Bluffton's Master of Business Administration is focused on leadership development and helping students understand management and leadership from a different perspective. Classes are one night a week and delivered in a blended online format
Students can specialize in one of two concentrations
Concentrations are available in:
Darby Benroth describes Bluffton’s MBA program in a way that everyone can relate to.
“It helped me become confident and assertive in ways I’ve never been before. There are some people who are natural-born leaders—who are confident right when they
step into that role—and there are others, and I’m not afraid to say like me, for whom
it didn’t come naturally and needed to develop that skillset"
>>> Darby's story
- Program Characteristics
- Develop your leadership capacity and gain managerial skills in a variety of areas
- Join a cohort and move through the curriculum together taking classes one night a week, on campus
- One evening a week
- Degree completion in as little as 4 semesters
The accounting and financial management concentration prepares students for leadership in the functional areas of finance and accounting in both for-profit and nonprofit contexts. Students aspiring to a position as controller or chief financial officer will benefit from this concentration. The content of the courses focuses on categories of practice that are included in Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and Certified Management Accountant (CMA) exams. Eligibility includes having completed 18 semester hours of undergraduate accounting courses. This four-course concentration has one course in year one and three in year two.
The leadership concentration within the Bluffton MBA is designed for the person who is preparing for executive leadership roles in a wide range of organizational contexts. The courses address the nature of the supervisory relationship, the leader’s level of self-understanding and emotional intelligence and the role of the leader as an agent of organizational change.
- Assessing and Developing Leadership Skills
- Leading Innovation and Change