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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 skills. Whether involved in ministry or in the business profession, PCC’s Master of Business Administration degree will prepare 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 backgrounds. The student, while gaining valuable business management skills in several functional areas, will also be 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.

Graduate Perspective

“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)

Residence Requirements

Thirty semester credit hours of work may be completed in four consecutive semesters, including a Pre-term session (Aug. 24–Sept. 4, 2015). Students may satisfy core competencies while taking M.B.A. courses; however, the time required to complete the M.B.A. degree could be expected to increase.

Admission Requirements

See General 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 (with 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)

Candidacy

See Candidacy.

Graduation Requirements

See Graduation Requirements.