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50 Best Value Christian MBA Programs 2015

50 Best Value Christian MBA Programs 2015

The value of an MBA education continues to be strong as ever. Full-time MBA graduates typically see an increase in their salary when compared to their earnings before starting business school. Employers continue to target MBA graduates when seeking new hires. The institutions in our ranking not only position their graduates for a significant increase in their salary, but they also equip and train their graduates to integrate their Christian faith into the fast paced and challenging environment they will face upon graduation. We have put together this ranking to help those seeking an intentionally Christian MBA education to further investigate the 50 best Christian MBA programs in the country.

To produce this ranking we began with schools that have been accredited by one of the following organizations: Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools (TRACS) or Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU). In addition to these accrediting bodies, we have also considered members of the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI). If an institution meets this initial criteria, we then narrowed the list down to schools with residential MBA programs. Qualifying schools were then ranked based upon the number of MBA concentrations offered, tuition costs, and special business school accreditation. We assigned a 20% weight to the number of MBA concentrations, 40% to the tuition costs, and 40% to the category of business school accreditation.

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Azusa Pacific University

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Azusa Pacific University (APU) is located in Azusa, California. A private, evangelical institution founded in 1899, APU is one of the largest Christian universities in the nation and has been named one of America’s Best Colleges by U.S. News & World Report. An AACSB candidate school, APU’s MBA program is fully accredited by IACBE and WASC. APU offers six MBA concentrations options, including: Entrepreneurship; Finance; and International Business. The program requires 38 units for graduation, with tuition costs of $752 per unit. Most students complete the program within 18 – 36 months and the classes meet one night per week.

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Point Loma Nazarene University

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Point Loma Nazarene University (PLNU), located in San Diego, California, was established in 1902. The Official University of the Southwest Educational Region of the Church of the Nazarenes, PLNU is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges and their business school is accredited by ACBSP. PLNU offers both a Daytime MBA, designed for recent graduates, and an Evening MBA for working professionals. PLNU’s Evening MBA degree may be earned in 24 to 28 months while their Daytime MBA may be completed within one year; both provide student with valuable networks through connections with faculty and classmates. A 42 credit hour program, tuition cost for the for both MBA programs is $785 per unit.

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Samford University

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Samford University, located in Birmingham, Alabama, holds the distinction of being the 87th oldest university in the nation. Founded in 1841, Samford has been ranked #3 of the Best Regional Universities in the South by U.S. News & World Report and the #1 Top University in Alabama by Forbes. 93% of the faculty hold terminal degrees and Samford’s business school is accredited by the AACSB. Samford offers their MBA program with concentrations available in Entrepreneurship and Finance & Marketing. Tuition falls in the upper range at $744 per credit hour.

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Charleston Southern University

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Charleston Southern University (CSU), located in Charleston, SC, is one of South Carolina’s largest accredited private universities. Founded in 1964, CSU is affiliated with the South Carolina Baptist Convention and has been rated one of America’s Best Christian Colleges. CSU’s residential MBA program is available with 5 emphasis in Accounting; Finance; Leadership; Management Information Systems; Human Resource Management; and General Management. 99% of students enrolled in the MBA program are employed prior to admission. Tuition costs fall into the mid-to-low range for degrees of this type at $722 per credit hour.

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Cairn University

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Cairn University, located in Langhorne, Pennsylvania, was established in 1913 originally as the Philadelphia Bible Institute. A non-denominational Christian institution, Cairn has an average graduate class size of 10 students and a 9:1 student/faculty ratio. An IACBE accredited program, Cairn’s residential MBA places emphasis on the “integration of biblical ethics and wisdom with business practice”. A 42 credit program, full time students may complete the program within 2 years. Tuition costs are $726 per credit.

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Bluffton University

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Bluffton University is a Mennonite affiliated institution, established in 1899 and located in Bluffton, Ohio. Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, Bluffton has been ranked by U.S. News & World Report in the top tier at #25 in the “Best Regional Colleges” listings. The school’s residential MBA program offers concentrations in five areas including Leadership; Health Care Management; and Accounting and Financial Management. Total tuition for the four semester program is $21,780, including all fees and books.

