Ministry Leadership

Grow Your Faith and Help Others Find Theirs With Our Impactful Ministry Leadership Degree

You can change the world for Christ locally and globally with a B.S. in Ministry Leadership from MACU. This well-rounded degree program prepares you to communicate, lead, care and think biblically and theologically as you enter into entry-level ministry positions. Program graduates may fulfill various roles within church ministry and nonprofit or parachurch organizations as a pastor, teacher, leader and administrator or pursue graduate studies.

In addition to the foundational Bible and theology courses, other courses address Christian formation, evangelism and discipleship, worship, homiletics, youth ministry, church administration, pastoral care, inductive Bible study methodology, Church of God (Anderson, Ind.) and Wesleyan theology, nonprofit and American church law and experiential learning opportunities.

As a unique feature of the B.S. in Ministry Leadership degree, this degree can be taken as a multi-disciplinary program with one of our other programs.

What Will You Learn in Our Ministry Leadership Program?

It's vital for future ministers and pastors to have a firm grasp of the Bible and how to read, interpret and apply its teachings in different situations. Our B.S. in Ministry Leadership degree will equip you with a strong foundation in biblical history and the Christian Church, preparing you to minister others with a firm understanding of biblical principles. Our ministry professors include licensed pastors and theological experts who have committed their lives to Christ by furthering His ministry in the classroom. 

Why Choose MACU?

Mid-America Christian University strives to prepare students for their future career paths in churches, nonprofit organizations, missions and more by providing an accredited, affordable education that is grounded in biblical principles.

With a low student-professor ratio that allows for a truly personalized experience, knowledgeable professors who are professionals in their field and a vibrant campus community that includes both residential and commuting students, MACU provides a truly special college experience. In addition to growing your knowledge base in preparation for your future career, you will experience spiritual growth through a close-knit Christian community, chapel services, devotionals, clubs and more.

