Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Today, many organizations require a Master of Business Administration degree as a requirement for advancement. The Professional MBA Program at Methodist University provides a rigorous graduate program in business subjects for those who seek personal and professional satisfaction, wish to increase salary potential, and advance or change their careers. The MBA Program at Methodist University is flexible for busy adults, the cost is competitive, and the opportunity awaits.

The Professional MBA Program offers students a focus on Organizational Management and Leadership (OML) and blends online course work with two weekend on-campus class sessions per eight-week term allowing them to earn their graduate degree in 16 months. Classes begin each fall term and each spring term, and will be held at Reeves School of Business in Clark Hall at Methodist University, while additional instruction will be online.

The Professional MBA Program at Methodist University is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).

For further information, contact us by phone or email, or you may also attend one of this semester's Open House sessions (dates TBA for Fall 2015).


Program Description

The Professional MBA Program at Methodist University with a focus on Organizational Management & Leadership consists of 36 credit hours, or 12 classes, taken over 16 months. Students enroll in five 8-week terms the first year, and two 8-week terms the second year, taking two classes per term. Classes are held in Clark Hall at the Reeves School of Business at Methodist University in Fayetteville, North Carolina, meeting two weekends per term over the course of the year (on a Friday evening, Saturday, and Sunday.) Students will complete additional course work for each class online between on-campus weekends.  For more details, see MBA Curriculum below.


Notebook Computers

It is recommended that all students in The Professional MBA program have their own notebook computers with Wi-Fi capability. Computers may be used during weekend residency sessions, and students will be required to complete work online between sessions. Classroom facilities in Clark Hall in the Reeves School of Business at Methodist University currently have wireless capability.


Tuition & Fees

Effective Fall 2015, tuition will be $1,134 per course for twelve (12) courses for The Professional MBA program at Methodist University, as well as a $50 non-refundable application fee.

Tuition for each term includes registration in the two courses during each term. The seven 8-week terms will be billed by the Methodist University Business Office, and be due approximately four weeks prior to the beginning of each semester.

An example of the billing cycle follows: If the fall term begins on August 18, then Fall Term I and Fall Term II of the first year will be billed on June 18 for $4,536, and be due on July 18; if the spring term begins January 9, Spring Term I and Spring Term II will be billed on November 9 for $4,536, and be due on December 9; the Summer Term will be billed on March 15 for $2,268, and be due on April 15; and Fall Term I and Fall Term II of the second year will be billed on June 17 for $2,268, and be due on July 17.

For students enrolled in the program in Fall 2015, these fees will be guaranteed through seven consecutive terms of the program. Expenses not covered include textbooks, a laptop computer (recommended), individual travel expenses, and personal expenditures during each on-campus session.

Please note that tuition and fees for students enrolling in Fall 2016 are subject to change/increase. 

NOTE: If accommodations are needed during an on-campus weekend, please contact the program coordinator at (910) 630-7493 for a list of area properties offering a discount to Methodist University MBA students. Arrangements must be made by the student.


Financial Aid

To be considered for most Federal Direct Loans, applicants must first complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA form is available online at www.fafsa.ed.gov after January 1 of each year. The Methodist University Title IV School Code is 002946.

Program Faculty & Staff

Matt Dobra, Associate Professor of Financial Economics

Matt Dobra

Associate Professor of Financial Economics
(910) 480-8455
O. Z. Hamzah, Director of the Resort & Club Managemetn Program

O. Z. Hamzah

Director, Resort & Club Management
(910) 630-7557
Mary Kirchner, Professor of Accounting

Mary Kirchner

Professor of Accounting
(910) 630-7048
Jon-David Knode, Associate Professor of Marketing

Jon-David Knode

Associate Professor of Marketing
(910) 630-7095

Jen-Hsiang Lin

Professor of Business Administration & Economics
(910) 630-7080
Donna Pelham, Associate Professor of Accounting and Business Administration

Donna Pelham

Associate Professor of Accounting & Business
(910) 630-7423
Kimberly Scruton, Assistant Professor of Management & Dean, Reeves School of Business

Kimberly Scruton

Assistant Professor of Management
(910) 630-7461
Pam Strickland, Professor of Accounting & Director of the MBA Program

Pamela Strickland

Professor of Accounting
(910) 630-7064
Wendy Vonnegut, Associate Professor of Legal Studies

Wendy Vonnegut

Associate Professor of Legal Studies
(910) 630-7491

Anne Way

Coordinator, MBA Program
(910) 630-7493
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