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2023-2024 Southeastern University - Graduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Southeastern University - 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. 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.

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 - 36 Credit hours 

  • MBA Core (27 Hours)
  • One Global Elective Courswe (3 Hours)
  • Two Study Abroad trips or projects of your choosing (6 Hours)

Program length: 1-2 years

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

Program Delivery

  • Three Semesters (Fall, Spring, Summer) per year, each divided into two 8-week terms

  • 4-week break in December

  • All courses are available online, and most core courses are available face-to-face in Lakeland.

  • For the Global MBA major, the Global Study Abroad must be completed in person and includes international travel

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 prove 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.

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              
  • 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. 

Other policies specific to this program (including any differences from SEU-wide)

Students are recommended to have access to a PC that is NOT a Mac, Surface, or tablet 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 most 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 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.


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