Master of Arts in Student Ministry/Master of Business Administration
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.
MA IN STUDENT MINISTRY PREREQUISITES
Old Testament Survey
New Testament Survey
Accounting I and II
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.
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.
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 STUDENT MINISTRY REQUIRED CURRICULUM - 30 hours (excluding prerequisites)
DISC 5302 - Biblical Servant Leadership
MBA REQUIRED CURRICULUM - 30 hours (excluding prerequisites)
ACCT 6321 - Managerial Accounting
MA in Student Ministry Required Curriculum
MBA Required Curriculum
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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