The MBA/M.Div. is designed to offer ministry students the opportunity to gain additional skills and expertise in areas that will enhance the students’ ministry.

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Master of Divinity/Master of Business Administration

The M.Div./M.B.A. program is housed in the School of Divinity and requires completion of the 60 hour core, 6 hours biblical studies electives, 6 hours historical/theological electives, 3 hours practical ministry electives of the M.Div. degree and the 36-hour M.B.A. degree. This degree is designed to offer ministry students the opportunity to gain additional skills and expertise in areas that will enhance the students' ministry. Students will register for these courses through the Divinity School and will be awarded the dual degrees upon completion of the requirements for both degrees.

 

Purpose

The M.Div./M.B.A. program is designed to enhance the administrative skills and expertise of ministers by permitting them to earn a second degree, the M.B.A., instead of the usual M.Div. concentration.

The program has three potential student populations in view:

  1. The minister who desires greater expertise in business administration
  2. The church administrator in a large church
  3. The bi-vocational minister

 

Foundational courses in accounting, microeconomics, statistics, finance, and microcomputers are pre-requisite to the program. Students lacking academic preparation in these areas may take accelerated non-credit courses at the University to satisfy these requirements (see the M.B.A. section of this catalog for course descriptions).

 

Course Requirements

M.B.A. Requirements

            BADM 600: Managerial Accounting (3 hrs.)
            BADM 610: Managerial Economics (3 hrs.)
            BADM 620: Managerial Finance (3 hrs.)
            BADM 625: Marketing Management (3 hrs.)
            BADM 630: Organizational Behavior (3 hrs.)
            BADM 633: Entrepreneurial Management (3 hrs.)
            BADM 635: Production Research and Operations Management (3 hrs.)
            BADM 640: Business Law and Ethics (3 hrs.)
            BADM 650: International Business (3 hrs.)
            BADM 690: Strategic Management (3 hrs.)

            Restricted M.B.A. Electives (6 hrs.)

MBA Total: 36 semester hours

 

M.Div Requirements

A. Biblical Studies (18 hrs.)

            DSOT 100: Old Testament I (3 hrs.)

            DSOT 101: Old Testament II (3 hrs.)

            DSNT 100: New Testament I (3 hrs.)

            DSNT 101: New Testament II (3 hrs.)

            DSGK 100: Greek I (3 hrs.)

            DSHB 100: Hebrew I (3 hrs.)

B. Historical/Theological (12 hrs.)

            DSHS 100: Christian History I (3 hrs.)

            DSHS 101: Christian History II (3 hrs.)

            DSTH 100: Christian Theology I (3 hrs.)

            DSTH 101: Christian Theology II (3 hrs.)

C. Spiritual Formation (12 hrs.)

            DSSF 100: Introduction to Theological Education for Ministry (3 hrs.)

            DSSF 200: Spiritual Formation: The Christian Journey (3 hrs.)

            DSSF 300: The Theory and Practice of Ministry (3 hrs.)

            DSSF 301: Capstone Seminar (3 hrs.)

            Chapel/Formations/Mentor Conferences

D. Ministry (18 hrs.)

            DSCE 115: Administration and Leadership in the Church (3 hrs.)

            DSPC 100: Pastoral Care and Counseling (3 hrs.)

            DSMS 310: Missions in Biblical and Theological Perspective (3 hrs.)

            DSET 100: Christian Ethics (3 hrs.)

            DSMN 201: Introduction to Preaching (3 hrs.)

            DSMN 202: Introduction to Worship (3 hrs.)

Total: 60 semester hours

 

Biblical Studies Electives (6 hrs.)

The student will select two Biblical Studies electives from the School of Divinity catalog.

 

Historical/Theological Studies Electives (3 hrs.)

The student will select one Historical/Theological Studies electives from the School of Divinity catalog.

 

Practical Ministry Electives (3 hrs.)

The student will select one Practical Ministry Studies electives from the School of Divinity catalog.

 

M.Div./M.B.A. Total: 108 semester hours

 

Contact:

 

Dr. Anthony Negbenebor, Dean

Phone: (704) 406-2260

E-mail: anegbenebor@gardner-webb.edu




M. Div.

Dr. Gerald L. Keown

Phone: (704) 406-4629

E-mail: gkeown@gardner-webb.edu

 

M.B.A.

Graduate School of Business Contact

Name: Dr. Felice Policastro

E-mail: fpolicastro@gardner-webb.edu

Local Phone: (704) 406-4375

Toll Free Phone: (877) 498-4723

Fax: (704) 406-2261

 

Mail:    Academic Office

            gsb@gardner-webb.edu

            Graduate School of Business

            PO Box 7303

            Boiling Springs, NC 28017