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Mission and Values

Learn more about MBU

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. The faculty and the students work together toward the following purposes in the lives of the students:

  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

MBU Board of Trustees adopt reimagined Strategic Plan

November 24, 2021

Following a year of planning and community engagement, Missouri Baptist University’s Board of Trustees enthusiastically approved a reimagined strategic plan at their regularly-scheduled meeting, Nov. 18.  The new five-year plan includes four overarching themes: Transformational Student Experiences, Advancing our Influence, Thriving Financial … Learn More

MBU theatre set to launch productions this weekend

September 2, 2021

This Thursday, MBU Theatre will open the season with the ambitious production, “The Drowning Girls.” The first show, which will be directed, produced and consists of an all-female cast, tells a story of domestic abuse. The Drowning Girls shares the … Learn More

2021 Convening of the Class

MBU Board hears enrollment news, approves faculty

August 27, 2021

Missouri Baptist University’s Board of Trustees received preliminary enrollment news, were greeted with several on-campus renovations and academic partnerships and approved three new faculty appointments at their regularly scheduled meeting on Aug. 26. The number of first-time students who attended class … 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.