Curriculum
Master of Ministry Courses Credits
MINS6033 The Church in the 21st Century 3
BIBL6003 Biblical Hermeneutics 3
PGRW6003 Pastor as a Person 3
PGWP6023 Contemporary Approaches to Preaching 3
THEO6013 Contemporary Theological Issues 3
THEO6023 The Doctrine of Holiness 3
Master of Business Administration Courses Credits
MANG6123 Legal Issues 3
ECON6083 Managerial Economics 3
MANG6093 Global Business 3
ACCT6003 Managerial Accounting 3
FINC6013 Corporate Finance 3
MANG6033 Change Management 3
Cross-Listed Courses Credits
MANG6113/PGRW6023 Ethical Leadership 3
MANG6023/MINS6043 Organizational Behavior/ Building Ministry Teams 3
MARK6003/LEDR6013 Marketing Management/ Church Growth 3
MANG6043/LEDR6033 Strategic Management 3

Course Descriptions

ACCT6003: Managerial Accounting

A comprehensive examination of managerial accounting on the use of accounting data in the management of an organization. What accounting data are interesting and how they might be used depend on what the manager is seeking to accomplish and what other information is available.

BIBL6003: Biblical Hermeneutics

An examination of the principles underlying the interpretation of the various types of literature found in the Bible. Special emphasis is given to the exegesis of scriptural passages for preaching and teaching.

BIBL6013: Old Testament Exegesis

An examination of the hermeneutical principles and exegetical methods appropriate to interpreting the content of a section of the designated Old Testament scripture. Special emphasis is given to the exegesis of selected texts with application to preaching and teaching. The course may be repeated with different topics.

BIBL6023: New Testament Exegesis

An examination of the hermeneutical principles and exegetical methods appropriate to interpreting the content of a section of designated New Testament scripture. Special emphasis is given to the exegesis of selected texts with application to preaching and teaching. The course may be repeated with different topics.

ECON6083: Managerial Economics

A study of the concepts of microeconomics and macroeconomics theory and policy including the concepts of demand and supply theory, resource and product markets, fiscal and monetary policy, and price theory and profit maximization.

FINC6013: Corporate Finance

An advance study of risk management, capital budgeting, cost of capital, capital structure, the function and role of capital markets, and analysis of financial statements.

MANG6023/MINS6043: Organizational Behavior/Building Ministry Teams

A systematic examination of psychological and sociological variables that are important in the comprehension of individual motivation, the managing of groups, interpersonal relationships, and organizational effectiveness, as well as creativity and leadership within the organization. Specialized assignments will explore the biblical foundations for understanding of ministry by all of God’s people and for leadership in that ministry, with special emphasis given to the biblical basis for the use of teams in ministry and in giving leadership to that ministry, resulting in an understanding of the values of the teams in ministry and strategies for the development of such teams in the local setting.

MANG6033: Change Management

A study of the role of the manager in the context of a changing environment. Special emphasis is given to current theories and strategies for leading an organization through transition. Students gain an understanding of management issues involved in implementing a major initiative, supervising staff and maintaining productivity despite resistance or personnel shifts, and sustaining commitment to new practices over time.

MANG6043/LEDR6033: Strategic Management/Managing the Church

A study of how organizations formulate, implement, and evaluate strategies. Students study strategic management concepts and techniques used to chart the future direction of different organizations. The major responsibility of the student is to make objective strategic decisions based on an integrated perspective of the program curriculum and to justify their decisions through oral and written communication. Specialized assignments will focus on a theological study of the principles of church finance, with special emphasis given to developing a sound financial base for ministry and management.

MANG6093: Global Business

An intensive course designed to give a thorough understanding of the important dimensions of conducting business internationally. Students will gain an appreciation of the complexities associated with international business including: the importance of cultural differences, choice of modes of entry, strategic marketing strategies, strategic human resource strategies, and important international business theories.

MANG6113/PGRW6023: Ethical Leadership/Ethical Issues in Ministry

An examination of current theories and practices of leadership, along with an exploration of the thesis that effective and ethical leadership lies in a commitment to universal moral principles, including justice, integrity, and compassion. Challenges to this thesis are also examined. Specialized assignments will focus on moral leadership in the church in a pluralistic world.

MANG6123: Legal Issues in Management

A course designed to give students an understanding of the legal concepts, rights, obligations and liabilities faced in the business environment. This course focuses on the arena in which commercial transactions occur and the legal issues that arise with these transactions. It is the goal of this course to prompt students to proactively consider legal issues among the decision dimensions when making a business decision.

MARK6003/LEDR6013: Marketing Management/Church Growth

An introduction to the theory and practical application of marketing principles. Special emphasis is given to developing a framework for analyzing strategic marketing situations by defining target markets and developing a marketing mix related to the market stakeholders of the organization. Specialized assignments will focus on the practice, policy, and methods of church growth in local and worldwide settings, with special emphasis given to sociological, anthropological, and ethnic factors.

MINS6033: The Church in the 21st Century

A study of biblical, historical, and contemporary understandings of the Church to develop insights and competencies in the practice of ministry.

PGRW6003: Pastor as a Person

An inquiry into self-understanding, personal spiritual growth, and goal development for the practice of ministry.

PRWP6013: Christian Worship

A study of the nature and styles of worship designed to enable ministers to lead worship experiences more effectively.

PRWP6023: Contemporary Approaches to Preaching

A study of contemporary patterns of preaching in the Christian church. Topics include narrative preaching, biographical preaching, preaching with imagination, life-situation preaching, inductive preaching, seeker-sensitive preaching, and other models.

THEO6003: Biblical Theology

An investigation into the diversity of Scripture and the central theological expressions of both the Old and New Testaments. Through examination of the theological lessons within the text, the dynamic witness to God's ongoing work depicted in the testimony collected within the canonical scriptures reveals the living word of God for today.

THEO6013: Contemporary Theological Issues

An analysis of contemporary theological issues with which the minister may be confronted and a consideration of ways to respond to the issues. Special emphasis is given to historical backgrounds and current trends in Christian thought.

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