Master of Divinity/Master of Business Administration Dual Degree

Grow your ministerial and professional leadership skills through a dual degree program that will prepare you for enhanced opportunities in ministry.

Through a partnership between the GWU School of Divinity and the Godbold College of Business, the dual Master of Divinity and Master of Business Administration degree will offer you advanced education in Biblical studies, spiritual formation, ministry and management.


What You’ll Learn

You will also develop your understanding of a variety of business functions, including accounting, economics, finance, marketing, entrepreneurship, international business and more.

Foundational business courses are a prerequisite for the program, and the University offers accelerated non-credit courses to satisfy those requirements. 

Master of Divinity Core 60
Master of Divinity Electives12
Master of Business Administration Core30
Master of Business Administration Electives6

Available Programs

Master of Divinity/Master of Business Administration

In addition to the University’s prerequisites, the Master of Divinity/Master of Business Administration requires the completion of 108 credit hours of coursework, including 60 hours in the Master of Divinity core, 36 hours in the Master of Business Administration component, six hours of Biblical Studies electives, three hours of historical/theological electives and three hours of practical ministry electives. 

Additional information, including descriptions of specific concentrations and their corresponding credit hours, is available in the Academic Catalog.


What You’ll Do

The Master of Divinity/Master of Business Administration is designed to improve the careers of:

  • Ministers who desire greater expertise in business administration
  • Administrators of large churches
  • Bi-vocational ministers

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