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College of Graduate, Online & Adult Learning

Business Administration

  • Master of Business Administration
  • Graduate

42 credits

required for program

Available online or blended

42 credits

42 credits

required for program

Available online or blended

Learn business and leadership principles for the global community in UNW's MBA program. Advance your career by achieving greater levels of responsibility within an organization. Pursue a concentration in Data Analytics, Finance, Healthcare Management, or Management. You can also receive a graduate certificate in Data Analytics or Healthcare Management.

Why study business administration at Northwestern?

The Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree is available completely online or in a blended format— taught both on campus and online. Northwestern’s online MBA program was voted number one for best value of online college MBA degrees by ONLINEU.

Northwestern equips graduates to address the sophisticated challenges of today's global business environment. Professionals step into greater levels of responsibility, and the MBA equips you to lead well. Case analyses, practical application, and dynamic discussion—all from a Christian perspective—prepare graduates to integrate faith and practical skills into their leadership roles.

Program Features

  • 42-credit degree completion in two years
  • Flexible online or blended format that combines on-site and online learning
  • Concentrations in Data Analytics, Finance, Healthcare Management, and Management—with the option to customize a general MBA degree
  • Faculty with current, real-world business experience
  • Accelerated coursework that allows you to complete your degree in a timely fashion
  • Robust professional connections with strategic networking built into every course
  • Christ-centered values, ethics, and a biblical worldview built into the entire business program

At Northwestern, you will have access to resources to develop advanced career strategies. You will grow in your faith and understanding. You will learn from Christian professors who are experts in their business fields.

Our MBA degree is a great option if you desire to use your business and management skills to lead as a follower of Christ in the workplace.

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New Healthcare Management Concentration—100% online.

Step into influential positions of leadership in healthcare with a Healthcare Management concentration. With this MBA concentration, you will:

  • Gain business administration and healthcare management knowledge and expertise
  • Acquire sought-after hard skills unique to the health industry
  • Learn from professors who are experts in their fields who have first-hand experience in healthcare industry
  • Receive an MBA from a Christ-centered worldview
  • Have access to a rich network of health-related organizations and professionals
  • Be prepared for leadership positions in senior care and nursing facilities, group homes, rehabilitation centers, supportive care organizations, and medical technology and equipment companies
  • Healthcare Financial Systems
  • Healthcare Policy and Management
  • Law and Ethics in Healthcare
  • Leadership in Healthcare
  • Healthcare Management Certificate

    Healthcare Management Certificate

    Seeking professional development but not ready for a full MBA degree? Northwestern offers a certificate program in Healthcare Management. This certificate provides a competitive edge and solid foundation for success in the healthcare field. The Graduate Certificate in Healthcare Management is fully transferable toward the MBA, if you decide to continue your studies.

    What MBA concentrations are available?

    MBA students are encouraged to declare a concentration in one of the following areas: Data Analytics, Finance, Healthcare Management, or Management.

    What graduate certificates are available?

    Graduate certificates are available for students who wish to pursue professional development but aren’t ready to commit to a full MBA program. Certificates are available in Data Analytics and Healthcare Management. Students are encouraged to declare a concentration in one of the following areas: Data Analytics, Finance, Healthcare Management, or Management.

    What will I learn?

    You will develop critical thinking skills and learn to communicate effectively while managing a team.


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    Career Opportunities

    With an MBA degree, you will be prepared for leadership roles in corporate and nonprofit organizations, including:

    What types of work are related to this degree?

    • Accounting manager
    • Brand manager
    • Budget analyst
    • Business Owner
    • Consultant
    • Data analyst
    • Entrepreneur
    • Executive
    • Finance manager
    • Financial analyst
    • Human resources manager
    • Investment banker
    • Investment fund manager
    • Logistics
    • Market research analyst
    • Marketing manager
    • Operations manager
    • Product manager
    • Program manager/director
    • Project manager
    • Risk manager
    • Sales/business development manager
    • Senior Director
    • Supply chain manager

    Note: Roles in some settings may require additional education or training.

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