Academic Catalog 2019-2020

Divinity/Business Administration, Master of Divinity/Master of Business Administration

(108 Hours)

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

Program Requirements

Foundation courses are offered to satisfy some or all of the general business prerequisites.

BADM 501Foundations of Accounting and Finance

3

BADM 502Foundations of Marketing and Economics

3

BADM 503Foundations of Management Science and Statistical Methods

3

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 bivocational ministry; and
  3. Develop skills as an entrepreneur.

MBA Requirements

MBA Core

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

Restricted MBA Electives

6

MDiv Requirements

Biblical Studies Electives

6

Historical/Theological Electives

3

Practical Ministry Electives

3

MDiv Core

60

Total Credit Hours: 108