This is a 36 credit hour graduate degree program that is available through online and on campus classes.

Program classes:

MBIB 501 New Testament Introduction – 3 credit hours

This is an interdisciplinary study of the New Testament with an academic focus on topics, as well as exegetical processes. This class examines a wide range of scholarship for the entire New Testament canon, its historical setting, and both traditional and more current approaches to the text (including rhetorical, literary and social approaches).

MBIB 502 Old Testament Introduction – 3 credit hours

This is an interdisciplinary study of the Old Testament with an academic focus on topics, as well as exegetical processes. This class examines a wide range of scholarship for the entire Old Testament canon, its historical setting, and both traditional and more current approaches to the text (including rhetorical, literary and social approaches).

MBIB 601 Historical Biblical Leaders – 3 credit hours

This is an examination of Biblical leaders in the Old and New Testaments with a focus on characteristics of a godly leader as well as the success and flaws of the leaders in Scripture. In addition, great leaders of the church will be studied for insights for godly leadership.

MBIB 602 Biblical Issues for Leadership – 3 credit hours

In this class the student will study the issues from scripture concerning character and the fruit of the Spirit in connection to leadership. In addition, ethics will be examined from a Biblical Perspective.

MLEA 501 Organizational Leadership – 3 credit hours

This class is an exploration of what makes an effective leader. In this process both theory and practice in organizational leadership are examined through exploring major theories and research concerning leadership effectiveness.

MLEA 502 Christian Leadership Development – 3 credit hours

This class examines the process of becoming an effective Christian leader and examines the lives of many historical and biblical leaders. The student will explore several stages of leadership development while considering the issue of God’s providence in leadership development. In addition, leadership characteristics and issues for future leadership development will be explored.

MLEA 503 Strategic Leadership and Change – 3 credit hours

The concept of strategic leadership and vision will be examined from several perspectives including Biblical, anthropological and social views. In addition, the concept of organizational culture will be explored along with discovering methods for examining and changing this important aspect of organizations.

MLEA 504 Contemporary Leadership Issues – 3 credit hours

This class is an examination of contemporary issues for organizational and Christian leadership with a focus on new theories and their relevance to Biblical leadership. Some of the theories included in this research are servant, transformational, kenotic, authentic, and self leadership as well as contemporary thinking in other rising models of leadership.

MLEA 601 Case Analyses for Organizational & Church Leadership – 3 credit hours

Individual case studies for churches and other types of organizations will be studied in this class. The student will learn to develop case studies of different types for organizations for the purpose of understanding and making recommendations for the improvement of the organization.

MLEA 602 Organizational Research and Analysis – 3 credit hours

In this class the student will learn different methods of research analysis including qualitative, quantitative and mixed methods. In addition, qualitative analysis will be used for research topics related to Christian leadership.

MLEA 603 Global Leadership – 3 credit hours

Leadership and organizations are studied in the context of various cultures and culture is examined for its impact on leadership. The connection between societal, organizational, cultural and leadership effectiveness will be examined. In this process effective leadership attributes for global leadership will be developed and discussed.

MLEA 604 Culminating Experience in Leadership Studies – 3 credit hours

The student will synthesize the knowledge and skills learned throughout this program. This will be the development of a project or master’s thesis. This project will involve the issues learned in this program in analyzing an existing major organizational problem and recommending solutions or developing and testing a seminar or a written project promoting a particular thesis.