Gain the confidence needed to solve complex problems and discover growth opportunities as you become a versatile business leader.
Through our executive MBA online program, you will learn leadership skills that can apply to virtually any industry as you explore business strategy, human resources and global social entrepreneurship. The curriculum’s philosophy is rooted in a Christian worldview, blending relevant business experiences with moral and ethical teachings to prepare you for a successful career as a servant leader.
After graduation, you’ll be able to pursue a career in government, technology, manufacturing and more. With the program’s online format, you’ll have the convenience of completing your studies on your own time while learning from faculty who have real-world experience.
While learning core business management skills, you’ll examine various leadership styles, traits and skills and the concept of leadership from a holistic approach, including philosophies that fulfill the needs of teams of people. You’ll explore leadership of other cultures and discuss key similarities and differences in their communication styles, teamwork and motivation. You’ll focus on complications and strategies for effective human resource management as they relate to acquisition, management and retention of an organization’s workforce. Through a capstone course, you’ll learn how to identify and assess key business issues and implement a strategic plan using ethical, Christian ideals.
Our business students get noticed. At graduation, many of our students, especially those with accounting, marketing and management backgrounds, are already employed or have accepted job offers.
SEU’s online sports management MBA is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). Southeastern University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate, baccalaureate, master’s and doctoral degrees.
Courses and Requirements
The executive MBA online program includes a total of 39 credits of study. The curriculum consists of 24 credits that cover fundamental business management principles and 15 credits of executive leadership courses.
Students who wish to enroll in Southeastern University’s MBA program must:
- Have 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 with the successful completion of all three prerequisites and other applicable requirements)
- Fulfill all foundational knowledge requirements (see Foundational Courses and Competencies)
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 the MBA program (Microsoft Excel basic certification or equivalent is recommended).
When these courses are required, admission to the online MBA program may be made on a provisional basis until courses are completed with a B- grade or higher and prior to enrolling in BUSI 5003, the first MBA-level course in the program.
Course Number Course Title Description Credits BUSI 2203 Microeconomics This survey course develops the concepts of individual economics units, such as households, firms, and industries. In this study, topics will include economic behaviors relating to spending, saving, investment, labor economics, and prices. 3 CTIS 2333 Business Analytics I This course uses raw data in spreadsheets and databases to produce actionable information to drive management decisions. The course will focus on the data management resources available in standard spreadsheet and database packages. 3
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Course Number Course Title Description Credits BUSI 1013 Introduction to Accounting and Finance This course provides an introduction to the basics of accounting and finance. It is intended for business minors and places emphasis on the understanding of the language of accounting and finance, recording of transactions, financial statements, time value of money, financial ratios, and managerial decision-making, using accounting and finance information. 3 BUSI 2233 Principles of Managerial Accounting As a survey and examination of the fundamental cycles and operations of managerial accounting this course includes analysis, interpretation and application of financial principles for organizational decision-making. Relevant information relating to cost/volume/profit analysis and capital budgeting are key concepts covered. 3
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 term.
Course Number Course Title Description Credits BUSI 5003 MBA Principles This course is a survey and examination of the fundamental cycles and operations of managerial accounting, managerial economics, and quantitative methods. It includes analysis, interpretation and application of financial principles for organizational decision-making. Students will review supply, demand, and elasticity principles; study how firms should price products and the power of incentives; examine how firms apply time value, and use probability and statistical concepts. 3 BUSI 5113 Marketing Management This course provides a managerial approach to the study of marketing, develops managerial perspective and analytical ability in solving marketing problems. It deals with the management challenge of designing and implementing the best combination of marketing variables to carry out a firm's strategy in its target markets. Special consideration is given to ethical concerns in the design and implementation of marketing strategy. 3 BUSI 5213 Organizational Behavior This course presents a critical review of the theory, research, and practice related to the human factor of production, including concepts influencing communication, decision-making, leadership group, cohesiveness, and productivity. 3 BUSI 5223 Ethics Stewardship and Legal Environment of Business This course examines the expansion of traditional common law constraints affecting business management as well as the proliferation of regulatory and statutory constraints beginning with the Sherman Antitrust Act of 1890 and continuing with the quantum increase in such legislation during the early 1930's and thereafter. Through course materials and case analysis, this class familiarizes students with identification and management of legal risks confronting business managers. 