Master of Business Administration

Henderson State University's Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree is a popular program preparing and positioning executives for leadership and management positions in business, government, healthcare and numerous other industries. The Henderson State MBA is fully accredited by AACSB, the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. The 32-hour MBA program consists of several general business courses providing students with the broad knowledge needed to be successful in a business career. In addition, advisors work with each student to find the electives that best compliment and prepare students for specific professions.

The 32-hour program is offered as

  • General MBA
  • MBA with a concentration in Accounting
  • MBA with a concentration in Public and Nonprofit Management.


A student who is well-prepared for this program has taken courses in business.


Henderson's MBA program is affordable; students can complete the 30-hour program within one calendar year. The course schedule is flexible to allow students to enroll on a full-time or part-time basis. Students may start the program in the fall, spring, or summer semesters.  Flexible options are explored to increase the convenience for students to continue their education.

The flexibility of the MBA at Henderson comes in the fact that you can earn it on campus in Hot Springs, by hybrid delivery or some combination of the two.  You choose.  The MBA-Hot Springs is designed to be done in a little less than 2 years while taking only one or two courses per term.  In addition, the cost is affordable.  

In today’s busy world it is sometimes not possible to attend class two or three days a week for 16 weeks.  Our face to face classes meets one day a week for 2 hours.  Our hybrid course schedule consists of approximately 70% online and 30% face to face, meeting one or two weekends a semester.  No worries, you still have access to the professors in their offices either at the Landmark Building in Hot Springs or on the main campus in Arkadelphia.


Courses in the MBA program are focused in:

  • Management
  • Economics
  • Accounting
  • Strategy
  • Marketing
  • Information Systems
  • Finance
  • Leadership


  • Sales
  • Investments
  • Banking
  • Accounting
  • Management

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Dr. Lonnie Jackson
MBA Director
School of Business
HSU Box 7801