Jul 16, 2024  
2020-2022 Graduate Catalog 
2020-2022 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Business Administration, MBA

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Master of Business Administration

Graduate Program Coordinator:
Dr. Granville Sawyer

The purpose of the Master of Business Administration (MBA) Program is to prepare students for mid- and high- level managerial positions in private organizations and government agencies, by providing them with skills and practical information essential for their professional development and career advancement. The program offers students an array of nine critical-skills, core courses, and the choice of a concentration study from among five fields: Accounting, Finance, Management, Marketing, and General Concentration, each of which requires the completion of an additional six courses. The program provides participants with an opportunity to interact with faculty members in relatively small group sessions and in an environment characterized by diversity, knowledge, and experience.

In today’s competitive environment, globalization, and rapid technological development, individuals of all ages are encouraged to attain the highest level of formal education possible and to enhance the marketability of their skills. The program is open to applicants of all academic background and work experience who meet the basic admission requirements. The objectives of the MBA Program include the following:

  1. To provide students with the skills and knowledge essential for competing and succeeding in today’s environment.
  2. To offer students excellence in teaching, along with a supportive academic environment and rewarding experience.
  3. To enable students to utilize state-of-the-art technology.
  4. To help students promote their professional development and advancement.
  5. To assist students in pursuing career opportunities with new analytical skills and knowledge.

Admission to the Program

Students will submit evidence of a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution, and a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or better. GMAT is also required for admission. Students must satisfy the program’s prerequisites as described below. Taking undergraduate courses could satisfy prerequisites. Before enrolling in 600 level courses, students must satisfy all prerequisites.

  1. Principles of Macroeconomics and Microeconomics
  2. Principles of Accounting I and II
  3. Principles of Finance
  4. Principles of Management
  5. Business/Economics Statistics
  6. A course in computer application, or computer experience
  7. Business Law or Legal Environment of Business

Program Requirements

All degree requirements must be completed in a maximum of seven consecutive years.

Required Elective Courses (6 credit hours)

Two 3-hour graduate business courses not in the Core Curriculum.

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