MBA Your Way
Welcome to Bluefield University’s MBA Your Way program! Are you looking for a flexible and personal approach to earning your MBA degree? Look no further — the MBA Your Way program is recognized by top employers and designed to meet the needs of working professionals like you who want to advance their careers while balancing work, family, and other commitments.
Your MBA, Your Way.
At Bluefield University, we understand that every student has unique circumstances and responsibilities, which is why we have designed a program that can be customized to meet your specific needs. Our unique approach puts YOU in control of your education with a tailored learning experience to fit your personal and professional goals, providing the ultimate flexibility you need to succeed. What sets our MBA Your Way program apart is our commitment to excellence in your studies, with our faculty, and in our start-to-finish process that allows you to complete your degree in just 10 months! You can choose from a variety of courses beyond the core requirements to create a specialization that’s tailored to your interests and career aspirations. Or, take it a step further, and pursue multiple specializations, allowing you to create a truly personalized learning experience.
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A Respected Online MBA That’s Affordable.
Unlock your potential with the Bluefield University MBA Your Way program, a flexible and affordable pathway to a successful business career. Designed to accommodate working professionals like you, our program offers the perfect balance of convenience, cost-effectiveness, and incredible career opportunities.
Online Tuition Comparison: Online MBA.
Finish your MBA faster with Bluefield University and at a fraction of the price of the larger universities.
- Bluefield University
$14,850 full tuition
- King University
$21,780 full tuition
- Regent University
$25,020 full tuition
- Liberty University
$25,425 full tuition
- Old Dominion University
$25,757 full tuition
Financial Aid is available!
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Many of our students receive scholarships or grants, making education more affordable. Don’t let finances hold you back. Discover the opportunities awaiting you!
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A Respected MBA Degree Built To Prepare You For a Successful Career.
Bluefield University students serve all over the world using the skills learned while enrolled at BU. Our MBA program is no different. We’re serious about getting your MBA your way. Follow one of our carefully curated paths to success in your intended career field, or choose your own path. Either way, graduates at BU are set up to succeed in more than just the classroom, your career awaits.
A Return on Your Investment.
On average, BU graduates see an increase in income post-graduation.
The national average salary for a graduate with an MBA is
The national average salary for a graduate with a bachelor’s in business is
That is a $23,000 return,
on a $15,000 investment.*
Discover how this program can boost your earning potential, expand your job prospects, and provide you with a transformative educational experience.
* Based on a national average / payscale.com
Top Industries for MBA Graduates.
Finance and Banking
Top Jobs/Careers for MBA Graduates.
Operations Research Analyst
No GRE or GMAT Required.
Our streamlined admissions process puts your success first, designed to get you into classes and on the path to success with ease. You’re never alone, with a dedicated support team ready to assist you. Our digitally advanced learning environment is ready to welcome you, molding you into an influential business leader of the future.
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This program consists of 10 courses.
Bluefield University’s MBA Your Way program offers a comprehensive suite of courses spanning essential business disciplines. With a blend of theory and practical experience, the program readies students for modern leadership roles. It combines core areas like marketing, finance, and entrepreneurship to produce innovative, ethical leaders.
Earn Your MBA, Your Way.
Bluefield University’s “MBA Your Way” program puts you in the driver’s seat of your education. With a customizable curriculum, this program empowers you to align your studies with your unique career goals. It’s a flexible, tailored MBA for the ambitious, forward-thinking professional.
Courses & Competencies
MBA Courses & Concentrations
Our faculty members are experts in their fields, with real-world experience that they bring to the classroom. You’ll learn from professors who are passionate about teaching and committed to helping you achieve your goals. You’ll also have access to our extensive network of alumni and industry partners, giving you the opportunity to connect with professionals in your field and expand your career horizons.
You can choose to concentrate your MBA in the areas that are important to you and your development. Select from a variety of concentrations and courses to learn the things that are important to you are your development. Choose to specialize yourself however you like.
