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Master of Business Administration/Master of Education in Higher Education


The dual Master of Education in Higher Education and Master of Business Administration degree is a 60-hour, non-thesis program. The program consists of a Higher Education required curriculum of 30 hours and a Master of Business Administration required curriculum of 30 hours. 

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 Master of Business Administration is to prepare students for successful and rewarding careers in a global business environment regardless of their chosen vocation. 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 development/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 MBA course of study. Individuals sensing God’s calling to be in higher education in any of these areas, or those who are in business and who feel called to serve in higher education administration, will be greatly benefitted by the MBA and MED in Higher Education 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.                                                                 


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)


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

MBA REQUIRED CURRICULUM - 30 hours (excluding prerequisites)


Credit hours

Required Curriculum


ACCT 6321 - Managerial Accounting
FINA 6301 - Corporate Finance
MANA 6302 - Quantitative Analysis for Managers
MANA 6310 - Leadership in Management
MANA 6320 - Business Ethics
MANA 6314  - Organizational Change and Development
MANA 6341 - Strategic Management Decisions (S-L)* (Capstone course)
MISM 6314 - Management Information Systems
MRKT 6301 - Creative Problem Solving for Marketing Decisions (S-L)
MRKT 6341 - Advanced Marketing Strategies

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


Credit hours

Required Curriculum


DISC 5302 - Biblical Servant Leadership
HIED 5300 - College and University Administration
HIED 6310 - Legal Aspects and Finance 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
HIED - Choose two (2) additional HIED courses with Director approval.


30 hours

MBA 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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