Master of Business Administration (MBA)
Students in the MBA degree program at Mount Vernon Nazarene University study the essential areas of business and develop the advanced skills required to become successful leaders in competitive markets. The program’s core courses cover the functional areas of business—accounting, economics, finance, management, and marketing—along with ethics, leadership, organizational behavior, legal issues, global business, and strategy. To complete the MBA requirements, students select one of nine comprehensive concentrations.
All of the graduate business programs offered by the School of Graduate & Professional Studies are designed with the busy working adult in mind. Students can complete their graduate business degree fully online or through a combination of online/on-site courses. Students opting to split their time between online and on-campus courses take seven of their nine core courses one night a week in Mount Vernon. Students who choose this route complete the remaining two core courses and all concentration courses online.
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MVNU's MBA Program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs
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.
Students in the Finance concentration prepare for financial leadership roles in corporations, investment banks, or private firms by gaining an understanding of markets, institutions, investments, and financial planning.
HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT:
Graduates of the HR Management concentration are qualified for executive roles in human resource management after obtaining skills in leadership, training and development, and compensation and benefits through the MBA program.
HUMAN AND SOCIAL SERVICES LEADERSHIP:
This concentration is ideal for students who seek a leadership role in a non-profit, governmental, or social service program. Students gain the expertise 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.
Prepare for a career in consulting, entrepreneurship, or general management by learning business skills, along with specific skills related to marketing.
The Ministry Leadership concentration equips students with the know-how to master leadership roles within a church and parachurch organization, allowing them to achieve overall personal and spiritual growth while gaining a practical, biblical, and theological understanding of ministry.
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.
Students graduate ready to be leaders, executives, and agents for change in any organization by developing a wide range of skills in human resources, operations, and change management.