Master of Arts in Leadership/Master of Business Administration

DUAL DEGREE

The Master of Arts in Leadership and Master of Business Administration Dual Degree is a 60-hour program. The program is designed to provide students with an integrated approach to leading and managing in an organizational context. Students will have the benefit of learning both management and leadership theory, as well as practical applications for the real world. The combined course load for the program will give students a strong foundation in key management skills (such as accounting, finance, and management information systems) as well as the soft skills (such as leadership communication, emotional intelligence, collaboration, and leading change) required for effective leadership in organizations. Additionally, a key focus of this dual degree will be to teach students how to effectively apply principles of Christian leadership in their professional careers.

ADMISSION

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.

MBA REQUISITES

Accounting I and II
or
ACCT 5311 - Survey of Accounting

Business and Public Law
or
MANA 51.522 - Business Legal Environment

Microeconomics and Macroeconomics
or
ECON 5311 - Managerial Economics

Financial Management
or
FINA 51.521 - Foundations of Finance

Principles of Management
or
MANA 51.521 - Management Theory

Principles of Marketing
or
MRKT 51.521 - Marketing Concepts

Statistics
or
MANA 6303 - Research and Statistics

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

NOTE: The requisites above may be satisfied if the student has completed undergraduate courses that the MBA Program Director deems to be equivalent to the ones listed above. In order to satisfy this requirement, students must have attained a grade of B or above in the course(s).

MBA foundational courses will not be accepted if completed through correspondence, life and work experience, CLEP or other standardized testing. 

Master of Arts in Leadership must have a conferred bachelor’s degree.

PROGRAM CONTINUANCE

Continuance in each 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 LEADERSHIP REQUIRED CURRICULUM - 30 hours (excluding requisites)

course

Credit hours

Required Curriculum

30

MAL 5301 - Introduction to Leadership

MAL 5302 - Vision-Casting and Leading Change
MAL 5304 - Crisis Leadership

MAL 5308 - Great Leaders in History
MAL 5309 - Leadership Across Boundaries: Travel Study
MAL 6301 - Christian Worldview of Leadership
MAL 6303 - Leadership in Conflict and Adversity
MAL 6305 - Relational Leadership and Emotional Intelligence
MAL 6306 - Cross-Cultural and Global Leadership
MAL 6307 - Mentored Leadership Internship (S-L)*

MBA REQUIRED CURRICULUM - 30 hours (excluding requisites)

course

Credit hours

Required Curriculum

30

ACCT 6321 - Managerial Accounting
COMA 6307 - Communication Leadership for Groups 
FINA 6301 - Corporate Finance
MANA 6302 - Quantitative Analysis for Managers
MANA 6311 - Global Initiatives in Management
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 the Graduate School of Business Curriculum with the approval of the MBA Director.

Six (6) hours of the MA in Leadership Required Curriculum serve as electives for the MBA Required Curriculum.

TOTAL HOURS

30 hours

MA in Leadership Required Curriculum

30 hours

MBA Required Curriculum

60 hours

TOTAL Dual Degree (excluding requisites)

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

Refer to individual course descriptions for course requisites.

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

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