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 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 22 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
  • Chief Financial Officer
  • Financial or Research Analyst
  • 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!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.


This 40 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.

Credit hours: 3

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.

Credit hours: 3

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.

Credit hours: 3

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.

Credit hours: 3

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.

Credit hours: 3

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.

Credit hours: 3

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.

Credit hours: 3

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.

Credit hours: 3

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.

Credit hours: 3

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.

Credit hours: 3

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.

Credit hours: 3

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.

Credit hours: 3

This course explores operations and management science techniques currently used in organizations.  Project management, forecasting, inventory models, scheduling and other techniques are included.

Credit hours: 1

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.

Credit hours: 3

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

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.

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

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.

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.

*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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