Master of Business Administration Degree
The Master of Business Administration (MBA) offers a balance of theory and practice. The mission of the MBA program is to prepare working adults in the early stages of their careers in small or middlesized organizations with the knowledge, skills, and personal characteristics that will enhance performance in their present occupation, and prepare them for advancement to upper-level management in the future.
A principal strategy for achievement of this overall goal is to employ a balanced educational approach that includes a rich mixture of business theory and practice. The MBA program complements management development activities which, in combination, prepare working adults for advancement within an organization. To this end, the MBA program enhances career opportunities in the management of business firms or other formally organized enterprises. Therefore, the program centers on a professional approach which balances business theory with practice in the search for knowledge, skills, and methodologies that are useful in formulating strategies for the future in an uncertain and often turbulent business environment.
Degree requirements include common core courses and integrate foundation courses for a minimum of 36 semester hours. It is recommended that the foundation courses must be among the first 18 hours of course work in the MBA program.
For the Accounting Track, an undergraduate degree in accounting, or equivalent coursework, is required as a prerequisite.
The emphasis in Human Resource Management of the MBA program is designed for those candidates who wish to prepare for a professional career in Human Resource Management.
* Applicants who have not completed all required prerequisite courses at the time of applying to the MBA, but fulfill all other admission standards, can be considered for Post-Baccalaureate admission. If admitted under this status, all prerequisite courses must be successfully completed with a grade of B or higher prior to enrollment in graduate coursework. Once completed, students are eligible for graduate course enrollment. These courses, or their equivalents, are: ACCT 280, ACCT 281, FINC 350, MKTG 310, and MGMT 330.
*The capstone course is required of students as the culminating experience for the MBA Program, and students must have completed thirty hours in the MBA program before enrolling in this course. Students must earn a B or higher in this course in order to graduate.
*Additional Requirements for Accounting: In addition to the five course prerequisites for the general MBA, admission to the Accounting track requires the following undergraduate accounting prerequisites: ACCT 382 Intermediate Accounting I, ACCT 383 Intermediate Accounting II, ACCT 386 Cost and Managerial Accounting, ACCT 381 Federal Income Tax - Individuals, ACCT 385 Accounting Information Systems, and ACCT 489 Auditing I. Students who have taken ACCT 384 Intermediate Accounting III, ACCT 485 Fund and Governmental Accounting, ACCT 488 Advanced Financial Accounting or ACCT 481 Federal Income Tax - Corporations as undergraduates may substitute those courses for BUSI 584, 585, 588, and 581 and take additional graduate-level BUSI courses as electives, except for BUSI 562, which is only for students not in the accounting track.
LocationsThe Master of Business Administration degree is available at the following locations:
|Main Campus Graduate Program|
Redstone Arsenal, AL|
Kansas City, MO
St. Louis, MO
Hancock Field, NY
NWS Charleston, SC
Fort Worth, TX
NS Everett - Marysville, WA