Master of Business Administration

Master of Business Administration

Earn a Professionally Focused MBA Online at MACU

MBA Job Opportunities

  • Accounting Manager
  • Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
  • Chief Technology Officer (CTO)
  • Data Analyst
  • Financial Analyst
  • Financial Controller
  • Business Owner
  • Upper-Level Manager
  • Business Operations Manager
  • Nonprofit Director
  • Investment Banker
  • Marketing Manager
  • Management Consultant

A Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree consists of in-depth graduate studies designed to prepare students for a leadership role within the business community. It provides both theoretical and hands-on practical training with an in-depth look at the financial, human resources, and legal aspects of business management. Topics like marketing and organizational behavior are covered, as are global industry.

At Mid-America Christian University (MACU), our outstanding degree program has been consistently ranked as one of the state’s best. As you learn from proven business professionals who have seen great success in their own careers, you will gain the knowledge and skill sets you need to increase your business opportunities and take your career to the next level.

Is an MBA Degree Worth It?

Benefits of an MBA degree include advancing your career opportunities, building leadership skills, and developing a fund of knowledge in business and management science. On average, professionals with an MBA earn $20,000 more than an undergraduate degree according to the National Association of Colleges and Employers (2020). MBA graduates often move up from mid-management positions to executive-level positions, and the pay differential can be as high as 90% between those with bachelor’s degrees in management and those with MBA degrees. 

Program Information

General or Concentrated Online MBA Degrees Available at MACU

Our challenging curriculum combines leadership development, organizational growth, and operations management to sculpt our students into the executives and business leaders of tomorrow. Students complete a core of 18 credit hours by taking one six-week course at a time. Once the core is completed, students add between 18 and 27 hours of either in-depth general business studies or choose from among six optional concentrations.

Concentrations include:

An Online MBA Degree Program You Can Incorporate Into Your Busy Life

Online learning has been offered at MACU since 2008, so we’ve got the experience you need to help you complete your degree hassle-free — one six-week course at a time. It’s a step-by-step program designed to fit into any busy schedule, and you’ll quickly be on your way to all the advancement opportunities an MBA degree can provide. Although this degree is offered completely online, select courses may be offered on campus depending on student interest and faculty availability.

  • Courses in MACU’s Master of Business Administration program cost $618 per credit hour.
  • There’s no Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) required to apply.

MACU’s program is accredited through the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA).

An MBA Degree With Christian Principles and Integrity at Its Core

MBAs are among the most popular graduate degrees in the country. It is one of the few degrees with international recognizability. But development of the business intellect without development of leadership integrity leaves a void in the business world. A Christ-centered education from MACU builds that missing integrity into the curriculum, strengthening the ethical foundation of our MBA graduates.

The MBA degree program at MACU teaches students the value of ethical business leadership practices as they grow their Christian faith, incorporating the strong morals and principles required to lead in today’s complicated business climate.

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Courses

  • ACCN5133

    Managerial Accounting

    This course introduces the financial statement, their sources and functions, and managerial control systems involved with the accounting process, including variance analysis and budgeting. It serves as an overview of the accounting function and its use in the management of the functional units within the organization.

  • ECON5223

    Managerial Economics in the Globalized Environment

    This course applies the principles of economics to rational business operations. The course will focus on managerial economics: demand theory, pricing and elasticity, forecasting and production levels, costs, capital allocation, distribution, and consumption. Students will explore such economic concepts as opportunity costs, the concepts of supply versus demand, profit maximization, and monetary systems. Economic geopolitical events with cause and effect relationships will be highlighted throughout the course.

  • FINC5333

    Modern Corporate Finance

    This course examines corporate utilization and allocation of monetary resources, capital, budgeting, the time value of money, security valuation, debt-equity structure, international finance, weighted average cost of capital, and other financial issues are examined with a view toward providing the student with decision-making tools for risk and investment analysis.

  • MGMT5113

    Organizational Behavior

    This course introduces the theories of behavior in human management. A critical analysis is performed on the contributions to the organizational behavior discipline and its research as applied to the business environment. The student will apply the theories of its research as applied to the business environment. The student will apply the theories of culture development, time management, job design, change, motivation, leadership development, communication, small group dynamics, and negotiation in the business setting.

  • MGMT5233

    Marketing Analysis and Strategy

    This course examines the marketing functions and strategies related to the product, place, price and promotion of goods or services provided by the organization. The student will become familiar with the elements of a marketing plan and will be capable of analyzing complex situations leading to feasible solutions.

  • MGMT5323

    Human Resource Management

    This course focuses on the human resource management functions in profit and nonprofit organizations. Major topics include: human resource planning, legal requirements, job analysis and design, recruitment, selection, placement, training and development, performance appraisals, career development, compensation and benefits, and reward systems. It will examine how diverse human resource management functions contribute to corporate profitability and why they are critical to an organization’s long-term survival. Students will explore the interdependencies between human resource and organizational strategies.

  • MGMT5353

    Communication in Professional Organizations

    This course is designed to groom the aspiring business professional leader to deliver professional, concise, powerful, and audience appropriate communication by utilizing the most acceptable tools, modes and media available. This will also sensitize the professional to appropriate communication etiquette and protocols to help ensure the credibility and effectiveness of the intended message.

  • MGMT5413

    Legal Environment

    This course examines the impact of laws and the legal system on the business environment and managerial decision making. Major topics include: contracts, commercial transactions, agency relationships, organization choices, federal-state-local governance with special emphasis on EEOC and ADA issues, property law, and hiring practices. Special emphasis will be placed on recent court cases impacting the business arena.

  • MGMT6313

    Management Science

    This course is an in-depth study of the application of the scientific approach to managerial decision making. Students will become familiar with the quantitative methods used in solving business problems. Using mathematical modeling, the student will formulate computer-based solutions to problems related to operations, marketing, finance, and other functions encountered in organizations.

  • MGMT6423

    Strategic Business Management

    This course demonstrates the strategic linkage between the functional disciplines (marketing, accounting, finance, legal, information systems, human resource behavior and management, and management science) within the strategic management process. This course focuses on how managers originate, implement, and assess strategies and serves as a capstone for the MBA program.

  • MGMT6433

    Executive Seminar Series: International Business

    Seminar A: Business Case Study, Seminar B: MBA Major Field Test. This course explores the impact of international economic, political, cultural, technological, and governmental environments on world trade and business competition. Topics reviewed include trade practices, industry structure, value creation, free trade and trade agreements, national ethical behavior, branding strategies, and promotional practices.

  • MGMT6443

    International Business Strategies

    This course focuses on strategic frameworks and skills that are critical to successfully compete in the global marketplace. Topics include the content of an economic environment, and the cultural, ethical and legal issues that arise when conducting business internationally. Students will learn how companies enter foreign markets and grow international subsidiaries, succeed in mergers and acquisitions, and cooperate in joint ventures and strategic alliances.