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Master of Arts in Management/Master of Education in Higher Education


The Master of Arts in Management and the Master of Education in Higher Education Dual Degree Program is a 60-hour program. Graduates will receive a Master of Arts in Management and a Master of Education in Higher Education. The dual degree program will be most relevant to students who want strong understanding, skills, and competencies in developing leaders, organizational management, and leading educational organizations within higher education effectively from an administrative perspective.

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 dual degree is to prepare students for successful and rewarding careers in a global business environment in leadership and management vocations. 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 advancement, or teaching on the college level will enhance their immediate value to an organization with heightened leadership and analytical skill abilities developed within the course of study. Individuals sensing God’s calling to be in higher education in any of these areas, or those who are in business organizations and who feel called to serve in higher education administration, will be greatly benefitted by the dual degree.


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.


Principles of Management
MANA 51.521 - Management Theory

Principles of Marketing
MRKT 51.521 - Marketing Concepts


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®).

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


Credit hours

Required Curriculum


COMA 6321 - Strategic Communication for Organizations
CRMN 6310 - Conflict Resolution Management
MANA 6310 - Leadership in Management
MANA 6312 - Communication and Business Behavior
MANA 6314 - Organizational Change and Development
MANA 6319 - Operational Finance
MANA 6320 - Business Ethics
MANA 6323 - Human Resource Strategy (S-L)*
MANA 6360 - Managerial Strategy and Implementation (S-L)* (Capstone)
MRKT 6341 - Advanced Marketing Strategies

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


Credit hours

Required Curriculum


DISC 5302 - Biblical Servant Leadership
DLED 6303 - Teaching and Learning in the Online Classroom
HIED 5300 - College and University Administration
HIED 6310 - Legal Aspects and Finances 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 6373 - Methods for the Higher Education Administrator
MAL 6304 - Leadership Communication


30 hours

MA in Management Required Curriculum

30 hours

MED in Higher Education 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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