Master of Business Administration 

cost per credit hour $610  |  credits 33  |  completion 1 or 2 years (3 or 6 semesters)  |  format online or hybrid  
next start Fall 2024

Earn your MBA online

Earn your Master of Business Administration degree with Northwestern College's 100% online program and complete your graduate degree in as little as one year. Northwestern's MBA program curriculum is relevant and immediately applicable to your career. With its broad-based program design, our in-demand MBA coursework prepares you to excel in your calling. The faith-integrated curriculum covers core content areas in accounting, finance, economics, and marketing while also focusing on critical thinking, teamwork, and leadership. 

In Northwestern College's online MBA program, you will be part of a community dedicated to the development of outstanding professionals who are called to serve others in diverse settings. Students integrate a Christian perspective while being encouraged to discern their vocational calling within the context of business and management in order to make faith-informed decisions. 


100% online coursework. 8-week courses. Legacy of leadership. 

Through online, 8-week classes, students log into their courses to complete assignments each week on their own schedule. Courses are designed with built-in adaptive and collaborative learning experiences that incorporate global perspectives. Students will examine case studies to learn how both theory and practical skills can be immediately applicable to their own work. 

The MBA program is designed for working professionals and the curriculum is intended to be flexible. The program can be completed in as little as one year (3 semesters) or spread out into two years (6 semesters). 


Professional preparation

Northwestern's MBA is designed to prepare students to be outstanding professionals in the setting of their choice and is aligned with the standards and competencies of the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE). The program will apply for IACBE accreditation during the 2025-26 academic year. 


Application requirements

No GRE required. No GMAT required. No application fee.

  • Official transcripts showing a degree from an accredited institution in any of the following disciplines: accounting, economics, finance, or business administration.
    • Applicants with a degree in a non-business discipline, but have completed at least 12 credit hours in any of the topics above, will be considered as satisfying the discipline requirement. 
      • Applicants who cannot satisfy the above requirement must: (1) earn a 590 or above on the GMAT, or (2) take and earn a 70% or higher on an exam issued by the Business and Economics department, or (3) take and pass an online refresher course. 

Send official transcripts to onlineadmissions@nwciowa.edu or Northwestern College, Graduate & Professional Studies, 101 7th St SW, Orange City, IA 51041. 

  • Minimum undergraduate cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. 
    • Applicants with a GPA between 2.7 and 3.0 may be eligible for conditional admission.
    • Applicants with a GPA below 2.7 will not be considered for admission.
    • International applicants with GPAs not measured on a 4.0 scale will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.
  • One letter of recommendation is required.
    • Letters can be from professional or academic reference.
    • Letters from family members are not accepted. 
  • Students who are not from an English-speaking country or did not receive their baccalaureate degree in an English-speaking country will be required to demonstrate English proficiency with either a TOEFL score of 90 or above or an IELTS score of 6.5 or above. 

Alumni Grant - MBA Program

The Alumni Grant is available to Northwestern College alumni who completed either their undergraduate or a graduate degree through Northwestern. Alumni wishing to pursue their Master of Business Administration degree online at NWC can apply a tuition discount of 50% for their first course. 


 

Program Requirements

Throughout the 33 credit MBA program, students will learn leadership principles such as, how to motivate people and how to serve as authentic, self-aware leaders who utilize a Christian perspective. Students will effectively integrate theory and practice to develop effective strategies to overcome challenges and find opportunities in the business environment.

Graduates of the MBA program are required to complete eight core courses and three electives. Students are required to maintain a minimum of a 3.0 GPA throughout the program to be eligible for graduation.   

Course descriptions are coming soon. Please reach out to your enrollment counselor for more information. 

 

Courses

Required (24 credits):
ACC 502 - Accounting for Managers
No course description available.
BUS 504 - Corporate Finance
No course description available.
ECO 515 - Economics of the Firm
No course description available.
BUS 575 - Data and Decisions
No course description available.
BUS 525 - Marketing
No course description available.
BUS 523 - Operations and Supply Chain Management
No course description available.
BUS 510 - Organizational Leadership
No course description available.
BUS 603 - Strategic Management
No course description available.
Electives (9 credits):
BUS 584 - Financial Statement Analysis
No course description available.
BUS 515 - Organizational Change
No course description available.
BUS 505 - Project Management
No course description available.
BUS 550 - Entrepreneurship and Innovation
No course description available.
BUS 538 - Digital Marketing
No course description available.

Total Credits: 33 credit hours

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