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Master’s in Business Administration (MBA)

Trevecca’s Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree equips students for an impactful professional career in a variety of industries. This versatile program allows students to choose from a 15-month accelerated option or a 22-month traditional option, and students can tailor the degree by following any of these specialty tracks: crisis and emergency management, data analytics, entrepreneurship and innovation, health care administration, human resources, management and leadership, nonprofit leadership and management, or project management.

Upcoming Start Dates:

Online:
Apr. 18, 2023

Trevecca’s Master of Business Administration degree is tailored to a student’s specific interests based on these specialty track options: 

  • Crisis and emergency management
  • Data analytics
  • Entrepreneurship and innovation
  • Health care administration
  • Human resources
  • Management and leadership
  • Nonprofit leadership and management
  • Project management

Program Benefits

  • Complete your degree with the 15-month accelerated option or the 22-month traditional option. 
  • Take one or two classes at a time with all materials delivered to you.
  • Complete your program with a supportive cohort of students working toward similar goals.
  • Enjoy the collaborative learning environments made possible by small class sizes.
  • Learn from faculty who possess the highest degrees in their fields and have relevant and valuable real-world experience.

What to Expect

Trevecca’s Master of Business Administration gives you the competitive edge to stand out and make an impact in nearly any business field. It’s a rigorous and highly-respected program at an affordable price, with no application fees or GMAT requirements. When you earn your MBA from the fastest-growing business school in Middle Tennessee, you’ll encounter curriculum from accounting to marketing to global business, so you’ll be ready to succeed in any business industry. Even better, you can choose from one of eight specialty tracks to focus your education. Beyond skills and knowledge, you’ll reap the benefits of our MBA Professional Mentoring Program, just one of the many ways your Trevecca MBA provides the relationships and connections you need to succeed. 

You can also choose how quickly you want to earn your MBA. The accelerated pace allows you to finish your degree in 15 months or less, taking two online courses at a time with no residency required. This option works well for students who aren’t working full time, and you can easily transition to the traditional pace if your circumstances change. 

The traditional pace allows you to earn your MBA in 22 months, taking one course at a time. With this option, you can choose to complete your degree either online or in person one night a week at our Nashville campus. This option works well for students with full-time jobs and other obligations. 

Why Choose Trevecca?

Founded in 1901 and a leader in online education for more than two decades, Trevecca helps students discover and pursue an individual calling by providing innovative instruction; cultivating a supportive, Christ-centered community; and establishing relationships that open doors.

Recognized nationally and locally for academic quality, Trevecca has earned a reputation for providing the world with servant leaders, problem solvers and difference makers. Trevecca’s holistic approach to education encompasses intellectual, social, emotional, physical and spiritual growth.

Consistent with our beliefs as part of a Christian university, this program explores the ways faith and business intersect. We view the business industry through a biblical lens as we aim to produce servants who lead with strong ethics, expertise and integrity.

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Course Descriptions

Get details on all the courses you’ll complete as you work toward this degree at Trevecca.

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Financial Aid & Costs

Financial Aid & Costs

Nearly every student at Trevecca receives some form of assistance in paying for college. Learn all about the affordability of a TNU education and options for receiving aid.

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Here’s a look at the approximate tuition rates you could expect for this program at Trevecca, including the cost per credit hour and the total tuition expense for the full degree program. Please note that rates and fees are subject to change.

Here’s a look at the approximate tuition rates you could expect for this program at Trevecca, including the cost per credit hour and the total tuition expense for the full degree program. Please note that rates and fees are subject to change.

Cost/Credit Hour

$590

Hours

36

Tuition Cost*

$21,240

*$150 Student Resource Fee assessed per course. Books are not included.

The following are required for admission in the MBA program at Trevecca.

  1. Possess a bachelor's degree from an institution accredited by a CHEA-recognized regional accrediting agency or the Association for Biblical Higher Education. Students who do not meet these degree requirements may be conditionally accepted in accordance with the Conditional Admission Policy.
  2. 2.75 cumulative GPA for all prior coursework
  3. Completion of a college-level math course with a grade of C or better. 
  4. Completion of a college-level English course with a grade of C or better.
  5. Provide a photocopy of government-issued identification (e.g., driver's license, state ID, military ID, passport). This requirement ensures that Trevecca complies with the U.S. Department of Education expectations for student verification. (This is only required for students enrolled in an online program.)

Getting Started

  1. Complete the online application (it's free!). No GRE or GMAT scores required.
    Need help applying? Read the step-by-step instructions here!
  2. Fill out FAFSA to be considered for financial aid.
  3. Request official transcripts from your undergraduate institution.
  4. Submit your immunization records (online students exempted). Tennessee state law requires all colleges and universities to obtain immunization information from students. Please reference these instructions to properly submit your records.
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We want to make earning your degree as easy as possible. That's why we offer two options for completing the MBA program—either face-to-face at our Nashville campus or completely online. With the accelerated online option, you’ll take two classes at a time and finish in less than 15 months. 

The accelerated option is ideal for those students with more time to commit to earning their master’s degree. It’s a fast-paced and highly intensive program. 

With the traditional option, you’ll take one class at a time—on campus or online—and finish in 22 months. It’s perfect for students who are already working full time.

 

Face-to-Face

Our campus in the heart of Nashville offers a warm and inviting atmosphere. Students enjoy small class sizes and personal relationships with faculty members who serve as both professors and mentors. If you enjoy in-person learning, you can join a campus cohort, which meets for class one night a week. Trevecca's cohort model is one of the reasons the school has become one of the fastest-growing universities in Middle Tennessee. It’s a highly successful experience that allows students to begin and complete their degree alongside a group of other classmates working toward similar goals.

