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GPSMaster of Business Administration

Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Students in the MBA degree program at Mount Vernon Nazarene University study the essential areas of business and develop the advanced skills required to become successful leaders in competitive markets. The program’s core courses cover the functional areas of business—accounting, economics, finance, management, and marketing—along with ethics, leadership, organizational behavior, legal issues, global business, and strategy. To complete the MBA requirements, students select one of nine comprehensive concentrations.

All of the graduate business programs offered by the School of Graduate & Professional Studies are designed with the busy working adult in mind.

NEXT START DATE:
12/9/19
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Program Details
EST. PROGRAM LENGTH:19 months
COURSE LENGTH:6 WEEKS
COST PER CREDIT HOUR:$498
CREDIT HOURS:36
TRANSFER CREDITS:Up to 6

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MVNU's MBA Program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs

ACBSP Accredited

MBA CONCENTRATIONS

  • ACCOUNTING:

    Become a knowledgeable and well-rounded business professional by developing your leadership skills and accounting skills while earning your MBA.

  • BUSINESS DATA ANALYTICS:

    Learn to create and manage Big Data initiatives, as well as associated business processes that facilitate large-scale analytics solutions in organizations.

  • FINANCE:

    Students in the Finance concentration prepare for financial leadership roles in corporations, investment banks, or private firms by gaining an understanding of markets, institutions, investments, and financial planning.

  • HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT:

    Graduates of the HR Management concentration are qualified for executive roles in human resource management after obtaining skills in leadership, training and development, and compensation and benefits through the MBA program.

  • HUMAN AND SOCIAL SERVICES LEADERSHIP:

    This concentration is ideal for students who seek a leadership role in a non-profit, governmental, or social service program. Students gain the expertise needed to effectively lead an agency by integrating concepts of knowledge in managing interdisciplinary relationships, including secondary trauma, program planning, development, evaluation, and grant writing.

  • LOGISTICS MANAGEMENT:

    Prepare for a career in designing and managing business processes, either directly (V.P. of Ops, COO) or indirectly (e.g., management consulting). Develop skills for managing interfaces between operations and other business functions such as finance, marketing, managerial accounting and human resources.

  • MARKETING:

    Prepare for a career in consulting, entrepreneurship, or general management by learning business skills, along with specific skills related to marketing.

  • MINISTRY LEADERSHIP:

    The Ministry Leadership concentration equips students with the know-how to master leadership roles within a church and parachurch organization, allowing them to achieve overall personal and spiritual growth while gaining a practical, biblical, and theological understanding of ministry.

  • ORGANIZATIONAL MANAGEMENT:

    Students graduate ready to be leaders, executives, and agents for change in any organization by developing a wide range of skills in human resources, operations, and change management.

CURRICULUM

All graduate business degrees at MVNU require the following core courses, amounting to

36

credit hours:

MBA Credit Hours
Ethical Leadership 3
Managerial Economics 3
Marketing Management 3
Legal Issues in Management 3
Organizational Behavior 3
Global Business 3
Managerial Accounting 3
Corporate Finance 3
Strategic Management 3
+ MBA Concentration 9

The remaining 9 credit hours are taken in the student’s chosen concentration.

  • Auditing and Internal Control
  • Fraud and Forensic Accounting
  • Accounting Ethics

  • Intelligence and Data Analytics
  • Data Mining, Warehousing and Visualization
  • Decision Making Using Data Analytics

  • Investments
  • Markets and Institutions
  • Financial Planning

  • Strategic Programming in Human Resource Management
  • Training and Development
  • Performance and Reward Systems

  • Grant Writing, Management, and Reporting
  • Evidence Based Practice an Program Evaluation
  • Advanced Topics in Human and Social Services Leadership

  • Advanced Marketing Management
  • Marketing Strategy
  • Marketing Research

  • Change Management
  • The Church in the 21st Century
  • Pastor as a Person

  • Logistics Management
  • Lean Process Management
  • Supply Chain Management

  • Strategic Planning in Human Resource Management
  • Logistics Management
  • Change Management

MBA CAREERS

According to a Wall Street Journal survey published by U.S. News & World Report, the median salary doubled for business professionals across all industries when they earned an MBA degree and then returned to their careers. Even more earning potential was earned by those who decided to switch gears or change fields after earning their business degree.

COMMON CAREER PATHS FOR MBA GRADUATES INCLUDE:

  • Product Manager
  • Consultant
  • Medical and Health Services Manager
  • Financial Manager
  • Product Marketing Manager and Brand Marketing Manager

FINANCIAL AID & MBA PROGRAM COSTS

MBA TUITION

Cost Per Credit Credit Hours Required Total Tuition
$498 36 $17,928

Please note that costs are subject to change and updated program costs are provided for students during the enrollment process. Course-by-course payment is due no later than the first night of each course, and textbook costs are not included in the total cost of the program.

A Graduation Fee of $100 is charged to all students, regardless of degree type, when the Registrar's Office receives their Intent to Graduate Form.

TUITION GUARANTEE

Once enrolled, course-by-course tuition will not increase—even if the university’s charges for tuition are increased. Payment is made on a course-by-course basis, and advisors are always available to help walk students through the process.

FINANCIAL AID

Students should complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The application is available online. MVNU’s school code is 007085. Filling out the FAFSA is an important step in the financial aid process and is required for any financial aid to be awarded.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS AND APPLICATION PROCESS

ADMISSIONS REQUIREMENTS / HOW TO APPLY

LEARN MORE ABOUT THE MASTER'S DEGREE IN BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION!

Earning an MBA immediately elevates your career and increases your salary potential. You don’t have to choose between your career and your education—with flexible scheduling, and fully online courses, you can earn your degree your way. What are you waiting for? Request more information about the MBA degree program at MVNU today!