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Master of Business Administration

The MBA program provides the leaders of today and tomorrow with the knowledge and skills required to succeed in a competitive business environment. The program emphasizes critical and strategic thinking, business management skills, ethics, and real-world applications.

Program Objectives

Upon completion of the MBA program, the graduate should be able to:

  1. Integrate Christian principles in critical thinking and decision-making.
  2. Demonstrate awareness and improvement of thinking and learning strategies.
  3. Implement business concepts in a business environment.
  4. Apply business management principles to work with people and processes within a business organization.
  5. Evaluate operations and provide recommendations to improve performance.


36 Semester Credits Core Course List

GR5000 Graduate Essentials 1 credit 4 weeks

Students enter the Ohio Christian University MBA and Master of Management (MM) with a wide variety of academic, work, and life experiences. As the first course for all entering students, Graduate Essentials begins the process of capitalizing on the student’s previous experiences, and reviews the primary skills and tools necessary to succeed in the remainder of the program. The course is an overview of writing, research, team collaboration, communication, and problem solving while building the student’s self-awareness of personal strengths.

MG5000 Business Essentials 2 credits 6 weeks

Leaders, managers, and professionals enter the Ohio Christian University MBA and Master of Management (MM) with a wide variety of academic, work, and life experiences. As the first business discipline specific course for all entering students, Business Essentials begins the process of capitalizing on the student’s wide variety of experiences and assures the skills and tools necessary to succeed in the remainder of the program. The course is a rigorous overview of accounting, economics, finance, marketing, and management theories, and leadership.

(This course is the prerequisite for the remaining courses in the MBA and MM program.)

MG5030 Economics for Managers 3 credits 6 weeks

This course is an overview of basic economic theory necessary for establishing, revising, and interpreting business policy.  Students will identify and interpret appropriate economic indicators and macroeconomic and microeconomic phenomena that aid sound decision-making for management.  The course will also deal with political influences on the performance of markets, currency exchange, and economic growth.

MG5010 Marketing and Advertising for Managers 3 credits 6 weeks

This course is a study of Marketing Management with emphasis on analyzing marketing mix variables for problem solving in both domestic and international markets.  Also it explores and analyzes consumer behavior as well as captures customer value through improving product management, maximizing channels and establishing customer-driven marketing strategies.  Evaluation of digital marketing strategies is included in the course.

MG5020 Project Management 3 credits 6 weeks

This course develops a foundation of principles and solutions that support project management through all lifecycle phases, including initiation, planning, executing, monitoring and controlling, and closing. It also includes a strategic view of best practice project management techniques, processes, and activities.

MG5050 Legal and Regulatory Environment 3 credits 6 weeks

This course reviews various regulatory and legal systems and their causal effect on the legal environment of business. The course will analyze relevant court cases and legal principles as a basis for understanding the depth and breadth of the law’s influence on the free market enterprise systems.

MB6030 Managing and Leading Operations 3 credits 6 weeks

This course is designed to provide students with an understanding of the current strategic operations management approaches, with proven analytic techniques.  Students will utilize operations management tools in simulations and apply the concepts to operational scenarios in the workplace.

MB6010 Advanced Managerial Accounting 3 credits 6 weeks

The course examines the use of financial information in the internal operations of an organization. Approaches to management decision-making, organizational planning, and performance evaluation through the use of internal financial information are covered.

MM6500 Ethics in Leadership 3 credits 6 weeks

This course is designed to analyze and evaluate ethical, legal, and moral issues facing individuals and within the context of a Christian Biblical worldview.  Students will be challenged to critically examine the challenges for leaders and managers to infuse and support ethical principles in an organizational culture.  

MB6070 Global Business Environment 3 credits 6 weeks

This course deals with the management challenges of multi-national enterprises (MNEs). Areas of study include special challenges for global management both internal and external to the organization.  The socioeconomic impact of multi-national locations on the organization, and the organization's impact on the areas in which it has locations are examined.  The course also covers current challenges and controversies related to globalization.

This course may be substituted with MG6060 International Studies (see Electives)

MB6050 Quantitative and Analytic Methods 3 credits 6 weeks

This course introduces the concepts and skills for integrating analytics into the decision-making process, to assist organizations in achieving their goals.  Basic database and analytical concepts are introduced.  The course will include an overview of descriptive, predictive, and prescriptive analytics--focusing on the abilities of analytics to assist organizations in improving performance.

MG5060 Managerial Finance and Analysis 3 credits 6 weeks

This course provides a framework for analysis of investment and financing decisions, through an understanding of financial theory and strategies. Emphasis is placed on the application of financial theory to management decision-making and problem solving.

MB6800 Applied Business Administration Capstone 3 credits 6 weeks

This course serves as the culmination and integration of the learning from all MBA courses. There will be a synthesis of business and administration strategies and practices from leadership, economics, marketing, operational analysis, ethics, managerial accounting, and finance.


Admission Requirements

The University has set the following requirements for these graduate programs:

  • A baccalaureate or graduate degree from a college or university accredited by a re-gional accrediting body or the ABHE verified on original transcripts sent by the institution directly to Ohio Christian University.
  • An undergraduate grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 or higher from the baccalaureate degree granting institution.

Any applicant not meeting the above-stated requirements may petition for consideration.