Master of Business Administration
About the Program
Students in the Master of Business Administration (MBA) program design solutions and strategies for complex business problems and opportunities, evaluate personal management capabilities and design a plan for economic growth, and integrate critical analysis with disciplines such as management, accounting, finance, and economics. Students will synthesize ethical standards in decision-making and strategy development, create appropriate communication strategies to achieve organizational goals, and integrate a biblical framework that guides interactions within the business environment and workplace.
Graduates of the MBA program will demonstrate the following abilities:
- Develop, execute, and evaluate complex business plans.
- Assess personal management strengths and weaknesses.
- Plan, organize, and evaluate daily business activities of themselves and others.
- Use resources in an efficient, effective, ethical, and humanitarian way.
The MBA program emphasizes the acquisition of technical management skills within a peer group or management team context. Each course requires the adoption of an individual and cooperative approach to problem solving. Written problem analysis is required throughout the program, as is the development of presentation skills. Courses are taken one at a time in sequential order.
The program may be completed online, or onsite at various locations in Indiana, Kentucky, and Ohio.
- To provide the education students need for a variety of business and management careers and to extend the range and nature of careers available to them.
- To provide an intensive curriculum in management science that identifies the critical ingredients of effective management and reflects the nature of the environment in which the bulk of business decision-making occurs.
- To provide students with both the qualitative and quantitative skills relevant to effective managerial functioning as identified by survey data of business and industry.
- To provide the skill development required to review and absorb large amounts of information over relatively short periods of time, to work effectively under pressure, and to deploy people and material resources efficiently toward a goal of accurately diagnosing and solving complex business problems.
- To develop an awareness of the personal and ethical contexts within which business decision-making occurs.
- To give graduates an increased ability to reconcile the specific goals of the firm with the broader goals of society.
- To provide students with an understanding of the importance of the application of Christian principles in a business setting.