Daniel L. Akin
Master of Divinity
MDIV-MBA in Partnership with Cedarville University
Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary and Cedarville University are pleased to offer the dual Advanced Master of Divinity/Master Business Administration program. The Advanced MDiv/MBA program integrates theological education with a foundation in business administration. 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.
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.
Ministry in Context
WHAT CAN I DO WITH THIS DEGREE?
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
WHAT COURSES WILL I TAKE?
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.