2019-2020 Catalog 
    May 26, 2024  
2019-2020 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Master of Business Administration, M.B.A.

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Jeff Doolittle, M.B.A., Director

Olivet’s Master of Business Administration program was created to enhance the professional skills of business managers and executives. The program is designed for adult professionals who seek to build upon their business education foundations and work experiences in order to further their personal and professional career objectives.

Built on the values of Olivet Nazarene University, the Olivet MBA is designed to deliver values and skills that are in line with the mission of the University.  Olivet has a rich educational heritage and exists to help people improve themselves and the world around them.  The Olivet MBA curriculum is designed to deliver the following core values:

Community - Learners will demonstrate what is needed to sustain a culture of community through effective communication, teamwork, and organizational development.

Stewardship of Resources - Learners should be able to demonstrate quantitative analysis, critical thinking and decision-making skills to responsibly utilize all available human and capital resources through asset allocation, organizational and personal development.

Innovation and Distinction - Learners should be able to demonstrate how ethics, strategy, and implementation lead to creating distinction and innovation within organizations.

The MBA curriculum is designed to provide learners with an integrated educational experience consisting of a foundation of business administration courses; values education related to the mission of the institution, and the application of a value system to the individuals’ professional and personal situations; and a vertical sequencing of business/management courses that enables graduates to deal effectively with an increasingly complex business environment.

The program offers a curriculum that examines the ethical and legal aspects of business operation within a community environment, thereby providing a philosophy and way of conducting business that emphasizes long term corporate accountability, as well as profitability.  Throughout the program, learners’ experiences are drawn upon to focus issues and to integrate academic coursework with practical applications.

The MBA program is geared toward students who have had academic success, as well as some experience in the professional world. On occasion, learners may be admitted without appropriate undergraduate credit in the areas of statistics, accounting, finance, and microeconomics. These probationary students are required to successfully complete online tutorial courses prior to taking the corresponding graduate courses (refer to “Admission to Master of Business Administration ” under Admission Policies section).

36 hours


Choose one of the following electives:


To graduate, a student must complete the MBA core and track curriculum with a GPA of 3.0 or better.  Students falling below a 3.0 will be put on academic probation and may be subject to suspension from the program

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