Build your business acumen, grow your congregation and strengthen your Christian faith with an online church management MBA from Campbellsville University.

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Program Details

Next Start Date: 5/08/2024
Course Length: 8 Weeks
Estimated Length: 2 Years
Credit Hours: 36
Cost Per Credit: $514
Accreditation: IACBE

MBA Church Management Overview

With an online church management MBA from Campbellsville University, you will expand your business expertise as it relates to managing a church and learn how religious institutions utilize their foundations in faith to excel in the modern dynamic economy. Campbellsville University created the degree for those who are already in church leadership positions—such as executive pastors, church administrators and lay leaders. Alternatively, this program is applicable to business leaders with a desire to transition from the private sector to a church setting. The program is also ideal for those who are recent bachelor’s degree graduates and practicing professionals wanting to further their education. CU’s faculty members provide insight into the field using their real-world experience.

Churches face a unique set of challenges in today’s economy, and our curriculum addresses and prepares you for these challenges by exploring concepts such as leadership development, innovation in the contemporary church and spiritual formation.

Through the program’s church management courses, you will learn skills to improve your pastoral and organizational leadership, explore the innovative trends that are shaping the contemporary church, and examine the rights and responsibilities of a Christian within the workplace. Additionally, the online MBA program’s core classes will provide you with foundational business knowledge in areas such as accounting, business ethics, managerial finance and human resource management.

Campbellsville University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). Additionally, our online MBA programs are accredited by the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE).

For additional information about our other MBA concentrations, view the pages below.

Online MBA Concentrations

Course Map

The online MBA in church management is made up of a total of 36 credit hours. There are nine core courses plus three courses specific to the church management track.

Admissions Requirements

In order to apply to Campbellsville University’s accredited online church management program, students must complete or submit for review the following steps:

  1. Complete the online application
  2. Three reference letters, one being a professional reference
  3. Official college transcript with a minimum 2.5 GPA*
  4. Resume
  5. Essay including a statement of professional goals

* Applicants with a 2.499 or lower cumulative GPA are welcome to apply. For applicants in this category, the completion of the GRE or GMAT exam is strongly recommended for admissions review.

Costs & Financial Aid

The online MBA in church management costs $514 per credit hour. In order to help students afford their education, Campbellsville University’s staff is available to work with students to discover available financial aid options.

Careers in Church Management

Graduates of Campbellsville's online MBA in church management can apply their knowledge to various careers within the business side of the church. Potential outcomes include:

Why CU Online?

Focused on Your Growth

Our well-rounded education in the arts and sciences is central to our goal of fostering your personal and professional growth.

Faith-Based Education

Founded in 1906 as a Christian university, we welcome diverse perspectives and prepare students to become Christian servant leaders.

Affordable and Convenient

Campbellsville seeks to provide an affordable education for its students. Our online degree programs are in a convenient format, so you can study whenever and wherever you want.


Campbellsville University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award certificates, associate, baccalaureate, master's and doctoral degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the status of Campbellsville University.

Benefits of Learning Online

Campbellsville University offers several dynamic online degrees so that students can continue their education and hone their skills. Campbellsville’s online campus has been recognized as one of the best by numerous outlets. The institution’s faculty members have real-world experience in their fields, so students can get a glimpse of working in their prospective career. Students can also conveniently fit online coursework into their busy schedules.

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