Cumberland University

Master of Business Administration

The Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Service degree is offered by the University in keeping with Cumberland’s Mission to provide opportunities for advanced study in fields appropriate to the needs of the community. The program seeks to provide individuals who have earned an accredited baccalaureate degree in any field with an opportunity to acquire advanced business expertise while continuing to work full-time during the period of enrollment. The program of study was instituted in 1995 with the first graduates receiving the MBA degree at the May, 1997 commencement exercises.

Enrollment in the MBA Program is subject to acceptance. A qualified student may begin studies in the fall, spring or summer semesters. A student can complete the program in one year. A student's matriculation must be completed within a maximum period of seven (7) years.

Courses within the MBA program of study are offered both on-site and online. On-site courses are conducted on the University's main campus in Lebanon, Tenn. The MBA program also offers some courses that are available completely online, and many "hybrid" courses (i.e. courses that combine on-line delivery with traditional in-seat classroom instruction).

The Cumberland University’s MBA (Master of Business Administration) Program is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).

MBA: Master of Business and Administration Application

Mission & Vision

  • The vision of the MBA Program is to contribute to the enhancement of organizational leadership in any field of service in the Middle Tennessee area and beyond by graduating persons with advanced decision skills and a heightened sense of ethics.
  • The MBA Program’s mission is to provide advanced level courses in business and economics at a variety of locations to qualified adults working in service-related careers. This is achieved by using classroom learning experiences and extra-classroom assignments in order that each can develop market information acquisition; as well as decision making and communication skills applicable in, and of value to, their respective lives and institutions that are enhanced by current technology and tempered by high ethics.