Harding University's MBA program offers students the flexibility to complete their degree through only one venue or by a combination of both ground and online classes. The University’s MBA program is offered through two ground campuses: Searcy, AR and North Little Rock, AR. Students can also earn their MBA degree completely online.
Searcy, Arkansas is located in east central Arkansas, about 50 miles northeast of Little Rock and 105 miles west of Memphis, TN. Harding occupies about 200 acres east of the downtown area of Searcy. MBA classes are conducted in the Mabee Business Building on the east side of the Harding’s campus.
North Little Rock
The North Little Rock campus is located at 3807 McCain Park Drive, North Little Rock. This is located north of McCain Mall and directly across from the North Little Rock Athletic Center. MBA classes have been conducted at Harding University’s North Little Rock Professional Center since Fall 2003.
Ground classes are taught in two formats:
- Weeknight classes meet for 8 weeks on a designated night.
- Weekend classes typically meet for 3 designated weekends, Friday night and during the day on Saturday. These weekends are not consecutive weekends but typically are scheduled for one weekend per month for 3 consecutive months.
Global Online Class Environment
Harding's MBA program has utilized online classes from the beginning of the program in Fall of 1998. It is important to understand that the outcomes of an online class are the same as those of a ground class. Many times the same book and syllabus are used to support both classes. Online classes remove geographic boundaries and allow interaction among a larger breadth of students. In our MBA program, students represent multiple international countries as well as the continental United States. The online program provides exposure to different cultures and business practices through class participation with international students. The online program provides increased opportunities for networking among the MBA students.
Online classes are taught in the following format:
- Online classes are taught for a 6 week period of concentrated study. There are two blocks each semester of online courses. Students interact with highly qualified instructors who facilitate class participation to gain strategic insight to today’s business applications. The MBA degree can be earned through complete online instruction.