Master of Business Administration Degree
Master of Business Administration Degree [M.B.A.]
Dr. Donna Marion, Chair
The purpose of this degree is to develop God-honoring servant-leaders
who will exhibit a Christ-centered focus in their professional and personal
lives by equipping them with the practical skills needed to start a business,
be successful in an existing business, and/or oversee the business needs of
a Christian ministry.
Learning Outcomes: Graduates of the business administration program will be able to
- assess legal, regulatory, and political ramifications of ethical issues
concerning the business environment;
- make ethical and moral choices based on a biblical worldview;
- communicate effectively in written and oral presentations;
- apply technology to acquire and use data as a strategic resource;
- identify preferred leadership behavior, attitudes, and styles to effectively
manage an organization in a dynamic global environment;
- use current economic and financial models and theories for analyzing
data and forecasting as it relates to the organization, industry,
and global forces;
- analyze business opportunities to develop strategic solutions to
organizational goals and objectives; and
- relate knowledge to practical experiences.
In today’s dynamic business environment,
there is a clarion call for men
and women of integrity willing to
serve Christ and others in a spirit of
humility while implementing sound
business principles and leadership
Master of Business Administration
degree prepares those involved in
ministry or in the business profession
with practical decision-making tools by
providing a strong academic program
that is both affordable and attractive to
students of all academic and workplace
The student, while gaining
valuable business management skills
in several functional areas, is
equipped and further strengthened in
biblical principles. The M.B.A. curriculum
is application-oriented and provides the student with the technological,
quantitative, and qualitative skills to
meet the challenges of the 21st century.
Special emphasis will be given to training
the business professional to meet the needs of full-time Christian ministry.
The Master of Business Administration program prepared me to follow my dreams of becoming an entrepreneur. Classes such as Ethics and Strategic Organizational Leadership have equipped me to be a good businesswoman—and a testimony for Christ in the business world. In addition to classes, my job in the Campus Store gave me a hint of what running a small business will be like. Now that I have the tools I need and the practical application, I can pursue my dream.
—Teresa (’12 M.B.A. grad)
All ten courses are available through distance learning. Coursework may also be completed on campus in four consecutive semesters, including a pre-term session (Aug. 21–Sept. 1, 2017). Students may satisfy core competencies while taking M.B.A. courses; however, the time required to complete the M.B.A degree should be expected to increase.
Admission Requirements. An applicant is not required
to have majored in business on the
undergraduate level. However, certain
core competencies from undergraduate
courses must be demonstrated
at least a “C-”) to register for some
required M.B.A. courses. Core competencies
that meet requirements are listed
below (along with PCC courses). A
student may begin M.B.A. courses prior
to meeting all competency requirements.
- Accounting—Introductory course (AC 111 or 232)
- Economics—Macroeconomics and Microeconomics (BA 303 and 304)
- Finance—Corporate Finance—one year (BA 301 and 302)
- Marketing—Foundational course (MK 204)
- Statistics—Upper-level course (BA 322 or MA 326)
See Graduation Requirements.