How to Be a Leader
This course offers a practical and theoretical exploration of management and leadership, tailored to illuminate modern-day theories, principles, and best practices. It emphasizes the critical role of positive leadership and the need for engaging team members to drive results and foster collaboration.
Students will delve into the nuanced differences between management and leadership, understanding their unique roles in fostering a supportive work environment and building sustainable organizations. We place a significant focus on empowering team members, offering a comprehensive understanding of planning, organizing, and evaluating leadership, all in the service of nurturing growth.
The course includes an insightful examination of today’s leaders, identifying their leadership styles, and assessing the strengths and drawbacks of each. Students will have an opportunity to reflect on their own leadership styles, and with guidance from the Caudill School of Business, they’ll design a personal plan to develop their leadership skills.
A blend of theoretical and hands-on learning approaches is employed. This includes thought-provoking readings, lively discussions, informative lectures, real-world case studies of contemporary leaders, self-evaluations, and both written and oral presentations.
This course emphasizes the essentials of research, from problem identification to data collection, survey work, and experimental research. It introduces students to research design and a broad spectrum of statistical methods. Key techniques covered include correlation, regression analysis, hypothesis testing, and variance analysis.
The course encourages active learning, with students carrying out a project related to the course content. This hands-on experience allows students to apply the concepts learned, offering a comprehensive understanding of the research process in a real-world context.
Our course on human resource management hones in on the fundamentals of managing and administering human resources. This course provides valuable insights for those involved in human resource management tasks, offering practical knowledge and skills that can be immediately applied to their roles.
The learning experience is enriched through the use of various case studies, providing a real-world context that reinforces the understanding of key course topics.
Marketing & Public Relations
In this course, we delve into the fascinating world of both domestic and international marketing management. We utilize real-world case studies to illuminate crucial marketing concepts like pricing strategies, promotional tactics, advertising methods, and effective distribution concepts.
Furthermore, this course emphasizes other vital topics like product quality, exceptional customer service, and the unique challenges presented by various competitive environments. The aim is to equip students with the necessary knowledge and skills to navigate the dynamic landscape of marketing management successfully.
Legal & Ethical Decision Making
In this course, we delve into the critical legal and ethical issues that managers often encounter. It offers a comprehensive examination of the American Legal System, highlighting its implications for business operations.
A significant focus is placed on the crucial role of ethical decision-making within business contexts. We employ case studies to ensure a practical understanding of the course concepts, ensuring students are well-prepared to navigate and resolve complex legal and ethical situations in their managerial roles.
In this engaging course, students will delve into the realm of managerial economics by examining common business challenges. It’s designed to demonstrate how economic tools can be harnessed to help find innovative solutions to these issues. The course topics span decision-making, pricing, strategic choices, managing uncertainty, and organizational design.
With a mix of stimulating discussions, case studies, practical examples, and individual assignments, we bring economic theory to life, applying it to real-world business challenges. We also weigh the costs and benefits of socially responsible decisions, exploring how businesses can optimize their processes for sustainability while minimizing costs. This journey equips students with a practical understanding of economics, empowering them to make informed, beneficial decisions in their future managerial roles.
Financial Statement Analysis
Our course on Financial Management provides a comprehensive look at critical aspects such as the study of interest rates, equity financing, debt financing, various bond financing options, and determining suitable rates of return in diverse contexts.
We also delve into more nuanced topics like hybrid securities, security options, convertible bonds, and the exciting world of mergers and acquisitions. Importantly, the course also spotlights various ethical considerations associated with financial management, ensuring students are well-prepared to navigate the complex world of finance with integrity and skill.
Advanced Financial Management
This course delves into the multifaceted challenges encountered by corporate financial managers, looking at these issues from theoretical, analytical, and practical viewpoints. We study the effect of financing decisions on a company’s value, offering comprehensive insights into the complex dynamics at play.
