Starting this fall, BC will offer a joint master's degree in business administration and pastoral ministry, which will take three years to earn, as well as a master's degree in pastoral ministry with a concentration in church management, which will require two years of coursework. For either degree, students will take classes on both religion and management and participate in a new colloquium on the integration of religion and business.
"This comes out of BC's desire to be assisting the church," said the Rev. William P. Leahy, president of Boston College. "I certainly hear people talking about the need for better management training."
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