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Master of Business Administration (MBA)

The accredited online MBA programs at Mount Vernon Nazarene University (MVNU) help students develop the advanced skills they need to go from the cubicle to the corner office. Core courses covering the essentials of business provide the foundation, as well as lessons in ethics, organizational behavior, legal issues, and strategy, help students develop into agile professionals ready to handle the modern challenges of their fields.

Students can choose from nine focus areas, from healthcare to marketing to ministry, enabling them to find the track that appeals to their goals for the future. An MVNU MBA program can teach you how to effectively manage teams, make chief financial decisions, become a servant leader of a religious organization, or take the lead on critical projects that keep businesses moving forward. Plus, online courses give you the opportunity to work toward accelerating your career on your own time.

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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

Career-Focused Concentrations

MVNU’s MBA programs blend a 27-hour core education with nine hours of concentrated coursework that covers an array of topics. Within each concentration, students receive industry-specific training from expert faculty members that can unlock growth potential in public, private, and nonprofit sectors. Explore what we have to offer:

  • MBA IN ACCOUNTING:

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

  • MBA IN 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.

  • MBA IN 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.

  • MBA IN 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.

  • MBA IN MARKETING:

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

  • MBA IN 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.

  • MBA IN 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.

  • MBA IN 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.

  • MBA IN 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.

Looking for an MBA specific to the field of healthcare? The MBA – Healthcare Administration degree is for you!

Why Earn Your MBA at MVNU?

The accredited online MBA programs at MVNU are tailored to the needs of busy professionals who balance the demands of an established career, family, and other obligations daily. Rated as one of the best online colleges in Ohio1 for 2021, we can help guide you forward. Earning an MBA not only prepares you for upcoming opportunities but can also boost your salary potential2 to upwards of $1,545 per week. Along with sharpening your current resume-worthy skills, earning an advanced degree at MVNU can expand expertise in ways that translate well in ever-changing professional landscapes.

Cultivating valuable decision-making and leadership skills can help you take the next step in your career. Whether your goal is to invest in your potential or achieve a more fulfilling role, our degree programs offer in-depth coverage that can help you transition from learning to leading.

1. https://www.bestvalueschools.com/rankings/state/online-colleges-ohio/

2. https://www.bls.gov/emp/chart-unemployment-earnings-education.htm

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. All MBA courses are 100% online.

MVNU also offers an MBA in Health Care Administration (MBA—HCA) for practicing health care professionals who aspire to lead. In addition, the Master of Ministry/Master of Business Administration (M.Min./MBA) dual degree program is designed for ministry leaders who wish to better serve their organization by studying business administration and strategic leadership.

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

  • Intelligence and Data Analytics
  • Business Analytics
  • 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

LEARN MORE ABOUT THE MBA

With a variety of concentration options, MVNU’s MBA provides a path for everyone. Click the pre-recorded webinar link below to hear directly from the program coordinator about program structure, length to complete and cost. You will also learn more about next steps and how to connect with our enrollment team.


MBA Career Outlook

Take advantage of the current job market. Professionals with a Master in Business Administration can seize the opportunities that may otherwise be out of reach. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics3, management occupations are expected to grow throughout the next 10 years. Possible career paths for MBA graduates may include:

  • Product Manager
  • Business Data Analyst
  • Financial Manager
  • Brand Marketing Manager
  • Quality Assurance
  • Public Relations
  • Employee Development Manager
  • Human Resource Manager
  • Family Services Specialist
  • Pastor or Associate Pastor
  • Consultant
 

We can help you explore majors, discover internships, and plan your future as a professional. Our advisers welcome students at all levels and offer personalized guidance tailored to individual needs. From resume and interview preparation to networking advice, MVNU advisers provide a host of resources that can help you achieve a rewarding career after graduation.

 

Discover the Freedom of Learning Online

Stepping back into school doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice your current lifestyle or livelihood. We're proud to offer programs that are flexible enough to fit into the busy schedules of working adults. Our MBA programs are 100% online, allowing you to earn a graduate degree from the comfort of your home. What's more, a GRE or GMAT is not required for admission to our graduate programs.

Most students complete our programs within 19 months. However, we offer a Fast-Track MBA option that allows highly motivated students to earn their degrees in just 11 to 15 months. By taking two courses at once, students can earn their MBA quicker and dive into meaningful careers sooner.

3. https://www.bls.gov/ooh/management/home.htm

FINANCIAL AID & MBA PROGRAM COSTS

DISCOVER THE MVNU DIFFERENCE

We don’t believe finances should stand in the way of your success. That is why we offer our MBA fully online, at a price you can afford. Our tuition rate is not only 20% lower than comparable programs, but we also offer a tuition guarantee!

The cost of an MBA

Our Tuition Guarantee

Our tuition rate is 20% lower than comparable programs, making it easier for students to earn their degrees online. Plus, students can rest assured their course-by-course tuition will not increase. If the university makes changes to the tuition rate, enrolled students are locked into their rate. The current cost of our online MBA programs breaks down as follows:

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

Please note: Costs are subject to change and updated program costs are provided for students during enrollment. 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.

Investing in Your Future

Financial aid is available to those who qualify. At Mount Vernon Nazarene University, we offer several financial aid options for our students. Our financial aid advisors can provide resources to programs that could help make paying for your program of choice more affordable.

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.

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Enroll in an Online MBA Program

Take the first step toward bringing your professional aspirations to fruition. At Mount Vernon Nazarene University, we can help you find a program that helps you succeed as a leader in your chosen field. Learn how to apply for one of our accredited online MBA programs or request more information today.