Union University

Master of Business Administration

Master of Business Administration

An AACSB-accredited MBA available online and at Union's Jackson and Germantown (Memphis) campuses

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The Master of Business Administration program prepares you for leadership in today’s dynamic business environment. The MBA is both valuable and versatile, providing a competitive edge for career development.

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The Union MBA integrates relevant, top-tier academics with Christian faith in a way that positively impacts business ethics and organizational decision-making. You will benefit from our faculty’s commitment to teaching excellence and personal attention to students. Union University has met the need for higher education in West Tennessee since 1823 and continues this tradition among students from across the United States and around the world today.


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At Union University, you will receive an education from one of the top business schools in the world. The McAfee School of Business Administration is fully accredited by AACSB International, an honor awarded to fewer than five percent of business schools worldwide. Union is one of three private schools in Tennessee—and the only one in West Tennessee—to achieve this level of accreditation.

You will work with an outstanding faculty having diverse intellectual perspectives. Union University's McAfee School of Business Administration faculty members have been published over 74 times in top research journals during the past five years.

Schedule Options

Choose an option that works for you.

The MBA program is designed to allow students to continue in their careers. This degree can be completed in 24 months. Convenient, one-night-a-week classes offer personal interaction with class peers and professors.

A 13-month degree option is also offered, with classes meeting two nights a week. This option is aimed primarily at recent college graduates who wish to complete an MBA and is available at our Jackson and Germantown campuses.

Premiering in March 2014, Union’s online MBA option provides students with a completely online, two-year program. This option is ideal for individuals who travel often, work non-standard schedules or have commitments that interfere with traditional class times.

What students are saying

"For me, it's more real-life experience, and that's a great value."
--Candace Tookes

"This was a great class to get exposure to marketing principles and full hands-on experience of building a business plan. In my line of work, we make recommendations that require plans all of the time. This was a big help. I appreciate the opportunity and hope we were able to help someone else with our work."
-- Steven Matthies

Active Learning and Community Involvement

Our faculty members often develop live active learning projects that directly benefit the community. Your participation in such projects will provide you with applied organizational experience. Recent projects include:

  • City of Millington, Tenn. Civic Center Project
  • Friends of the Pink Palace Museum (Memphis)
  • Volunteers of the Mid-South (Hands of Memphis)
  • Town of Collierville, Tenn. Focus Groups of Citizens
  • Advance Memphis
  • Town of Collierville, Tenn. Survey Project
  • Youth Visions (Memphis)
  • Memphis Talent Dividend
  • My Father's House International (Uganda)
  • West Tennessee State Fair (Jackson, Tenn.)
  • Birth Choice of West Tennessee
  • YMCA of Jackson, Tenn.
  • The Jackson Downtown Development Corporation
  • Habitat for Humanity (Jackson, Tenn.)

"If we are Christ-centered, if we are excellence-driven and people-focused, these are projects that have value," Dr. Steve Arendall, professor of management and director of the Union MBA program in Germantown, said. "It gives our students experience in a real-world setting."

"These tend to be significant projects," Arendall said. "This is about making strategy for the organization, making suggestions for top management. It's not nickel and dime stuff."

International opportunitiesInternational opportunities

Study abroad with us. Union University offers an enhanced international focus that encourages study abroad. Recent trips have included England, Spain, Brazil, and France. In England, students visited Lloyds of London and the Bank of England and studied the structure of the British healthcare system. In 2013, students traveled to Paris where they studied at Novancia University and toured the L’Oreal factory, a trip that is planned again for the summer of 2014.

"An unforgettable experience—worth every penny, paper and class credit," student Teresa Bailey said about the International Management trip. "International travel allows you to truly take advantage of what a Union University MBA has to offer: a different perspective, a new way of thinking, a window to the world."

Union MBA. Top-tier. Christ-centered. Real-world.


Recent News

Eldridge overcomes poverty, teenage fatherhood to complete MBA

Most people who become a parent in their teens do not graduate high school, and even fewer finish a bachelor’s degree.  But on May 17, Chris Eldridge walked across the stage to receive his Master of Business Administration degree from Union University.  “I’ve looked up the stats, and I fe... - READ MORE  Union marks Dockery’s final commencement with 630 graduates

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  • 4/10/2012 - Smith offers tips for integrating faith, business
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  • 9/28/2011 - Padelford’s ‘Bonhoeffer and Business Ethics’ book now available; signing set for Oct. 6

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5/17/14 - Christopher Eldridge, masters of business administration graduate, sends a greeting to friends and family after receiving his degree during Spring Commencement Services. - Kathleen Murray
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Christopher Eldridge, masters of business administration graduate, sends a greeting to friends and family after receiving his degree during Spring Commencement Services. - Kathleen Murray

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4/30/14 - Luanne Powell, director of the MBA program, talks with a student about graduate degree options during the Graduate Degrees Informational Fair.  - MiKalla Cotton
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Luanne Powell, director of the MBA program, talks with a student about graduate degree options during the Graduate Degrees Informational Fair. - MiKalla Cotton

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2/21/13 - Luanne Powell, director of the McAfee School of Business Administration, teaches a night class in the MBA program.  - Kristi McMurry
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Luanne Powell, director of the McAfee School of Business Administration, teaches a night class in the MBA program. - Kristi McMurry

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2/21/13 - MBA students listen and take notes during class at the Center for Continuing and Professional Studies. - Kristi McMurry
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MBA students listen and take notes during class at the Center for Continuing and Professional Studies. - Kristi McMurry

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Course Schedules
Graduate Catalogues (.pdf)
Admissions Contact Information
Jackson Campus
Jackson Cohorts (.pdf)
Germantown Campus
  • 2745 Hacks Cross Road
  • Germantown, TN 38138
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  • Director: Steven Arendall
  • Phone: 901-312-1902
  • E-mail: sarendal@uu.edu
  • Director of Admissions and Marketing:
    Renee Victory
  • Phone: 901-312-1920
  • E-mail: rvictory@uu.edu
  • Fax: 901-759-1197
Germantown Cohorts (.pdf)