One Year MBA Program

The 10-Month MBA is created specifically to meet the needs of active professionals. Offered in a fully online format, completed in less than a year, and competitively priced under 20k, this program will prepare you as a leader in your field.

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10-Month MBA

The 10-month Master of Business Administration will allow you to gain a greater working knowledge of business and managerial skills that have real-world applications – particularly if you are seeking leadership roles or career advancement.

You will learn techniques for innovative problem solving and decision making, while enjoying the opportunity to study alongside other professionals with similar interests and varied work experience. As you develop your knowledge of key business functions, you will also gain experience through course projects, simulations, and interactions with business leaders.

Affordable MBA

While other colleges offer similar MBA programs, Gardner-Webb’s format is unique. “Our design allows a student to take two courses every eight weeks,” Dean Mischia Taylor explained. “Our entire faculty has worked to develop courses that are of the highest quality and value. We are also proud this program maintains the Gardner-Webb tradition of small class sizes, which gives us an opportunity to develop relationships with our students.”

Admissions Requirements

  • A completed application with a $40 non-refundable processing fee
  • Résumé detailing professional experience
  • Minimum GPA as detailed below
  • Official transcripts from every accredited institution attended
  • Satisfaction of any prerequisites stipulated by the Academic Catalog

College Credit and Testing

There is no testing requirement for applicants who meet one of the following criteria.

  • Hold a graduate degree from a regionally accredited university
  • Hold a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited university with a minimum 3.0 overall GPA or a minimum 3.0 GPA in last 64 credit hours of courses
  • Hold a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited university with a minimum 2.5 overall GPA or minimum 2.60 GPA in last 64 credit hours of courses, AND have completed at least three years of professional work experience within a relevant industry sector as determined by the Admissions Committee and verified by a professional résumé


Applicants with a GPA below the 2.5 minimum can still qualify for the program with a QA (Quantitative Acceptance) Formula score of 950 or better. To qualify for this option, applicants must meet the following requirements.

  1. Hold a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited university with a minimum 2.25 overall GPA or minimum 2.5 GPA in last 64 credit hours of courses
  2. Obtain a minimum GMAT score of 450 (GRE is accepted using the GRE® Comparison Tool for Business Schools to convert the GRE score to GMAT equivalent)

The QA score is determined with the QA Formula: (GPA x 200)+GMAT Score >= 950

For example, a 2.25 overall GPA and a 500 GMAT would result in a total of 950, which is acceptable for full admission.

GRE/MAT/PRAXIS II test scores are an optional admissions requirement for Summer 2020 and Fall 2020 admissions. Applicants that opt out of the test will be considered for the provisional admissions.

Tuition Costs

Master of Business Administration – 10 Month (MBA10)

Tuition is charged by credit hour and each class offered in the MBA10 is a three (3) hour class. Students are registered for 2 courses per 8-week term. The MBA10 program consists of 10 courses (30 credit hours).

Fee DescriptionCost per Credit Hour
Course (3 credit hours)$660
Technology (online class fee)$50

Graduates from the Master of Business Administration 10-month program will develop skills that spur opportunities for advancement in business and management. Some of our graduates are now:

  • City Clerks
  • Corporate Executive Officers
  • Small Business Owners
  • Human Resource Directors
  • Healthcare Administrators
  • Corporate Financial Officers
  • Production Coordinators
  • Contract Specialists
  • Sales Managers
  • Software Analysts
  • Regional Marketing Specialists

Students in the 10-month MBA program will take the following courses:

  • Managerial Accounting
  • International Business
  • Managerial Economics
  • Managerial Finance
  • Marketing Management
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Entrepreneurial Management
  • Production Research and Operations Management
  • Business Law and Ethics
  • Strategic Management