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Graduate Catalog 2015-2016 
    
Graduate Catalog 2015-2016 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Master of Science in Administration, M.S.A.


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 The Master of Science in Administration degree is designed for students with a non-business undergraduate background or who desire further preparation in leadership. Students with an undergraduate degree from an accredited four-year institution may be accepted in the program with minimum prerequisites upon compliance with the admission requirements for graduate study.

The emphases in the MSA are:

  • Church Administration
  • Customized (See below)
  • Nonprofit Leadership
  • Outdoor Education

Admission Requirements

In addition to the admission requirements for graduate study, a candidate for a Master of Science in Administration will comply with the following, if required:

In some instances a Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) taken within the past five years.

Admission to the Program

The program is designed for part-time students. Part-time students may enter the program at the beginning of any semester based on when courses are offered.

Courses for the Master of Science in Administration


The program consists of 30 hours of courses including six courses (18 hours) in the business area and the emphasis of four courses (12 hours) in the professional area. In addition, students who have not taken undergraduate accounting must take ACCT 505  or equivalent. Select one of the areas of emphasis in Church Administration, Customized, Nonprofit Leadership, or Outdoor Education.

Core Subtotal 18 Hours


Required for students who have not taken undergraduate equivalent*


Subtotal 3 Hours


Emphasis in Church Administration


Select twelve (12) hours of electives from:


  • RELB, RELP, or RELT

Subtotal 12 Hours


Required for students who have not taken undergraduate equivalent*


Subtotal 3 Hours


Core Subtotal 18 Hours


Total 30-33 Hours


Emphasis in Customized (must be approved in advance with the dean)


Select twelve (12) hours from the following courses:


  • ACCT, BEXM, BHRM, BMKT, BUAD, COUN, CPHE, CPTR, ECON, EDAD, EDIL, EDLE, EDOE, EDUC, FNCE, HADM, NPLD, NRSG, RELB, RELP, RELT or SOCW in consultation with your adviser.

Subtotal 12 Hours


Required for students who have not taken undergraduate equivalent*


Subtotal 3 Hours


Core Subtotal 18 Hours


Total 30-33 Hours


Emphasis in Nonprofit Leadership


Select six (6) hours from:


  • ACCT, BEXM, BHRM, BMKT, BUAD, FNCE, HADM, NPLD electives.

Select an additional six (6) hours from:


  • ACCT, BEXM, BHRM, BMKT, BUAD, COUN, CPHE, CPTR, EDAD, EDIL, EDLE, EDOE, EDUC, FNCE, HADM, NPLD, NRSG, RELB, RELP, RELT or SOCW in consultation with your adviser

Subtotal 12 Hours


Required for students who have not taken undergraduate equivalent*


Subtotal 3 Hours


Core Subtotal 18 Hours


Total 30-33 Hours


Emphasis in Outdoor Education


Subtotal 3 Hours


Select nine (9) hours from:


  • Elective course offerings in EDOE from the School of Education and Psychology

Subtotal 9 Hours


Required for students who have not taken undergraduate equivalent*


Subtotal 3 Hours


Core Subtotal 18 Hours


Total 30-33 Hours


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