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Master of Business Administration

Master of Business Administration (MBA) Graduate Degree

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.

Our accredited traditional and online MBA programs have been established to enhance the professional and personal development of our students, and to 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.

SBU's MBA degree is offered in two tracks:

  • Professional Track (online)
  • Residential Track (hybrid)

An optional concentration in Health Administration is available through either track.

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.

The MBA degree is offered through SBU's Robert W. Plaster College of Business and Computer Science

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Graduate student applicants

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

Working professionals are encouraged to apply to our professional track! Explore our online executive MBA today.

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 business leaders.

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

Early Acceptance Information

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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.

Program tracks

Professional Track

Southwest Baptist University’s Master of Business Administration (MBA) Professional Track is designed for working professionals. We will assist you in meeting your career goals through a rigorous but rewarding academic experience — and through online MBA classes delivered in a format that is compatible with your work schedule.

  • 37 credit hours
  • Online program
  • Competency-based admissions

Residential track

SBU's MBA residential track is for the fifth year SBU student who wants a hybrid course offering with face-to-face class meetings. This track can be completed in a one-year or two-year schedule.

Health Administration Concentration

An additional 12 credit hours of health administration courses can be added to either the professional or the residential tracks to complete a concentration in Health Administration. This concentration is for anyone who is working in management or aspires to work in management within the health care industry.

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 courses

MBA CORE REQUIREMENTS (34 HOURS)

ACC 5113 Managerial Accounting 3
ECO 5043 Managerial Economics 3
MGT 5043 Organizational Behavior and Servant Leadership 3
MKT 5023 Marketing Management 3
FIN 5023 Financial Management 3
MGT 5111 History of Management Thought 1
CIS 5123 Management Information Systems and E-Commerce 3
MGT 5093 Organizational Strategy 3
MGT 5013 Managerial Communication 3
MGT 5063 Entrepreneurship 3
LDR 5063 Leadership Development 3
BUS 5043 Ethics and Critical Thinking in Business Administration 3
Total hours 34

Health Administration concentration additional Requirements (12 hours)

HAD 5113 Advanced Health Care Leadership & Administration 3
Nine hours chosen from the following:
HAD 5123 Health Care Organizations 3
HAD 5153 Quality & Safety in Health Care 3
HAD 5073 Human Resource Management in Health Care 3
HAD 5093 Organizational Analysis and Innovation 3
Total hours .................................
12

ADDITIONAL MBA REQUIREMENTS WHEN NO CONCENTRATION IS PURSUED

BUS 5053 Global Business Practice and Opportunity 3
Total hours .................................
3

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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