Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Welcome to Walla Walla University’s online Master of Business program that combines academic excellence with a nurturing Christian environment, all at an affordable cost. Our program is designed to equip you with the skills and knowledge necessary to excel in today's dynamic business world while fostering values of integrity, ethics, and servant leadership.

We understand the importance of flexibility and accessibility, which is why our Master of Business program is offered entirely online. This means you can pursue your education from anywhere in the world, on your schedule, without sacrificing quality. Our faculty members are experts in their fields.

What sets us apart is our commitment to integrating Christian principles into every aspect of the learning experience. You'll find a supportive community of fellow students and faculty who share your values and are dedicated to helping you grow not only academically, but also spiritually and personally.

If you're ready to take the next step in your career and join a community that values excellence, integrity, and faith, we invite you to learn more about our M.B.A. program today.

Program highlights

Fully online, providing flexibility for busy, working people

Finish in as little as 12 months

Ethical leadership seminar led by experienced leaders

Real-world, case- or project-based courses taught by knowledgeable professionals

Faith-based, Christian institution

Limited early-bird scholarships may be available to applicants admitted by July 30

Application deadlines

  • One month before term begins for domestic students
  • Two months before term begins for international students

Rolling start dates

  • Fall, winter, spring, or summer quarters
  • Limited space available – 20 students per online cohort
  • Program starts January of 2025.

Admission requirements

  1. Application with three professional references.
  2. A minimum overall 3.0+ Grade Point Average (G.P.A.) on a 4.0 scale for all undergraduate credits or for the last 96 quarter credits (or 62 semester credits) of the baccalaureate degree. Applicants who do not meet the G.P.A. requirement may be considered for provisional admission at the discretion of the Program Director, who may require additional steps, including completion of the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT).
  3. Completion of two prerequisite undergraduate courses, with a minimum grade of C- in each course:
    (a) a course in financial and/or managerial accounting (e.g., Principles of Accounting), and (b) a course in business, corporate, or managerial finance.
    Prerequisites may be waived for students with significant professional work experience in these areas.
  4. Resume or Curriculum Vitae (CV).
  5. Statement of purpose and goals, not to exceed 1,000 words, that answers the following questions:
    1. Why are you pursuing an M.B.A. degree?
    2. What are your career aspirations?
    3. What challenges do you foresee in completing an M.B.A. degree?
    4. What characteristics and life experiences demonstrate your potential as a graduate student in business administration and a future manager and leader?
  6. A short video (maximum two minutes) introducing yourself. 

Degree requirements

The M.B.A. program consists of 12 courses, nine in the core, two electives, and a capstone, for a total of 45 credits.  The core courses cover subjects essential for organizational leaders and managers, including a three-day live seminar by experienced leaders about ethics and integrity.  The elective courses provide choices for further study in management and finance/accounting (e.g., the Directed Research/Project can be used to prepare for the C.P.A. Exam).  For the capstone project, students will demonstrate their ability to perform research and synthesize information by either preparing a business plan for a new organization or a strategic plan for an existing organization or department.

Core courses (33 credits)

   ACCT 510 Accounting for Decision Making (4 credits)
   CIS 520 Business Intelligence and Data Analysis (4 credits)
   FINA 530 Financial Performance and Planning (4 credits)
   MGMT 540 Leadership and Organizational Behavior (4 credits)
   MGMT 550 Ethical Leadership Seminar (2 credits)
   MGMT 560 Managing and Motivating People (4 credits)
   MKTG 580 Strategic Marketing for Innovative Leaders (4 credits)
   MGMT 590 Organizational Competitive Strategy (4 credits)
   Graduate Religion Course (3 credits)

Elective courses (8 credits, choose two):

   ACCT/FINA 535 Financial Reporting and Analysis (4 credits)
   MGMT 565 Managing in a Global and Diverse Environment (4 credits)
   MGMT 575 Entrepreneurship and Business Innovation (4 credits)
   Directed Research/Project (4 credits)

Capstone project (4 credits, choose one):

   MGMT 596 Business Plan Project (4 credits)
   MGMT 598 Strategic Plan Project (4 credits)


MBA questions?

Dr. Conna Bond
MBA Program Director
(509) 527-2570