Master of Business Administration

Master of Business Administration (MBA)

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Regardless of your stage in life, the Carson-Newman MBA program is a fast and flexible way to accelerate your career. We’ll prepare you with the proven business theories, practices, and leadership skills that you need to become a more effective and engaged business leader. Students can choose between a fast-track option that doesn’t cut any corners, or they can pursue an MBA+. The fast-track option allows you to complete your degree within two years, so you can balance your education with your career and family life.

Our MBA+ program is designed for those completing the core 30-hour MBA program and want to gain advanced skills and abilities. MBA+ students graduate with a unique credential in a specialized field of business, with unique, integrated, and focused learning tracks that will set you above the competition.


  • Sharpened business leadership skills.
    Students graduate equipped with the knowledge and skills to not only survive but thrive amidst the challenges inherent in an ever-changing economy and the 21st century complex business environment.
  • Unlocked business creativity and innovation.
    Students develop the business creativity and innovative thinking they need to stay ahead of the competition in the business marketplace.
  • Unleashed advanced business knowledge and skills.
    Students will be able to utilize advanced business skills paired with a deep knowledge of strategic management, business analytics, managerial finance, organizational behavior, entrepreneurship, and digital leadership to reach new heights of success.
  • Refined strategic management and communication abilities.
    Graduates of the MBA program acquire the strategic abilities to navigate change, lead strategically, and communicate effectively.
  • Empowered business problem solving & decision-making capabilities.
    Students graduate ready to make tough decisions, empowered with the values, character, knowledge, and critical thinking and analysis tools to make sound business decisions while acting as a servant leader in the image of Christ.



With an MBA, you’ll be qualified for some of the highest paying careers in business. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), management occupations can have a median annual salary over $109,000 and graduates can pursue employment in a variety of careers, including:

  • Advertising, Promotions and Marketing Managers
  • Architectural and Engineering Managers
  • Computer and Information Systems Managers
  • And more!

Admissions Requirements
Complete the free online application along with transcripts from any higher education institutions you have attended.

  • A bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited university
  • A minimum overall undergraduate grade point average of 2.50
  • Applicants will be asked to submit the following along with their application:
    • Professional resume
    • Official transcripts from all institutions of higher education attended
  • These are some of the factors that may be considered in the admissions decision:
    • Breadth and depth of work experience
    • Leadership ability — demonstrated and potential
    • Communication skills
    • Extracurricular activities and community involvement

Carson-Newman is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate, baccalaureate, master’s, and doctoral degrees.