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Course Catalogue

The 30-credit MSCM curriculum is designed to be completed in just 24 months, and includes the following:

  • MSCM 8510: Introduction: Leadership in Religious Organizations/Organizational Ethics/Catholic Social Thought (6 credits)*
  • MSCM 8520: Civil Law and Church Law for Church Administrators (3 credits)
  • MSCM 8530: Introduction to Effective Church Communications and Outreach (3 credits)
  • MSCM 8610: Stewardship and Development (3 credits)
  • MSCM 8615: Financial Reporting and Controls (3 credits)
  • MSCM 8620: Human Resource Management in a Ministry Setting (3 credits)
  • MSCM 8625: Organizational Management (3 credits)
  • MSCM 8630: Information Technology (3 credits)
  • MSCM 8635: Church Teaching and Belief (3 credits)
  • MSCM 8650: Pastoral Strategic Planning (3 credits)
  • MSCM 8660: Contemporary Topics (3 credits)

    *This mandatory course requires a one-week residency on the Villanova University campus during the first week of June.



MSCM Class

Click on the links below to access resources to assist you as you prepare for the MSCM program:

Important Notices for Online Prospective and Current Students

The following includes important information regarding the University’s authorization status, students’ responsibilities related to relocation and programs leading to professional licensures, and the complaint process for online students.

Read the Notices for Distance Education Programs

Contact Us

Center for the Church Management and Business Ethics
Villanova School of Business
800 Lancaster Avenue
Villanova, PA 19085

Tel: (610) 519-4371
Fax: (610) 519-6054

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Graduate Programs
Villanova University
800 East Lancaster Avenue
1074 Bartley Hall
Villanova, PA 19085

Tel: (610) 519-4336
Fax: (610) 519-6273

Villanova is registered as a private institution with the Minnesota Office of Higher Education pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, sections 136A.61 to 136A.71. Registration is not an endorsement of the institution. Credits earned at the institution may not transfer to all other institutions.