Our online degree programs are designed for busy working adults just like you – intentionally structured to allow you to balance work, life and other commitments. As a student of ACU Online, you are part of a vibrant, virtual, Christ-centered community.
About the Program
ACU’s fully online MBA program combines courses in leadership, organizational innovation, data-informed decision-making, faith and ethics to equip you to think critically, globally and missionally. The payoff of an MBA begins well before graduation. As you take your classes, you can implement what you’ve learned immediately into your work.
All the Details on Your Degree
Obtaining your MBA will set you apart in the job market and we offer six different tracks so you can customize your degree to your career goals. ACU’s Online Master of Business Administration degree is offered through a partnership between the College of Business Administration and the College of Graduate and Professional Studies at our ACU Dallas campus.
Foundations of Analytics
Operations and Information Technology Management
Business Law and Ethics
Digital Marketing and Social Media
Upcoming Start Dates
March 8, 2022
May 3, 2022
COMMON JOB TITLES
Manager of Marketing Analytics
Director, Supply Chain Management
International Supply Chain Manager
Health Services Director
Director of Health Information Management
The Business Analytics concentration provides a foundation in problem-solving and data analysis skills by applying descriptive, predictive, and prescriptive models and methods for business decision-making.
The general MBA offers a broad base of knowledge in management and the opportunity to take selected courses in areas of interest for your particular career field. The knowledge and skills you learn can be applied to many areas of business management. Specific focus on leadership and decision-making skills are emphasized throughout the program with the opportunity to learn from top faculty and business peers in each course of study.
The Healthcare Administration concentration helps you gain the working knowledge and academic qualifications to lead in the rapidly changing healthcare environment. Through the Healthcare Administration coursework, you will formalize strategic business knowledge while gaining experience in healthcare policies, regulations and understanding patient healthcare needs. You will be prepared to grow in the many opportunities as a leader in the healthcare industry.
International Business is the future for commerce and business growth. Developing and enhancing leadership skills applicable to administrative roles both domestically and abroad are part of the ever-changing business landscape. The International Business concentration explores the business environment from a global perspective that examines international management, logistics, and multinational business practices.
The Marketing concentration provides an in-depth opportunity for you to learn how to develop marketing plans that build on key concepts of consumer-based buying motivations, marketing research exploration of new trends, and integrating communication methods throughout the plan. Additionally, you will utilize technology and analytics to quantify marketing results and understand brand initiatives.
Operations and Supply Chain Management
The Operations and Supply Chain Management concentration provides an understanding of operations which are an integral part of every organization. Through the specific courses, you will learn about project management, operations strategies, lean Six Sigma, inventory management, and the overall importance of supply chain processes. The skills and knowledge gained through this concentration are in demand in every industry.
Meet the Program Director
Dr. Phil Vardiman, Master of Business Administration (MBA)
Dr. Phil Vardiman is the program director of the Master of Business Administration (MBA) and Master of Science in Management (MSM) degrees that focus on training and developing future organizational leaders. He has extensive experience in operations management, human resources management, organizational development, and quality assurance. He has held several leadership and management positions while continuing his education. Vardiman received his degrees from Abilene Christian University, University of Mary-Hardin Baylor and Texas A&M University and also holds the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM-SCP) senior certified professional certification and the HRCI Senior Professional Human Resources (SPHR) certification. He is very active in the community serving on two boards, is involved with local church activities and owns his own consulting business.
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