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
  • 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 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.


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.

Tuesday, March 31, 2020 – Tulsa
Monday, May 18, 2020 – Online
Tuesday, May 19, 2020 – Bethany
Monday, August 10, 2020 – Online
Monday, August 10, 2020 – Bethany
Thursday, September 10, 2020 – Del City
Monday, October 19, 2020 – Bethany
Tuesday, October 20, 2020 – Tulsa
Wednesday, 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: 40 Credit Hours
Tuition: $675 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 July 1, 2019 – June 30, 2020

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.

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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!

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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.

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