Two programs that lead to the Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree and one online program leading to the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) are offered through the Department of Business Administration in the School of Business and the Graduate College. The first MBA program is a traditional, two-year, graduate program composed of 36 credit hours of required and
elective courses in graduate level business courses. The second program is an innovative five year MBA program created in Fall 2000, which includes an imbedded undergraduate degree in Business Administration that is awarded after the first 126 credit hours and culminates with the MBA degree after satisfactory completion of the remaining 36 credit hours of required and
elective graduate courses in business. Since the five-year MBA program is described in complete detail in the Department of Business Administration section of this Catalog, only those portions that pertain directly to the graduate portion are repeated below. Although the professional MBA is a broad, general degree, concentrations may be acquired by taking business
and free electives in an area of specialty consistent with a student’s professional interests. For example, students desiring a concentration in accounting leading to eligibility to take the Uniform CPA Examination can do so by selecting accounting courses for their free elective and graduate business electives. Professional application and refinement activities are provided to insure business sophistication and the internalization of professional skills, character and critical thinking skills. The doctoral program in Business Administration is part of Hampton University Online is described in that section of this catalog, as well as, below.
The School of Business received full accreditation status with the International Assembly of Collegiate Business Education (IACBE) during the academic year of 2007-2008. The School remains a member in good standing with a reaffirmation visit to be conducted during the academic year 2013-2014.