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Lipscomb University

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Lipscomb University, located in Nashville, Tennessee, was established in 1891 by David Lipscomb and James A. Harding and is affiliated with the Churches of Christ denomination. Accredited by ACBSP, Lipscomb’s residential MBA program offers both Professional MBA (PMBA) and MBA programs with concentrations in available in nine areas including: Accounting; Conflict Management; Financial Services; Leadership; and Non-Profit Management. Lipscomb’s evening MBA program may be completed in as little as 12-24 months and requires no minimum work experience. The GMAT score average is 530 and tuition costs an estimated total of $46,440, including books and case material.

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LeTourneau University

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LeTourneau University (LETU), located in Longview, Texas, is a private Christian university. Founded in 1946 as a nondenominational school, the university is accredited by SACSCOC. LETU tied for #27 in U.S. News & World Report’s list of Best Regional Universities in the West. An IACBE accredited program, LETU’s MBA degree is offered at their Houston Center and online, following a model that allows students to complete one three-to-seven week long course at a time. Each course begins on a Monday and most assignments are due by the following Sunday evening. Tuition cost is $680 per credit hour with an estimated total tuition cost of $23,800.

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Spring Arbor University

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Spring Arbor University (SAU) is the second-largest Evangelical Christian University in the state of Michigan. Located in Spring Arbor, MI, SAU was founded in 1873 for the purpose of providing a Christ-centered liberal arts education to students. Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, SAU tied for #49 in U.S. News & World Report’s 2014 rankings of Best Regional Universities in the Midwest. SAU’s MBA program is available with the following concentrations: Finance; Healthcare Administration; Human Resource Management; Management; Organizational Development; and Strategic Leadership. SAU does not require applicants to take the GMAT/GRE or have any prior business school. Tuition cost is $605/credit hour, or $21,708 for the entire program. A 36 credit hour program, students may earn their MBA in as little as 18 months, making SAU’s MBA an affordable and flexible option.

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King University, located in Bristol, Tennessee, is a private, Christian university and was founded in 1867 and is affiliated with the Presbyterian Church.  King offers both a Professional MBA (PMBA) program as well as a Traditional MBA. Concentrations for both programs include: Accounting; Finance; Healthcare Management; Human Resources Management; Management; and Marketing. King’s PMBA meets one night a week and the program may be completed in 16 months. Traditional MBA may be completed in as little as 10 months. Total tuition and fees expenses for the Traditional MBA are $19,500 and include a travel experience trip. Tuition for King’s PMBA is $490 with an estimated total of $17,940. There are no GMAT score requirements, however the PMBA does require 2 years of prior work experience.

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Dallas Baptist University

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Dallas Baptist University (DBU) is a private liberal arts university. Located in Dallas, Texas, the school was founded in affiliation with the Baptist General Convention of Texas in 1898. DBU’s residential MBA program is available with concentrations in 13 areas including: Finance; Health Care Management; International Business; Management Information Systems; Marketing; and Project Management. Tuition costs are $704 per credit hour and a minimum of 36 credit hours are required for MBA graduates.

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George Fox University

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George Fox University (GFU), located in Newberg, Oregon, was founded in 1891 as a school for Quakers and is affiliated with the Northwest Yearly Meeting of Friends. GFU has received numerous national recognitions including Forbes, Money Magazine, and U.S. News & World Report. Accredited by the ACBSP, GFU offers both One-Year and Part-Time MBA programs. Classes for the Part-Time MBA meet at the Portland Center once per week and students may choose either a weeknight format, or a weekend format. A 42 credit hour program, Part-Time students may earn their degree in 24 months with a total tuition cost of $32,970. GFU’s One-Year MBA program also a 42 credit hour program with classes meeting throughout the week. Courses are held at GFU’s Newberg Campus. Tuition cost for the One-Year MBA program is $742 per credit hour.

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Geneva College

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Geneva College, located in Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania, was founded in 1848 by the Reformed Presbyterian Church of North America. Ranked at #14 in U.S. News & World Report’s list of the Best Regional Colleges in the North, Geneva’s business school is accredited by the ACBSP. Geneva’s MBA program is available with concentrations in Financing; Marketing; and Operations. A 36 credit hour program designed for working professionals, courses meet one night per week for nine weeks with classes that are designed to have practical application that students may put into practice immediately. Tuition costs are $695 per credit hour with an estimated total program cost of $25,020.

