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Master of Business Administration

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If you have a mind for business and a desire to lead, Harding's online Master of Business Administration program can help you meet your goals.

What is the value of an online MBA?

Before investing in an online MBA program, you need to know if it will help you professionally. An MBA degree is an investment in your career and symbolizes your commitment to your personal and professional development. These are valuable messages to send to future employers. In addition, an MBA builds on the concepts you learned in your undergraduate degree to provide actionable knowledge you can apply directly on the job.

What will you learn in our programs?

Students enhance their understanding of business and leadership throughout the duration of the program. Harding’s students develop well-rounded knowledge in core areas of business ethics, management, accounting, financial management, quantitative business analysis and marketing.

Harding is dedicated to providing students with knowledge and skills that are directly applicable to positions of leadership in business. Graduates are equipped with high-level business practices and management skills to support their long-term success. In addition to hard skills, each course emphasizes communication and critical thinking.

Online MBA degree students will also gain beneficial professional skills in the following courses:

  • Ethical and Social Issues in Business
  • Project Management
  • Conflict Management

Christian ethics are foundational to Harding’s online MBA program, helping students navigate potential ethical dilemmas and identify the business practices that match their values. Students are encouraged to be leaders of integrity who set the same high expectations for those they manage. If you want a quality business degree taught from a Christian perspective, Harding’s online MBA program may be right for you.

Admission Requirements

To apply for Harding’s online MBA program, applicants must have:

  • A baccalaureate degree from an institution accredited by an agency nationally recognized by the U.S. Department of Education or the Council for Higher Education Accreditation
  • Official copies of transcripts from the college or university that granted the bachelor’s degree
  • A current resume

Students with an undergraduate GPA of less than 2.7 may be granted provisional admission with the condition that the student maintains a GPA of no less than 3.0 on the first nine hours of graduate work completed. Having this condition helps both the student and university determine the best next steps for the student. Upon satisfying this condition, the student will be granted full matriculation.

Curriculum

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Tuition

  • $640 per credit hour tuition rate
  • 30 hour program

*Does not include technology, graduation or other associated fees.

Harding strives to provide a quality education at an affordable rate. The benefits of earning a Master of Business Administration at Harding outweigh the MBA costs associated with it. At Harding University, you can be assured that your MBA tuition is an investment in your future success as a business professional.

Harding scholarships and grants can further reduce the University’s competitive MBA tuition rate. Learn more about our Financial Assistance and ways to reduce MBA costs as a Harding graduate student. In order to receive student loans each semester, graduate students must be enrolled in 4 credit hours.

What can an MBA do for me?

Before investing in an online MBA program, you need to know if it will help you professionally. An MBA degree is an investment in your career and symbolizes your commitment to your personal and professional development. These are valuable messages to send to future employers. In addition, an MBA builds on the concepts you learned in your undergraduate degree to provide actionable knowledge you can apply directly on the job.

The average salary for MBA graduates in 2021 is projected to be $87,966. This is significantly higher than the average starting salary of $53,889 for those graduating with a bachelor’s degree in 2019. Thus, pursuing an MBA can provide you with both career advancement and a more lucrative salary.

You can pursue a variety of careers with an MBA, including:

  • Financial manager
  • Marketing manager
  • Accounting manager
  • Financial analyst
  • Data analyst
  • Human resources manage
  • Operations manager
  • Chief financial officer
  • Chief executive officer
  • General manager

Application

To apply for Harding’s MBA program, follow these admissions requirements:

  • Complete the online application.
  • Submit your resume or CV.
  • Request official transcripts* be sent directly from previous institutions digitally through Parchment services to gsb@harding.edu or physically to Harding University Graduate School of Business, Box 10774, 915 E Market Ave., Search, AR 72149-5615.

*Note: Harding alumni and current students do not need to request Harding transcripts as they are on file.

Additional requirements, including TOEFL scores, may apply for international students. For more information on international applications, visit our International Admissions page.

Contact Us

Mailing address:
Harding University
Graduate School of Business
HU 10774
Searcy, AR 72149-5615