Program Goals

The MBA degree program at Midland University is designed to produce graduates who demonstrate highly developed analytic and communication skills, a thoughtful approach to ethical decision making, and mastery of the tools and concepts it takes to be a respected leader in business.  Graduates will be able to demonstrate:

  • A robust understanding of tools and concepts in the functional areas of business
  • Advanced critical thinking, creative problem solving, and written and oral communication skills
  • A connected view of the drivers of world markets and economies
  • Confidence in analyzing, synthesizing, and presenting complex information
  • A strong ethical foundation for informed decision making and moral leadership


Midland University and the MBA program are accredited through the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, an affiliate of the U.S. Department of Education.

A Brief History of Midland University

Founded in 1883, Midland University is the product of college and church mergers. Midland College was established at Atchison, Kansas, by the General Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church on September 15, 1887. The name Midland College was selected because of its central location in the United States.

In 1919, the college moved to Fremont, Nebraska. The Fremont property had previously been called Fremont Normal School and Business College. In 1962, Midland merged with Luther Junior College (founded in Wahoo, Nebraska, in 1883). Midland College then became Midland Lutheran College, and finally, in 2010, Midland Lutheran College was re-founded as Midland University to facilitate consolidation around areas of strength and greater expansion into graduate-level education.