About this course
The Master of Business Administration prepares individuals for leadership positions in business, nonprofit, or governmental organizations. The program is multidisciplinary and follows a systems approach to understanding the internal and external forces that influence the development of an organization. The structure of the program is based on particular themes divided across eight (8) foundation courses, six (6) advanced courses, and three (3) optional courses. Observance of order between foundation and advanced courses is required. All foundation courses must be taken before any advanced or optional courses. Enrollment in the program can be either full time or part time. Maximum full-time enrollment with the MBA program cannot exceed more than four (4) courses or 12 credits per term. The program is also designed for students with professional experience who are seeking to enhance their administrative skills and grow within their organizations without interruption to their career. The curriculum emphasizes a hands-on, practical approach to skill development and includes the following objectives:
- Assisting profit and not-for-profit organizations to compete more effectively in a changing environment.
- Preparing personnel in organizations for additional managerial responsibility.
- Preparing individuals seeking administrative positions
- Aiding existing employees in gaining needed skills and knowledge for future organizational success.
Candidates for admission to the MBA program are required to hold a four-year baccalaureate degree (or equivalent) from an accredited institution. An undergraduate degree in business is not a requirement; qualified students from all backgrounds are encouraged to submit applications. Admission decisions are based on a combination of a student's undergraduate academic performance, professional accomplishment, letters of recommendation, and scores on the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT). The GMAT requirement could be waived for any student with an undergraduate grade point average of 3.0 or higher. Applicants with a graduate degree may also be exempted from the GMAT.
In addition, admission to the program requires an acceptable combination of an undergraduate grade point average and GMAT score. Of these, the greatest weight is given to undergraduate academic performance. If applicants are unable to submit a GMAT score before their desired start date, they may be admitted provisionally (based on prior academic and professional performance) for a maximum of two terms. Receipt of a GMAT score is required for full acceptance and continuation in the program.