Our Master of Business Administration is focused on leadership development and helping you understand management and leadership from a different perspective. Classes are one night a week and delivered in a blended online format.
You can specialize in one of two concentrations:
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 will prepare you for leadership in the functional areas of finance and accounting in both for-profit and nonprofit contexts. If you're aspiring to a position as controller or chief financial officer, you will benefit from this concentration. Courses focus on categories of practice 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 to help you prepare 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