Follow God’s call to the ends of the Earth and strengthen your servant leadership with Southeastern University’s online MBA in Missional Leadership.

We believe that mission work creates in us a desire to change the way we live and inspires us to share the Gospel with others. SEU was founded in 1935 with the purpose of training missionaries and ministers.

With our Christian MBA program, you will gain the knowledge you need to excel as a strong theologian and the skills you need to be able to minister to and pass that knowledge onto others. You’ll be prepared to work in mission and rescue agencies, theological schools and churches. The program’s online format allows you to complete your course work conveniently on your own time while learning from experienced professors who focus on academic excellence, outstanding teaching and uncompromising Christian faith.

Through the challenging curriculum, you will study the methods for identifying and nurturing the leadership traits needed to transform a mission and its goals. Examine the issues of effective organizational outreach, including recruitment, motivation, communication and implementation.

Key topics covered by this program:

  • Global social entrepreneurship
  • Leadership philosophy
  • Leading across cultures
  • Biblical preaching/teaching methods
  • Managing change and conflict
  • Effective leadership
  • Interpersonal techniques/helping relations
  • Spirit-empowered discipleship
  • Leadership development


SEU’s online MBA program 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.

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Courses and Requirements

The Christian MBA online program includes a total of 39 credits of study. The core curriculum consists of 21 credits that cover fundamental business management principles, and 18 credits of the degree focus on missional leadership.

Students who wish to enroll in Southeastern University’s MBA program must:

  1. 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)
  2. Fulfill all foundational knowledge requirements (see Foundational Courses and Competencies)

Courses required to complete the program.

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How to Apply

When applying to SEU’s online leadership MBA, you will need to complete or submit the following:

  • Completed application
  • A sample writing assignment addressing why you want to pursue an MBA at Southeastern University. The essay should address how the MBA will help you in your career and how you can integrate Christian faith into your profession as a manager. The paper should include your full name and be 300-600 words.
  • Two recommendations: An academic or a professional and a personal/character, submitted by those providing references

Tuition and Fees

Component Cost Total*
Tuition $525 per credit hour $20,475
Technology Fee $150 per semester $600
General Student Fee $150 per semester $600
Totals $21,675

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.

Financial Aid

At SEU, we want to help make your online education even more affordable, so we offer a variety of financial aid options.

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Career Outcomes

Our online leadership MBA program provides you with necessary skills to pursue several advanced careers in missionary and religious work. Potential outcomes include:

  • Nonprofit Director
  • Missions Leader
  • Church Administrator
  • Manager of a Religiously Affiliated Nonprofit

Program Resources

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Benefits of Learning Online

By studying online with SEU, you’ll experience the luxury of being able to complete your course work during your own time, wherever you may be.

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