MA in Management Expands to Equip Christian Professionals, HR Specialists

MA in Management

With two entirely new program emphases, the Master of Arts in Management program at SPU is expanding to help equip learners for success as Christian business professionals or human resources specialists. These new programs complement the existing Social and Sustainable Management emphasis (MAM-SSM) by providing fresh options for early-career professionals who want to make a difference in their world.

Students in the Faith and Business (MAM-FB) or Human Resources (MAM-HR) programs learn to:

  • Provide values-based leadership to the management of organizations, or to the management of human resources.
  • Evaluate the effects of business and organizations, or the effects of human resource management systems, on organizations and personnel. In either case, the aim is to provide meaningful and creative work, respect the dignity of persons, and act with justice and integrity in relationships.
  • Apply in-depth knowledge of marketplace theology or human resources management systems to real-world management problems.
  • Communicate effectively, work in teams, use information technology, and self-assess personal abilities, strengths, and weaknesses.

Students in the Faith and Business (MAM-FB) program learn values-based leadership and management strategies that emphasize stewardship and sustainability, the dignity of work, serving the poor, and integrity in the workplace. The program is designed for anyone who is interested in integrating faith and work, or who seeks to live faithfully in the marketplace and use business to serve the common good.

The Human Resources emphasis (MAMA-HR) provides the skills and knowledge necessary to excel as a professional in the human resources field. Students learn how to guide other employees to success in their career paths. The program is designed primarily for early-career working professionals.

Both programs are built on an ethical foundation that offers business education through the lens of Christian faith and values. Students take at least two ethics classes, and professors integrate ethical issues throughout the curriculum. Applicants to either program should have a minimum of one year's work experience after receiving a bachelor's degree.