Master of Business Administration, M.B.A.
The MBA degree program from Marshall University will help prepare you for career achievement and advancement. With an emphasis placed on applying theory into real-world practice, our graduates will be able to meet current needs and changing demands of the global market place. The program will help polish your management, critical thinking, communication, and problem solving skills. The faculty of our MBA program is composed of professors with educational backgrounds and experience in the functional fields of business administration, accounting, finance, management, marketing, economics, law, MIS, communications, and organizational behavior. The rigorous nature of the MBA program requires thorough understanding of the basics of business fundamentals. If your undergraduate degree is not in business, there may be some additional foundations courses required.
Classes for the MBA program are offered in the evenings and at several locations for convenience. Students can take classes in Huntington, Charleston, and Beckley.
Applicants should follow the admissions process described in this catalog or at the Graduate Admissions website: http://www.marshall.edu/graduate/admissionsrequirements.asp.
Applicants must either have:
1. An undergraduate degree in business from a regionally accredited institution with an
undergraduate Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale for all previously completed undergraduate coursework; and Completed all of the required Business Foundations courses or their equivalents within seven years of application.
2. An undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited institution with a minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale for all previously completed undergraduate university work; and Completed the GRE or GMAT and submit official scores OR have a doctoral degree from a regionally accredited institution; and Completed all of the required Business Foundations courses or their equivalents within previous seven years of receipt of application.
Note: Applicants may be asked to submit additional material if needed before an admission decision is made. Generally, more students apply to the M.B.A. program than are accepted each year; therefore the selection process is competitive.
Applicants who are lacking some or all of the foundation requirements may be admitted provisionally until all foundations requirements are completed. While provisionally admitted, the applicant must maintain a G.P.A. of 3.0 or higher in the required foundations courses. Once all required foundations courses are completed with a 3.0 or higher average, the applicant will be eligible for full admission. Required Business Foundation courses are determined by the M.B.A. Director or the GSM Academic Advisor.
Curriculum for Program
|Course Number||Course Title||Hours|
|Business Foundation courses, required as determined by the M.B.A. Director and/or the GSM Academic Advisor||0-15|
|MGT 601||Quantitative Methods for Business||3|
|ACC 613||Profit Planning and Controls||3|
|FIN 620||Financial Management||3|
|MGT 672||Organizational Behavior||3|
|MKT 682||Advanced Marketing Management||3|
|LE 691||Government and Business Relationships||3|
|MIS 678||Management Information Systems||3|
|ECN 630||Managerial Economics||3|
|MGT 674||Production/Operations Management||3|
|MGT 699||Business Policy and Strategy||3|
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