BGU's MBA is a US accredited, values-driven degree for working adults that takes into account the worldwide marketplace trends and the need for socially responsible businesses in today's globalizing world. The MBA is offered domestically and internationally as a 36-credit hour cohort-based, mixed format (multi-modal*), non-residential, part-time degree program that can be completed in two years.
Students are required to create their own Personal Learning Community (PLC) of three to five people who will serve as encouragement and constructive skill building and character development feedback system for the duration of the degree program. The PLC can be comprised close friends, family, co-workers, mentors, organization leaders to whom the student will be accountable for their studies and development. BGU recognizes that students who utilize the PLC are more successful in their studies and therefore requires this as part of the program participation.
Each course is nine (9) weeks long with at least six (6) weeks on line and three to five days in person at varying locations; however, some courses may be taught 100% on-line. Students design projects to apply each course's learning outcomes to their specific situation.
BGU minimizes lectures and applies Judeo-Christian principles to practical business topics using current case studies, discussions with expert practitioners, and excursions to innovative companies that serve as living laboratories.
BGU encourages students to take courses outside of their home country to experience first hand the application of these business principles in real life cultural contexts (see the BGU course map for the global offerings).
*"Multi-modal" refers to forms of instruction which emanate from the home campus and where students and faculty are not geographically separated but meet at a location that is not on the home campus. This can include immersions into various cities as well as the fact that most of BGU's courses include an online component.