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Malone University

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Malone University, located in Canton, Ohio, is a private, Christian, liberal arts university. Established in 1892, the university is named after its founders, Walter and Emma Malone, and had its start as a Bible College, originally. Malone’s MBA program is fully accredited by the ACBSP and students may enroll for classes online, on campus, or as full time students. No thesis is required for graduation and students can earn their MBA degree in as little as 18 months (if enrolled full time) to 24 months. Class sizes are kept small – between 15-25 students – with on-site classes meeting one night per week. Tuition is $625 per credit hour, with an estimated total tuition cost of $22,500.

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Oklahoma Wesleyan University

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Oklahoma Wesleyan University (OKWU), located in Bartlesville, Oklahoma, is a private, Christian university. Ranked #6 in U.S. News & World Report’s Best Regional Colleges in the West, OKWU is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission. Designed for experienced working professionals, OKWU’s MBA program is available with concentrations in four areas: Finance; Human Resources; Marketing; and Nursing Management. Tuition costs are $11,404 per semester for the full-time student.

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Bryan College

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Bryan College, located in Dayton, Tennessee, is a Christian liberal arts college and was established in 1930. Founded in response to the aftermath of the 1925 Scopes Trial, the school holds to the motto of “Christ Above All” and is committed to equipping students with a Biblical worldview. Ranked as #22 in U.S. News & World Report’s list of Best Regional Colleges in the South, Bryan College offers a MBA program available both on-site and online. An IACBE accredited program, concentrations are available in Marketing; Human Resources; and General Management. A minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.75 is required for admission and tuition costs are $495 per credit hour with an estimated total program cost of $17,640.

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Milligan College

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Milligan College is a Christian, liberal arts institution founded in 1866 and located in Tennessee. Affiliated with Churches of Christ, Milligan is accredited by the Commission on Colleges and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. Milligan offers a 14-month long MBA program, designed specifically for working professionals. A 32-credit hour program, classes meet one Saturday per month and follow a cohort model where students progress through the program together, graduating as a group. Courses are offered at both the Milligan campus as well as at the Center for Higher Education, in Kingsport. MBA concentration options include Leadership; Healthcare Management; and Operations Management. Tuition costs are $575 per credit hour, or $18,400 for the entire program (tuition cost only)

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Lee University

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Lee University, located in Cleveland, Tennessee, is a private, Christian, liberal arts institution. One of the largest of its kind in the state, Lee was founded in 1918 by the Church of God. Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, Lee’s business school is also accredited by the ACBSP. Lee offers their MBA program in a unique hybrid format, combining a face-to-face classroom experience with online learning. Classes meet one evening per week and the MBA program may be completed in as little as 24 months. Tuition costs at Lee are $600 per semester hour; MBA students are also required to pay a MBA program fee of $400 per semester.

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Houston Baptist University

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Houston Baptist University (HBU) was established in 1960 by the Baptist General Convention of Texas. Located in Houston, Texas, HBU is accredited by the Commission on Colleges and Schools of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. HBU offers a residential MBA program that may be completed in as little as 16 months. In order to make the program more easily accessible to working adults, HBU offers their courses four nights each week, Monday through Thursday, and grants rolling admission. Total tuition cost for students with a Bachelor of Business Administration is $30,000; non-BBA graduate tuition cost is $38,000.

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Southern Nazarene University

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Southern Nazarene University (SNU) was founded in 1899 by the Church of the Nazarene. Located in Bethany, Oklahoma, SNU is a private, Christian, liberal arts university, the school tied for #84 in U.S. News & World Report’s ranking of Best Regional Universities in the West. SNU’s school of business is accredited by the Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs ACBSP). SNU currently their MBA program in both a general MBA track and an MBA with a Health Care concentration. Tuition cost is $27,280 for the entire program and includes books, laptop, and fees. A 40 credit hour program, most students complete their MBA degree in as little as 22 months.

