Management MBA

The Management MBA provides graduates with critical thinking and decision-making skills, as well as comprehensive knowledge of key leadership and management principles. The program is designed to provide students with the skills and knowledge necessary to progress to a higher level in their  organization or take the next step in their career.  The Management MBA is a 15 course, 45 credit hour degree program which leads to a Masters of Business Administration degree and a certificate in Management.  Students interested in learning more should click here.  To apply, visit

Brenau also offers the option to students already holding a post-graduate degree to earn the  Management Certificate by completing the 5 required courses in the Management Concentration curriculum.


Preparatory Courses

To enhance their success in the program, students are required to take BA 500 MBA Foundations (3 hours) and BA507 Introduction to Business Communications (3 hours).  These courses must be completed before starting the other MBA coursework.


The core curriculum is taught online or at one of our 5 campuses.  There are 8 courses in the MBA core curriculum (24 hours):

BA 642 Cross-Cultural Business Challenges
BA 670 Integrated Business Operations
AC 721 Budgeting for Managers
BA 787 Global Economics
MG 729 Management & Organizational Behavior
BA  723  Financial Management
MK 715  Marketing Management
BA  799  Strategic Management & Policy


Concentration courses are primarily taught online.  Students take five courses to complete the concentration (15 hours):

OL 703 Critical Thinking
MG 730 Management Leadership
PM 620 Introduction to Project Management
MG 785 International Organizational Behavior
MG 795 Evolution of Management Theory

Program Director

Dr. Jeannie Gaines, holds a Ph.D. in Business Administration from the University of Florida and a BSN and MSN from the University of Kentucky, College of Nursing.  Prior to joining Brenau, she was Director of Graduate Programs at the University of South Florida, College of Business. Dr. Gaines’ research — including work stress, corporate social responsibility and the impact of neuro-scientific developments in organizations–has been published in a number of leading business journals.  Dr. Gaines can be reached at

Application Instructions

Thank you for your interest in Brenau University. To apply for admission, please complete the following steps:

1.  Fill out the online application or download a form and mail or fax it to the Office of Admissions.  The application is available at

2.  Request Official Transcripts from all previous institutions and have them sent directly to the Office of Graduate Admissions.

3.  Forward your resume to Office of Graduate Admissions at

Admissions decisions are typically made within 2 weeks of receiving a completed file.

Financial Aid Procedures

Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) on the Web at  If you are completing FAFSA on the Web for the first time, we recommend that you apply for a PIN at prior to completing the FAFSA.  With a PIN, you are able to electronically sign your application, make corrections after submitting the application, and review your processed application data.  If you prefer to complete a paper FAFSA please download one at

Please note:  Financial aid cannot be awarded to students who have not been officially admitted to the university.

Information Sessions

The Office of Graduate Admissions together with other University offices would like to offer you an opportunity to visit campus and talk with us about your academic and professional goals.  We want to make sure you understand how Brenau University can assist you in living an Extraordinary Life.  These sessions are held once a semester at the campus near you.  Please contact the Graduate Admissions Office for further details.


See Financial Aid:  Tuition and Fees.

General inquiries:, (770) 534-6299 or (800) 252-5119 | Admissions:, (770) 534-6100 or (800) 252-5119 ext. 6100