Take your knowledge and career to another level with an online MBA from Bushnell University

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Complete your MBA in as little as 12 months while you learn and grow under the guidance of faculty with rich, real-world experience. Bushnell University’s 100% online MBA program allows working adults to study anytime from anywhere, giving you the flexibility needed to fit school into an already hectic schedule. Ranked one of the top three MBA programs in Oregon, you’ll learn in a Christian context that champions wisdom, faith, and service.

Bushnell University’s online MBA is not like other programs because you get to customize your education. You will choose from two concentrations which allow you to focus on the subject matter that is important to you. Concentrations available are:

  • Management
  • Non-Profit Leadership

Program Highlights

  • 6 starts per year
  • No GRE or GMAT required
  • No previous business or management coursework required
  • 8-week courses
  • 100% online

Program Format

This 36-credit program is offered entirely online to help you balance the pursuit of your degree with all of the other priorities that compete with your time. The online MBA at Bushnell University is a flexible program that can be completed in 12 or 24 months and with six starts a year you can start pursuing your degree when it works best with your schedule.

Quality Education

Top Online MBA Programs in Oregon

Bushnell University is regionally accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU). In addition, the online MBA program has specialized accreditation through the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE).

Bushnell University’s online MBA program has been ranked third in Oregon by Online MBA Today, a comprehensive resource for students seeking an MBA online.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of the online MBA program, candidates will be able to demonstrate:

  • A comprehensive knowledge of the core principles and concepts related to business administration
  • Effective communication, both written and oral, relative to different business environments and situations
  • A knowledge and understanding of the role of Christian leadership, ethics, and service in effectively addressing business management issues and decisions
  • Literacy regarding current management trends through the use of leading business information sources, current publications, and other available audio-video, online, or in-text resources
  • An ability to integrate all aspects of their learning, understanding, knowledge, and skills concerning business.

Admission

Application Requirements

  • Free application for admission.
  • Official transcript showing completion of a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited four-year college or university (3.0 cumulative GPA) and transcripts for any subsequent academic work.
  • A Statement of Purpose (500 words) showing skills in written communication and addressing how the online MBA relates to your personal and professional goals.
  • Current resume.

Special Considerations

Students who do not meet GPA requirements may apply for conditional admission to the program. Bushnell University evaluates applicants holistically, evaluating academic progress as well as work and personal experience in the admissions process. Students may provide a one-page description of the previous academic history results, with an explanation of how they intend to be successful at the graduate level.

Deadlines

All application materials must be received at least two weeks prior to the start of coursework.

Financial Aid

At Bushnell University, we know financial aid inside and out and can help you apply for and receive the best financial aid package available.

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Veteran Benefit Information

Bushnell University is approved by the Oregon Department of Education and the Department of Veteran Affairs for educating students who are eligible for VA educational benefits. You can begin receiving your educational benefits in just a few, simple steps!

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Courses Within the Program

Core Requirements for the MBA

Managerial Statistics

The course examines the statistical concepts used for decision-making in the business environment. The emphasis is on the use of statistical information.

Business Ethics

This course will begin by examining the meaning of ethics through the review of several philosophical approaches. Students will identify internal and external stakeholders affected by ethical decision-making. The course seeks to help develop an awareness and appreciation for ethical consideration in personal and professional decision-making. The content of this course is designed to expand critical thinking to analyze how individual and business decisions affect our society.

Managerial Finance

This course will use financial management as a tool for observing current financial positions of an organization through the analysis of financial data such as cash flow, profit and loss reports, and financial statements. This course is also designed to assist managers while strategically making decisions to improve the future financial position of an organization using tools such as the time value of money, risk and rates of return, stocks, and budgeting.

Strategy and Managerial Decision-Making

This course will expose the adult learner to the examination of strategic processes that influence and determine the direction of an organization. Students will analyze the organizational mission and objectives, identify organizational strengths and environmental opportunities, examine the components of competitive advantage, and develop strategies and policies to achieve the organization’s mission. Students will complete analysis of current organizations and/or case studies.

Managerial Economics

This course helps business students become architects of business strategy and is meant to review concepts of managerial economics and introduce the students to new ways of thinking, enhancing overall analytical skills.

