|California Baptist University||Riverside||California|
|Charleston Southern University||Charleston||South Carolina|
|Colorado Christian University||Lakewood||Colorado|
|Saint Joseph’s University||Philadelphia||Pennsylvania|
|Salve Regina University||Newport||Rhode Island|
If you’re looking for an MBA program today, you will quickly realize that there is no shortage of options to fit just about any background or lifestyle. You’ll find part-time MBA programs, evening, weekend, Saturday and even Wednesday only options. For students with even tighter schedules, there are so many online and hybrid MBA options, you’ll lose count.
Besides catering to working adults, many programs have also designed their MBA programs with Christian values in mind. And guess what? Many of these programs are available 100% online. Some popular schools that offer accredited Online Christian MBA programs include:
- California Baptist University, Riverside California
- Cedarville University, Cedarville, Ohio
- Charleston Southern University, Charleston, South Carolina
- Colorado Christian University, Lakewood, Colorado
- Columbia College, Columbia, Missouri
- Greenville College, Greenville, Illinois
- Harding University, Searcy, Arkansas
- Hardin-Simmons, Abilene, Texas
- Malone University, Canton, Ohio
- Pepperdine University, Malibu, California
- Saint Joseph’s University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
- Salve Regina University, Newport, Rhode Island
- Villanova University, Villanova, Pennsylvania
About Online Christian MBA Programs
Christian Colleges and Universities offer programs of study from a distinctly biblical worldview. In addition to the traditional MBA core, students in Christian MBA programs will enjoy a Christ-centered educational experience, with courses typically taught by Christians who will not only help strengthen students’ business acumen, but their faith as well. Sample courses include:
- Accounting Ethics
- Biblical and Theological Foundations for Graduate Study
- Leading in Intercultural Business Environments
- Legal Issues in Management
- Value Aligned Leadership
According to the School of Business at Cedarville University, an Online Christian MBA allows students to study business through a biblical lens that emphasizes:
- Excellence in personal standards and discernment
- Stewardship of God-given talents and resources
- Leadership with a servant’s heart
- Kingdom influence through serving others
Like Cedarville’s program, most Online Christian MBA programs also highlight in-demand specialty areas such as:
- Business Analytics
- Finance Leadership
- General Management
- Healthcare Administration
- International Management
- IT or Technology Management
- Operations Management
- Project Management
Program lengths will vary based on factors ranging from concentration to undergraduate degree to the number of accepted transfer credits. Some Online Christian MBA programs may be completed in just 12 months, while others may take 18, 24, or 36 or more months to complete.
Online Christian MBA Accreditation
Most Online Christian MBA programs carry the same types of accreditation as non-religious MBA programs do. During your search for a program, keep in mind that the top three accrediting agencies in the U.S. for business schools are AACSB, ACBSP, and IACBE.
Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)
The Online MBA programs at faith-based business schools such as Pepperdine’s Graziadio Business School and Villanova School of Business are accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). “Synonymous with the highest standards of excellence since 1916,” AACSB is the longest-serving global accrediting body for business schools. “AACSB provides quality assurance, business education intelligence, and professional development services to over 1,600 member organizations and more than 800 accredited business schools worldwide.” -AACSB
Fewer than 5% of business schools worldwide have earned AACSB accreditation. “To maintain accreditation, business programs must undergo a rigorous internal review in which the program demonstrates its continued commitment to the 15 quality standards relating to strategic management and innovation; students, faculty and professional staff; learning and teaching; as well as the school's engagement with both the academic study and professional practice of business and management.” -AACSB
Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)
The Online MBA programs at Christian schools such as Harding University and Malone University are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). ACBSP, which accredits nearly 3,000 programs at over 430 campuses across the world, “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.” –Harding University
International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE)
The Online MBA programs at Christian colleges such as Charleston Southern University and Salve Regina University are accredited by the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE). According to IACBE, the organization was founded in 1997 in response to the expressed needs of higher education administrators, business program leaders and faculty who wanted an accreditation process that was mission-driven and outcomes-based.
Since that time, says IACBE, the organization has grown into the “leading” outcomes-based professional accreditation agency for business and management education in colleges and universities whose primary purpose is excellence in teaching and learning. IACBE has hundreds of member institutions with campuses worldwide, and has accredited more than 1,800 business and business-related programs around the globe.
“IACBE is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). CHEA’s purpose is to scrutinize and affirm the quality of regional, faith-based, private career, and programmatic accrediting organizations. The IACBE accredits business programs that lead to degrees at the associate, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral levels in institutions of higher education worldwide that grant bachelor’s and/or graduate degrees.”
“IACBE, has extended its’ accreditation to business programs of institutions of higher education that offer only associate degree programs with the intent to request that these programs be included in the IACBE’s scope of accreditation with CHEA.”
Considering an Online MBA? Use our interactive map to find information on schools and colleges offering Online MBA programs in your state and across the U.S.
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