Master of Business Administration/Master of Education in Higher Education

DUAL DEGREE

The dual Master of Education in Higher Education and Master of Business Administration degree is a 60-hour, non-thesis program. The program consists of a Higher Education required curriculum of 30 hours and a Master of Business Administration required curriculum of 30 hours. 

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 Master of Business Administration is to prepare students for successful and rewarding careers in a global business environment regardless of their chosen vocation. 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 development/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 MBA course of study. Individuals sensing God’s calling to be in higher education in any of these areas, or those who are in business and who feel called to serve in higher education administration, will be greatly benefitted by the MBA and MED in Higher Education dual degree.

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 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 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®).

MBA REQUIRED CURRICULUM - 31.5 hours (excluding requisites)

course

Credit hours

Required Curriculum

31.5

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 6320 - Business Ethics
MANA 6314 - Organizational Change and Development
MANA 6341 - Strategic Management Decisions (S-L)* (MBA Capstone course - must be taken in the last core semester in the program.)
MISM 6314 - Management Information Systems
MRKT 6301 - Advanced Marketing Strategies (S-L)
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.)

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

course

Credit hours

Required Curriculum

30

HIED 5300 - College and University Administration
HIED 6310 - Legal Aspects and Finance 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
HIED - Choose two (2) additional HIED courses with Director approval.

MAL 6301 - Christian Worldview of Leadership

TOTAL HOURS

31.5 hours

MBA Required Curriculum

30 hours

MED in Higher Education 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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