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Master of Arts in Leadership/Master of Business Administration


The Master of Arts in Leadership and Master of Business Administration Dual Degree is a 60-hour program. The program is designed to provide students with an integrated approach to leading and managing in an organizational context. Students will have the benefit of learning both management and leadership theory, as well as practical applications for the real world. The combined course load for the program will give students a strong foundation in key management skills (such as accounting, finance, and management information systems) as well as the soft skills (such as leadership communication, emotional intelligence, collaboration, and leading change) required for effective leadership in organizations. Additionally, a key focus of this dual degree will be to teach students how to effectively apply principles of Christian leadership in their professional careers.


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.


Accounting I and II
ACCT 5311 - Survey of Accounting

Business and Public Law
MANA 51.522 - Business Legal Environment

Microeconomics and Macroeconomics
ECON 5311 - Managerial Economics

Financial Management
FINA 51.521 - Foundations of Finance

Principles of Management
MANA 51.521 - Management Theory

Principles of Marketing
MRKT 51.521 - Marketing Concepts

MANA 6303 - Research and Statistics

BUAD 5301 - Orientation to American Business Techniques and Culture (for International Students only)

NOTE: The prerequisites above may be satisfied if the student has completed undergraduate courses that the MBA Program Director deems to be equivalent to the ones listed above. In order to satisfy this requirement, students must have attained a grade of B or above in the course(s).

MBA foundational courses will not be accepted if completed through correspondence, life and work experience, CLEP or other standardized testing. 

Master of Arts in Leadership must have a conferred bachelor’s degree.


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

REQUIRED SHARED CURRICULUM - 6 hours (excluding prerequisites)


Credit hours

Required Shared Curriculum


MANA 6310 - Leadership in Management
MANA 6320 - Business Ethics

MA IN LEADERSHIP REQUIRED CURRICULUM - 30 hours (excluding prerequisites)


Credit hours

Required Curriculum


DISC 5302 - Biblical Servant Leadership
MAL 5302 - Vision-Casting and Leading Change
MAL 5308 - Great Leaders in History
MAL 5309 - Revolutionary Power: Leadership in the Lives of the Founding Fathers (Experiential Learning Trip to Washington, D.C. or Boston)
MAL 6301 - Christian Worldview of Leadership
MAL 6303 - Leadership in Conflict and Adversity
MAL 6304 - Leadership Communication
MAL 6305 - Relational Leadership and Emotional Intelligence
MAL 6306 - Cross-Cultural and Global Leadership
MAL 6307 - Mentored Leadership Internship (S-L)*

MBA REQUIRED CURRICULUM - 24 hours (excluding prerequisites)


Credit hours

Required Curriculum


ACCT 6321 - Managerial Accounting
COMA 6307 - Communication Leadership for Groups 
FINA 6301 - Corporate Finance
MANA 6302 - Quantitative Analysis for Managers
MANA 6311 - Global Initiatives in Management
MANA 6341 - Strategic Management Decisions (S-L)* (Capstone course)
MISM 6314 - Management Information Systems
MRKT 6301 - Creative Problem Solving for Marketing Decisions (S-L)*
Six (6) hours of the MA in Leadership Required Curriculum serve as electives for the MBA Required Curriculum.


6 hours

Required Shared Curriculum

30 hours

MA in Leadership Required Curriculum

24 hours

MBA Required Curriculum

60 hours

TOTAL Dual Degree (excluding prerequisites)

*(S-L)=Course(s) with field-based service-learning component.

Refer to individual course descriptions for course requisites.


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