• Master in Business Administration

    The fully-online MBA from the HSU Kelley College of Business is designed to educate today’s working professionals and tomorrow’s organizational leaders in a dynamic business environment. At only $495 per credit hour, HSU wants to give students access to a high-quality, private, faith-based education at a cost that they can afford.

    The objective of the MBA program is to prepare managers and leaders to manage successfully in a dynamic business environment. More specifically, the program provides intense study in all functional areas of business: accounting, computer science, economics, finance, marketing, and management. In addition, the program is designed to help students further develop and refine such important broad skills and abilities as analytical thinking, problem-solving, computer applications, communication, and teamwork.

    Classes When You Need Them
    Whether you are a career professional or a traditional student, HSU offers the flexibility that meets your needs.

    • Fully online
    • Fall, Spring, or Summer admission (8-week terms)
    • 15 required courses (three may be waived for those with undergraduate business degrees)
    • Accelerated format: completion in 12-24 months
    • Highly customization for emphasis in a specific area

    The Curriculum
    The MBA program consists of 36 semester hours for students with a Bachelor of Business Administration or 45 hours for those without an undergraduate background in business. The curriculum covers various elements of business in depth and gives students a firm understanding of the domestic and global environments of business, including social, political, legal, environmental, and technological.

    Foundational Courses
    Five foundational courses cover the spectrum of business disciplines.

    • Business Reporting and Finance
    • Issues in Management and Marketing
    • Legal and Ethical Issues in Business
    • Decision Systems
    • Economic Analysis

    Three foundational courses may be waived for students who have satisfactorily completed similar courses previously.

    The MBA Core
    The core courses of the MBA build on the foundation above.

    • Managerial Accounting
    • Managerial Economics
    • Financial Management
    • Marketing Strategy
    • Quantitative Research Methods
    • Management Strategy OR Entrepreneurial Strategy

    Electives
    Elective courses are available in accounting, finance, marketing, management, and organizational behavior. A thesis can be completed in lieu of two electives.

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