CUAA’s Master of Business Administration program (in partnership with Concordia University Wisconsin) prepares you to meet the challenges of a changing leadership environment. We offer multiple formats for today’s busy, working professionals, including accelerated on-campus courses, videoconferencing, and our independent online-Learning formats.

Program Highlights - Flexibility is Key!

  • 39 credit-hours comprised of 13 course
  • No GMAT or thesis required
  • 13 concentrations in a broad range of specialties
  • On-campus classes that meet one night a week for eight week
  • Self-paced, online courses typically completed within 8-10 weeks
  • A program easily adapted to engineering, healthcare, non-profit, religious, and other career paths
  • Competitive tuition rates
  • A Lutheran higher education community committed to helping you develop in mind, body, and spirit for service to Christ in the Church and the world

Degree Details

Credit hours: 39
Time to complete: 26 months

Program Overview

CUAA’s MBA program provides the broad base of knowledge today’s middle and upper-level managers need to compete, succeed, and serve. You’ll complete eight core courses, select a concentration area and complete five additional courses. You can pursue multiple concentrations and design a program that specifically meets your needs.

Choose from 12 Concentrations

  • Corporate Communication
  • Environmental Studies
  • Finance
  • Health Care Administration
  • Human Resource Management
  • Innovation & Entrepreneurship
  • International Business
  • Management
  • Management Information Systems
  • Marketing
  • Public Administration
  • Risk Management

Entrance Requirements

  • A bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university
  • A minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0 for full acceptance

Learning Outcomes

Our mission in the MBA program is to help you develop into responsible, committed leaders. In our program you will:

  • Apply a Christian perspective to ethical situations
  • Solve diverse and challenging problems using critical thinking and analytical skills
  • Develop a global view of business beyond the American business mindset
  • Use quantitative skills to evaluate problems
  • Demonstrate specialized knowledge in your area of concentration
  • Communicate professionally, both verbally and in writing, including the use of proper grammar, organization, presentation, and use of sources
  • Engage in teamwork at a professional level of competence

Prerequisites

Our MBA program has six prerequisite courses: economics, finance, accounting, management, marketing, and statistics. You can begin your MBA program before prerequisite coursework is complete. However, prerequisites must be completed prior to taking a correlating graduate-level course. We’re happy to provide you with information about the numerous ways you can fulfill prerequisite requirements.

Three Formats

Our MBA program is offered in three formats: on our main campus, through our accelerated learning centers, and online.

Curriculum

As a CUAA MBA student, you will complete eight core courses (24 credits) in topics such as Strategic Management, Leadership and Organizational Behavior, and Accounting: Financial Analysis for Decision-Making as well as five courses (15 credits) in your area of concentration. Please see our course catalog for a complete class listing.

Admission Process

Applying to Concordia’s MBA program is easy. Just follow these guidelines and contact us with any questions. We’re happy to help! Complete an application for admission: here

  • One-page essay describing your reasoning for pursuing a graduate degree and how this degree will help you achieve your personal and professional goals
  • Resume of your educational and professional experience
  • Two letters of recommendation on letterhead
  • All official transcripts leading to your bachelor’s degree. If you have previous graduate coursework and wish to have a transfer evaluation, also submit those official transcripts.

Accreditation

The MBA program is accredited by the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE) located in Olathe, Kansas. 913.631.3009, www.iacbe.org.

Assessment Results

The International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education requires that we post the following assessment results.

Standardized test results for freshmen and seniors:

  • Accounting 4 percentile increase
  • Economics 4 percentile increase
  • Management 4 percentile increase
  • Quantitative 5 percentile increase
  • Finance 9 percentile increase
  • Marketing 4 percentile increase
  • Legal/Social 14 percentile increase
  • Info Systems No increase*
  • International 9 percentile increase

Please note that information systems is a class within the core curriculum but is not taught within the school of business and legal studies.

Questions

Do you have some questions? We’d love to help you. Please direct any questions about the graduate admission process to the Office of Graduate Admission at: (734) 995-7406 or graduate.admissions@cuaa.edu. We look forward to serving you!