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BA in Business Administration

Become a business leader

Our BA in Business Administration will provide you with the skills you need to become successful in business while supporting your personal and spiritual growth.

In our BA program, you will:

  • Learn the practical skills you need to succeed in the modern business world
  • Develop yourself holistically through daily practice of the Transcendental Meditation technique and a healthy, low-stress lifestyle
  • Enjoy living in a supportive community of fellow entrepreneurs and influencers

Learn more with less stress

As a student at MUM you’ll be taking one full-time course a month instead of balancing multiple classes, homework assignments, and exams. You’ll have the opportunity to dive deep into the knowledge without distraction.

Our courses teach practical skills for success and cover the foundations of management in accounting, finance, marketing, production, human resource management, and more.

Grow in leadership

Our BA program teaches from an international perspective so that our students learn how to function effectively in the world’s varied cultural and business settings.

You’ll learn to be a broad thinker, a harmonious contributor to teams, and an expert in creative change. You’ll graduate as more than an entrepreneur — you’ll be an influencer and a leader.

Enter as a student, leave as a CEO

Students in the BA program work with MUM’s Concept to Market Institute (CTMI) to develop their own unique products as a part of their senior capstone project.

The CTMI will teach you how to develop innovative, socially conscious, and environmentally friendly ideas and show you how to turn them into real, successful business ventures.

These courses don’t end with product development, either. Our faculty will continue helping you guide your product to market, even after the course is over, for as long as the product needs to become viable.

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Practice Transcendental Meditation

All of our students and faculty practice the Transcendental Meditation technique daily. This technique has been scientifically proven to lower stress, enhance mental clarity, and support overall health. After meditating regularly, our students often say that they feel more creative and peaceful.

In addition to meditating, you’ll be living healthy lifestyle conducive to becoming the best person you can be: single rooms, organic vegetarian meals, and an ideal routine are standard for all of our on-campus students.

Be part of a supportive community

As a student at MUM, you’ll be immersed in an international community of entrepreneurs, thinkers, creatives, and influencers who are working hard to make the world a better place.

In addition, the town of Fairfield has been named the entrepreneurial capital of Iowa, with Fairfield businesses holding one-third of the state’s total venture capital. Fairfield’s supportive community is an ideal place to watch your own business grow with the help of other creative entrepreneurs.

Two tracks to success

As an undergraduate in our program, you’ll choose one of two tracks of study:

In the Accounting Track, you’ll develop the knowledge and skills you need to become a professional accountant. See course descriptions and details here ➤

In the Business Track, you’ll learn how to start and grow a company by studying management and creating business plans. See course descriptions and details here ➤

Certificate in Business Studies

Do you want to take business classes in our department without committing to a 4-year degree? Our Certificate in Business Studies might be for you. Read more ➤

Minor programs

The Business department offers three minor programs for those who want to add some management knowledge to their degree program. Our minor programs are:

  • Business Administration
  • Government
  • World Peace

See more about our minor programs here ➤

Faculty profile: Andrew Bargerstock


Dr. Andrew Bargerstock is the Chair of the Accounting Department and Director of the MBA Program at MUM. He is a Certified Public Accountant and has been an executive with a Fortune 500 company, established two successful businesses, and consulted with many companies including Allstate Insurance, BJC Health System, W.L. Gore & Associates, US Patent and Trademark Office, and Virginia Department of Social Services.

He was one of two professors in the USA to be awarded the Lean Enterprise Institute’s (LEI) 2009 Excellence in Lean Accounting Professor Award. Recently, he published two research articles in lean accounting in Management Accounting Quarterly (2011, 2013). He also co-authored a management accounting ethics paper that was named IMA’s 2014 Carl Menconi Award: Best Case Study in Business Ethics (title: Watson Water Technologies). He continues to consult with organizations on implementing lean and lean accounting.

For information on the cost of our degree programs, visit our Financial Aid Calculator here.

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