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Master of Arts in Management and Master of Education in Higher Education Dual Degree Program

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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.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

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.

PREREQUISITES:

Prerequisite course work must be satisfied for both degree programs.

  1. M.A. in Management prerequisites: 4.5 hours at the 5000-level or 9 hours at the undergraduate level
  2. Master of Education in Higher Education prerequisites: A conferred bachelor's degree
Program Continuance:

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®).


Study Plan

CURRICULUM OVERVIEW
  • 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

M.A. in Management

Required Core Curriculum (24 Hours)


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).