Trinity Western University

School of Business

Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.)

Dr. Murray MacTavish, Director


The purpose of the M.B.A. program is to develop positive, goal-oriented Christian business leaders who apply their knowledge, skill and values to positively impact the marketplace. In particular, the program has the following objectives:

  • Equip participants in the art of business leadership, including the ability to effectively motivate and mobilize employees and others to accomplish organizational goals and objectives;
  • Provide all participants with a thorough foundation in core business areas (marketing, finance, accounting, human resources, economics, and corporate law);
  • Encourage all students to have a global business perspective.
  • Develop managers and professionals uniquely skilled and prepared for entrepreneurial business, the non-profit and charitable organization sector, or international business;
  • Provide all participants with an ethics and values foundation that ensures graduates will function with integrity in their personal and professional life.

Program Structure

Two programs are available, the M.B.A. and the iM.B.A. program. The two programs vary in duration and in structure.

The M.B.A. program consists of two specializations:

  1. Non-Profit and Charitable Organization Management and
  2. Management of the Growing Enterprise,

and is 22 months in length. Courses are delivered through a mixed-modal approach, including four residencies (total of eight weeks) on the TWU campus and the utilization of online and other distance learning technologies.

The iM.B.A. program specializes in International Business and may be of interest to students seeking a career in global business. This full-time program is 12 months in length. The courses are delivered in monthly modules. Each month includes one week of pre-readings, one week of concentrated classroom instruction, and two weeks of course work completion. Students may enter the program at the beginning of almost any month in the schedule.

International students may take up to three semesters of English in the ESLI Pre-Masters program offered on the TWU campus beginning in January, May, or September before entering the iM.B.A. program.

Both programs consist of nine core business courses, five specialization courses, and an applied research project for a total of 45 sem. hrs. The core courses feature an integrated curriculum with application to each of the specializations.

For more information, see the Graduate Program in Business Administration section of the Calendar.

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