Asbury’s MBA Empowers Change in the Marketplace
July 8, 2016
Earn your MBA through Asbury’s fully accredited, interactive program in the Howard Dayton School of Business (HDSB). Leveraging thorough field knowledge, communication skills, strong organizational leadership and critical thinking, Asbury’s MBA integrates faith and business to equip graduates who are the best FOR the world.
“Asbury’s MBA students are excellently prepared to succeed in business and to think critically about what success is for,” said Dr. Mike Kane, Dean of Asbury’s Howard Dayton School of Business. “We believe that business can play a powerful role for the Kingdom of God, and we can’t wait to see what He accomplishes through our students.”
Offering flexible scheduling options, Asbury’s MBA program can be completed in as few as 20 months in the traditional cohort, or at a more flexible pace accommodating work and other obligations.
In addition to federal student aid — awarded through FAFSA — students can apply for a graduate teaching assistantship in the MBA program. To learn more about applying for assistantships, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
“The biggest reason I chose Asbury’s program is that it intentionally integrates a Wesleyan theological approach,” said Jay Moon ’17, a current MBA student. “There are lots of MBA programs out there, but I haven’t found one that integrates faith as successfully as Asbury’s program does.”
A professor at Asbury Theological Seminary, Moon already holds multiple graduate degrees, but he felt the need for extra training as he seeks to integrate faith and business.
“In Asbury’s MBA, we learn about business, not as an end in itself, but a means to reveal the Kingdom of God and address social concerns,” Moon said. “Rather than charity or government intervention, there is an additional route for social change — we are leveraging the free market system to address social concerns. I think it’s brilliant.”
Moon is already using what he’s learning in Asbury’s MBA program through research in “entrepreneurial church planting.” In this model, church planters use non-traditional spaces, like pizzerias and coffee shops, to engage others with the gospel.
“This is a unique program with a cohort around the country serious about their faith and serious about social entrepreneurship,” Moon said. “Profit is a necessary condition, but it’s not sufficient. We also create social change. This program understands that, and it’s been a great learning experience.”
To learn more about Asbury’s MBA program, visit: asbury.edu/mba