Master of Business Administration (MBA)

ACU’s online Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree program prepares professionals for Christian service and leadership in the global marketplace. This program is accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business — only 5% of business schools hold this accreditation as it is the highest accreditation body for schools of business.

ACU’s online Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree program prepares professionals for Christian service and leadership in the global marketplace. This program is accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business — only 5% of business schools hold this accreditation as it is the highest accreditation body for schools of business.

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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

This is exactly where we want to be, Master of Business Administration (MBA)

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.

Program Structure

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.

TRACKS

General
Business Analytics
Healthcare Administration
Operations and Supply Chain Management
Marketing
International Business

Required Hours

36 hours
24 months

Example Coursework

Foundations of Analytics
Operations and Information Technology Management
Business Law and Ethics
Digital Marketing and Social Media

Upcoming Start Dates

May 4, 2021
June 29, 2021

COMMON JOB TITLES

Data Scientist
Manager of Marketing Analytics
Director, Supply Chain Management
Project Manager
International Supply Chain Manager
Health Services Director
Director of Health Information Management
Brand Manager

Meet the Program Director

Phil Vardiman, Master of Science in Management (MSM)

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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To be considered for admission, students must:

  • Complete the online program application accompanied by a non-refundable processing fee.
  • Have at least 2 years of demonstrated full-time responsibility in professional or entrepreneurial positions, OR a satisfactory GMAT score (50th percentile or better). Acceptable (equivalent) GRE score (50th percentile or better) may be substituted for the GMAT with the approval of the Program Director.
  • Submit official transcripts showing earned bachelor’s from a regionally accredited college or university or the equivalent.
  • Have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above, probationary status may be granted to applicants with a 2.5 – 2.9 GPA and 2+ years of work experience.
  • Submit a current resume and letter of intent; letters of recommendation may be requested by the Program Director.
  • Have completed course prerequisites which include basic accounting, economics, and statistics. ACU offers short courses to help any student who does not meet these requirements.
  • NOTE: Program Director may waive GMAT or professional work requirements for ACU students who have above a 3.0 GPA.
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ACU’s College of Business Administration is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International (AACSB), the highest accreditation body for schools of business.

  • Of the more than 2,000 institutions in the world offering business degrees, only 5% have earned AACSB accreditation.
  • ACU’s College of Business is one of two business programs affiliated with the Churches of Christ that is AACSB accredited.
  • ACU’s College of Business is one of seven programs among more than 100 institutions in the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities (CCCU) that has achieved this level of academic distinction.
  • Of the 40+ private schools of business in the state of Texas, ACU is one of only nine achieving this accreditation.