School of Business

Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Dean: Prof. Stephen Christensen
Administration Dean: Prof. George Wright
Assistant Dean: Prof. Janet Muller

Mission Statement

Delivering leaders of character shaped by Christian faculty for the global economy

Purpose Statement

The MBA Program aims to develop skillful, wise and practical leaders who add value to the professional business community.

Program Length

All requirements of the MBA degree must be completed within 6 years of the start of the first class. The average length of the program is 16-24 months.

Graduation

All graduate students are encouraged to celebrate the completion of their program by participating in a graduation ceremony. In order to do so, students must have completed their program in its entirety by graduation including the Capstone Business Plan or Capstone project..

Concordia University holds 2 commencement ceremonies each year in December and May for undergraduate and graduate students.  An application for graduation (please contact your academic advisor) must be completed even if the student does not plan to participate in a commencement ceremony.

Master of Business Administration Program Learning Outcomes

MBA graduates will be able to demonstrate the following:

  • Recognize problems.
  • Integrate theory and practice for the purpose of strategic analysis.
  • Employ and apply quantitative techniques and methods in the analysis of real-world business situations.
  • Communicate to relevant audiences.
    • Compose clear, consistent, and effective written forms of communication.
    • Compose and present effective oral business presentations.
  • Work effectively with a team of colleagues on diverse projects.
  • Identify and analyze the ethical obligations and responsibilities of business.

Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Core
MBA 603Management4
MBA 604Accounting4
MBA 605Marketing4
MBA 606Finance4
MBA 607Strategic Management4
MBA 695MBA Capstone: Project4
or MBA 696 MBA Capstone: Business Plan
Electives *
The remaining 16 elective units will be offered in a variety of eight, 2-unit courses. These courses will be based on the skills and availability of practitioners/professors and the interest and needed skills of the students, allowing a relatively full complement of courses to be offered. The delivery mode would fit the number of enrolled students, the nature of the course, and the academic style of the professor.16
Total Units40
*

Please refer to the MBA home webpage and click on Program Information, Elective Courses.

Application and Admission Information

Application Requirements

  1. Domestic and International Students: Use the online or paper application. Include the specified application fee (see Tuition and Fees).
  2. Current resume or CV.
  3. Two current letters of recommendation (Online Form or PDF).
    References should comment on academic proficiency, personal character and competence and effectiveness in professional work.
  4. Statement of Intent.
  5. Official transcript showing bachelor's degree posted.
  6. Applicants whose first language is not English must submit a passing TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) score which must meet the minimum university requirements of 88 with no less than 22 in each section or IELTS (International English Language Testing System) of 7 with no less than 7 in each section. Official test scores must be mailed to the university directly from the test company.

Admissions Eligibility

  1. Hold a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university.
  2. Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) score is not required but will be taken into consideration if the exam has been completed.

Additional Application Information for International Students

International applicants whose first language is not English must submit a passing TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) score which must meet the minimum university requirements of 88 with no less than 22 in each section or IELTS (International English Language Testing System) of 7 with no less than 7 in each section. Official test scores must be mailed to the university directly from the test company.

Acceptance Information

The applicant is expected to provide evidence of their ability to achieve success in a graduate program based on, but not limited to, the following areas of measurement:

  1. Success as an undergraduate student demonstrated by continuous improvement in academic performance including a cumulative GPA of 2.75 or better in all previous college work. All academic accomplishments are considered on an individual basis.
  2. Success as a member of the business community demonstrated by continuous growth in job title and responsibility.
  3. Success as a responsible and contributing member of society.
  4. Success as demonstrated by moral and ethical leadership.

Provisional Acceptance

An applicant may be granted provisional acceptance into the program in 2 instances:

  1. The applicant’s GPA is lower than 2.75 in which case the candidate must complete a semester of study with a GPA of 3.0 or greater to be granted full acceptance.
  2. If the applicant is not currently employed, meaningful work must be obtained within the first semester.

Upon acceptance into the program, a student will meet with their program adviser to prepare a course plan and pre-enroll in courses.