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Exclusive Agreement Gives Ministry Students Added Pathway to Service

by Mark D. Weinstein, Executive Director of Public Relations

Dr. Jason Lee speaking with studentsCedarville University is pleased to partner with Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (SEBTS) to provide an MBA option that can be completed with the SEBTS Master of Divinity (MDiv) degree. The curriculum plan allows for completion of both programs in 97 hours. Students in the combined program receive preferred admission and the 15% Cedarville Partners discount on their Cedarville MBA tuition rate.

The agreement takes effect immediately. Students can register for the combined program at

According to the agreement, Cedarville will offer preferred admission, pricing and course transfer opportunities to students enrolled in SEBTS’s MDiv program who desire to add an MBA to their educational plan and ministry preparation. Through Cedarville’s school of business administration, students will benefit from a flexible, accredited and online MBA program that is taught from a biblical worldview and focuses on excellence in personal standards and discernment, stewardship of God-given talents and resources, leadership with a servant’s heart and kingdom influence through serving others.

— Danny Akin

Enrolled students will complete Cedarville’s general MBA, but will have the option to add one of five MBA specializations, including business analytics, cybersecurity management, healthcare administration, innovation and entrepreneurship and operations management, if they desire.

“We are pleased to offer students from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary a pathway to adding an MBA degree with their Master of Divinity,” said Thomas White, president of Cedarville University. “This partnership will equip leaders who bring both outstanding theological training and excellent business skills to their ministry setting.”

To enroll, SEBTS students will complete an abbreviated online application. The application fee will be waived for these enrolling students. Each applicant will be admitted to the Cedarville program pending confirmation by the SEBTS registrar that each student is enrolled in good standing, has completed an undergraduate degree, has completed a minimum of 18 credit hours at SEBTS and holds a cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher.

“This partnership with Cedarville University will enable us to equip men and women whom God has called to serve him in the workplace and business,” said Danny Aiken, president of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. “I am excited about how God will prepare a new army of servants for gospel advance through this joint venture between our two excellent schools.”

Southeastern Seminary, located in Wake Forest, NC, seeks to glorify the Lord Jesus Christ by equipping students to serve the Church and fulfill the Great Commission. Since 1950, Southeastern has trained and sent out thousands to minister in the United States and around the world. For more information about SEBTS, visit

Located in southwest Ohio, Cedarville University is an accredited, Christ-centered, Baptist institution with an enrollment of 4,380 undergraduate, graduate and online students in more than 150 areas of study. Founded in 1887, Cedarville is recognized nationally for its authentic Christian community, rigorous academic programs, including its Master of Business Administration (MBA), Master’s in Business Analytics, Healthcare MBA, Master’s in Cybersecurity, MBA in Innovation and Entrepreneurship, PharmD + MBA dual degree, MBA in Operations Management and Bachelor of Science in Economics programs, strong graduation and retention rates, accredited professional and health science offerings and high student engagement ranking. For more information about the University, visit

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