Master of Business Administration-Professional
The master in business administration degree program offers high
quality and outstanding value. Our AACSB-accredited MBA program is designed to help you to succeed in a rapidly changing global economy. Our graduate students find the Ship MBA reputable, affordable, and convenient.
This hybrid format is designed for working professionals and is taught through a combination of online and face-to-face classes. Students can complete the program part-time in two years, taking two classes one night a week. Students can also complete it as a full-time program depending on individual needs.)
Two-thirds of each course is taught in an electronic classroom and broadcast to remote sites via videoconferencing technology, thus providing students the opportunity to interact with the professor and other students face-to-face from multiple sites. These sites include:
- Shippensburg University campus
- Dixon University Center, Harrisburg
- York Learning Center, York
- East Stroudsburg University campus
Undergraduate course work, degree, relevant work experience, and an essay will be evaluated and form the basis for admission. To be eligible for admission to the MBA program applicants must:
- Have a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university.
- Complete an online application at ship.edu/admissions/apply.
- Present a current résumé.
- Submit a goals statement.
- Have work experience or undergraduate credits in quantitative analysis, computer usage, and oral and written communications.
- Take the GMAT and achieve a score of 450 or higher if applicant has less than five years of mid-level experience, including management experience, or for whom additional evaluation is needed.
In addition, applicants are required to meet the following prerequisites:
Applicants will be evaluated on grade point average, course content, work experience, goals statement, job level, leadership ability, team skills, and whether they graduated from an AACSB-accredited college.
To go directly into the Upper Level MBA course, applicants must have the 18 semesters hours of prerequisite knowledge in accounting, economics, finance, organizational behavior, marketing and operations management.