Master of Ministry Management Executive Pastor

Master of Ministry Management | MMM

The Master of Ministry Management (M.MM) is a 30-hour online degree designed to equip executive pastors and church administrators for more effective service in the local church. The program combines biblical, theological and leadership courses from Clamp Divinity School with courses in organizational leadership in the College of Business at Anderson University.

Course Format

There are two delivery modes: Seated and Online. You are not locked into either of these formats throughout your program and course format may be subject to availability. Course duration will be seven-week terms (online) or fifteen-week semester (seated). You may take up to four courses per term (full-time student), but typically graduate students take one or two courses per term. The reduced schedule allows students to comfortably work and earn their degree at the same time. Online courses meet once a week, at most, via Zoom during the evening hours to alleviate schedule conflicts as much as possible.


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Program Overview

Anderson University offers a wide arrange of courses to fully prepare you for a successful career in ministry. Our seasoned professors understand the challenges facing ministry leaders today and are driven by a desire to see you not only survive, but thrive in ministry.

To overview a list of the courses you will be taking in the Master of Ministry Management, visit Anderson University (Course Requirements)

Program Overview

BUS501. Management Thought and Application assists students in developing essential management skills for a global business world. The course focuses on a study of management strategies and techniques and their application in the development of an ethical approach to improve managerial effectiveness. The students’ critical thinking and analytical skills will be honed. Cases and business simulations will be used to develop a knowledge base for use in the remaining courses of the program.

Admissions and Requirements

Anderson University accepts students on the basis of academic qualification, character and evidence of the potential to benefit from the university experience. Each applicant’s record will be examined for evidence reflecting potential for intellectual and social growth, strength of character, and seriousness of purpose. The University considers all qualified applications without regard to race, religious creed, place of national origin, sex, disability, or ethnic group. Admission will be on a competitive basis, with the best qualified students receiving priority.


Official transcripts for all coursework leading to completion of a bachelor and/or graduate degree(s) from a regionally-accredited institution that demonstrates an acceptable undergraduate grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale.

3 Recommendation Letters

These forms will become available to you during the application process. At least one must be from the pastor/minister of the local church where you are currently a member. If you are the pastor, then it may come from another ministry leader within the church. 


A one page essay explaining the reason for your application and the potential impact of this degree on your ministry. The purpose of the essay is to establish the applicant’s motivation for pursuing the degree and the applicant’s professional goals.
Official sealed transcripts are to be directly mailed to Admission Operations, 316 Boulevard Box 1127, Anderson, SC 29621

Transfer Hours

Up to 6 semester hours of graduate credit from a regionally-accredited college, university or seminary may be transferred into the degree program at the time the student is admitted, provided the grades earned were B or higher. Transferability of hours will be determined by the Dean based on equivalence to courses required in the MABTS program.

Provisional Acceptance

We understand that sometimes your educational journey does not work out the way you had originally planned. Clamp Divinity School offers Provisional Acceptance for those who are unable to meet the admissions requirements. The Admissions Committee of the Clamp Divinity School may establish additional conditions in order to have the provisional status removed. Student performance in the program will strongly factor into committee decisions.

Non-degree Seeking Student

Students who do not meet the prerequisites may also attend courses on a non-degree basis. Students must still complete the application process. Non-degree students will not receive academic credit, and courses will not apply toward an academic degree or be transferred to another institution.

Even if you do not meet all the requirements, let us know. Maybe we can work something out so that you can get started.

We understand that sometimes your educational journey does not work out the way you had originally planned. Clamp Divinity School offers leveling courses for those who are unable to meet the admissions requirements.

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Tuition and Financial Aid

U.S. News & World Report for 2023 named Anderson University as one of the “Best Value” schools among regional universities in the South, and the Wall Street Journal for 2022 named Anderson #25 for best student engagement among all universities in the United States. Clamp Divinity School seeks to offer you the highest quality education at the greatest value. For the most current tuition and fee information, visit