Gardner-Webb University

Godbold School of Business

MBA Plus Certification



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

MBA Plus Certification

Format: Online

Program Description:

The MBA Plus is a certificate program that provides graduates of an accredited graduate business program the opportunity to update their business education and explore new career paths in teaching by meeting the basic accreditation standard of having earned a minimum of 18 graduate hours in a discipline in order to teach a college-level course. The MBA Plus provides business professionals who hold master’s degrees in business with a means of keeping up with the ever-changing business environment and remaining competitive. MBA Plus Emphasis Options: * Accounting* * Economics * Finance * Human Resources * International Business * Management Information Systems * Marketing * Healthcare Management * Undergraduate MAcc Prerequisites are required. Requirements: The MBA Plus certificate requires completion of eighteen graduate semester hours (six courses). At least twelve graduate hours must be taken at Gardner-Webb University. Students will be allowed to take more than the minimum number of credit hours if they wish. Courses that have been previously taken may be repeated. Students can transfer in up to 6 hours towards the 18-hour requirement for the certificate. Accounting emphasis applicants should meet the prerequisite requirements of the MAcc Program in order to take most of the graduate accounting courses.


Gardner-Webb University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) to award MBA, MAcc, and International MBA degrees to qualified candidates. This regional accrediting agency regulates major universities throughout the southeast to evaluate the quality of their programs in or maintain a high level of academic excellence. Additionally, the School of Business is accredited by the Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) and licensed by the South Carolina Commission on Higher Education.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: No

International Financial Aid: No

Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): $420 USD

Classification: Master's College or University I

Locale: Fringe Rural Area

Size & Settings: 3,000-5,999

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