Master of Business Administration

Purpose and Objectives

The Master of Business Administration degree program is designed to meet the needs of the busy working professional. The program is offered totally online, and the degree can be completed in just 15 months. The 10, three credit hour courses are the core of business-related disciplines. Courses are taught by highly qualified faculty that care about student success and engagement. Best practices are used throughout the program.

Upon completion of the program, the candidates will:

  1. Effectively manage systems and operations, and steward resources within for-profit and nonprofit organizations, for the
    benefit of owners, donors, and stakeholders.
  2. Essential skills for working in different business environments, such as for-profit and nonprofit organizations, and
    governmental and international nongovernmental entities.
  3. Best practices in the core disciplines of business, economics, and organizational development, especially as applied within
    a cross-cultural and international context.
  4. Formulate a personal philosophy of effective and ethical business and leadership practices and strategies, well-
    grounded in a biblical worldview.
  • 15- Month Program
  • Available Online

Program Benefits

The MBA online program is 100% asynchronous, allowing students to access courses at any time and any place with an internet connection.

  1. Each course runs 6 weeks and are offered back-to-back. The program completes in 15 months.
  2. The MBA is 100% online so there are no residency requirements and no international visa requirements.
  3. Provides the opportunity to network with students from all around the world.
  4. Students achieve higher skills and knowledge for personal and professional growth.


BUS 500 Business Research Methods

This course introduces learners to the educational science, psychological, and basic leadership practices necessary to effectively lead within any system of human dynamics, whether that be within non-profit, for-profit, or community development functions. Also addressed are the strategies necessary to continually develop communication, decision-making, and critical thinking skills. Finally, learners will have the opportunity to practice research and presentation skills important to reliability and validity throughout the course.

BUS 510 Organizational Behavior

This course gives attention to the knowledge and skills needed to manage and lead an organization or component of an organization effectively with sustained performance. Differentiating the managerial role and leadership perspectives is a focus along with an exploration of the challenges that managers face as they plan, organize, and lead their team(s). This course provides a balance of research practices and behavior practices to ensure personal leadership development.

BUS 530 Management Information Systems

This course will investigate issues relevant to effectively managing Information Technology (IT). The functions of and information systems organization will provide the basis for exploring challenges facing Management Information Systems (MIS) managers and e-Business. Management of the fast and ever-changing information systems (IS) environment will be a recurring theme.

BUS 540 Marketing

This course is a focus on applying the use of organizational mission to develop a marketing approach to reach potential constituencies with image, product and service that will cause those constituencies to use the organization to meet their perceived needs in a manner that is profitable to the organization.

BUS 600 Managerial Finance

This course focuses on the critical financial issues and decisions facing organizational leaders and business executives. Key concept covered in the course include analysis of financial statements, time value of money, cost of capital, working capital management, and cash flow forecasting. Using these tools, students will learn to
evaluate and determine the value of organizations and proposed capital projects.

BUS 610 Managerial Accounting

This course explores the use of accounting information for planning, control, and decision-making. Students develop analytical and applied skills through problems and cases that focus on preparing, reporting, and analyzing financial data. Special emphasis focuses on ethical reporting and on potential misuses of financial information. Topics covered include the principles and practices of financial accounting and the fundamentals of managerial accounting, such as cost behavior and budgeting.

BUS620 International Business

This course analyzes the impact of geographic, political, social, economic, legal, and technological influences on business enterprise conducted across national boundaries. The course also explores best practices and business strategies for successfully launching and engaging in business activity outside the U.S.

BUS 630 Managerial Economics. 

This course provides the concepts and principles required for understanding and solving economic business problems. The course focuses on microeconomic analysis applied to practical business problems and decision-making—such as factors relevant to production, cost, demand, pricing, and profits—and also on monetary and fiscal policies that affect industries, markets, and firms.

BUS 640 Operations Management

This course focuses on the basic principles and tools required for efficient and effective operations management. It explores key concepts and dynamics such as productivity, project management, quality concepts, statistical controls, supply chain management, inventory management, forecasting, and material requirements.

BUS 650 Strategic Decision Making

This course emphasizes the definition, formulation, and execution of strategy to successfully define and implement organizational vision, mission, and strategic goals. The strategies of for-profit entities will focus on achieving and sustaining competitive advantage against rival firms, while strategies of not-for-profit organizations emphasize strategic positioning to effectively serve the organizations key stakeholders.

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