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Online Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Ministry Leadership

Ministry Leadership is one of nine unique MBA concentrations offered by MVNU.

MVNU’s commitment to enlightening education is securely upheld by our Master of Business Administration program. The Ministry Leadership concentration provides MBA students with the skills to take on leadership roles within church and parachurch organizations. MBA faculty encourage and equip students to achieve personal and spiritual growth while gaining a practical, biblical, and theological understanding of ministry.

If you dream of being a guiding light in your church organization, an MBA with a concentration in Ministry Leadership may be right for you.

Ministry Leadership MBA Highlights

A Ministry MBA, especially one from an intentionally Christian university, will help you do business God’s way. Our accelerated online program can be completed anytime, anywhere.

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Tuition & Cost

$498 per credit hour

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Program Length

19 months*

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Total Credit Hours


* Most students complete our programs within 19 months. However, we offer a Fast-Track MBA option that allows highly motivated students to earn their degrees in just 11 to 15 months. By taking two courses at once, you can earn your MBA quicker and dive into meaningful careers sooner.

Concentration Courses

MANG 6033

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.

PGRW 6003

The Pastor as a Person

This course provides students with an inquiry into self-understanding, personal spiritual growth, and goal development for the practice of ministry. The course will examine Christian spiritual formation, both academically and experientially. This course will focus on the tools and disciplines that lead one to Christ-likeness as the goal of spiritual formation.

MINS 6033

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.

Curriculum stats/highlights

MBA students selecting to concentrate in Accounting must complete nine (9) required MBA core courses in addition to the three (3) concentration-specific courses. The MBA in Accounting requires a total of 36 credits.

*The remaining 9 credit hours are taken in the student’s chosen concentration. All MBA courses are 100% online.


Core Courses Credit Hours
Ethical Leadership 3
Managerial Economics 3
Marketing Management 3
Legal Issues in Management 3
Organizational Behavior 3
Global Business 3
Managerial Accounting 3
Corporate Finance 3
Strategic Management 3
Concentration Courses Credit Hours
Change Management 3
The Church in the 21st Century 3
The Pastor as a Person 3
Total MBA Core Hours 27
+ MBA Concentration* 9
Total MBA Hours 36

How much will it all cost?

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Credit Hours


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Financial Aid

Apply for scholarships, loans, grants, and tuition reimbursement.

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Lower tuition than comparable MBA programs




MBA in Ministry Leadership graduates demonstrate the ability to apply management principles to ministry organizations. Possible roles for MBA in Ministry leadership degree holders include:

  • Pastor
  • Associate pastor
  • Church administrator
  • Christian Business Consultant

We can help you explore majors, discover internships, and plan your future as a professional. Our advisors welcome students at all levels and offer personalized guidance tailored to individual needs. From resume and interview preparation to networking advice, MVNU advisors provide a host of resources that can help you achieve a rewarding career after graduation.

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