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Master of Business Administration (MBA)

An MBA suited for you 

We get it — you are considering an MBA because you have specific goals to accomplish. Perhaps you want to pave the way for advancement opportunities or pursue a new career direction. Perhaps you are seeking the personal fulfillment of continuing your education and earning a new degree. Whatever your motivation, earning an MBA and achieving your goals takes a lot of hard work.

Pursue your MBA, your way. We offer two concentrations within our MBA program: leadership coaching and management.

Both concentrations consist of the “MBA Core,” which includes eight courses totaling 24 credit hours. The MBA Core consists of courses such as Leading Leaders, Building Healthy Culture and Performance, and Business Research Methods. Each concentration contains four additional specialized courses totaling 12 credit hours, for a total of a 36-credit hour MBA.

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Leadership Coaching Concentration

This track consists of four courses, three of which are part of a leadership coaching credential. The leadership coaching credential is offered through Huntington University in partnership with CAST (Coaching Approach Skill Training). The CAST curriculum is approved through the ICF (International Coaching Federation). Students who successfully complete the leadership coaching courses will meet the ICF’s coach-specific training and mentor coaching requirement and will be eligible to apply for the Associate Certified Coach (ACC) credential through the ICF.

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Management Concentration

This track focuses more on the functional side of business and business management. With courses in Product Design and Life Cycle Strategies, Emerging Trends in Marketing and Branding, and Financial Decision-Making, you will graduate with your MBA equipped to tackle whatever the business world throws at you.

Leadership Coaching Certificate

Not quite ready to tackle your MBA? We have an option specifically designed for those who want to take their career to the next level but aren’t interested in or ready to commit to a full MBA. Earn your Leadership Coaching Credential at Huntington University, and upon completion of the coursework, you will have met the ICF’s coach-specific training and mentor coaching requirement and will be eligible to apply for the Associate Certified Coach (ACC) credential through the ICF. Additionally, you will have earned nine graduate-level college credits that can be a springboard for you if and when you do decide to take that next step.

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Credits · Cost · Program Length

Complete the 36-credit-hour MBA program online or on campus in just two years. Huntington University's MBA program costs $550 per credit hour (with fees, that’s a total cost of $20,400). The 3 Leadership Coaching Concentration courses cost $600 per credit hour.

Included in the cost of tuition is a Master’s-Level International Learning Experience (MILE). This trip to another country with your cohort offers first-person glances into business in other nations, beyond-the-page insight into international business relations and leadership, and an immersive cultural experience.

Admissions Requirements

To be considered for admission to the Master of Business Administration program, students must supply the following information. When this information is received, the Admissions Committee will act on the application.

-   A completed application form (Graduate Program Application)
-   A non-refundable $30 application fee that accompanies the application
-   Official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended with an undergraduate cumulative GPA of at least 3.0. (Students with a lower GPA may apply for provisional admission based on additional documentation and approval of the Program Director.)
-   A professional résumé, summarizing life and work experiences
-   Two recommendation forms, preferably including at least one academic reference.
-   Applicants may be interviewed or asked to submit professional references.

Graduate credits earned at other regionally accredited institutions may be transferable to Huntington University's graduate programs. Only graduate courses with a grade of B- (2.67) or above are transferable. Generally, such credits must be no older than 10 years and must represent courses that can reasonably substitute for courses in the Huntington University graduate program. Individual program directors determine the suitability of such courses for transfer credit and may deny transfer credit. Students will be asked to provide relevant materials for their transfer courses. Students in the MBA  program may transfer in a maximum of 6 credit hours. Although credits may transfer, no transfer grades are recorded nor counted in the cumulative grade point average.

Flexible Online and In-Classroom Learning Options

The Huntington University MBA offers students the ability to engage with faculty, fellow students and classroom material in three ways. This flexible program provides our students the option to pivot throughout their degree completion to match how they best learn, accommodate work and family schedules as well as stay on track to graduate.

International Students

International students are required to be onsite one night each week with the remaining coursework completed online. All other MBA students have the option to complete their participation credit through attending class onsite one night each week, attending synchronously online, or through asynchronous participation.

One Classroom - Your Choice

The Huntington University MBA offers students the ability to engage with faculty, fellow students and classroom material in three ways. This flexible program provides our students the option to pivot throughout their degree completion to match how they best learn, accommodate work and family schedules as well as stay on track to graduate.
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100% Online

Weekly Message Board Discussion Weekly Deadlines Works Around Your Schedule

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100% In-Classroom

One Night Per Week In-person Faculty Assistance Face-Face Collaboration

Live Zoom Classroom

One Night Per Week Live Interaction/Discussion Attend from Anywhere Recordings Available

How does the HyFlex modality work?

