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GPSMaster of Business Administration

MBA

The MVNU School of Graduate & Professional Studies is proud to offer a Master of Business Administration degree program that is intentionally designed for ambitious adults to get a high-quality education while maintaining personal and professional responsibilities.

All of our graduate business degrees offer students an engaging curriculum that will equip them with the skills necessary to become competent, confident, and informed leaders in today's marketplace — leaders who are able to plan projects, achieve goals, and meet the expectations of today's business world with integrity.

As an MBA student, you will study the essential areas of business, learning the most advanced theories and skills required in today’s hyper-competitive environment. The curriculum includes nine core courses covering the functional areas of business — accounting, economics, finance, management, and marketing — along with ethics, leadership, organizational behavior, legal issues, global business, and strategy. You then choose one of the following concentrations to complete your MBA degree:

  • Accounting: Become a knowledgeable and well-rounded business professional by developing your leadership skills and accounting skills while earning your MBA.
  • 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.
  • Finance: Prepare for financial leadership roles in corporations, investment banks, or financial planning firms by gaining an understanding of markets, institutions, investments, and financial planning.
  • Human Resource Management: Become qualified for executive roles in human resource management by learning skills in leadership, training and development, and compensation and benefits.
  • Human and Social Services Leadership: Prepare for a leadership role in a non-profit, governmental, or social service program by gaining the skills 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.
  • Marketing: Prepare for a career in consulting, entrepreneurship, or general management by learning business skills, along with specific skills related to marketing.
  • Ministry Leadership: Gain skills that pertain to ministry leadership roles within a church and para-church organization while achieving overall personal and spiritual growth by studying a practical, biblical, and theological understanding of ministry.
  • Operations 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.
  • Organizational Management: Prepare to be a leader, executive, and agent for change in your organization by developing a wide range of skills in human resource, operations, and change management.
Graduate Business Core
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
Total Program Hours 27
Accounting
Graduate Business Core 27
Auditing and Internal Control 3
Fraud and Forensic Accounting 3
Accounting Ethics 3
Total Program Hours 36
Business Data Analytics
Graduate Business Core 27
Intelligence and Data Analytics 3
Data Mining, Warehousing and Visualization 3
Decision Making Using Data Analytics 3
Total Program Hours 36
Finance
Graduate Business Core 27
Investments 3
Markets and Institutions 3
Financial Planning 3
Total Program Hours 36
Human Resource Management
Graduate Business Core 27
Strategic Programming in Human Resource Management 3
Training and Development 3
Performance and Reward Systems 3
Total Program Hours 36
Human and Social Services Leadership
Graduate Business Core 27
Grant Writing, Management, and Reporting 3
Evidence Based Practice and Program Evaluation 3
Advanced Topics in Human and Social Services Leadership 3
Total Program Hours 36
Marketing
Graduate Business Core 27
Advanced Marketing Management 3
Marketing Strategy 3
Marketing Research 3
Total Program Hours 36
Ministry Leadership
Graduate Business Core 27
Change Management 3
The Church in the 21st Century 3
Pastor as a Person 3
Total Program Hours 36
Operations Management
Graduate Business Core 27
Operations Management 3
Lean Process Management 3
Supply Chain Management 3
Total Program Hours 36
Organizational Management
Graduate Business Core 27
Strategic Programming in Human Resource Management 3
Operations Management 3
Change Management 3
Total Program Hours 36

For cost/credit hour click here.  

Admission Requirements

Although we try to keep our admissions process as straightforward as possible, our knowledgeable staff is always available and happy to help you. Once you have completed and submitted your application materials, the Graduate Business Admissions Committee will determine your acceptance status.

Admission requirements include:

  • Baccalaureate degree from a regionally-accredited institution with a GPA of at least 2.8 (on a 4.0 scale).
    • Students with an undergraduate cumulative GPA below 2.8 may be accepted on academic probation.

Applicants from countries and U.S. territories in which English is not the primary language must also provide recent evidence of proficiency in English by scoring 70 or above on the Internet-based TOEFL with subscores in writing, reading, speaking, and listening of at least 20; or scoring 525 or above on the written TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) with subscores in both writing and reading of at least 50. All tests of English proficiency must have been taken in the last 2 years to be considered for acceptance.

Transfer Credits

Students may transfer up to 6 semester hours of graduate business course work, provided that the courses were earned from a regionally accredited institution, a grade of B or higher was earned, and they are applicable to MVNU's program. Transfer credit is evaluated on a course-by-course basis and must be approved by the program coordinator for the student's intended graduate business degree. Prior learning credit cannot be awarded for a graduate business degree.

How to Apply

  1. Complete your application.
  2. Request all official transcripts to be sent to MVNU from each college or university you have attended to date. Please have your transcripts sent to:
Mount Vernon Nazarene University
Attn: GPS Admissions
800 Martinsburg Road
Mount Vernon, OH 43050
 

Official Electronic Transcripts should be sent to GPSApplications@mvnu.edu.

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