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.


Career Opportunities

  • Pastor and Church Ministry Leader
  • Director of Worship Ministries 
  • Lead/Administrative Pastor 
  • Administrator of Social Service Organization
  • Administrator of Mission Organization 
  • Administrator of Educational Institution 
  • Church Office Administrator
  • Overseas Mission Director 
  • Church Accountant 
  • Synodical Agency Administrator
  • University of Seminary Administrator  

Church/Not-for-Profit Management for Pre-Seminary Program and Degree Overview

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

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.

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

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