Frequently Asked Questions About Cedarville's M.B.A.

Admissions Questions

Due to state and federal higher education regulations, Cedarville University has chosen not to accept applications from students residing in Alabama, Arkansas, Massachusetts, or Minnesota to enroll in online degree programs. This applies only to distance learning students residing in these four states. Students from all 50 states as well as international students are welcome to apply for any on-campus program. Please contact an admissions counselor for further information.

Cedarville University invites applications from bachelor’s degree holders who have a testimony of faith in Jesus Christ. Applicants who meet this criteria and present satisfactory evidence of their ability to perform at the graduate level are admitted to the M.B.A. program. For additional admission criteria, view the M.B.A. admission requirements.

The M.B.A. program admits students for the fall, spring, and summer semesters depending on class size. Students begin courses according to the completion options. Students typically go through the program as a cohort.

Visit the M.B.A. online application to begin or continue your application.

Application deadlines are two weeks prior to the start of a term. Your application will be reviewed by the Graduate Admissions committee as soon as all of your materials are received. For admission criteria, view the M.B.A. admission requirements.

No; however, the GMAT or GRE is required for those applicants whose undergraduate GPA is below 3.0.

No, not normally. An interview with Admissions and/or the School of Business faculty may be required for certain applicants. Your interview will be scheduled at a convenient time.

Students are admitted into the M.B.A. program with either unconditional or conditional acceptance. A conditionally accepted student is permitted to take up to 12 credit hours before the admission conditions must be completed. Once the admission conditions are met, the student may continue in the program.

Cedarville's M.B.A. program provides a distinctly Christian approach to business and the integration of biblical principles throughout the course work. As a part of the program requirements, applicants must have completed a Bible minor or have taken course work adequate to meet the outcomes of BEGS-5110 Bible Survey for Professionals and BEGS-5120 Foundations of Biblical Theology. Students who have not met this requirement, as determined by the Office of the Registrar, must enroll in BEGS-5110 and/or BEGS-5120 before or concurrent with the first two courses of the M.B.A. program.

These two graduate Bible courses are offered online at various times during the year. View the general study/nondegree courses for the current semester to register for Bible courses. Applicants with Bible course credit from another institution may have the Bible prerequisite satisfied pending review of their application and transcript(s).

We seek applicants with strong academic and professional backgrounds. Applicants with less than a 2.75 GPA are still encouraged to submit an application. Each application will be reviewed on an individual basis before an admission decision is provided. Please contact us with additional questions.

Yes. Students may transfer up to nine hours of credit from an accredited program into Cedarville's M.B.A. program. To request transfer credit, send an official transcript directly from the transfer institution to the Office of the Registrar at Cedarville University.

Once the official transcript is received, the M.B.A. program director or admissions committee will evaluate the transfer request. The Office of the Registrar notifies M.B.A. students by email when approved transfer credits have been added to their transcripts.

Financial Questions

Yes. Graduate students fund their education in various ways. Students can find assistance through scholarships, grants, and loans. Information about these options may be found on the costs and financial aid page.

In addition, many employers provide a tuition assistance program as a benefit to their employees who are pursuing graduate coursework or degrees. Students are encouraged to contact the appropriate personnel at their place of employment for details about their employer's tuition assistance program.

Students applying for federal financial aid should complete the FAFSA. For additional information, view the costs and financial aid page for various graduate loan options.

Students must be enrolled at least half time (four or more credits per semester) to be eligible for federal financial aid.

Cedarville University is committed to offering the M.B.A. program at a cost that is affordable and competitive with programs of similar quality and reputation. More information on the cost of graduate tuition is included on the costs and financial aid page.

View payment and account balances for information related to your student account and invoice.

Program Questions

The Cedarville’s M.B.A. program is approved by the Ohio Board of Regents and accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. The M.B.A. program will also be reviewed for ACBSP accreditation in 2015. Read about Cedarville University's accreditation for more information.

Cedarville's M.B.A. program offers a general business graduate degree with biblical integration. We are researching several possible focus areas for the future.

Visit the course schedules page for information about business and Bible prerequisite courses.

The M.B.A. curriculum is composed of course work, study abroad, and a capstone experience. Course work provides the core foundation of a student's graduate education. The study abroad requirement provides a global experience that will enhance the student’s multicultural understanding. The capstone courses provide a culminating experience for a student's M.B.A. program. Case studies, vignettes, and student interaction will be used to enhance and achieve your learning outcomes.

Upon admission into the M.B.A. program, each student is assigned a program advisor who provides guidance for the student throughout the course of study.

Yes; you may apply during your senior year of your bachelor's degree program. Visit the M.B.A. online application to begin or continue your application.

We recommend two years of work experience for recent graduates. However, depending on a student’s circumstance, it may be advantageous to complete the M.B.A. immediately after your bachelor’s degree. Some students may choose to work at least part time during the program so that they can apply their class knowledge to real-world experiences. In addition, students who work part time may be able to access tuition assistance benefits provided by their employer. Visit the M.B.A. online application to begin or continue your application.

Yes. Many students graduate with non-business degrees but desire promotion to management positions after several years in the workplace. The M.B.A. is the perfect program for you.

Visit the M.B.A. online application to begin or continue your application.

Because the M.B.A. program is online, you do not have to come to campus to complete your M.B.A. degree. However, the M.B.A. faculty welcome visits at any time during your course of study.

Although there is no campus residency requirement for the M.B.A. program, the Global Business Perspectives course includes a 10–12 day international business study tour.

Students pursuing part-time course work can complete the program in as little as two years. For more information, view the completion options.

You must complete all program requirements within seven years of beginning your course work.

No. An M.B.A. student will work on a project for the capstone course, but a formal thesis is not required.

Registration Questions

Yes. To enroll in a course, either as a degree-seeking or nondegree-seeking student, you must be admitted to the University through Graduate Admissions before you can register for classes. For admission criteria, view the M.B.A. admission requirements.

All graduate course registrations are completed through the Office of the Registrar using a web-based interface called WebAdvisor. Reference graduate registration instructions or access WebAdvisor for more information.

Please consult with your program advisor for advice on degree planning. Upon admission into a graduate program, each student is assigned a program advisor. Your program advisor provides guidance throughout the course of study.

You may view the graduate course schedules page, reference graduate registration instructions, or access WebAdvisor to find a current listing of courses for your program.

Graduate course schedules are provided by the Office of the Registrar and prepared prior to each graduate term. Registration begins in March for the summer and fall semesters and in October for the spring semester.

You may view the graduate course schedules page, reference graduate registration instructions, or access WebAdvisor to find a current listing of courses for your program.

Reference graduate registration instructions or access WebAdvisor for your current class schedule.

A closed class requires permission from the course instructor. Contact the Office of the Registrar for more information.

Each student is strongly encouraged to review their class schedule for accuracy in WebAdvisor. Please discuss any discrepancies immediately with the Office of the Registrar.

Textbooks may be purchased online or in person through the University Bookstore. Before ordering textbooks, view and print your class schedule from WebAdvisor. Your class schedule will provide you with the class codes and numbers so you can find the appropriate texts.

The Office of the Registrar is located in Cedarville University's Stevens Student Center in the lower level. View the contact us page for more information.