Business Administration
&
Master of Divinity

Seminary Track

Be equipped for effectiveness in ministry or the marketplace.

Earn a B.A. in Business Administration and a M.Div. in 5 years

With the ever-changing culture, now is the time to prepare to lead in the church and the marketplace.

Course Information

Use the tabs below to explore the courses, outcomes, and further information on this program.

General Studies 30 Credits
EN 101 English Composition I 3
EN 102 English Composition II 3
HS 161 World History 3
HS 171 American History 3
HU 421 Great Books Seminar I 3
HU 422 Great Books Seminar II 3
MA 111 College Algebra 3
PH 103 Introduction to Philosophy 3
SP 105 Introduction to Public Speaking 3
BA 251 Management and Organizational Behavior* 3
Ministry Studies 22 Credits
32960 Introduction to Christian Missions 3
34300 Introduction to Biblical Counseling 3
32100 Personal Evangelism 3
45260 Discipleship and Family Ministry 3
40301 Pastoral Ministry (or) 3
40080 Christian Leadership
44910 Applied Ministry: Theology 1
30000 Christian Preaching (or) 3
45400 Christian Teaching
30020 Preaching Practicum (or) 3
40020 The Worship Church
Biblical and Theological Studies 51 Credits
20200 Old Testament Survey I 3
20220 Old Testament Survey II 3
22100 Hermeneutics 3
22200 New Testament Survey I 3
22220 New Testament Survey II 3
25100 Church History I 3
25120 Church History II 3
26200 Southern Baptist Heritage and Mission 3
27060 Systematic Theology I 3
27070 Systematic Theology II 3
27080 Systematic Theology III 3
28700 Christian Apologetics 3
20440 Hebrew Syntax & Exegesis 3
22440 Greek Syntax & Exegesis 3
20400 Elementary Hebrew 3
22440 Elementary Greek 3
40510 Personal Spiritual Disciplines 3
Business Core 39 Credits
BA 101 Introduction to Business 3
BA 211 Macroeconomics 3
BA 212 Microeconomics 3
BA 221 Financial Accounting 3
GS 221 Issues in Globalization 3
BA 226 Managerial Accounting 3
BA 241 Marketing 3
BA 261 Statistics 3
BA 310 Social Ventures & Global Studies 3
BA 361 Finance 3
BA 371 Business Law 3
BA 422 Entrepreneurship 3
BA 481 Strategic Management 3
Business Emphases (students may choose one of the emphases outlined above) 15 Credits
Total Degree Hours 199 Credits
Total Credits Earned in Class 157
Credits Earned by Examination 42
  • *This course takes the place of the General Studies course PS101 and is part of the Business Core.
    **The italicized courses above are master level courses taken in class followed by a separate examination to earn credit for the corresponding undergraduate course.

Learning Outcomes

  • Students will be able to demonstrate a knowledge of the Bible, interpret Scripture’s original meaning, and apply Scripture to contemporary situations.
  • Students will be able to integrate systematic and historical theology into a larger biblical framework.
  • Students will be able to demonstrate, conceptually and practically, a biblical worldview within the professional area of Business Administration.
  • Students will be able to explain the holistic concept of Business as Mission with respect to the fundamental concepts of business.
  • Students will recognize and recall key issues from accounting, economics, management, marketing, ethics, and finance, as well as international business issues.

Frequently Asked Questions

Graduates of Boyce's Business Seminary Track program will have a variety of career options available to them. The program is designed to strategically equip students for ministry in a changing world. Students will be equipped to serve as a pastor, church planter, missionary, or a bi-vocational pastor. In addition to ministry opportunities, students will also be prepared to serve the Lord in business too. Many of our business graduates have started jobs in marketing, finance and accounting, entrepreneurial start-ups, or within the non-profit sector of business.

Dr. David Bosch serves as the Program Coordinator for our business program and Dr. Michael Crawford serves as Associate Professor for the program too. You can meet Dr. Bosch and Dr. Crawford here.

As you progress through the program and begin taking seminary coursework, you will be taught by our world-renown faculty at Southern Seminary. You can learn more about them here.

As a part of this Seminary Track program, you'll be able to select from one of four business emphases. The options include Entrepreneurial Management, Non-Profit Management, Accounting and Financial Management, and Global Management. Each of these emphases offer students the ability to study an area of interest more than the Business core classes allow. As you prepare to graduate, having a deeper knowledge within one of these four emphases will better equip you to serve in ministry or the business career field.

As a prospective student, we have two next steps that we would love for you to consider taking. Follow the links below to take your next steps!

  • Visit Campus
  • Start your Application
  • Students who start their application must complete their application and submit the following additional documents:

  • Pastoral Recommendation
  • Spiritual Autobiography
  • Official High School Transcripts
  • Official ACT, SAT, or CLT test scores
  • Application Fee

  • You can view more information about our admissions requirements here.

    Students who are admitted into the Seminary Track program begin taking Seminary classes after their first year of study at Boyce College. After their first year, students officially begin working towards both the B.A. and M.Div. concurrently. After 5 years of full-time study, qualified students will graduate with both his or her B.A. and M.Div.

    Seminary Track students who are subsequently admitted into the concurrent Master of Divinity program will earn two degrees in as little as five years. The two degrees are the:

  • Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration
  • Master of Divinity
  • The Seminary Track program is designed for students who desire to be equipped for careers in the church and in the marketplace. With the world around us changing, the Business Seminary Track program will prepare students to serve the church while also have the necessary skills to work in the marketplace.

