School of Business offers online master’s degree

Union’s McAfee School of Business will offer its first online cohort March 14 for the Master of Business Administration degree.

The school offers 13-month and 24-month traditional options, but this new initiative will open admissions opportunities for people across the world or right here in Jackson who have busy schedules.

While the online option will allow flexibility, it does not claim to be of lesser quality or easier than the traditional classroom route.

“I have witnessed firsthand the efforts put forth by our professors as they prepare themselves for this transition,” said Caitlin Roach, graduate assistant and MBA student.

“Each professor is working diligently to determine how to best translate his or her class into an online format, as well as undergoing training in order to be familiar with the tools provided by an online education.”

The MBA degree integrates relevant, top-tier academics with Christian faith in a way that effectively impacts business ethics and organizational decision-making, according to Union’s website.

“The MBA is valuable because it is both versatile and marketable, meaning that employers see individuals with this degree as knowledgeable and skilled in a variety of areas,” Roach said.

During the summer, the school received accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. Less than five percent of business schools worldwide boast this highly esteemed recognition.

The school also now offers a fifth-year program, which enables students to earn a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and an MBA in five years.

In this accelerated 13-month graduate-level program, students meet for class two nights a week.

To be eligible for admissions into the MBA program at Union, students must take the Graduate Management Admissions Test, or GMAT.

Students have several opportunities throughout the school year to get official preparation assistance, such as free practice exams and application advice.


The Hundley Center will host a free GMAT practice exam for all students Nov. 9. For more information about Union’s MBA program or the GMAT, students should contact Dr. Luanne Powell, MBA director, at 731-661-5341 or

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