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Accreditation: ACBSP | Base Program Cost: $ 20,196 | GMAT: Yes | Time commitment: 12 months.

Harding University is a private, liberal arts Christian university was founded in 1924 and is associated with the Church of Christ. The school, which is based near Little Rock, offers four campuses in the United States and offers seven international campuses.

Harding University believes that all leadership and management skills can be sharpened through a curriculum that is deep rooted in the Christian faith. Harding’s online MBA will help students find a balance among work, family, church, and community. By allowing online students to set their own pace, the school allows students to succeed in personal and professional growth.


Harding University’s Paul R. Carter College of Business Administration has been accredited by the Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) since 1991.


Through biblical and value-oriented foundations, the online MBA program at Harding University will provide students with a unique business perspective. Every class will focus on ethics, global awareness, technology, and written and oral communications. Students will work with professors that exhibit high moral and religious convictions, and are dedicated to their field of study. In each class students will work individually, in a group, and with presentations to help create a real world work environment.


Students that enter the program can choose the pace that they are comfortable with. There is an accelerated program that offers students 36 hours of core foundation in the business world. There is another route that will allow students to take 42 hours and pick up a concentration. There are four concentrations available to students: health care management, information technology management, international business, and leadership and organizational management. Each online class will take students 6 weeks. Students are expected to log-in five out of the seven days of the week and engage in the virtual classroom.

Harding University’s online MBA program is completely online and can be earned from anywhere in the world. Students will engage with other students from all across the world and in varying industries.


The requirements for applying to the Harding University’s online MBA program include:

  • Completion of the graduate school application
  • Undergraduate transcripts
  • Resume
  • GMAT/GRE scores
  • Two recommendation forms ( Professional or Academic)
  • Immunization Verification Form
  • $40.00 application fee

Tuition and Financial Aid

Students that obtain a base level online MBA from Harding University can expect to pay $20,196. This price is for students who are a part of the 36 hour accelerated program. Those that chose to take the concentration route will have extra classes to take at an additional cost.

School Resources

Harding University uses Moodle and Canvas to deliver web-based learning systems to deliver course instructions to students. Through these systems, students will have access to all supplemental materials that are posted by the instructor during a class. For students that enroll for the 2012-2013 school year will notice a transition from Moddle to Canvas.