Founded in 1971 by Rev. Jerry Falwell, Liberty University, while a young university, has grown tremendously in its short existence into the largest private, non-profit university in the nation. As a SACS-accredited institution, Liberty ensures that it meets all standards accreditation entails, while also maintaining its evangelical commitment to conservative Christian values. Liberty is located in Lynchburg, VA.
The Liberty University School of Business offers two online MBA programs through Liberty University Online: a 36-hour MBA, and a 45-hour specialized MBA. Both include the same rigorous coursework taught by reputable, highly-trained faculty, and both accept transfer credit hours for professional experience (6 hours for the general MBA, and 12 for the specialized). However, the 45-hour online MBA allows a student further instruction in a specialization, with a choice of Accounting, Criminal Justice, Healthcare Management, Human Resources, International Business, Leadership, Marketing, Project Management, Public Administration, or Public Relations. The Liberty Online MBA emphasizes managerial experience and high ethical standards, and courses train students in the application of ethics to managerial practice.
The application process requires:
• Online or mail application
• $50.00 Deferred application fee
• Unofficial college transcripts (official transcripts must be received by the end of the first term)
• Regionally or nationally accredited bachelor’s degree with at least a 3.0 GPA and a minimum of 15 hours of upper level (300-400 level) undergraduate coursework in Business
Both online MBA programs cost $438 per credit hour, for a total cost of $19,710 for the specialized and $15,768 for the general MBA. In addition to federal and private student loans, Liberty offers a number of potential scholarships for online graduate students. Interested students can check out Liberty University Online 101, a realistic online class simulation, to see what an online course is like. There are also tutorial videos to help applicants through the process.