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Warner University

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Warner University was founded in 1968 in Lake Wales, Florida. Affiliated with the Church of God denomination, Warner is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. Warner’s residential MBA program offers concentrations in three areas: International Business; Accounting; and Human Resource Management. Warner’s MBA degree may be earned in as little as 24 months. Tuition costs are $490 per credit.

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Shorter University, located in Rome, Georgia, is a private liberal arts university established in 1873 under the Georgia Baptist Convention. Named one of the “Best in the Southeast” by The Princeton Review as well as one of the “Top 20 Southern Comprehensive Colleges” by U.S. News and World Report, SU is an accredited member in the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. Shorter University’s residential MBA program is a 31 semester credit program, designed to be completed in as little as one year and is offered in three metro Atlanta campuses, Marietta, Duluth, and Riverdale, and at the Rome campus. Tuition costs fall into the low range at $445/credit hour with an $12,555 estimated total program costs.

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Carson-Newman University

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Carson-Newman University (C-N) is a private, Christian, liberal arts university located in Jefferson City, Tennessee and was founded in 1851. Ranked as one of the Best in the Southeast by the Princeton Review, C-N is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. C-N offers a 30-credit hour residential MBA program which may be completed in as little as 11 to 24 months. Courses are designed to offer students flexibility by allowing them to enroll as either part time or full time students. Tuition costs are $450 per credit hour with an estimated total tuition cost of $13,500 (not including books or fees).

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Tabor College

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Tabor College, located in Hillsboro, Kansas, was established in 1908 by the Mennonite Brethren and Krimmer Mennonite Brethren denominations. A private liberal arts institution, Tabor College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. The school tied for #49 in U.S. News & World Report’s list of Best Regional Colleges in the Midwest. Tabor College’s residential MBA program has the option of concentrations in the areas of Sales Management; Accounting; Leadership. The program is geared towards working adults and may be completed in less than 24 months. Tuition costs are $367/credit hour and there are no GMAT or GRE requirements.

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California Baptist University

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California Baptist University (CBU) is located in Riverside, CA and was founded in 1950 by the California Southern Baptist Convention. A private liberal arts college, CBU is known as one of the best Christian universities in Southern California and has been named in U.S. News & World Report’s rankings for Best Regional Universities in the West. ACBSP accredited, CBU offers two residential MBA options with evening classes or an accelerated daytime program. The CBU MBA is available with concentrations in Healthcare Administration and Management. A program geared toward working professionals who are seeking to advance their careers, tuition is $726 per credit hour and approximately 36 credits are required to complete the program.

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Franciscan University of Steubenville

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Located in Steubenville, Ohio, Franciscan University of Steubenville was founded in 1946 by the Franciscan Friars of the Third Order Regular. A Catholic university, Franciscan has been ranked by U.S. News & World Report in their annual ”Best Regional Universities” list as #30 in the Midwest. Franciscan’s MBA program offers an emphasis in Accounting and focuses on the application of functional business knowledge with the goal of producing “a generalist rather than a specialist.” Tuition costs are $695 per credit hour.

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Belhaven University

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Belhaven University, located in Jackson, Mississippi, is a private, Christian, liberal arts institution founded in 1883. Belhaven has been listed as #65 in U.S. News & World Report’s ranking of the Best Regional Universities of the South. An IACBE accredited degree, Belhaven’s MBA program offers concentrations in Health Administration; Human Resources; Leadership; and Sports Administration. Designed for working professionals, classes are offered one night a week with a concentrated, continuous format approach. Belhaven’s admission requirements include a 2.8 cumulative GPA and a minimum two years of full-time work experience. Tuition costs are $590 per credit hour and include the cost of books; estimated total program cost is $21,240.

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North Greenville University

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North Greenville University (NGU) is a comprehensive university located in Tigerville, South Carolina, and was founded in 1891. NGU is affiliated with the Southern Baptist Convention and received accreditation from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. NGU offers a residential MBA program with concentrations available in Financial Planning and Human Resources Management. Tuition cost per credit hour is $425. A minimum undergraduate GPA average of 2.7 is required for admission; students who do not meet this GPA requirement may be asked to take the GRE exam.

