Master of Business Administration, M.B.A.

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Exercise your mission in the world at a higher level with expertise in the Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) degree program at Palm Beach Atlantic University. Here, our commitment to living into Christ’s vision for the world informs our approach to the people, places, and products that shape and grow businesses.

Rinker School of Business

West Palm Beach

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Why Pursue your M.B.A. at PBA?

Stand firm in a learning community that reflects your Christian values, amplifies your business skills, and inspires you to follow your professional passions. Palm Beach Atlantic’s two-year M.B.A. program prepares you to lead organizations, manage in diverse global contexts, think creatively, and make sound decisions and exercise good judgment amid uncertainty. 

 

Drill down into one of six M.B.A. concentrations—Accounting, Enterprise Systems, Finance, Global Development, Marketing, and Project Management—to further prepare for long-term career success.

 

  • Faith-Rooted Mission: Our M.B.A. courses are infused with Christian morals and values that will frame your ethical business conduct throughout your career.
  • Work While You Learn: Flexible evening and 100% online program options empower you to balance your home, work, and educational commitments.
  • Accelerated & Affordable: Earn your M.B.A. degree in about 24 months at a competitive overall cost.
  • Personalized Attention: In classes of no more than 25 students, thrive with direct faculty interactions and intense collaboration with your peers.

AACSB Accredited

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Accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) is a globally recognized marker of excellence for business programs. As the longest-standing credential of its kind, AACSB accreditation indicates rigorous academics, notable faculty qualifications, and a career-focused curriculum.

Our M.B.A. program is also accredited by the International Assembly of Collegiate Business Education (IACBE) and has been ranked among University HQ’s 2022 Best MBA Colleges in Florida.

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What You’ll Learn

PBA’s Master of Business Administration strengthens your ability to:

  • Produce a formalized assessment of corporate performance analysis and objective decision making through a structured framework approach
  • Demonstrate critical thinking and team building skills in varied business environments
  • Select and employ appropriate quantitative approaches to support management problem solving and decision making
  • Explain a Christian worldview when addressing ethical and leadership dilemmas.

Flexibly Designed for Working Professionals

Advance your qualifications while maintaining your career performance and goals. Our M.B.A. courses are offered in convenient evening slots on our West Palm Beach campus, or you can study online in asynchronous courses at your own pace. Start this two-year, 36-credit-hour program in the fall (August) or spring (January).

Program Details

Dig into primary principles within upper-level business management in areas like marketing, corporate finance, operations, accounting and auditing, and project management. Then, according to your career trajectory, build out your expertise in a specialized M.B.A. concentration: 

  • Accounting
  • Enterprise Systems
  • Finance
  • Marketing
  • Project Management
  • Global Development

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Program Details

In order to be considered for the Master of Business Administration program, you will:

  1. Earn a baccalaureate degree in business administration from a regionally accredited institution or a baccalaureate degree in another major with successful completion of foundational business courses in financial accounting, managerial accounting, microeconomics and statistics.
  2. Submit:
    • Official transcript from college/university where bachelor’s degree was conferred and from college/university where prerequisite courses were taken
    • A current resume
  3. Complete a faculty interview – Once candidates submit all required documents, the complete application is reviewed by the Graduate Admissions Committee to determine invitations for an interview.
  4. Submit GMAT/GRE scores UNLESS: your GPA from an AACSB accredited business school is above 3.25 OR your record of work and scholarship similarly demonstrates to the Graduate Admissions Committee your ability to succeed in a rigorous MBA curriculum.

You will be notified in writing of the Graduate Admissions Committee’s decision within two weeks after submitting your completed application. To secure a spot in the Master of Business Administration program, accepted students must, no later than 30 days before classes begin, submit:

  • A non-refundable $100 deposit, which is applied to tuition upon enrollment

Estimated tuition for the MBA program is $24,898.

 

The cost of tuition is calculated based on 36 credit hours at $720 per credit and a resource fee of $290 per semester. This is based on a two-year, full-time degree plan.

 

Financial aid may include work study programs and student loans. Apply for financial aid each year at www.fafsa.ed.gov to determine your eligibility. Contact finaid@pba.edu with all financial aid questions.

Our steadfast donors empower PBA to offer one of the largest scholarships for M.B.A. students in Florida. If you are enrolled in the M.B.A. program, in good academic standing, and completing at least six credit hours each semester, you are eligible for the $4,000 Dr. Joe J. Eassa, Jr. Scholarship.

 

Contact the Rinker School of Business for additional information at (561) 803-2122.

In your M.B.A. application, you should demonstrate completion of four prerequisite courses with a minimum grade of C or GPA of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale:

  • Financial Accounting
  • Managerial Accounting
  • Elementary Statistics
  • Principles of Macroeconomics OR Principles of Microeconomics

While the general M.B.A. program equips you for management and business ownership, you can choose to hone your expertise in one of five core M.B.A. concentrations: Accounting, Enterprise Systems, Finance, Marketing, or Project Management. 

 

PBA also offers dual/joint M.B.A. degrees with our Pharm.D., M.Div., and Master of Global Development programs.

Opt for an additional Global Development concentration to gain a broader sense of business and policy in international contexts. This 9-credit extension involves courses in global economics, development policy, and development economics, along with an international business trip scheduled each May.

Develop your professional competence and confidence, network with fellow professionals, map out potential career paths, and gain hands-on experience applying theory in the workplace in an optional one-credit internship placement. 

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Careers in Business

Strive for impact as a highly trained, highly valued leader and mentor in local, national, and global business settings. Our six M.B.A. concentrations equip you with applicable skills for a wide variety of professional contexts, whether you intend to advance in your current career or shift into a new field or more lucrative role. 

 

Overall, management occupations garner median annual wages over $107,000 in positions like:

  • Sales Manager
  • Business Consultant
  • Financial Analyst
  • Management Analyst
  • Business Development Associate
  • Sales Representative

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