Master of Business Administration (MBA)


The Master of Business Administration at Carson-Newman University is highly flexible and built for working adult students. The MBA is designed for working professionals who want to sharpen their leadership skills, unlock their creativity, and unleash advanced business abilities to achieve business success and serve society while also advancing their careers.

The Carson-Newman MBA experience provides an integrated learning environment that gives you the advanced business knowledge needed to take your career to the next level. It is truly a transformational learning experience. While our MBA courses will provide you with advanced business knowledge and skill, the Carson-Newman MBA offers additional elements unique to our faith-based learning approach. While completing your MBA, students take a special Christian leadership development program that is specifically designed to help further shape you into the unique Christian business leader that God is calling you to be.

The Carson-Newman MBA is a fast & flexible way to advance your career. We offer an accelerated program that does not cut any corners. We prepare you with the proven business theories, practices, and leadership skills that will make you a more engaged and effective business leader while equipping you for advanced career success.

Our faculty, alumni, and various industry connections also provide career mentoring and development and provide an incredible career network than can empower career advancement.

Regardless of your stage of life, the Carson-Newman MBA has a path that will allow you to complete the program. While there is a fast-track option, we have also designed the program to work for the working professional. You can have a career, a life, a family and still complete your MBA within 2 years.

While the Master of Business Administration (MBA) at Carson-Newman Univeristy will prepare you with the core, advanced, and holistic business knowledge needed to achieve success and serve society, we also offer the ability to do a MBA+. Our MBA+ program is designed for those who are completing the core 30-hour MBA program but also want to gain advanced skills and abilities and earn a unique credential in a specialized field of business. Our MBA+ tracks are specialized, integrated, and focused learning experiences that will set you apart from the rest. Students completing the MBA+ tracks will earn a certificate in the specialized area, a digital badge that can enhance one’s public profiles, and have an additional credential that can help a resume stand out in the competitive marketplace.


30-36 credit hours

12-15 months

Online and on-site classes available

Carson-Newman offers two mba paths:

10-course Master of Business Administration (MBA)

12-course Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Specialization Areas

  • Human Resource Management
  • Leadership
  • Marketing
  • Operations Management
  • Sport Management
  • Nonprofit Leadership
  • Entrepreneurial Leadership


recent study by The Wall Street Journal and Times Higher Education found that 75% of Master of Business Administration graduates switch careers, and many find significant salary increases.


A graduate degree is an investment in your future, and we want to equip you to succeed.

• As a graduate student at Carson-Newman you’ll receive access to the full Microsoft Office suite.

• Graduate students enrolled in at least six (6) credit hours qualify to apply for federal financial aid. If you qualify, you can borrow up to $20,500 per year, which is more than enough to cover the total program cost.

• You’ll be assigned a personal faculty advisor, who will help draft a course plan tailored to your specific goals.


Our no interest payment plans help reduce up-front costs. Enrolling in a payment plan allows you to make monthly payments on your direct charges instead of paying your full balance before classes start.

Our Office of Financial Aid is available to guide you through the many options available to graduate students at Carson-Newman.