Master of Business Administration (MBA)

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Program Description

Master of Business Administration (MBA)

The MBA degree program from Marshall University will help prepare you for career achievement and advancement. With an emphasis placed on applying theory to real-world practice, our graduates will be able to meet current needs and changing demands of the global marketplace. The program will help polish your management, critical thinking, communication, and problem-solving skills. The faculty of our MBA program is composed of professors with educational backgrounds and experience in the functional fields of business administration, accounting, finance, management, marketing, economics, law, MIS, communications, and organizational behavior. The rigorous nature of the MBA program requires a thorough understanding of the basics of business fundamentals. If your undergraduate degree is not in business, there may be some additional foundations courses required.

Classes for the MBA program are offered in the evenings in Huntington and South Charleston.

Admission Requirements

Applicants must either have:

  • An undergraduate degree in business from a regionally accredited institution with an undergraduate Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale for all previously completed undergraduate coursework.

OR

  • A doctoral degree from a regionally accredited institution; and completed all of the required Business Foundations courses or their equivalents within seven years of application.

Provisional Admission

Applicants whose undergraduate GPA is below a 3.0 from a regionally accredited institution and/or are lacking any Foundation requirements may be admitted provisionally until all foundations requirements are completed. Applicants with a GPA below a 3.0 can include letters of recommendation, statement of purpose, resume, or any other material that could help make your case to the Admissions Committee. While provisionally admitted, the applicant must maintain a G.P.A. of 3.0 or higher in the required foundation's courses. Once all required foundations courses are completed with a 3.0 or higher average, the applicant will be eligible for full admission. Failure to complete the required Foundations courses and/or to maintain a 3.0 or higher while provisionally admitted will lead to academic probation or dismissal from the program. Required Business Foundation courses are determined by the M.B.A. Director or the GSM Academic Advisor.

Note: Applicants may be asked to submit additional material if needed before an admission decision is made. Generally, more students apply to the M.B.A. program that are accepted each year; therefore, the selection process is competitive.

Curriculum for Program

BUSINESS FOUNDATIONS

  • ECN 501 3 Economic Analysis
  • ACC 510 3 Financial Accounting
  • FIN 510 3 Principles of Business Finance(PR: ACC 510, ECN 501, MGT 500)
  • MKT 511 3 Marketing and Management
  • MGT 500 3 Analytical Methods and Techniques

TOTAL HOURS 15 (Computer Literacy)

MBA

  • MGT 601 3 Quantitative Methods for Business(PR: MGT 500/MBA Admission)
  • ACC 613 3 Profit Planning and Controls(PR: ACC 510/MBA Admission or Academic Advisor Permission)
  • FIN 620 3 Financial management(PR: FIN 510, MGT 601)
  • ECN 630 3 Managerial Economics(PR: ECN 501/MBA Admission)
  • MGT 672 3 Organizational Behavior(PR: MKT 511/GSM Admission)
  • MGT 674 3 Production/Operations Management(PR: MGT 601/Permission of GSM Academic Advisor)
  • MIS 678 3 Management Information Systems(PR: GSM Admission)
  • MKT 682 3 Advanced Marketing Management(PR: MKT 511/MBA Admission)
  • MGT 699** 3 Business Policy & Strategy(PR: Permission of GSM Academic Advisor)
  • *ELECTIVE 3 ADVISOR APPROVAL
  • *ELECTIVE 3 ADVISOR APPROVAL
  • *ELECTIVE 3 ADVISOR APPROVAL

TOTAL HOURS 36

  • For Area of Emphasis must complete at least two electives in Management, Marketing, Finance, HCA, or HRM

** This course should be taken in the last 9 hours of the program.

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