Master of Business Administration Program

The Master of Business Administration degree program (MBA) integrates the sophisticated academic world, the practical and technologically dependent career world, and the eternal world of Christian faith into a business curriculum that fits into your busy life. Belhaven, an accredited university, aims to develop in students that rare level of discernment so much in demand, both globally and locally.

Students in the MBA program develop the above qualities through an intense program that both advocates high academic standards and validates the Christian values to which the University, the School of Business Administration, and each faculty member are totally committed.

In the hybrid with Curricular Practical Training (CPT) program, classes are offered in manageable, 14 week terms consisting of one hybrid class with a mandatory weekend face-to-face residency and one online class. Classes are a combination of 14 week and 7 week formats. Project Team activities within each course enhance the learning process and the development of problem-solving skills, while forming the essential quality of teamwork.

The CPT program temporarily allows international students with an F-1 visa to gain practical experience directly related to their major through employment, paid or unpaid internships, or cooperative (co-op) education.

  • 36 credit hours
  • Taught in a hybrid model consisting of face-to-face and online classes
  • 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
  • Hold a bachelor's degree from a regionally-accredited college or university (or equivalent from an international institution) with a 2.8 cumulative GPA or have earned 9 hours of graduate credit with a B in each course.
  • If a student has completed 9 hours of graduate level work, only the graduate transcript is required. Nine hours of transfer credit will transfer into a Belhaven master’s degree.
  • Applicants who do not meet the regular admission requirements, but show the potential for success in the Master of Business Administration program, may be admitted on a conditional basis. The student should submit 2 letters of recommendation for review by the program committee. Students admitted on a conditional basis to the Master of Business Administration program must earn a 3.00 grade point average in the first six semester hours of graduate work to continue in the program.
  • International applicants from non-English speaking countries must also submit scores on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) of 71 iBT, the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) of 6, or the Canadian Academic English Language Assessment (CAEL) of 70. Scores must be no more than two years old and must be verifiable. See international student application for additional documents required for issuing the I-20.
  • See "How Do I Apply" page for materials to submit with admission application.

Master of Business Administration Curriculum Summary

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

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The hybrid Master of Business Administration degree with CPT is designed for students who would like an MBA but are interested in Business Intelligence and Analytics. This concentration combines business and information strategy that focuses on business modeling, data mining, and benchmarking. An MBA student with a Business Intelligence and Analytics concentration is prepared for jobs in areas like management consulting, operations analyst, marketing manager or financial analyst.

Courses will include:

  • Data mining
  • Data management and business intelligence
  • Marketing analytics

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The hybrid Master of Business Administration degree with CPT is designed for students who would like an MBA but are interested in the field of Cybersecurity. Cybersecurity is an area of study that looks at technologies, processes and practices that protect networks, computers, and data from attack or unauthorized access. An MBA student with a Cybersecurity concentration is prepared for jobs in the areas of Cybersecurity consulting, analysts, or manager.

Courses will include:

  • Computer Forensics
  • Risk Analysis
  • Data Mining

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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. The Finance student is also able to prepare for a specialized job in the rapidly growing financial services industry: Insurance, Real Estate, Brokerage, Financial Planning, and Portfolio Management.

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

Finance Concentration: Must have completed MBA 612 and MBA 643 with at least a ‘B’ grade. Students seeking to complete the concentration as a graduate certificate must also take MBA 612 or MBA 643.

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.

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

Health Administration Concentration:

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
Total Electives 9

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The hybrid Master of Business Administration degree with CPT is designed for students who would like an MBA but are interested in the field of Information Technology. Information technology combines core business principles with technology related course work in the areas of information security, systems analysis, and emerging business technologies. An MBA student with an Information Technology concentration is prepared for jobs in areas like information systems management, analysts, consultants, and project management.

Courses will include:

  • Emerging technologies for business
  • Business process analysis and design
  • Database management and administration

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Students who wish to add a Project Management concentration take three additional classes, which are designed to help students prepare for the Certified Associate Project Management (CAPM) or Project Management Professional (PMP) certification examinations.

A concentration in Project Management prepares students for the potential growth in management in a variety of fields. Project managers are an important part of any organization. They help set goals, identify measures of success and encourage teams to accomplish tasks that advance their organization.
Course # Course Name Credits
MBA 683 Project Management Essentials 3
MBA 684 Project Cost and Scheduling 3
MBA 685 PMP Prep Course 3
Total Electives 9

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The hybrid Master of Business Administration degree with CPT is designed for students who would like an MBA but are interested in the field of Supply Chain Management. Supply Chain Management is an area of study that investigates the domestic and international economies of organizations that optimizes the flow of information, finances and materials. An MBA student with a Supply Chain Management concentration is prepared for jobs in areas like project management, logistics manager, transportation director or procurement analysist.

Courses will include:

  • Supply Chain Management
  • International Management and Logistics
  • Supply Chain Technology and Applications

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