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Master’s Degree in Business

Achieving a Master’s Degree in Business is a remarkable academic and personal feat that opens doors to many career opportunities. At Freed-Hardeman University, the Master’s in Business program is designed to empower students with a perspective emphasizing ethics and character development as a foundation for career advancement.

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Why get a master’s degree in business from FHU?

Pursuing a Master’s Degree in Business at Freed-Hardeman University is an exciting step toward a brighter future that will be both fulfilling and rewarding. The program is led by experienced faculty committed to equipping students with knowledge and skills that extend beyond the classroom.


Get Started on Your Master’s in Business

Unlock your potential with a business graduate degree and pave the path to success. To embark on this exciting journey, familiarize yourself with the Admission Requirements and Financial Information below.

Admission Requirements


The application process for the MBA program at Freed-Hardeman University is a four-step process.

These steps are:

  1. Submit an Application for Admission.
  2. Submit official undergraduate and graduate transcript(s) from schools previously attended.
  3. Submit a copy of a government-issued photo ID, such as a driver’s license or passport.
  4. Submit a signed Payment and Credit Agreement.


Undergraduate coursework must provide equivalents to the Common Professional Component (CPC) requirements recognized by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).

Applicants with an undergraduate degree in business satisfy this requirement.
For other applicants, the Director of the M.B.A. program will evaluate transcripts to determine if all CPC requirements have been met. Individuals with CPC deficiencies will be enrolled in BUS501 each semester until all areas are satisfied.

The English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) test has three formats. A score of at least 500 on the paper-based exam, a score of at least 173 on the computer-based exam or a score of at least 61 on the Internet-based exam is required of all students for whom English is a second language.


Special admission into the M.B.A. program may be available for undergraduate senior students with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 who are within nine (9) semester credit hours of meeting the requirements for a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution. Applicants must submit undergraduate transcripts from all institutions attended. The student is not considered a graduate student and may take no more than nine (9) M.B.A. credit hours. M.B.A. courses taken cannot be used to meet undergraduate requirements.


In each term, students must register for classes a minimum of one week before the scheduled start date of classes. This will ensure time for students to obtain the required books and materials and for the course instructor to adjust the course’s learning activities to the class size.

Financial Information

2023-2024 Tuition (per semester)

Graduate Courses – $650/credit hour

Contact information for the Office of Financial Aid:
1-800-348-3481 ext. 6662

Tuition Reimbursement Policy

The M.B.A. Program now offers a tuition reimbursement policy for those students who have a reimbursement plan with the company they work for. The form must be submitted each academic term and sent to the Office of Student Accounts. It must be received no later than one week after the registration date for a class. Questions about this policy should be directed to:

Office of Student Financial Services
1-800-348-3481 ext. 6662
731-989-6775 fax
MBA Tuition Reimbursement Form

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Frequently Asked Questions About Our Business Graduate Programs

If you have questions about the business graduate programs at FHU, you can find answers to our most commonly asked questions below. If you still have unanswered questions, please contact the College of Business office, Admissions or Financial Aid Department for assistance.

How long does it take to complete a master's degree in business at FHU?

Most Master of Business programs at Freed-Hardeman University (FHU) can be completed in as little as 12 months. However, the exact time to complete the program will depend on several factors, including whether students study full-time or part-time and how many courses they take each semester.

Full-time students typically take a full load and can finish the program within a year since the program is 100% online. Part-time students may take longer to complete the program, depending on how many courses they take each semester and whether they take any breaks between semesters.

Additionally, the MBA program at FHU offers a flexible schedule that allows students to take courses online, allowing them to balance their studies with work and other commitments. This flexibility can also impact the time it takes to complete the program.

Overall, the M.B.A. program at FHU can be completed in as little as 12 months for full-time students, but the exact length of time will depend on individual circumstances and student preferences.

What type of career can I pursue with a business master's degree?

A Master’s Degree in Business from Freed-Hardeman University (FHU) can open up various career opportunities in the business world. Here are some potential career paths you can pursue:

  1. Management: An M.B.A. can prepare you for a career in management, overseeing teams and departments in a variety of industries.
  2. Marketing: A master’s degree in business can also prepare you for a career in marketing, working on strategies to promote products or services to target audiences.
  3. Finance: With a master’s degree, you can pursue a career in finance, working with investments, budgeting and financial planning.
  4. Entrepreneurship: An MBA can also provide you with the skills and knowledge needed to start your own business or work as a startup consultant.
  5. Consulting: You can also pursue a career in consulting, working with businesses to improve operations, finances or other areas of their operations.

Overall, a graduate degree in business from FHU can prepare you for various careers, providing you with the skills and knowledge needed to succeed in management, marketing, finance, entrepreneurship, consulting and more. With a strong foundation in business principles and practices, an M.B.A. can help you achieve your career goals and make a positive impact in your chosen field.

What are the benefits of pursuing a business degree at FHU?

Pursuing a business degree at Freed-Hardeman University (FHU) offers several benefits to students interested in pursuing a business career. Here are some of the key benefits of pursuing a business degree at FHU:

  1. Comprehensive curriculum: FHU’s business program offers a comprehensive curriculum that provides a strong foundation in business principles and practices, with courses in accounting, management, marketing, finance, and more.
  2. Hands-on learning experiences: The business program at FHU emphasizes hands-on learning experiences, including internships, projects, and case studies, that allow students to apply their knowledge in real-world settings and gain valuable experience.
  3. Faculty expertise: The faculty in FHU’s business program are experienced professionals with expertise in various areas of business, providing students with access to industry insights and networking opportunities.
  4. Flexibility: The program offers a flexible curriculum and scheduling options, including online courses, allowing students to balance their studies with work and other commitments.
  5. Career opportunities: Graduates of FHU’s business program are well-prepared for careers in various industries, with a strong foundation in business principles and practices, as well as hands-on experience and networking opportunities.

Pursuing a business degree at FHU provides students with a comprehensive education in business, focusing on hands-on learning experiences, faculty expertise, flexibility, and career opportunities. Graduates with a strong foundation in business principles and practices are well-prepared for successful careers in various industries.

How do I choose the right business master's degree for me?

When choosing the right master’s degree in business, several factors can help you make an informed decision. Here are some key considerations to keep in mind when choosing a business master’s degree:

  1. Program focus: Consider whether the program focuses on your areas of interest and career goals. For example, if you are interested in marketing, look for programs that offer a strong marketing curriculum.
  2. Program format: Consider the program format, including scheduling options, location, and online offerings, to ensure it aligns with your personal and professional needs.
  3. Program reputation: Research the program’s reputation, including rankings and reviews, to ensure that it is well-respected by employers and peers in the industry.
  4. Faculty expertise: Consider the expertise of the faculty, including their research interests and industry experience, to ensure that they can provide valuable insights and networking opportunities.
  5. Cost and financial aid: Consider the program’s cost and any available financial aid options to ensure viability.
  6. Alumni network: Consider the strength of the program’s alum network, including the industries and companies in which graduates are employed, to determine your potential networking opportunities.

Choosing the right business master’s degree requires carefully considering program focus, format, reputation, faculty expertise, cost and financial aid, and alumni network. By evaluating these factors, you can choose a program that aligns with your interests and career goals and provides the skills and knowledge needed to succeed in your chosen field.

Whether you are pursuing a master's degree, bachelor's degree in business, or one of our other business master's degrees, FHU promises to provide quality business school education and supportive community.


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