MBA Program – Business God’s Way

At the Howard Dayton School of Business
Our goal is for our graduates
to be the best FOR the world

With academic excellence, spiritual vitality, and entrepreneurial stewardship, the Howard Dayton School of Business equips committed business leaders for the purpose of eliminating economic, social, and spiritual poverty around the world.

  • Academic Excellence – Competent in Business
    To know and understand the importance of Truth as it relates to all areas of life: business, economic, social, spiritual, emotional and physical.
  • Spiritual Vitality – Committed to Christ
    To believe with a deep faith the importance of knowing Jesus Christ personally and to understand the God exalting, soul--‐satisfying life that can be achieved when one submits to Him.
  • Entrepreneurial Stewardship – Character filled Living
    To live LIFE (our Labor, our Influence, our Finances, our Expertise) with the understanding that God owns it all and we are the stewards charged with the task of creating economic, social, and spiritual capital in the enterprises we manage.
Howard Dayton Speaking at Asbury University in Hughes Chapel

 

Tracks: Earn your MBA in as few as 20 months
1 Traditional
Cohort
2 4+1
Track
3 4+1
Accounting
4 At Your
Pace

Traditional Cohort

Obtaining a MBA from Asbury University can take as few as 20 months with the traditional cohort track. While a majority of the courses are conducted in an online classroom in 8-week sessions, students will join together as a cohort at the beginning and completion of their MBA experience. The program launches with a 4-day intensive class on the Asbury University campus designed to create an environment of professional development and networking. At the end of coursework, students will unite at Asbury University for an on-campus intensive for capstone presentations and graduation.

Length of Track
20 Months

Total Credit Hours
36

Course Schedule

Summer 1

  • MBA 511 - History of Business & Faith
  • (August – 1 Week Intensive)

Fall 1

  • MBA 512 - Accounting
  • MBA 516 - Strategic Marketing

Spring 1

  • MBA 513 – Financial Management
  • MBA 514 - Business Ethics
  • MBA 515 - Strategic Leadership

Summer 2

  • MBA 517 - Managerial Economics
  • MBA 518 - Business Analytics

Fall 2

  • MBA 611 - Entrepreneurship & Innovation
  • MBA 612 - Social Entrepreneurship

Spring 2

  • MBA 613 – Capstone Strategy I*
  • MBA 614 - Capstone Strategy II

* MBA 635 (Mentored Experience) may be taken as a substitute for MBA 613 Capstone Strategy I.

4+1 Bachelor’s and Master’s degree track

The 4+1 MBA degree from Asbury is designed to give students from all areas of study the opportunity to earn their bachelor’s degree and MBA in five years. Students accepted into Asbury’s 4+1 MBA program will have the opportunity to take MBA courses during their senior year of their undergraduate program to give them a fast start on the MBA program.

Designed for Asbury University undergraduate students who have capacity in their course schedules.

Length of Track
20 Months

Total Credit Hours
36

Course Schedule

Summer Senior

  • MBA 511 - History of Business & Faith
  • (August – 1 Week Intensive)

Fall Senior

  • MBA 516 - Strategic Marketing

Spring Senior

  • MBA 515 - Strategic Leadership

Summer Year 2

  • MBA 517 - Managerial Economics
  • MBA 518 - Business Analytics

Fall Year 2

  • MBA 512 – Accounting
  • MBA 611 - Entrepreneurship & Innovation
  • MBA 612 - Social Entrepreneurship

Spring Year 2

  • MBA 514 – Business Ethics
  • MBA 513 – Financial Management
  • MBA 613 – Capstone Strategy I*
  • MBA 614 – Capstone Strategy II

* MBA 635 (Mentored Experience) may be taken as a substitute for MBA 613 Capstone Strategy I.

4+1 Bachelor’s and Master’s degree track with Accounting Emphasis

The 4+1 MBA Accounting degree from Asbury University is designed to give AU accounting students the opportunity to earn their bachelor’s degree and MBA in five years. Students accepted into Asbury’s 4+1 MBA program will have the opportunity to take MBA courses during the senior year of their undergraduate program to give them a fast start on the MBA program.

This is designed for accounting students who are interested in completing the education requirement for CPA certification or want to pursue an MBA in conjunction with a bachelor’s degree in accounting.

Length of Track
20 Months

Total Credit Hours
36

Course Schedule

Summer Senior

  • MBA 511 - History of Business & Faith
  • (August – 1 Week Intensive)

Fall Senior

  • MBA 516 - Strategic Marketing

Spring Senior

  • MBA 515 - Strategic Leadership

Summer Year 2

  • MBA 517 - Managerial Economics
  • MBA 518 - Business Analytics

Fall Year 2

  • ACC 511 – Advanced Auditing
  • ACC 512 – Advanced Tax
  • Choose One:
    1. MBA 611 – Entrepreneurship and Innovation
    2. MBA 612 – Social Entrepreneurship

Spring Year 2

  • Choose One:
    1. MBA 613 – Capstone Strategy I
    2. MBA 635 – Mentored Experience
    3. ACC 693 – Accounting Seminar
  • MBA 614 – Capstone Strategy II
  • MBA 514 – Business Ethics
  • MBA 513 – Financial Management

At Your Pace

If you follow the traditional cohort track, the program will take 20 months; however, our program course load is designed to adjust based on your schedule. We understand that many of our students are currently working and have other obligations. We would like to help you design a pacing schedule that fits your busy life. The sample to the right illustrates one potential option: a part-time program requiring four years to complete taking one class per semester. For more information on how you can tailor a plan to accommodate your needs, please email us at mba@asbury.edu.

