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Business Administration Master's Degree, MBA

The online MBA programs at Colorado Christian University's School of Business and Technology, equip future business and nonprofit leaders and managers with a broad business administration and technology knowledge base taught from a Christian worldview. Picking a graduate school for your MBA experience is important. In CCU's MBA program, our methodology hones the critical thinking, decision-making, and leadership skills necessary in the business world so you can take the initiative to excel on your career path and reach your career goals.

As a Master of Business Administration student at CCU, you will explore the concept of "servant leadership" and consider how to incorporate the eternal wisdom and love of Jesus Christ in the way you lead others on your path to entrepreneurship or in the business environment.

CCU's online MBA program is designed to be completed in as little as 18 months of consecutive coursework, even with a full-time or part-time job. Upon graduation, you will have the business education and general management skills and tools required for excellence in leading and growing your organization in the global economy.

    • 39 total credit hours
    • Program Format: 100% online
    • Prerequisite(s) or applicable transfer credit required
    • Required Emphasis in Leadership, Advanced Accounting, Cyber Security, Enterprise Agility, Healthcare Administration, or Project Management
    • MBA courses are taken one at a time and are typically completed in five-week and seven-week blocks
    • Designed for busy adult learners; complete in as little as 18 months of consecutive coursework, even with a full-time or part-time job
    • Students can transfer up to nine graduate-level credit hours
    • Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission
  • MBA Courses, Emphases, and Certificates

    CCU's MBA curriculum includes 13 online courses designed to develop effective, ethical leaders. Each course is typically taken over a five-week time period. Weekly assignments are required, but the course design generally allows participants to complete coursework at the times and places that work best for them (prior to scheduled deadlines).

    MBA students must select a required emphasis in Advanced Accounting, Cyber Security, Enterprise Agility, Healthcare Administration, Leadership, or Project Management.

    CCU students utilize Blackboard Learn, a leading solution in electronic education, to participate in MBA classes that blend the latest in eLearning technology with the latest business theory and practice. Students in this master's in business program attend classes electronically, do research using the Internet, exchange email, and participate in online discussions. Assignments and tests are submitted online for in-seat students as well as those taking their program online.

    Highlighted Courses

    Some of the foundational MBA courses include:

    • Values Aligned Leadership. This course provides an overview of the classic historical and philosophical views of leadership and ethical theories within a framework for evaluating organizational leaders' decisions and actions. Case studies are integrated with a theoretical model for values-aligned leadership and provide practice-relevant examples for effective ethical leadership practices, overlaid with a biblical understanding of God's nature and human nature from a Christian worldview.
    • Economic Analysis and Policy. This course is designed to examine the impact of macroeconomic influences. Determinants of trade balances, inflation and employment rates, and monetary/fiscal policy in economic growth are assessed. Attention is given to descriptive and normative aspects of economic structure and growth within the context of bi-national and multi-national agreements.
    • Human Resources Management. Human capital is at the core of every organization. Successful managers fully connect and commit to their people in creating value. This course will explore the critical link between human resources and organizational strategy in theory and practice by focusing on key elements of strategic human resource management.
    • Legal Issues in Management. This course reviews concepts of business and employment law to include: human resource matters; the use of technology and intellectual property rights; entity formation, taxation, finance, Uniform Commercial Code, contracts, privacy, consumer rights, and trans-border issues.
    • Leading in Intercultural Business Environments. This course provides the student with an overview of leading and conducting business in a variety of international business cultures including the impact of geography and cultural distance; how these differences impact markets, products, finance, and human resource management; why people around the world engage in different business practices; and the effect of the advancement of technology on international business.
    MBA Graduate Certificates

    Graduate students may choose to complete an MBA certificate in Healthcare Administration, Leadership, or Project Management in conjunction with their MBA degree.

  • Admission to the MBA Program

    Admission to the Master of Business Administration (MBA) program at Colorado Christian University is selective. Applicants are evaluated on the basis of previous academic performance, personal and professional accomplishments and goals, and strength of character. A strong desire to complete graduate-level work in a Christ-centered, biblically based community is important.

    Application Deadlines

    You can enter the MBA program at multiple points in the academic year. You should complete the admission process as early as possible so you will have adequate time to work with an advisor and qualify for financial aid.

    Prerequisite Coursework

    All applicants to CCU's MBA program are required to have fulfilled prerequisite courses for Accounting, Finance, and Statistics.

    Review the MBA Prerequisites prior to application submission.

    Admission Requirements
    • Complete the graduate admission application online (including essay and transcripts).
    • Provide a professional resume and employment record. It is expected that MBA candidates will have at least 5 years of professional work experience or the equivalent.
    • Submit an official transcript that reflects a bachelor's or master's degree from a regionally accredited higher education institution. For those seeking an emphasis in advanced accounting, a bachelor's degree in accounting is required.
    • Have a minimum undergraduate grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale. Applicants with an undergraduate grade point average between 2.0 and 2.49 will be admitted on a conditional admit (CAD) basis for the first semester. CAD students must maintain a 3.0 GPA or better in their first nine (9) credits to remain in the program.
    • Complete any needed prerequisite courses. Review the MBA prerequisites prior to application submission.
    • The Office of Admission reserves the right to request additional information as deemed necessary to make a selection decision.
    Transfer of Courses

    Students may transfer up to nine semester hours of graduate credit from a regionally accredited college or university. The coursework must be comparable to that offered at CCU and fulfill the CCU MBA degree requirements.

