Business Administration, M.B.A. - Master
The M.B.A. degree program develops the skills of management, the tools of problem solving, the capacity for decision-making, and the knowledge about formal organizations and their economic environment. The program prepares graduates for leadership positions in a variety of managerial and organizational settings. The course of study requires no background in formal business education. Approximately one-third of the students in the program enter with no previous business course work. The program of study leading to the M.B.A. degree is a 30 semester hour program designed to provide both a general view of business and a specialized focus through the portfolio. Before beginning classes, each student must decide upon a portfolio industry which allows specialized study in an area selected by the student such as health care, the computer industry, engineering services, etc. Five of the courses (ECP 6705, FIN 6406, ISM 6026, MAN 6511, and MAR 6815) require projects which will be included in each student’s portfolio. Each student is expected to stay in contact with the M.B.A. Director throughout the program concerning the development of the student’s portfolio. During the last semester, the student is required to meet with the M.B.A. Director to finalize the portfolio and to rewrite those sections which may not meet the college’s standards.