Master of Business Administration - MBA

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At A Glance

Program Credit Hours

39 credits

Average Completion Time

20 months

Cost per course

Total Cost
$23,075 *


Southern Association of Colleges and Schools


Central (main campus)




North Augusta

* Total Cost (cost per unit x program units) is provided to aid in program comparison only. All stated financial information is subject to change.

Online Program Start Dates

Sunday, June 14, 2015
Sunday, September 13, 2015
Sunday, March 20, 2016

On-Site Program Start Dates

Monday, March 21, 2016 - Charleston
Monday, March 21, 2016 - Greenville
Tuesday, March 22, 2016 - North Augusta
Wednesday, March 23, 2016 - Columbia
Thursday, March 24, 2016 - Central

About the Program

Course Descriptions Brochure (pdf)
Degree Plan
 (2014-15) (pdf)
Degree Plan (2015-16) (pdf)
Tuition and Fees Plan (2014-15) (pdf)
Tuition and Fees Plan (2015-16) (pdf)

What is the Master of Business Administration?

The program is designed for professionals tasked with ensuring success in today's business operations. The MBA focus is on the functional areas of business, including finance, marketing, production, and administration. The MBA is a degree awarded to students who have mastered the study of business and is a popular degree choice with individuals seeking to advance their business career and increase employment opportunities available. In some cases, the MBA is required for advancement into senior management positions.

What do students enrolled in the MBA program do?

As a student in the Master of Business Administration program, you will learn to apply theoretical concepts to actual management situations, use critical thinking and decision-making skills to solve organizational problems, and practice using writing and speaking skills that are essential for effective business presentations. Additionally, you will understand Christian values, ethical issues and the legal processes as they affect the business environment. You will use technology and statistical techniques to analyze data for effective decision making and apply microeconomic principles, practices, applications, and techniques directly related to business issues.

Is this PROGRAM right for you?

You might consider a MBA if you desire advancement within your company or organization, want to enhance your marketability in a variety of fields, want to increase your salary potential, or want to move into a new industry. If you are a self-motivated, entrepreneurial individual and are comfortable in assuming leadership roles, this could be the degree program for you.

About our graduates

Our MBA graduates have earned various positions at many companies and some have started their own businesses.

  • Human Resources Manager
  • Administrator for Patient Support Services
"My education from SWU combines the fundamentals with real-world applications."

Alan Yong, Class of 2013

Final Examination

At the end of the program, students may be required to complete a comprehensive examination designated by the program. Students should consult the School of Business for specific details and requirements.