Frequently asked questions about business and leadership programs
What graduate-level certificates and degrees are offered in Messiah’s business and leadership program?
We offer a certificate in leadership, a certificate in management, an M.A. in strategic leadership and an MBA with a focus on leadership.
What makes Messiah College’s business and leadership graduate programs unique?
Our program emphasizes principled leadership, integrity, ethics and the integration of Christian faith. Each course is taught by Messiah faculty, Christian educators who will mentor you in your faith and career. Learn more about our distinctives.
What are the admissions requirements for the business and leadership graduate programs?
Please visit our admissions requirements page.
Are the courses online?
Yes, the courses for all of our graduate programs in business and leadership are fully online.
Is it true that Messiah College is offering one free graduate course in business and leadership to Messiah College Alumni?
Yes; this offer is open to alumni who have earned a bachelor’s degree from Messiah College. Students must first be accepted into a business and leadership degree or certificate program. The offer is in effect for the 2015-2016 academic year. The discount is only applicable to courses in the Graduate Programs in Business and Leadership. It cannot be stacked or combined with other forms of institutional aid or discount. Student need and other forms of aid are not taken into consideration. This discount is based solely on a student’s undergraduate degree having been earned from Messiah College. The program entitles students to free tuition for one 3 credit course.
How long does it take to complete the graduate certificate programs?
Each certificate program is 15 credits (five courses) and can be completed in as little as one year.
How long does the M.A. in strategic leadership take to complete?
This degree program is 30 credits and can be completed in as little as two years.
How long does MBA take to complete?
This degree program is 42 credits and can be completed in as little as three years.
Can I apply credits earned for a business and leadership graduate certificate toward a graduate degree?
Yes, should you decide to pursue the M.A. in strategic leadership or the MBA you may apply credits taken as part of your certificate program studies.
Are Messiah’s graduate programs in business and leadership accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)?
Messiah College’s undergraduate business and management program is accredited by ACBSP and the College is laying the foundation for accreditation for our business programs at the graduate level. However, eligibility for accreditation can only occur two years after enrolling the first students and after the first students have graduated from the program. Messiah College will apply for accreditation at that earliest opportunity. In the interim, our faculty and programs adhere to the highest professional standards set by the ACBSP. Additionally, Messiah College is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Higher Education. Visit our page on accreditation.
Is the business and leadership program open to international students?
Yes, Messiah College welcomes eligible international students to apply for admission to our graduate programs in business and leadership. Learn more.
Visit our graduate program FAQ page for more information about Messiah’s graduate programs.