The HyFlex modality allows MBA students freedom to flex between online and in-person classes. Students can attend in-person at our Huntington, Indiana, downtown business incubator site one night per week. The in-person lecture/discussion will broadcast live on Zoom to those who wish to attend from home or review the discussion at a later time. Students may also attend on their own time through weekly asynchronous workshop activities. HyFlex allows students to flex between these three options from week to week for a customized MBA experience. 

Are all MBA courses conducted using the HyFlex modality?

All MBA management track courses will be held using the HyFlex modality. Students seeking the leadership coaching track must attend live synchronous classes during the three courses that meet International Coaching Federation (ICF) standards. Certificate students must attend weekly synchronous classes one time per week. Each class session is two and a half hours. Additionally, each student must log 10 hours of mentor coaching.

How does the Huntington University MBA leadership coaching track prepare for certification through the International Coaching Federation (ICF)?

The Huntington University Leadership Coaching Certificate, in partnership with the Coach Approach Skill Training (CAST), provides 60 hours of coach training and 10 hours of mentor coaching required by ICF. 

What International Coaching Federation (ICF) credential can Huntington University MBA leadership coaching track graduates pursue?

Huntington University Leadership Coaching Certificate graduates have met the 60 hours of training and 10 hours of mentor coaching requirements for the Associate Certified Coach (ACC) credential. Once students complete all required coursework, 10 Mentor Coaching hours are required to pursue ICF certification. Huntington University will assist students in completing these hours, and the cost is included in tuition. Most students complete the Mentor Coaching hours within six to eight weeks. Full post-certificate requirements and full ACC eligibility requirements can be found on the ICF website: CoachingFederation.org. 

What is the Master’s-Level International Learning Experience (MILE)?

The MILE is an opportunity to travel to another country with your cohort for a first-person glances into business in other nations, beyond-the-page insight into international business relations and leadership, and an immersive cultural experience.

Is the MILE included in the tuition cost?

Yes! The vast majority of cost to attend the MILE is included in the tuition costs for both the management and leadership coaching tracks. Students will be responsible for a couple of meals and personal keepsakes. 

When does the MILE take place?

The MILE takes place over the summer semester every other year.

Where would I go on the MILE?

The location varies from trip to trip and is generally known no less than six months before the trip dates. The location is secured through a third party and is based on a corporate partner in country, cost, and timing. Previous locations have included Germanic Europe and Peru. 

Am I required to travel on the MILE?

An alternative global studies course is available for students unable to travel for any reason.

Lynne Smith, Class of 2018

“I would recommend this program for anyone looking to pursue their MBA in a non-traditional classroom setting. The experiential and immersive learning aspects of the program are extremely unique and add great value to the students. I feel the program has helped me in my day-to-day tasks and allowed me to see things from a different perspective.”

MBA Courses

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GR 011 Graduate Student Orientation
( 0 credits )

New students will be enrolled in an online orientation module when accepted into a graduate program (excluding OTD students). Online learning provides a very flexible learning environment that requires students to take ownership for learning. This course is designed to be self-paced and will introduce students to the online learning management system, University policies and ensure students know how and where to seek assistance and support.

MB 501 Leading Leaders
( 3 credits )

Effective leaders drive performance, build lasting value and make positive impacts on those around them. Leaders invest in the next generation of leaders and must deliver results. This course focuses on leader development using proven leadership models, current research trends, leader assessments, change management and best practices in leading and mentoring high-potential leaders. Participants will gain practical experience with selected leaders in existing organizations and corporations.

MB 502 Building Healthy Culture and Performance
( 3 credits )

Leaders define and shape the cultures of the organization. Several factors contribute to an organization's culture, which impacts individual and collective behaviors and the work environment. Primary course topics include cultural components, core values, organization culture similarities and differences, transmission of culture, subcultures, culture change, behaviors and culture, business as mission and leading organization culture. Learning experiences include the study of culture in several existing organizations and corporations.

MB 503 Global Business Study Tour
( 3 credits )

Today's leaders frequently encounter business challenges and opportunities that require global awareness, intercultural competency and skills. This experiential course is designed for participants to experience cultural differences through a combination of business and corporate meetings, historic site visits, and unique cultural opportunities. Most study tours are 7-10 days in length and require international travel. Course may be repeated as an approved elective course.

