Program Requirements

The Lindsey Wilson College M.B.A. program is a 30 credit hour course of study that offers all required core courses in a flexible, online or hybrid format. Students must complete the M.B.A. core requirements, then select one of the two emphasis areas (general business or project management), and must complete the requirements for that area. Please contact our LWC online Staff at 1-800-264-0138 if you want to learn more about the MBA program.
  1. Entrance Requirements for the Online Master’s in Business Administration
  2. The Lindsey Online Master’s in Business Administration is structured with the busy student in mind, including the application process. With six start times throughout the calendar year, prospective students can strategically plan their coursework, from beginning semester to graduation, to fit their schedule and achieve their goals. Before applying we encourage all prospective students to review the basic entrance requirements. If you have any questions, please contact our LWC online office Email: lindseyonline@lindsey.edu/Phone: 1-800-264-0138

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    Applicants to the M.B.A. program will need to:
    1. Complete the Graduate School Application for Admission form, which must be submitted online with non-refundable fees of USD 35.00 and;
    2. Submit either:
      1. Official undergraduate transcripts documenting the completion of a U.S. undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited institution or its equivalent from a governmentally recognized or similar authority as a postsecondary, academic degree-granting institution of higher learning with the equivalent of a 2.5 GPA; or
      2. Official graduate transcripts documenting completion of a graduate degree from a regionally accredited institution. Official graduate transcripts from a nationally accredited institution or its equivalent from governmentally recognized or similar authority as a postsecondary, academic degree-granting institution of higher learning will be considered for admission on a case-by-case basis.
    Students who have not taken undergraduate courses in accounting, economics, and statistics prior to application to the program will be required to take academic leveling courses through Peregrine Academic Services.

  3. International Student Application Procedures for Online Programs:
  4. An international student’s success will rest on the ability to understand, read, write, and speak English as all classes in the program are delivered in English. Thus, in addition to the application materials required of students from the United States, international students applying to a graduate program must provide proof of English proficiency based on:

    • TOEFL minimum score:
      • Internet-based (iBT): 79 composite, or
      • Paper-based: 550;
    • IELTS minimum composite score of 6.5 (score of 6.0 may be considered);
    • Duolingo 100;
    • English is the student’s native language; or
    • Student completed undergraduate or graduate program at an accredited U.S. institution or equivalent English-speaking institution.

    Students who fail to demonstrate English proficiency may still be considered for admission but will be required to successfully complete a provisional ESL (English as a Second Language) course before being officially accepted into the program and enrolling in classes.

    The English proficiency standards apply to domestic students who have not received an undergraduate degree from an English-speaking institution.

  5. Transfer of Credit:
  6. The program will accept up to nine credit hours in transfer for equivalent courses from institutions with U.S. Department of Education recognized institutional accreditation.

  7. Graduate Credit without the Bachelor’s Degree
  8. The following criteria apply to those students who wish to enroll in master’s coursework but who have not earned a bachelor’s degree:

    • Undergraduates must have senior status;
    • They must have a cumulative quality point average of at least 3.00; and
    • They must have the permission of the director

    No coursework applied toward undergraduate graduation requirements may be counted toward requirements for a graduate degree. A maximum of nine graduate credit hours may be taken by an undergraduate.

  1. To graduate the program, all students must successfully complete an exit assessment. The exit assessment requires the following:
    • Completion of the ETS M.B.A. Exit Exam;
      www.ets.org/mft/about/content/mba
    • Completion of the M.B.A. Exit Survey; and
    • Completion of a reflective essay on mastery of student learning outcomes and career plan.

  1. Core Requirements: 21 hours
    • MBA 5033 Managerial Accounting -- 3 credit hours
    • MBA 5043 Managerial Economics -- 3 credit hours
    • MBA 5053 Managerial Finance -- 3 credit hours
    • MBA 5063 Marketing Management -- 3 credit hours
    • MBA 6023 Legal and Ethical Environment of Business -- 3 credit hours
    • MBA 6043 Strategic Management -- 3 credit hours
    • MBA 6093 Organizational Leadership -- 3 credit hours

  2. Emphasis Area (select one of the following areas): 9 hours
    1. General Business Emphasis Requirements: 9 hours
      • MBA 5013 Organizational Communications -- 3 credit hours
      • MBA 6033 International Business Management -- 3 credit hours
      • MBA 6083 Organizational Behavior -- 3 credit hours

    2. Project Management Emphasis Requirements: 9 hours
      • PM 5003 Foundations of Project Management -- 3 credit hours
      • PM 6003 Project Management Principles and Practices -- 3 credit hours
      • PM 6013 Process Management -- 3 credit hours


  3. TOTAL HOURS: 30 credit hours


Blended Format

The Blended MBA with a General Business Emphasis.
Full-time students will take 6 credit hours per term. Semester One
Blended Course -- MBA 5013 Organizational Communications
Online Course -- MBA 5033 Managerial Accounting

Semester Two
Blended Course -- MBA 6033 International Business Management
Online Course -- MBA 5043 Managerial Economics

Semester Three
Blended Course -- MBA 6083 Organizational Behavior
Online Course -- MBA 5053 Managerial Finance

Semester Four
Blended Course -- MBA 6093 Organizational Leadership
Online Course -- MBA 5063 Marketing Management

Semester Five
Blended Course -- MBA 6043 Strategic Management
Online Course -- MBA 6023 Legal and Ethical Environment of Business

Online Format

The MBA with a General Business Emphasis will be offered online.
Full-time students will take 9 credit hours per term. Semester One
MBA 5013 Organizational Communications (3 cr hrs)
MBA 5043 Managerial Economics (3 cr hrs)
MBA 6043 Strategic Management (3 cr hrs)

Semester Two
MBA 5063 Marketing Management (3 cr hrs)
MBA 5033 Managerial Accounting (3 cr hrs)
MBA 6023 Legal and Ethical Environment of Business (3 cr hrs)

Semester Three
MBA 5053 Managerial Finance (3 cr hrs)
MBA 6083 Organizational Behavior (3 cr hrs)
MBA 6033 International Business Management (3 cr hrs)

Semester Four
MBA 6093 Organizational Leadership (3 cr hrs)

The MBA with a Project Management Emphasis will be offered online.
Full-time students will take 6 credit hours per term. Semester One
MBA 6093 Organizational Leadership (3 cr hrs)
MBA 5043 Managerial Economics (3 cr hrs)
MBA 6043 Strategic Management (3 cr hrs)

Semester Two
MBA 5033 Managerial Accounting (3 cr hrs)
MBA 6023 Legal and Ethical Environment of Business (3 cr hrs)
PM 5003 Foundations of Project Management (3 cr hrs)

Semester Three
MBA 5053 Managerial Finance (3 cr hrs)
MBA 5063 Marketing Management (3 cr hrs)
PM 6003 Project Management Principles and Practices (3 cr hrs)

Semester Four
PM 6013 Process Management (3 cr hrs)