Master of Business Administration (MBA)

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Program Overview

The Master of Business Administration in Leadership, an online (hybrid) program, is designed for adult students who are working in a setting where they can immediately apply and practice the theories and skills they learn in the program. Simpson University believes that adult students learn best when their courses are relevant and applicable to what they are currently doing and what they want to become. The 36-credit program is structured so that students complete it in one or two years by taking one or two seven-week courses at a time. This allows for maximum attention to each course and for learning to build from course to course across the program.


The program’s emphasis on Leadership enables students to develop the specific skills and knowledge that will best fit their career goals. In addition to the required 18 core credits, students will apply higher-order critical thinking and abstract thought in these specialized courses:

MBA 6000 Data-Driven Decision-Making
MBA 6020 Leading Gig Era & Digital Innovation
MBA 6050 Entrepreneurial Funding & Leadership
MBA 6070 Ethical Governance & Regulation
MBA 6080 Real-World Economics
MBA 6100 Strategic Planning & Positioning Capstone

This program identifies the following objectives as critical to the development of highly skilled entrepreneurs, managers, and ethical leaders:

  • Develop professionals in the field of business administration and leadership who can assume responsible modern organizational roles.
  • Collaborate in economic analysis, planning, and implementation.
  • Instill the values of responsible stewardship, respect for human difference, fairness, integrity, honesty, and service.
  • Create an environment in which students can freely and respectfully collaborate, experience, question, grow and develop.
  • Instill the expectation that all human beings are responsible to influence the world for good and noble purposes.
  • Prepare leaders for a life of entrepreneurship, leadership, and service.

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Our graduate admissions counselor is available to speak personally with people interested in applying to the program. The selection of candidates for the program is based on evidence of academic ability, interest in the field, emotional stability, maturity, integrity, and fit with the program. Applicants must meet the requirements outlined below:

  • Baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution
  • A minimum GPA of 3.0 in your final 60-semester credits
  • Demonstrated interest in and commitment to the study of business administration and leadership.

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