Campbellsville University’s MBA program ranked 13th in best value Christian MBA programs in United States

Campbellsville University’s MBA program ranked 13th in best value Christian MBA programs in United States

July 22, 2015
For Immediate Release


By Joan C. McKinney, news and publications coordinator


CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. – Campbellsville University’s MBA program has been ranked 13th in the best value Christian MBA programs in the United States for 2015, according to Christian Universities Online.

Campbellsville University offers a 36-credit hour MBA program that may be completed in as little as two years.

Concentrations for the MBA are available in the areas of church management, healthcare management, human resource management, information technology, international business and marketing.

Dr. Pat Cowherd, dean of the Campbellsville University School of Business and Economics, “We are pleased that the School of Business and Economics has been ranked number 13 out of the 50 best Christian MBA programs in the country.”

“Our MBA brings interactive real world experience to the online format. Our program offers a Christian and caring environment, strong ethical commitment and friendly, knowledgeable faculty and staff.”

Cowherd said students who complete the online format have an opportunity to engage with a diverse group of individuals from all over the world.  

“This type of participation enables the online MBA students to understand different cultures and business etiquette,” she said.  

“We believe this is what makes Campbellsville University’s MBA program distinctive. We strive to prepare students for a Christian and ethical leadership role in a rapidly changing global marketplace.”

The ranking can be viewed at

Christian Universities Online said the ranking first focused on schools with residential MBA programs. In addition to this basic criterion, schools had to be accredited by either Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools (TRACS) or Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU). 

In addition to the accrediting bodies, Christian Universities Online also included schools that were members of the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI).  The follow categories were used to rank the schools:  the number of MBA concentrations, tuition costs and whether or not the program had a special business school accreditation.

“The value of a MBA education typically translates to salary increases for MBA students who were employed prior to graduation,” said Michael Templeton, lead editor for the ranking.

Templeton said, “Employers continue to target MBA graduates when seeking new hires.” According to Templeton, the schools in this ranking not only help their graduates increase their salaries but also train them to integrate their Christian faith into their professional lives. Templeton said the ranking aims to be a resource for students seeking to earn their MBA in a program that intentionally weaves the Christian faith into their training and preparation.

Christian Universities Online ( is an independent online resource for students and families researching Christian higher education. The site publishes rankings and reviews of the best Christian colleges and universities, information about Christian scholarships and financial aid, and many other resources for finding, getting into and paying for a quality Christian education.

Campbellsville University is a widely acclaimed Kentucky-based Christian university with more than 3,500 students offering 63 undergraduate options, 17 master’s degrees, five postgraduate areas and eight pre-professional programs. The website for complete information is