Master of Pastoral Studies / Master of Business Administration Program

The dual Master of Pastoral Studies and Master of Business Administration (M.P.S./M.B.A.) is designed for current and future religious leaders seeking greater knowledge of business practices and for current and future business leaders seeking a greater understanding of spirituality and the religious search for meaning that underpins all human efforts.

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2015-2016 MPS/MBA On-Campus Degree Program Course Listing (DPCL)

Degree Requirements

Students need to complete the foundation courses in both the Institute for Ministry and College of Business before taking the core courses. Students will finish with a capstone:

Program Requirements

Upon completion of the program, the student will be awarded two separate degrees. The requirements for both must be completed, however, before either degree can be awarded. The student must be enrolled in both degree programs simultaneously in order to take advantage of the tuition and credit hour discounts.

Students failing to meet all of the requirements of the program are awarded the Master of Pastoral Studies or Master of Business Administration degree only if they fulfill the complete, non-reduced, requirements for the individual degree as outlined in the Loyola Institute for Ministry or College of Business bulletins, respectively.


Currently, LIM students may register for up to 6 credits in the College of Business at the discounted LIM tuition rate. All other College of Business courses will be taken at the College of Business tuition rate. Current tuition and fee schedules are available through the Office of Student Finance.

M.P.S. Theological Core Courses: 18 credit hours
LIM G703 Introduction to Practical Theology (1st course) 3 crs.
LIM G704 Spirituality, Morality, and Ethics 3 crs.
LIM G711 Jewish Roots of Christian Faith (Old Testament) 3 crs.
LIM G712 Christian Origins (New Testament) 3 crs.
LIM G714 Grace, Christ, and Spirit (prerequisite: LIM C703) 3 crs.
LIM G722 Church, Sacraments, and Liturgy 3 crs.

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M.P.S. Focus Area Courses: 6 credit hours (Choose two)
LIM G819 Spirituality and the Theology of Work 3 crs.
LIM G820 Ministry in the Marketplace 3 crs.
LIM G844 Parish Life and Ministry 3 crs.
LIM G845 Contemporary Issues in Pastoral Ministry 3 crs.

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M.B.A. Immersion Weeks: 4 credit hours
BA B701 Launch Week 1 cr.
BA B702 Venture Week 1 cr.
BA B703 Career Week 1 cr.
BA B704 Ethics and Social Justice Week 1 cr.

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M.B.A. Core Courses: 24 credit hours
ACCT B715 Managerial Accounting and Financial Reporting 3 crs.
BA B750 Global Strategy 3 crs.
DECS B725 Quantitative Modeling and Economics 3 crs.
FIN B700 Advanced Financial Management 3 crs.
MGT B705 Leadership Communication 3 crs.
MGT B711 Operations and Supply Chain Management 3 crs.
MGT B760 Strategic Leadership 3 crs.
MKT B700 Marketing Management 3 crs.

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M.B.A. Capstone Course: 3 credit hours
BA B855 Capstone* 3 crs.

 * Note: The capstone course must be taken during the last semester in residence.  A grade of B (3.0) or higher is required.

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