Master of Business Administration

Concordia's Master of Business Administration program was designed for working professionals to develop and strengthen the skills and knowledge needed for ethical service and leadership in today's business environment.  

The program is designed to be flexible, convenient and affordable to meet your needs and lifestyle.

Program overview


The Master of Business Administration degree requires 36 semester hours of credit comprising 12 courses. No thesis is required for this degree. Students ordinarily take one course at a time to accommodate their professional and personal schedules.

All MBA students take seven core courses: Managerial Economics, Human Resource Management, Corporate Finance, Accounting, Business Ethics, Leadership and Organizational Behavior, and Strategic Management. Students choose one of 13 emphasis areas to develop an area of expertise.

The MBA program offers the following emphasis areas:

  • Aging Studies

  • Corporate Communications

  • Environmental Studies

  • Finance

  • Health Care Administration

  • Human Resource Management

  • International Business

  • Management

  • Management Information Systems

  • Marketing

  • Nonprofit Management

  • Public Administration

  • Risk Management


Students take the core MBA courses one night per week at Concordia University, Nebraska's Lincoln campus. Students in the management and finance emphases can take emphasis classes via video conferencing between Nebraska's Lincoln campus and Concordia University Wisconsin. Students in the aging studies emphasis will take courses in the Concordia University, Nebraska gerontology program either face-to-face or online. Students desiring any of the ten other emphases take classes via e-learning from Concordia University Wisconsin professors. All courses are designed to be completed in 8-12 weeks.


Concordia University has an established record of preparing ethical business leaders. The MBA program offers the same quality of education for professionals who want to continue their education and advance their careers.


Professionals who complete an MBA with one of the emphasis areas:

  • Develop effective leadership and decision-making skills;

  • Become proficient in working with financial documents;

  • Understand how to navigate the ethical issues of today's business environment;

  • Gain expertise in their chosen specialty area;

  • Learn about strategic business management.

See also: Review the courses and program stucture for Concordia's MBA program