Greenville College

Program Description


Greenville College

The Masters of Business Administration degree is based on the "technical skills" needed in business administration. This program is designed to equip a student with practical working knowledge and skills to enter and establish a foothold or advance in their workplace. The MBA degree focuses on one area, Business Management. Students of the MBA program study the theory and application of management principles. This study equips students with knowledge that can be applied to a variety of real world business situations. By conveying practical knowledge and essential skills in such areas as management, accounting, economics, finance, strategy and marketing, the MBA readies students for the demands of contemporary business leadership in a complex and uncertain business environment.

Courses are offered entirely online.

Master of Business Administration is formatted to meet the needs of working adults. Students will use Greenville's online learning platform to submit assignments, discuss organizational issues, and stay connected with professors and peers.

Online courses at Greenville College are designed with student engagement at the core. Online students are challenged with a variety of learning experiences both independently and cooperatively within the course. The amount of interaction varies by subject, but a well-managed study plan will help the online learner stay focused, on task, and involved.

During the program you will:

  • Earn a master's degree from Greenville College in as little as two years
  • Learn from faculty with real-world experience
  • Work closely with practicing or aspiring managers and organizational leaders
  • Complete an action research project to effect change within your organization
  • Use management theory to address daily operational challenges and implement long term strategic goals

Effective Learning for the Workplace

A wide variety of master's level business programs exist, and one of your most difficult choices is deciding which program fits your needs. Greenville's Master of Business Administration degree is ideal for students who want to develop business administration skills. The program emphasizes highly relevant, workplace-based situations by requiring students to produce a Capstone Action Research Project. It utilizes a practical approach that benefits working professionals because it allows the immediate integration of actionable knowledge and critical thinking skills in their working environment.

Students will participate in hands-on learning methods and case studies which will allow them to reflect on practices encountered in the workplace along with decision-making skills that can impact workplace situations.

Students are fully engaged with their organization throughout the master's program. This approach allows meaningful and positive changes to be implemented along with critical reflection.

Master of Business Administration admission requirements:

  • Possess an earned baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution in the U.S. or other recognized institution from another country.
  • Be employed or actively involved in a paid or volunteer position that has enough responsibility to be suitable to successfully complete a capstone project.
  • Have a minimum grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale in the last 60 hours of undergraduate work.

MBA Tracks

Human Resource Management (HRM) Track

The Master of Business Administration degree with an emphasis in Human Resource Management (HRM) is designed to develop or enhance the personal and technical management skills necessary for more effective functioning within the administrative arena in private business and public agencies. This graduate-level Human Resource specialization focuses on the interrelationships between three of the organization's most important resources – its employees, its leadership, and the business organization in general. Our MBA degree with an emphasis in Human Resource Management (HRM) prepares students to move ahead in their careers or start a new one. Graduates of the program will develop the skills needed to bring out the best in themselves and their organizations. Students pursuing this emphasis will learn about organizational theory and development, leadership and development, group and team behavior, and human resource strategies.

Nonprofit Management Track

Nonprofit leaders work in a dynamic and often changing environment to provide strong and effective leadership to their organizations while maintaining the caring, compassionate environment necessary to support their missions. The Master of Business Administration degree with an emphasis in Nonprofit Management is created for those individuals who are looking to gain the knowledge that is needed for managing today's complex nonprofit organizations. This program is intended for individuals interested in enhancing their leadership and management skills within both the private and public nonprofit sector. This program combines the strengths and competencies of nonprofit organizations with best practices in management. Courses teach students how to handle finance, marketing, human resources, legal, leadership, and management responsibilities in order to achieve and succeed in nonprofit fields. The MBA degree with an emphasis in Nonprofit Management prepares graduates to be effective leaders who exhibit professional competency in integrating practice and theory, thereby providing any nonprofit organization with the superb leadership abilities needed to ensure its success.

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Last updated June 22, 2016
Duration & Price
This course is Online
Start Date
Start date
Sept. 2016
2 years
Full time
418 USD
Start date Sept. 2016
USA Greenville, Illinois
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End date Request Info
Duration 2 years
Price 418 USD
per credit hour.