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


The MA degree requires 57 credits – including business background courses, advanced courses, and electives. If you enter the program with a bachelor’s degree in business, however, you may have satisfied up to 27 credits of core courses, reducing the number of credits you need for graduation. (A minimum of 45 must be completed in total).

Program Components


Pre-MBA: 9 courses / 27 credits
Perspectives: 2 courses / 6 credits
Professional Skills: 2 courses / 6 credits
Specialized Knowledge: 5 courses / 18 credits

Business Foundations Courses

Business Foundations courses generally precede and are sometimes prerequisites to other courses. These courses, totaling 27 credit hours, cover what is generally referred to as the “basics” relating to business education. Students may have satisfied these requirements through prior coursework.

Perspectives, Professional Skills, and Specialized Knowledge Courses

The perspectives, professional skills, and specialized knowledge courses total 30 credit hours and may not be satisfied by undergraduate coursework. Transfer credit from other institutions will be given only for graduate-level courses covering the same body of knowledge.

Students may transfer a maximum of three courses (9 credits) from other graduate programs. Acceptance of transfer credit is determined by the associate dean for graduate programs. Course offerings will vary each year. Consult the associate graduate director to select an appropriate sequence of courses.


View a summary of the MAM-FB program curriculum.

Program Schedule and Timeline

You may apply to the MA program in any quarter. (View a list of application deadlines per quarter.) Evening and select weekend courses are designed to accommodate working professionals. Courses generally meet one evening per week for 10 to 11 weeks.

Time to complete the degree depends on previous business coursework taken (for undergraduate business majors) and number of classes taken per quarter (including summers). Typically you will take one or two classes per quarter. On average, students complete the MA in about two years.