2021-2022 Graduate Catalogue 
    Dec 03, 2022  
2021-2022 Graduate Catalogue [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Master of Business Administration

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Program Admission Requirements

Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 2.75 grade point average (four-point scale) or graduation from an accredited college or university with a master’s degree or higher with a minimum of 3.0 grade point average (four-point scale). Students with a 2.75 GPA and an undergraduate business degree in Accounting, Management, Marketing, Finance, Economics, Business Administration or Computer Information Systems are not required to take BA 501 Foundations of Business.  Other business majors must have a “C” or higher in basic business courses in Accounting I & II, Economics I & II, Finance, and two courses in Business Statistical Analysis to avoid the BA 501  requirement.

Students who do not meet the undergraduate GPA requirement, but have a minimum GPA of 2.5 will be admitted on a conditional basis. As part of the conditional status, students will be required to take one course their first semester, BA 501 , and pass it with a grade of C or higher to continue in the program. 

II. Choose one of the following emphases:

A. Accounting Emphasis: 9 hours

B. Computer Information Systems Emphasis: 9 hours

C. Computing and Data Analytics: 9 hours

D. Cybersecurity, Cybercrime, and Policy Emphasis: 9 hours

E. Entrepreneurship and Innovation Emphasis: 9 hours

F. Finance Emphasis: 9 hours

G. General Business Emphasis: 9 hours

H. Human Resource Management Emphasis: 9 hours

I. Management Emphasis: 9 hours

J. Marketing Emphasis: 9 hours

K. Rural Business Emphasis: 9 hours

L. Sport Management Emphasis: 9 hours

III. Program Completion Requirements

  • Completion of all courses required in the curriculum with a 3.0 quality point average (overall and in each requirement area).  Any awarding of an F or D grade results in immediate dismissal from the graduate program.  A maximum of two C grades is allowable; however, the awarding of a third C grade results in dismissal from the MBA program.
  • At least 33 (36 if BA 501  is required) semester hours within the required areas.
  • Student may opt to repeat XX-598 for a total of six semester hours and three (3) elective hours to fulfill the nine (9) hours required in emphasis area.
  • Take the MFT in the final semester of coursework.

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