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Northwest Nazarene University

Campus: Nampa, Idaho

Type: Private

Accreditation: ACBSP

Base Program Cost: $23,982

Per Credit Hour: $571 per course

Minimum Credit Hours: 42

GMAT Required: No

Minimum Time Commitment: 16 months

Online Concentrations: Healthcare, Operations Management, Finance, Global Business

On Campus Requirement: No

School Site: Online MBA Overview | Tuition | Financial Aid


Northwest Nazarene University is a nonprofit Christian university that offers more than 11 different master’s degrees, including an MBA. The MBA program is offered at the Nampa and Boise campuses as well as online. The program is described as a generalist program, meaning it is designed for working adults who are willing to commit to an intensive course of study. The online MBA classes are organized in a cohort model, which means that you’ll be in a group of students who move through courses together.


Northwest Nazarene University’s MBA program is internationally accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools & Programs (ACBSP). The program is also regionally accredited by the Northwest Commission on College and Universities.


As mentioned above, Northwest Nazarene University’s MBA program is offered to online students. The online program is self-paced can be completed in as little as 16 months. Significant reading is required in the MBA courses, and students can expect to spend 12-16 hours working on each course per week. Areas of emphasis within the MBA program include Healthcare, Operations Management, Finance, and Global Business.


To be considered for admission to Northwest Nazarene University’s MBA program, potential students must meet a number of requirements. These items include:

  • Baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university
  • 3.0 cumulative GPA
  • Favorable recommendation from the School of Business Graduate Committee
  • $50 application fee
  • Personal essay
  • Two recommendation forms

Northwest Nazarene University’s online MBA program works with an array of lifestyles, so it’s definitely a great option for students who are juggling numerous commitments.

Tuition and Financial Aid

The estimated tuition for Northwest Nazarene University’s MBA program is about $23,982 per year. For those who need help with tuition, the university does award financial aid to those who qualify. The university encourages students to apply for financial aid by April 15 and will let each student know their financial aid status after analyzing their applications.