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Master of Arts in Management with an emphasis in
Faith and Business (MAM-FB)

The MA in Management with an emphasis in Faith and Business (MAM-FB) at Seattle Pacific University provides you with the skills and knowledge necessary to live faithfully as a Christian business professional.

The program enhances your past academic work and professional experience, preparing you to be more effective in current responsibilities, and opening up new opportunities.

Who Should Pursue This Degree

If you are interested in integrating faith and work, seek to live faithfully in the marketplace, and use business to serve the common good, and if you have a minimum of one year’s work experience after receiving your bachelor’s degree, MA in Management with an emphasis in Faith and Business is designed for you.

Benefits

SPU’s School of Business and Economics is committed to providing an applied, experiential, and collaborative learning environment that integrates business competence and Christian character. As a student in the MAM-FB program, you learn to do the following:

  • Provide values-based leadership to the management of organizations.
  • Evaluate the effects of business and organizations on organizations and personnel, with the specific aim of providing meaningful and creative work; respecting the dignity of persons; and acting with justice and integrity in relationships. 
  • Apply in-depth knowledge of marketplace theology to real-world management problems.
  • Communicate effectively, work in teams, use information technology, and self-assess personal abilities, strengths, and weaknesses.

“Another Way of Doing Business”

The MA in Management with an emphasis in Faith and Business is built on an ethical foundation that offers a first-class business education through the lens of Christian faith and values. Among other things, you will take at least two ethics classes, and you will see that your professors integrate ethical issues throughout the curriculum.

The School of Business and Economics also operates the Center for Integrity in Business and publishes Ethix online journal.

A Flexible Format

The MA program is responsive to the needs of working professionals, and courses are offered in the evenings to accommodate your work schedule.

We're committed to keeping red tape, bureaucracy, and forms to a minimum. Classes are smaller, allowing you to get involved with your professors (no TAs) and fellow students in a cooperative and reciprocal learning environment. You can also personalize your degree through self-designed coursework to incorporate your real-time experience into program electives.

Mentor Program

To enhance your MA experience, we offer a Mentor Program that gives you access to more than 900 business people and professionals from a variety of companies, industries, roles, and levels of experience.

Mentors are available to meet with you one-on-one, as sources of information about their companies and as network resources for future contacts. You may participate with one mentor for one quarter or multiple mentors over multiple quarters.

Career Services

We offer a robust suite of career and professional development opportunities including career counseling, job-search coaching, résumé development, workshops and seminars, networking events, and mentoring through SBE Career Services.

Program Outline

The program outline includes a description of program components and program schedule. The official degree requirements for this graduate program are stated in the SPU Graduate Catalog in effect when you are accepted into this program.

Admission

 What is required for admission to the MA in Management with an emphasis in Faith and Business program? Find information about admission requirements and procedures. The official admission requirements for this graduate program are stated in the SPU Graduate Catalog in effect when you apply to this program. Additionally, for other questions, please check out our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) link.

 

MA Program Contact

Deb Schleusener

Associate Graduate Director

Email: deb@spu.edu
Phone: 206-281-2753
Office: McKenna Hall 222

Bruce Baker

Why I Teach at SPU

Bruce Baker, Assistant Professor of Business Ethics

"It’s a calling. By God’s grace I’ve been invited to serve in this richly rewarding work that weaves together my business experience, theological studies, and pastoral ministry. To take part in transforma- tional moments of learning and growth in Christ is a profound privilege, and a calling which deepens my awareness of and need for his grace."

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