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Academic Catalog - Fall 2021 
Academic Catalog - Fall 2021 [ARCHIVED]

MDiv (Christian Ministry Track)/MBA

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SEBTS and Cedarville University

Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary and Cedarville University are pleased to offer the dual Master of Divinity/Master Business Administration program. The 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.

The joint program can be completed in 97 credit hours. Students can apply 15-hours of MBA credit to fulfill the 12-hours of ministry track requirements and the Mentored Internship requirement for the MDiv. Also, the MIS5100 Introduction to Missions from the 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. 

The MBA program will allow you to study business through a biblical lens that emphasizes:

  • Excellence in personal standards and discernment
  • Stewardship of God-given talents and resources
  • Leadership with a servant’s heart
  • Kingdom influence through serving others

The MBA program will help you:

  • Develop skills in managing and motivating people
  • Become proficient in interpreting financial statements and more effective financial decision making
  • Learn how to market your ministry and business enterprises
  • Develop strategic planning and decision-making skills


Applicants must meet the admissions requirements for both Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary and Cedarville University. Students should apply first to the Southeastern MDiv/MBA program, and once they have earned 18 hours of credit with 2.75 GPA or higher, they can apply for admission in the MBA program through Cedarville University’s admissions page.

Degree Requirements

For Cedarville University (CU) course descriptions, visit Cedarville University’s Academic Catalog.

Master of Divinity Core - 64 Hours

Intro to Seminary (1)

Ministry Studies (12)

Master of Business Administration - 33 Hours

MBA Leadership Selective (3)

The following course will be taken through Cedarville University:

  • CU MGMT 6720 - Applied Leadership 3 semester hr(s). 

MBA Practicum Selective (3)

Select one of the following courses to be taken through Cedarville University:

  • CU BUS 6110 - Global Business Perspectives 3 semester hr(s).
  • CU BUS 7100 - Directed Research 3 semester hr(s).

MBA Required Courses (27)

The following courses will be taken through Cedarville University:

  • CU ACCT 6300 - Accounting for Business Executives 3 semester hr(s). 
  • CU BUS 6100 - Managerial Data Analysis 3 semester hr(s). 
  • CU ECON 6400 - Managerial Economics 3 semester hr(s). 
  • CU FIN6500 - Executive Financial Management 3 semester hr(s). 
  • CU ITM 6800 - IT for Competitive Advantage 3 semester hr(s). 
  • CU MGMT 6700 - Legal and Ethical Environment of Business 3 semester hr(s). 
  • CU MGMT 6710 - Organizational Design and Behavior 3 semester hr(s). 
  • CU MGMT 6790 - Organizational Management Strategy 3 semester hr(s). 
  • CU MRKT 6200 - Strategic Marketing Planning 3 semester hr(s). 

Total Hours - 97

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