Master of Business Administration
The MBA programs at Southeastern University are grounded in Christ-centered servant leadership and ethics. They prepare managers for overseeing numerous business functions, including accounting, finance, information systems, and marketing. Students will learn the economic underpinning and global relevance of these concepts, as well as quantitative analysis tools and strategy models to hone their business decision-making skill
The curriculum of each MBA program is designed to lead students to:
- Practice servant leadership with biblically informed values.
- Critically think, plan, and research contemporary business issues.
- Make intelligent and ethical business decisions informed through a Christian worldview.
- Communicate results clearly and concisely through appropriate and effective media.
- Demonstrate effective decision-making skills in new and unfamiliar circumstances through an understanding of the various business functions and analysis tools.
- Apply theory to business problems in dynamic global environments.
Flexible MBA—Full or part-time
The flexible MBA program allows students to focus their education within tracks, taking all coursework online or combining online coursework with some face to face courses. The program may be completed in 12 to 24 months taking two to four eight week long courses per semester.
Admission Requirements for the Flexible MBA Program
Students should enter with aptitude for graduate business education and knowledge of basic business functions. Both academic and experience paths are available for establishing the pre-requisite aptitude and knowledge.
For applicants with five years of full time equivalent, responsible work experience
- A resume indicating full time and part time work roles. Responsible work experience assumes familiarity with and skills in the activities listed in the MBA Candidate Skills List to establish an appropriate foundation for graduate business education. In consultation with your advisor, you may be encouraged or required to take traditional or brief online academic leveling courses to address any gaps in the skills demonstrated in your career.
- A writing sample addressing the topic, “Why I want to pursue an MBA at Southeastern University.” The essay should address how the MBA will help you your career and how you can integrate your Christian faith into your profession as a manager, and explain how your career experience will benefit your classmates in your courses. The paper should include your full name and be one-two pages (300-600 words) in length.
- One recommendation from a professional reference and one from a personal reference submitted by the referrers. Forms are provided with the application.
- A basic working knowledge of Excel to complete coursework. If taken early in the program, the CTIS 5003 Data Management and Analysis course is an excellent choice for building Excel skills.
For applicants without five years of full time, responsible work experience:
- A score of 470 on the GMAT (preferred) or equivalent GRE scores as determined by ETS’s GRE Comparison Tool GRE. The test must be taken no longer than five years prior to the student’s admission to the program. Test scores are official only if received by Southeastern University directly from the testing service. The test may be waived for applicants holding a masters of science degree from a regionally accredited institution.
- A cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher in an undergraduate program. Applicants can overcome a low GPA by doing well on the GMAT or GRE.
- A writing sample addressing the topic, “Why I want to pursue an MBA at Southeastern University.” The essay should address how the MBA will help you your career and how you can integrate your Christian faith into your profession as a manager. The paper should include your full name and be one-two pages (300-600 words) in length.
- One recommendation from an academic reference and one from a personal reference submitted by the referrers. Forms are provided with the application.
- A Bachelor’s degree in a business-related domain with a 3.0 GPA or above, or grades of B or better in undergraduate pre-requisite courses in accounting (BUSI 2233 - PRINCIPLES OF MANAGERIAL ACCOUNTING or equivalent, and BUSI 2133 - PRINCIPLES OF FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING or equivalent), economics (BUSI 2203 - MICROECONOMICS or equivalent), and statistics (MATH 2023 - INTRODUCTION TO PROBABILITY AND STATISTICS or equivalent), or scores of 80 or higher on brief online academic leveling courses in these areas, available at a nominal fee. A determination of requirements will be made at time of transcript review.
- A basic working knowledge of Excel to complete coursework. If taken early in the program, the CTIS 2133 Data Management and Analysis course is an excellent choice for building Excel skills.
Provisional admission to the Flexible MBA
- Should an applicant be admitted provisionally with a GMAT or GRE exam quantitative score below the typical minimum, he or she is required to earn a B or higher the following course to transition from provisional admission to regular standing in the first semester of study.
- CTIS 5003 Data Management and Analysis. This course, which is typically offered each semester, is intended to build quantitative skills to enable a student to succeed in quantitative graduate courses.
- Should an applicant be admitted provisionally due to missing pre-requisites, he or she must complete the missing coursework with a B or better or earn a score of 80 or better on an appropriate academic leveling course in the first semester of study and prior to any quantitative MBA coursework.