Academic Catalog 2020-2021

Master of Divinity/Master of Business Administration

MDIV HOURS  63
MBA HOURS 36
TOTAL PROGRAM HOURS 99

The MDiv/MBA program is designed to enhance the administrative skills and expertise of ministers by permitting them to earn a second degree, the MBA, instead of the usual MDiv concentration. The program has three potential student populations in view: (1) the minister who desires greater expertise in business administration, (2) the church administrator in a large church, or (3) the bi-vocational minister.

An undergraduate business degree is not required for admission to the Master of Business Administration program, but specific prerequisite course material is required. A minimum grade of “C” is required for all prerequisites. The following general business prerequisites are required.


Accounting Principles I

Accounting Principles II

Principles of Finance

Microeconomics

Macroeconomics

Principles of Marketing

Information Systems or Excel proficiency

Business Statistics

Management Science

Student Learning Outcomes

A student completing the dual-degree Master of Divinity/Master of Business Administration will:

  1. Develop skills in administrative leadership, budgeting, and personnel management;
  2. Be able to fund bi-vocational ministry; and
  3. Develop skills as an entrepreneur.

Program Requirements

Foundation Courses (3-9 hours)

These courses are offered to satisfy some or all required prerequisites.
BADM 501Foundations of Accounting and Finance

3

BADM 502Foundations of Marketing and Economics

3

BADM 503Foundations of Management Science and Statistical Methods

3

MBA Requirements (30 hours)

ACCT 600Managerial Accounting

3

BADM 610Managerial Economics

3

BADM 620Managerial Finance

3

BADM 625Marketing Management

3

BADM 630Organizational Behavior

3

BADM 633Entrepreneurial Management

3

BADM 635Production Research and Operations Management

3

BADM 640Business Law and Ethics

3

INTL 650International Business

3

BADM 690Strategic Management (MBA Capstone Course)

3

MDiv Requirements (63 hours)

Biblical Studies electives

6

Historical/Theological Electives

3

Practical Ministry electives

3

MDiv Core

51

Total Credit Hours: 99