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Master of Business Administration

Master of Business Administration

SBU and the College of Business and Computer Science provides an environment where students are encouraged to achieve success in their chosen fields; develop the ability to think coherently and creatively; and organize, analyze and communicate information in a faith-based setting.

The MBA program has been established to enhance the professional and personal development of the students, and provide the foundation necessary for occupational advancement. The course of study for the MBA includes knowledge and application skills in business in order to prepare students for leadership roles.

MiSsion Statement

The mission of the Master of Business Administration program is to equip graduate students from a Christ-centered perspective, building on foundational business principles, with the interpersonal, critical thinking, and analytical skills to empower them to become servant leaders in a global society.

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Graduate student applicants

If you are finishing/have completed an undergraduate degree and are ready to continue your education with an MBA, visit the Graduate Studies in Business page to learn more about the application and admissions process, cost and financial aid, and more.

Application and Cost

High School students

The High School Early Acceptance Program (EAP) is a great opportunity for you to show your commitment to your future while being recognized for your outstanding achievements. The EAP is a prestigious group of SBU students who not only excel academically, but also have proven potential to serve as tomorrow's leaders.

Students who are accepted into the program can complete an undergraduate degree and the graduate-level Master of Business Administration in as little as five years.

Early Acceptance Information

SBU students

The SBU Advantage

SBU's MBA program has three distinctive components:

  • Intentionally faith-based
  • Leadership focus
  • Entrepreneurship emphasis

Faith Integration

The SBU College of Business and Computer Science's Psalm 15 initiative provides intentional integration of faith and academic discipline. Using Psalm 15 as a basis, the College has identified eight character traits that should be the hallmark of the College's students and graduates. These character traits are emphasized in coursework and in a special lecture series. The highlighted character traits are: Integrity, Service, Respect, Charity, Faithfulness, Truthfulness, Humility and Perseverance.

Full-Time Faculty

Troy Bethards, Dean

Dr. Troy Bethards, Dean
Rodger Minatra, Associate Professor

Dr. Rodger Minatra, Associate Professor
Levi Bridge, MBA Director

Levi Bridge, MBA Program Director
Jenell Wagner, Assistant Professor

Jenell Wagner, Assistant Professor
Angela Brown-Peterson, Assistant Professor

Angela Brown-Peterson, Assistant Professor
John Zietlow, Professor

Dr. John Zietlow, Professor

SBU's rigorous academic preparation has helped prepare me for my past and current work roles. I've been successful in the challenges I've had at work because of the skills I developed from my academic coursework. I had amazing professors who challenged me and taught me more than a textbook ever could.

Rachel Greene '09, '10, Learning Consultant in Leadership Development for Cerner Corp.
Rachel Greene, MBA alum

master of business administration course Plans

1-year track

summer

MGT 5013 Managerial Communication 3
MGT 5043 Organizational Behavior and Servant Leadership 3
CIS 5123 Management and Information Systems and E-Commerce 3
Total hours 9

fall

ACC 5113 Managerial Accounting 3
MKT 5023 Marketing Management 3
MGT 5063 Entrepreneurship 3
ECO 5043 Managerial Economics 3
Total hours .................................
12

winterfest

MGT 5111 History of Management Thought 1
BUS 5043 Ethics and Critical Thinking in Business Administration 3
Total hours 4

spring

FIN 5023 Financial Management 3
LDR 5063 Leadership Development 3
BUS 5053 Global Business Opportunity 3
MGT 5093 Organizational Strategy 3
Total hours .................................
12
 

2-year track: Year 1

summer

MGT 5013 Managerial Communication 3
MGT 5043 Organizational Behavior and Servant Leadership 3
Total hours 6

fall

ACC 5113 Managerial Accounting 3
MKT 5023 Marketing Management 3
Total hours ..................................... 6

winterfest

MGT 5111 History of Management Thought 1
Total hours 1

spring

FIN 5023 Financial Management 3
LDR 5063 Leadership Development 3
Total hours ..................................... 6
 

2-year track: Year 2

summer

CIS 5123 Management and Information Systems and E-Commerce 3
Total hours 3

fall

ECO 5043 Managerial Economics 3
MGT 5063 Entrepreneurship 3
Total hours 6

winterfest

BUS 5043 Ethics and Critical Thinking in Business Administration 3
Total hours 3

spring

BUS 5053 Global Business Opportunity 3
MGT 5093 Organizational Strategy 3
Total hours 6
 

NOTE: This is a proposed guideline. Please check the catalog and see your advisor for your final degree requirements.
Southwest Baptist University reserves the right to make changes to degree plans without advanced notice or obligation.
The student is responsible for understanding and completing all general education, degree, departmental and graduation requirements.

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MBA course plans