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Master of Business Administration

Learn to think critically and creatively while sharpening the skills that a changing economy demands.




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Program Overview

With a constantly changing economy and workplace, an MBA can help you stand apart from an increasingly experienced working population. Whether you want to gain a competitive edge as a newer member of the workforce or advance your career, earning an MBA is a great strategy.

With our ACBSP-accredited program designed for busy adult students, students are encouraged to share their experiences with others as they attend class one night a week or entirely online. Our instructors are experts in marketing, accounting, communication, organizational behavior, and more. Within 12-18 months, you will have earned your master’s degree framed by a Christian worldview and gained real-world knowledge you will carry into your career.

Each cohort schedule is approximately 18 months. If you are interested in our accelerated 12-month MBA program, please speak to an enrollment counselor for more information or email

Textbooks: For this program, students are automatically opted into a program through Slingshot called Cengage Unlimited. This subscription based service will last through your entire program and will give you access to WebAssign courseware as well as any other digital Cengage Learning titles. Nearly all SNU MBA courses use digital textbooks available through Cengage. If desired, students can choose a different plan offered through Slingshot, or opt out of these benefits. 

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How it Works

Earning a degree while working full time or raising a family has never been more possible. Here’s why adult students are thriving and reaching their goals at SNU:

  • Classes take place one night a week or entirely online.
  • Students focus on one class at a time or may qualify to participate in our accelerated 12-month MBA program.
  • Students study alongside other adults in similar stages of life.
  • Instructors with vast amounts of industry experience guide students through courses.
  • Textbooks are delivered directly to your door at the beginning of each class.
  • A dedicated student success advisor guides students through the duration of your studies.


This 34-credit-hour graduate program will prepare you to be a leader in the world of business. Students in the 18-month MBA program take one class at a time. Students in the 12-month MBA program take their initial two classes and their capstone one class at a time but will double up on other courses to complete their accelerated MBA in just 12 months. You will learn to clearly communicate as a professional, analyze information, critically think about the economic environment and more. Continue reading for a full course list with descriptions.


Credit hours: 4 This course provides a foundation in professional business concepts related to accounting, economics, finance, global business, marketing, management, and business law and ethics.


Credit hours: 3 This course explores the managerial skills necessary for strategy development.  Emphasis will be placed upon generating value and sustaining competitive advantage within the marketplace. 


Credit hours: 3 This course examines law, regulation, and ethics within business. Emphasis will be placed on the laws that regulate business relationships and attention will be given to the importance of ethical practices upon the employee, firm, consumer, and society. Case studies are incorporated to assist the student in understanding ethical practices and the laws governing today’s business environment as well as social responsibility and ethical leadership.


Credit hours: 3 This course incorporates the techniques necessary for formulating domestic and global marketing strategies for the 21st century. Emphasis will be placed on the evaluation of marketing opportunities, analysis of marketing mix activities, and assessment of corporate marketing strategy implementation.


Credit hours: 3 This course explores business operations necessary to compete in the global marketplace. Attention is focused on business models and barriers to global expansion such as cultural, political, or economic aspects.


Credit hours: 3 This course enhances the ability to lead organizations and their members. Emphasis will be placed upon organizational behavior theory, effective communication practices, motivational theory, and organizational culture analysis.


Credit hours: 3 This course emphasizes the usage of quantitative techniques to support strategic managerial decision-making.  Focus will be on the analysis of data and application of findings rather than mathematical developments, with the goal to solve practical business problems. 


Credit hours: 3 This course examines how accounting impacts the manager’s role in the planning and control functions of business. Emphasis will be placed upon how managers can effectively use accounting information in the decision-making process.


Credit hours: 3 This course applies economic theory to practical business operations and examines how economic knowledge affects managerial decision-making. Emphasis is placed on the application of economic concepts to management activities.


Credit hours: 3 This course explores financial functions within the corporate world.  Emphasis is placed upon the interpretation and use of financial information within the management decision-making process.


Credit hours: 3 This course integrates the functional business disciplines within the strategic planning process.  A management simulation component is utilized to demonstrate the strategic linkage of the business areas.

Upcoming Start Dates


Tuesday, August 27, 2024
Wednesday, August 28, 2024
Wednesday, October 9, 2024
Thursday, January 23, 2025
Monday, January 27, 2025
Wednesday, January 29, 2025
Wednesday, April 23, 2025


  • "My favorite part of the online courses for the MBA program was the convenience. I started the MBA program by attending in-school classes. Two modules into the program, I accepted a position in New Mexico. I was able to stay in the program and continue online. I was a little scared that I would not do as well online, but the curriculum was easy to understand, and the professors were very engaged and helpful."
    Jamie W.
    MBA Graduate
  • "I feel more prepared and confident that I can handle any task in the workplace thanks to SNU."
    Brandon P.
    MBA- Healthcare Graduate
  • "I think the MSM offered by SNU is a prime example of the possibilities and can be used to greatly enhance a manager into that "Professional Manager" arena from the "Senior Technician," which greatly benefits the organization by making them more agile, more adaptable and introducing servant leadership and increasing the quality of work life. "
    Travis S.
    MSM Student

    Admission Steps 

    Enrolling at SNU is a simple process. With rolling start dates, there’s no need to wait months at a time to begin your educational journey. Plus, our generous transfer policy and prior learning assessment can shorten your path to graduation. Once you are ready, take the following steps:

    Step 1. Apply online MBA degrees at

    Step 2. Complete your FAFSA at using school code 003149

    Step 3. Send official transcripts from any colleges you have attended to SNU at
    or ATTN: SNU PGS Admissions, Southern Nazarene University, 6729 NW 39th Expressway, Bethany, OK 73008.

    You will be contacted regarding any supporting materials we may need. Upon acceptance, your student success advisor will help you enroll and prepare for success as an adult student at SNU.



    Online classes are specially
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    Phone: +1 (405) 491-6332

    Bethany Campus

    6729 NW 39th Expressway
    Bethany, OK 73008
    Phone: +1 (405) 491-6332

    Tulsa Campus

    8210 E. Regal Ct.
    Tulsa, Oklahoma 74133
    Phone: +(918) 281-3801

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    Program Accreditations

    Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs

    ACBSP's accreditation focuses on recognizing teaching excellence, determining student learning outcomes, and a continuous improvement model. ACBSP’s student-centered teaching and learning approach, which is measured and analyzed for quality, ensures that students gain the right skills from their educational investment. Institutions with programs accredited by ACBSP are committed to continuous improvement that ensures their business program will give students the skills employers want.

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