Graduate Program in Business Administration
Drury’s MBA program curriculum consists of a 30 credit-hour course requirement, customizable based on students’ needs. In addition to coursework, other program highlights include
A week-long trip to an international business destination as part of the Global Business, New Ventures and Innovations course. Airfare, lodging and transportation costs for the trip come at no additional costs to students.
A mentorship program in which students learn from individuals from the Springfield business community as they build their professional network.
Three areas of specialization: Strategy, Entrepreneurship, and Accounting.
The program can be completed in one year, with options for two- to four-year sequences also available. All courses take place in the evening.
Prospective students who have not completed their prerequisite coursework may enroll in the Certificate of Business program, during which students can satisfy all course requirements in the four weeks leading to the beginning of the Fall semester.
Drury’s MBA comprises two parts: the leadership core and the track/emphasis. The leadership core includes eight courses (24 credit hours) that integrate and represent the major disciplines in business administration. All MBA students complete these courses:
661 Corporate Investment and Valuation
662 Strategic Advantage through Technology and Information. 3 hours.
664 Corporate Responsibility, Leadership and Ethics. 3 hours.
671 Strategic Organization and Human Resources Management. 3 hours.
672 Measuring and Reporting Financial and Statistical Information. 3 hours.
673 Strategy and Competition in Industries and Markets. 3 hours.
674 Understanding and Serving Customers and Markets.
682 Global Business, New Ventures and Innovation. 3 hours.
In addition to the leadership core, MBA students complete six hours of elective credit (normally two courses) to complete their emphasis in one of three areas: business strategy, accounting, or entrepreneurship. Elective courses are normally taught during the spring and summer terms, though students may also complete independent studies or an internship with approval of the Director.
Drury is accredited at the Master's level. All programs offered are consistent with the university's mission and planning priorities.
Drury University is accredited at the Master’s level by The Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association:
The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
30 North LaSalle Street
Chicago, IL 60602-2504
The School is accredited by AACSB International:
The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business
777 South Harbour Island Boulevard
Tampa, FL 33602
International Student Requirements:
Evaluation of all post-secondary education transcripts documented by a recognized international credential evaluator, e.g., World Education Services, Inc. or Educational Credential Evaluators. Evaluation must be submitted in terms of U.S. semester credits, grade equivalents, grade point average, and authentication of documents. Drury reserves the right to interpret the evaluation report to be consistent with institutional transfer policy guidelines. Proof of an applicant’s proficiency in English is required if their primary language is not English.Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL): 80 (minimum); OR University of Cambridge International English Language Testing System (IELTS): 6.5 (minimum); OR at least two years of full-time college-level study at a school in a country where English is the native language.
Facts & Figures
Financial Aid: Yes
International Financial Aid: No
# of Credits Required: 30
Classification: Master's College or University II
Locale: Midsize City