Master of Business Ministry and Management

Master of Business Ministry and Management (M.B.M.M.)

The Master of Business Ministry and Management degree is a 30-credit-hour degree designed to help leaders both serve and manage churches and other ministries. The logistics of ministry organizations are complicated, and require both theology and business acumen. This fully-online Master’s program is designed to meet both needs. Leaders (and future leaders) will develop skill in the economics and organizational aspects of ministry, but also will be rooted in sound theology and exegesis. The goal is that both individuals and organizations thrive and are fruitful, displaying faith, hope, and love, along with organizational wisdom and skill. This is a perfect “second step” degree for those seeking expertise beyond the bachelor's degree, and willing to dive into the interdisciplinary nature of both business and ministry. Students are welcomed from all undergraduate degree fields, and current practitioners will find something from every class to directly take into their ministries. For those who are solid in theology and exegesis, but see a need for additional organizational and business skills for ministry effectiveness, this unique degree will help upgrade their skill set for a multidimensional ministry. The program consists of ten courses, equaling thirty credit hours, to be taken in eight-week sessions. A student may finish in as little as a year and a half, but the program is flexible enough to be spread out over a longer period of time.

BUS 5015 Essentials in Business (the Good Start Track) is designed for those who do not have a background in business at the undergraduate level. Students provisionally accepted will also be required to enroll in BUS 5015 Essentials in Business. If the student has an undergraduate business degree, they are not required to take this course, but can elect to take it. If they do not elect to take it, they can choose from BUS5050 Marketing Management or BUS5070 HR Management to replace it.

Program Mission and Outcomes

The mission of the Adult Ministry Division is to engage the Warner online community with a Christ-centered worldview and to prepare students/graduates for effective ministry leadership and service which supports the institutional mission to graduate individuals who exemplify academic excellence and Christian character who are prepared to lead and committed to serve.

Students pursuing the Master of Ministry degree will meet the following four outcomes which coordinate with Warner University’s mission to provide academic excellence and a Christian learning environment.

  1. Graduates will have a deeper understanding of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, more effectively living it in daily life, and creatively sharing it in contemporary contexts.
  2. Graduates will demonstrate a general knowledge of each functional area of business.
  3. Theologically frame, create and execute a plan to solve a contemporary ministry leadership need, concern, or question using a process of community collaboration and storytelling.
  4. Demonstrate an understanding of and growing competencies in ministry hallmarks of spirituality, vision, leadership, connectedness and knowledge.
  5. Program graduates will be able to demonstrate the ability to analyze, explore, and synthesize old and new knowledge using effective business approaches.

Master of Business Ministry and Management Courses

BUS 5015Essentials in Business or3
BUS 5050Marketing Management or3
BUS 5070Human Resource Management3
BUS 5180Finance for Managers3
ACC 5020Managerial Accounting3
MGT 5030Organizational Behavior and Leadership3
MGT 5100Business Ethics and Social Responsibility from a Christian Worldview3
MGT 5200Strategic Management in Organization3
MIN 5045Change, Conflict, and Peacemaking3
MIN 5025Methods and Principles of Biblical Interpretation3
MIN 5055Systematic Theology3
MIN 5090Understanding Genesis3


Admission Requirements

  • Online application
  • Official Bachelor’s Degree transcripts from a regionally accredited institution
  • Cumulative 3.0 GPA (Students with a GPA of 2.68 – 2.99 will be admitted under a provisional acceptance.  Students with a GPA below 2.68 will be submitted to the Graduate Committee for review)
  • One-Page Faith Statement (Describe your view of God, Scripture, Salvation and the Church)
  • Ministry Reference Letter (Pastor’s reference)
  • Professional Reference Letter (From a personal, or profession reference)

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About Warner University

Warner University is a distinctly Christian university that strives to make a Christian liberal arts education accesible to all. We are committed to guiding individuals toward Christ-like character and intellectual maturity while equipping them to serve. We are located in beautiful Lake Wales, Florida, which is nearly the exact center of the Florida peninsula. We are just a short drive away from rapidly growing cities such as Lakeland and Winter Haven. At Warner we offer a variety of in-person and online degree plans. Choose Warner and answer God’s call, receiving an education that helps you pursue your dreams and grow closer to Christ.