Joint Degree in Religion & Management

The integration of courses in business and religion leading to a joint-degree program offered by the Yale School of Management and Yale Divinity School equips students for careers in the nonprofit sector as well as in church administration. Students preparing for ordination and parish ministry are advised to pursue the Master of Divinity/Master of Business Administration joint-degree program, while those seeking to use their business acumen in faith-based initiatives and not-for-profit social agencies usually enroll in the Master of Arts in Religion/Master of Business Administration joint-degree program. 

Students may apply for concurrent admission to both schools or may apply to one school initially and in the first or second year of study apply to the other school.  Admission decisions are made independently by the two schools.

For more information, please contact the Admissions Office at, or the School of Management’s Admissions Office at