2022-23 Graduate Catalog 
    Sep 29, 2023  
2022-23 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Business Administration, M.B.A. (4060)

The College of Business and Global Affairs offers a master’s level non-thesis program of graduate study: the Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.). The program is open to any holder of a baccalaureate degree from a four-year college or university, regardless of the undergraduate field of study and provides the theoretical and conceptual foundations for those who may later pursue a doctoral degree, as well as the knowledge to advance in their career.

Graduates of the M.B.A. program will be able to demonstrate:

  • effective written and oral communication,
  • effective leadership and teamwork,
  • an understanding of the integrated nature of business functions,
  • critical and analytical thinking in decision-making, and
  • an understanding of ethical dimensions in business decisions.

The M.B.A. is an integrated program designed to prepare individuals for responsible managerial positions by providing background in the major functional areas of business operations. Curricular emphasis is placed on the development of managerial generalists. The M.B.A. is a widely recognized professional degree targeted toward those who occupy or aspire to mid-level and senior-level positions.

The program is geared for the student who is also employed full-time. While sufficient courses are available each term for a student to be enrolled full-time, the timing, sequence and amount of offerings are dictated by the needs of those progressing through the program as part-time students. The M.B.A. program is offered in both Hybrid and Online formats.

Currently, there are more than 30 graduate faculty members in the College of Business and Global Affairs. Students must satisfy the university general requirements and the following requirements specific to the degree.

Requirements (30 Hours Required)

Students must successfully complete each of the following courses:

Core Courses (24 Hours)

Elective Courses (6 hours)

See respective requirements in General Business, Agricultural Business, Human Resource Management and Sports Business.