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Master of Business Administration

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The Master of Business Administration (MBA) program is a general MBA with 30 hours of course work that focuses on preparing masters’ candidates in the knowledge and skills needed to lead organizations effectively. The general business curriculum includes graduate level courses in the functional areas of accounting, economics, finance, marketing, organizational theory, quantitative analysis, and strategic management. Critical perspectives will also be emphasized within the program.

Our 100% online program can be completed in one year including summer sessions for full-time attendance. The courses are offered in accelerated 8-week sessions, allowing MBA students to attend full-time, focusing on only two courses per 8-week session.

The Mission of the Department of Business at Concord University is to transform our students into competent and responsible business leaders through high quality teaching and personalized advising, while stimulating their academic and service zeal. Business faculty engage in active research and service to ensure that our graduates are ready to take on the challenges of the business world.
Programmatic Outcomes
The Master of Business Administration program’s goals come from the Department and University’s Mission and overall learning goals. Graduates of our MBA program will:
  • Prepare and present high quality written and oral assignments and projects
  • Integrate knowledge of business disciplines, the economic environment, and trends for managerial decision making
  • Evaluate real world examples with global and ethical implications
  • Explain the importance of using leadership and emotional intelligence in business
  • Apply analytical and technical skills to solve problems
Career Opportunities

Earning an advanced degree in business education will help you improve and develop skills that are essential for a company’s success, and to be prepared for the evolving business environment.  A general MBA program provides resourceful knowledge and skills for graduates to employ in a multifaceted organization.  MBA graduates can find rewarding career opportunities in almost any industry in the following areas:

Accounting

Finance/Investments

Consulting

Human Resource Management

Marketing management/analyst

Project Manager

Health Care management

Logistics Manager

CEO

CFO

Admission Requirements
For unconditional acceptance into the Master of Business Administration Program applicants must:
  • Meet one of the following baccalaureate degree requirements:
                  i.   Hold a baccalaureate degree in business administration with a minimum 2.75 GPA from a                                   regionally accredited institution; OR
                  ii.  Hold a non-business baccalaureate degree with a minimum 2.75 GPA from a regionally                                       accredited institution; the MBA candidate will be required to complete the MBA Foundations I                               and II courses and achieve at least a minimum score of 148 on the ETS Major Field Exam which                         will be administered at the completion of the Foundations courses. As an alternative, MBA                                   candidates may choose to complete undergraduate course work in Accounting Principles I (3                               hours); Principles of Microeconomics (3); Business Statistics (3); Principles of Finance (3); and                           Principles of Marketing (3); OR
                 iii.   Hold a baccalaureate degree with a minimum GPA of 2.5; the MBA candidate                                                       must complete the MBA Foundations * and * courses and achieve a minimum score of 148 on                             the ETS Major Field Exam; OR
                 ‚Äčiv.   Hold a non-business baccalaureate degree in business administration with a minimum GPA of                              2.5 and must complete the MBA Foundations I and II courses and achieve a minimum score of                           148 on the ETS Major Field Exam.
  • Provide official transcripts from all undergraduate institutions (with the exception of Concord University-these are already on file);
  • Provide 2 letters recommending admission into the program. At least one letter must be from a professional that is knowledgeable of your content background;
  • Provide a personal statement addressing the areas identified below. Preparation of this material will help you reflect and better define your business education plans. It will also allow us to know something about you and help us assess your potential and readiness for graduate education and the business profession. Be mindful of your grammar, spelling, and syntax. The personal statement should be double-spaced, 2-3 pages in length, include your name on each page, and should address the following:
    • Why do you want to pursue a graduate degree in business? What key life experiences have led you to select business as a profession? In what ways do you think your experiences have prepared you for this profession?
    • What are your long-range professional goals? What work do you see yourself doing and where do you see yourself after graduation?
    • Why is the Concord University online MBA program of particular interest to you?
    • A fully online graduate program can create unique challenges and opportunities for students. Describe the prior experience you have with online learning. Additionally, briefly describe your academic success strategies, including personal time-management, interactions with faculty and other students, and faculty advisement.
  • Complete the Application for Admission and submit the $30.00 fee.
  • Although not required, applicants may submit a resume of professional work related experience.
Degree Requirements
  • The MBA is a general 30-hour degree program that may be completed in 12 months when attending full time.  A successful candidate must complete the program with an overall GPA of 3.00 or above.  Any course grade earned that is less than a C must be repeated.

