Master of Business Administration
Business is about much more than turning a profit.
The corporate world needs leaders who look to bigger things—like wise stewardship. Through the Christian MBA, develop the spiritual strengths you need to forge a better path forward.
Cairn University (USA)
Hybrid (online + in-person)
US$23,730 for whole program
TIME TO COMPLETE
2 years, part-time
Master of Business Administration
June 1, 2021
Early bird special: Apply before April 1 to have your application fee waived!
MEDIUM OF INSTRUCTION
Excel as a Christian leader in and out of the workplace. Through our Master of Business Administration program in partnership with Cairn University, you will develop leadership skills for the business environment as well as the character to serve the kingdom of God within it.
Cairn University focuses on students' spiritual strengths as well as academic strengths. Businesses seek employees with spiritual strengths such as integrity, wisdom, courage, diligence, respect, obedience and honor. Corporations appreciate Cairn alumni for their positive attitudes, sense of purpose and employee engagement.
Professor Evan Curry, Cairn University
Dean, School of Business, Corporate Outreach Officer
Why a Master of Business Administration?
Christian values and practices
This masters in business administration program will challenge you to grow as both a faithful servant of Christ and as a strong business leader. Pairing theory and practice with theology and Christian values, you'll gain a godly understanding of key business concepts such as ownership, productivity, transaction, profit, employment, and more.
A vision for God means you'll see beyond material and personal gain and look toward something bigger — like wise stewardship of social, spiritual, and cultural capital for building communities.
With the East-West partnership between Cairn and Lumina, you'll learn from both the global and local contexts, drawing on the expertise and experience of business educators with cultural and professional backgrounds that traverse countries and continents.
Business leadership is more than skill and power — when founded on the solid ground of godly truths, you will be driven by an entrepreneurial spirit filled with hope to face the evolving challenges of the time.
Why a Christian MBA with Cairn University?
A little more detail
Cairn University, founded in 1913, is a nondenominational Christian university in Pennsylvania, USA. Cairn University invites students to walk a different path: one that will challenge, inspire, and prepare for life and work.
This MBA curriculum from Cairn places an emphasis on “international entrepreneurship,” featuring specialized coursework on entrepreneurial initiatives and operations, as well as first-hand international exposure for enhancing global vision and partnering capacity.
HYBRID & COHORT LEARNING MODEL
Flexible hybrid format, where face-to-face teaching is blended with online delivery to maximize your learning experiences while fitting into your work schedule
Experienced local faculty co-teach in the program with fly-in faculty from Cairn University to enrich and situate student learning in contemporary Hong Kong and Asian contexts in balance with global perspectives
Throughout the duration of the program, students will study together with the same group (the cohort), going through the same courses together in the same sequence. This has the benefit of building a strong sense of community within the learning cohort.
TIME FOR COMPLETION
This curriculum that is both Christian and professional can be completed part-time in two years at a moderate pace, resulting in master-level qualifications.
Whether you study in the U.S. or Hong Kong, there is no difference in terms of the master's degree obtained, as the Hong Kong degree program is recognized as identical by both the U.S. degree-granting university and the Hong Kong government.
The added benefits of studying in Hong Kong include 1) saving on the expenses and energy of traveling to the U.S. to study, and 2) learning and applying knowledge from the courses into the local Hong Kong and Asian contexts, as the program is taught by both local and overseas faculty.
This program is registered with the Hong Kong Education Bureau and the respective registration number is shown on the program brochure. From the perspective of the Hong Kong government and/or employers in Hong Kong, the degree is the same as one earned from studying the same program in the U.S. In addition, Cairn University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.
Application fee: HK$200 / US$25 (for overseas applicants)
US$565 per credit hour for a course
US$23,730 for the whole program
A U.S.-equivalent bachelor's degree*, with a minimum of 2.5 cumulative GPA
Official transcripts from credit-awarding colleges
TOEFL (iBT: 80) or IELTS (6.5) (may be waived)
Two academic/professional recommendations
An admission interview
*A U.S. bachelor's or equivalent degree is required. If you do not have a bachelor's degree, we encourage you to take one of our diploma or certificate programs.