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Master of Business Administration

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Mission Statement

The mission of the MBA program at Carson-Newman University is to prepare students to meet the expectations of business by training graduates who will be effective communicators and dynamic problem solvers who can apply Biblical business practices and the principles of servant leadership. Graduates should possess the skills of active listening, skilled writing, and engaging public speaking as well as the ability to identify problems, to research and apply knowledge to develop and implement problem-solving strategies.

The MBA program does not require you to be an undergraduate business major; this program is designed for all undergraduate programs to enter and learn the relevant information. There are also no required prerequisites.

The Master of Business Administration (MBA) at Carson-Newman University offers three paths to an MBA degree:

  • A 10-course study traditional MBA program
  • A 10-course Non-Profit Leadership MBA program.
  • A 12-course MBA with a specialization program


The 12-course study program option offers students an opportunity to develop a greater depth of knowledge in select areas of study, specializations. These specializations include: 


  • Leadership
  • Marketing
  • Operations Management
  • Sports Management
  • HR Management


Specializations will be offered on the following rotation:
Fall: SMGT, Op Management
Spring: Leadership, Human Resource Management
Summer: Marketing

*Specializations are only offered when there are at least 7 students in each section.


The program is designed to achieve the following learning goals:


Goal I. Students will understand the functional areas of business law, accounting/finance, information systems, quantitative methods, organizational behavior, marketing, entrepreneurship, leadership, managerial economics, and strategic management.


Goal II. Students will develop analytical and problem-solving skills.


Goal III. Students will demonstrate effective communication skills.


Goal IV. Students will apply principles of management, accountability, and technology within a business organization.




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