Earn Your MACM and MBA or MNA

Completing a dual-master’s degree in Christian ministry (MACM) and business administration (MBA) or nonprofit administration (MNA) will allow you to deepen your biblical and theological foundation while gaining the skills you need for management. No matter your role, understanding organizational behavior, budgeting, financial decision making, and strategic management will help you confidently and sustainably grow your ministry and lead your congregation, clients, or colleagues. You’ll be fully equipped to pursue career advancement or seek a new ministry position. With a firm grounding in Christian teaching and spirituality, you’ll be ready to answer God’s call to serve the world in new ways.


Why North Park?

North Park Theological Seminary’s partnership with North Park’s School of Business and Nonprofit Management offers a dual-degree program that will help you think critically about faith in leadership and prepare you for a variety of ministry settings. A practical ministry degree, the MACM is intended for individuals actively serving in ministry, allowing you to draw valuable connections between your classes and work. An MBA or MNA adds focused coursework to empower your leadership to meet the challenges of 21st-century organizations. With Chicago as a backdrop, you’ll find innumerable opportunities to learn from current ministry, business, and nonprofit professionals, building relationships that will last beyond your degree program.

Study In-Person and Online

A MACM plus an MBA/MNA can be completed in two years of full-time study and internships, although many of our students complete the program over a longer period of time and choose to take in-person, online, and intensive hybrid courses.

Course Areas

These 60-hour dual-master’s degrees degrees include courses in the Bible, history, theology, spiritual formation, and ministry, as well as leadership, strategic decision making, finances, and nonprofit fundraising, depending on your chosen business or nonprofit degree.

Field Education

As a companion to your academic work at the Seminary, you’ll complete three credits of Field Education as part of a MACM dual-degree program. Because you will be working throughout your degree program, no formal internship is required. You’ll still have the opportunity to reflect with your peers on ministry experience and explore the need for cultural competency.

Learn more about Field Education.

Community Life

A Seminary education goes far beyond the classroom. North Park Theological Seminary offers numerous opportunities, including on-campus housing, community events, and worship services, all within the world-class city of Chicago.

Explore what happens outside of the classroom.

Meet the Faculty: Mary Chase-Ziolek

As a faculty member in both the School of Nursing and the Theological Seminary, Dr. Mary Chase-Ziolek integrates her faith in her work and helps students draw connections between faith and health.

Read more about Dr. Chase-Ziolek and the Seminary faculty.

Mary Chase-Ziolek
Vocational Development

From the moment you enter Seminary, you will be immersed in a community that places vocational development front and center alongside academic preparation. Identity and spiritual formation coursework, psychological testing, and specific attention paid to sustainable ministry and self-care habits are all crucial elements of your development as a minister. North Park Theological Seminary will also walk alongside you as you complete your education and move into ministry and the credential process of the Evangelical Covenant Church.

Explore our vocational development opportunities.