The Master of Management program is designed for leaders in nonprofit and faith-based organizations who want to increase their leadership and management skills, while also pursuing theological training and spiritual transformation. As a joint program between Biola’s Crowell School of Business and Talbot School of Theology, the program brings together elements of an MBA and a seminary degree — ideal for people serving in a range of leadership positions in churches, parachurch organizations, mission agencies or social enterprises.
The Master of Management consists of a flexible 35 to 37 credits and features a combination of on-campus, online and hybrid courses. The degree combines the intellectual and spiritual resources of a leading Christian business school and seminary, through which you will receive a Christ-centered education that equips you to understand the language and culture of both business and theology.
The Master of Management will enhance your effectiveness as a leader at your nonprofit or faith-based organization. Under the Crowell School of Business’ vision to train Christian men and women to pursue business as ministry, this program offers several advantages:
You will take a combination of MBA courses from Crowell and courses from the Talbot School of Theology in one of two tracks: spiritual formation or biblical foundations. Topics covered in these courses include:
This degree will elevate your influence as a leader in your current role at your nonprofit or faith-based organization, whether it’s a church, parachurch ministry, mission agency, non-governmental organization or social enterprise. More than that, a Master of Management will provide you greater opportunities to advance into new roles, such as:
Bringing together the language and culture of both business and theology is a genius idea. I only wish the Master of Management, Nonprofit Organizations program had been offered when I was younger.”
I applaud the Biola Crowell School of Business for the innovative development of its newest Master of Management, Nonprofit Organizations degree. By intentionally cultivating business acumen on a strong theological foundation, the future leaders of Christ-centered organizations will be more prepared than ever to lead with God-honoring excellence while advancing economic, social and kingdom outcomes.”
The Crowell School of Business is offering significant programs to train nonprofit and church leaders for their master's degrees. Such education is the door to learning from the past to create leaders for tomorrow.”
Every church has someone who could benefit from additional training in business and theology, and there aren't many resources out there that address the specific needs of church business administrators or executive pastors. I'm so excited Biola is bringing its world-class resources to serve this part of God's kingdom with its new Master of Management, Nonprofit Organizations.”