Master of Business Administration
Give yourself a competitive edge in your career by earning a Master of Business Administration*
degree from Ouachita's Hickingbotham School of Business. Set to launch in Fall 2023,
this online graduate program builds on the tradition of excellence established by
Arkansas' only private AACSB-accredited business school. The MBA program at Ouachita
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
*pending approval from Ouachita's accrediting agency, the Higher Learning Commission (HLC)
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
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. Pending accreditor approval, the application opens — and closes — for enrollment starting in August 2023.
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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 MBA program. 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.
For admission to Ouachita's MBA program, students must have earned a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution and graduated with a grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher, and they must have two years of full-time work experience. Candidates for the program must submit a completed application, which includes a personal statement and three references. GMAT or GRE score is not required, but recommended.
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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