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Online Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.)

About the Online Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) Degree

Cedarville’s School of Business offers a fully online Christian Master of Business Administration program that was specifically designed for Christian professionals who view their work as a platform for ministry. Our flexible, accredited, and online Christian M.B.A. program will allow you to study business through a biblical lens that emphasizes:

  • Excellence in personal standards and discernment
  • Stewardship of God-given talents and resources
  • Leadership with a servant’s heart
  • Kingdom influence through serving others

Get answers to Frequently Asked Questions prospective graduate students have when considering an M.B.A. program.

Program Start Dates

Applications are accepted throughout the year, and you can enroll and begin classes in August, October, January, March, May, or July.

Master of Business Administration

Along with the generalist M.B.A., you can choose from five concentration options:

We also offer Pharm.D.+M.B.A. and M.S.N.+M.B.A. dual degrees, as well as 12-credit-hour online graduate certificates in:

Online M.B.A. Program Highlights

Biblical — Biblical worldview and practical application in each course.

Online — Courses are offered in convenient online format, allowing you to study from anywhere in the world.

Flexible — Seven-week terms provide flexibility for working professionals.

Adaptable — Interactive course websites optimized for multiple devices including computers, tablets, and smartphones.

Affordable — Affordable tuition and available financial aid.

Supportive — Dedicated program adviser ensures support while you pursue your degree and maintain other commitments.

Networking community — Cohort-based approach builds community and network for Christian business professionals.

Accredited — Cedarville's Christian M.B.A. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools & Programs (ACBSP).

Strong core — Our strong set of core M.B.A. courses will equip you well for professional success. You will take:

  • Accounting for Business Executives
  • Biblical and Theological Foundations for Graduate Study (may be waived for prior credits)
  • Capstone Course*
  • Executive Financial Management
  • Information Technology for Competitive Advantage
  • Legal/Ethics Course*
  • Managerial Economics
  • Management and Leadership of Organizations
  • Quantitative Course*
  • Strategic Marketing Planning

* Course will vary based on chosen M.B.A. concentration.

 

What Can I Do With an M.B.A. Degree?

The online Christian M.B.A. program from Cedarville will enhance your career and potential for promotion. For those without an a bachelor’s degree in a business field, the M.B.A. provides the necessary business foundation for you to secure a job outside of your current role.

Opportunities to Learn Outside the Classroom

Courses are designed for the online environment but include hands-on case studies, projects chosen by the student, simulation games, and personal development.

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Stewarding Your Gifts With a Graduate Degree

Listen as Cedarville's president, Dr. Thomas White, discusses how our graduate programs can help you steward your God-given talents for His glory.

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Program Faculty

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Jeffrey Haymond, Ph.D.

Dean, School of Business Administration; Professor of Economics

  • Location MIL 162
  • Phone 937-766-4442
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John Delano, Ph.D.

Associate Dean, School of Business Administration - M.B.A., Bus Admin Graduate Studies; Associate Professor of Information Technology Management

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  • Phone 937-766-7917
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M.B.A. Program Curriculum

Building on your undergrad degree, you will take nine core courses and three elective courses. There is also a 3-credit Bible course, which is waived for those who completed a Bible minor as part of undergraduate work.

You may select from a wide variety of electives, or choose a concentration, such operations management or healthcare administration. For the dual degree – Pharm.D./M.B.A., you are required to take eight core pharmacy courses, including a Directed Research course.

You can add an M.B.A. to many of Cedarville's popular majors by using one of our bachelor's-to-master's accelerated completion plans.

Sample courses:
  • Applied Leadership
  • Management and Leadership of Organizations
View Curriculum Plan and Catalog