Frequently Asked Questions

Is the MBA offered online at Freed-Hardeman University?

The program is totally online except for two accounting courses for students intending to sit for the CPA exam.


What courses are required to complete your MBA degree?

The "Degree Requirements" link to the right contains this information.


How do I apply for admission to the MBA Program? 

Submit an application for admission online


Does the MBA Program require any prerequisite credit hours?

Students who completed their undergraduate degree in a field typically recognized as business will be considered as having satisfied all Common Professional Component (CPC) areas and will therefore have no other prerequisites than those described above. For applicants whose undergraduate degree was not in business, the director of the program will evaluate transcripts of applicants to identify all completed courses that satisfy CPC requirements. Students with any unsatisfied CPC areas may be admitted in the status of Conditionally Admitted—CPC Deficiency. A student admitted with this status must satisfy all CPC deficiencies in order to achieve the regular admission status, and this must be achieved before the student may register for courses beyond twelve hours cumulatively in the program. 

The director of the program will work with each student using multiple options to satisfy CPC deficiencies—including: 

1. completion of specified undergraduate or graduate courses with a minimum grade of C; 

2. earning credit by examination (CLEP of DSST) for specified undergraduate courses; 

3. achieving a minimum grade on the assessment test for specified commercially-marketed CPC competence non-credit courses; OR 

4. successful completion of such specified commercially marketed CPC non-credit courses. 

Even while in the Conditionally Admitted—CPC Deficiency status, the student may register for any core curriculum course in the program for which the student does have the corresponding CPC area satisfied. 


How do I register for my MBA courses? Is there a registration deadline?

To register for your first MBA course, you must contact Dr. Bryan Black at or 731-989-6098. Once you are a registered student, you will be given login information and be able to register your own courses using the system. In each term, students must register for classes a minimum of one week prior to the scheduled start date of classes. This will insure time for students to obtain required books and materials and for the course instructor to adjust the course's learning activities to the size of the class. 


What is the MBA programs policy if I need to drop a class? 

Students who wish to drop a particular class or classes should initiate the process by contacting each professor of each class by email, providing the following information regarding the class(es) he/she wants to drop:

1.    Name of student

2.    Course number and course title for class(es) to be dropped

3.    Start date for each class - identifying which 4-week session for the class

4.    Effective date for the dropping of the class - Note: it is not permissible to back date.


How do I get my books?

You may purchase your books from the FHU Bookstore ( or any outside company you choose.


What are the tuition and fees?

The graduate tuition rate for Freed-Hardeman University $560 per credit hour. There are no additional fees. Students are responsible for purchasing their textbooks.


How do I make payments on my account? 

Refer to the webpage for paying your account.


Will I have an advisor?

The academic advisor for MBA students is Dr. Bryan Black. He is the Director of the MBA program in Business and can be contacted at 731-989-6098 or


Will I qualify for financial aid?

Financial aid is any form of money for your college education that comes from resources other than yourself. Federal need based aid is awarded based on financial need as defined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). You should submit your FAFSA as soon as possible after October 1 of each year at If you have any questions, contact the Office of Financial Aid at 1-800-348-3481 or


Is Freed-Hardeman University accredited? 

Freed-Hardeman University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACSCOC) to award associate's, bachelor's, master's, education specialist's, and doctor of education degrees. In addition, the College of Business and the MBA program specifically are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). 


Who do I contact with additional questions?

For admissions, academic and advising questions, contact Dr. Bryan Black, the Director of the MBA program in Business, at or 731-989-6098 .