Combine business-savvy and spirituality.

Loyola’s online Master of Pastoral Studies and Master of Business Administration program prepares graduates for rewarding careers and fulfilling lives. In the MBA program, students become well-versed in business theory and learning how to add value to organizations, while Pastoral Studies courses teach students how to incorporate faith-based values into their work in any field and to embrace practices that support the common good.

Graduates enjoy considerable savings in both cost and time to earning their degrees, as completing each degree separately would require a total of 76 credit hours. However, the MPS/MBA dual degree requires only 55 credits, saving students 21 credit hours in coursework and tuition.

This dual master’s degree program in pastoral studies and business administration is ideal for students interested in religious or non-profit fields, such as in church and diocesan positions, nonprofit organizations and agencies, or Catholic and other faith-based healthcare facilities. It is also aimed at business leaders who want to integrate Christian spirituality into their work in any field while remaining alert to the significance of faith for employees and customers.

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Discover your full potential.

Loyola’s 100% online dual Master of Pastoral Studies and Master of Business Administration program will prepare you to excel in a wide range of careers, including:

  • Church/Diocesan Administrator
  • VP for Mission Integration
  • Any leader seeking to integrate business and spirituality
  • Non-Profit Executive
  • Faith-based Healthcare Leader

Flexible online courses, taught by experts.

Loyola’s online MPS/MBA consists of 55 credit hours taken as follows:

  • MPS Theological Core (18 credit hours)
  • MPS Focus Area (6 credit hours)
  • MBA Core (24 credit hours)
  • MBA Immersion Weeks (4 credit hours)
  • Elective (3 credit hours)

Core MPS courses include:

  • Introduction to Practical Theology
  • Grace, Christ, and Spirit
  • Jewish Roots of Christian Faith: Intro to Old Testament

Core MBA courses include:

  • Strategic Communication
  • Managerial Economics and Statistics
  • Organizational Behavior & Leadership

Download the degree program course listing (DPCL) to view program requirements in a helpful worksheet format. For a full list of course descriptions, click below.

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