Professional Master of Business Administration (MBA)
The Professional MBA Program at Methodist University provides a rigorous graduate program in business subjects for those who seek personal and professional satisfaction, wish to increase salary potential, and advance or change their careers. The MBA Program at Methodist University is flexible for busy adults, the cost is competitive, and the opportunity awaits.
The Professional MBA Program offers students a focus on Organizational Management and Leadership and blends online coursework with two-weekend residency class sessions per eight-week term. Students can begin classes in the fall or spring and can earn their Master of Business Administration in 16 months.
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The Reeves School of Business is nationally accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) to offer the following master's degree: Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) with a focus in Organizational Management and Leadership.
The Professional MBA Program at Methodist University with a focus on Organizational Management & Leadership consists of 12 courses (36 credit hours) taken over 16 months. Classes are held in Margaret and Walter Clark Hall at the Reeves School of Business at Methodist University in Fayetteville, North Carolina. Students attend residency weekends twice per eight-week term (on a Friday evening, Saturday, and Sunday) and work online between residency weekends.
MISSION AND GOALS
The mission of the Professional MBA program is to provide a high-quality graduate education that fosters the personal and professional development of students, enabling them to perform at the highest level in the selected area of specialization. Further, in support of the Reeves School of Business Mission and Purpose, the Professional MBA Program at Methodist University seeks to enhance the skills required of successful, entrepreneurial leaders to enable them to rise to desired heights of responsibility in their organizations or in personal ventures. The Professional MBA Program at Methodist University is focused on filling advanced educational needs of business leaders. To support the mission and purpose of the Professional MBA program, the following goals have been developed:
Goal # 1
Graduates of the Professional MBA program will demonstrate practical and theoretical knowledge of core business administration subjects.
Goal # 2
Graduates of the Professional MBA program will demonstrate knowledge and practical application of communication and leadership skills in the specific focus area of Organizational Management and Leadership.
Students who graduate from the Reeves School of Business with the Master of Business Administration degree will have acquired substantive knowledge in financial and managerial accounting as it relates to business management. This will be measured by administering a pretest and posttest in the Accounting for Managers course (Goal # 1).
Students who graduate from the Reeves School of Business with the Master of Business Administration degree will have acquired substantive knowledge in core business administration areas. This will be measured by the Management section of the Major Field Test (Goal # 2).
Students who graduate from the Reeves School of Business with the Master of Business Administration degree will have acquired substantive knowledge specific to the focus area of study. This will be measured by the Strategic Integration section of the Major Field Test (Goals # 1, 2).
Students are required to bring to class a laptop computer with Wi-Fi capability.
Professional MBA Curriculum
Professional MBA students with an Organizational Management and Leadership focus take the following courses during the program:
- MBA 5000 Accounting for Managers
- MBA 5150 Research Methods
- MBA 5200 Advanced Financial Management
- MBA 5500 Marketing Management
- MBA 5700 Applied Business Statistics
- MBA 5990 Capstone
- MBA 5050 Business Ethics
- MBA 5300 International Business Environments, Cultural and Operations Perspectives
- MBA 5100 Managerial Economics
- MBA 5355 Is that Legal? Essential Law for Managers
- MBA 5400 Organization and Leadership
- MBA 5550 Operations Management
Students take one elective and may select from either Business Ethics or International Business Environments, Cultural and Operations Perspectives.
Each course utilizes a combination of lectures, case studies, and other activities with the majority of the activities focused on organizational management and leadership in business.
Each student completes a capstone project during the last two terms of the program that will be individually tailored to the student's goals and career expectations. A project will be completed in the student's area of specialization, often in conjunction with his/her employer.
The ideal applicant to The Professional MBA Program at Methodist University will meet the following criteria:
- Bachelor's Degree from an accredited institution, preferably in a business-related field
- If the undergraduate degree is not in business, competencies may be demonstrated by college credit or passing grades on assessment exams in Business Math and Statistics, Economics, Financial Accounting, and Understanding Corporate Finance. Contact the program coordinator for specific prerequisite business course requirements.
- GPA of 3.0 or higher
- GMAT, GRE, or MAT standardized graduate test taken no more than five years prior to application.
NOTE: The indicated profile is a guideline as each completed application will be evaluated on an individual basis. However, the program is very rigorous, and only the strongest applicants will be accepted.
Each prospective student must complete all appropriate parts of the online application.
New students are admitted to two cohorts annually: Spring Admission or Fall Admission
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Last updated December 29, 2017