Dual Degree Pathway: Master of Divinity
and the MA in Management

Gain business knowledge and expertise needed to turn passion into a meaningful profession as you seek to make a difference in the world through humanitarian agencies, church and para-church organizations, or in the marketplace.

The Master of Divinity and Master of Arts in Management dual degree pathway allows students to earn an intensive one year management degree and then go on to complete the Master of Divinity in accelerated fashion. The program targets students interested in ministry and religious leadership, and in gaining business knowledge and expertise needed to turn passion into a meaningful profession.

The Master of Arts in Management

Wake Forest University School of Business, through its Master of Arts in Management program, is shaping future talent for organizations in the private and public sector. The 10-month program boasts a student population from 74 colleges and universities, and spans 46 undergraduate majors. The MAM program is designed specifically for recent liberal arts, sciences and engineering graduates who want to excel personally and professionally in today’s marketplace. As one of the most innovative programs in graduate business education, the MAM builds on the skills and knowledge gained in your undergraduate studies preparing you for a broad range of fields and careers.

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Plan of Study

The dual degree pathway can be completed over a total of three years, including summer sessions (based on full-time enrollment).  After students complete all requirements for the MAM program, the university will confer the Master of Arts in Management degree.  Students then complete the coursework required for the MDiv, with a maximum of 12 hours being transferred from the MAM toward the MDiv in order to truncate the amount of time to complete the degree.

Semester by Semester Overview
Summer Fall Spring
Year One Business (plus Divinity Orientation) Business Business
Year Two Divinity Divinity Divinity
Year Three Divinity Divinity Divinity

Students who complete the MA in Management are permitted to transfer 12 credits from that degree as MDiv general elective credits. If the LEAD project for the MA in Management is completed in a non-profit setting, it can also be counted as one of the required internships for the Master of Divinity.

How to Apply

Candidates must apply both to the School of Business and the School of Divinity, following the admissions requirements of the respective programs, and be accepted to each program.

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Tuition and Financial Aid

Students admitted to the MDiv and MAM dual degree pathway will pay full-time tuition during their enrollment in each respective school (ordinarily School of Business tuition and financial during their time in the MAM program and School of Divinity tuition and financial aid during the MDiv). Students are eligible for financial aid from each school only during the semesters in which the student is enrolled in each school.

School of Business scholarship awards are based on a student’s demonstrated leadership ability, prior internships or employment, extra-curricular activities, standardized test scores, final cumulative GPA, and other evidence indicative of academic success as a Master of Arts in Management student. Scholarship amounts and criteria will be reviewed and adjusted annually.

Accreditation Information

Wake Forest University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award baccalaureate, masters, and doctorate degrees. Questions about the accreditation of Wake Forest University may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097, by calling (404) 679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC’s website https://www.sacscoc.org.

Wake Forest University School of Divinity is accredited by the Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada, and the following degree programs are approved: