The dual degree with the Master of Arts in Ministry with a concentration in Executive Ministry along with the Master of Business Administration is designed for bridging the gap between ministry and business. It combines the strengths of the two degrees by providing expertise for church and parachurch ministry as well as business and non-profits.
Students will be enrolled in one degree at a time and will take the degrees sequentially, not in parallel. Students are responsible for the prerequisites for whichever degree they are currently enrolled. Students can only take the specifically listed dual-degree classes and cannot take additional classes beyond the three overlap classes from the other college.
Students will pay the tuition rate for the degree program that they are currently enrolled. The student must complete the first degree before beginning the second degree. Once they have completed their first degree, 18 units will be transferred into the second degree, and they will complete the last 18 units to obtain their second degree. For students who have prior theological or business training, a maximum total of 9 units may be transferred into the dual degree.
Each degree is normally 36 units. Taken separately, this would amount to 72 units. However, students who enroll in the dual-degree program have the opportunity to reduce their coursework by 25% and will complete their combined degrees in 54 units.
Online classes can be completed from anywhere in the world. Classes offer a high level of flexibility while still fostering the same high level of professor interaction, student interaction, and rigorous studies that one would expect in a traditional classroom environment.
M.A. in Ministry students can only enroll in the Executive Ministry concentration, but MBA students may select from a variety