Harding University

Harding University


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)

Areas of Study

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


Entrance into the masters-level graduate business program at Harding University is selective. However, the University makes decisions for enrollment 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 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.

Student Body

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.

Student Life

Harding'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.

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