Union University Online Master of Business Administration

Why Union University? 

An online Master of Business Administration degree program is offered by this small private Baptist university in Jackson, Tennessee.   Applicants should demonstrate completion of a course in Graduate Business Foundations or equivalent subject knowledge. While applicants are not required to submit the results of standardized tests such as the GMAT or GRE, academic potential should be demonstrated via a minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0. The program is administered by the university’s McAfee School of Business

Program Snapshot

University Name Union University,
Location Jackson
State TN
Niche.com Grade A-
Name of Degree Master of Business Administration
School or Department Administering Program McAfee School of Business
Credits 36
Cost per credit 675
Tuition for Entire Program $24,300.00
Test Requirements none
Minimum GPA 3.0
Prerequisite Courses and Skills course in Graduate Business Foundations
Campus Visit Required? no
Typical Time to Complete 12, 18 or 24 months
When Can Students Start the Program? 5 starts per year
Program Concentrations
  • Accounting
  •  Business Analytics
  •  Healthcare Management
  •  Human Resource Management
  •  Leadership
  •  Marketing
  •  Supply Chain Management
Synchronous classes yes
Required Courses
  • Orientation
  •  Managerial Economics
  •  Analytical Managerial Accounting
  •  Ethical Management
  •  Managerial Finance
  •  Strategic Marketing
  •  Strategic Management
  •  Organizational Behavior
  •  Operations Management OR Business Analytics
Does the Program Include a Capstone? no
Does the program include a practicum or internship? no
Other Features that Make the Program Unique Dual Degree options are offered in conjunction with the College of Nursing, the College of Pharmacy, the School of Social Work, and the School of Theology and Missions; emphasis on Christian worldview; required orientation
Program Objectives (quoted directly from the program)
  • apply methods from a variety of disciplines to solve business problems.
  • demonstrate knowledge of the ability to lead in team situations—to motivate and influence others in order to achieve organizational goals.
  • be an effective communicator with the ability to prepare and deliver oral and written presentations using appropriate technologies.
  • be skilled in critical thinking and decision-making, as supported by the appropriate use of analytical and quantitative techniques.
  • demonstrate the ability to make personal and business decisions based on values informed by the Christian worldview.
Program Description The program’s 36 credits can be completed within 12, 18 or 24 months. Students are not required to complete a capstone course. No internship or practicum is offered.  Students can specialize within 7 concentration areas. All areas emphasize problem-solving, leading teams, effective communication, critical thinking and decision-making based on Christian values. 


What will I Learn?

Graduates will be able to tackle business challenges using methodologies from a range of disciplines. They will exhibit expertise of team leadership, including inspiring and influencing people. Union trains graduates to be skilled communicators, capable of preparing and delivering oral and written presentations while utilizing relevant technology. Students also learn critical thinking and decision-making skills, which are aided by the right use of analytical and quantitative tools.

The Christian worldview is woven throughout the program and is at the forefront of curriculum objectives.

All students must complete a required Orientation course.

They then go on to study a suite of required courses including Managerial Economics, Analytical Managerial Accounting and Ethical Management. Further skills are developed in Managerial Finance, Strategic Marketing and Strategic Management. They develop on-the job skills in Organizational Behavior and their choice a course in Operations Management or in Business Analytics. 

Students can choose to specialize in one of the following concentrations: Accounting, Business Analytics, Healthcare Management, Human Resource Management, Leadership, Marketing or Supply Chain Management.

How much will the program cost?

Students finish their degree within 12, 18 or 24 months and pay $675 per credit for a total of 36 credits, or just under $24,300.00 for the entire degree.

How does the program fit into my life?

All courses have at least some synchronous class meetings, in which students attend an online class at a specific time. Students are not required to visit campus unless they wish. They complete the program within 12, 18 or 24 months. Students can start the program in  5 starts per year. 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.  


For aspiring MBA students with a commitment to the Baptist faith, Union University offers a distinctive opportunity to gain practical skills and build a network of Christian-influenced business peers. Dual degrees are offered with Nursing, Pharmacy, Social Work, and Theology and Missions. The curriculum is straightforward and no campus visit is required. Students returning to formal study after a longer absence will likely find the required orientation course helpful.