Eastern Mennonite University has received approval for this program from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. Goshen College and Bluffton University have received approval from the Higher Learning Commission. Learn more about the accreditation…
You can choose to have your degree come from any of the four schools: Bluffton University, Canadian Mennonite University, Eastern Mennonite University, or Goshen College. If you do not choose, we will choose a school for you. All of your courses will be registered with that school so your transcripts will show all credit given by the school you choose.
It is expected that students will attend the graduation of the school that is issuing their degree. If, given unusual circumstances, a student wishes to attend the graduation ceremony of a different Collaborative MBA participant school than the one they are receiving their degree from, they must petition the Collaborative MBA program director by November 30 of the academic year within which they will graduate with a rationale for wanting to change graduation locations. If permission is granted by the Collaborative MBA program director, the student will be responsible to make arrangements to obtain the appropriate graduation regalia for the school where they will be physically present for graduation.
Each school will list all Collaborative MBA graduates along with their degree issuing school in their graduation programs.
The program is divided into nine core courses that everyone takes and three courses directly related to your area of concentration.
You will be assigned an advisor once you enter the program.
Up to four years.
Once you are accepted into the program, you may start taking classes with the next available cohort.
The cohort model is ideal when students move through the program together as a community. However, we understand sometimes life gets in the way. If for some reason you need to take a break for personal or professional reasons, you can drop out of a class (see refund policy) and resume with the cohort when your schedule permits. You would simply take the missed course(s) the following year. We strongly suggest, however, that you wait until the end of the semester so that you can earn credit for the work you have begun.
One of our program core values is “Global Citizenship.” We believe that organizations today are interdependent and mutually accountable to local, national, and global communities. As a result, we believe in interdisciplinary, cross-cultural, and interfaith engagement. To that end, a global perspective is important for today’s business and organizational leaders. This one-week international residency not only provides students with a global perspective but also a context and on-going case study for the entire MBA curriculum. In addition, it is also a resume enhancing hands-on experience that provides perspective for student’s day-to-day work and their development as leaders in their organization.
Some students have used the international residency as a launching point for further travel or holiday time in the same location or region, and this may include family members or friends. Students who take opportunity to extend their experience for personal reasons should plan for their family/friend to arrive on location no earlier than the departure day of the residency.
Any computer or laptop purchased in the past three years will meet the minimum specs.
The first cohort started in August of 2014 with a new cohort beginning each August.
For admission in fall 2016 the deadline is July 15. The first 18 students who send in their deposits of $300 USD will be enrolled for fall 2016.
Yes, an interview, either in person, conference call, or videoconference, is required.
Yes, you can transfer up to six semester hours into the program from another accredited graduate program. This decision is made by each individual school MBA director.
Six semester hours.
The semester hour rate is $759 USD for the next cohort starting in August 2016. The tuition rate for the program includes all expenses during both the national and international residencies (excluding transportation). Learn more…
You will receive a bill from your school.
How do I contact the Financial Aid Office at my school?
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You will need to declare a concentration by the end of the first semester of your first year in the program.
You can drop a class. The last day to withdraw from a class and receive a “W” is the same as the last day for a refund. See our program’s refund policy.
Incomplete courses will need approval of the program director in consultation with the professor. The course work then needs to be completed four weeks after the course is over.