THE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS, GOVERNMENT, AND ECONOMICS DIFFERENCE
Grounded in sound theological reflection and rigorous business education, Seattle Pacific’s School of Business,
Government, and Economics and Seattle Pacific Seminary provide dual degrees in business and theology. Through
applied, experiential, and collaborative-based curriculum, students gain purpose-driven, cross-functional leadership
skills in business, government, and civil society, and discover how business principles and ethical practice unite
to lay a foundation for business as service to others.
A dual degree MBA/MA or MDiv from Seattle Pacific integrates business competence and Christian character, inviting
students to think and act strategically, apply in-depth knowledge, communicate effectively with various teams, and
learn to provide values-based leadership. This program is tailored to meet the needs of today’s leaders who
wish to gain a strong theological education and management education to enhance their effectiveness in ministry,
business, non-profit, and public sector careers.
By pursuing dual degrees in Business Administration and Theology, you will bring together skills and knowledge in
both disciplines, enriching your graduate education and your career opportunities. You will also earn two advanced
degrees with fewer credits than it would take you to earn the same two degrees separately.
This program, combining an MBA or MA in
Management with an MA (Christian
Studies) or an MDiv, focuses on augmenting the
practical skills of a business degree with an exploration of the profound questions about how and why a Christian
business leader can find vocation in business. As many as 24 credits may be counted toward both degrees, for a
savings of about two academic quarters worth of time and tuition.
Why Seattle Pacific?
From its inception in 1977, SPU's School of Business, Government, and Economics upheld an unwavering
dedication to excellence ― quality faculty and curricula, commitment to values and ethics, and dedication to
graduating students ready and able to impact their professional and personal worlds.
- AACSB + ATS Accreditation
Seattle Pacific was the first school of the nearly 100-member Council for Christian Colleges and Universities
to achieve the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) distinction. AACSB
International represents the highest standard of achievement for business schools worldwide. As a member, we
are part of a united movement to improve the quality of business education around the world, helping to
develop the next generation of great leaders. SPU is also listed as a Best Business School in
the West by The Princeton Review. In addition to AACSB accreditation,
Seattle Pacific Seminary is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of the Association of Theological
Schools, a membership organization of more than 270 graduate schools.
- Deep Ethics Emphasis
Built on an ethical foundation, this dual degree program at SPU offers first-class business education through
the lens of Christian faith and values. Students take at least two ethics classes, and ethical issues are
integrated throughout the curriculum. The School of Business, Government, and Economics also operates the Center for Integrity in Business.
- Flexible Format
The dual degree program offers students countless opportunities for interaction with one another and with
faculty beyond the classroom, all while keeping in mind that many students are working professionals. Our
evening courses are designed to accommodate varying work schedules. Classes are smaller, allowing students
to get involved with professors and fellow students in a cooperative and reciprocal learning environment.
- Mentor Program Advantage
At SPU, students are encouraged to follow their inspiration and imagination while benefiting from a top-rated
mentor program that connects them with professionals in their chosen fields of study. To enhance the dual
degree experience, we offer a mentor
program that gives students access to more than 900
business people and professionals from a variety of companies, industries, roles, and levels of
experience. Meet one-on-one with a mentor or multiple mentors for a richer learning experience and to
gain network resources for future contacts.
- Connected Alumni
When you graduate with an MBA or MA in Management combined with an MA (Christian Studies) or an MDiv from
SPU’s School of Business, Government, and Economics and Seattle Pacific Seminary, you join a community of alumni who stay connected. As a dual degree graduate, you'll find experienced and
engaged, top-level business professionals eager to lend their support.
- Robust Suite of Career Services
Dual degrees in Business Administration and Theology will enable you to serve in the marketplace as a
Christian grounded in the Scriptures and theology. You could also serve as a business or finance manager of
a church or parachurch organization.