Kanakuk Institute Partnership

Learn more about completing your master's degree at JBU

What KI students are saying:


Meredith Stricker

Meredith Stricker

"Regardless of vocation, my graduate studies at JBU increase my ability to be leveraged for the kingdom. I am not only being trained in business, but my professors also model the professional application of faith on a personal and practical level."

Cole Wardell

Cole Wardell

"I have been able to take the tools I am learning through the JBU coursework and apply them directly to my job. It has been great to apply the things I learn from JBU almost immediately."

Adair Neely

Adair Neely

"Flexibility is the biggest advantage of the JBU/KI partnership. You can get a master's degree from JBU no matter where you live and no matter what your schedule is."


Thank you for considering John Brown University Graduate Business programs in conjunction with the professional and spiritual preparation you are receiving or have received during your time at Kanakuk Institute. JBU is very proud to have shared in an ongoing relationship with the Institute for many years and is pleased that our academic programs can provide you with further professional development and an opportunity to earn a master’s degree in business.

The mission of JBU's Soderquist College of Business is to provide challenging, practical business education from a Christian perspective, equipping students to succeed in their lifework and impact their world. The curriculum is established on values such as Christian faith, relationships, teaching and learning, global focus, intellectual curiosity, and gratitude. We believe that our mission and values align well with what has attracted you to the Institute and would welcome the opportunity to become a part of your journey.

Degree Options

Currently, JBU's Graduate Business Programs offer KI participants an opportunity to receive up to 12 hours of graduate transfer credit upon successful completion of the Institute. These 12 hours may be applied to any of the following master’s degree options:

Transfer Credit Awarded

Upon completion of the Kanakuk Institute, you will receive transfer credit for the following courses as each applies to your more specific academic program:

  • Christian Foundations for Organizational Leaders
  • Foundations of Leadership
  • Ethical Decisions in Organizations*
  • Emotional Health In Organizations*

           * Does not apply to the MBA-IB program

Course Locations

All Graduate Business courses can be completed online or at one of the three JBU educational centers in Arkansas: Rogers, Fort Smith and Little Rock. You can begin your JBU studies online while attending the Institute and be well on your way to the achievement of your master’s degree when you complete KI, or you can begin your JBU studies upon completion of the Institute.    

Next Step

Whether you have completed the Kanakuk Institute or are just beginning, please consider contacting our JBU Graduate Business representative to discuss a plan that will allow you to earn your master's degree in conjunction with the work you are doing or have done at KI.

Kent ShafferKent Shaffer
Graduate Business Program Representative
P 479-631-4665  |  800-528-4723
C 479-372-7322

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