Master of Business Administration
Give yourself a competitive edge in your career by earning a Master of Business Administration
degree online from Ouachita's Hickingbotham School of Business. Building on the tradition
of excellence established by Arkansas' only private AACSB-accredited business school,
Ouachita's MBA program is curated to meet the educational needs of college graduates
already working in their chosen profession. We offer excellent academic training in
a faith-focused learning community, as well as the tools you'll need for career advancement
in a variety of fields.
Ouachita’s low-residency Master of Business Administration program begins with a summer orientation session on Ouachita’s campus. The remainder of the program is offered fully online.
Ouachita’s MBA is a great option to elevate established careers or equip you to change career paths altogether. With instruction from our unique blend of HSB faculty, business leaders and visiting professors from larger universities, you'll be prepared for advancement in a number of fields, including these:
Business Operations Management
Economic Tools for Managerial Decisions
Telling Your Story: Digital Marketing and Personal Selling
Financial Analysis and Valuation
Managing with Accounting Information
Leadership, Faith and Business
Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited university
Undergrad grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher
Completed College Algebra or equivalent course
The application opens January 1, 2024, and closes July 15, 2024, for enrollment starting in August 2024.
View the MBA Curriculum PDF to see all courses included in the program.
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View Graduate Course Catalog.
Learn more about the Hickingbotham School of Business.
All Instructors Have Relevant Business Experience
Total Credit Hours
Program Can Be Completed in One Year
"Many MBA programs are merely academic in nature, with standardized, traditional undergraduate courses squeezed into a smaller time frame. While we will not lose the academic rigor, our goal is to offer unique content with an emphasis on applicability to business leaders. We also believe that a Christian worldview is important and underrepresented in business education."
Bryan McKinney, J.D.
Dean, Hickingbotham School of Business
A PROGRAM FOR BUSINESS LEADERS OF FAITH
Prepare for career advancement and personal engagement in the state's only faith-based AACSB-accredited business school. You'll not only be equipped with advanced business knowledge and the ability to interpret data used in decision making – you'll also learn effective leadership and problem-solving skills from a Christian worldview to help you integrate your faith and your work.
CHALLENGING YET ACCESSIBLE CURRICULUM
We're committed to providing you with a stellar academic experience and thorough career preparation. Ouachita's MBA program is rigorous, so be prepared to bring your A-game. But our highly individualized approach to higher education makes your success in the classroom our priority. We'll equip you with the tools you need to expand your professional skill set and advance in your career.
DESIGNED TO BE COMPLETED IN ONE YEAR
Your time is valuable. Traditional residential MBA programs typically require a full-time investment of two years – not a practical option for those already at work in their chosen field. Ouachita's fully online MBA can be completed in 12 months, giving you more time to apply what you learn and reap the professional benefits of having an advanced degree.
A STRATEGIC BLEND OF FACULTY
brings strengths from many perspectives.
These preliminary admissions requirements are university wide. Each graduate program will have additional requirements. Please review the program-specific requirements on the webpage of your desired program.
Ouachita General Graduate Admissions Requirements:
- Conferred bachelor’s degree from a regionally-accredited institution
- 2.5 minimum GPA on a 4.0 scale (individual programs will delineate more specifics)
- Completed application, which includes a statement of purpose
- Three references
- Minimum English proficiency requirements for international students are as follows:
- Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL):
At least 79 on the Internet-based TOEFL (iBT)
At least 550 on the paper-based TOEFL
- International English Language Testing System (IELTS):
At least a 6.5 on the IELTS exam
- Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL):
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