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Church/Not-for-Profit Management for Pre-Seminary

The Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration with an emphasis in Church/Not-for-Profit Management for Pre-Seminary Students is specifically designed to prepare pastors to understand all aspects of their church’s organization.

Concordia-Chicago Church/Not-for-Profit Management for Pre-Seminary Program Overview

This means that as a pre-seminary student, you can be both a leader through faith and a pastor who understands the challenges facing church leadership.

Church/Not-for-Profit Management for Pre-Seminary Course Information

You will take required theology and language courses as well as courses taught in the College of Business. A few examples include:

  • accounting
  • economics
  • statistics
  • management
  • ethics
  • marketing and
  • business law

Specialized courses in not-for-profit accounting, volunteer management and contract management will prepare you for the unique situations that churches and non-profits face on a daily basis. You can also explore elective courses such as creative thinking skills, small business management and accounting and advanced business law.

For details about required courses (BA), (BS) and course descriptions, please visit our online catalog.

Church/Not-for-Profit Management for Pre-Seminary Major Opportunities 

The College of Business’ supervised internship experience allows you to receive academic credit while gaining practical work experience in the field. The campus’ location, as well as the proximity of public transit, opens up a number of exciting internship and networking opportunities with churches and other not-for-profit organizations in Chicago, the Oak Park and River Forest communities, and nearby suburbs.

Student organizations, like the CUC chapter of Phi Beta Lambda, provide educational opportunities, professional events and learning experiences outside of the classroom. Members connect with speakers who can help with job placement, leadership development and more. You also have the option to study abroad, where you can learn about other cultural approaches to business in a memorable, hands-on way.