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Master of Business Administration

M.B.A. Program Overview

Unlock your potential and embrace a transformative educational experience with the Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) program at Freed-Hardeman University. We invite you to embark on a journey that merges academic excellence with spiritual growth, equipping you to become a dynamic leader in both the business world and your faith community.

Graduate Studies:

College of Business

Director of Graduate Business Programs:

Kristen Roberson
D.B.A., M.B.A. , B.S.O.L.

Program Coordinator:

Kristen Roberson

Learning at FHU

Why should you get an M.B.A. at Freed-Hardeman University?

Pursuing your M.B.A. 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 well beyond the classroom.

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Ready to Apply?

All current and new students applying for a Master’s or Doctorate program will use the online application process. 

An education in finance prepares students for a global business environment.

Careers for M.B.A. Graduates

For those pursuing a master’s degree in business, the future holds promising opportunities. As the demand for ethical and competent leaders continues to rise, graduates in this field are highly sought after. At FHU, graduate students gain access to faculty that are experts in their field that help them develop a framework for what it means to be a Christian leader in the business world. With a combination of in-depth business principles and practical training, M.B.A. graduates will be well-prepared for success in various career paths.

Potential career paths include:

  • Operations and Supply Chain Management
  • Accounting
  • Finance
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Non-Profit Management
  • Marketing
  • and more!

M.B.A. Degree Requirements

At Freed-Hardeman University, students enrolled in our M.B.A. program can anticipate a comprehensive journey encompassing advanced business acumen, strategic leadership, financial proficiency, and organizational management. This meticulously crafted curriculum equips aspiring business leaders with the proficiency and insights necessary to excel in diverse corporate landscapes and entrepreneurial endeavors. Even better, an M.B.A. from our institution often paves the way for influential roles at the forefront of business innovation and strategic decision-making.

Core Courses: 24 Hours
ACC 530 Managerial Accounting 3
BUS 550 Analytical Decision Tools 3
ECO 570 Economic Thought 3
FIN 580 Financial Management 3
LDR 543 Leading Teams and Organizations 3
MGT 540 Operations Management 3
MKT 560 Marketing Management 3
BUS 559* Strategic Decision Making 3
Electives (choose two): 6 Hours
ACC 534** C.P.A. Exam Preparation (3)
ACC 538** Fraud Examination (3)
BUS 510 Business Communication (3)
BUS 520 Business Law and Ethics (3)

*Capstone course – to be taken in last semester of program
** Recommended courses for those pursuing CPA licensure. Offered in face-to-face format over a 15-week semester at the Henderson campus. Video streaming or asynchronous video access will be available for those not currently taking courses in person at the Henderson campus.

Admission Requirements for the Master of Business Administration Degree

To be considered for admission into the M.B.A. program at FHU, please submit the following:

  • Free online application
  • Official transcripts for all undergraduate and graduate degrees
  • Copy of Photo ID

Frequently Asked Questions About FHU’s M.B.A. Program

Why should I get an M.B.A. at Freed-Hardeman University?

Simply put, our Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) program is built around an ethical, Christ-centered, character-driven perspective and is ranked among the top online M.B.A. programs in Tennessee by Online M.B.A. Today. Additionally, the program is offered 100% online and never requires students to visit campus. Courses are offered in eight-week blocks in order to provide focused, accelerated degree-completion. In fact, you can complete your degree in as little as 12 months!

Will an M.B.A. help me advance in my career?

Absolutely! An M.B.A. is useful for those pursuing a managerial career in the public sector, government, private industry, and other areas. The M.B.A. is the most popular professional degree program in the world. Whether it be for business, healthcare, finance, management, marketing, manufacturing or technology, an M.B.A. will benefit you.

Do those with an M.B.A. earn higher salaries?

Yes! According to a recent GMAC Corporate Recruiters survey, M.B.A. graduates have an average annual salary of $115,000, while those with only a bachelor’s degree earn around $65,000 per year.

How long will it take me to complete an M.B.A.?

Students can complete our M.B.A. program in as little as 12 months!

How much will it cost to get my M.B.A. at FHU?

Our price per credit hour is competitively priced at $650. The best part? That’s it! No fees!

Are there in-person requirements for this program?

Our ACBSP accredited program can be completed 100% online! However, we’d love for you to join us in person for your graduation!

Questions about the application process?

Have more questions about applying for a graduate or doctorate program? If you’d like to discuss anything further, submit an inquiry or schedule a visit and we’ll have someone from the Office of Graduate Studies contact you.