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Master of Business Administration and Master of Education in Educational Leadership Dual Degree

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Sandra Reid, Ph.D., M.B.A. Program Director
Deborah H. Tribble, Ph.D., M.Ed. in Educational Leadership Program Director

The Master of Business Administration and Master of Education in Educational Leadership Dual Degree is a 54-hour program. Graduates will receive a Master of Business Administration and a Master of Education. The dual degree program will be most relevant to students who want strong understanding and skills both in developing business models and in leading educational organizations effectively from an administrative perspective.


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.

  1. M.B.A. prerequisites are 15 hours at the 5000-level or 27 hours at the undergraduate level.
  2. M.Ed. in Educational Leadership prerequisites are a conferred bachelor’s degree.

Continuance in the M.Ed. in Educational Leadership program past the first 12 hours is pending submission of a satisfactory score on the Miller Analogies Test (MAT) or Graduate Record Examinations® (GRE®).

A waiver of the GRE or MAT requirement may be considered if the student meets one of the following conditions:

  • Earns an “A-“ or higher in each of the first four courses (12 hours) of graduate coursework in the DBU College of Education, or
  • Holds a Bachelor’s degree from the DBU College of Education earned within the past five years with a cumulative GPA of 3.25 or higher, or
  • Holds a Master’s degree from DBU.

Study Plan

  • 24 hrs
    M.B.A. Required Curriculum
  • 30 hrs
    M.Ed. in Educational Leadership Required Curriculum
  • 54 hrs
    Total Dual Degree

Master of Business Administration

Required Common Curriculum (24 Hours)


Required Common Curriculum (30 Hours)

Two signature assessments are required for each three-hour education course.