The course also examines the theory and analytics of capital budgeting decisions, emphasizing methods for integrating risk factors. This helps students understand how to make informed, prudent financial decisions that align with a firm’s strategic objectives.
Investment Analysis & Management
This course offers a comprehensive introduction to the fields of security analysis and portfolio management. It focuses on the evaluation of individual investments, particularly common stocks and bonds. The course is tailored for finance majors eyeing a potential career in securities or investments, providing them with the foundation they need to excel in these complex, dynamic fields.
Small Business Finance
This course addresses the key financial challenges that new and small businesses commonly face. We focus on critical areas such as financial planning, business valuation, and capital raising. Designed with future entrepreneurs and business owners in mind, this course provides invaluable insights for anyone planning to launch or take over an existing business.
It’s also beneficial for those aiming for careers that will involve interacting with small or start-up businesses, providing them with a deeper understanding of the unique financial aspects of these entities.
Justice Issues Seminar
This course offers a deep dive into the theories of criminality and the essential concepts of the criminal justice system, while also providing opportunities for students to investigate emerging issues. The historical evolution of theories, from classical to modern paradigms, will be thoroughly explored.
In addition to a broad overview of crime theory, students will delve into specific criminological approaches. The course assesses various theories, guiding students to anticipate future directions in criminological theory.
Students are encouraged to be active participants, presenting their critiques and policy proposals based on class discussions and readings. The course not only focuses on the theoretical underpinnings of criminology but also sheds light on the latest research in the field and its relevance to emerging criminological issues.
Students will grapple with the challenges associated with testing theories and critically evaluate policies emerging from these theories. Each student will choose a specific theory or perspective for in-depth investigation, reviewing at least five research studies and examining policy implications from the chosen perspective, under the guidance of the Caudill School of Business.
Law Enforcement Administration (Choose One)
The central theme of this course is decision-making in the realm of law enforcement and community interaction. It introduces students to a wide array of conflict resolution skills, problem-solving techniques, and dispute resolution methods, applicable to conflicts involving small groups and organizations.
The course provides foundational theoretical and practical perspectives on ethical and legal solutions to issues between law enforcement and the community. It expects students to engage actively by investigating at least three current challenges in police/community engagement.
Students will apply best practices to propose resolutions and present policy changes through both written assignments and presentations. This proactive approach helps students understand and navigate the complexities of law enforcement and community interactions effectively.
Corrections Administration (Choose One)
The primary focus of this course is on decision-making processes within the scope of law enforcement and community interactions. It provides students with a broad spectrum of conflict-resolution skills, as well as problem-solving strategies and dispute-resolution methods, specifically aimed at addressing conflicts within small groups and organizations.
The course introduces key theoretical and practical perspectives on ethical and legal solutions to challenges that exist between law enforcement and communities. Students are encouraged to actively participate in the course by examining at least three current issues in police-community relations, applying best resolution practices, and presenting their proposed policy changes in written form and through presentations.
Crisis Command, Control, & Aftermath
This course offers students an insightful introduction to the concept of crisis and the various methods and techniques employed by criminal justice professionals to respond to, manage, and de-escalate the various forms of disorder occurring across the country.
We’ll explore the main types of crises, their causes, the different classifications of involved individuals, and the psychosocial factors that contribute to their emergence and escalation. Additionally, the course aims to shed light on the psychological impact of crisis on the responding criminal justice professionals.
We also delve into the long-term effects, such as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), examining their diagnosis, treatment options, and potential outcomes. This course equips students with a profound understanding of crisis management in the criminal justice field, preparing them to handle challenging situations effectively and ethically.
Intro to Healthcare Service Systems
This course serves as an engaging introduction to the current state and emerging trends in health services delivery. It offers students a deep dive into established practices while encouraging critical examination of contemporary issues facing this sector.
From exploring recent developments and their implications for patient care and policy to examining best practices and their effectiveness, students will gain valuable insights into the complex world of healthcare. We also tackle pressing challenges, such as healthcare access, quality of care, and the role of technology.
