Academic Advisor: Raimond Luntungan

The MSA program is designed for administrators, directors and managers who have no undergraduate business background but desire graduate education to assist them as they transition into management positions in their field. In recognition of this need AIIAS offers the Master of Science in Administration (MSA) with emphases in Church Administration and Management Studies. The program is accredited by the Adventist Accrediting Association (AAA).

When to Begin

Students who plan to take the full-time MSA program on the main campus are advised to meet the required course sequences. The best time to start the MSA program is at the beginning of the first semester (June) or the beginning of the second semester (October) in order to avoid scheduling problems and delay in the completion of their program. All students should coordinate their arrival on campus with the Business Department (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

Admission Requirements

  1. Hold a four-year baccalaureate degree or its equivalent with a minimum GPA of 3.00 (on a 4.00 point scale).
  2. Demonstrated English proficiency.


  1. Three years of full-time work experience.
  2. For the Church Administration emphasis, 12 credits of religion are required, with at least one course in each of the following three areas: Adventist Beliefs, Adventist History or Spirit of Prophecy, and Biblical Studies.


  1. Complete 38 credits of course work as identified in the MSA curriculum below.
  2. Maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00.
  3. Complete the service learning requirements.
  4. Demonstrate the acquisition of the Professional Competencies by building and presenting an e-portfolio.


The curriculum of the MSA degree is made up of 38 semester hours of coursework as explained below. To be awarded the degree the student must satisfactorily meet the following requirements:

 * The Management Studies emphasis is also offered online (Academic Advisor: LeRoy Ruhupatty)

Program Structure & Credits

Program Structure Credits
Core 20
Elective from business or emphasis 6
Emphasis 9
Project 3
Total 38


Master of Science in Administration Curriculum


Complete the following seven courses:

   20 units
BUAD 615 Marketing Management (3)
BUAD 691 Strategic Management (3)
BUAD 660

Management Information Systems (3)

EDAD 640 Institutional Finance (3)
LEAD 610 Biblical Foundations of Leadership and Ethics (3)
RESM 520 Academic Writing (2)
One of the following: 
MGMT 610 Organizational Behavior (3)
MGMT 612  Human Resource Management (3)
Electives 6 units

Elective from Business (3)


Elective from Business/Area of Emphasis (3)


Complete three courses from one of the following emphases

9 units

Church Administration Emphasis   
LEAD 630 Church Leadership and Administration (3)
  Electives from CHMN or LEAD (3)
  Electives from CHMN or LEAD (3)
Management Studies Emphasis  
MGMT 624  Entrepreneurship (3)
One of the following: 
ACCT 645 Managerial Accounting and Control (3)
FNCE 640 Financial Management (3)
One of the following: 
BUIT 681 E-Marketing (3)
BUIT 682 E-Business (3)
PROJECT 3 units
BUAD 694  Master’s Project (3)
Total semester hours

38 hours

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