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School of Business and Management

Master of Business Administration (on campus or online MBA) 

The Master of Business Administration (MBA) program consists of 36 hours of courses (24 core and 12 emphases). The regular schedule is a three-semester regimen of four courses each.

The emphases in the MBA are:

  • Accounting
  • Customized
  • Health Care Administration (Southern Adventist University campus, online MBA)
  • Management (Southern Adventist University campus, online MBA)
  • Marketing Management
  • Nonprofit Leadership
Master of Financial Management

The Master of Financial Management (MFM) is designed to meet the needs of three distinct groups of applicants: (1) those with an undergraduate degree in accounting, (2) those with an undergraduate degree in finance, (3) students pursuing a dual BBA-FM/MFM degree.

Master of Science in Administration

The Master of Science in Administration (MSA) degree is designed for students with a non-business undergraduate background or who desire further preparation in leadership. Students with an undergraduate degree from an accredited four-year institution may be accepted in the program with minimum prerequisites upon compliance with the admission requirements for graduate study.

The emphases in the MSA are:

  • Church Administration
  • Customized
  • Nonprofit Leadership
  • Outdoor Education
Dual Degree—Master of Science in Nursing/Master of Business Administration

Our dual-degree, MSN and Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Healthcare Administration, prepares you for management and administrative roles in many health care settings. Many of the MBA courses are also available online.

 

  • Learn critical skills that make you a more valued professional.
  • Develop your ability to lead with astute judgment and effective decisions.

Manage Your Future

A graduate business degree from Southern Adventist University provides not only knowledge and quality academic preparation, but also a sound Christian business philosophy to guide you in the current economic environment and the dynamic business world of the future.

Online Program

The online MBA is offered with an emphasis in management or health care administration. The program consists of 12 three-hour courses for a total of 36 hours. Two courses are offered each semester, allowing you to complete an MBA in two years.

For information about taking classes online and for a list of available courses, visit Online Campus or call 423.236.2087.  

MBA degree students in class 

Asian male MBA degree student  

Questions?

Email or call for information about practically everything from admission to graduation. 

Lisa Kuhlman
Graduate Enrollment Counselor

kuhlmanlisa@southern.edu
423.236.2527


Graduate Faculty

Master's program in business faculty member Michael Cafferky

Michael Cafferky—D.B.A. (2003)
Professor of Business and Management

D.B.A., Anderson University
M.P.H., Loma Linda University
M.Div., Andrews University
B.A., Atlantic Union College

mcafferky@southern.edu
423.236.2658

Master's program in business faculty member Robert Gadd

H. Robert Gadd—Ph.D., C.P.A. (2000)
Professor of Business and Management

Ph.D., University of Texas at Arlington
M.B.A., University of Maryland at College Park
B.S., Southern Adventist University

bobgadd@southern.edu
423.236.2697

Master's program in business faculty member Julie Hyde

Julie C. Hyde—Ph.D. (2005)
Associate Professor of Business and Management

Ph.D., University of Memphis
M.Acc., B.S., University of Tennessee, Chattanooga

jhyde@southern.edu
423.236.2682

Mark Hyder
Dean

J.D., Emory University
M.S., University of Maryland University College
B.S., Southern Adventist Univversity

markhyder@southern.edu
423.236.2750

Master's program in business faculty member Rob Montague

Rob Montague—Ph.D., C.P.A. (1999)
Professor of Business and Management

Ph.D., University of Iowa
M.B.A., University of Missouri
B.S. Loma Linda University

montague@southern.edu
423.236.2752

Master's program in business faculty member Cliff Olson

Cliff Olson—Ph.D. (1989)
Professor of Business and Management

Ph.D., Colorado State University
M.S., Colorado State University
B.A., University of Northern Colorado

olson@southern.edu
423.236.2757

Master's program in business faculty member Braam Oberholster

Braam Oberholster—D.B.A (2003)
Associate Professor of Business and Management

D.B.A., Nova Southeastern University
M.B.A., Andrews University
B.B.A., Helderberg College

braam@southern.edu
423.236.2771

Master's program in business faculty member Dennis Steele

Dennis F. Steele, Jr.—Ph.D., C.P.A. (1999)
Professor of Business and Management

Ph.D., Mississippi State University
M.B.A., Kennesaw State University
B.B.A., Southern Adventist University

steele@southern.edu
423.236.2699

Master's program in business faculty member Jon Wentworth

Jon Wentworth—M.Tx. (1996)
Associate Professor of Business and Management

M.Tx., Georgia State University
M.B.A., University of Tennessee, Nashville
B.A., B.S., Southern Adventist University

jwentwor@southern.edu
423.236.2698

 

 

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