M.B.A. Blended

Ecclesial Administration and Management

Catholic University of America

12 months
21000 USD/year
21000 USD/year
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The Master of Science in Ecclesial Administration and Management at the Busch School of Business from the Catholic University of America is a one-year online program in management, accounting, finance, planning, and decision-making, that keeps spiritual goods firmly in view.


The Ecclesial Administration and Management program from Catholic University of America begins with three online courses in the Fall Term and includes a one-week intensive course held in person at the Villa Maria retreat center in Springfield, Illinois, in September. 

The normal mode of instruction is asynchronous, so that course lectures can be watched or listened to at the students’ convenience. Assignments are spaced to make allowance for pastoral duties. The two-course capstone on ecclesial decision-making is taught by real-time videoconference seminars. Tuition is $700 per credit hour for a total cost of instruction of $21,000. Admission is by letter of application to the Director, with approval and recommendation from the relevant Vicar, Superior, or Ordinary required.

Degree information

The program’s faculty is drawn from the Busch School of Business. Their instruction will be supplemented by guest lecturers and seminar-leaders from parishes, schools, dioceses, and apostolates around the United States. 

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Ecclesial Leadership for Apostolic Mission
  • Governance Structures in the Church and Canon Law of Temporal Goods
  • Personnel Management and Administration
  • Strategic and Operational Leadership
  • Accounting: Principles and Practices
  • Communication in Ecclesial Settings

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH



Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Every International applicant needs to return a completed application.
  • Submit a $60 nonrefundable application fee. Payment must be in the form of a check or money order payable in U.S. currency to The Catholic University of America.
  • Demonstrate English language proficiency
  • Submit confirmation of financial support
  • Submit secondary school report with translated transcripts
  • Receive your admission packet with visa information
  • Secondary School Report
  • Official/Attested Copy of Transcripts

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    21000 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 21000 USD for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National

    21000 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 21000 USD for the full programme during 12 months.

Living costs for Washington, D. C.

1705 - 2975 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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