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Combine business-savvy and spirituality

Master of Pastoral Studies and Master of Business Administration (Online)

Also available on campus.

Loyola’s online Master of Pastoral Studies and Master of Business Administration (MBA) dual degree program prepares graduates for rewarding careers and fulfilling lives. In the MBA program, students become well-versed in business theory and learning how to add value to organizations, while pastoral studies courses teach students how to incorporate faith-based values into their work in any field and to embrace practices that support the common good.

This dual master’s degree program in pastoral studies and business administration is ideal for students interested in religious or non-profit fields, such as in church and diocesan positions, nonprofit organizations and agencies, or Catholic and other faith-based healthcare facilities. The MPS/MBA program is also aimed at business leaders who want to integrate Christian spirituality into their work in any field while remaining alert to the significance of faith for employees and customers.


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Master of Pastoral Studies and Master of Business Administration Curriculum

Flexible online courses taught by experts.

Graduates of the online MBA dual degree enjoy considerable savings in both cost and time to earning their degrees, as completing each degree separately would require a total of 76 credit hours. However, the MPS/MBA dual degree requires only 61 credits, saving students 15 credit hours in coursework and tuition.


Degree Overview

61 Credits

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Loyola’s online MPS/MBA dual degree consists of 61 credit hours, which includes:

  • MPS core courses (18 credit hours)
  • MPS focus area courses (6 credit hours)
  • MPS elective (3 credit hours)
  • MPS capstone (3 credit hours)
  • MBA core courses (24 credit hours)
  • MBA elective (3 credit hours)
  • MBA immersion weeks (4 credit hours)

Check out the University Bulletin to view further curriculum information about Loyola's online MPS/MBA dual degree and download a program worksheet.

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What can you do with a dual Master of Pastoral Studies and MBA degree?

Discover your full potential

Loyola’s 100% online dual Master of Pastoral Studies (MPS) and Master of Business Administration (MBA) program will prepare you to excel in a wide range of careers, including:

  • Church/Diocesan Administrator
  • VP for Mission Integration
  • Non-Profit Executive
  • Faith-based Healthcare Leader
  • Any leadership role seeking to integrate business and spirituality


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