The Next Step In Your Business Career

Succeed as an ethical leader with an MBA from a Christian University.

Ranked No. 13 of 25 best Christian MBA online programs by College Consensus, Bethel University’s online MBA will provide you with the practical knowledge and professional tools you need to increase your earning potential and go further in the modern workforce. Employing a Christ-centered approach, we train working professionals to successfully enter leadership roles.

Program Features

  • Courses are 100% fully online in an asynchronous format, allowing you to attend class at a time that works around your schedule.
  • The online MBA with Leadership Emphasis at Bethel offers a foundation in management, as well as extensive coursework in advanced business practice.
  • A comprehensive curriculum teaches crucial topics such as accounting, business policy, organizational behavior, marketing, economics, leadership, and human relations.
  • Knowledgeable professors and 12:1 student-faculty ratio; our faculty members have extensive real-world experience, with many currently working in the field they teach. They also bring a decidedly biblical perspective to their work.
  • With six start dates to choose from and accelerated seven-week courses, complete in as little as one year of full-time study. A part-time study option is available.
  • By earning your MBA at a Christian university, you’ll learn in a Christian community of learners dedicated to building lives of commitment for leadership in their careers.

Career Outcomes

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts business and financial occupations to increase 10 percent by 2026. Bethel students are known for finding meaningful mentorship and ample career networks upon program completion, increasing their chances of long-term success. In our Christian MBA program, you’ll also become part of a community of like-minded professionals who could connect you to your next opportunity.

  • Graduates will have professional and entrepreneurial skills in managerial decision making, strategy, and problem solving.
  • Specific careers include marketing director, operations research analyst and training and development manager.


Accreditation & Rankings

Bethel University is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission to grant bachelor’s and master’s degrees. The Higher Learning Commission is one of six regional accrediting agencies in the United States. Institutional accreditation evaluates an entire institution and accredits it as a whole.

Bethel is one of 10 Indiana colleges to be recognized as a 2020 College of Distinction. This honor is given to colleges and universities that excel in the Four Distinctions: engaged students, great teaching, vibrant communities and successful outcomes.

Bethel University is one of 63 schools in the nation to be named a 2020 Christian College of Distinction. Our Christian MBA program is ideal for those seeking leadership positions in spiritual careers.

*Transfer of graduate-level credit must be petitioned with department for approval.

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Program Details

Next Start Date: 06/30/2024
Credit Hours: 36
Cost/Credit: 530
Transfer Credits: Up to 9*
Est. Completion Time: 1-2 Years
Accreditation: HLC

Course Requirements

The online MBA with Leadership Emphasis features a comprehensive curriculum grounded in Christ-centered values. The program requires a total of 36 credit hours, including 27 required and 9 elective credit hours.

  • Required Courses (27 Credits)

    • MBAD 503: Management in Action (3)
    • MBAD 506: Global Business Environment (3)
    • MBAD 511: Human Resource Management (3)
    • MBAD 513: Marketing Strategy & Policy (3)
    • MBAD 516: Accounting and Managerial Decision Making (3)
    • MBAD 520: Managerial Economics (3)
    • MBAD 523: Values and Ethics in Leadership (3)
    • MBAD 526: Financial Analysis and Capital Budgeting (3)
    • MBAD 527: Legal Environment of Business (3)
  • Electives (Choose 3 courses for 9 credit hours total)

    • MBAD 504: Leadership Theory and Applications (3)
    • MBAD 510: Investments (3)
    • MBAD 512: Not-for-Profit Management (3)
    • MBAD 519: Economic Analysis & Policy (3)
    • MBAD 529: Contemporary Issues in Business Administration (3)
    • MBAD 531: Entrepreneurship (3)
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Admission Requirements

Individuals seeking admission to Bethel’s online MBA program must submit the following:
  • Online graduate application
  • Official transcripts (in sealed envelopes) from high school or GED classes, or undergraduate work, from all previous schools, if you have completed 30+ hours

Candidates for Bethel’s online MBA program must meet the following criteria:

  • Hold a baccalaureate degree from a college or university accredited regionally with a 2.75 or higher GPA**
  • Students entering the MBA program must have completed at least one course in each of the following areas: accounting, economics, and college-level math. These courses should be taken no more than five years prior to entering the program. Students should have earned a grade of “B” or better in each course.

**Applicants with a degree from a non-accredited institution will be considered individually, and validating additional undergraduate course work or examinations may be required. Applicants with a GPA below 2.5 may be considered for conditional admission at the discretion of the program director. Consideration may require the applicant to take the Graduate Management Aptitude Test (GMAT) and have scores sent to Bethel University.

Tuition and Fees

Bethel has long been touted for its value. We were ranked No. 2 on Washington Monthly’s Best Bang for the Buck-Midwest list, listed as one of the 50 Best Value Christian Colleges, and have made it to the top tier of U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Regional Universities-Midwest” list for fifteen consecutive years.

*Fees are charged per semester unless otherwise noted. Depending on transfer credits, the number of semesters required for completion will affect total cost.

*Transferring any graduate-level credits must be petitioned with the department for approval.

Payment Plan

Bethel University has a monthly installment plan available through Nelnet Campus Commerce. Enrollment can be completed online by accessing the student billing link through MyBethel or by calling 800.609.8056. Students will be charged an enrollment fee of $40.

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Financial Aid

Bethel University is committed to ensuring that all our students receive an affordable education.
We offer financial aid based on need, and military benefits and are proud to offer extraordinarily competitive tuition rates.
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Career Outcomes

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts business and financial occupations to increase 8% by 2030, adding about 750,800 new jobs. Bethel’s online MBA puts you on the path to leadership success. Here, you’ll discover just a few of the career options available to you through this program.

Completing Bethel’s Christian MBA online program also prepares you to guide others through leadership positions in spiritually-based careers.

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  • Operations Research Analyst

    Operations research analysts work to assess operations-related trends in order to help companies run more efficiently. They may be responsible for analyzing trends, performing analysis, preparing written reports on their findings, predicting systems performance, finding opportunities to reduce costs, and other related tasks. These individuals earn a median annual salary of $77,206.

  • Marketing Director

    Marketing directors oversee all marketing initiatives at their companies or organizations. They may be charged with managing staff operations, creating projects and budgets, client communication, staying aware of marketing trends, and other related duties. These individuals earn a median annual salary of $83,138.

  • Training and Development Manager

    Training and development managers are responsible for the day-to-day training and support of staff within companies and organizations. These individuals may be charged with coaching staff, preparing training budgets, facilitating team-building, and other related duties. These professionals earn a median annual salary of $73,446.

  • Chief Executive Officer

    CEO’s primary role is to look after the financial health of the company. Whether it’s digging into financial reports of publicly traded companies or reading a simple monthly profit and loss statement, a CEO needs to be able to interpret numbers, spot trends and look for ways to improve the bottom line. These individuals earn an average annual salary of $196,000.

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