Master of Business Administration

This program is offered at the Jackson and Madison campuses.

The Master of Business Administration program (MBA) at Belhaven University is truly a blend of the sophisticated academic world, the practical and technologically dependent career world, and the eternal world of Christian faith. The enabling thrust of our business degree is to develop in students that rare level of discernment so much in demand, both globally and locally, and to give leadership and direction to those in the secular world who lack an ethical operating foundation.

The above qualities can best be developed in Master of Business Administration students through an intense program of both the appropriate academics advocated, and the verity of validating values to which the College, the Division of Business Administration, and each faculty member are totally committed.

  • 36 credit hours
  • Attend class one night a week
  • All classes taught from a Christian worldview
  • Small class sizes so you know your professors and classmates
  • Competitive tuition rates
  • Accounting and Finance
  • Business Information Systems
  • Health Services Management
  • Hospitality Management
  • Human Resource Management
  • Operations and Project Management
  • Sales & Marketing
  • Small Business Management & Entrepreneurship
  • Sustainability Management
  • Technical Communication Supervisor
  • Executive Leadership
  • Business Development Manager

Objectives of the Master of Business Administration Program

The Master of Business Administration program seeks to develop persons who can function successfully in upper middle management and top management positions. The emphasis is on strategic management concepts and principles. The M.B.A. program makes use of recent research findings, uses complex computer models, stresses the importance of human relations skills, and integrates strategic management processes through a Christian worldview.

The following educational objectives are those of the M.B.A. program:

  • To provide a program which equips graduates with the skills and knowledge necessary for obtaining employment in managerial positions and for advancing their careers.
  • To serve the business community by offering evening classes for executives who wish to enhance their management skills.
  • To provide a graduate education program which emphasizes a strong foundation in Christian ethics and worldview.
  • To assist managers and future managers in improving speaking, negotiating, and human relations skills.
  • To emphasize the use of technology in management by providing a computer-enhanced program.
  • To prepare students at the graduate level for integrating the major functional areas of business into the making of business policy.
  • To provide an opportunity for executives and future executives to apply theory to real-life business and industry situations.
  • To help managers develop a global perspective by providing a study of foreign political, technical, and economic structures in relation to business practices.

Admission Information

Up to 6 hours of accredited graduate work may be transferred if a B or better has been earned in each course. A 2.8 cumulative GPA or a 2.8 GPA in the last 60 hours from undergraduate work is required for admission or 9 hours of graduate work with a B in each course. REQUIRED: Completion (with grade of a "C" or better) of College algebra or higher mathematics course.
Students applying to the Master of Business Administration degree program must also submit the following:

Applicants who do not meet the regular admission requirements, but show the potential for success in the M.B.A. program, may be admitted on a conditional basis. The student should submit an essay and 2 letters of recommendation for review by the program committee. Students admitted on a conditional basis to the M.B.A. program must earn a 3.00 grade point average in the first six semester hours of graduate work to continue in the program. 

Curriculum Summary

Course # Course Name Credits
MSL 601 Introduction to Graduate Education 3
MBA 624 Ethical Problems in Business 3
MBA 612 Business Foundations I 3
MBA 613 Business Foundations II 3
MBA 680 Quantitative Decision-Making 3
MBA 643 Financial Analysis 3
MBA 658 Managerial Economics 3
MBA 640 Organizational Behavior 3
MBA 646 Legal Environment of Business 3
MBA 664 Marketing Management 3
MBA 682 Principles of Executive Leadership 3
MBA 687 Strategic Planning 3
Total 36

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The Master of Business Administration with Finance Concentration is designed for students who would like an MBA but are also interested in the field of Finance. Finance teaches the techniques that managers use to make and evaluate all types of organizational decisions. In addition to careers in corporate finance, investments, and banking, this concentration allows students to prepare for a wide range of organizational activities.

Additional Admission Information for MPA with Finance Concentration

  • Must have completed MBA612 and MBA643 with at least a ‘B’ grade. Students seeking to complete the concentration as a graduate certificate must also take MBA612 or MBA643.

