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Online Master of Business Administration

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High-quality, Innovative MBA from a Christian Perspective

Earn your MBA at Calvin, where you’ll learn by doing, build community, and develop as a faithful leader.

Calvin University’s MBA combines mostly online coursework with deep opportunities to build community with a cohort, bookending your MBA with an intensive week on campus together at the beginning and end of the program. With experiential learning woven throughout your coursework, you’ll dive into innovation, strategy, leadership, and if desired, an optional area of focus designed around your personal learning goals. If you’re new to the academic study of business, you’ll start with business essentials, while those already well along their way in business can jump into high level coursework. See the difference we can make when business acumen is combined with Christian values and ethics — and let’s make business better together.

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  • Duration 13-25 months
  • Cost per Credit $673
  • Credit Hours 36

Program Benefits

  • No GMAT required for admission with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Emphasize leadership and innovation, plus five optional areas of focus
  • Affordable tuition
  • Mostly online format in 7 – 8-week terms
  • Two 1-week summer residencies on campus

Practical Skills for Real-World Issues

By completing the online MBA program with Calvin, you’ll prepare to impact your industry as an innovative leader as you integrate your faith and think deeply about business decisions supported by the pillars of experiential learning and community. All courses are founded on Christian values and deliver practical skills for real-world business issues.

Learning in a community is a hallmark of the Calvin MBA, which is supported with student cohorts, some synchronous sessions in each course, and with two 1-week summer residencies on Calvin’s campus in Grand Rapids, Michigan. In addition to an outstanding and flexible academic experience, the online MBA program also offers five optional areas of focus in nonprofit management, marketing, finance, business analytics, and applied communication. These focus areas are designed to elevate your professional expertise and arm you with a competitive edge as you advance your career. Whether you choose an area of focus or not, fulltime students can complete the online MBA in 13 months.

Career Outlook

Calvin’s online MBA program will prepare you for career advancement within your field, along with diverse leadership positions in various sectors of business. By supplementing the online MBA with one of the program’s areas of focus, you’ll build specific skills for a career focused on nonprofit management, marketing, finance, business analytics, and applied communication.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports a steady growth rate for business management positions.

Career Outlook


Calvin University provides students with an academic experience founded on liberal arts and Christian perspectives. With the online MBA program, you’ll gain broad practical knowledge and strategy skills to lead in a changing business environment.

The online MBA requires the completion of 30 – 36 credit hours, including courses in five optional areas of focus. Choose from areas in nonprofit management, marketing, finance, business analytics, and applied communication.

We recognize that back-to-back courses can be challenging, so we’ve intentionally built most of our MBA coursework to last just 7 weeks, giving you a one-week break between most courses.

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Program Outcomes

Once you complete the online MBA program, you’ll be able to:

Choose from 5 Areas of Focus

Calvin’s MBA offers a general track tailored to fit your needs with several elective courses of your choosing or you can select from one of these areas of focus: nonprofit management, marketing, finance, business analytics, and applied communication.

Master of Business Administration (MBA): Business Analytics

The MBA Area of Focus in – Business Analytics will prepare you for success in competitive marketplaces with knowledge of data wrangling, predictive analysis, and data visualizations tools.

Some prior experience with programming, statistics, and linear algebra is required.

Master of Business Administration (MBA): Nonprofit Management

The MBA Area of Focus in Nonprofit Management explores the essentials of leadership and how utilizing such skills in the nonprofit sector can benefit communities across the world.

Master of Business Administration (MBA): Applied Communication

The MBA Area of Focus in Applied Communication offers leading-edge advertising and PR skills.

Master of Business Administration (MBA): Finance

The MBA Area of Focus in Finance clarifies advanced corporate finance. Explore additional topics through two elective courses.

Master of Business Administration (MBA): Marketing

This MBA Area of Focus dives into marketing strategy and allows flexibility to explore additional marketing or communication courses.

Admission Requirements

It’s free to apply to Calvin’s graduate programs. To apply for the online MBA program from Calvin University, you’ll need:

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Tuition Details

Calvin University’s online MBA program requires the completion of 36 credit hours, at $673 per credit.

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Calvin Faculty

Faculty members care deeply for student success and invest time building personal relationships and understanding students’ needs. They are passionate about their fields and are committed to helping every student succeed academically and professionally.

Faculty Spotlight

Leonard Van Drunen

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Professor Van Drunen holds a PhD in finance from Purdue University and a master’s degree from the London School of Economics and Political Science along with a bachelor’s degree in business from Dordt College.

He teaches corporate finance, financial analysis and valuation and financial planning. He served as chair of the Calvin business program from 2010 to 2019. Other teaching experience includes University of Utah and University of Cambridge, England, and two universities in China.

Prior to joining Calvin University, Professor Van Drunen worked in investment banking as a managing director with J.P. Morgan in New York, Tokyo, and London, and with Merrill Lynch in New York. He is published in the Journal of Accounting and Economics, the Journal of Biblical Integration in Business and The Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics, among others.

Professor Van Drunen is an active real estate developer and an avid cyclist.

Financial Aid

At Calvin University, we’re committed to making your education affordable. Find out more about your financial aid options, including U.S. military benefits and employer tuition reimbursement. 

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Online Learning That Fits Into Your Life

The program engages all areas of life. At Calvin, we believe that learning comes from doing, and we maintain our commitment to practical, hands-on application and experience for online students.

Embrace the flexibility of an online program coupled with individualized instruction.

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Frequently Asked Questions

If you have a question we don’t cover here, request more information or call 1-855-474-8346.

Fulltime online MBA students can complete the MBA in as little as thirteen months.

Yes. The online MBA offers both part- and full-time options.

The first step is to complete and submit the online application. Applying to Calvin’s MBA is free.

You can start the online MBA program at six different start dates throughout the year, flexible to meet your needs.

You can select a general MBA that consists of 12 required courses and 3 additional master’s courses of your choice (in consultation with your advisor) to complete the program. The five available areas of focus – Applied Communication, Business Analytics, Finance, Marketing, and Nonprofit Management – are optional ways to complete the full 30-36 hours for your MBA. Learn more about the curriculum for the online MBA by visiting the program’s curriculum page.

Once you complete the online MBA program, you’ll be qualified for a variety of in-demand leadership careers, including roles such as top executive, fundraising manager, administrative services manager, marketing manager, and more. Visit this program’s career outcomes page to learn more about the professional opportunities that await you.

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