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MBAHuman & Social Services Leadership

MBA of Human & Social Services Leadership

There are 1.8 million nonprofits in the U.S. that need leaders who are both proficient in business and management and also have a heart to serve and love others.

The MBA Human and Social Services concentration is designed for the professional who desires advancement to a leadership role in a non-profit, governmental, or social service program. Courses will help you integrate concepts of knowledge in managing interdisciplinary relationships including secondary trauma, program planning, development, evaluation, and grant writing. Classes from Legal Issues and Risk Management to Strategies for Human and Social Services Program Planning will help you become a well-rounded leader. This program offers fully online or hybrid options. Both available avenues provide a high-quality curriculum taught by capable and experienced faculty members who commit to helping you succeed.

  • Convenient—the classes in this program can be completed entirely online, or in a combination of both online and in-seat one night a week in Mansfield or Newark.
  • Learn from the best — Our courses are facilitated by qualified faculty with personal experience within the HSSL field.
  • Get support — We use a cohort-based model that supports and maximizes student learning, while allowing you to create meaningful relationships in an intentionally Christian learning environment.
  • Ethical Leadership in Human and Social Services
  • Managerial Economics
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Marketing Management
  • Legal Issues and Risk Management in Human and Social Service Administration
  • Global Business
  • Managerial Accounting
  • Corporate Finance
  • Grant Writing, Management, and Reporting 
  • Evidence Based Practice and Program Evaluation
  • Advance Topics in Human and Social Services Leadership
  • Strategies for Human and Social Services Program Planning

Admission Requirements

Although we try to keep our admissions process as straightforward as possible, our knowledgeable staff is always available and happy to help you. Once you have completed and submitted your application materials, the Graduate Business Admissions Committee will determine your acceptance status.

Admission requirements include:

  • Baccalaureate degree from a regionally-accredited institution with a GPA of at least 2.8 (on a 4.0 scale).
    • Students with an undergraduate cumulative GPA below 2.8 may be accepted on academic probation.

Applicants from countries and U.S. territories in which English is not the primary language must also provide recent evidence of proficiency in English by scoring 70 or above on the Internet-based TOEFL with subscores in writing, reading, speaking, and listening of at least 20; or scoring 525 or above on the written TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) with subscores in both writing and reading of at least 50. All tests of English proficiency must have been taken in the last 2 years to be considered for acceptance.

Transfer Credits

Students may transfer up to 6 semester hours of graduate business course work, provided that the courses were earned from a regionally accredited institution, a grade of B or higher was earned, and they are applicable to MVNU's program. Transfer credit is evaluated on a course-by-course basis and must be approved by the program coordinator for the student's intended graduate business degree. Prior learning credit cannot be awarded for a graduate business degree.

How to Apply

  1. Complete your application.
  2. Request all official transcripts to be sent to MVNU from each college or university you have attended to date. Please have your transcripts sent to:
Mount Vernon Nazarene University
Attn: GPS Admissions
800 Martinsburg Road
Mount Vernon, OH 43050

Official Electronic Transcripts should be sent to

  1. Complete a Registration Agreement form.

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