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Ohio Christian University

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Ohio Christian University (OCU), located in Circleville, OH, was established in 1948 originally as Circleville Bible College. Since its founding, OCU has expanded its scope and is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association. Aside from their general MBA track, OCU currently offers their MBA program with six concentration options including: Accounting; Digital Marketing; Finance; Healthcare Management; Human Resources; and Organizational Leadership. A 36 semester credit program, tuition costs are $475 per credit.

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Bethel College

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Located in Mishawaka, Indiana, Bethel College, is a private, Christian, liberal arts institution and was founded in 1947. Affiliated with the Missionary Church, Bethel’s business school is accredited by IACBE and the school was ranked by U.S. News & World Report as #19 in their list of Best Regional Colleges in the Midwest. Bethel’s MBA program is made up of 36-semester hours and may be earned in 24-months. Courses are flexible and students may begin at any time throughout the academic year. Classes are held in the evening, scheduled one at a time with one session each week. Tuition costs are $410 per credit hour with an estimated total tuition cost of $14,760 (not including books or fees).

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MidAmerica Nazarene University

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A private, comprehensive liberal arts institution, MidAmerica Nazarene University (MNU) was established in 1966 and the school’s main campus is located in Olathe, KS. Affiliated with the Church of the Nazarene, MNU is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and their business school is also ACBSP accredited. MNU’s residential MBA meets on-site one night each week and classes may be attended at either the school’s main campus in Olathe or at their Liberty Site in Liberty, MO. A 36 credit hour program, tuition costs are $515 per credit hour and the degree may be completed in 24 months. Admissions requirements include a minimum GPA of 3.0 or higher in the last 60 hours of undergraduate coursework.

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Montreat College

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Montreat College, founded in 1916, is a private, Christian, liberal arts institution, located in Montreat, North Carolina. The school’s residential MBA program is offered at both their Ashville, NC and Charlotte, NC campuses. An IACBE accredited program, Montreat’s faculty is made up of entrepreneurs and business leaders and the program is committed to making education convenient for working adults. Montreat offers a single emphasis, besides their general track program, in Cybersecurity. Tuition costs are $510 per credit hour.

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Eastern Mennonite University

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Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) is a private liberal arts university, located in Harrisonburg, VA. Affiliated with the Mennonite Church USA, EMU is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. EMU offers both an Online Collaborative MBA and residential MBA program. EMU’s on-campus MBA offers concentrations available in Nonprofit Entrepreneurial Management and Health Service Administration as well as their General Management track. EMU’s core MBA program is 36 credit hours and students taking the two courses per term complete their degrees in two years; there is no thesis required for graduation. Tuition costs are $550 per credit hour.

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Messiah College

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Messiah College, located in Mechanicsburg, PA, was founded in 1909 by the Brethren in Christ Church and is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. Named #5 in the U.S. News & World Report’s ranking of the Best Regional Colleges (North); the school boasts a 13:1 student-to-faculty ratio and 85.5% of faculty have earned their terminal degrees. Messiah’s MBA program offers an emphasis in Leadership. Tuition costs are $610 per credit hour and GMAT and GRE scores are not required.

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Hope International University

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Hope International University (HIU), located in Fullerton, California, is a private, Christian university established in 1928. A non-denominational institution, HIU is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. HIU offers a residential MBA with a variety of concentration options in: General Management; International Development; Marketing Management; Non-Profit Management; and also a Customizable concentration option. Tuition costs are $690 per credit hour with an estimated total tuition cost of $24,840. Acceptance rate requirements include a minimum cumulative GPA equivalent to at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale in all prior undergraduate level work.

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Regent University

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Regent University was founded in 1978 and is located in Virginia Beach, VA. Regent currently offers twelve areas of concentration for their MBA program, including: Accounting; Entrepreneurship; Finance & Investing; Franchising; Leadership; Marketing; and Healthcare Management. Regent’s MBA is accredited by the ACBSP. Tuition costs fall in the mid range for degrees of this type at $785 per credit hour. The average GMAT and GRE scores are 485. 96% of Regent’s MBA students are employed three months after graduation.