Managerial Accounting

The use of accounting tools as a source of data for managerial decision-making including cash flow, general accounting ledgers, income, financial position, cash, receivables, investments, inventories, liabilities, reconciliation and financial statements.

Organizational Behavior

This course examines issues related to individual and group behavior in complex organizations. Topics include the influence of motivation, organizational situations, and management practices on individual and group work behavior with special emphasis on situational leadership models.

Business Portfolio

As the Capstone for the program, students are required to develop a Business Portfolio over the duration of the 12 offered courses. Near graduation time, the final aggregated project will be evaluated by Business Faculty. Once the project is approved and signed off, the student will receive their diploma.

Choose a Concentration:

  • Management
  • Non-Profit Leadership

Management Concentration

Leadership Strategies

Provides students an opportunity to investigate, analyze, and apply various theories of leadership and associated concepts. These include, but are not limited to, effective leadership qualities and human relations, power of vision, leadership ethics, communication, and empowerment of personnel through goal-oriented professional development.

Marketing Strategy

A course designed to focus on the importance of modern organizations being market-driven and globally competitive. The course examines the role of marketing through the discussion of comprehensive marketing concepts and case analysis better equipping managers to make decisions.

Human Resource Management

This course provides an overview that addresses challenges such as recruitment and selection, training and development, as well as performance appraisals and compensation administration. Additionally, this course incorporates a manager’s perspective of HRM relative to the strategic planning process.

Operations and Service Management

Operational aspects of both manufacturing and service organizations will be explored in this course. Issues to be examined include strategy, production processes, technology, capacity planning, facility location and layout, production planning systems, and quality management. Specific quantitative tools will also be examined, including quality control, forecasting, inventory methods, and project management.

Corporate Sustainability

This is a project-based course to learn to conduct a comprehensive organizational assessment of corporate sustainability. Using the Baldrige Criteria for Performance Excellence, which has been recognized as a “best practice” initiative for organizations, students will assess and ensure that their chosen organization’s sustainability performance is competitive in the global marketplace.

Non-Profit Leadership Concentration

Volunteer Leadership

This course covers the critical topic of leading and managing both large and small teams of volunteers. This course will cover the legal and ethical issues around volunteer management as well as how to secure long term commitment through effective leadership. Other topics to be covered include non- profit governing boards and the key components of building community partners for sustainability and organizational effectiveness.

Legal and Ethical Issues for Non-Profit Organizations

This class covers the topic of earning and maintaining the public’s trust in a non-profit through the ethical principles it is committed to. Creating a culture committed to accountability and transparency is required. Topics to be covered include risk management, conflicts of interest, documentation, fundraising, and the development and implementation of policy.

Marketing for Sustainability

Students in this course will be introduced to an in-depth examination of successful marketing for the unique cultures and challenges of non-profit organizations. Topics to be covered include different marketing strategies, tools, and applications, understanding market positioning, identifying target markets, customer expectations and satisfaction, creative strategies, developing a marketing plan, long-range plans and ethical issues in marketing.

Choose one of the following:

Great Leaders

This course will provide an overview of historical leaders including, but not limited to, Jesus Christ, early Christian leaders, Mother Theresa, Gandhi, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and Nelson Mandela. The intent is to glean insights from examples of leaders who have gone before us and provide the student with a richer understanding of what constitutes great leadership.

Leadership and Mission Fulfillment

Students in this class will be equipped with the ability to implement long-term strategy in planning and implementation to fulfill the missions of the organizations that they serve. Topics to be covered include vision-casting, strategic planning, foresight in planning, succession planning, project management and negotiation.

Choose one of the following:

Operations and Service Management

Operational aspects of both manufacturing and service organizations will be explored in this course. Issues to be examined include strategy, production processes, technology, capacity planning, facility location and layout, production planning systems, and quality management. Specific quantitative tools will also be examined, including quality control, forecasting, inventory methods, and project management.

Human Resources Management

This course provides an overview that addresses challenges such as recruitment and selection, training and development, as well as performance appraisals and compensation administration. Additionally, this course incorporates a manager’s perspective of human resources management relative to the strategic planning process.

Dean of Business, Leadership, and Technology
David Walsh, J.D.
Dean of Business

J.D., University of Wisconsin M.P.S., Cornell University M.B.A., Alaska Pacific University B.A., Loras College David Walsh …