Cedarville University Online Master of Business Administration

Why Cedarville University? 

An online Master of Business Administration degree program is offered by this small private Baptist university in Cedarville, Ohio.  Accounting, Microeconomics and Business Statistics are prerequisite, via either coursework or completion of online modules or exams.

Standardized tests such as the GMAT or GRE are not required. Applicants should hold an undergraduate degree from an accredited institution with a minimum Grade Point Average of 2.75 or above. The program is administered by the university’s School of Business

Program Snapshot

University Name Cedarville University,
Location Cedarville
State OH
Niche.com Grade A-
Name of Degree Master of Business Administration
School or Department Administering Program School of Business
Credits 36
Cost per credit 680
Tuition for Entire Program $24,480.00
Test Requirements none
Minimum GPA 2.75
Prerequisite Courses and Skills Coursework in Accounting; Microeconomics and Business Statistics or demonstration of proficiency via noncredit modules or examinations.
Campus Visit Required? no
Typical Time to Complete 1-2 years
When Can Students Start the Program? August, October, January, March, May, or July.
Program Concentrations
  • Accounting
  •  Business Analytics
  •  Cybersecurity Management
  •  Healthcare Administration
  •  Innovation and entrepreneurship
  •  Nursing Leadership
  •  Operations Management
Synchronous classes no
Required Courses
  • Accounting for Business Executives
  •  Biblical and Theological Foundations for Graduate Study
  •  Capstone Course
  •  Executive Financial Management
  •  Information Technology for Competitive Advantage
  •  Legal/Ethics Course*
  •  Managerial Economics
  •  Management and Leadership of Organizations
  •  Quantitative Course*
  •  Strategic Marketing Planning
Does the Program Include a Capstone? yes
Does the program include a practicum or internship? no
Other Features that Make the Program Unique Biblical worldview; seven-week terms; mobile-optimized; affordable; dedicated program advisor; network with other Christian business professionals 
Program Objectives (quoted directly from the program) Excellence in personal standards and discernment; Stewardship of God-given talents and resources; Leadership with a servant’s heart; Kingdom influence through serving others
Program Description A small private Baptist university, Cedarville offers a curriculum heavily influenced by a Christian view of business theory and practice, completed within 1-2 years over 36 credits. Seven concentration areas are offered through this coursework-only program: Accounting; Business Analytics; Cybersecurity Management; Healthcare Administration; Innovation and Entrepreneurship; Nursing Leadership; Operations Management. 


What will I Learn?

As can be seen from Cedarville’s program objectives listed above, the design of its MBA program is inextricably linked to Christian values such as excellence, stewardship, leadership and influence. All students complete a mandatory course in Biblical and Theological Foundations for Graduate Study, along with another required course of their choice in Law or Ethics. 

Other mandatory courses include financial core courses in Accounting for Business Executives, Executive Financial Management, and Managerial Economics. These courses are supported by technical training in Information Technology for Competitive Advantage as well as a required course in quantitative methods. People skills are covered in Management and Leadership of Organizations and Strategic Marketing Planning. 

A capstone course rounds out the program.

Concentrations are offered in Accounting, Business Analytics, Cybersecurity Management, Healthcare Administration, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Nursing Leadership and Operations Management.

How much will the program cost?

Students finish their degree within 1-2 years and pay $$ 680 per credit for a total of 36 credits, or just under $24,480.00 for the entire degree.

How does the program fit into my life?

The program offers the following start dates each year: August , October, January, March, May, or July. Students follow an accelerated schedule in which they focus intensely on coursework in order to finish their studies quickly and reap the benefits of their new degree as soon as possible.  Most students complete their studies within one to two years.

This program offers only asynchronous, or self-paced, coursework. Students do not meet with classmates or attend lectures during a scheduled class time.


Especially considering its modest size and lower cost, this Biblically-influenced program distinctive concentrations, namely Cybersecurity Management and Nursing Leadership. Students interested in a more generalist business approach will also be attracted to Cedarville if they wish to network with other Christian business professionals and integrated theological study into their business career path. Seven week terms offer flexibility.