Collaborative MBA

CollaborartiveMBA_ Karen Harder 2017

The Collaborative MBA isn't your typical MBA. It focuses not only on the traditional skills of accounting and management, but emphasizes the concept of leadership for the common good. The program includes weekly classes via live video-conferencing and
two residencies.

Student cohorts complete the two-year program together. The program begins with a Thursday to Sunday long weekend at one of the collaborating institutions: Bluffton University, Canadian Mennonite University in Manitoba, Eastern Mennonite University in Virginia or Goshen College in Indiana. The second residency is an international study trip to study the development of sustainable environmental practices and collaborative organizations. Other courses are offered via live videoconferencing.

Mark LeinbachOur alumni

When Mark Leinbach, who already had a master’s degree in social work, was encouraged to pursue an MBA, he chose Bluffton’s partnership with The Collaborative MBA.

“It’s been a year. We finished up in June of last year, but we’re planning a Zoom (videoconference) meeting to get the group back together. It was a distinct approach to an MBA program.” 

The next cohort begins August 2018 with a Thursday to Sunday residency.
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Office of Adult and Graduate Studies
800-488-3257, option 2