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MBA Suggested Course Sequence

For students who wish to complete a master of arts in Christian formation in two years, the following sequence of courses is recommended:

Year One: Fall Semester

Course Number
Course Title Credit Hours
BIBL 5150
or BIBL 6100
Interpreting the New Testament I 3
HSTY 6210 Christian Tradition and Mission 3
SPFM 5201 Spiritual Journey 1
SBNM 5010 Organizational Behavior and Ethics 2
SBNM 5110 Financial Accounting 2
SBNM 5111 Managerial Accounting 2
  Total 13

Year One: Spring Semester

Course Number
Course Title Credit Hours
BIBL 6120 Interpreting the Old Testament I 3
BIBL 5202 Spiritual Practices 1
SBNM 5011 Ethical Leadership 2
SBNM 5610 Marketing Analysis and Consumer Behavior
2
SBNM 5611 Advanced Marketing Management 2
INTG 5010 The Life of the Leader: Making an Impact 2
  Total 12

Year Two: Fall Semester

Course Number
Course Title Credit Hours
BIBL 6121 Interpreting the Old Testament II 3
MNST 5108
Ministry Identity and Practice 3
THEO 6330 Christian Theology
3
SBNM 5210 Macroeconomics 2
SBNM 5211 Global Economics 2
  Total 13

Year Two: Spring Semester

Course Number
Course Title Credit Hours
BIBL 5151
Interpreting the New Testament II
3
CEDF 7200 Christian Ed & Formation in the Church 3
Christian Formation or Ministry Elective 3
SBNM 5212 Microeconomics
2
SBNM 5411 Quantitative Decision Making 2
  Total 13

Year Three: Fall Semester

Course Number
Course Title Credit Hours
THEO 7203
Christian Worship 3
Spiritual Formation Elective 3
SBNM 5310 Managerial Finance 2
SBNM 5311 Financial Decision Making 2
Elective 2 or 3
  Total 10 or 11

Year Three: Spring Semester

Course Number
Course Title Credit Hours
HSTY 7300 History and Theology of the Covenant Church
3
MNST 5212
or MNST 6264
Introduction to Preaching
or Communicating the Faith in the Contemporary World
3
SPFM 6303 Embodiment 1
THEO 7350 Doctrinal Topic 3
SBNM 5310 Managerial Finance
2
SBNM 5311 Financial Decision Making 2
  Total 14

Year Four: Fall Semester

Course Number
Course Title Credit Hours
THEO 7203
Christian Worship
3
MNST **** Area Course
3
SPFM 6034 Spiritual Direction and Solitude 1
*Elective 2 or 3
  Total 9 or 10

Year Four: Spring Semester

Course Number
Course Title Credit Hours
MNST 6211 Introduction to Pastoral Care and Counseling 3
THEO 7220 Christian Ethics 3
SBNM 5991 Ethical Strategic Management
2
INTG 5020
Leading the Transformational Organization: Generating Mission Movements
2
  Elective 2 (if needed)
  Total 10 or 12

98 Total Academic Credits for the MDiv/MBA Dual Degree
Plus 11 Field Eduction Credits

*Students seeking ordination in the Evangelical Covenant Church should take HSTY 7300 History and Theology of the Covenant Church (3 credits) to fill this elective.