A SPECIAL DEGREE FOR CLERGY
If you are a part of the clergy and looking to advance in leadership, the Master of Science in Ecclesial Administration and Management (MEAM) at the University of St. Thomas is the program for you. This 30-credit hour program teaches you an array of business and management skills such as budgeting, fundraising, management of employees and strategic planning that will enhance your church, diocesan and parish life.
The MEAM program balances both in-person and online work, along with a one-week immersion on campus session, that when all combined together, not only help you, but will be invaluable for your spiritual growth.
- The transparent management of financial resources
- The good organization of human resources
- Effective communication strategies
We offer the tools needed to support those responsible for serving the primary activity of the Church, especially in this times marked by increasingly scarce resources and ever-changing rules and structures. The program recognizes the “managerial” role of the priest as implicit in his vocational responsibilities and seeks to introduce new approaches and methodologies, new managerial and organizational techniques, for identifying, solving and even preventing crises, as well as reflects on the place of the priest’s managerial responsibilities within his call to live as shepherd and servant.