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.
Leadership Coaching Concentration Courses
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.
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.
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.
- Completed BusinessCAS 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 resume, summarizing life and work experiences
- Two recommendation forms, preferably including at least one academic reference. Academic reference may be replaced by a second professional reference if the applicant is three years removed from degree completion
- International applicants, please see additional information on the MBA international student page.
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.
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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• August 29, 2022
LEARN MORE about specific admissions requirements and FAQS for international MBA 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
Weekly Message Board Discussion Weekly Deadlines Works Around Your Schedule
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The MILE takes place over the summer semester every other year.
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.
An alternative global studies course is available for students unable to travel for any reason.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Leadership Coaching Concentration
Students learn the five basic skills of coaching and come away with a written plan for how to use those skills in life and work. This experience is highly participatory with heavy emphasis on the integration and practice of each basic skill. It provides 20 hours towards a Coach Approach Skill Training (CAST) Certificate approved by the International Coaching Federation (ICF).
Students deepen their use of the basic skills of coaching while introducing advanced skills and group and team coaching skills incorporating them in a written plan. This highly participatory course utilizes a variety of learning styles including guided meditation, coaching demonstrations, physical movement, and peer learning. Each person will discover their own coaching style. It provides 20 hours towards a Coach Approach Skill Training (CAST) Certificate approved by the International Coaching Federation (ICF).
Students explore a variety of topics including the ICF Core Competencies and Code of Ethics and further development of a plan for how to use coaching in life and work. Participants will receive verbal and written feedback in both group and individual mentoring sessions with a certified coach. It provides 20 hours towards a Coach Approach Skill Training (CAST) Certificate approved by the International Coaching Federation (ICF) and 10 hours of mentor coaching required for ICF certification.
Students have opportunity to practice and proved a variety of coaching related activities that would normally be expected of a leadership coach. The practicum requires a minimum of 300 hours and includes weekly individual interaction and coaching from a university supervisor. The required 300 hours are meant to assist students toward achieving their required hours for the PCC designation with ICF.
Prerequisites: OL 600, 612, and 614
Alternative Course for those unable to attend Global Study Tour
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.