Online

We understand life is busy and you may not have time to attend class on campus. That's why we offer our programs 100 percent online. Whether you are a working adult, a stay-at-home parent, or simply live outside of Nashville, we make it easy to earn your degree while focusing on one class at a time, anytime—24/7. And when we say the degree is entirely online, we mean it. The way our program is structured, you never have to step foot on campus. Books and materials are delivered to your front door.

With our online degree programs, you can expect the same level of quality and rigor that Trevecca has provided students since 1901. Our online students also benefit from a cohort model, where students begin and complete their degree alongside a group of other online classmates working toward similar goals.

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Career Opportunities

With a Master of Business Administration, you’ll be ready to advance your career and tap into higher earning potential. This versatile degree can lead to jobs in finance, management, health care, human resources, analytics, consulting, entrepreneurialism or marketing. Possible roles include:

  • Budget or financial analyst
  • Chief executive officer
  • Health care administrator or manager
  • Human resources director
  • Management analyst
  • Nonprofit manager or executive director
  • Product manager
  • Project manager
  • Program analyst
  • Sustainability manager

Trevecca’s program was great because it was strategy-based, and it felt like it was made just for me.

Marcus Broxie Trevecca MBA graduate

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Course Descriptions

Get details on all the courses you’ll complete as you work toward this degree at Trevecca.


Foundations for Graduate Business Studies
BUS 5900

This course will cover topics needed for success in a graduate business program including critical thinking, oral and written communication, research, and analysis skills. 

PREREQUISITE: The course must be passed with a C or better before any other MBA courses may be taken.

Introduction to Graduate Business Studies
BUS 6000

This course will introduce students to the key topics of business. Students will cover all the areas addressed in the Trevecca MBA program including: leadership, organizational behavior, statistics, economics, ethics, organizational culture, IT management, accounting, finance, and marketing. Additionally, this course will cover topics needed for success in a graduate business program including critical thinking, oral and written communication, research, and analysis skills. This course is six weeks in duration.

Organizational Behavior and Leadership
BUS 5013

Serves as the foundation for the program by providing a survey of key management theories and terminology. Both classical approaches and contemporary conceptualizations of management are studied. Special emphasis is placed on leadership, motivation, culture, team building, and organizational communication.

Accounting and Finance for Managers
BUS 6015
Students are introduced to basic concepts of financial and managerial accounting and business finance. The first half of the course focuses on accounting, while the second portion covers finance. Accrual accounting, the accounting equation and the financial statements required by generally accepted accounting principles comprise the financial accounting portion. Managerial accounting topics include manufacturing/product costs such as direct labor, direct material and overhead as well as fixed and variable costs. Business finance includes an introduction to financial statement ratio analysis, time value of money concepts and basic capital budgeting techniques.
Global and Economic Environment
ECO 5023

Familiarizes students with the economic forces, institutions, and policies that govern the environment in which business operates. Changes in both the national and global economy are explored from managerial, market and financial perspectives. Topics include opportunity cost, demand and supply, industrial organization, antitrust, deregulation, fiscal and monetary policies, trade policies, and exchange rates.

Strategy in Business
ITI 5700
This course focuses on the many managerial and technical problems confronting the management of information technology (IT) resources. It is designed to equip the manager with an understanding of the strategic, tactical, and operational planning of an information technology organization. It provides an introduction to managing IT as a resource that creates business value. Using cases and research, students will discover how to determine what comprises a good IT investment portfolio. Students will also be introduced to a variety of IT governance structures and will focus on the important components to be considered when determining how one will govern an organization's information technology needs and resources. Key components to be considered include alignment of IT with the business, responsibility and accountability in the use of resources, consideration of risk and business continuance, and organizational compliance and performance.
Business Analytics
BUS 6073

Provides participants with tools and techniques to perform data analysis and hypothesis testing in order to make data-based management decisions. Data collected from students' organizations is used throughout this course to answer practical, "real-world" research questions. Topics include basic statistics, control charts, one-sided mean tests, two-sided mean tests, variance comparison, correlation analysis, and introduction to experimental design.

Marketing Management
MKT 5093

Focuses on the importance of modern organizations being market driven and globally competitive. It examines the role of the marketing function and fundamentals, such as market segmentation, targeting, product life cycle, new product planning, distribution strategies, pricing, promotion, forecasting, market analysis, and competitor analysis. Students conduct marketing audits of actual organizations.

Managerial Accounting
ACT 6203

A review of managerial accounting concepts and techniques used by managers in planning, performance evaluation, and decision-making. Topics include, but are not limited to, the following: classification of costs, determining costs of products, the study of cost behavior and its application in making business decisions, introduction to capital budgeting, operating budgets, standard costing, and the use of management accounting in evaluating business performance.

Strategic Finance
FIN 6213

Integrates many of the financial concepts that managers need to understand. These concepts include capital budgeting, break-even analysis, working capital management, financial instrument valuation, cost of capital, and the risk and return trade-off. Emphasis will be on the application of concepts and techniques in the analysis of cases.

Choose a Track

Crisis and Emergency Management
TRACK
Data Analytics
TRACK
Entrepreneurship and Innovation
TRACK
Health Care Administration
TRACK
Human Resources Management
TRACK
Management and Leadership
TRACK
Nonprofit Leadership and Management
TRACK
Project Management
TRACK

*For a complete list of courses, tracks and other relevant information, view the program's course catalog.

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