This dual degree program is for students seeking to serve in a ministry leadership position in the local church, on the mission field, or in a parachurch organization who desire business management training in addition to theological education.

The joint program can be completed in 85 credit hours. Students can apply 9-hours of MBA credit to fulfill the 6-hours of elective requirements and the Mentored Internship requirement for the Adv MDiv. Also, the MIS5100 Introduction to Missions from the Adv MDiv degree can be used toward 3-hours of electives in the MBA program. A full-time student can expect to complete the program in four years.

  • Fully Online

  • On-Campus

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At a Glance

  • 43

    MDiv hours

  • 24

    MBA hours

  • 18

    Advanced MDiv

  • 85

    total hours

Program Courses

Some people describe seminary as a hoop to jump through, but I found my time at Southeastern to be a life-giving, spiritually edifying experience. Southeastern encouraged in me an undeniable love for God’s word. No amount of effort is too great to understand it or communicate it to someone else. What I saw, exemplified both in the classroom and even just in the culture of Southeastern, is the non-negotiable nature of the Great Commission. Southeastern emphasized that all of us are called to go in some capacity, and that we are most like Christ when we go to hard places.

Mark Turner MDiv and PhD

Ministry in Context


  • Serve in the local church as a senior pastor or an executive/administrative pastor

  • Serve as executive in a non-profit

  • Lead community organizations

  • Work in business administration with a foundation of Christian conviction


Beyond the 70-hour MDiv core, students must take the required courses for the MBA at Cedarville University. These courses can be taken entirely online. SEBTS students and employees receive a 15% discount off published MBA rates at Cedarville. After taking 18 credit hours of courses at Southeastern Seminary with a 2.75 GPA or higher, students are invited to apply to the Cedarville MBA.

The MDiv-MBA track offers students the flexible program of the M.Div. in Christian Ministry at Southeastern with the practical training of Cedarville University’s MBA program. Students take business courses in place of their electives as well as the mentored internship. To see the available course options, view the academic catalog.

Frequently Asked Questions

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