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Harding University was founded in 1924 as Harding College upon the merger of two junior colleges, Arkansas Christian College and Harper College. The University is located in Searcy, Arkansas; a community situated about 50 miles northeast of Little Rock. Harding boasts a prestigious Master of Business Administration (MBA) Program, which has utilized online classes from the beginning of the program in 1998 and which now can be earned completely online. The school's online MBA program is an excellent choice for professionals seeking an academically superior educational experience at a much lower cost than many other online MBA programs. Points of Distinction
  • Flexible and convenient
  • Lower cost than most other online MBA programs
  • MBA degree can be earned completely online
  • Accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools and The Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)
Course Topics

Harding's Online Programs include a general Master of Business Administration (MBA), as well as MBA's in the following fields:
  • Accounting
  • Healthcare Management
  • International Business
  • Information Technology
  • Leadership and Organizational Management
Harding University AdmissionsEntrance into the masters-level graduate business program at Harding University is selective. However, the University makes decisions for Enrolment based on academic records and work history, and thus no GMAT is required for admission. The application process can be initiated online with the creation of a new student login account. Harding University Faculty QualityHarding boasts a spirited faculty comprised of 220 full-time members, 62% of whom hold a Ph. D. or professional degree. Instructors are highly knowledgeable in their field. Harding University Student Enrolment

Online MBA students are highly motivated individuals, most of them business professionals, seeking a curriculum that matches their life goals and career aspirations. The total university student population is in excess of 6, 000 students representing 49 states and over 50 foreign countries. Harding University Student LifeHarding's Searcy campus has 45 buildings sitting on 275 acres. The online learning environment provides exposure to different cultures and business practices through class participation with international students and increased opportunities for networking among MBA students. Online classes are facilitated through use of WebCT, a software tool which allows students to manage each of their online classes, including assignments, discussions, tests, and presentations.
offers MBA degrees in many different fields. Degrees are offered online. MBA degrees offered online.

Profile of
Harding UniversitySearcy, AR is home to Harding. Searcy is a town not particularly near any major cities. Students select the school partly because it is a Churches of Christ school. Harding is a private, not-for-profit institution. Degrees at the school go up to the Doctoral degree.

Course Topics

Students at Harding can choose among many degree programs. Students commonly pursue studies in education and teaching.

Harding Selectivity

Prospective students are advised that admissions are not open to all; the school selects from among qualified applicants. Three quarters of students in 2007 had SAT verbal scores of at least 480. Half of math SAT scores of accepted students fell between 480 and 620.

Student Enrolment

Harding has 6, 139 enrolled students .

Student Life
The school has a residential or campus feel. Harding offers dorm rooms to a higher percentage of its students than do most colleges. The school offers students meal plans. Harding values student athletics, and belongs to the Gulf South Conference. Harding Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Education and Teaching380education, teacher ed, early childhood education, middle school teaching, school Counselling, English teaching, early childhood special ed, secondary teaching, . . .
Business and Management201business management, marketing, accounting, international business, fashion merchandising, sales and marketing, human resources, business communications, . . .
Liberal Arts104general studies, English, history, Spanish language, political science, economics, social services, French language, . . .
Religion and Philosophy80bible studies, pastoral Counselling, youth ministry, ministry, theology, missionary studies
Media48public relations, digital communications, advertising, broadcast journalism, journalism, communication studies
Therapy and Counselling47psychology, marriage and family therapy, art therapy, communication disorders
Family and Social Work45social work, human development and family studies, public administration, family and consumer science
Computer Science and Engineering39computer science, information technology, computer engineering
Nursing and Emergency Medicine39registered nursing
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy39exercise science, dietitian, athletic trainer, sports and fitness management
Design22interior design, graphic design
Science22biology, chemistry, physics, biochem/biophysics/molecular biology, biochemistry
Medical Support and Technology21speech pathology, clinical lab tech
Fine Arts13fine arts, painting
Security and Law Enforcement10corrections and criminal justice
Medical administration7health care administration
Drama and Performing Arts6drama
Contact: HardingHarding University

915 E. Market Ave.

Searcy, AR 72143

General Phone: (501) 279-4000


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