2023-2024 Academic Catalog 
    Mar 03, 2024  
2023-2024 Academic Catalog

Business Administration, MBA

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The Master of Business Administration program is a professional degree designed to prepare students for leadership positions in business. The purpose of this program is to develop student’s skills in the functional areas of profit and non-profit organizations.


Courses are 3 credit hours and are generally offered in eight-week terms one night a week on campus or online.

Students will earn a general MBA degree upon completion of 30 credit hours consisting of a 15 credit hour core curriculum, 6 credit hour program-specific curriculum, and at least 9 credit hours of elective coursework. Concentrations in a specific discipline area consisting of a minimum of 12 credit hours may be earned in place of elective coursework for an MBA degree with concentration.

Admission Requirements

In addition to the requirements stated under the Graduate Admissions Policy, the requirements for admission to the Business Graduate Program are as follows:

  1. One letter of recommendation
  2. Resume
  3. Completion of a 1-2 page paper on why you have selected the specific program and why Friends University.  The Business Division will provide written approval of admission after the review of the paper and other admission requirements. 
  4. Accounting track students - bachelor’s degree in accounting or equivalent

Degree Awarded

Master of Business Administration

Division of Business and Information Technology Foundation Course: 0-3 credit hours

The Division of Business and Information Technology will place students in an appropriate foundational course based on criteria that traditionally indicates student preparedness for graduate level business courses.

Students entering a graduate degree program in the Division of Business and Information Technology (DBIT) with a bachelor’s degree in a business-related field will be enrolled in the courses associated with the gradaute degree they seek. The DBIT Foundation course is not required.

Students entering a graduate degree program in the Division of Business and Information Technology (DBIT) without a bachelor’s degree in a business-related field will be required to take the DBIT Foundation course in order to proceed with studies in their chosen graduate business program.

All DBIT students required to take the foundation course must do so within the first 6 credit hours of their program requirements. The foundation course may not be used to satisfy any elective requirements toward a master’s degree offered by the DBIT.

MBA Program Requirements: 6 credit hours

Choose One Area of Concentration (Required): 9-12 credit hours

General Business Administration Concentration - 9 credit hours

Choose any combination of courses within the Master of Business Administration or Global Master of Business Administration concentration areas.

Accounting Concentration - 12 credit hours

Project Management Concentration - 12 credit hours

Supply Chain Management and Logistics Concentration - 12 credit hours

Choose 12 credit hours from the following courses:

Total Degree Requirements: 30-36 credit hours

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