Master of Business Administration

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Our Transformational Leadership MBA is built to address the rapidly changing market conditions that business leaders face in the modern world. Our students will be well prepared to excel in business leadership roles and will learn to seek out problems to solve in the modern marketplace. We will challenge you to think in ways that will help you make complex decisions in a thorough and creative way, all from a Biblical worldview. Graduates of our MBA will be able to apply this mindset and skillset to any market setting—even those that do not yet exist.

Our program structure is a unique model that lets you earn two certificates while completing your MBA. As a student, you will take 12 hours of core classes resulting in a Strategic Business Operations Certificate and 9 hours of Transformation Leadership classes.

Combining these courses with one other 12-hour certificate of your choice will complete your MBA.

12 credit hours
Strategic Business Operations Certificate

9 credit hours
Transformational Leadership Classes

12 credit hours
Corporate Innovation or Project Management Certificate

Program Information

Tuition and Fees

  • Price per credit hour: $550
  • Credit Hours: 33
  • Total Cost: $18,150
  • No application, enrollment or technology fees

Admission Requirements

  • Application for Admission
  • Official Academic Transcript
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in the U.S. or foreign equivalent as approved by a specific program with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. Official transcript(s) must reflect work from all colleges or universities contributing to your degree. Please send an electronic copy of your official transcript to

For students who do not meet the 3.0 GPA admission requirement you may be required to complete the following:

  • Current Resume
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Recommendation Form
  • GMAT (Graduate Management Assessment Test)

Financial aid is available. Fill out the FAFSA to discover your options.

Prerequisite Degree Requirements

The undergraduate degree does not need to be in a business field; in fact, working professionals with degrees in other fields are strongly encouraged to apply. For non-business majors, demonstration of basic competency in general business knowledge, including financial accounting, economics, finance, and business math and statistics, is required. Competency can be demonstrated by:

  • Submission of transcripts which demonstrate successful completion of coursework in the required areas at an accredited institution
  • Passing the appropriate Ivy Software Examination
  • Passing the appropriate College-Level Examination Program (CLEP)

Full-time work experience of at least two years is preferred, with a strong desire to develop leadership potential. Exceptional students with less work experience may be considered on a space-available basis.

Certificate Options

Certificates may be completed to satisfy growth in a specified area of study or in conjunction with the MBA program.

Strategic Business Operations

Deepen your understanding of business operations by learning more about management, finance, and marketing. Learn the importance of planning, executing, and analyzing for a company’s success. 

Corporate Innovation

Discover how to implement new ideas, advanced strategies, and think out-of-the-box to make your existing business model more competitive in the current marketplace.

Project Management

Strengthen your career by taking an in-depth look at the project management lifecycle and learn how to lead a team to achieve the best possible outcomes.

Course Information

Additional information, including course descriptions and requirements, is available in the academic catalog.

Benefits of an MBA at OBU

Quality and Value

Our MBA program is here to help you become a leader in your field. This degree program is designed to help you build skills to bring value through creative problem solving and transformational leadership.


Life is already busy. The MBA courses are designed for working professionals. Our online courses are designed to be flexible and fit with your schedule. You will find your studies convenient and practical as you can finish your degree in less than two years or at a slower pace if needed.

Faculty Experts 

Learn from professors who have a wide variety of industry and professional experience. Their desire to develop future leaders through the integration of faith and academic excellence creates an environment for personal and professional success.

Incredible Education, Affordable Cost.

As you pursue your Masters in Business Administration, we recommend you apply for FAFSA to assist with the cost of your education. We think you’ll be pleasantly surprised with how affordable an OBU education really is. If you have further questions, our team of financial counselors are happy to assist you.

Start Dates

As you consider earning your Master of Business Administration, you can plan ahead and choose the start date that works best for you. We offer classes starting every Spring, Summer, and Fall semester.

Spring 2024: March 18
Summer 2024: June 3
Fall 2024: August 23 or October 18

World-Class Faculty

OBU faculty are experts in their fields and will be with you every step of the way.

Dr. David Houghton

Dr. David Houghton

Chair, School of Business
Lloyd G. and Betty E. Minter Chair of Business
Professor of Business
Director, MBA Program

Become a Future Shaper

Andy HayesHave questions? Fill out the form below or contact the recruitment director, Allie Blevins.

Phone: 405.585.4601