Global Urban Leadership

Bakke Graduate University

500 USD/credit
500 USD/credit
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The MAGUL degree is designed especially for urban ministry leaders who desire greater expertise and skill in leading transformation in cities. 


The Master of Arts in Global Urban Leadership (MAGUL) degree introduces students to a theological foundation and practical skills for ministry leadership in a global urban environment. These leaders typically are involved in church, para-church and missions related organizations, community programs, and urban or intercultural settings.

The BGU MAGUL program equips students with a practical understanding of how Judeo-Christian ethics and values influence the above skill sets and substantive knowledge so that graduates are better prepared to build values-based organizational cultures, make ethical decisions, and transform individuals and organizations to make significant positive impacts upon both a locally-oriented and global society.

Graduates will not only have knowledge, comprehension and application of non-profit and community leadership skills, but they will also have the ability to analyze, synthesize, evaluate, and advocate from the perspective of stewarding resources for social and religious purposes.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Foundations of Global Urban Leadership
  • Relief, Development & Advocacy
  • Old Testament: A Narrative Theology
  • New Testament: A Narrative Theology
  • Theology of Work

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Academic requirements

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

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Academic Credential
A baccalaureate degree or its equivalent;Applicants not holding a baccalaureate degree or its equivalent may apply to the MAGUL program under Special Student Admission Status.Requirements for this status include a minimum of five years of continuous ministry experience, a paper describing a good rationale for the student not having had access to higher education (e.g., religion, culture, geographic, etc.), and an assessment to be conducted by the Academic Affairs Committee (AAC). 
  • Leadership/Ministry Experience

Involvement in ministry (although students seeking understanding and training in ministry may be accepted when there is evidence of sufficient maturity

Tuition Fee

  • International

    500 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
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  • National

    500 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 500 USD per credit and a duration of  .


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