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Master of Faith-Based Leadership and Management

The aim of the Master of Faith-Based Leadership and Management (MFBLM) degree is to enhance leadership and management in faith-based organisations, through the incorporation of current scholarship in both Theology and Business Administration.

The Master of Faith-Based Leadership and Management is designed as a qualification for a range of professionals who are involved in leadership and management of faith-based organisations and who seek advanced professional education to enhance their work.

The admission requirement is a degree or equivalent three-year qualification in any subject area with satisfactory grades. In cases where the student’s prior qualifications do not include theological study, he or she may be required to undertake one or more 300-level papers in theology in order to satisfy the prerequisites for specific 400-level papers in BIBS and/or CHTH.

The coursework component of the degree consists of three 20-point 400-level taught papers in Theology and four 15-point 400-level taught papers in the area of Business Administration. In each case there are a range of options to choose from.

The degree also involves the completion of a Research Project (MINS590) of around 20,000 words and worth 60 points in some area of the contemporary practice of leadership and management. A paper in Research Methods is required as a prerequisite for enrolment in MINS590. The Masters is designed to enhance a graduate's professional practice as a leader and manager in faith-based organisations and to enable advanced reflection and research on the practice of leadership and management.

All the Theology papers offered for this qualification will be taught by distance; most Theology papers will only be taught by distance, but a few papers will be taught both on campus and by distance in the same semester. The MBA papers are taught both on-campus and by distance. The Research Project can be done either on campus or by distance.

Master of Faith-Based Leadership and Management Regulations

Timetable for Theology and MBA papers

Download the timetable for Theology and MBA papers for the 2019 programme. (PDF, 365KB)

Contact us

For further information, contact Paul Trebilco
Email paul.trebilco@otago.ac.nz