Dec 07, 2023  
2023-2024 Graduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Graduate Catalog

Business Administration, M.B.A.

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Program Contact

Irene Scruton, Program Coordinator
140 Rich Hall


The Business Administration program is in the School of Business. Visit the program admissions page to apply.

Program Description

The basic program consists of 36 graduate credit hours of core, directed elective and elective study which builds upon a 21 credit hour foundation of accepted management skills, concepts, and principles. This program is intended to be equally applicable to private, public, and governmental sectors of management. This program can be completed in the classroom or entirely online. Upon entrance into the program each participant will work closely with the MBA Director to develop an individualized study plan.

Master of Business Administration (36 cr)

B. Advanced Tools (3 cr)

Select one Advanced Tool Course under advisement.

D. Capstone (3 cr)

Additional Information


It is the responsibility of the student to file for degree candidacy once they have completed 12 to 18 credit hours of graduate study. A cumulative average of 3.0 or better is required to qualify for the awarding of degree candidacy status. The graduate program coordinator will conduct a review of the candidate’s academic performance to ensure these standards are upheld. Any credit hours over 18 are subject to forfeiture.

Additional Program Requirements

  • Foundation Prerequisite Requirements MBA Programs  : The foundation requirements must be completed in order to continue in the program beyond the first year. Credit may be given for these requirements based on prior academic credit, completion of programs with similar content, or experience. It is anticipated that most foundation requirements would have been previously satisfied by undergraduate course work for the typical business undergraduate student or a student in a business related field such as economics, computer science, etc. In addition, courses will be taught periodically which satisfy these requirements as a service to interested program participants. Credits earned below the 510 level are not a part of the 36 hours required for program completion. Participants may simultaneously complete their final foundation requirements and begin to take core courses as long as prerequisite requirements for core courses are met.
  • Students with weak writing or oral communication skills will be required to complete extra coursework in those areas. Such coursework will appear on the student’s transcript, but may not be counted towards graduation in the student’s elective coursework.

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