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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. With our personalized leadership development, you'll advance past any plateaus.

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. The program is also available in a 16 month format with classes also beginning in August.

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. You'll have the opportunity to opt in to our leadership development program where you'll learn more about your strengths and weaknesses, meet with a career coach regularly and gain a C-suite mentor. 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
    • Due to COVID-19 issues, Application Deadlines for Summer and Fall cohorts have been extended. Contact your recruiter to learn more!
  • GMAT scores* (Try our Sample GMAT.)
    • GMAT test will be waived for all 2020 summer and fall applicants.

  • 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 in Legal Settings

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
  • Students participating in the international travel course are responsible for the cost of airfare and meals during the trip.

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

  • Joe Ivey

    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...

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  • Bart Liddle

    Bart Liddle

    Assistant Professor

    Liddle, director of graduate business and assistant professor of management, comes to Lipscomb with two decades of industry experience. He began his career at KPMG and then spent almost 15 years...

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  • Ray Eldridge

    Ray Eldridge

    Dean, College of Business

    A leadership practitioner and educator. Previous experience in academia includes Senior Associate Dean and Chair of the Department of Management at Lipscomb University, Dean of the Freed-Hardeman University School of...

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  • Allison Duke

    Allison Duke

    Senior Associate Dean, College of Business

    Dr. Allison Duke is a Senior Associate Dean and a Professor of Management at Lipscomb University. As Senior Associate Dean, Dr. Duke leads the development of strategic initiatives and innovative...

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  • Mack Howell

    Adjunct Faculty

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Career Paths

Personal Financial Advisors

Personal financial advisors provide advice on investments, insurance, mortgages, college savings, estate planning, taxes, and retirement to help individuals manage their finances.

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.

Sales Managers

Sales managers direct sales teams. They set sales goals, analyze data, and develop training programs for organizations’ sales representatives.

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