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2021-2022 Southeastern University - Traditional Graduate Catalog 
2021-2022 Southeastern University - Traditional Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Master of Business Administration, Global

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Program Overview


Southeastern’s global MBA programs offers students the chance at once-in-a-lifetime learning experiences around the world. We are committed to the idea that servant leaders can be world changers, and our global MBA programs prepare you to be just that. Learn from some of the world’s greatest visionaries at our National Leadership Forum. Through our Christ-centered curriculum, you will gain the skills necessary not only to succeeding in business but also to making ethical decisions in the workplace. Christian principles are the core strength of our courses, from marketing to accounting and economics to corporate finance.

Our esteemed business faculty, your most valuable resource at Southeastern, is committed to modeling these principles. They have spent decades working in the banking industry and major accounting firms, starting and running their own businesses, selling and marketing retail, working in information technology and serving in the military. All the knowledge and wisdom they gained through their careers is at your disposal, presented through the Christian worldview that all our faculty members share.

One of the unique features of our MBA program is our partnership with the Enlace.  Enlace is an organization that uses business as missions to help pull the people of El Salvador out of poverty.  As a participant in their one week intensive course, you will get to go to El Salvador to experience their mission in action.  The class will focus on creating solutions for a quadruple bottom line that includes a spiritual, economic, social, and environmental transformation.


Career Options

  • Consultant
  • Sales Manager
  • International Trader
  • Finance Controller
  • Business Development Manager 


Program Summary 

Total Credits - 39 Credit hours with three components:

  • MBA Core (27 hours)
  • Global Studies (6 hours)
  • Capstone (6 hours)

Program length: 1-2 years

  • Part-time students (6 Credit hour per semester)
  • Full-time students (9 credit hour per semester)
  • Accelerated students (12 credit hours per semester)

Program Delivery

  • Six 8 week terms per year (Fall, Spring, Summer)
  • 4 week break in December
  • The Global Study Abroad core must be completed in person and includes international travel
  • All other classes may be completed online, most are also available face-to-face on the SEU campus


Entrance Requirements

Students are accepted into the MBA program based on evidence of their aptitude and motivation for graduate business education at Southeastern University, as well as their understanding of basic business functions.  Below are the minimum basic requirements; however, admission acceptance is considered given the applicant’s entire application package:

  • A bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above. Applicants with a lower GPA may be considered if they proof proficiency on foundational courses (outlined below).
  • A sample writing assignment addressing the prompt: Why I want to pursue an MBA at Southeastern University. The essay should address how the MBA will help the student in his or her career and how he or she can integrate Christian faith into his or her profession as a manager. The paper should include the student’s full name and be 300-600 words in length.
  • Two recommendations: An academic or a professional, and a personal/character, submitted by those providing references.
  • Fulfillment of foundational knowledge requirements (see the Foundational Courses and Competencies, below). A determination of any prerequisite requirements will be made at the time of the admissions decision.

Foundational Courses and Competencies for the MBA:
(9 credit hours – waived with appropriate undergraduate preparation)

In order to ensure student success, three foundational courses are required for students without an undergraduate degree in a business-related field. Students are also expected to be competent in Microsoft Excel prior to beginning MBA course work (Microsoft Excel Basic Certification or equivalent is the recommended minimum).

When these courses are required, admission to the online MBA program may be made on a provisional basis until the courses, or an approved substitute, are completed with a B- grade or higher and prior to enrolling in BUSI 5003, the first MBA level course in the program.  The requirement for these courses may also be met by successfully completing assigned brief academic leveling courses at a nominal fee.

  • BUSI 2203 - Microeconomics or an assigned online economics academic leveling course.
  • BUSI 1013 - Introduction to Accounting and Finance, or BUSI 2233 - Principles of Managerial Accounting, or an assigned online accounting academic leveling course.
  • CTIS 2133 Data Management and Analysis - foundational competencies in using Microsoft Excel for MBA course work.

Provisional admission to the Global MBA

  • Should an applicant be admitted provisionally with a GPA below a 3.0, he or she is required to earn a B- or higher as prescribed by the MBA Program Director in any remedial/pre-requisite courses prior to taking BUSI 5003 and to transition from provisional admission to regular standing. 
  • Should an applicant be admitted provisionally due to pre-requisites, he or she must complete the missing coursework with a B- or better or earn a score of 80 or better on an appropriate academic leveling course for each missing pre-requisite to transition from provisional admission to regular standing.


Other policies

Students are recommended to have access to an PC that is not a Mac for two of the main classes using Data Analysis. MBA Principles and Problem Solving and Decision Making.

Satisfactory progress

Note: BUSI 5003 is a pre-requisite for all other courses in each track and must be completed with a B- or greater before continuing beyond the first eight weeks. Unless provisional requirements bar concurrent courses, students may take other courses concurrently with BUSI 5003 in their first eight week session.


The minimum grade requirement for all MBA courses a ‘C-‘. Students are required to complete the degree program with a cumulative GPA of 3.00 or above upon graduation.


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