Master of Arts in Christian Ministry/Master of Business Administration


Ministry in the 21st Century affords exciting opportunities for servant leadership in a variety of business and/or ministry contexts. This dual degree program is designed for students discerning a call to serve in one of these unique vocational contexts, including business or administrative church staff positions, the nonprofit sector, or entrepreneurial business or ministry endeavors on a local, national, or global scale. By offering core course competencies from both the Master of Arts in Christian Ministry and Master of Business Administration programs, students will be equipped to serve with excellence in their chosen field of business or ministry vocation.


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.

Note:  Church Membership Requirement (for admission into the EDD in Educational Leadership—all concentrations, PHD 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.


  • Old Testament Survey

  • New Testament Survey

Prerequisites may be met with equivalent courses from another institution or from a passing grade on the GSOM Old Testament and New Testament equivalency exams and do not count toward degree completion.


Accounting I and II
ACCT 5311 - Survey of Accounting

Business and Public Law
MANA 51.522 - Business Legal Environment

Microeconomics and Macroeconomics
ECON 5311 - Managerial Economics

Financial Management
FINA 51.521 - Foundations of Finance

Principles of Management
MANA 51.521 - Management Theory

Principles of Marketing
MRKT 51.521 - Marketing Concepts

MANA 6303 - Research and Statistics

BUAD 5301 - Orientation to American Business Techniques and Culture (for International Students only)

Prerequisites may be met with equivalent courses from another institution and do not count toward degree completion.


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®).

MA IN CHRISTIAN MINISTRY REQUIRED CURRICULUM - 30 hours (excluding prerequisites)


Credit hours

Required Curriculum


DISC 5302 - Biblical Servant Leadership
GSOM 6310 - Ministry Mentorship (S-L)*
MACM 5301 - Foundations of Christian Ministry
MACM 6309 - Shepherding in the 21st Century
THEO 5313 - Applied Hermeneutics
THEO 6305 - Christian History and Heritage
THEO 6306 - Systematic Theology
WORS 6303 - Spiritual Formation and Worship
Select two courses (6 hours) from the Graduate School of Ministry with approval of Program Director.
Six (6) hours of the MBA Required Curriculum served as electives for the MA in Christian Ministry Required Curriculum.

MBA REQUIRED CURRICULUM - 30 hours (excluding prerequisites)


Credit hours

Required Curriculum


ACCT 6321 - Managerial Accounting
FINA 6301 - Corporate Finance
MANA 6302 - Quantitative Analysis for Managers
MANA 6310 - Leadership in Management
MANA 6320 - Business Ethics
MANA 6341 - Strategic Management Decisions (S-L)* (Capstone course)
MISM 6314 - Management Information Systems
MRKT 6301 - Creative Problem Solving for Marketing Decisions (S-L)*
Select two courses from MBA concentrations with approval of Program Director or Academic Advisor.
Six (6) hours of the MA in Christian Ministry Required Curriculum serve as electives for the MBA Required Curriculum.


30 hours

MA in Christian Ministry Required Curriculum

30 hours

MBA Required Curriculum

60 hours

TOTAL Dual Degree (excluding prerequisites)

(S-L)=Course(s) with field-based service-learning component.

Refer to individual course descriptions for course requisites.


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