Master's degree in Business Administration in "Church Management". Department of Business Administration. Faculty of Management and Economics. Technological Educational Institution of Central Macedonia.


The postgraduate programme in Ecclesiastic Management offers integrated knowledge on the administration, organisation, and management of ecclesiastical units. The curriculum combines theoretical knowledge on issues of administration and organisation with the theological values and ecclesiastical rules and gives students and ability to familiarise with the basic principles of administrative science and obtain specialised knowledge, skills, and competences on the administration and organisation of ecclesiastical units.
The curriculum develops specialised executives with knowledge both of the theological values, and of the science of organisation and administration of businesses and organisations, in order to be able to cope with the special requirements and purposes of ecclesiastical units. Specifically, students obtain knowledge with regard to the organisation and management of operations and procedures in ecclesiastical units, the procedures for the development and promotion of services, ecclesiastical marketing, the financial management of the ecclesiastical units, the management of human resources, the technologies of ICTs and the IT systems in church, philanthropy and the organisation and promotion of actions and events, issues of politics and strategy for ecclesiastical units, moral issues in economy, etc.

Upon the successful completion of the programme, the graduates are expected to hold a series of skills that are important for the management of ecclesiastical units, such as:
-- CRITICAL THINKING, ANALYSIS, AND SYNTHESIS: Students develop the competence of putting forward logical arguments, make assumptions and detect erroneous logic, thing in a general and abstract way, assess alternative actions based on evidence, develop examples and proceed from the general to the specific and vice versa.
-- QUANTITATIVE SKILLS: Students can understand and analyse data, interpret, foresee and use analytical models.
-- REFLECTION SKILL: Students shall be able of understanding the role and the mission of church units, and see themselves within the context of these organisations as executives / employees, and of society, as the possible recipients of the services and results of church actions.
-- ACTION DESIGN AND ORGANISATION SKILLS: Students may conceive ideas in order to undertake social actions and events, design and organise their implementation, execute, monitor, and evaluate their results.
-- STRATEGIC THINKING: Students understand the procedures for selecting strategic objectives, the organisation and the scheduling required for achieving them, and for monitoring their implementation course.
-- PROFESSIONALISM: Students understand the need of acting with consistency, professionalism, respect, honesty, and based on moral standards and logic.

COMPETENCES: Within the context of the above, students develop and learn to use the following competences:
-- KNOWLEDGE APPLICATIONS: Students are capable of putting the knowledge acquired in practice, with the use of conceptual and quantitative tools and methods, and the analysis of case studies.
-- RESOLUTION OF PROBLEMS AND TAKING OF DECISIONS: Students develop the ability of specifying, formulating and resolving problems, creating and evaluating alternative actions, and applying knowledge and ideas
-- COMMUNICATION: Students develop a successful communication ability with regard to the oral and written speech (coursework, presentation, etc.).
-- INTERPERSONAL RELATIONS: Students develop an effective ability to communicate and collaborate both within the organisation and in their relations with the public.
-- USE OF INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY: Students demonstrate skills of using technology in applications concerning ecclesiastical management and promotion.
-- TEAM WORK: Students show the skill of effective work as members of a team.
-- ABILITY TO CONDUCT RESEARCH: Students learn to conduct scientific research, autonomously or as members of a team.

Further Information

The purposes of the Postgraduate Programme are the following:
(a) The promotion of knowledge and the development of research in relevant scientific fields concerning the management and organisation of ecclesiastical units.
(b) The preparation of executive with the necessary knowledge, competences, and values, in order to undertake the productive and managerial operations of ecclesiastical units and effectively contribute to the development of the management and organisation of ecclesiastical units, in order to effectively respond to the modern challenges they are facing.
(c) The preparation of specialised executives knowledgeable about the modern trends in the fields of ecclesiastical unit administration and organisation, and the cultivation of analytical, interpretative and synthesising competences, in order to develop modern approaches with the purpose of seizing opportunities and resolving problems.
The curriculum and the teaching subjects refer to the following:
- Introduction to Marketing
- Principles of Management and Strategy
- Value-based leadership
- Financial Management
- New technologies and the Church
- Ecclesiology of Management
- Ecclesiastical Law
- Society, Morality, and Technology
- Corporate Social Responsibility
- Ecclesiastical Order, Politics, and Etiquette
- Bioethics and Ecclesiastical Tradition
- Digital System for Business Administration
- Information Management

Relation To Employment

Holders of qualifications that belong to this type may work either as self-employed or in positions of responsibility in companies and organizations in the private or in the public sector.


Access to this type of qualification have those who hold a Bachelor Degree (level 6). The selection of graduate students is mainly based on the following criteria: the overall grade of the Bachelor Degree, the grades in undergraduate courses that are relevant with the subjects of the Master’s program, the performance in thesis, where is foreseen at the undergraduate level and any research activity of the candidate. The detailed application of the above mentioned criteria, the definition of additional criteria or the conducting of examinations and interviews, the results of which are taken into account in the selection, are determined by decision of the relevant Department.
Holders of such qualifications gain access to study programmes at the same level or at level 8.

Ways To Aquire

Qualifications of this type are acquired via formal education.