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Fermanian School of Business – Point Loma Nazarene University

Point Loma Nazarene Evening MBA Program Structure

The part-time Point Loma Nazarene Evening MBA program at Fermanian School of Business is designed to be completed in 24-28 months by working professionals. The curriculum includes 12 core business courses and two electives. Classes are held at the Mission Valley Campus four evenings a week on Monday through Thursday. Students can begin the program either during the spring or summer semesters.


The part-time Point Loma Nazarene Evening MBA program is composed of 12 core business courses and two electives for a total of 42 units. Instead of choosing electives, students may also select from four concentrations: Innovation & Entrepreneurship, Healthcare Management, Project Managements or Organizational Leadership. The program follows a cohort structure, which places students in small groups to move through the courses. Students will also have the chance to attend Executive Development Events during their time at Fermanian.

Class Profile

A recent count showed that Fermanian has 76 MBA students in total, with a class size of around 20.


Point Loma Nazarene Evening MBA students will have access to PLNU’s Center for Student Success & Career Development, which provides many tools for personal well-being and career success. Students have access to counselors who can help with scholarship coaching, academic support, identifying personal and professional goals. In terms of career development, the office offers assessment tests such as the Strong Interest Inventory and the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator. They will also coach students on personal branding, creating a career plan and, of course, finding a job.

Tuition & Financial Aid

Fermanian School of Business will charge $825 (per unit) for the 2017-18 academic year.

PLNU offers a variety of scholarship options, mostly through the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Loans are also available as well as military programs and services.

Admissions Procedures

Applicants to the Point Loma Nazarene Evening MBA program must have completed a four-year degree or its equivalent and graduated with a minimum GPA of 3.0 or higher for admission. Students with lower GPAs may still be eligible for admission, but should contact the school for more details.

To apply to the part-time MBA program at Fermanian School of Business, applicants must submit an online application with a $50 fee; office undergraduate transcripts; a personal essay; GMAT score; a résumé; two professional recommendations. Non-business majors may be required to take prerequisite courses in accounting, finance, statistics and Excel.

In certain circumstances, the GMAT may be waived.  The PLNU Graduate Admissions team takes into account certain professional certificate programs, other graduate-level experience and the GRE.

Application Deadlines

Summer 2018 Start – April 16, 2018
Fall 2018 Start – July 30, 2018

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