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School of Business and Management

Master of Business Administration

MBA Emphases:

  • Accounting
  • Finance
  • Health Care Administration (also available completely online)
  • Management (also available completely online)
  • Marketing Management
  • Nonprofit Leadership
  • Customized

 

The dual degree MBA/MSN is offered in conjunction with the School of Nursing. Learn more »

 

Master of Science in Administration

MSA Emphases:

  • Church Administration
  • Nonprofit Leadership
  • Outdoor Education
  • Customized

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Online Program

The MBA is available completely online for the Health Care Administration or Management emphases. More information is available by calling 423.236.2087 or visiting Online Campus.  

MBA Admission Requirements

Prerequisites

  • Bachelor’s degree in any area from an accredited program. Students with a bachelor’s degree in a discipline other than business may be required to take additional courses in accounting and finance.

  • Minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.0

 

Admission process

  1. Submit a graduate application (with non-refundable fee of $25 online or $40 paper). Apply now »
  2. Submit official transcripts from undergraduate and graduate schools attended.
  3. Submit two recommendation forms. Download PDF »
  4. Submit scores from the Graduate Management Admission Test taken within the past five years. With approval, applicants meeting either of the following criteria may be admitted without the GMAT score:

    • An undergraduate degree from an accredited U.S. college or university, and minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA degree of 3.25.
    • A minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.0 with five years of full-time business-related management experience.

 

International Students

Applicants who are not citizens or permanent residents of the U.S. must meet additional requirements and deadlines. View international student requirements »

MSA Admission Requirements

Prerequisites

  • Bachelor’s degree in any area from an accredited program
  • Minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.0

 

Admission process

  1. Submit a graduate application (with non-refundable fee of $25 online or $40 paper). Apply now »
  2. Submit official transcripts from undergraduate and graduate schools attended.
  3. Submit two recommendation forms. Download PDF »
  4. Submit scores from the Graduate Management Admission Test taken within the past five years. With approval, applicants meeting either of the following criteria may be admitted without the GMAT score:

    • An undergraduate degree from an accredited U.S. college or university, and minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA degree of 3.25.
    • A minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.0 with five years of full-time business-related management experience.

 

International Students

Applicants who are not citizens or permanent residents of the U.S. must meet additional requirements and deadlines. View international student requirements »


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, DBA
Professor of Business and Management

DBA, Anderson University
MPH, Loma Linda University
MDiv, Andrews University
BA, Atlantic Union College

mcafferky@southern.edu
423.236.2658

Master's program in business faculty member Robert Gadd

H. Robert Gadd, PhD, CPA
Professor of Business and Management

PhD, University of Texas at Arlington
MBA, University of Maryland at College Park
BS, Southern Adventist University

bobgadd@southern.edu
423.236.2697

Master's program in business faculty member Julie Hyde

Julie C. Hyde, PhD
Associate Professor of Business and Management

PhD, University of Memphis
MAcc and BS, University of Tennessee, Chattanooga

jhyde@southern.edu
423.236.2682

Mark Hyder, JD
Dean

JD, Emory University
MS, University of Maryland University College
BS, Southern Adventist Univversity

markhyder@southern.edu
423.236.2750

Master's program in business faculty member Rob Montague

Rob Montague, PhD, CPA
Professor of Business and Management

PhD, University of Iowa
MBA, University of Missouri
BS, Loma Linda University

montague@southern.edu
423.236.2752

Master's program in business faculty member Cliff Olson

Cliff Olson, PhD
Professor of Business and Management

PhD, Colorado State University
MS, Colorado State University
BA, University of Northern Colorado

olson@southern.edu
423.236.2757

Master's program in business faculty member Braam Oberholster

Braam Oberholster, DBA
Associate Professor of Business and Management

DBA, Nova Southeastern University
MBA, Andrews University
BBA, Helderberg College

braam@southern.edu
423.236.2771

Master's program in business faculty member Dennis Steele

Dennis F. Steele, Jr., PhD, CPA
Professor of Business and Management

PhD, Mississippi State University
MBA, Kennesaw State University
BBA, Southern Adventist University

steele@southern.edu
423.236.2699

Master's program in business faculty member Jon Wentworth

Jon Wentworth, MTx
Associate Professor of Business and Management

MTx, Georgia State University
MBA, University of Tennessee, Nashville
BA and BS, Southern Adventist University

jwentwor@southern.edu
423.236.2698

 

 

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