Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Master of Business Administration (MBA)


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A Christ-centered education that comes to you.

At ACU, our nationally recognized online degree programs are designed for busy working adults just like you. Our programs are intentionally structured to allow you to balance work, life and other commitments. As a student of ACU Online, you are part of a vibrant, virtual, Christ-centered community.


ACU’s online Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree program prepares professionals for Christian service and leadership in the global marketplace. This program is accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business — only 5% of business schools hold this accreditation as it is the highest accreditation body for schools of business.



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ACU’s fully online MBA program combines courses in leadership, organizational innovation, data-informed decision-making, faith and ethics to equip you to think critically, globally and missionally. The payoff of an MBA begins well before graduation. As you take your classes, you can implement what you’ve learned immediately into your work. Obtaining your MBA will set you apart in the job market and we offer six different concentrations so you can customize your degree to your career goals.

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MBA Overview with Program Director Dr. Phil Vardiman

Hear from the program director of the online MBA, Dr. Phil Vardiman. He'll speak about what you can expect to learn, how much time you'll need each week, and what sets our MBA apart from others.

+ About ACU

+ Admission Requirements

+ Accreditation

Abilene Christian University is a diverse, welcoming, academically rigorous community redefining what it means to be a Christian university in the 21st century.

Founded in 1906, we’re a private, non-profit university committed to innovative, energized learning. In 2015 we launched our Dallas campus, home to our online graduate and undergraduate programs that serve the educational needs of working adults.

To be considered for admission, students must:

  • Complete the online program application accompanied by a non-refundable processing fee.
  • Complete the online program application accompanied by a non-refundable processing fee.
  • Have at least 2 years of demonstrated full-time responsibility in professional or entrepreneurial positions, OR a satisfactory GMAT score (50th percentile or better). Acceptable (equivalent) GRE score (50th percentile or better) may be substituted for the GMAT with the approval of the Program Director.
  • Submit official transcripts showing earned bachelor's from a regionally accredited college or university or the equivalent.
  • Have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above, probationary status may be granted to applicants with a 2.5 – 2.9 GPA and 2+ years of work experience.
  • Submit a current resume and letter of intent; letters of recommendation may be requested by the Program Director.
  • Have completed course prerequisites which include basic accounting, economics, and statistics. ACU offers short courses to help any student who does not meet these requirements.

NOTE: Program Director may waive GMAT or professional work requirements for ACU students who have above a 3.0 GPA.

ACU’s College of Business Administration is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International (AACSB), the highest accreditation body for schools of business.

  • Of the more than 2,000 institutions in the world offering business degrees, only 5% have earned AACSB accreditation.
  • ACU's College of Business is one of two business programs affiliated with the Churches of Christ that is AACSB accredited.
  • ACU’s College of Business is one of seven programs among more than 100 institutions in the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities (CCCU) that has achieved this level of academic distinction.
  • Of the 40+ private schools of business in the state of Texas, ACU is one of only nine achieving this accreditation.

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