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ACCN2103 Principles of Financial Accounting
Fundamental accounting relationships; completion of the accounting cycle; accounting process for merchandising enterprises; receivables, payables, and inventories; deferrals, accruals, and intangible assets; and formation. Offered every fall semester.
ACCN2203 Principles of Managerial Accounting
Accounting systems, concepts, and principles; formation, organization, and operations of corporations and partnerships; departments and branches, statement analysis, cost, and management. Prerequisite: ACCN 2203. Offered every spring semester.
ACCN3903 Intermediate Accounting I
This course will focus on valuation and other theoretical problems in accounting for cash, temporary investments, receivables, inventories, long-term investments, plant and equipment, and intangible assets. Prerequisites: BUAD 2203 Offered every Fall semester.
ACCN3913 Intermediate Accounting II
This course will focus on the study of stockholders' equity, dilutive securities, investments, issues related to income determination including revenue recognition, accounting for income taxes, pensions, leases and error analysis, preparation and analysis of financial statements, including price level changes and statement of changes in financial position. Prerequisite: ACCN 3903. Offered every Spring semester.
ACCN3923 Cost Accounting
This course will study the development of cost accumulation and reporting systems that complement a firm's strategy and structure; how activity-based cost management systems increase competitiveness by helping a firm manage its costs, processes, and people. Prerequisite: ACCN 3913. Offered every Spring even numbered years.
ACCN3933 Income Tax Accounting I
This course will examine Federal income taxation and individual, corporate, and partnership income tax laws and regulations. Emphasis will be on developing a broad perspective on structure, administration, rationale of federal income tax system. Prerequisite: ACCN 3913. Offered every Fall, even numbered years.
ACCN3943 Income Tax Accounting II
This course will focus on the study of taxation of corporations, partnerships from organization through liquidation; relative merits of conducting business through partnership, corporation, proprietorship, S corporation; introduction to tax research. Prerequisite: ACCN 3933. Offered every Spring, odd numbered years.
ACCN3953 Accounting Information Systems
A study of the structure, flow, and use of financial and non-financial data in computer-based environments with a heavy emphasis on ensuring data integrity. Conceptual data modeling using business rules, normalization, structured query language (SQL), and physical database design and data administration. Course includes crossfunctional team project with phased deliverables. Prerequisite: ACCN 3913. Offered every Spring, odd numbered years.
ACCN4173 Governmental and Non-Profit Accounting
Governmental and Non-Profit Accounting covers accounting principles applicable to federal, state and local governments and other non-profit entities. This course includes fund accounting principles used in recording assets, liabilities, equity, revenues and expenditures along with analysis and interpretations of financial statements of governmental and non-profit entities.
ACCN4443 Advanced Financial Accounting
This course is designed to impart a detailed understanding of alternative accounting principles and practices and their effects on balance sheet valuation and income statements, including critical evaluation of these alternatives. Subjects covered include: foreign currency transactions, partnership accounting and accounting for non-profit organizations and governmental entities. Prerequisite: ACCN 3913. Offered every Fall, odd numbered years.
ACCN4623 Accounting Legal Environment
This course familiarizes students with the fundamentals of external financial reporting for business enterprises and not-for-profit entities. The financial accounting segment of the course focuses on the preparation, analysis, and limitations of financial statements in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP). The conceptual framework that serves as the basis on which financial reporting standards are developed is also discussed. The managerial accounting segment of the course covers such internal reporting issues as break-even analysis, capital budgeting, cost behavior patterns, and cost allocation. The legal component of the course addresses the formation of different types of business entities (e.g., corporation and partnership) and the regulatory role that the SEC, PCAOB, and Sarbanes-Oxley play in financial reporting. Prerequisite: ACCN 4243. Offered every Fall, even numbered years.
ACCN4633 Auditing
This course will study the general framework underlying auditing, role of audit standards in planning and conduct of audits, effect of regulation, ethics, liability, and audit practices. Prerequisite: ACCN 3953. Offered every Fall, odd numbered years.
BUAD2103 Principles of Accounting I
Fundamental accounting relationships; completion of the accounting cycle; accounting process for merchandising enterprises; receivables, payables, and inventories; deferrals, accruals, and intangible assets; and formation. Offered every fall semester.
BUAD2203 Principles of Accounting II
Accounting systems, concepts, and principles; formation, organization, and operations of corporations and partnerships; departments and branches, statement analysis, cost, and management. Prerequisite: BUAD 2103. Offered every spring semester.
BUAD2503 Business and Professional Communications
Principles of effective communication in a business environment. Practice in the preparation of letters, reports, and other forms of business writing. Prerequisites: ENGL 1103 and ENGL 1203. Offered every spring semester.
BUAD3403 Business Finance
Financial principles and functions with applications to business organizations, including investment, dividend decision, and an introduction to the models and tools used for financial analysis. Offered every fall semester.
BUAD4303 Human Resource Administration
Human relations and adjustment in all forms of institutional and business organizations. The course deals with such problems as proper placement of the individual, training, incentive, methods of supervision, discipline, promotion, and retirement. Offered spring semester: odd numbered years.
ECON1103 Introduction to Economics
An introduction to basic economics concepts. It will relate principles such as scarcity, opportunity cost, and markets to current events. This practical non-major course provides tools for economic analysis. (humanities, social/behavioral science, general education elective, elective)
ECON3503 Applied Macroeconomics
This course is an overview of the field of macroeconomics emphasizing how national income, unemployment, inflation, and economics growth are determined. Additional topics reviewed include taxation, the multiplier model, money and banking, and business cycles. The effects of government policy on the economy are also discussed. The course will also include the study of international economics and globalization. Prerequisite ECON 1103
ECON3603 Applied Microeconomics
This course is an examination of basis economic principles with application to current economic situations. Emphasis is on understanding how households and business firms make decisions in the economy. Topics include how prices are determined and how they help solve economic problems of scarcity, the distribution of income and wealth, problems of monopoly power, labor unions and labor problems, environmental and energy concerns, and how other aspects of the economy affect businesses and individuals. Prerequisite ECON 1103.
MGMT2103 Business Software Applications
Introduces the basic features of Microsoft Office, Windows basics and file management. Develops familiarity with Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Students demonstrate their ability to use a personal computer for word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation applications through weekly labs and projects.
MGMT3213 Applied Business Management
This three-credit-hour course provides an introduction to the principles of management. The emphasis is on understanding organizational theory, human relations, interpersonal communications, production, business ethics, and the development of management thought.
MGMT4103 Group and Organizational Communications
An introduction to the concepts of effective oral and written communication to include functioning in teams and other organizational settings as well as interpersonal exchanges.
MGMT4233 Principles of Business Law
This course provides a general introduction to the legal environment that affects individuals, businesses, and business transactions. In addition to providing a general introduction to the American legal system, this course will focus on specific legal topics such as contracts and the Uniform Commercial Code.
MGMT4413 Strategic Management
This course introduces the strategic, tactical, operational issues that arise in management of production and service operations; product and process design, facilities planning, quality management, materials management, operations planning and scheduling, emerging technologies in production and service management. This serves as a capstone for the program. Prerequisite MGMT 2103
MGMT4503 Financial Analysis for Managers
Finance is the art and science of handling money. In the modern world virtually every organization, public and private, runs on money. That includes families, businesses, governments, and nonprofit enterprises. The study of finance will be broadly divided into two areas: (1 cr.) Investments and financial markets and (2 cr.) the financial management of companies. These are separate but related. A financial system involves flows of money and paper between them.

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