Part-time program requiring four years to complete taking one class per semester.

Length of Track
Customize for you

Total Credit Hours
36

Course Schedule

Year 1

  • MBA 511 - History of Business & Faith
  • MBA 516 - Strategic Marketing
  • MBA 514 - Business Ethics

Year 2

  • MBA 517 - Managerial Economics
  • MBA 512 - Accounting
  • MBA 513 - Financial Management

Year 3

  • MBA 518 - Business Analytics
  • MBA 611 - Entrepreneurship & Innovation
  • MBA 515 - Strategic Leadership

Year 4

  • MBA 612 - Social Entrepreneurship
  • MBA 613 - Capstone Strategy I*
  • MBA 614 - Capstone Strategy II

* MBA 635 (Mentored Experience) may be taken as a substitute for MBA 613 Capstone Strategy I.

 

MBA Frequently Asked Questions
What makes an MBA from Asbury University’s Howard Dayton School of Business Unique?

Our students will learn to use business as a vehicle to address economic, social and spiritual poverty. Sustainable, innovative wealth creation in the economy, as well as viable, effective social institutions in the non-profit sector, require sophisticated management skills grounded in a robust understanding of ethics and Christian virtues. Asbury University’s MBA program, educates men and women from around the world in a graduate management curriculum that will enable them to integrate their faith and work in a manner that leads to our distinctive focus on management of the triple bottom line – profit, people, and purpose.

  • First, profit is important to sustain and grow the organization. This requires students to learn how to steward financial capital.
  • Second, people are equally important; this principle necessitates that managers be stewards of social capital. Without trust and respectful treatment, employees and suppliers cannot create value for the customers.
  • Third, a business needs a broader purpose.

Students need to learn that spiritual capital can transform the community in which the business works. Our program embeds prudential and Biblical principles into inquiry across the traditional fields of MBA study, an entrepreneurial theme across all courses and the capstone project, and a focus on business as mission. Students who complete our program will be poised to provide effective leadership in management, with integrity and conscience, across a broad range of careers and organizations.

What are the goals for MBA graduates?

Students in the MBA program will become well-grounded in the discipline of business management and demonstrate competency through skills that show critical thinking and organizational prowess. The learning objectives for students in the MBA program include: knowledge of the field; excellent communication skills, strong organizational skills; critical thinking and analysis; collaboration; and business ethics and personal integrity.

Is the MBA program accredited?

Asbury University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate, baccalaureate, and master’s degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Asbury University. 

Howard Dayton School of Business is a member of The Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).

How many credit hours is the MBA program?

The program is 36 credit hours.

How long does the program take to complete?

Student with a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution

Obtaining an MBA from Asbury University can take as few as 20 months. If you follow the traditional cohort track the program will take 20 months; however, our program is designed for personal customization. Each class is offered once each year, so that you may choose your own pacing. For more information on how you can tailor a plan to accommodate your needs, please email us at mba@asbury.edu.

Qualifying seniors in an undergraduate degree program

The 4+1 program is designed for you to receive your undergraduate and Master of Business Administration degrees in five years. If you follow the traditional 4+1 track, you will take three MBA classes during your undergraduate senior year plus one additional year to complete the MBA program.

What is the format of the MBA program?

While a majority of the courses are conducted in an online classroom, students will join together as a cohort at the beginning and completion of their MBA experience. The program launches with a four-day intensive class on the Asbury University campus designed to create an environment of professional development and networking. At the end of coursework, students will reunite for an on-campus intensive for capstone presentations and graduation.

What are the prerequisites?

Student with a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution

Applicants should possess a four-year undergraduate degree (or its equivalent) with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or higher on a 4.0 point scale.

GMAT or GRE Scores. The average GMAT or GRE score for the pool of accepted students will vary from year to year. However, it is expected that the average score for accepted students will exceed 545 for the GMAT and 150 for the GRE.

TOEFL. Students are expected to have a strong command of English to be successful in the program and later in their career. A TOEFL score above 550 (paper based) or 213 (computer-based test) and a score of 4.5 on the Test of Written English (TWE) meets this expectation. An IBT exam score of 79 would be equivalent to the TOEFL.

Qualifying seniors in an undergraduate degree program

Rising seniors at Asbury are eligible to apply to the MBA program for conditional acceptance. Students must be classified as a senior (90 credit hours) when taking 500-level MBA courses, must have a cumulative 3.0 GPA, and must satisfy the all prerequisites for the graduate course. A guest student in the MBA program can take 9 credit hours (3 courses) during their senior year and no more than one graduate course may be taken at a time.

Students are able to include these credit hours in their semester load of up to a maximum of 18 total hours and not pay additional tuition. MBA courses may not be used to satisfy the requirements for the bachelor’s degree. A student must complete a bachelor’s degree before they can be fully admitted into the MBA program. When the student graduates these hours are transferred to their MBA program and they are considered a graduate student with 27 hours remaining to be completed.

How much does the program cost?

Student with a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution

View current tuition and fees for the MBA program.

Qualifying seniors in an undergraduate degree program

During their senior year at Asbury qualifying students are able to include MBA credit hours in their semester load of up to a maximum of 18 total hours and not pay additional tuition. MBA courses may not be used to satisfy the requirements for the bachelor’s degree. A student must complete a bachelor’s degree before they can be fully admitted into the MBA program. When the student graduates these hours are transferred to their MBA program and they are considered a graduate student with 27 hours remaining to be completed. View current graduate level tuition and fees for the MBA program.

Is financial aid available?

Competitive scholarships are available; please email mba@asbury.edu for scholarship details. View the current financial aid available.

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