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 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.

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

MBA FOUNDATIONAL REQUIREMENTS 

As the MBA is a generalist master's business program designed to meet the further educational needs of the broadest range of working professionals with potentially non-business-related undergraduate degrees, no foundational courses are required.  

Nevertheless, three-session self-study requisite courses are included with certain MBA courses and are designed to specifically prepare non-business graduates for the requirements of the MBA level course. The requirement for a student to complete a requisite course is determined by the MBA Program Director. All requisites must be completed by the end of the third semester and before continuation to the balance of the MBA program.  The requisite courses carry no credit or tuition fees. The pass to proceed threshold is 85%. 

BASIC CONCEPT REQUISITES POLICY

The following table indicates the criteria by which decisions are normally made in relation to prerequisite exemptions. 

BuSINESS GRADUATE APPLICANTS

nON-BuSINESS GRADUTE APPLICANTS

Business Experience

Accounting/Finance

Business Experience

Non-Accounting/Finance

Business Experience

Accounting/Finance

Business Experience

Non-Accounting/Finance

Basic Concepts in Accounting

Exempt

Exempt/Non-Exempt*

Exempt/Non-Exempt*

Non-Exempt

Basic Concepts in Finance

Exempt

Exempt/Non-Exempt*

Exempt/Non-Exempt*

Non-Exempt

Basic Concepts in Quantitative Analysis

Exempt

Non-Exempt

Non-Exempt

Non-Exempt

Basic Concepts in Business Economics

Exempt

Non-Exempt

Non-Exempt

Non-Exempt

Basic Concepts in Business Law

Exempt

Non-Exempt

Non-Exempt

Non-Exempt

*Subject to an evaluation of the particulars of both education and experience.

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 - 31.5 hours (excluding requisites)

course

Credit hours

Required Curriculum

31.5

Basic Concepts Courses as required

ACCT 6321 - Managerial Accounting (Requisite: see Foundational Requirements. Self-study three-week requisite course passed with a minimum of 85% course grade.)
FINA 6301 - Corporate Finance (Requisite: see Foundational Requirements. Self-study three-week requisite course passed with a minimum of 85% course grade.)

MANA 51.523 - Critical Thinking, Research, and Writing
MANA 6302 - Quantitative Analysis and Modeling for Decision-Making (Requisite: see Foundational Requirements. Self-study three-week requisite course passed with a minimum of 85% course grade.)
MANA 6310 - Leading Innovation

MANA 6341 - Strategic Management Decisions (S-L)* (MBA Capstone course - must be taken in the last core semester in the program.)

MANA 6344 - MBA Program Capstone Course (Requisite:  Course may not be started until beginning of next to last semester of the program. Completion of 25.5 credit hours at a minimum mean of 3.0 GPA.)
MISM 6314 - Management Information Systems
MRKT 6301 - Advanced Marketing Strategies (S-L)
Select two courses from MBA concentrations with approval of Program Director

TOTAL HOURS

30 hours

MA in Leadership Required Curriculum

31.5 hours

MBA Required Curriculum

61.5 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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