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Program Overview

Program Overview

Focus on doing business the right way: By leading, creating, and making a difference.

Enroll in one of the top-ranked MBA programs in the U.S. where we mold leaders, creators and disruptors. Our faculty not only teach but mentor. You’ll grow to inspire others, be strategic, and work with integrity. Gain the right mix of quantitative and qualitative skills. Through practical learning, you’ll become a business expert.

The Professional MBA program is a part-time 21 month MBA program with classes meeting primarily one night per week. This makes the program a perfect fit for the full-time working professional.

This program’s cohort model means that during your two years of study, you’ll have a support system. Students with diverse skills and backgrounds will join you. And you'll find common interests and form invaluable relationships with classmates and mentors. Learn how to build companies that engage, grow and support collaborators and visionaries. Our graduates are influencing the business world for good, at home and overseas. You too can make a difference.

Admissions Requirements

Admissions Requirements

To apply, here is what you need to submit:

  • Online application and fee
  • GMAT scores* (Try our Sample GMAT.)
  • Undergraduate transcripts (and graduate, if applicable)
    • Have electronic copies emailed directly from the university to
    • If you are having a hard copy mailed, have it sent to: ATTN: Graduate Admissions Office, One University Park Drive, Nashville, TN 37204
  • Resume
  • Two professional references
  • Personal response to the following question:
    How will the knowledge and skills you expect to attain in Lipscomb's MBA program help you create more value in your organization and community?

*A student is eligible for a GMAT waiver with an undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher and with three or more years of professional, progressive work experience.



The Lipscomb Professional MBA includes 15 required core courses to be completed by all graduate students.

Professional MBA Core Courses (30 hours required):

  • BU 6000 - Orientation to MBA Program (Non-credit and P/F)
  • BU 6010 - MBA Graduation Seminar (Non-credit and P/F)
  • BU 6012 - Embracing Values
  • BU 6032 - Accounting for Executives
  • BU 6052 - Financial Management
  • BU 6082 - Strategy
  • BU 6132 - Operations
  • BU 6142 - Business Intelligence
  • BU 6532 - Leading Effective Organizations
  • BU 6632 - International Business
  • BU 6112 - Organizational Behavior
  • BU 6122 - Entrepreneurship
  • BU 6232 - Integrated Decision Making
  • BU 6252 - Integrated Talent Management
  • BU 6262 - Applied Value Creation
  • BU 6062 - Strategic Marketing
  • ICM 5082 - Strategic Negotiation
  • An additional 6 hours (2 courses) in your preferred area of focus
Tuition & Aid

Tuition & Aid

Tuition: 36-hour program / $1,350* per credit hour

  • Total Tuition: $48,600*
  • $50 application fee and $195 graduation fee
  • Case materials included in tuition
  • Program fee

*Note: The graduate tuition rates may increase annually, effective each summer semester.

Types of Aid


Both our deeply connected faculty and our experiential learning opportunities offer myriad ways for you to form relationships with leaders in the industry. These connections will serve and support you throughout your career.

Cohort Model

Our cohort model emphasizes communal learning and extended field experiences. You’ll have the opportunity to form professional and personal relationships with like-minded peers that will extend far beyond the duration of the program.


A big city. An even bigger opportunity. We consider Nashville an extension of our classroom, and as a leading city in many industries, that means you’ll gain experience and insight you won’t find anywhere else.

Our Faculty

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    Joe Ivey


    Joe Ivey serves as a Professor of Management. Prior to becoming a member of the full-time faculty, he served five years as the university's Senior Vice President for advancement. He received...

    Meet Joe Ivey
  • Allison Duke headshot

    Allison Duke

    Senior Associate Dean, College of Business

    Dr. Allison Duke is Senior Associate Dean and Professor of Management at Lipscomb University's College of Business. As Senior Associate Dean, Dr. Duke leads the development of strategic initiatives and...

    Meet Allison Duke
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    Natasha Johnson

    Assistant Professor

    Dr. Natasha Johnson worked as a human resource manager within the healthcare field prior to transitioning to academia. She has an MBA from Lipscomb University as well as a BBA...

    Meet Natasha Johnson
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    Rick Holaway

    Dept. Chair-Mgmt. Entrepreneurship & Marketing

    Rick Holaway serves as a Chair for Management, Entrepreneurship and Marketing and as an Assistant Professor of Marketing, teaching marketing and management courses. Prior to becoming a member of the full-time...

    Meet Rick Holaway
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    Julio Rivas

    MBA Director

    Julio A. Rivas, born in Torreon, Mexico, and lived in Guadalajara, Mexico, until 2007. He went to school to Monterrey Tech, Guadalajara Campus, and got his BBA in Finance and...

    Meet Julio Rivas
  • Jeff Cohu headshot

    Jeff Cohu

    Ex. Dir., Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation

    Dr. Jeff Cohu is an experienced management consultant, entrepreneur, and educator. In addition to his ongoing consulting practice, he currently serves as an Associate Professor of Management and Executive Director...

    Meet Jeff Cohu
  • Jeff Jewell headshot

    Jeff Jewell


    Jeff was born in Bloomington, Indiana, but grew up in Searcy, Arkansas, where both of his parents were professors at Harding University. Jeff earned his BA in history from Harding,...

    Meet Jeff Jewell
  • Lindsay Dillingham headshot

    Lindsay Dillingham

    Assistant Professor

    Prior to earning her doctorate from the University of Kentucky in 2014, Dr. Dillingham worked for Merrill Lynch in Nashville after graduating from Lipscomb. Since joining the faculty full-time in...

    Meet Lindsay Dillingham
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    Bart Liddle

    Associate Dean Academic Excellence

    Dr. Bart Liddle serves the Associate Dean of Academic Excellence in the College of Business. As Associate Dean, he is responsible for all undergraduate and graduate academic programming. In addition...

    Meet Bart Liddle
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    Ray Eldridge

    Dean, College of Business

    Dean, College of Business, Lipscomb University. An experienced leader in higher education. Previously served as Senior Associate Dean, Associate Dean and Department Chair at Lipscomb University; Dean at Freed-Hardeman University...

    Meet Ray Eldridge

Career Paths

Financial Analysts

Financial analysts provide guidance to businesses and individuals making investment decisions. They assess the performance of stocks, bonds, and other types of investments.

Advertising, Promotions, and Marketing Managers

Advertising, promotions, and marketing managers plan programs to generate interest in products or services. They work with art directors, sales agents, and financial staff members.

Human Resources Managers

Human resources managers plan, direct, and coordinate the administrative functions of an organization. They oversee the recruiting, interviewing, and hiring of new staff; consult with top executives on strategic planning; and serve as a link between an organization’s management and its employees.

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