MBA with Finance Concentration

Course # Course Name Credits
MBA 601 Introduction to Graduate Education 3
MBA 624 Ethical Problems in Business 3
MBA 612 Business Principles I 3
MBA 613 Business Principles II 3
MBA 680 Quantitative Decision Making 3
MBA 643 Financial Analysis 3
MBA 658 Managerial Economics 3
MBA 640 Organizational Behavior 3
MBA 646 The Legal Environment of Business 3
MBA 664 Marketing Management 3
MBA 687 Strategic Planning 3
Total Core 33

Finance Concentration (online only):

Course # Course Name Credits
MBA 671 Financial Markets 3
MBA 672 Investments 3
MBA 673 Contemporary Issues in Finance 3
Total Electives 9

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The Master of Business Administration with Health Administration concentration is designed for students who would like an MBA but are interested in the field of Health Administration. The program allows students to examine, through the guidance of experienced faculty, the field of Health Administration. The courses provide a focused study of issues within the complex world of healthcare. Students who desire to pursue a MBA may already know the field they intend to work in, and will benefit from the opportunity to add a concentration to the core MBA. Note, these concentrations are only available online.

MBA with Health Administration Concentration - Total Hours 42

COURSE # COURSE NAME CREDITS
MSL 601 Introduction to Graduate Education 3
MBA 624 Ethical Problems in Business 3
MBA 612 Business Foundations I 3
MBA 613 Business Foundations II 3
MBA 680 Quantitative Decision Making 3
MBA 643 Financial Analysis 3
MBA 658 Managerial Economics 3
MBA 640 Organizational Behavior 3
MBA 646 The Legal Environment of Business 3
MBA 664 Marketing Management 3
MBA 687 Strategic Planning 3
Total Core 33

Concentration courses include the following (online only):

COURSE # COURSE NAME CREDITS
MHA 608 Current Issues and Trends in Health Administration 3
MHA 646 Legal and Regulatory Environment for Health Care 3
MHA 668 Health Care Quality Management 3

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The Master of Business Administration with Human Resources concentration allows students to look into and experience the field of Human Resources. The courses will have a heavy focus on the study and application of human resource principles. Students will explore areas of study that include employee relations, compensation and benefits, and look at current issues in the field. Students who desire to pursue a MBA may already know the field they intend to work in, and will benefit from the opportunity to add a concentration to the core MBA. Note, these concentrations are only available online.

MBA with Human Resources Concentration - Total Hours 42

COURSE # COURSE NAME CREDITS
MSL 601 Introduction to Graduate Education 3
MBA 624 Ethical Problems in Business 3
MBA 612 Business Foundations I 3
MBA 613 Business Foundations II 3
MBA 680 Quantitative Decision Making 3
MBA 643 Financial Analysis 3
MBA 658 Managerial Economics 3
MBA 640 Organizational Behavior 3
MBA 646 The Legal Environment of Business 3
MBA 664 Marketing Management 3
MBA 687 Strategic Planning 3
Total Core 33

Choose 3 classes from the following (online only):

COURSE # COURSE NAME CREDITS
MSL 660 Current Issues in Human Resources 3
MSL 661 HR Employee Relations 3
MSL 662 HR Compensation and Benefits 3
MSL 663 Issues and Innovations in Human Resources 3

View Course Descriptions from the University Catalogue.

The Master of Business Administration with Leadership concentration allows students to look in-depth at leadership topics through the guidance of experienced faculty who will assist them in handling leadership situations. The courses provide a focused study of situations that arise while leading others. Students who desire to pursue a MBA may already know the field they intend to work in, and will benefit from the opportunity to add a concentration to the core MBA. Note, these concentrations are only available online.

