The Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree is designed for professionals who choose to combine academic proficiency with practical advantage in the workplace. It is a degree that aids professionals in building skills and successfully seeking employment promotion. While the MBA program emphasizes case studies and quantitative analysis in a macro context of global business and international organizations, it also includes practical work-based projects. The diversity of student backgrounds from both business and nonbusiness fields enhances the comprehensive character of class discussion. The MBA degree is offered with three concentrations.
• Executive Leadership is a concentration designed for students who have significant work experience and are fully employed.
• The Management concentration is the best option for the person who has little work experience but who wishes to pursue a career in business.
• The Environmental Sustainability concentration is designed as an interdisciplinary approach for students interested in business systems, natural systems, and sustainable development. Courses in the concentration are integrated with the core MBA courses to provide a solid conceptual and applied quantitative background for environmental managers and organizational leaders.
The Graduate Business Committee evaluates applicants based on the following criteria:
• A cumulative grade point average of 3.00 or higher in completing a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution
• Two letters of recommendation
• A current resume
• An interview by invitation with members of the Graduate Business Committee
• It is recommended that applicants be at least twenty-five years of age.
The MBA programs are structured in a cohort timeframe whereby students take one course at a time. A course meets one night a week for seven or nine weeks as a part of a predetermined sequence. Continuous enrollment, as noted in the overall graduate policies, is expected.
For the MBA programs, a term is defined as two courses. A course may not be repeated in the MBA programs. No more than one class session may be missed in a course.
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