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About Master of Divinity and Master of Business Administration Dual Degree

A dual degree student will graduate with two master's degrees in less time than it would take to complete those degrees individually. The dual degree Master of Divinity and Master of Business Administration combines the theological, biblical, and pastoral training of a Master of Divinity with business and organizational leadership training that focuses on the values of stewardship, sustainability, justice, and social entrepreneurship.

Admissions Requirements

Students must be admitted to both the seminary and the MBA program to be enrolled in this dual degree program. Students may fill out one application for both programs but are strongly encouraged to communicate how they will integrate the two degrees.

The Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) is the preferred entrance exam for the MBA. Other graduate exams may also be considered, and no entrance exam is required for students already in possession of a graduate degree. Candidates who do not have a background in business may need to take a few prerequisite courses (offered by EMU); all prerequisites may also be waived with a strong GMAT score.

Degree Requirements (106 credits)

  • 70 semester hours of study in the Master of Divinity program (45 hours of core curriculum and 25 electives)
  • 36 semester hours in the MBA program (21 hours of core curriculum, 9 hours of integrative electives, and 6 hours of MBA electives)
  • FS 501 Formation in God’s Story I (3 SH)
  • FS 502 Formation in God’s Story II (3 SH)
  • FS 601 Formation in Ministry I (3 SH)
  • FS 602 Formation in Ministry II (3 SH)
  • BVOT 511 Old Testament: Text in Context (3 SH)
  • BVNT 512 New Testament: Text in Context (3 SH)
  • CTH 501 Christian Tradition I (3 SH)
  • CTH 512 Christian Tradition II (3 SH)
  • CTT 634 Living Theology (3 SH)
  • CM 643 Missio Dei in Cultural Context (3 SH)
  • CTE 702 Christian Ethics (3 SH)
  • 12 hours of Biblical languages or the alternate language track

Suggested Seminary electives 

  • BVG 541 (MBA 541) Biblical Foundations for Justice and Peacebuilding (3 SH)
  • CTE 640 Topics in Ethics (3 SH)
  • MOL 620: Transformative Leadership in Dynamic Contexts (3 SH)
  • Other electives to total 25 SH
  • MBA 629 Data Analytics (3 SH)
  • MBA 640 Managerial Finance and Accounting II (3 SH)

  • MBA 650 Sustainable Organizations for the Common Good (Costa Rica Capstone Course) (3 SH)

  • OLS 510 Leadership & Management for the Common Good (3 SH)

  • OLS 515 Introduction to Leadership Studies (3 SH)

  • OLS 530 Organizational Behavior (3 SH)

  • OLS 540 Managerial Finance and Accounting I (3 SH)

MBA electives
Choose 6 SH from among the following:

  • MBA 555 Human Resource Management (3 SH)

  • MBA 560 Stewardship, Innovation, and Social Entrepreneurship (3 SH)

  • MBA 625 Strategic Marketing Management (3 SH)

  • OLS 560 Leadership Seminar (3 SH)
  • OLS 665/670 Project Management and Grant Writing/Intrapreneurship (3 SH)

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