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.
Disclaimer: Degree requirements and the availability of business majors varies by nationwide campus.
* Prerequisite requirements for the MBA and MBA with Human Resource Management emphasis: ACCT 280-Financial Accounting, ACCT 281-Managerial Accounting, MKTG 310-Principles of Marketing, MGMT 330-Principles of Management, FINC 350-Business Finance.
*Prerequisite requirements for the MBA with the Accounting emphasis: ACCT 280-Financial Accounting, ACCT 281-Managerial Accounting, MKTG 310-Principles of Marketing, MGMT 330-Principles of Management, FINC 350-Business Finance, ACCT 381-Federal Income Tax Individuals, ACCT 382-Intermediate Accounting I, ACCT 383-Intermediate Accounting II, ACCT 385-Accounting Information Systems, ACCT 386-Cost and Managerial Accounting, and ACCT 489-Auditing I. Students who have completed ACCT 384-Intermediate Accounting III, ACCT 481-Federal Income Tax Corporations, ACCT 485-Fund and Governmental Accounting and/or ACCT 488-Advanced Financial Accounting on the undergraduate-level may substitute those courses for BUSI 584, 581, 585, and 588 and take additional graduate-level BUSI courses as electives (except for BUSI 562, which is only for students not in the accounting track).
*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.
LocationsThe Master of Business Administration degree is available at the following locations:
|Main Campus Graduate Program|
Redstone Arsenal, AL|
Kansas City, MO
Hancock Field, NY
NWS Charleston, SC
Fort Worth, TX
NS Everett - Marysville, WA