Church/Not-for-Profit Management for Pre-Seminary

The Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration with an emphasis in Church/Not-for-Profit Management for Pre-Seminary Students is specifically designed to prepare pastors to understand all aspects of their church’s organization.

Concordia-Chicago Church/Not-for-Profit Management for Pre-Seminary Program Overview

This means that as a pre-seminary student, you can be both a leader through faith and a pastor who understands the challenges facing church leadership.

Church/Not-for-Profit Management for Pre-Seminary Course Information

You will take required theology and language courses as well as courses taught in the College of Business. A few examples include:

  • accounting
  • information technology
  • finance
  • economics
  • statistics
  • management
  • ethics
  • marketing 
  • business law

Specialized courses in not-for-profit accounting, volunteer management and contract management will prepare you for the unique situations that churches and non-profits face on a daily basis. You can also explore elective courses such as creative thinking skills, small business management and accounting and advanced business law.

For details about required courses and course descriptions, please visit our online catalog.

Major Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate sound verbal and written communication skills for working with others in not for profit and other types of organizations.
  2. Identify and demonstrate the ethical, legal, and social responsibilities of not-for-profit and other organizations and their stakeholders.
  3. Explain the implications of the global business and political environment on not-for-profit organizations.
  4. Demonstrate accounting and finance concepts, methods and procedures to support decisions in [i.e., governance, grants, and contract management].
  5. *Use quantitative and qualitative skills to make sound management decisions.
  6. Identify and evaluate use of technology as it affects not for profit management and leadership.

Church/Not-for-Profit Management for Pre-Seminary Major Opportunities 

The College of Business’ supervised internship experience allows you to receive academic credit while gaining practical work experience in the field. The campus’ location, as well as the proximity of public transit, opens up a number of exciting internship and networking opportunities with churches and other not-for-profit organizations in Chicago, the Oak Park and River Forest communities, and nearby suburbs.