2023-2024 Academic Catalog 
    Jun 15, 2024  
2023-2024 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVE]

Finance Concentration, MBA

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CIU’s online MBA program prepares graduate students for both for-profit and not-for-profit business environments in which advanced competencies in management, economics, finance, and other core business-related disciplines are required.

Combined with CIU’s core values and its emphasis on leadership from a Christian worldview, graduate students will be distinctively equipped for domestic and international service with for-profit enterprises, not-for-profit organizations, and international nongovernmental organizations. Students will study the principles and best practices of effective and ethical leadership and management, concentrating on traditional core business disciplines so that graduates of the MBA program acquire the knowledge and skills to be successful across a broad range of organizational settings as entrepreneurs, business professionals, and organizational leaders.

The ideal candidate for admission to CIU’s online MBA program is working in the marketplace and needs flexible hours and online access to business-related courses to be able to advance in their professional development and to achieve advancement in their business or organizational career.


  • Apply generally recognized business and finance principles, and best practices 
  • Articulate a personal philosophy of effective and ethical business and leadership practices and strategies, well-grounded in a biblically-based Christian worldview
  • Demonstrate the ability to effectively and ethically lead people, manage systems and operations, and steward resources at various levels within for-profit and not-for-profit organizations 

Transfer Policies

Students may transfer in up to six hours from prior related graduate level work, subject to the approval of the MBA Program Director. See the complete transfer policy here

Graduation Requirements

  • Minimum 36 semester hours 
  • Minimum cumulative 2.5 GPA
  • No courses with grades lower than a C may be used toward degree requirements

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