Online MBA – Management and Leadership Concentration

Elevate Your Leadership Potential, Drive Organizational Excellence

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Empower your career with the Online Master of Business Administration (MBA) with a Managment and Leadership concentration at Bushnell University. Tailored to aspiring leaders, this program blends strategic management principles with practical skills, preparing you for success in diverse managerial roles across industries.

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Credits 36 | Cost/Credit $760 | Completion 12-24 Months | Starts Per Year Three


Christina Meyers
Admission Counselor


Latrissa Lee Neiworth, Ed.D.
Dean, School of Business, Leadership & Technology


Why Choose the Management and Leadership Track of  Bushnell’s MBA Program?

Our Online MBA in Management offers a dynamic curriculum that integrates theoretical knowledge with hands-on experience, positioning you for leadership excellence. You learn the fundamentals of effective leadership in industries such as human resources, service and higher education, allowing you to sharpen your skills in diverse professional areas. Whether your goal is to lead in an entrepreneurial endeavor, advance in your current role or transition into an entirely new sector, our program equips you for what’s next.

Here’s what sets our program apart:

  • Comprehensive Curriculum: Gain a deep understanding of management principles and hone your leadership skills through a curriculum designed to meet the demands of today’s business landscape.
  • Flexibility for working professionals: Our 100% online format with no mandatory log-in times enables you to balance work and studies seamlessly, whether working part-time or full-time.
  • Fast-track completion: Complete your MBA in just 12 months if you study full-time, with classes taking place over eight weeks, accelerating your path to career advancement. The part-time option allows you to graduate in 24 months.
  • Diverse backgrounds welcome: Regardless of your undergraduate degree, we invite you to apply, broadening the diversity of perspectives within our regionally accredited program.
  • Customizable capstone experience: Apply your knowledge through a research-based project during the Executive Leadership Seminar and Capstone course, enhancing your résumé and showcasing your leadership proficiency.


Designed to equip students with the skills and knowledge needed for success in managerial roles, the MBA program with a Management and Leadership concentration prepares students to:

  • Acquire skills for diverse leadership roles.
  • Demonstrate practical skills in strategy, budgeting, personnel, legal and planning.
  • Advance their understanding of the role of Christian leadership, ethics and service in effectively addressing business management issues and decisions.
  • Develop literacy regarding recent management trends through the use of leading business information sources, current publications and other available audio-video, online or in-text resources.
  • Showcase their understanding of the profession through the Capstone project, internships or other practical experiences.

MBA in Management Courses

The Master’s in Business Management program requires 36 credits, encompassing 12 courses in total over a 12-month or 24-month track.

In addition to core courses in the MBA program, the Management and Leadership concentration offers the following classes:

  • Leadership Strategies
  • Marketing Strategy
  • Human Resource Management
  • Operations and Service Management
  • Choose one additional course from the following:

For full course descriptions, visit our academic catalog.

To learn more about important dates, such as new student orientation and the last days to add or drop classes, review the academic calendar.

Hear From Our Students

"Bushnell University's MBA program had a huge impact on me. It taught me everything I needed to know about business, from leadership to marketing, and helped me develop critical thinking skills that I use every day. The program also gave me opportunities to grow professionally and personally through networking and mentorship. But most importantly, it instilled in me a sense of social responsibility and inspired me to make a positive impact on society.” 
-Miles Adkisson '16, MBA '18
"The MBA program helped me learn about the internal aspects of upper management within an organization. The types of decisions made, how things are communicated, and how data is used for making business decisions. I was trying to make a career transition from sales and service management to human resources. I decided to pursue my MBA to help with this transition.
I selected Bushnell because it was local and 100% online. I had a family and a 50 hour a week job, and the Bushnell program allowed the flexibility to pursue my educational goals and arrange my studies around my work and home life. The Bushnell program offered structure in the course and the framework of the program but a tremendous amount of flexibility in what I chose to study." 
-Ken Dasch '18

Program Admissions (GMAT Not Required)

To complete your application for the online MBA in Management and Leadership program, please include the following:

  • Free application for admission.
  • Official transcript reflecting a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited four-year college or university (with a minimum 3.0 cumulative grade-point average) and transcripts for any subsequent academic work.
  • A 500-word Statement of Purpose showcasing written communication skills and addressing how the program aligns with your personal and professional goals.
  • Up-to-date resume.

 Additional Admissions Considerations

Bushnell University takes a holistic approach to admissions, considering academic progress, work experience and personal achievements. 

Applicants not meeting grade-point average requirements may apply for conditional admission, providing a one-page description of their academic history and plans for success at the graduate level.

Questions about the admissions process? Contact our Admissions Counselor.

Tuition and Financial Aid

Financing your education is a crucial aspect of your process as you prepare to take the next steps in your educational journey. Bushnell remains committed to making your graduate education affordable and as transparent as possible so you can easily access the aid you need. 

To get started, explore federal financial aid, scholarships, grants and more

We invite military veterans to learn about Bushnell’s veteran benefits and services, including the tuition assistance program.

Cost of Attendance

Per Semester:

Housing & Food: $5,650
Books & Supplies: $55 per credit
Personal: $700
Transportation: $700
Tech Fee: $150

Management Careers with an MBA Degree

Graduates with a Master’s in Business Management can pursue diverse roles across industries, including finance, human resources, marketing, non-profit, healthcare, higher education and beyond. 

Aptly prepared with solid business acumen and leadership skills, our alumni thrive in positions such as:

  • Business Managers
  • Financial Analysts
  • Human Resource Executives
  • Marketing and Communication Directors
  • Operations Directors
  • Project Managers
  • Strategic Planners

Propel Your Ambitions with Bushnell’s Online MBA Program – Management & Leadership

In our Online MBA program with a concentration in Management and Leadership, you gain a robust understanding of management principles, refining your practical skills and empowering you to lead teams effectively. Whether you aspire to lead organizations, drive innovation and change or excel in various managerial capacities, our program equips you with the tools for success.

Take the next step — apply today!

Have Questions?

Reach out with any questions — our admissions team and faculty members are happy to help you at any step of your grad school journey.

Christina Meyers
Admission Counselor


Latrissa Lee Neiworth, Ed.D.
Dean, School of Business, Leadership and Technology


Meet the Faculty

Peter Diffenderfer, Ph.D. Program Faculty

“Choosing to pursue an MBA degree from Bushnell University provides students a unique opportunity to learn cutting-edge business concepts and practices from professionally experienced and academically prepared instructors from a variety of industries and disciplines.

Small class sizes and asynchronous online course delivery support working adult’s unique and oftentimes demanding lifestyles while offering support of, and flexibility for, student-faculty interaction – including mentoring and professional networking.”