Spring 2022 semester: December 15, 2021*
Summer 2022 semester: May 1, 2022*
Fall 2022 semester: August 1, 2022*
*Including application, transcripts, recommendations, Peregrine Certificate, etc. Please see the complete list below or email MBA@asbury.edu for more information.
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.
The following information details the application process, admissions, transfer, and pre-MBA foundation requirements of the program.
MBA Program Admissions
One Macklem Drive
Wilmore, KY 40390
* Transcripts from institutions outside of the US must be sent to Asbury from WES.org. Instructions for WES.org vary by country. Please visit WES.org for instructions.
Generally, it is assumed that students have completed a degree in business administration or accounting (major or minor) or possess a mastery of pre-MBA skills and knowledge. However, many students will come from non-business backgrounds, or need to refresh their basic business knowledge. Certification of pre-MBA foundation courses may be satisfied in one of the following options:
[These course credits will not be counted toward fulfillment of the MBA degree.]
Obtaining an MBA from Asbury University can take as few as 18 months. If you follow the traditional cohort track the program will take 18 months; however, our program is designed for personal customization. Most classes are offered once each year, and some electives every two years, enabling you to choose your own pacing. For more information on how you can tailor a plan to accommodate your needs, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The program is 36 credit hours.
Obtaining an MBA from Asbury University can take as few as 18 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 completion of the MBA program for capstone presentations, professional development and ultimately graduation.
View current tuition and fees for the MBA program.
View the current financial aid available. Competitive graduate assistantships are available. Please email email@example.com for Graduate Assistantship details. Graduate Assistantship applications are typically due May 31 and awarded by June 15 each year.
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 nonprofit 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.
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.
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.
Recent graduates enter various corporate and nonprofit roles, including:
Asbury University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate, baccalaureate, master’s, and education specialist 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.
The Dayton School of Business is a member of The Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).
Rising seniors (students with 90+ credits) in Asbury's residential undergraduate program 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 all prerequisites for the graduate course. A guest student in the MBA program can take 9 credit hours (3 courses) 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— they are not dual credit courses. A student must successfully complete a bachelor’s degree before full admission into the MBA program.
*No additional tuition fees, when taken as part of undergraduate block tuition (13-18 credit hours). Other tuition rates apply, when graduate courses are taken outside of the tuition block. Please check with Financial Aid for specific account information.