Master of Arts in Children’s Ministry/Master of Business Administration
DUAL DEGREE PROGRAM
The Master of Arts in Children’s Ministry and Master of Business Administration degree program provides Christ-centered graduate-level education to prepare servant leaders for children’s ministry leadership by integrating a strong foundation in Children’s Ministry and Business Administration.
This dual degree program is an attractive option for those students who have a strong desire to serve in children’s ministry but will also serve in the administration of weekday ministries, nonprofit organizations, or advocacy programs for children. The MBA provides the strong business foundation needed for strategic administration of all types of ministry programs, while the MA in Children’s Ministry prepares the student for ministry specific to children and their families.
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.
MA in Children’s 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.
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 CHILDREN'S 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 Children's Ministry Required Curriculum
MBA Required Curriculum
TOTAL Dual Degree (excluding prerequisites)
+ Prerequisite: MACH 6311, MACH 6312
(S-L)=Course(s) with field-based service-learning component.
Refer to individual course descriptions for course requisites.
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