Master of Arts in Management and Master of Education in Higher Education Dual Degree Program
Richard Nassar, M.A. in Management Program Director
Mamo Ishida, M.Ed. in Higher Education Program Director
The Master of Arts in Management and the Master of Education in Higher Education Dual Degree Program is a 54-hour program. Graduates will receive a Master of Arts in Management and a Master of Education in Higher Education. The dual degree program will be most relevant to students who want strong understanding, skills and competencies in developing leaders, organizational management, and in leading educational organizations within higher education effectively from an administrative perspective.
Studies in Higher Education provide individuals who are interested in a variety of areas in higher education with the opportunity to explore the various facets of post-secondary institutions. The purpose of the dual degree is to prepare students for successful and rewarding careers in a global business environment in leadership and management vocations. Faculty and staff members work closely with students to equip them with the knowledge and skills for future employment and leadership opportunities. The dual degree will give students the best of both worlds as the concepts are intertwined and integrated from a Christian perspective.
Individuals who are interested in higher education administration, student personnel work, university advancement, or teaching on the college level will enhance their immediate value to an organization with heightened leadership and analytical skill abilities developed within the course of study. Individuals sensing God‘s calling to be in higher education in any of these areas, or those who are in business organizations and who feel called to serve in higher education administration, will be greatly benefitted by the dual degree.
In order to pursue a Dual Master's Degree program, the applicant must apply to, meet the existing admission requirements for, and be accepted into each of the master's degrees which comprise the dual degree program.
Prerequisite course work must be satisfied for both degree programs.
- M.A. in Management prerequisites: 4.5 hours at the 5000-level or 9 hours at the undergraduate level
- Master of Education in Higher Education prerequisites: A conferred bachelor's degree
Continuance in each program past the first six hours is pending submission of a satisfactory score on the Miller Analogies Test (MAT) or Graduate Record Examinations® (GRE®).
- 24 hrs
- M.A. in Management Required Curriculum
- 24 hrs
- M.Ed. in Higher Education Required Curriculum
- 6 hrs
- Required Common Electives
- 54 hrs
- Total Dual Degree
- MANA 6310
- Leadership in Management
- MANA 6312
- Communications and Business Behavior
- MANA 6314
- Organizational Change and Development
- MANA 6319
- Operational Finance
- MANA 6320
- Business Ethics
- MANA 6323
- Human Resource Strategy (S-L)
- MANA 6360
- Managerial Strategy and Implementation (S-L) (Capstone)
- MRKT 6341
- Advanced Marketing Strategies
M.Ed. in Higher Education
Required Core Curriculum (24 hours)
- HIED 5300
- College and University Administration
- HIED 6310
- Legal Aspects and Finance in Higher Education
- HIED 6320
- Practicum in Higher Education (S-L)
- HIED 6330
- Research Methods in Higher Education
- HIED 6340
- History and Philosophy of Higher Education
- HIED 6361
- Teaching, Learning, and Student Development
- HIED 6373
- Methods for the Higher Education Administrator
- MACE 5302
- Biblical Servant Leadership
NOTE: Service Learning has been designated specifically through Human Resource Strategy (MANA 6323), Managerial Strategy and Implementation (MANA 6360), and the Practicum in Higher Education course (HIED 6320).
(S-L) = Course(s) with field-based service-learning component