Donald G Soderquist College of Business

Department of Graduate Business


Walenciak (Dean)

The Donald G. Soderquist College of Business at John Brown University consists of the Department of Business (Undergraduate), the Department of Business Degree Completion, and the Department of Graduate Business Programs. The Donald G. Soderquist College of Business has adopted the following vision, mission, and core values, which have been embraced by each Department within the College.

Vision of the Donald G. Soderquist College of Business

To be nationally recognized as a leader in Christian higher education in business through the accomplishments of our students, our contributions to the academy and industry, and our impact on the world.

Mission of the Donald G. Soderquist College of Business

We provide challenging, practical business education from a Christian perspective, equipping students to succeed in their lifework and impact their world.

Core Values of the Donald G. Soderquist College of Business

Christian Faith:
We are committed to John Brown University Articles of Faith.

We value our relationship with God which guides collaboration, respect, and trust among all.

Teaching and Learning:
We are passionate about excellence in teaching and lifelong learning.

Global Focus:
We value global perspectives and experiences that stretch our understanding of business and provide opportunities
to impact the world.

Intellectual Curiosity:
We value an active investigative pursuit of knowledge.

We promote a culture of being thankful to God and each other.


McCollum (Program Director), Timmons, Verdery, Waldron, Walenciak

In every segment of society today there is a need for leaders who have relevant skills, high integrity, and strong character. The programs of the Department of Graduate Business are designed to equip people to lead with excellence.

The Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) program combines functional training in essential business skills with training in leadership, ethics, and global business. These programs develop and prepare leaders from a broad range of undergraduate majors. The M.B.A. degree offers options in Leadership and Ethics, International Business, and Global Continuous Improvement.

The Master of Science (M.S.) in Leadership and Ethics Program combines organizational studies and strategic thinking with training in ethical leadership. The Master of Science (M.S.) in Higher Education Leadership provides preparation for those who are interested in the field of higher education administration. These programs integrate a body of knowledge infused with the core values of Christian faith and character that can be practically applied within organizations and communities in diverse contexts.

Designed with the working professional in mind, classes are available in various formats. Students may choose to study online, at one of our physical locations, or in some combination of the two. Most courses are eight weeks in duration. Other program enhancements include studies trips to Asia, Latin America, South America, and various seminars addressing contemporary business issues. Through our partnership with the Soderquist Center, students also have access to an executive-level leadership development programs. A Graduate Business Degree can normally be accomplished in two years.

All undergraduate and graduate business degree programs of the Donald G. Soderquist College of Business are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP),, (913) 339-9356.

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