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Online Master of Business Administration 

Sharpening your skills and learning new ones are important to personal growth and earning potential. Earning an M.B.A. is a great way to acquire advanced business acumen so you can climb the ladder faster or perhaps take the next step
with your own business.
With work, family, and other obligations, an M.B.A. may seem unattainable, but at Cumberland University, we have designed a program to help you achieve that goal. With an eye on keeping tuition low, and a focus on flexibility and quality,
earning an M.B.A. can become a reality.

With Cumberland University’s accredited online M.B.A. program, you can:

  • Earn your M.B.A. in as little as 12 months
  • Learn at your own pace — there are no required login times
  • Network with business professionals from diverse industries — they are your classmates
  • Learn advanced skills through practical, targeted instruction that can be applied immediately on the job

The only difference with an online degree program is how you learn, not what you learn. You will earn the same accredited M.B.A. employers demand, but study when and where you want. In a nutshell, the program covers:
  1. Advanced decision-making skills including problem recognition and solution development
  2. Leading-edge business and economics practices in areas such as financial and statistical analysis, managerial accounting, and information technology
  3. How to gather and analyze organizational information from a variety of sources
  4. Advanced skills for organizing, evaluating, and communicating information

Courses & Course Plan

The M.B.A. program includes 12 courses — 9 core courses and 3 electives — for a total of 36 credit hours.

Core Courses

  • MBA 5211 Managerial Economics
  • MBA 5316 Project Management
  • MBA 5121 Managerial Accounting
  • MBA 5131 Corporate Financial Analysis
  • MBA 5141 Computer Information Systems
  • MBA 5550 Principles and Theories of Leadership
  • MBA 5253 Applied Statistics
  • MBA 5273 Organizational Theory and Analysis
  • MBA 5292 Business Policy and Executive Decisions

Elective Courses

  • General Business
  • Healthcare Administration
  • Thesis Option*

*After completing the 9 required core M.B.A. courses, you have the option of completing at least 9 hours of thesis work instead of taking elective courses. Your thesis will be directed by an M.B.A. faculty member and approved by a thesis committee, which is composed of at least 3 faculty members.

Admission Requirements

  • A bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited university
  • Application fee - $50
  • A minimum 2.5 GPA*
  • Successful completion of an M.B.A. Foundations Survey Course if your undergraduate degree is not in business. The Foundations course is taken in addition to the other required 36 credit hours

    * Students with less than a 2.5 GPA may complete 2 courses under provisional acceptance. To earn final acceptance, a student must earn a grade of B or higher in all 3 courses.


  • Total Cost $17,100 ($490 per credit hour - FA'17)
  • Financial aid is available - more than 60% of our online degree program students receive financial aid
  • Employer tuition assistance accepted

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