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College of Graduate, Online & Adult Learning

Business Administration


  • Master of Business Administration
  • Graduate

42 credits

required for program

Available online or blended

42 credits

42 credits

required for program

Available online or blended

Learn business and leadership principles for the global community in UNW's MBA program and prepare to serve where God calls by advancing your career and achieving greater levels of responsibility within an organization. Pursue a concentration in Data Analytics, Finance, Healthcare Management, or Management—or begin with a graduate certificate in Data Analytics or Healthcare Management.

Excellent

career outlook for MBA students

14:1

Class size ratio

4

Number of concentrations available

Why study business administration at Northwestern?

The Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree is available completely online or in a blended learning format taught both on campus and online. Northwestern’s online MBA program was voted number one for best value of online college MBA degrees by ONLINEU.

Graduates are equipped to address the sophisticated challenges of today's global business environment and step into greater levels of responsibility. Case analyses, practical application, and dynamic discussion—all from a decidedly Christian perspective—prepare graduates to integrate faith and critical skills into their chosen profession and areas of influence.

Program Features

  • 42-credit degree can be completed in two years
  • Flexible online or blended format that combines the best of on-site and online learning
  • Concentrations in Data Analytics, Finance, Healthcare Management, and Management—with the option to customize a general MBA degree
  • Faculty with current, real-world business experience
  • Accelerated coursework that allows you to quickly complete your degree
  • Robust professional connections with strategic networking built into every course
  • Christ-centered values, ethics, and a biblical worldview on business built into the entire program

At Northwestern, you will have access to resources to develop advanced career strategies. You will grow in your faith and understanding while learning under Christian professors who are experts in areas like marketing and small business entrepreneurship.

If you desire to use your business knowledge and management skills to lead in a way that reflects who you are as a follower of Christ, our MBA degree can set you up for success.

What will you learn?

You will develop critical thinking skills and learn to communicate effectively while managing a team. Some classes include:

  • Business Leadership Ethics
  • Data Analysis and Decision Making
  • Managerial Finance
  • Managerial Leadership
  • Marketing for Managers
  • Strategic Management

New Healthcare Management Concentration—100% online.

Step into positions of influence and leadership in the healthcare field with an MBA concentration in Healthcare Management from University of Northwestern. With a concentration in Healthcare Management, you will:

  • Gain business administration and healthcare management knowledge and expertise
  • Acquire highly sought-after hard skills unique to the health industry
  • Learn from professors who are experts in their fields, have substantial first-hand experience in the quickly changing healthcare industry, and teach from a Christ-centered worldview
  • Have access to a rich network of health-related organizations and professionals
  • Be prepared for positions influence and leadership in senior care and nursing facilities, group homes, rehabilitation centers, supportive care organizations, medical technology and equipment companies, and other healthcare organizations
HEALTHCARE MANAGEMENT COURSES INCLUDE:
  • Healthcare Financial Systems
  • Healthcare Policy and Management
  • Law and Ethics in Healthcare
  • Leadership in Healthcare

Healthcare Management Certificate

Seeking professional development but not ready for a full MBA degree? Northwestern offers a certificate program in Healthcare Management that provides a competitive edge and solid foundation for success in the healthcare field. In addition to knowledge specific to the healthcare industry, you will gain hard skills highly sought after by leading healthcare organizations.

The Graduate Certificate in Healthcare Management is fully transferable toward the completion of the Master of Business Administration (MBA), should you decide to continue your studies.

What MBA concentrations are available?

MBA students are encouraged to declare a concentration in one of the following areas: Data Analytics, Finance, Healthcare Management, or Management.

What graduate certificates are available?

Graduate certificates are available for students who wish to pursue professional development but aren’t ready to commit to a full MBA program. Certificates are available in Data Analytics and Healthcare Management. students are encouraged to declare a concentration in one of the following areas: Data Analytics, Finance, Healthcare Management, or Management.

My MBA helped me better understand organization infrastructure and how to strategically address gaps in operational processes. Additionally, a significant amount of Oracle employees have, or are working on, their MBA; so they definitely find value in this level of education. Overall, my MBA provided me the confidence to take on new challenges in the business world and my career development.
Micah Johnson
College of Graduate, Online & Adult Learning, 2016

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