An MBA for the Common Good

People. Planet. Profit.

An MBA with values offering a blend of evening and online classes for working professionals. 

Spring semester begins January 2019 - Apply today!

Your life is full of responsibilty, and we understand. Our Master of Business Administration (MBA) program is specifically designed for working adults who juggle multiple obligations. The flexible class schedule is a hybrid of evening and online sessions  (6PM - 10PM).  

We also recognize that the next generation of leaders is craving a new way of doing business--doing what's best for our communities, our environment, and the shareholders.  We firmly believe that it is vital--and profitable--to do good and just business.  Our MBA program equips leaders with the skills and tools necessary to navigate the diverse and complex challenges of our changing world through the lens of:

  • Christian values of stewardship and creation care
  • Sustainability
  • Ethics, integrity, and justice
  • Social entrepreneurship
  • Multi-cultural perspectives
  • Personal and professional formation
  • Academic rigor and practical application

Not ready to commit to a full master's degree program?

Our graduate certificates offer a core of essential courses that can be completed in as little as 12 months. Credit can later be transferred to the full master's degree if you wish to continue your studies.  


Doing good business

At EMU you’ll learn the difference between a ‘common MBA’ and an ‘MBA for the common good’ Our program focuses on doing good business through Christian values of stewardship, sustainability, ethics, integrity, justice, social entrepreneurship and multi-cultural perspectives.

It’s about common good, not “getting ahead” at the expense of others. Students develop collaborative leadership and management skills through experiential learning, mentored by faculty with international and industry experience. You’ll graduate with leadership and management skills and proven stewardship strategies.

Designed for the working professional, MBA students join a cohort of peers who take their core classes together one night a week, with each class meeting face-to-face on the EMU campus for two-thirds of the sessions;  one-third of the sessions are delivered in an online format. The 36-hour program offers concentrations in general management, nonprofit management, and health administration, and students taking the standard course load (2 courses per term) and sequence finish in two years. Students without an undergraduate business degree are welcome, though prerequisite courses may be needed.

Management Skills

The EMU MBA core program includes an array of courses that build analytical skills in business management. The program includes all the traditional MBA content areas of accounting, finance, economics, and operations research and also teaches the skills within the context of strong ethical behavior that focuses on profit, social good, and environmental sustainability.

Leadership Strengths

The EMU MBA core program includes many courses that build the qualitative skills necessary to lead in a changing environment, such as courses on comparative perspectives, systems approach to organizational behavior, and business policy and strategy. The program places strong emphasis on communications skills, both oral and written, case studies, and team projects.

Stewardship Strategies

Throughout all courses, the faculty imbue students with the strategic directions, norms and values that differentiate successful enterprises over the long term. Courses include stewardship, innovation, and social entrepreneurship, along with a capstone on business as a calling

MBA Students

The MBA program targets mid-career professionals who seek to advance in their current career or change careers, and who have a minimum of two years’ work experience. Most students continue to work full time during the entire program.
EMU’s MBA program assumes that students enter the program with experience, skills, and expertise. Regardless of the level of prior experience, students will continue the life-long process of strengthening their management skills, leadership strengths, and stewardship strategies necessary to achieve greater success in business.

Tuition Rates

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Apply Now for the MBA program at EMU

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