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Master of Business Administration

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

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 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.

Textbooks: Students automatically opt into a program that will deliver books to their home address before each course. If desired, students can choose a different plan offered through Tree of Life or opt-out of all Tree of Life textbook plans and order books elsewhere. Cengage Unlimited is also a great option if you prefer digital textbooks! Nearly all of SNU's MBA courses use Cengage textbooks, and the yearly subscription is $179.99.

 

 

 

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6
week course format
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12
start dates per year
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Graduate in as few as
18 months
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34
total credit hours
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$575
per credit hour
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Learn online, in-person or a combination of both

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 to ensure true mastery and prevent overwhelm.
  • 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.
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Courses

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 the managerial skills necessary for strategy development.  Emphasis will be placed upon generating value and sustaining competitive advantage within the marketplace. 

ETHICS AND 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 the 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.

Upcoming Start Dates

 

Wednesday, August 18, 2021
Online
Monday, August 23, 2021
Bethany
Thursday, August 26, 2021
Del City
Wednesday, October 13, 2021
Online
Thursday, October 14, 2021
Tulsa
"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."
Jamel W.
MBA Graduate

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 at degrees.snu.edu/apply

Step 2. Complete your FAFSA at fafsa.gov using school code 003149

Step 3. Send official transcripts from any colleges you have attended to SNU at pgsadmissions@snu.edu
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.

Locations

Online

Online classes are specially
designed for professional &
graduate studies.
Phone: +1 (405) 491-6332
pgs@snu.edu

Bethany Campus

6729 NW 39th Expressway
Bethany, OK 73008
Phone: +1 (405) 491-6332
pgs@snu.edu

Tulsa Campus

8210 E. Regal Ct.
Tulsa, Oklahoma 74133
Phone: +1 (918) 664-4100
pgs@snu.edu

Del City Satellite 

3903 SE 29th Street
Del City, OK 73115
pgs@snu.edu

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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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