Mar 30, 2023  
2015-2016 Undergraduate and Graduate Academic Catalog 
2015-2016 Undergraduate and Graduate Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Business Administration, M.B.A.

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CIP Code: 8120 (520201-01)

Mission Statement

The mission of the MBA program is to offer high-quality graduate education for students having varied educational and professional backgrounds. The program develops skills and knowledge necessary to progress in current positions, qualify for career changes, and progress in managerial and leadership positions in business and society.

The MBA program serves as a catalyst for intellectual activity in the College. Graduate faculty membership requires quality teaching, as well as ongoing scholarly and professional activity through basic and applied research, professional activities, service and consulting.

The program serves regional business and industry needs by allowing students to attend full-time or part-time. The curriculum integrates quality management, ethical considerations, international dimensions, technological applications and involvement with the business community.

The MBA Program is classified as a professional program as almost all of the courses are only offered  in the evening.


To be considered for regular admission, an applicant must have an undergraduate degree from an accredited American institution, submit acceptable test scores on the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT), and meet the admission standards and other regulations of the Graduate School. The GMAT/GRE must have been taken within the last five (5) years. The GRE may be accepted in lieu of the GMAT dependent upon the student’s undergraduate major. Students whose first language is not English, must, in addition, submit scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)/IELTS. All students admitted to the MBA program with a degree from a foreign university are admitted conditionally.

Course Requirements

Basic requirements for the MBA degree consist of 33 semester hours: 27 semester hours of core courses and 6 semester hours of electives. The requirements may increase up to 15 additional semester hours (foundation courses) depending upon the undergraduate business courses previously completed. Students must be literate in the use of spreadsheet software or take UNIV 200 .

There is no thesis requirement. A candidate may be subject to a comprehensive examination. Prior to admission and throughout the program, the student must demonstrate proficiency in writing and speaking English and must demonstrate computer competency through previous course work or experience.


In addition to the above required courses, candidates will take two approved graduate level business courses (6 semester hours) as electives.  Electives include Accounting, Business Systems Analysis and Technology, Economics, Finance, Management, and Marketing.

Graduate credit applicable to the degree will be given only for five hundred level courses.

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