Undergrad + 1 MBA Program – Asbury University
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The Undergrad + 1 MBA degree from Asbury is designed to give students from all areas of study the opportunity to obtain advanced standing in the MBA. Upon graduation from AU undergrad, students with MBA advanced standing can earn an MBA degree in as few as twelve additional months.

Students accepted into Asbury’s Undergrad + 1 MBA program, sometimes known as 4+1 MBA program, have the opportunity to take MBA courses during their undergraduate program. To qualify, students must have:

  • 3.0 or higher GPA
  • 90+ undergraduate credit hours

Up to 9 credit hours can be included within Traditional Undergraduate tuition. Essentially, MBA Undergrad + 1 students can complete up to 25% of their Masters at no additional cost.

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

  • Total Credit Hours: 36, 9 hours as undergraduate student + 27 hours as graduate student

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Sample Course Schedule

Fall Senior

▾ MBA 511 - History of Business, Faith and Ethics

The purpose of this class is to unite key business principles with theological insights as an opening course for students in the Dayton School of Business MBA program. Understanding our Christian anthropology, in addition to our heritage and key beliefs, is a necessary antecedent to graduate work in business at Asbury University. People of faith, like everyone else, are active participants in a business-dominated world. Developing a clear understanding of how the business world runs, and more importantly, having our faith perspective define and dictate how we understand and behave within this world—is the primary intent of the class. This course will specifically explore the history of Christianity and commercial exchange, humans as image bearers of a productive and relational Creator, case study examples of faith-motivated ventures and entrepreneurial endeavors through history, and reflection upon redemptive business practice. (Typically Fall)


Dr. David Bosch

Spring Senior

▾ MBA 515 - Strategic Leadership

Mike YoderThis course provides practical understandings into internal and external factors which impact the effectiveness of leaders and an understanding of the dynamics of leadership skills and behaviors necessary to function in a competitive, international environment. Topics such as characteristics of leaders, change leadership, transformational leadership, and servant leadership will be covered. (Typically Spring)


Dr. Mike Yoder 

▾ MBA 517 - Managerial Economics

Paul HamiltonThis course is a study of economic decision-making in today’s business firm. Students will develop fluency with the language and concepts of economics and a strong economic intuition. Students will gain an understanding of selected economics-based decision-making tools and the impact of the structure of an industry on competition. The course emphasizes the logical foundations of economic analysis and managerial decision-making. Advanced estimation techniques such as multivariate regression will also be incorporated into the course. (Typically Spring)


Dr. Paul Hamilton


▾ MBA 519 - Business Law

Chad WadlingtonAn overview of commercial law related to business transactions and the legal frameworks that regulate companies and industries. Topics include commercial paper (checks, promissory notes, certificates of deposit, etc.), credit transactions and security devices (mortgages, pledges, liens, etc.), agency, and bankruptcy. (Typically Summer)


Prof. Chad Wadlington

▾ MBA 518 - Business Analytics

Paul HamiltonAn overview of design, control, and improvement of production and service systems. Topics including operations strategies, product design, process selection, and quality management are covered. This course will also utilize tools to aid decision- making. Skills such as data collection, preparation, analysis, and interpretation will be taught. (Typically Summer)


Dr. Paul Hamilton

Fall Year 2

▾ MBA 516 - Strategic Marketing

George AllenA study of current challenges in today‘s global marketing environment. A key aspect is understanding the need to develop a competitive advantage by creating customer value. Further understanding of marketing strategies, positioning, market segmentation, pricing, communication, and distribution channels will take place. Emphasis will be on developing skill for entering new markets. (Typically Fall)


Dr. George Allen

▾ MBA 615 - International Business

Mike KaneA survey of the organization and management of international business stressing the effects of international cultural, economic, and legal factors on the management function. Typical factors examined are export and import trade, transnational investment, finance, marketing, production, taxation, and the role of the U.S. national in multinational organizations. (Typically Fall)


Dr. Mike Kane

▾ MBA 616 - Human Resources/Org. Behavior

Mike YoderThe processes inherent in effective management of the organization’s human resources. Topics include: employee selection, training, and development; design of compensation and reward systems; applied motivation models; and current issues in the management of human resources. (Typically Fall)


Dr. Michael Yoder

▾ ACG 502 - Advanced Tax (Accounting Option)

Alesha GravesThis course will explore the rules affecting regular taxation of corporations from initial organization, to capital structure, distributions, dissolution, and liquidation. Specifically, this course focuses on advanced issues related to Federal income taxation of partnerships, corporations, S-corporations, estates, trusts, and gifts. Prerequisites: ACC 307 or equivalent. (Occasional offering in Fall)

Prerequisites: ACC 307 or equivalent.


Dr. Alesha Graves

▾ MBA 512 - Accounting

David BoschThis course is geared towards managers and their need to utilize accounting information to make decisions. This course will help the student understand the key financial statements as well as key managerial financial reports. Financial statement analysis as well as break-even and pricing analysis will be covered so that better business decisions can be made. (Typically Fall)


Dr. David Bosch

Spring Year 2

▾ MBA 513 - Financial Management*

Financial management concepts such as present value, stock and bond valuation, capital budgeting, capital structures, financial forecasting, and working capital management will be covered. Additional subjects will include valuations, and different sources and uses of capital available in order for the leaders to be good stewards of the organization. (Typically Spring)

* Prerequisite: MBA 512 – Accounting


Dr. David Bosch

▾ MBA 611 - Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Mike KaneA study of entrepreneurship and the skills and practices needed to launch a sustainable venture. This involves understanding how to stimulate creativity, innovation management, new product development, and becoming a learning organization. (Typically Spring)


Dr. Mike Kane

▾ MBA 614 - Capstone Strategy

George AllenIn this course, students will experience an intensive study week that serves as a comprehensive class for the entire MBA program at Asbury University. Specific attention will be given to the origination, implementation, and sustainable cultivation of a business project, firm, or organization. Attention will be given to considerations in the triple bottom line. (Typically Spring)


Dr. George Allen and various faculty