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Dual Degrees: Master of Business Administration and Master of Arts in Ministry

Master of Arts, Master of Business Administration

Complete your Master of Business Administration (MBA) and Master of Arts in Ministry through one convenient program.

Major in two things you’re passionate about and be prepared to serve in any setting. OCU’s onsite and online dual degree program is designed for your success—with flexible formats, relevant coursework, and affordable tuition. You can complete your MBA and Master of Arts in Ministry in one convenient program.

Whether you attend one of 15 campus locations or complete your Master of Business Administration and Master of Arts in Ministry dual degrees online, you'll learn from experienced instructors with real-world ministry and business experience. OCU’s onsite and online MBA instructors and academic advisors will support you every step of the way.

On average, employees with a master’s degree earn 20 percent more than those with only a bachelor’s degree, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Combine your calling in ministry with your talent to lead through Ohio Christian University’s dual degree program.


Quick Facts

No GMAT or GRE required for admission.

Delivery formats: Onsite, Online

Credit Hours: 57

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Ohio Christian University has developed its unique program of Master of Business Administration and Master of Arts with a major in Ministry to address the needs of its constituencies. The combination of these degrees will serve pastors who need to be a “tent-maker” or to lead in the financial aspects of their ministry as well as business people who desire to fully engage in ministry understanding and opportunities at their churches and ministry organizations.

The MBA/MA dual degrees program provides the leaders of today and tomorrow with the knowledge and skills required to succeed in multiple environments: business and ministry.

The program emphasizes critical and strategic thinking, business management skills, ethics, and real-world applications as well as the Bible, theology, and historical thought and context of the church.

Program Objectives

Upon completion of the MBA/MA dual degrees program, the graduate should be able to:

  1. Integrate Christian principles in critical thinking and decision making.
  2. Demonstrate awareness and improvement of thinking and learning strategies.
  3. Implement business concepts in a business environment.
  4. Evaluate operations and provide recommendations to improve performance.
  5. Analyze Christian theological thinking, church, and culture through the centuries and the effects of each on the others.
  6. Conduct independent research and evaluation of biblical and theological literature and apply knowledge to enhance ministry practices.

Required Courses

57 Semester Credits

Core Course List

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