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Mission and Values

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Missouri Baptist University is an evangelical Christian, liberal arts institution and has as its purpose the offering of programs of study leading to professional certificates, undergraduate degrees, and graduate degrees in an environment where academic excellence is emphasized and a Biblically based Christian perspective is maintained. The University is committed to enriching its students’ lives spiritually, intellectually, and professionally, and to preparing students to serve in a global and culturally diverse society.

Purposes

The University seeks to prepare students who are motivated by ideals of service for effective performance in careers which are appropriate to the Christian commitment of MBU. The University is open to all qualified students, regardless of race, gender, national origin, religion, age, or qualified disability. Faculty and students work together in following purposes:

  1. To develop a personal philosophy of life and an ethical and spiritual commitment which is based upon an awareness of alternatives and which is examined in the light of Biblical revelation.
  2. To grow in an understanding of themselves, as well as others, and to cultivate an ability to employ this knowledge for self-development, for mental and physical health, and for social and family relationships.
  3. To prepare for living in harmony with the physical environment by becoming aware of its basic principles, and of the means for intelligent use and conservation of its resources.
  4. To develop effectiveness in the use and understanding of communications, both spoken and written, employing analytical and logical thinking in the process.
  5. To become contributors to society in a manner consistent with Christian principles, participating responsibly in church, school, community, and world affairs, employing insights derived from a broad range of studies.
  6. To grow in understanding, appreciation, and enjoyment of literature and the arts, and to become participants in creative and aesthetic activities in the community.
  7. To prepare for continuing study by becoming acquainted with electronic technology resources and methods of scholarly research.

Core Purpose

  • To teach, empower, and inspire students for service and lifelong learning.

Core Values

  • We are serious and intentional about our Christian faith.
  • We will freely and responsibly search for truth.
  • We strive for excellence.
  • We believe in the importance and cultivation of character.
  • We believe in social change through service and leadership.

MBU News

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MBU ranks as Top Workplace for St. Louis Post Dispatch

June 24, 2016

Missouri Baptist University placed ninth in the large workplace category for its fourth year. Missouri Baptist University has been named as a Top Workplace by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch’s annual list. With more than 700 employees to date, MBU provides … Learn More

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MBU Board revamps Health Sciences major, adds Fitness Management 

May 29, 2016

Missouri Baptist University’s Trustees approved curricular proposals in the Health and Sport Sciences Division at their regularly scheduled meeting May 26. Trustees changed the University’s former Health Sciences major to Fitness Management to better serve students in post-baccalaureate careers in … Learn More

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MBU confers more than 700 degrees to class of 2016

May 11, 2016

773 Total Degrees 14 Doctor of Education 42 Educational Specialist 322 Graduate degrees and certificates 395 Undergraduate degrees and certificates More than 700 degrees were conferred during MBU’s 44th commencement held at the Family Arena on May 3. In addition to … Learn More

Learning Centers

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Missouri Baptist University Regional Learning Centers are here to help you find your stride and accomplish your goals. A journey at any MBU campus is the start to something better.

With classes near you starting every eight weeks, you can begin almost immediately. During your first class, you will quickly realize that our faculty are at the top of their field and eager to help you succeed.

You've started the race, now finish strong.

About MBU

Missouri Baptist University is a Christ-centered university located in Saint Louis. MBU offers more than 40 undergraduate degrees, graduate degrees in education, business and religion and its new terminal degree, the Doctor of Education. In addition to its 66-acre West St. Louis County campus, MBU offers degree programs at 10 regional learning centers throughout Saint Louis, in Southern Illinois and online.
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