Master of Pastoral Studies / Master of Business Administration Program

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2016-2017 MPS/MBA On-Campus Degree Program Course Listing (DPCL)

The total number of credits for the dual degree is 72. Upon completion of this on-campus program, the student will be awarded two separate degrees. The requirements for both must be completed before either degree can be awarded. The student must be enrolled in both degree programs simultaneously in order to take advantage of the tuition and credit hour discounts.

Students failing to meet all of the requirements of the program are awarded the Master of Pastoral Studies or Master of Business Administration degree only if they fulfill the complete, non-reduced requirements for the individual degree as outlined in the Loyola Institute for Ministry or College of Business bulletins, respectively.

Students need to complete the foundation courses in both the Institute for Ministry and College of Business before taking the core courses. Students will finish with a capstone:

Further Information

MPS Theological Core Courses: 3 credit hours per course
LIM 703 Introduction to Practical Theology (1st course)
LIM 704 Spirituality, Morality, and Ethics
LIM 711 Jewish Roots of Christian Faith (Old Testament)
LIM 712 Christian Origins (New Testament)
LIM 714 Grace, Christ, and Spirit (prerequisite: LIM C703)
LIM 722 Church, Sacraments, and Liturgy

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MPS Focus Area Courses: 3 credit hours per course, select 2
LIM G819 Spirituality and the Theology of Work
LIM G820 Ministry in the Marketplace
LIM G844 Parish Life and Ministry
LIM G845 Contemporary Issues in Pastoral Ministry

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MBA Immersion Weeks: 1 credit hour per week
BA B701 MBA Experience Week
BA B702 Venture & Ideation Week
BA B703 Career Management Week
BA B704 Ethics & Social Justice Week

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MBA Core Courses: 3 credit hours per course
MGT B705 Strategic Communication
DECS B725 Managerial Economics & Statistics
ACCT B715 Financial & Managerial Accounting
BA B750 Competitive Strategy
MGT B710 Operations & Process Management
FIN B700 Financial Management
MKT B700 Marketing Strategy
MGT B700 Organizational Behavior & Leadership

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MBA Capstone Course: 3 credit hours
BA B855 Capstone*

 * Note: The capstone course must be taken during the last semester in residence.  A grade of B (3.0) or higher is required.

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