Master of Business Administration

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 to 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 experience with others as they attend class one night a week or entirely online. Our instructors are experts in the fields of marketing, accounting, communication, organizational behavior and more. Within 20 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.

What Makes This Program Unique?

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
  • 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.

Career Outcomes

The MBA degree is designed to instill skills that are valuable in leaders across a variety of industries. Graduates may apply their learning in business, healthcare, non-profit work, government agencies, or evening opening their own enterprise.

Some common career paths are:

  • Manager
  • Consultant
  • Investment Banker
  • Chief Financial Officer
  • Financial or Research Analyst
  • Human Resources Professional
  • Marketing Professional
  • Accountant
  • Product Manager

If these careers or other paths that require keen critical thinking and leadership skills are of interest to you, consider applying for our MBA program today!

Bethany, Tulsa, Del City, Online

This 34 credit hour graduate program will prepare you to be a leader in the world of business. Students in this program take one class at a time so they can master one subject before moving onto the next. 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.

Business Essentials
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. 

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

Ethics & Law
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.

Marketing for the 21st Century
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.

Global Business
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.

Strategic Leadership for Organizations
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.

Management Analytics
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. 

Management Accounting
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.

Managerial Economics
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.

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

MBA Capstone
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.


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. Once you have earned your bachelor’s degree from an accredited university, take the following steps:

Step 1. Apply online at

Step 2. Complete your FAFSA at using school code 003149

Step 3. Send official transcripts 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.

Don’t wait to make your dreams happen. Begin working toward your degree as soon as possible with start dates occurring throughout the year! Once accepted, you will be able to set your start for the soonest start date, as space allows, or plan for future enrollment.

October 20, 2020 – Tulsa
October 20, 2020 – Bethany
October 21, 2020 – Online


Program Cost

We strive to deliver valuable programs to you at an affordable price, with help from financial aid options such as grants, scholarships, tuition assistance, loans, and more. All tuition and fees are listed below so you can feel confident in your decision to enroll at SNU without unexpected expenses. To learn about resources available to you, visit our financial aid page and connect with a representative to discuss your unique needs.

Program Length: 34 Credit Hours
Tuition: $575 per Credit Hour*
Fees: N/A

Textbooks: Students are automatically opted into a program that will deliver books to their home address before each course. If desired, students have the option to choose a different plan offered through Tree of Life or opt out of all Tree of Life textbook plans and order books elsewhere.

*Effective June 1, 2020- July 1, 2021

Going back to school for your master’s degree is a huge investment in your future. Be sure you have all the tools you need to ensure you’re making the right decision and that you will be successful on your educational journey.

Choosing the Right Program
We want to help you make the decision that will lead you to your goals. Learn how an MBA from the right university can position you for success in an ever-changing economy.

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Selecting the Right Format
Choosing the right learning format is an important aspect of setting yourself up for success as an adult student. These resources can help you choose between online and in-person options, understand the value of accelerated courses, and more.

Online vs. In-Person Education
Why Every Adult Should Consider an Online Degree Program
How Online Degree Programs Work
Why Accelerated Courses Work for Adults
Public vs. Private Universities
Benefits of Adult College Programs

Getting Started and Enrolling
Going back to school doesn’t have to be overwhelming. Understand what you need to know when entering the world of academia, like how to finance your degree, how to gather transcripts, and applying for college.

Are You Ready for College?
Your Most Pressing Financial Aid Questions Answered
Everything You Need to Know about College Transcripts

Succeeding as an Adult Student
Many adults have thrived at SNU at all of our locations, including online. See some of these resources to learn how they have done it and prepare yourself to do the same!

How to Get Energy for Class
Use These Resources to Succeed as an Adult Student
Five FREE Time Management Tools for Adult Students
How to Excel as a Student with a Full-Time Job
How Adult Students Can Achieve Work-Life Balance

Succeeding as a Military Student
You’ve served your country, and that gives you a unique view of the world, approach education and the benefits you receive as an adult student. Our VETS Center is fully-staffed and here to assist students as they return to school, and we also share veteran-specific information on our blog. See some of the resources below or contact our VETS Center directly if you would like further support.

VA Headaches? Here’s What the Best Universities for Veterans Offer
Top 4 Financial Aid Options for Veterans You Don’t Have to Pay Back
What Are Your Options for VA Education Benefits?
What Veterans Need to Know Before Going Back to School
How SNU Serves Veterans

Looking for more ways to make the most of your educational investment? Get free ebooks on topics important to adult students, information-rich infographics, and regular tips on succeeding as an adult student on our blog.

Healthcare Specialty (online only)

Gain the skills and knowledge you need to be a leader within the healthcare industry with a specialty in Health Care. The courses apply advanced concepts in business to the practical reality of the healthcare world to ensure you are trained for strategic planning, skillful execution, and critical analysis in your current and future career. Healthcare is undoubtedly the fastest growing industry within the U.S., and graduates of this program have the opportunity to make their mark as professionals skilled in business, human resources, and leadership.


Credit hours: 3
This course focuses on the planning and management aspects of operations. Emphasis will be placed on resource allocation, capacity planning, management of patient flows and scheduling. 

Credit hours: 3
This course examines policy, law, ethics, and the government’s role within the healthcare industry. Emphasis will be placed on the laws and policies that regulate business relationships and attention will be given to the importance of ethical practices upon the employee, firm, consumer, and society. 

Credit hours: 3
This course examines social issues, current trends and the impact on healthcare administration and strategy. Emphasis will be placed on controversies, healthcare reform, artificial intelligence and the impact these trends  have on healthcare administration. 

Credit hours: 3
This course explores leadership strategies necessary to effectively lead in the healthcare industry. Students will be given the opportunity to develop leadership skills needed by top-level healthcare managers. Attention is focused on human resource management, leading, building alliances, proactive teamwork, and conflict resolution.

Management Specialty

Leadership is about more than numbers. The people you work with and those you lead are the most valuable assets to any organization. If you understand the people you work with are more than a cog in a machine and are ready to create a great work environment as a leader, the Management speciatly could be the right fit for you. Contact your advisor today to discuss adding the concentration to your MBA degree!


Credit hours: 3
This course focuses on management practices related to implementing a quality management system. Emphasis will be placed on the customer, product quality, process approach and improvement, evidence-based decision making, and technology.

Credit hours: 3
This course focuses on leadership practices that address issues in the global environment. Emphasis will be placed on culture, motivation, organizational behavior, and team performance.

Credit hours: 3
This course focuses on developing an organized approach to managing a project. Emphasis will be placed on planning, scheduling, controlling, resource allocation, and performance measurement.

Credit hours: 3
This course focuses on the framework for helping organizational leaders/hr leaders/leaders develop a superior workforce. Emphasis is placed on performance management, coaching, mentoring, and succession planning.