The Archdiocese of New York values having professionally trained business managers positioned in parishes to ensure that the highest levels of financial management, reporting, and pastoral stewardship are conducted. As such, the Archdiocese wishes to formally undertake, together with the Villanova Center for Church Management and Business Ethics (CCMBE), an agreement to offer a Master’s of Science in Church Management (MSCM) degree. The MSCM program will provide church management education to individuals interested in serving as parish business managers.
ADNY/Villanova’s MSCM is delivered entirely online (with the exception of a residency weekend at St. Joseph’s Seminary). This allows the flexibility and convenience that church workers need. To make the degree as accessible as possible, it is proposed that, in each course, content will be delivered to ADNY students in three formats:
These formats offer maximum flexibility while still maintaining the integrity of content quality. This is conceived as a part-time program. Ordinarily, students will take two courses per semester. In special cases, students will be allowed to take more than two courses at one time. Students taking two courses per semester will graduate in two years.