Master of Business Administration

Become a Transformational Leader through Christ-Centered Principles

A fully online MBA from Houghton University will equip you to integrate your Christian faith with best practices in business administration so you can be a transformative influence in your organization, community, and beyond.

Complete in 12 months

Full-time students take two online courses per module; 7 week courses; 100% online

$747/Credit Hour Tuition

No hidden fees; financial aid available

$115k Median Annual Salary

Based on recent GMAC Advisor Survey1

What will I learn?

Examine business concepts and questions through a biblical lens, as you explore what it means to be a faithful disciple of Christ within the context of your workplace.

Through Houghton’s Master of Business Administration program you will:

  • Grow as a transformational leader, walking in integrity, creating order, and expressing your creativity
  • Strengthen your management skills and business acumen
  • Deepen your understanding of organizational issues
  • Track your professional development in three main areas throughout the program: ethics, entrepreneurship/innovation, and leadership
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38 Credits

26

Required Credits

12

Elective Credits


What does transformational leadership look like?

A transformational leader influences others to think beyond themselves. They help them see the bigger picture of the organization, pushing them to think beyond their personal performance. A transformational leader helps them see the vision for the organization and stands firm on the following Christ-centered principles:

Creativity

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things came into being through him, and without him not one thing came into being.

John 1:1-3

Jesus caused all things to come into existence, begin to be, and receive being (Thayer’s Greek Lexicon). As those made in the image of God, we were created to be creative.

Order

He has told you, O mortal, what is good, and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice and to love kindness and to walk humbly with your God?

Micah 6:8

Order (justice) means doing the right things in the right way.

Righteousness

Seek first the kingdom of God and its righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well

Matt. 6:33

One who is righteous will love God and neighbor. This entails integrity, virtue, purity of life, uprightness, and correctness in thinking, feeling, and acting (Thayer’s Greek Lexicon).

Excellence

Whatever task you must do, work as if your soul depends on it, as for the Lord and not for humans, since you know that from the Lord you will receive the inheritance as your reward; you serve the Lord Christ.

Col. 3:23-24

“Soul” here refers to “the seat of the feelings, desires, affections” – it is not used in the salvific sense (Thayer’s Greek Lexicon). (Other translations use “heartily” or “with all your heart.”) Someone working with this mindset is going to continually strive to improve at the tasks they do and learn how to do those tasks with excellence.

Program Details

Fully Online

Houghton's online MBA is 100% online. Weekly evening classes are live-streamed for peer and faculty interaction. Sessions are recorded and archived for convenient student reference.

I.T. Support

Connect with friendly technical support professionals, throughout the week and at select hours on weekends, via chat, phone or email as you navigate your online courses.

Optional Focus Areas

  • Accounting
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Enterprise Process Management
  • Human Resources Management
  • Non-Profit Management

Project Management Certification

Complete the Project Management course and become eligible for the CAPM exam. Full-time students are also eligible for discounts on a PMI membership and exams.

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Cost and Affordability

$747

Per Credit Hour

$28,386

Estimated Total Program Cost
2023-24 Academic Year
Tuition and fees are subject to change annually. Costs for books are not included.

Career Options

Inspire and transform others as a Christ-like leader of integrity in a variety of workplaces:

  • Finance/Accounting
  • Energy/Utilities
  • Health Care/Pharmaceuticals
  • Consulting
  • Technology
  • Manufacturing
  • Government/Non-profit
  • Products and Services

Meet the Faculty

Houghton business professor Alex Wright

Alex Wright, Ph.D.

Director of MBA Program; Assistant Professor of Management & Business Administration; Hoselton Chair of Private Enterprise & Ethics
Houghton business and communication professor Mark Borchert

Mark Borchert, Ph.D.

Professor of Business and Communication
Dr. Borchert has extensive graduate level teaching experience in marketing and communications. His professional experience also includes public relations, business, media and film, market research, commercial production, and marketing consulting.
Houghton online MBA adjunct professor. Bruce Bader.

Bruce Bader, Ph.D.

Adjunct Professor
Dr. Bader has extensive experience with Quality Management Systems and implementing these systems at major companies like British Petroleum and United States Steel. His research interests include continuous improvement concepts, risk assessment, and leadership and tactical planning.
Houghton business professor Michael Chen

Michael Chen, Ph.D.

Instructor of Business Administration
Dr. Chen is a Big4 veteran and brings an integrative approach to business, finance, systems and data. Chen teaches courses in risk management and governance and accounting.
Houghton online MBA adjunct professor David Tideman.

David Tideman, J.D.

Adjunct Professor
David Tideman is a Houghton graduate and long-time President’s Advisory Board member. He has three decades of experience in business law, regulation, public policy, compliance, business trade associations and lobbying. He also has extensive experience serving with a variety of non-profit organizations in education.
Alumna of Houghton's Christian MBA program, Sandra Hussin, sitting at table with laptop.

Graduate Spotlight

Ontario native Sandra (Hodgins 07) Hussin ’21 fondly remembers having a creative mind and a love for design from a very early age. Throughout high school and during her undergraduate time at Houghton, she cultivated that passion for design with a doublemajor in Art and Business. After a traumatic life event caused her to realize a new view of work, Sandra left the position she had been in for almost a decade and launched her own design business, Sandra Hussin Interiors. Houghton’s online MBA program inspired her as she built a foundational business plan that remains successful in her business launch.

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May 13, 2024
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1https://blog.gmac.com/gmac-advisor/new-research-on-hiring-trends-and-salary-projections-for-business-school-graduates