Master of Arts in Theological Studies/Master of Business Administration

DUAL DEGREE

Those called to pastoral ministry and other ministry-related leadership vocations in the 21st century are well-advised to have an understanding of the “business side” of their particular ministry context. The MA in Theological Studies/MBA dual degree program is creatively designed to address the unique needs of current and potential students who are seeking graduate-level education and training in the areas of ministry and business administration.

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.

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.

Graduate School of Ministry Portfolio

Dallas Baptist University’s Ministry Degree Programs seek to provide an academic experience that enables all candidates to engage and impact Christian Ministries of the 21st century. The Portfolio is designed to be an individualized collection of documents that represent the candidate’s preparation for future ministry positions, demonstrating the candidate’s ongoing knowledge, skills, and ministry experiences.   

The Graduate School of Ministry provides candidates the opportunity for self-reflection through the compilation of documents in an electronic Portfolio. Documents in the Portfolio may include Signature Assignments, Resume, and Philosophy of Ministry among others.  

Throughout the program, the candidate will collect designated documents and upload them to the Portfolio within Blackboard. The Portfolio will be used to assess development as the candidate proceeds through their designated ministry program.  It is the candidate’s responsibility to meet with their GSOM Program Director to discuss the Portfolio required documents prior to graduation.

MA IN THEOLOGICAL STUDIES REQUISITES

  • Old Testament Survey 

  • New Testament Survey

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)

Requisites 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.

PROGRAM CONTINUANCE

Continuance in the program past the first 12 is pending submission of a satisfactory score on the Miller Analogies Test (MAT) or Graduate Record Examinations® (GRE®).

MA IN THEOLOGICAL STUDIES REQUIRED CURRICULUM- 30 hours (excluding requisites)

course

Credit hours

Required Curriculum

30

MINS 5302 - Ministry Research and Writing Across Media

MINS 5303 - Foundations of Spiritual Life

MINS 6305 - Ministry Mentorship (S-L)
THEO 5307 - Old Testament Literature and Interpretation
THEO 5308 - New Testament Literature and Interpretation
THEO 5313 - Applied Hermeneutics
THEO 6305 - Christian History and Heritage
THEO 6306 - Systematic Theology
Select two courses from the
MA in Theological Studies with approval of Program Director or Academic Advisor.
Six (6) hours of the MBA Required Curriculum serve as electives for the MA in Theological Studies Required Curriculum.

MBA REQUIRED CURRICULUM - 30 hours (excluding requisites)

course

Credit hours

Required Curriculum

30

ACCT 6321 - Managerial Accounting
FINA 6301 - Corporate Finance
MANA 6302 - Quantitative Analysis for Managers
MANA 6310 - Leadership in Management
MANA 6320 - Business Ethics
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 MBA concentrations with approval of Program Director or Academic Advisor.
Six (6) hours of the MA in Theological Studies Required Curriculum serve as electives for the MBA Required Curriculum.

TOTAL HOURS

30 hours

MA in Theological Studies 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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