Academics

Master of Business Administration

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36 Hour Part-Time Evening Program


This program is available at our Knoxville (Cedar Bluff), Harrogate and Sevierville sites

To inquire about this program:
Dr. Thomas Kohntopp | 423.869.6254 (Harrogate) or 865.531.4107 (Knoxville) | thomas.kohntopp@LMUnet.edu

The Lincoln Memorial University part-time evening MBA program is designed for working adults who wish to pursue their graduate degree while they continue to work. The program is structured to allow you to complete all requirements in two years. However we understand the obligations you face both professionally and personally, so our program allows you determine the pace that best fits your schedule. Some of our students complete the program in as little as four semesters, while others take three years.

We do not follow a cohort model. Instead, we allow you to select the order of classes that again fits your requirements and objectives. This method also allows you to meet and interact with a greater variety of fellow students. The curriculum includes required face-to-face coursework and opportunities to take some classes online. We believe there is a learning benefit to face to face classes through student interaction, immediate feedback and faculty assistance. However we understand some online classes are helpful in achieving a balance in your professional, personal and education obligations.

In addition to the flexibility described above, our faculty is another great strength of our program. The faculty in the LMU MBA program combines extensive academic preparation, professional experience and a student-centered approach. The result is an open and interactive learning environment. In all our classes, we stress the application of the business knowledge to the real world. The curriculum uses case studies, group work, presentations, and class discussions that equip you to be a well prepared manager and leader in today’s contemporary global business environment.

Your experience will be enhanced through LMU’s small class sizes, facilities with all the modern technology, and learning opportunities outside of the classroom. Through several recent classes, our students have participated in 1000’s of hours of consulting work to community businesses, both for profit and nonprofit firms. Several of our students have published books, given presentation at conferences, and submitted their academic work for publication consideration.

The LMU MBA program curriculum has student learning goals that include effective communication, both writing and verbal, critical thinking and analysis, and the decision making skills. The School of Business believes these skills, along with leadership qualities, will prepare future business leaders to produce profits and wealth in an ethical and socially responsible manner.

LMU accepts students to start the part-time evening program in either the fall (August) or spring (January) semesters. Applications are reviewed year round and admission decisions are good for one year.

The LMU part-time evening MBA program is a 36 hour, 12 class program. At the Knoxville site, the program consists of eight required core classes and four electives. Students can use their electives to earn a concentration in Accounting, Finance, Human Resource Management, International Business, Management, Marketing, or General Business. At the Harrogate and Sevierville sites, the program consists of 10 required core courses and two electives. The program at these two sites does not offer a specific concentration, but focuses on management and leadership.

One significant result of our curriculum design is the ease in which you can achieve the minimum qualifications typically required for undergraduate level instruction. In most instances, all that is required is earning your LMU MBA degree in a specific concentration and completing one additional class. Meeting these qualifications enables you to consider adjunct teaching opportunities.

The LMU School of Business is committed to delivering a high quality, inexpensive, value added graduate business education.

For more information:

LMU MBA Part-time evening curriculum (all locations)

LMU MBA Part-time admission requirements

LMU MBA Part-time two year course planning calendar

MBA Application