Why You Should Choose a Lee MBA

In business, change happens fast. Life moves fast, too. If you are looking for an MBA program that will not only help you meet the challenges of today’s complex global economy but also meet the needs of your busy schedule, consider Lee University. Lee’s unique and practical Master of Business Administration program utilizes experiential learning to equip you to apply values-based theory to actual business problems. Our flexible program allows you to take classes on campus or online and achieve your MBA in just 20 months.


The current tuition of Lee’s 32-hour MBA program is under $30,000—a great buy when compared with other similar programs across the nation. Plus, our experiential learning model is designed so that you can immediately apply new knowledge directly to your current job. Many companies offer tuition reimbursement and federal student loans are available for qualified students.


We know that 90% of our students are employed full-time while pursuing their MBA, and we’ve created a flexible program to meet the unique challenges facing working students. You’ll take one class each week for seven weeks, and whether you prefer to attend class on campus or take courses online you can complete the 32 credit hours needed for your MBA in just 20 months.

Class Structure

Lee’s MBA courses are less about lectures and more about engagement and interaction. Your professors will guide you through course materials and in-class discussion, focusing on experiential learning through case studies and course projects with your fellow students that will help you put the theories you’ve learned into practice.


As a Lee MBA student, you'll receive expert instruction from experienced leaders in the business world. Members of our faculty have served as executive vice presidents of major manufacturers, advisors to governments, managers for major hospitals, senior bank vice presidents, military commandants, college accreditation board chairmen, financial consultants, securities and actuarial analysts, accountants, tax attorneys, and more. Together, they are committed to your success—both while you are enrolled in the Lee MBA program and after you graduate.


Lee’s driven and accomplished MBA students hail from seven countries outside the United States, have studied 24 different majors at 20 different undergraduate institutions, and have an average of 4.9 years of work experience (9.8 years for our online students). Our small class sizes and interactive approach will allow you to network with these students, providing you with opportunities to gain valuable insights from their real-world experiences.


As Donna Sockell, former executive director of the Center for Education on Social Responsibility in the Leeds School of Business at the University of Colorado at Boulder, wrote in a commentary published in the April 25, 2013 issue of the Chronicle of Higher Education, “there’s no longer any question that critical thinking about obligations to society must be as much a part of business success as finance and other traditional skills. It’s up to business schools to make new ways of business thinking contagious.”

This isn’t new thinking at Lee. As America’s most energizing Christian university, it is the very essence of who we are and what we do. We teach our MBA students to seek more noble goals in addition to profit maximization. We teach them to deliver long-term, sustainable value to their organizations by doing what is right and displaying leadership during both prosperous and turbulent times.

If Lee’s MBA program sounds like it might be a good fit for you, please contact the MBA Program Office at 423-614-8694 or 800-LEE-9930, or via email at [email protected].

Additional Information

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PO Box 3450
Cleveland, TN 37320-3450
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(423) 614-8694 or 1-800-LEE-9930
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Master of Business Administration

Cory Gates

After graduating from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, Cory pursued a job opportunity at BB&T. After five years on the job and completion of the company’s Leadership Development Program, Cory desired to further develop his “business sense, communication, and time management skills.” Cory works with BB&T’s credit underwriting process, as well as manages the bank’s local commercial loan portfolio and client retention efforts. By deciding to return to Lee for his MBA, Cory was able to put into practice the skills and concepts he learned while in the program, which allowed him to further excel in his career. Cory says the Lee MBA was an appropriate fit due to the skill sets he gained from his educators and peers and “Lee’s emphasis on hands-on, real-time experience through case study analysis and applications.”

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