Master of Business Administration
Online or on Campus
Master of Business Administrative
The Master of Business Administration (MBA) program at Washington Adventist University brings real business challenges into the classroom. In this way, you can practice the skills you need to make an impact in your organization. Professors incorporate practical skills, quantitative analysis, and teamwork in every class that you will take.
What you will learn
1-How to analyze information and numbers to make decisions and lead with confidence in your company.
2-Communication skills that will enable you to create, write, and verbally present a variety of effective written business documents.
3-The ability to apply critical thinking and analytical skills to solve problems in any dynamic business situation.
4-Leadership skills that will bring out the best abilities in your team members and inspire them to work together in reaching a shared goal.
5-Understand core business concepts in fundamental areas of business operations, including accounting, economics, management, finance, and marketing.
How long will it take?
The MBA program can be completed in 12 to 24 months, depending on how many credits a student enrolls in each 8-week session. This program is designed for working professionals attending school while maintaining a full-time job. You can choose from taking it online or on our campus located one mile from Washington, D.C., in Takoma Park, Maryland.
What Can I Do With A Master’s in Business Administration?
This program is designed to equip you with the knowledge and skills necessary to become a more effective leader and more valued employee in your current career. As a graduate of the MBA program, you can pursue employment opportunities in areas such as finance, marketing, operations, information systems management, and human resources. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics* link needed, the median salary for those with an MBA is $98,890 per year
1-Financial aid information
6 Starts to the 2021-2022 Academic Year
Fall Semester: Session I: Aug 29-Oct 22 Session II: Oct 24-Dec 17
Spring Semester: Session I: Jan 9-Mar 3 Session II: Mar 7-Apr 22
Summer Semester: Session I: May 1-Jun 23 Session II: Jun27-Aug 19
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Come get your mind full of WAU
“My approach to the program is the opposite of what is advertised. Rather than getting through it quickly, I’m taking it more slowly. So I only take one class per semester. That’s what works best for me since I’m working full time. While WAU’s accelerated program offers classes that allow you to get it done in 12 months, it’s not based on the calendar year; it’s based on the number of credits. So you can take the credits whenever you want to take them. You aren’t penalized for working through it more slowly. You graduate with an MBA at your pace. And, that’s one of the values of getting my degree from WAU.”
Classes are offered in 8-week sessions, allowing you to complete your degree in as little as 12 to 18 months, depending on the degree you choose.
Our tuition rates are competitive (Undergraduate – $465 and Graduate $625 per credit hour), less your substantial tuition discount if your employer is a partner with the SGPS). This will allow you to earn a high-quality education at an attractive price.
Classes are offered online, face-to-face, and/or hybrid in the evenings (one night a week). Here at SGPS, you can select a pace that is tailored for your life, choosing to take as few or as many classes as you want.
Evening Graduate and Undergraduate Programs
For more than 35 years, Washington Adventist University (WAU) has been a leader in providing career-building degree programs for working professionals through its School of Graduate and Professional Studies (SGPS). In a supportive and nurturing environment that meets the needs of adult learners, the SGPS currently offers six accelerated evening undergraduate and professional programs and ten master’s programs (including two fully online – the Master of Business Administration and Master of Arts in Public Administration programs).
Brenda Chase, PhD, MBA
Dean, School of Graduate and Professional Studies
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