Built on the knowledge from prerequisite business core classes, the course allows students to apply their business insights in the healthcare context. This approach equips them with a nuanced understanding of health services delivery, preparing them for potential careers in healthcare management or policy.
Introduction to Healthcare Policy
This course equips students to orchestrate and direct policy analysis, addressing the underlying ethics and values inherent in their work. It also guides them in crafting and refining policy solutions through detailed analysis and strategic advocacy.
Students are encouraged to form a unique ‘theory’ or ‘philosophy’ of policy analysis within the context of American democracy. This foundation will be invaluable for their future careers in the healthcare field or public health sector. By integrating theoretical knowledge with practical skills, this course prepares students to take on influential roles in shaping health policies.
Healthcare Financial Management
This course emphasizes the application of accounting and economic principles to efficiently manage healthcare resources in both community and private healthcare organizations. Students will learn to organize, interpret, and utilize these principles to aid in effective decision-making.
Moreover, the course delves into healthcare policies that significantly influence financial and organizational decisions, affecting the delivery of healthcare services. By understanding these interconnected elements, students will be better prepared to navigate and impact the financial landscape of healthcare organizations.
This course on operations management delves into the design, planning, control, and enhancement of various operations, covering manufacturing, service operations, and other business contexts. It emphasizes analytical methods for tackling management issues, with a focus on constructing mathematical models and employing advanced quantitative decision-making techniques.
The curriculum includes a range of mathematical techniques, such as expected value, learning curves, and linear programming techniques related to transportation models, scheduling, and optimization. It also provides insights into waiting line models (queuing theory), equipping students with a robust set of tools to address operational challenges in diverse business scenarios.
Organizational Behavior & Change
This course tackles the modern-day challenges faced by managers in the ever-evolving global economy, such as improving performance and maximizing productivity with fewer resources. It provides students with insights into how organizations function as systems, employing a variety of strategies.
Drawing upon diverse fields like management, organizational psychology, and sociology, the course integrates these perspectives to create a multifaceted understanding of organizational operation. It emphasizes practical application, preparing students to effectively navigate and influence various types of organizations.
Innovation & Entrepreneurship
This course delves into the multifaceted world of innovation and entrepreneurship, exploring business models, frameworks, funding structures, hurdles, and risks associated with launching new products and services. It presents entrepreneurship as both a mindset for fostering innovation within existing businesses and as a route towards establishing new enterprises. By nurturing this dual perspective, the course equips students with the skills and understanding necessary to drive innovation and entrepreneurship in various business contexts.
Counseling & Psychotherapy
This course provides a comprehensive overview of the primary theories of counseling, supplemented by practical techniques and strategies for providing support and catalyzing change. The objective is to intertwine theoretical understanding with practical skill development, preparing students to become proficient providers of support services in the human services field. Through this course, students will get a chance to explore and practice these concepts, enhancing their preparedness for real-world scenarios.
Treatment Systems in Human Services
Under the banner of Treatment Systems, this course surveys both historical and contemporary treatment methodologies in the fields of human services and mental health. The curriculum includes a variety of interventions, spanning individual, group, and psychoeducational approaches. We will identify and examine treatment resources at local, state, regional, and national levels, providing a comprehensive view of available support mechanisms. Additionally, the course delves into ethical standards governing intervention, case management, and treatment methods, underlining the importance of professional ethics in practice.
This course dives into the multifaceted implications of drug use and abuse, covering psychological, physical, socio-economic, and spiritual aspects. Students will gain insight into the ripple effects of substance use disorders, exploring their impact on communities, families, individuals, and society at large. The course distinguishes between the use and abuse of diverse substances, laying emphasis on the associated human behavior patterns, from experimentation and usage, through to dependency, abuse, and addiction. The course also scrutinizes current strategies for preventing substance abuse at local, state, regional, and national levels, highlighting the integral role of the substance abuse counselor in these efforts.
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