student Ministry in a Global Context
||Developing Student Ministry Lay Leaders (S-L)*
||Spiritual Formation and Worship
||Christian History and Heritage
||Ministry Mentorship (S-L)*
|Six (6) hours of the M.B.A. Required Curriculum serve as electives for the M.A. in Student Ministry Required Curriculum.
M.B.A. Required Curriculum - 30 hours (excluding prerequisites)
||Quantitative Analysis for Managers
||Leadership in Management
||Strategic Management Decisions (Capstone course) (S-L)*
||Management Information Systems
||Creative Problem Solving for Marketing
|Select two courses from M.B.A. concentrations with approval of Program Director or Academic Advisor.
|Six (6) hours of the M.A. in Student Ministry Required Curriculum serve as electives for the M.B.A. Required Curriculum.
*(S-L)=Course(s) with field-based service-learning component.
|| M.A. in Student Ministry Required Curriculum
||M.B.A. Required Curriculum
|| TOTAL Dual Degree (excluding prerequisites)
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