MBA with Leadership Concentration - Total Hours 42

COURSE # COURSE NAME CREDITS
MSL 601 Introduction to Graduate Education 3
MBA 624 Ethical Problems in Business 3
MBA 612 Business Foundations I 3
MBA 613 Business Foundations II 3
MBA 680 Quantitative Decision Making 3
MBA 643 Financial Analysis 3
MBA 658 Managerial Economics 3
MBA 640 Organizational Behavior 3
MBA 646 The Legal Environment of Business 3
MBA 664 Marketing Management 3
MBA 687 Strategic Planning 3
Total Core 33

Leadership Concentration (online only):

COURSE # COURSE NAME CREDITS
MSL 630 Leading High Performance Teams 3
MSL 665 Coaching, Mentoring and Resolving Conflict 3
MSL 668 Leadership and Organizational Change 3

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The core courses in an MBA with a Public Administration concentration focus on the skills needed in the corporate world – finance, economics, marketing, and accounting. Students also immerse themselves in topics such as business research and operations management. The public administration component of the degree usually involves broad-brush topics such as government budgeting, ethics, public law, and public policy.

While an MBA in Public Administration prepares graduates for potential upper-level positions in government, graduate degree holders also draw demand among private-sector businesses that either work closely with agencies, or are in heavily regulated industries. An MBA in Public Administration can also offer graduates greater flexibility to work in either the public or private sector - a good choice for students who haven’t settled into a definite career track.

Additional Admission Information for MPA with Public Administration Concentration

  • Must have completed MBA612 and MBA643 with at least a ‘B’ grade. Students seeking to complete the concentration as a graduate certificate must also take MBA612 or MBA643.
  • A 3.0 GPA in the Public Administration concentration courses must be maintained to graduate.

MBA with Public Administration Concentration 

Course # Course Name Credits
MSL 601 Introduction to Graduate Education 3
MBA 624 Ethical Problems in Business 3
MBA 612 Business Foundations I 3
MBA 613 Business Foundations II 3
MBA 680 Quantitative Decision-Making 3
MBA 643 Financial Analysis 3
MBA 658 Managerial Economics 3
MBA 640 Organizational Behavior 3
MBA 646 Legal Environment of Business 3
MBA 664 Marketing Management 3
MBA 687 Strategic Planning 3
Total 33

Public Administration Concentration (pick 3 of 5 – online only):

Course # Course Name Credits
MPA 607 Ethics and Society 3
MPA 611 Public and Administrative Law 3
MPA 610 Economics and Public Policy 3
MPA 609 Administration of Financial Resources 3
MPA 612 Public Policy Analysis 3
Total Electives 9


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The Master of Business Administration with Sports Administration concentration is designed for students who would like an MBA but are interested in the field of Sports Administration. Experienced and knowledgeable faculty will assist students throughout the Sports Administration courses. The courses provide a focused study of issues and topics related to the management of sports programs. Students who desire to pursue a MBA may already know the field they intend to work in, and will benefit from the opportunity to add a concentration to the core MBA. Note, these concentrations are only available online.

MBA with Sports Administration Concentration - Total Hours 42

COURSE # COURSE NAME CREDITS
MSL 601 Introduction to Graduate Education 3
MBA 624 Ethical Problems in Business 3
MBA 612 Business Foundations I 3
MBA 613 Business Foundations II 3
MBA 680 Quantitative Decision Making 3
MBA 643 Financial Analysis 3
MBA 658 Managerial Economics 3
MBA 640 Organizational Behavior 3
MBA 646 The Legal Environment of Business 3
MBA 664 Marketing Management 3
MBA 687 Strategic Planning 3
Total Core 33

Sports Administration Concentration (online only)

COURSE # COURSE NAME CREDITS
MSA 608 Current Issues and Trends in Sports Administration 3
MSA 646 Legal and Regulatory Environment for Sports 3
MSA 668 Venue and Event Management 3


View Course Descriptions from the University Catalogue.

These rates are for August 1, 2019 through July 31, 2020.

Tuition and Fees Per Credit Hour
Graduate MAT/MBA/MHA/MPA/MSL $565
Grad. Certificates - Finance, Health, HR,Leadership, Public Admin. $565
Graduate Military – currently serving $375
Graduate Military – Veteran or Spouse $452

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