Transfer Information:

  • Students transferring from another MBA accredited program may request to have a maximum of six (6) credits transferred. In order to be considered, the course description(s) and course objective(s) must be comparable to the MBA courses offered at Concord University, and the courses must have been completed within the last five years prior to applying to Concord University’s MBA Program.
  • Transcripts and course descriptions/course objectives will be reviewed by the faculty on an individual basis. Only courses with a grade of a “B” or “A” are considered for transfer credit.

Degree Completion Requirements:

  • A successful candidate must complete the program with an overall GPA of 3.00 or above. Any course grade earned that is less than a "C" must be repeated.
  • Candidates with an undergraduate business administration degree that is below a 2.75 may be accepted into the program but must first complete the MBA Foundations I and II courses and achieve a minimum score of 148 on the ETS Major Field Exam.
  • Students transferring from another MBA accredited program may request to have a maximum of six (6) credits transferred. In order to be considered, the course description must match the MBA courses offered at Concord University, and the courses must have been completed withing the last two years prior to applying to Concord University's MBA Program.

Transcripts and course descriptions will be reviewed by the faculty on an individual basis. Only courses with a grade of "B or "A" are considered for transfer credit.

MBA candidates without an undergraduate degree in business administration may take 6 hours of MBA Foundations courses in the summer before beginning the program to meet the requirement of the general business curriculum knowledge.

Requirements for Undergraduate Degrees outside of Business Administration:

The MBA candidate that does not hold the BS Degree in Business Administration will be required to complete the MBA Foundations I and II courses before starting in the MBA coursework and achieve at least a minimum score of 148 on the ETS Major Field Exam which will be administered at the completion of the Foundations courses. As an alternative, MBA candidates may choose to complete undergraduate course work in Accounting Principles I (3 hours); Principles of Microeconomics (3); Business Satistics (3); Principles of Finance (3); and Principles of Marketing (3). 

Candidates with non-business undergraduate degrees may also be considered if they have a minimum of 5 year's professional experience and must also achieve a minimum score of 148 on the ETS Major Field exam.

MBA Curriculum (30 Credit Hours)
The degree program is 100% online and can be completed in one year including summer sessions for full-time attendance. The course programs are offered as accelerated 8-week sessions, allowing MBA students to attend full-time, focusing on only two courses per 8-week sessions.

The general MBA curriculum is a 30 hour program consisting of the following general coursework:
  • MBA 510 Accounting for Managers (3)
  • MBA 520 Applied Managerial Finance (3)
  • MBA 530 Marketing for Managers (3)
  • MBA 540 Data Analytics I (3)
  • MBA 550 Operations and Supply Chain Management (3)
  • MBA 560 Managerial Economics (3)
  • MBA 570 Data Analytics II (3)
  • MBA 580 Leadership and Emotional Intelligence (3)
  • MBA 590 Project Management (3)
  • MBA 595 Applied Business Strategy (3)

Degree Completion Requirements:

  • A successful candidate must complete the program with an overall GPA of 3.00 or above. Any course grade earned that is less than a "C" must be repeated.
  • Candidates with an undergraduate business administration degree that is below a 2.75 may be accepted into the program but must first complete the MBA Foundations I and II courses and achieve a minimum score of 148 on the ETS Major Field Exam.
  • Students transferring from another MBA accredited program may request to have a maximum of six (6) credits transferred. In order to be considered, the course description must match the MBA courses offered at Concord University, and the courses must have been completed withing the last two years prior to applying to Concord University's MBA Program.

Transcripts and course descriptions will be reviewed by the faculty on an individual basis. Only courses with a grade of "B or "A" are considered for transfer credit.

MBA candidates without an undergraduate degree in business administration may take 6 hours of MBA Foundations courses in the summer before beginning the program to meet the requirement of the general business curriculum knowledge.

Requirements for Undergraduate Degrees outside of Business Administration:

The MBA candidate that does not hold the BS Degree in Business Administration will be required to complete the MBA Foundations I and II courses before starting in the MBA coursework and achieve at least a minimum score of 148 on the ETS Major Field Exam which will be administered at the completion of the Foundations courses. As an alternative, MBA candidates may choose to complete undergraduate course work in Accounting Principles I (3 hours); Principles of Microeconomics (3); Business Satistics (3); Principles of Finance (3); and Principles of Marketing (3). 
Candidates with non-business undergraduate degrees may also be considered if they have a minimum of 5 year's professional experience and must also achieve a minimum score of 148 on the ETS Major Field exam.



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