Dual Degree Programs
Church and ministry today often require knowledge and skills as diverse as leading volunteers in the church, preaching, fundraising, or leading and managing a staff. Many emerging leaders desire an education that will prepare them for the rapidly changing, interdisciplinary opportunities in many church and ministry environments.
Dual degrees are "business as mission" or "business as ministry" degrees, preparing students for multiple career paths with training in both ministry and management. Graduates have a wider range of flexibility and opportunity in the workforce alongside a solid foundation for ministry work.
North Park offers a dual-degree program with six different possibilities. Pair one of three Seminary degrees with one of two degrees from the School of Business and Nonprofit Management (SBNM) at North Park University.
Master of Divinity and Master of Business Administration (MDiv/MBA)
Master of Divinity and Master of Nonprofit Administration (MDiv/MNA)
Master of Christian Formation and Master of Business Administration (MACF/MBA)
Master of Christian Formation and Master of Nonprofit Administration (MACF/MNA)
Master of Christian Ministry and Master of Business Administration (MACM/MBA)
Master of Christian Ministry and Master of Nonprofit Administration (MACM/MNA)
Integrative courses will provide the opportunity for students in the dual-degree program to engage the issues that affect leadership in ministry, nonprofit, and for-profit context. They will explore how biblical and theological principles can help shape their work in the business and nonprofit sectors, with focus on issues that include the personal and spiritual life of the leader, investment in the holistic development of others, Christian perspectives on organizational development and functioning, and encouragement of Christian stewardship.
A true dual-degree program, there is one application into the program. Students choose the degree combination they desire at the time of application. Each dual-degree combination has its own requirements and course options, and students are only allowed to take courses that will lead toward completing their particular requirements.
Complete details on applying to the dual-degree program can be found on the Seminary's How to Apply