    Students who feel called to ministry are often encouraged to complete their Master’s of Divinity following the completion of their undergraduate degree. The Seminary Track helps merge a student’s academic pursuits into one five-year program. With one five-year program, students will be able to save approximately 2-3 years of education compared to completing a four year degree and then a three year MDiv. In addition, The Seminary Track program can save students upwards of $15,000-20,000 by condensing their education into our five-year program.

    For students considering the Seminary Track, there are two paths to gain entrance into the program:

    Track 1 - Standard Entry (following one year of study at Boyce)
    Students desiring to pursue the Seminary Track after their first year at Boyce may pursue admittance into the program after completing a minimum of 24 credit hours. Students wishing to begin the Seminary Track program must maintain a 3.5 GPA throughout their first year of study (at least 24 hours) and then undergo a character evaluation before gaining entrance into the program. After their first year of study, the student may complete the application process with his or her academic advisor.

    Track 2 - Transfer Student Entry
    Students transferring to Boyce College who would like to pursue the Seminary Track as a transfer student may also do so. If a student is transferring to Boyce with less than 24 hours of completed coursework must reach that minimum threshold to be able to apply for admission into the program. In some cases, however, if a student has already completed the necessary hours at the undergraduate level before transferring to Boyce may apply for acceptance into the program when they transfer to Boyce.

    Students are able to begin the admissions process during their second semester at Boyce or once they are considered “in progress” for at least 24 credit hours. This often occurs during the month of December for the Spring semester or June for the Fall semester. Students will go through their academic adviser to receive the application information.

    The character evaluation is intended to assess the Christian maturity of candidates and to consider their potential for success in graduate level study since the rigorous nature of this program will demand a lot of the student.

    Students not admitted to the Business Seminary Track are encouraged to consider some of Boyce College’s other excellent undergraduate degree options. Students can complete a traditional Boyce College bachelor’s degree and then enroll in the Alumni MDiv, finishing both degrees in as little as 6 years.

    Students who choose not to enroll in the Seminary Track will be able to transfer all of his or her Boyce College credit into the Business Administration bachelors degree or many other programs at Boyce.

    Students who enter the seminary track pay the standard tuition rate for Boyce College during their first year of study. If students are admitted into the concurrent MDiv after completing their first year of study, the remainder of their tuition costs are paid through a program fee over the next four years ($46,702 SBC; $62,313 non-SBC [2020-21 school year]). A down payment of $1,000 is due after the admissions process to secure a student’s spot in the concurrent degrees. Then the balance of the program fee is paid monthly over the next 48 months. Students who do not complete both degrees during the 48 month period are subject to a continuation fee of $1,000 per year.

    Yes. Seminary Track students may apply for Boyce College scholarships and must meet basic eligibility requirements including full-time study at the Louisville campus. Seminary Track students can apply for the need-based General Scholarship or the merit-based Academic Excellence Scholarship. Students who are members or members in-progress at a Southern Baptist church can qualify for the SBC tuition rate, which reduces tuition by 50%.

    Seminary Track students earn the credit hours toward their undergraduate degree in several ways. First, many classes will be taken at the undergraduate level. In addition, Seminary Track students will earn some of their hours through credit-by-examination tests at the conclusion of their semesters of study.

    Seminary Track students are considered undergraduates until they reach 120 credit hours, with full-time status is 12 credit hours per semester. Once they reach 120 credit hours, Seminary Track students are considered masters-level students, with full-time status changing to 9 credit hours per semester.

    Yes, Seminary Track students get the best of both worlds—the full undergraduate student life experience combined with the opportunity to achieve their academic goals more quickly. Seminary Track students live in undergraduate housing, take undergraduate courses throughout their degree, and can participate in Boyce College’s robust student life program.

    Beginning in the Fall of 2020, all Boyce College Seminary Tracks are able to be completed online. Click here to learn more about online learning.

    Degree Emphases

    Bachelor of Arts—Business Administration

    Entrepreneurial Management 15 Credits
    BA 301 Market Research & Cons. Beh. 3
    BA 322 Social Entrepreneurship 3
    BA 351 Operations & Project Management 3
    BA 362 Entrepreneurial Finance 3
    BA 489 Internship or Upper Level Elective 3

    Bachelor of Arts—Business Administration

    Non-Profit Management 15 Credits
    BA 321 Non-Profit Leadership & Management 3
    GS 231 Transformational Development & Relief 3
    BA 351 Operations & Project Management 3
    BA XXX Pick 1 of these three courses: 3
    Non-Profit Accounting & Finance
    BA 462 Intermediate Finance
    BA 322 Social Entrepreneurship
    BA 489 Internship or Upper Level Elective 3

    Bachelor of Arts—Business Administration

    Financial & Accounting Management 15 Credits
    BA 301 Intermediate Accounting 3
    BA 462 Intermediate Finance/FSA 3
    BA 304 Audit 3
    BA XXX Pick 1 of these three courses: 3
    Non-Profit Accounting & Finance
    Tax Accounting
    Entrepreneurial Finance
    BA 489 Internship or Upper Level Elective 3

    Bachelor of Arts—Business Administration

    Global Management 15 Credits
    GS 341 On-field Language & Culture I 3
    GS 342 On-field Language & Culture II 3
    GS 441 On-field Language & Culture III 3
    GS XXX Pick 1 of these two courses: 3
    BA 321 Non-Profit Leadership & Management
    BA 322 Social Entrepreneurship
    BA 489 Internship or Upper Level Elective 3
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