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University of Mobile

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Located in Mobile, Alabama, the University of Mobile is a private university founded in 1961. Affiliated with the Alabama Baptist Convention, the University of Mobile’s residential MBA program is accredited by the ACBSP. Geared towards working professionals who desire to advance their careers, Mobile’s MBA offers a small classroom experience where students can benefit from personal attention from their professors. Evening classes are also scheduled to provide greater convenience for students who are employed full-time. Tuition costs are $502 per credit hour.

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Campbellsville University

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Campbellsville University (CU), located in Campbellsville, Kentucky, was originally founded in 1906 as a Baptist institution and has been named one of the Best Regional Universities in the South by U.S. News & World Report. CU offers a 36 credit hour MBA program which may be completed in as little as two years. Concentrations for the MBA are available in the areas of: Church Management; Healthcare Management; Human Resource Management; Information Technology; International Business; and Marketing. CU’s program seeks to equip students with the leadership skills necessary for managerial positions and to provide real-world preparation. Tuition cost is $465/credit hour.

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Grand Canyon University

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Established in 1949 and located in Phoenix, Arizona, Grand Canyon University (GCU) is known as one of Arizona’s premier private universities. An ACBSP accredited degree, GCU’s MBA program offers emphasis in eight areas including Accounting; Finance; Health Management Systems; Leadership; and Sports Business. Applicants are required to have an undergraduate degree from a GCU-approved institution with a GPA of 2.8 or better. Tuition costs are $418 per credit hour with an estimated cost of $15,048 for the entire traditional MBA program.

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Campbell University

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Campbell University (CU), located in Buies Creek, North Carolina, was founded in 1887 as a private, Baptist institution. 92% of the school’s full time faculty hold terminal degrees and the university has a 19:1 student-to-faculty ratio. CU’s MBA program is AACSB accredited and is available in two forms: Part Time Evening MBA, which is geared towards working professionals and may be completed in as little as 12 months, or Full Time Traditional MBA which may be completed in two years and is an ideal for students with minimal work experience. Tuition costs are $700 per credit hour and students are given the opportunity to study abroad with ten-day, semester long and yearlong options available.

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Anderson University

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Anderson University– IN (AU) is located in Anderson, Indiana and affiliated with the Church of God and was founded in 1917. AU’s business school is ACBSP accredited and offers three program options: Residential MBA; Professional MBA; and MSN-MBA. Only 19 students are admitted into AU’s Residential MBA program and with a full-time commitment the degree can be completed in as little as ten months. Tuition costs for the Residential MBA are $860/credit hour; included in the cost of the program is an apartment, a computer, and a global business experience. AU’s Professional MBA is available with concentrations in eight areas, including: Accounting; Human Relations; and Leadership. This program may be competed in only 22 months with tuition costs at $425 per credit hour.

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Oral Roberts University

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Oral Roberts University (ORU), an interdenominational, Christian, liberal arts university, is located in Tulsa, OK. Founded in 1963 and named after its founder, the evangelist Oral Roberts, the university’s graduate business programs are accredited by the ACBSP. The school tied for #46 in U.S. News & World Report’s list of Best Regional Universities in the West. ORU currently offers both Leadership-MBA (LMBA) and MBA programs. Geared toward working professionals with the desire to advance their careers, ORU’s MBA is available with concentrations in seven areas, including: Accounting; Entrepreneurship; and Marketing. Minimum GPA score of 3.0 is required for the traditional MBA, and a score of 3.2 for the LMBA. Tuition costs are currently $609/credit hour for the MBA program.

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Indiana Wesleyan University

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Indiana Wesleyan University (IWU) is located in Marion, Indiana and was established in 1920. A private, Christian university, IWU is affiliated with The Wesleyan Church and is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. IWU tied for #26 on U.S. News & World Report’s list of Best Regional Universities in the Midwest. IWU offers a 42 credit hour MBA program with concentrations in the area of: Organizational Leadership; Personal Financial Planning; School Administration; and MSN-MBA. Tuition costs are $547 per credit hour. Acceptance rate requirements include an undergrad GPA of 2.5 or higher from an approved institution; applicants with a GPA lower than 2.5 may be admitted on a probationary basis as established by the guidelines of IWU.

