Business Administration—MBA, Ph.D.

The on-campus and interactive online MBA programs prepare students for responsible positions in domestic and international business, government and not-for-profit organizations. The program integrates business concepts with Christian ethical principles to prepare students for leadership roles that require clear and critical thinking, wise judgment, effective communication, integrity and recognition of opportunities for service.

The Ph.D. in Business Administration brings opportunities to students from around the world who are focused on Christian education to develop their research capabilities and create business knowledge, contributing to theory on an ongoing basis.  By creating well-trained researchers and teachers in business, our graduates will be prepared to spread our reputation for excellence and honesty in business to a wider sphere of influence.

PROGRAM LENGTH

MBA

33 credits for students with a Bachelor of Business Administration or equivalent degree. Up to 13 credit hours of prerequisites for non-business majors. Can typically be completed by a full-time student needing no prerequisites in one full year.

Ph.D.

Our Ph.D. program is designed as a full-time degree program with a 60 credits requirement, three years of residency requirement, and a dissertation extending into an additional one or two years. Participants who pursue the degree on a part-time basis will need to work with their advisor on selecting an appropriate sequencing of classes.

APPLICATION DEADLINES

MBA

Prospective students must submit their applications by the dates listed below.

  • Fall (August–December): July 15
  • Spring (January–May): November 15
  • Summer Session 1 (May–August): April 1
  • Summer Session 2 (May–August): May 1
  • Summer Session 3 (May–August): June 1

Ph.D.

The Ph.D. in Business Administration program only admits new students for Fall Semester. Prospective students must complete the application by July 30.

POINTS OF DISTINCTION

MBA
  • Accredited by the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE).
  • Weekday evening classes for on-campus program to accommodate working adults.
  • Fully interactive online degree program at 50 percent reduced tuition.

Ph.D.

  • The first Ph.D. in Business Administration offered by an Adventist University in the United States
  • Christian philosophy of learning and teaching.
  • Small classes, low student-professor ratio, and easy professor accessibility.
  • The program will be delivered by subject matter experts from Adventist universities across North America

 

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

MBA
  • A bachelor's degree (or non-U.S equivalent) from an accredited institution and a minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.60 (applicants with lower GPA may be admitted upon consideration of the composite profile).
  • Two recommendations from professionals such as advisors, major professors and employers.
  • Resume describing employment, research or special projects.
  • Statement of Purpose reflecting your philosophical perspective, personal, professional and academic goals, and reasons for seeking the graduate program.
  • TOEFL, IELTS or PTE (academic): Students whose language of education is not English must submit English proficiency test scores.
  • GMAT test from exam taken within five years. GMAT test minimum scores:

GMAT score > 1000 - (Admission GPA x 200)

Locate your nearest GMAT test site at www.mba.com. Request that your scores be sent to Andrews University using the code VVG-G6-19.

GMAT exam requirement may be exempted under certain conditions.

Ph.D.

    a.       The program will meet the requirements set by the AU graduate division.
    b.       The student must submit a personal statement regarding expectations and commitment to graduate study.
    c.       The student must have an earned bachelor’s degree in business or another field, and a master’s degree; if the master’s degree is not in business administration, additional coursework is required.
    d.       The student should have:
        1.       GMAT 600 or higher
        2.       GPA 3.5/4 or higher
        3.       Personal statement
        4.       Interview
The Ph.D. Admission Committee will base its acceptance decision on the combined factors listed above. 

For more information please visit the Admissions page.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

We are an international campus with a significant representation of international students. To learn more, please visit our International students page.

International
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FINANCES

To learn about tuition costs and scholarship opportunities please visit Student Financial Services.

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ENROLLMENT & ADMISSION

Phone: 855-428-4723 or 269-471-6321
Email: graduate@andrews.edu

BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION PROGRAM

Phone: 269-471-3339
Email: mba-info@andrews.edu