Master of Arts in Management/Master of Education in Higher Education


The Master of Arts in Management and the Master of Education in Higher Education Dual Degree Program is a 60-hour program. Graduates will receive a Master of Arts in Management and a Master of Education in Higher Education. The dual degree program will be most relevant to students who want strong understanding, skills, and competencies in developing leaders, organizational management, and leading educational organizations within higher education effectively from an administrative perspective.

Studies in Higher Education provide individuals who are interested in a variety of areas in higher education with the opportunity to explore the various facets of post-secondary institutions. The purpose of the dual degree is to prepare students for successful and rewarding careers in a global business environment in leadership and management vocations. Faculty and staff members work closely with students to equip them with the knowledge and skills for future employment and leadership opportunities. The dual degree will give students the best of both worlds as the concepts are intertwined and integrated from a Christian perspective.

Individuals who are interested in higher education administration, student personnel work, university advancement, or teaching at the college level will enhance their immediate value to an organization with heightened leadership and analytical skill abilities developed within the course of study. Individuals sensing God’s calling to be in higher education in any of these areas, or those who are in business organizations and who feel called to serve in higher education administration, will be greatly benefitted by the dual degree.


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.

MA in Management foundational courses

(The courses listed below are requisites and may be satisfied through undergraduate credit.)

Courses listed in brackets are the undergraduate classes which may fulfill the foundational course requirements. These courses do not satisfy the 36-credit-hour requirement of the MA in Management program.

FINA 51.521 - Foundations of Finance [FINA 3301 Corporate Financial Management]

MANA 51.521 - Management Theory [MANA 3301 Principles of Management]

MANA 51.522 - Business Legal Environment [MANA 3308 Business and Public Law]

MANA 51.523 - Critical Thinking, Research, and Writing

MANA 6303 - Research and Statistics [MANA 3305 Management Statistics may be used if already taken. Otherwise, MANA 6303 must be taken.] (General and HR Concentrations only)

MSITM 51.525 - Programming Fundamentals (or equivalent)

MRKT 51.521 - Marketing Concepts [MRKT 3301 Principles of Marketing]

MA IN MANAGEMENT REQUIRED CURRICULUM - 30 hours (excluding requisites)


Credit hours

Required Curriculum


MANA 6310 - Leading Innovation
MANA 6320 - Business Ethics
MANA 6323 - Human Resource Strategy (S-L)*

MANA 6333 - Managing Operations Technologies

MANA 6358 - Business Negotiation and Conflict Resolution
MANA 6360 - Managerial Strategy and Implementation (S-L)* (Capstone)

MANA 6370 - Innovative Leadership (S-L)
PROJ 6301 - Organizing the Project and Its Components

Select two courses from MA in Management concentrations with approval of Program Director or Academic Advisor.

MED IN HIGHER EDUCATION REQUIRED CURRICULUM - 30 hours (excluding requisites)


Credit hours

Required Curriculum


HIED 5300 - College and University Administration
HIED 6310 - Legal Aspects and Finances in Higher Education
HIED 6311 - Access and Equity in Higher Education

HIED 6320 - Practicum in Higher Education (S-L)*
HIED 6330 - Research Methods in Higher Education
HIED 6340 - History and Philosophy of Higher Education
HIED 6361 - Teaching, Learning, and Student Development
LTEC 6303 - Technology Tools for Learning

MAL 6301 - Christian Worldview of Leadership

MAL 6304 - Leadership Communication


30 hours

MA in Management Required Curriculum

30 hours

MED in Higher Education 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.


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