Master of Business Administration (MBA)

The MBA program at Southwestern Assemblies of God University provides rigorous courses that develop your leadership skills and sharpen your business acumen. Learn how to apply Christian principles to business transactions with our emphasis on professional ethics and integrity. Be ready for a successful and rewarding career in our diverse world.

At SAGU, you’ll study how to be entrepreneurial in creating and supporting your own business. Or you can develop intrapreneurial skills in which you work within a company to take bold, calculated risks. Our master of business administration program also provides coursework to help you integrate your business expertise into the non-profit or ministry setting.

In your courses, you’ll dive deep into organizational strategy, global business principles, finance and economics, managerial decision-making, and statistics and analytics. With SAGU’s MBA program, you’ll hone your business skills and develop new ideas to advance your career and God’s kingdom.

Why Earn a Master of Business Administration at SAGU?

Flexible Program Made For You

Our MBA degree program offers personalization, course flexibility, and the option to complete your degree at an accelerated rate. We have six opportunities a year to start your master in business administration degree, and you can complete the program in 12, 18, or 24 months.

Fit your MBA into your busy schedule with our shorter sessions. In addition to our traditional semesters, we provide two seven-week sessions within each semester. These A/B sessions allow for more flexible and focused learning so you can complete your degree at your pace.

In addition, our MBA program allows you to select graduate-level electives that align with your career goals and interests. Choose courses such as Operations Management or Organizational Strategy.

Exemplary Online MBA Program

Complete SAGU’s master of business administration degree online. Take the same advanced courses you need but in a format that works for you. Easily connect with your faculty via our online platforms and network with classmates from across the country. In 2020, our program was ranked as one of the nation’s best online MBA degree programs by Online Schools Report.

The SAGU Difference

At SAGU, you’ll get the full support and individual attention you need to build your skills and launch the next stage of your career. All our online and on-campus students can access the Phipps Career Center to help them find their next position. Our small class sizes mean you’ll have plenty of one-on-one interactions with our faculty.

Your professors will also ensure your courses are taught from a biblical worldview. Learn to apply Bible-based business ethics to the business environment. Your faculty will challenge you intellectually and spiritually as you learn how business principles relate to your Christian purpose.

Finally, SAGU is committed to creating an affordable education for all. That’s why our students graduate with 20% less debt on average than other private universities. Both our in-person and online options have low tuition rates and flexible payment plans.

What You’ll Learn in the Master of Business Administration Curriculum

Earning an MBA degree is widely considered one of the best ways to increase your earning potential while gaining valuable knowledge and insight into overseeing business operations for a wide range of industries. Through your coursework, you will:

  • Analyze business situations and make ethical decisions
  • Master concepts, terminology, and approaches in business management and related decision-making fields
  • Develop the knowledge and skills to lead in a global business world
  • Showcase advanced oral and written communication skills

You will take a total of 36 hours of courses. You will study:

  • Managerial Accounting
  • Business Ethics
  • Advanced Marketing Strategies
  • Information Systems for Managers
  • Strategic Business Leadership
  • Managerial Decision Making
  • Statistics and Analytics for Business Professionals
  • Global Business Finance

Customize your degree with your electives. You can take three courses (9 hours) from any of our accounting, business, finance, management, or marketing at the 5000 or 6000 levels.

You will also complete a capstone project during your final semester of the program. Apply all of your newfound skills by working with an existing company or ministry to propose a comprehensive solution. You will share your findings as a presentation or report.

View the SAGU Catalog for course descriptions.

Careers and Outcomes for MBA Graduates

Business jobs are experiencing steady growth, as the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects overall employment in business and financial occupations to grow 7 percent from 2021 to 2031. By earning a master of business in administration, you’ll become a more valuable member of a team or company. The median starting salary for new MBA hires this year is $115,000, according to the Graduate Management Admission Council.

What jobs can you get with an MBA?
  • Business analyst
  • Corporate investment banker
  • Data analyst
  • Entrepreneur or business owner
  • Financial planner
  • Human resources officer
  • Marketing or advertising executive
  • Non-profit manager
  • Project manager
  • Sales executive
  • Social media manager
  • Stockbroker

Master of Business Administration Program Requirements

You must fulfill one of the following requirements to be admitted into SAGU’s in-person or online MBA program.

  1. You hold a regionally or professionally accredited undergraduate degree in business, accounting, marketing, or a related area.
  2. If you do not meet the aforementioned requirement, you must have successfully completed the following undergraduate business courses:
    • ACC 2213 Principles of Financial Accounting
    • BUS 3413 Statistics
    • MGT 2313 Principles of Management
    • MKT 2323 Principles of Marketing

Develop the Business Skills You Need to Lead Through SAGU’s Online Master of Business Administration Program.

Hone your leadership skills and merge your career with your faith by earning an MBA from SAGU. Request more information to learn more about our program and how to apply.

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