    International Applicants

    If you are not a U.S. citizen, you are considered an international student. Learn more about whether or not you'll be required to submit TOEFL scores, and find additional information on our International Students page.


    To submit application-related materials that were not already submitted through the online application, email them to AdmissionsSupport@securemail.ccu.edu or mail to:

    Colorado Christian University
    Attn: Service Central – CAGS Transcripts
    215 Union Blvd, Suite 600
    Lakewood, CO 80228

Who is a good fit for an MBA program?

Leadership-oriented MBA programs are ideal for adults who aspire toward senior management positions, such as CEO or COO, or want to be successful business owners or ministry leaders. CCU's online MBA degree program's leadership principles and business skills apply to both for-profit and nonprofit fields, as well as the military, law enforcement, and virtually any organizational setting. This is one of the best online MBA programs in Colorado and the U.S.

CCU's MBA leadership courses attract skilled professionals from diverse industries, giving you the opportunity to learn from your professors, peers, and CCU alumni. You will all have in common the desire to become more effective leaders who are grounded in Christ-centered ethics.

Why the Online MBA program is a good choice for you

The online environment for the CCU Online MBA connects you with your instructors and fellow students around the world. Through interactive classroom technology and a close-knit community of online faculty and students, you'll never feel alone. Collaborating through online experiential learning, group discussions, document sharing, and email, you'll experience community in a personal way even though the platform is virtual. This is one of the many reasons why CCU offers one of the best online MBA programs.

When you travel, our online MBA goes with you. You can log into your course from anywhere Internet access is available.

MBA Program Emphases

Upon enrollment, MBA students must choose an emphasis in one of the following areas:

  • Advanced Accounting — The MBA with an emphasis in Advanced Accounting is designed for MBA students who plan to pursue their Certified Public Accounting (CPA) credential, as it provides for the educational requirements in the Colorado State Board of Accountancy. Students must possess an undergraduate degree in accounting (or equivalent) to take this emphasis.
  • Cyber Security — The MBA with an emphasis in Cyber Security is designed to provide students with soft skills in theoretical aspects within the cyber world. With this MBA curriculum, students will cover the concepts of cyber security based on foundations of introduction to business and information security principles. Students complete the foundation course in Cyber Security and can choose to further study: ethics and design of a cyber-based business model, the principles and mindset of cyber criminology, and creating security policy and governance.
  • Enterprise Agility — The MBA with an emphasis in Enterprise Agility integrates agility concepts with the knowledge, skills, and processes necessary to attain organizational objectives related to strategic management, project-based teamwork, risk reduction, and risk management. Incorporating agile concepts provides corporations with the ability to more quickly respond to changes in a competitive environment.
  • Healthcare Administration — The MBA with an emphasis in Healthcare Administration focuses on practical application and unique requirements of the healthcare field, preparing leaders to be effective across a multiple of industry responsibility areas.
  • Leadership — The MBA with an emphasis in Leadership provides a more in-depth study of leadership theory and ethical practice. Students also develop knowledge and skills in financial responsibility and control, markets and promotional strategy, problem-solving and decision-making, human resource management, international business, and research skills.
  • Project Management — The MBA with an emphasis in Project Management builds your overall management skills and gives you the knowledge and processes necessary to attain organizational objectives related to strategic management, project-based teamwork, risk reduction, and risk management. Students interested in obtaining a PMI Project Management Professional (PMP) certification may apply 42 professional development units.

MBA FAQs

Is the MBA program accredited?

All of Colorado Christian University's programs are regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Visit our Accreditations page for details.

How many credit hours is the MBA program and how long does it take to complete?

The MBA program is 39 credit hours and can be completed in 18 months with full-time study.

Is the GMAT or GRE required?

Applicants to CCU's MBA program do not need to submit a GMAT or GRE test score. Candidates are evaluated based on their prior work experience and bachelor's degree transcripts. See the Admission section on this page for details about the MBA admissions process.

Are there any prerequisites?

All applicants to the MBA program must complete prerequisites in accounting, finance/economics, and statistics. These courses are required for students who intend to enroll in CCU's MBA program. Students can enroll in the MBA program and begin to take classes, however they must demonstrate completion of the prerequisite courses by submitting the transcript showing proof of completion to the registrar's office before taking the requisite course. See MBA Prerequisites for details.

How much does the program cost?

View current MBA tuition and fees.

Is financial aid available?

See our Financial Aid site for detailed information about financial aid and payment options for graduate students. The first step in applying for financial aid is to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). You are also encouraged to check with your employer about additional tuition benefits that may be available through your company.

How does the online format work?

For online courses, CCU students utilize Blackboard Learn, a leading solution in electronic education, to participate in MBA classes that blend the latest in eLearning technology with the latest business theory and practice. Students attend classes electronically, do research using the Internet, exchange e-mail, and participate in online discussions. Even assignments and tests are submitted online. Weekly assignments are required, but the course design generally allows participants to complete coursework at the times and places that work best for them prior to scheduled deadlines.

How is the online format different from a traditional classroom-based format?

All of the thirteen required courses for the MBA program are available in an online format. In five-week blocks, participants use online tools (e.g., the Internet, Blackboard Learn, online threaded discussions, e-mail, document sharing, the grade book, online presentations, etc.) to share from their experiences, work together to solve assigned problems, compare solutions for business case studies, and learn from the facilitating instructor and each other. In short, the experience is a rigorous, high-quality Master of Business Administration degree program, delivered in an accessible, convenient format available to students all over the world.

If you want to learn more about this online master's program, MBA admissions, application deadlines, and course start dates, complete the request information form on this page.

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