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Master of Management, Nonprofit Organizations (MM)

Mission Statement

Combining the intellectual and spiritual capital of Biola University's Crowell School of Business and Talbot School of Theology, the Master of Management in Nonprofit Organizations provides core MBA business skills, under-girded by seminary courses, so Christ-centered women and men can effectively lead, manage and serve faith-based and nonprofit organizations.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the Master of Management in Nonprofit Organizations, students will be able to:


Demonstrate knowledge and competency of core business skills by:

  • learning foundational business principles and practices, and
  • applying these business principles and practices to effectively manage, lead and serve faith-based organizations.

Show knowledge and understanding of the unique aspects of faith-based organizations through:

  • the understanding of the mission, vision & core values of faith-based organizations,
  • bridging perspectives between pastoral and managerial ministries, and
  • utilizing excellent communication and leadership skills to further grow faith-based organizations.

Apply a biblical and theological worldview to faith-based organizations by:

  • integrating knowledge from their courses into their worldview and management practice, and
  • articulating a theology of work.

Demonstrate personal growth, leadership & innovative thinking, undergirded by character and integrity by:

  • applying the teachings of the Bible to foster personal growth and Christian spiritual formation,
  • implementing a leadership style that fosters the growth of others and the advancement of the mission of the organization, and
  • learning to think creatively and innovatively to develop new ideas and ways of managing and doing business.

Curriculum Map

A Curriculum Map shows which courses in a degree program are responsible to intentionally develop each PLO at the Introductory, Developing, and Mastery levels.

Assessment Plan

An Assessment Plan is a listing of the student work that will be used to assess achievement of each learning outcome.

Assessment Schedule

An Assessment Schedule is a 5-year schedule that indicates when each of the PLOs will be assessed and when the comprehensive Program Review will occur.

Annual PLO Assessment Reports

The Annual Reports from each year’s PLO assessment.

Program Review Executive Summary

The Executive Summary report from the most recent comprehensive Program Review.

The Executive Summary is currently unavailable for this program.