Master of Divinity - Master of Business Administration

General

Program Description

Master of Divinity - Master of Business Administration


The M.Div./M.B.A. program is housed in the School of Divinity and requires completion of the 60-hour core, 6 hours biblical studies electives, 6 hours historical/theological electives, 3 hours practical ministry electives of the M.Div. degree and the 36-hour M.B.A. degree. This degree is designed to offer ministry students the opportunity to gain additional skills and expertise in areas that will enhance the students' ministry. Students will register for these courses through the Divinity School and will be awarded the dual degrees upon completion of the requirements for both degrees.


Purpose


The M.Div./M.B.A. program is designed to enhance the administrative skills and expertise of ministers by permitting them to earn a second degree, the M.B.A., instead of the usual M.Div. concentration.


The program has three potential student populations in view:

  • The minister who desires greater expertise in business administration
  • The church administrator in a large church
  • The bi-vocational minister


Foundational courses in accounting, microeconomics, statistics, finance, and microcomputers are pre-requisite to the program. Students lacking academic preparation in these areas may take accelerated non-credit courses at the University to satisfy these requirements (see the M.B.A. section of this catalog for course descriptions).

Last updated January 2018

About the School

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