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Northwest Nazarene University

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Northwest Nazarene University (NNU), a private, Christian, liberal arts institution, is located in Nampa, Idaho and was founded in 1913. Affiliated with The Church of the Nazarene, NNU has been named among the Best Regional Universities in the West by U.S. News & World Report and their business school is accredited by the ACBSP. NNU’s MBA program is available with concentrations in Healthcare; Operations Management; Finance; Global Business; and Leadership. Tuition costs are $550/credit hour. Designed for the working adult, NNU’s MBA program may be completed in as little as 16 months.

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University of Sioux Falls

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Located in Sioux Falls, North Dakota, the University of Sioux Falls (USF) was established in 1883 and is affiliated with the American Baptist Churches. USF tied for 38th Best Regional College in the Midwest in U.S. News & World Report’s 2013 ranking. USF offers an MBA program with concentrations available in Marketing; Healthcare Management; General Management; and Project management. Admission requirements include an undergraduate GPA score of 3.0 or higher. Classes are made up of about 15 students and the program’s tuition cost is $375 per credit hour with an estimated total tuition cost of $13,690. USF’s business school is fully accredited by the IACBE.

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Mount Vernon Nazarene University

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Mount Vernon Nazarene University (MVNU) is located in Mount Vernon, Ohio and has earned a reputation of being Ohio’s premier Christian university. Affiliated with the Church of the Nazarene, MVNU tied at #67 in U.S. News & World Report’s Best Regional Universities list (Midwest). MVNU’s residential MBA program is available with concentrations in Finance; Human Resource Management; Health Care Management; and Organizational Management. An ACBSP accredited program, MVNU’s classes are kept small to allow students build solid relationships with classmates and professors.

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Liberty University

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Located in Lynchburg, Virginia, Liberty University was established in 1971 by Dr. Jerry Falwell, Sr. Ranked at #80 in U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Regional Universities” in the South, Liberty’s MBA program is accredited by ACBSP. An accredited bachelors degree with a 3.0 or higher GPA and a minimum of 15 hours of upper level (300-400 level) undergraduate coursework in Business is required to be accepted into the program. Liberty’s MBA is available with 10 concentration options, including: Accounting; Criminal Justice; Leadership; Human Resources; and International Business. Tuition costs are $540 per credit hour with an estimated total tuition program cost of $19,440.

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Oklahoma Baptist University

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Oklahoma Baptist University (OBU) was founded in 1910 by the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma and is located in Shawnee, OK. The school is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission North Central Association of Colleges and Schools and the Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). Ranked by U.S. News & World Report as the 4th Best Regional College in the West, OBU has been Oklahoma’s highest ranking regional college for over 20 years. OBU’s MBA program features four concentrated areas of study (along with their general MBA) in Energy Management; Leadership; Project Management, and International Business. Tuition costs fall into the low range for degrees of this type, at $450/credit hour. 100% of OBU’s MBA graduates are employed at graduation and experience an overall 20 – 30% increase in salary after graduating.

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Mississippi College

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Mississippi College (MC) is a private institution located in Clinton, MS and affiliated with the Baptist denomination. Founded 1826, MC holds the distinction of being not only the oldest College in Mississippi, but also the second oldest Baptist University in the United States. U.S. News & World Report has ranked MC as the 29th Best Regional University in the South. Regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, MC’s MBA program is also accredited by the ACBSP. Tuition costs for MC’s residential MBA are $545 per credit hour. Areas of concentration include Accounting and Finance in addition to the general MBA track.

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Oklahoma Christian University

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Oklahoma Christian University (OC), located in Edmond, OK, was established in 1950 as Central Christian College and is affiliated with the Churches of Christ. Since its founding, the school has grown into a comprehensive Christian university and has been ranked #40 in U.S. News & World Report’s Best Regional Universities (West). OC’s school of business is ACBSP accredited and their residential MBA program offers concentrations in seven areas including: Accounting; Finance; Human Resources; Marketing; and Project Management. A 36 credit hour degree, the program may be completed in as little as 12-16 months, or up to 24 months. Tuition costs are $484 per credit hour.

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