Combined MBA/Master of Divinity

  • College

    School of Business, School of Theology

  • Degree

    MBA, M.Div.

  • Location



Extend your impact by developing key business skills

Answering the call to ministry requires leadership, purpose, and a commitment to helping others. Through Mercer’s Combined Master of Business Administration (MBA) and Master of Divinity (M.Div.), students can extend their impact as a servant leader by developing the skills necessary for success in ministry settings with business coursework that complements theological studies. Offered through Mercer University’s School of Business and School of Theology, the combined degree program will develop comprehensive leaders who flourish in various ministry settings.

  • Learn practical applications of accounting, finance, marketing, and economics for informed decision making as a leader in ministry
  • Prepare for career advancement by developing management and leadership skills
  • Apply certain course credits between programs to satisfy both degree requirements

Program structure

Students must meet the admissions requirements for both the School of Theology and the School of Business. Students will apply to each school and must be admitted to both schools before qualifying for the combined degree program. Students will enroll in a combination of online and in-class theology courses and Evening MBA courses on Mercer’s Atlanta campus, and may complete the combined degree program within four years as a full-time student.

Professional development

Graduates of Mercer’s Combined MBA/M.Div. program are prepared to pursue ministry-related administrative and leadership positions such as:

  • Associate minister
  • Business consultant for congregations
  • Director of church operations
  • Director of student ministry
  • Ministry coordinator
  • Ministry strategist
  • Nonprofit director
  • Outreach director
  • Senior pastor

Learn more about our Combined MBA/M.Div.

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Coffee Chats

Grab your favorite cup of coffee or tea and join Mercer University’s School of Business online to chat about our MBA programs. This is a great opportunity to get to know our admissions team, program faculty, or current students in a casual, conversational setting. Ask any questions you may have and learn what it means to be a business student at Mercer. These sessions occur every second Wednesday of the month at 9:00 a.m. Register to join the online conversation.

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Meet the Faculty

Mercer’s School of Business is supported by a talented group of faculty who serve as mentors, professors, and experts in their fields. They are committed to equipping students with the skills needed to advance their careers.