With the appropriate business background, the Professional MBA at Andrews University can be completed in three semesters. However, the MBA is also designed for students with any bachelor’s degree. Students who enter the program without prior coursework in business will take a two-year (5-semester) degree program, which will include prerequisites. Prerequisites in the common body of knowledge are required to bring the student up to the minimum expectations of our graduate faculty. These courses provide an introduction to the broad field of business administration and may not be used to satisfy program requirements.
The graduate courses in the MBA itself, which approximate three semesters of work, are divided into two groups, required and elective; 21 credits are in courses required of all students, and 12 credits are in elective courses. These advanced courses emphasize the understanding of administrative processes in resolving problems faced by business executives. These courses also help the student view the business enterprise as an integrated unit operating in a complex economic, political, and social system.
Mission: The mission of the Professional MBA program is to prepare students from many cultural backgrounds for responsible positions in domestic and international business, in government, and in not-for-profit organizations. The program emphasizes the integration of business principles with Christian principles and philosophy to prepare students for leadership roles which require clear and critical thinking, wise judgment, effective communication, integrity in all actions, and recognition of opportunities for service.
Delivery: The Master of Business Administration is available in three modes of delivery:
- Main Campus
- Interactive Online
- International Site: Vietnam National University
The interactive online option for the MBA degree program is designed for completion of all courses online. Some courses are offered in the interactive online format and others in the synchronous dual format (see School of Distance Education definitions). The final course(s) may be taken online or on campus in the last summer semester culminating with graduation exercises (usually the first weekend in August).
Dual Degree Option:
This program is also available as a dual degree with Social Work MSW: