Graduate Catalog: 2021-22

Business Administration MBA

The College of Adult and Distance Education offers an online Master of Business Administration (MBA) which can be completed in 12 to 24 months. The online MBA is an immersive program with a quantitative business focus utilizing a cased based, problem solving methodology that enables personal and professional transformation. The program is 36 hours with 27 hours of core MBA courses and nine hours of concentration courses. The concentration is student selected; however, the core MBA courses are mandatory and program specific. Focusing on business operations, business ethics, and personal values-based decision making, you will study the real-world issues that impact the current and future business environment while building leadership skills and learning valuable team building proficiency.

The offering of multiple concentrations enables a student to tailor their degree personally and professionally to their current career needs or future career aspirations. The MBA has a quantitatively focused, managerial application core centered around the four pillars of business: Managerial Marketing, Managerial Finance, Managerial Accounting, and Managerial Economics. The program is specifically focused on providing the student with a competitive, realistic, and professionally compatible core to increase their professional and personal leadership and management potential. With the MBA program, and in addition to seeking personal growth and career advancement, you will be equipped with the tools to influence an organization by contributing and building at a greater personal and professional level.

Student Learning Outcomes

Furthering the mission to develop business professionals and entrepreneurs, graduates of the MBA program will acquire the skills described in the following outcomes:

  • Demonstrate proficiency in the core professional competencies of business.
  • Analyze impact of ethical decision making on business decisions.
  • Evaluate the impact of organizational culture on the business.
  • Implement analytical skills in strategic decision making.
  • Examine the role of organizational strategy on the business.

Degree Requirements

The Master of Business Administration requires 36 credit hours.

Program of Studies

  • 27 MBA core hours: ACCT 515, BUS 555, BUS 573, BUS 575, BUS 590, ECON 565, FIN 551, MGMT 584, MKT 540
  • Concentrations of nine (9) hours:
    • Corporate Social Responsibility: BUS 567, BUS 577, SUS 535
    • Economics: ECON 570, ECON 575, ECON 580
    • General: Any three concentration course electives
    • Healthcare Management: MHA 580, MHA 561, MHA 595
    • Healthcare Operations: MGMT 555, MHA 585, MHA 590
    • Higher Education Administration: BUS 510, BUS 558, BUS 568
    • Human Resource Management: BUS 531, BUS 533, BUS 576
    • Marketing: MKT 550, MKT 570, MKT 580
    • Non-Profit Organizational Management: BUS 559, BUS 563, BUS 583
    • Operations Management: BUS 538, BUS 539, MGMT 560
    • Supply Chain Management: BUS 584, BUS 587, MGMT 555

Admission Requirements

Applicants to the MBA program must meet the following criteria:

  • Possess a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution with a minimum 2.75 cumulative GPA on a 4.0 scale or a graduate degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • If the cumulative GPA is below 2.75, applicants must complete directed essay questions which will be reviewed by the Business Graduate Admission Council for admission consideration.
  • If the bachelor’s degree was from a non-regionally accredited institution, the applicant must take the GMAT or GRE for admission consideration. GMAT scores of 500 or GRE scores of 300 or above are required for admission.

To apply for the MBA students must:

  • Submit online application for admission
  • Submit official transcript(s) for most recent bachelor or graduate degree conferred
  • Transcripts are official only if sent directly to the Office of Admissions from the registrar of the institution attended.

Note: Transcripts will be evaluated for evidence of basic knowledge of Common Professional Competencies. Based on this review, completion of appropriate course pre-requisites may be required.