Butts, Ericson, Kennelley, Stevenson, Timmons, Verdery, Walenciak (Program Director)

John Brown University's basic mission is to provide Christ-centered education that prepares people to honor God and serve others by developing their intellectual, spiritual, and professional lives. Building upon this foundation, Graduate Business accepts the following as its own unique mission within the university: To advance the Kingdom by developing leaders of competence, character, and conscience through student-centered educational programs in business.

In every segment of society today there is a need for such leaders who have relevant skills, high integrity, and strong character. The Graduate Business Programs are designed to equip people to lead with excellence.

The Master of Business Administration (MBA) program combines functional training in essential business skills with training in leadership, ethics, and global business. These programs develop and prepare leaders from a broad range of undergraduate majors.  The MBA degree offers options in Leadership and Ethics, International Business, and Global Continuous Improvement.

Master of Science programs integrate a body of knowledge infused with the core values of Christian faith and character that can be practically applied within organizations and communities in diverse contexts.

The Master of Science (MS) in Leadership and Ethics Program combines organizational studies and strategic thinking with training in ethical leadership. The Master of Science (MS) in Higher Education Leadership provides preparation for those who are interested in the field of higher education administration.

Designed with the working professional in mind, classes are available in various formats and generally meet one night per week. Students may choose to study in our online program, at one of our physical locations, or some combination of the two programs. Other options include study trips to Europe, Asia, and Latin America, and various seminars addressing contemporary business issues. Through our partnership with the Soderquist Center for Leadership and Ethics, students have access to executive-level leadership development programs. Graduate Business Programs can normally be completed in two years.

All undergraduate and graduate business degree programs at John Brown University are in candidacy for accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP),, (913) 339-9356.