Master of Business Administration Online

Southeastern’s MBA program is grounded in Christ-centered servant leadership and ethics. This degree prepares managers to oversee numerous business functions, including accounting, finance, information systems and marketing. Students develop an understanding of the economic foundation and global relevance of these concepts, as well as learn quantitative analysis tools and strategy models to hone their business decision-making skills. This flexible program allows students to tailor their education to their career goals with three concentration options while taking all course work online or combining online learning with traditional courses.

Program Outcomes

Students who complete the MBA program will

  • Demonstrate servant leadership with biblically informed values.
  • Critically think, plan and research contemporary business issues.
  • Make intelligent and ethical business decisions informed by 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.

Total Credits: 39 hours
Program Length: 12 to 24 months
Program Delivery: Online classes, hybrid classes
Tuition: $525 per credit hour

Admission Requirements

Students are accepted into the MBA program based on evidence of their aptitude and motivation for graduate business education at Southeastern University as well as their understanding of basic business functions.  The following are the minimum basic requirements; however, admission acceptance is considered given the applicants entire application package

  • A bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above. Applicants with a lower GPA may be considered if GMAT or GRE scores exceed requirements.
  • A GMAT score of 470 or above, or the equivalent GRE score as determined by ETS’s GRE Comparison Tool taken within five years prior to student’s admission to the program. An expectation is that applicants will also score at or above the 25th percentile in each of the verbal and quantitative reasoning sections of the exam. Provisional requirements may apply for lower scores.
  • A sample writing assignment addressing the prompt “Why I want to pursue an MBA at Southeastern University.” The essay should address how the MBA will help the student in his or her career and how he or she can integrate Christian faith into his or her profession as a manager. The paper should include the student’s full name and be 300-600 words in length.
  • Two recommendations: An academic or a professional and a personal/character, submitted by those providing references.
  • Fulfillment of foundational knowledge requirements (see the Foundational Courses and Competencies below). A determination of any prerequisite requirements will be made at the time of the admission decision.

Foundational Courses and Competencies for the Online MBA

(9 credit hours – waived with appropriate undergraduate preparation)
In order to ensure student success, three foundational courses are required for students without an undergraduate degree in a business-related field. Students are also expected to be competent in Microsoft Excel prior to beginning their MBA course work (Microsoft Excel Basic Certification or its equivalent is the recommended minimum).

When these courses are required, admission to the online MBA program may be made on a provisional basis until the courses are completed with a B- grade or higher and prior to enrolling in BUSI 5003, the first MBA level course in the program.

  • BUSI 2203 – Microeconomics
  • BUSI 1013 – Introduction to Accounting and Finance, or BUSI 2233 – Principles of Managerial Accounting
  • MATH 2023 – Introduction to Probability and Statistics

The following course is recommended for gaining competencies in using Microsoft Excel

  • CTIS 2133 Data Management and Analysis


Note: BUSI 5003 is a prerequisite for all other courses in each track and must be completed with a B- or greater before continuing beyond the first eight weeks. Students may be approved by the MBA director to take other courses concurrently with BUSI 5003 in their first eight-week session.

Program Course Work


Executive Leadership Track (15 credits)
Missional Leadership Track (15 credits)
Criminal Justice Track (15 credits)
Sport Management Track (18 credits)