Soderquist College of Business

Graduate Studies in Business Administration and Leadership & Ethics

Walenciak (dean)

The Soderquist College of Business at John Brown University consists of the Department of Business (Undergraduate and Online Undergraduate) and the Department of Graduate Business Programs. The 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 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 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 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.


Gatlin, Heinrich, Ladner (department head), McCollum, Timmons, Togami, 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 can be taken on its own or paired with a concentration in International Business, Market Research and Consumer Insights, or Organizational Behavior.

The Master of Science (M.S.) in Leadership and Ethics Program combines organizational studies and strategic thinking with training in ethical leadership. The program integrates 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. The M.S. in Leadership and Ethics Program can be accomplished in just under two years.

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, and South America. Through our partnership with Soderquist Leadership, students also have access to an executive-level leadership development program.

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