MB 504 Business Development and Sustainability
( 3 credits )

Organizations need leaders who can build sustainable business models established through successful business development strategies. This course includes such areas as market opportunity analysis, business value and risk, understanding new growth initiatives, stewardship of resources and the Triple Bottom Line. Practical applications include preparing effective business proposals, materials and visuals needed for various presentations and meetings.

MB 505 Management Strategies
( 3 credits )

Strategic, organizational and leadership foundations are presented in this course, which provide perspectives for resource allocation, organizational culture, processes, products and brand decisions. Three phases of strategy are addressed - formulation, integration and implementation - within the context of dynamic and competitive environments. Course experiences include applications to business and nonprofit industries that assist faith-focused leaders in designing and implementing management strategies and business plans for growth sustainability.

MB 506 Performance Optimizing Organizations
( 3 credits )

Sustainable organizations are often identified by their high performance in several strategic areas. Such optimizing organizations are committed to consistency, efficiencies and quality across the company. Primary topics in performance optimizing are examined, including performance measurement, motivation and human worth, quality control, quality improvement, analysis tools and implementing optimizing initiatives. Experiential learning opportunities emphasize the importance of the four phases of process management: assess, plan, prepare and execute.

MB 507 Business Creativity and Innovation
( 3 credits )

This applications-based course prepares participants to become more effective and appreciative leaders of creativity and innovation in organizations. Innovation helps ensure organizational relevance and often leads to sustainable competitive advantage. Practical experiences in this course include the application of proven creative techniques and the development of a new product or service concept.

MB 508 Business Research Methods
( 3 credits )

This course is designed to develop an understanding and appreciation of business research through practical experiences and applications. Participants will be introduced to common research methods, research design, effective proposals, literature reviews, market profiles, question development, sampling strategies, data collection methods, data analysis and report presentation. Both qualitative and quantitative research methods are examined, including ensuring validity and reliability in studies. Proposals for research projects for an existing organization will be the major assignment for this course.

MB 509 Product Design and Life Cycle Strategies
( 3 credits )

Effective product management strategies are essential to any organization. Specific areas of study include new product development, generating new product ideas, market entry strategies, diffusion, market adopters and managing product life cycles. Application of relevant tools and analysis methods for product decision making are emphasized. Attention is given to both physical productions and services.

MB 510 Emerging Trends in Marketing and Branding
( 3 credits )

This course is designed to review new and relevant marketing and brand management strategies across several industry sectors. Recent trends are identified which impact value propositions, market positioning, consumer behaviors, brand strategies, customer relationship management, ethical behaviors and distribution networks. Lessons learned from today's market leaders are examined through case applications and company projects.

MB 513 Global Business Perspectives
( 3 credits )

This course is designed to develop a broad understanding of global issues faced by business practitioners in the modern world. In addition, a "consulting" project will help students develop a deep understanding of issues involved in doing business in a specific country. The "macro" issues of history, political structure, culture, and economy are covered as well as "micro" issues like global production and supply chain management, marketing, import/export management, and human resource management.

MB 514 Understanding and Analyzing Financial Statements
( 3 credits )

In this course, students will examine financial accounting terminology and concepts, Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), and financial statement analysis for decision-making. Emphasis will focus on recognizing the components and interrelationships between the balance sheet, income statement, and cash flow statement and applying financial analysis tools such as common size statements, ratios, and trend analysis. Accounting and financial statement manipulation, fraud detection, and deterrence measures are additional course topics.

MB 515 Financial Decision-Making
( 3 credits )

This course provides an overview of financial terminology, concepts, and decision-making models and tools. Topics include: time value of money principles, risk and return relationships, budgeting decisions, managing working capital, pro-forma financial statements, breakeven analysis, sensitivity analysis, and other financial decision-making concepts. Application of the financial tools for investment decisions will be made in consideration of the Triple Bottom Line framework of profit, people, and planet.

MB 590 Independent Study
( 3 credits )

A study of various aspects of business, the subject area of which will be determined by the instructor according to student interest.
Prerequisite: Consent

MB 595 Fellowship
(0 to 3 credits )

A business-related field experience, whic provides an opportunity for the student to apply theoretical knowledge in a practical setting. Students will utilize the fellowship for career and skill development. A maximum of three credit hours may be applied to the required 36-hour MBA curriculum.
Prerequisite: Consent