3 BUSI 5323 Information Technology Leadership This is an applied course in concepts and techniques used in the design and implementation of management-information systems and decision support systems. It provides in-depth knowledge of computer technology, including recent developments in both computer hardware and software packages used to solve management problems. 3 BBUS 5333 Global Business Management This course provides the knowledge and sensitivity required to successfully manage organizations within the global economy. It explores the geographic, political, social,economic, legal, and technological influences on international business. Theories of international trade and development will be explored with an emphasis on global business operations and strategy. 3 BUSI 5413 Problem-Solving and Decision-Making This is an applied and practical course in concepts and techniques used in the quantitative decision-making process. Various models are considered and applied to managerial problems in public and private organizations. It focuses on decision-making implications, stressing problem formulation, technique assumptions and limitations, and managerial information generated. 3 BUSI 5503 Accounting and Finance This course compares and contrasts the roles of financial and managerial accounting in organizations, applies cost-volume-profit (CVP) analysis including cost behaviors to management decisions, and develops an understanding of the role of cost management systems in the organizational management process. Students develop an understanding of how relevant information is useful in marketing, production, and capital budget decisions, as well as gaining insight into the importance of operating budget usefulness in a responsibility center environment. Cost of capital, long-term debt and equity funding options, and dividend policy are explored. 3 Course Number Course Title Description Credits MNGT 5573 Human Resource Management This course focuses on strategic issues and choices in acquiring, developing, motivating, managing, and retaining a workforce, from the perspective of a general manager or non-human resource (HR) manager. 3 LDRS 5213 Leadership Philosophy This course explores the concept of leadership from a holistic approach through anthropology, philosophy, psychology, sociology, and great works of literature. Students examine leader traits and skills, leadership styles in different situations, and leadership philosophies fulfilling higher-order needs, including authentic, transformational, servant, and spiritual. 3 BUSI 5436 Business Strategy and Policy This capstone course is designed to incorporate prior core class learning by having students examine and synthesize both external and internal environments of an organization, identify key strategic issues, identify and choose from alternative strategies, and defend such decisions from a Christian, ethical perspective. Students will participate through the use of a team-based, computer simulation model in which students develop a strategic plan, make decisions, assess the outcomes of those decisions, and make another round of decisions based on their analysis. This simulation covers eight years (simulation rounds). This class should be taken during the last semester. 6
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Course Number Course Title Description Credits LDRS 5333 Leading Across Cultures This course examines leadership through communication, motivation, and teamwork of people from another culture. Additionally it looks at this leader-follower dynamic from a Christian biblical perspective. 3 BUSI 5233 Current Issues in Business This course is offered to include current and future dynamics within the modern business organization. Focus will be on any number of areas, including but not limited to: labor relations, total quality management, reengineering, core competencies, workforce diversity, entrepreneurship, and manufacturing. The thrust of the course will vary from class to class allowing flexibility in discussing current and future trends in business in the 21st century. 3 BUSI 5533 Global Social Entrepreneurship This course is a study of the theory and practice social entrepreneurship in an international business context. It takes a holistic blend of the concepts of business as mission, business operations, and evangelism endeavors. 3
Tuition and Fees
|Tuition||$525 per credit hour||$20,475|
|Technology Fee||$150 per semester||$600|
|General Student Fee||$150 per semester||$600|
Time to completion varies by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. Fees are charged per semester unless otherwise noted. This program takes an estimated three to four semesters to complete, depending on transfer credits. For a personalized estimate of your time to completion, call an enrollment advisor at 866.858.6290 or request more information.
* Tuition and fees are subject to change. Books and materials are not included and may cost up to an additional $5,500.
At SEU, we want to help make your online education even more affordable, so we offer a variety of financial aid options.Learn More
Our online executive MBA program provides you with necessary skills to pursue several upper-level careers in a variety of industries. Potential outcomes include:
- Marketing Manager
- Human Resources Specialist
- Management Analyst
Frequently Asked Questions
- Because our online tuition rate is already discounted, we do not offer additional internal scholarships. However, we encourage you to apply for external scholarships. Connect with your tuition planner for additional information.
- Yes. Our online students are an extension of our community. You are welcome to visit campus, use our library or other amenities and attend campus events.
- We accept transfer credit all the way up to the master's degree level and offer free transfer credit evaluations. Transfer credits are accepted from regionally accredited colleges and universities, as well as institutions accredited by the Association for Biblical Higher Education. We also accept transfer credits from nationally accredited or unaccredited institutions if an articulation agreement exists. For information, view our Transfer Policy.
- We offer three 16-week semesters that are each broken into two eight-week terms. This allows you to focus on just one or two classes at a time, instead of four or five courses.
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