Paul R. Carter College of Business Administration
  • Master of Business Administration

Are you a current undergraduate student at Harding? Follow the Dual Degree pathway to apply!

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 GPA of no less than 3.0
  • A current resume

Students with an GPA of less than 3.0 will be considered for provisional admission on a case by case basis, 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.




  • $665 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.

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.

Learn more about the Federal Financial Aid Cost of Attendance and find a comprehensive listing of expenses that may be associated with enrollment.

What can an MBA do for me?

Whether you are looking for a career pivot, job promotion, increased salary, or a competitive advantage in the job market, an MBA from Harding University can help you achieve those goals. An MBA will provide the opportunity to develop skills in strategic thinking, communication, versatility, leadership, and analysis as you take a deep dive into different industries and sectors through case studies. You will gain exposure to peers, faculty, and a network of alumni from many different professional backgrounds. You will gain the opportunity to improve your skills in business influence, communication and collaboration, as well as leadership skills, all within the framework of ethics. MBA graduates can also expect a strong return on your investment. The 2023 Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC) Corporate Recruiters Survey—the most commonly cited source on MBA trends—reported that the median annual salary of MBA holders is now 50% more than those with a bachelor’s degree.

In addition to accelerating your current career path, graduates can transition to jobs such as:

  • Business operations manager
  • Management analyst
  • Market research analyst
  • HR manager
  • Account manager
  • Marketing manager
  • Financial analyst
  • Data analyst
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Chief financial officer
  • Chief executive officer


The Graduate School of Business is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)which is a leading specialized accreditation association for business education supporting, celebrating, and rewarding teaching excellence.

The association embraces the virtues of teaching excellence and emphasizes to students that it is essential to learn how to learn. ACBSP accredits business, accounting, and business-related programs at the associate, baccalaureate, master, and doctorate degree levels worldwide. Recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) in 2001 and again in 2011, ACBSP was the first to offer specialized business accreditation at all degree levels.


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

  • Complete the online application.
  • Submit your resume or CV.
  • Submit a transcript:
    • Request official transcripts* be sent directly from previous institutions digitally through Parchment Services to or physically to Harding University Graduate School of Business, HU 10774, 915 E Market Ave., Search, AR 72149-5615.
    • International students must submit their transcripts to to be evaluated.

*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.


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