Missional Leadership promotes the development of practical ministry skills in addition to laying the foundations for success in the business aspects of leadership within a faith-based or non-profit organization.
Total Credits - 39 Credit hours with three components:
· MBA Core (21 hours)
· Missional Core (12 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)
· Six 8 week terms per year (Fall, Spring, Summer)
· 4 week break in December
· All classes can be done online, most can be done face-to-face
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.
Once you begin the program, there are a few academic requirements to meet: a pretest to determine your current, incoming business knowledge, a tutorial and test to clarify the definition and consequences of Plagiarism, and an APA formatting online tutorial.
Here are a few undergraduate courses that can be taken for preparation. They may either be a part of the student’s undergraduate degree hours or taken before starting the MBA by registering as a non-degree-seeking student.
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 MBA in Missional Leadership
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 missing 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.
Students are recommended to have access to a PC that is NOT a Mac computer for two of the main classes using Data Analysis; MBA Principles & Problem Solving and Decision Making.
Note: BUSI 5003 is a pre-requisite for most other courses in each track and must be completed with a B- or greater before continuing beyond the first semester. Unless provisional requirements bar concurrent courses, students may take other courses concurrently with BUSI 5003 in their first semester.
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.