Master of Business Administration Plus Certificate


Program Description

MBA Plus Certificate

The MBA Plus is a post-master’s certificate program that provides graduates of an accredited graduate business program the opportunity to update their business education and explore new career paths in teaching by meeting the basic accreditation standard of having earned a minimum of 18 graduate hours in a specific discipline in order to teach a college-level course. The MBA Plus provides business professionals, who hold a master’s degree in business, with a means for keeping up with the ever-changing business environment and remaining competitive.

MBA Plus Emphasis Options

  • Accounting
  • Economics
  • Finance
  • Healthcare Management
  • Human Resources
  • International Business
  • Management Information Systems
  • Marketing

Admissions Requirements

  • Graduate from a regionally accredited institution of higher education with a bachelor’s degree;
  • Complete undergraduate course prerequisites or equivalents with a “C” or better. Persons who have not completed this requirement may be given “applicant admission,” and after satisfactorily completing the required courses at Gardner-Webb University or elsewhere may be granted full admission. See below for required prerequisites by program;
  • Present a minimum cumulative undergraduate grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale for MBA, IMBA or Macc Program on all undergraduate coursework completed on the last 64 hours of undergraduate or graduate work attempted;
  • Original transcripts;
  • Detailed resume of professional experience;
  • Three confidential letters of recommendation on official Gardner-Webb graduate admissions forms;
  • A satisfactory GMAT or GRE score according to the Quantitative Acceptance Index (QAI) formula. QAI=[GMAT+(200XGPA)>950] QAI=[GRE+(200XGPA)>1400 or >695 after 8/1/2011]
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Godbold Graduate School of Business Today's business world is rapidly changing to meet the demands and opportunities of new technology and global concerns. Issues such as global economics, communicati ... Read More

Godbold Graduate School of Business Today's business world is rapidly changing to meet the demands and opportunities of new technology and global concerns. Issues such as global economics, communications, customer service, and cross-functional management command high priority. In response, Gardner-Webb University has developed three innovative graduate business programs to educate men and women to compete effectively in tomorrow's business world. A graduate business degree from Gardner-Webb University can help you reach your potential for greater job satisfaction, higher earnings, increased responsibility, and personal fulfillment. Gardner-Webb University is committed to providing quality education through the Graduate School of Business degree programs. The Gardner-Webb University Graduate School of Business offers three distinct degrees and one certificate program: Master of Business Administration (MBA), International Master of Business Administration (IMBA), and Master of Accountancy (MAcc) as well as the MBA Plus Certificate. Two additional programs and jointly offered with the School of Divinity (MDiv/MBA) and the School of Nursing (MSN/MBA). The Graduate School of Business Programs is specifically designed to accommodate the needs of working professionals—people who are seeking new ways to remain competitive in the changing environment of business. Classes are scheduled so that by taking two classes per semester, you will complete your degree in only two years. Each class meets only one evening a week during the fall and spring semesters and two evenings a week during each five-week summer session. Several business degree programs are offered through a growing network of campuses and locations throughout North and South Carolina as well as through our online options. The Graduate School of Business requires a minimum of 36 semester hours of graduate credits for an MBA or IMBA degree and 30 semester hours for a MAcc degree. Read less
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