Master of Business Administration

You were made for more.

Gain a competitive edge with a Master of Business Administration by attending class online or on-campus* one night a week. Reach your goals, gain real-world knowledge you will carry into your career, and create a competitive advantage in today’s challenging business environment. 

At Southern Nazarene University, you’re not just a seat in a classroom. You’re a member of a student cohort, working toward a common goal. Bring your own professional experiences to the classroom and learn from qualified faculty with an academic team to assist you.  

If you’re ready to take the next step in your education and career, complete the information form to be contacted by an admissions representative.

*The Master of Business Administration is offered on the Bethany and Tulsa campuses and 100% online.

Southern Nazarene University’s MBA degree is a 40 credit hour program.

This course examines organizational communication theory and process.  Special emphasis is given to common and special problems associated with interpersonal and intergroup communication affecting business decisions and operations.

This course deals with behavioral social systems in work organizations. Topics include individual and group behavior, leadership, organization change and development, behavioral research, decision processes and motivation processes.

Accounting is the language of business; thus, this course incorporates the principles of accounting and finance to provide a foundational understanding of these areas in preparation for other management courses and success in the business environment.  A primary focus of this course is financial statement preparation and analysis.

MKT 5113 MARKETING MANAGEMENT (3 credit hours)
This course is an advanced marketing course that incorporates the techniques and functions of management and marketing as they relate to product, place, price and promotion. Extensive reading, case analysis and marketing plan preparation are used throughout the course.

ECO 5003 THE ECONOMIC ENVIRONMENT (3 credit hours)
This course examines economics from a historical perspective.  Economic principles are discussed from a management perspective, including production, costs, exchange, distribution and consumption.  Students apply economic concepts such as scarcity and opportunity costs, relationship between aggregate supply and demand, profit maximization, foreign trade and banking systems.

The focus of this course is to examine the functional areas of human resource management, including acquisition and placement, job analysis and design, training and development, performance management and rewarding of human resources.  Extensive reading, writing, group discussions and case studies are utilized.

This course provides the management student with a sound understanding of today’s legal environment.  Lectures, reading, group activities and actual case studies are incorporated to assist the student in complying with the appropriate laws governing today’s business environment.

MGT 5153 ETHICS IN MANAGEMENT (3 credit hours) This course presents a rational, ethical framework, consistent with Christian values, by which decisions and actions undertaken by business people can be evaluated.  Ethics will be examined through case studies, class discussions and position papers related to the students’ experiences.

ACC 5113 MANAGEMENT ACCOUNTING (3 credit hours)
This course examines the various systems and uses of accounting by managers with emphasis on the management accountant’s role in the planning and control function.  The organization of data for decision making and the influence of quantitative techniques on management accounting are the major topics for this course.  Prerequisite: ACC 5003 or equivalent undergraduate coursework.

FIN 5113 FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT (3 credit hours)
This course presents an intensive study of the finance function in the corporate world.  The financial environment, time-value, capital budgeting, cost of capital, working capital management, debt-equity structure and international finance are examined.

ECON 5113 MANAGERIAL ECONOMICS (3 credit hours)
This course applies economic theory to practical business operations and examines how managers can best structure the architecture of their organizations to motivate various constituencies, thereby increasing the overall value of organizations.  Attention is focused on the management of assets and allocation of capital.

MGT 5123 MANAGEMENT SCIENCE (3 credit hours)
This course explores operations and management science techniques currently used in organizations.  Project management, forecasting, inventory models, scheduling and other techniques are included.

Entrepreneurship will be examined in a two-week seminar. Entrepreneurial spirit services as a major fuel source driving our economic base. Linking the science of business to this entrepreneurial energy will be a major focus of the seminar.

MGT 6173 STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT (3 credit hours)
This is the capstone course for all the Graduate Studies in Management programs.  This course integrates the functional business disciplines (Marketing, Accounting, Human Resources, Operations, Economics and Finance) within the strategic management process.  A management simulation component is utilized to demonstrate the strategic linkage of these functional areas.

*Curriculum subject to change based on program review.


  • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university.
  • No GMAT required.

Enrollment Process

Once you have submitted the application, you will be personally contacted within 48 hours.  We will answer any questions at that time and get you started on your enrollment.

A maximum of nine (9) graduate credit hours may be transferred or waive up to 6 credit hours based on undergraduate course work (ECO 5003 and/or FIN 5003).


Official transcripts may be emailed to or mailed to:

Southern Nazarene University
Professional and Graduate Studies
6729 NW 39th Expressway
Bethany, OK 73008

Monday, February 10, 2020 – Online
Tuesday, February 11, 2020 – Bethany
Tuesday, March 31, 2020 – Tulsa
Monday, May 18, 2020 – Online
Tuesday, May 19, 2020 – Bethany

Program Cost

Program Length: 40 Credit Hours

Tuition: $675/Credit Hour

Students will automatically opt into textbook rentals through the Tree of Life bookstore. 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.

Laptops are required and are available to purchase through SNU. For more information on laptop requirements and pricing please call 405-491-6332.

*Effective July 1, 2019 – June 30, 2020

NOTE: Tuition and any program fees are due at the Organizational Meeting. This includes the first installment, if you are on a payment plan.

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