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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 and Personal Statement Information
To be considered for acceptance into the Master of Business Administration Program applicants must meet one of the following options:
  • Hold a baccalaureate degree in business administration with a minimum 2.75 GPA from a regionally accredited institution; OR
  • Hold a 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 (offered during summer terms) before starting in the MBA coursework.  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); and Principles of Finance (3); OR
  • Hold a baccalaureate degree in business administration with a minimum GPA of 2.5 from a regionally accredited institution; the MBA candidate must complete the MBA Foundations I and II courses; OR
  • Hold a baccalaureate degree with a minimum 2.75 GPA from a regionally accredited institution and a minimum of 5 years’ professional experience in business.
To submit a completed application:
  • 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. The personal statement should be double-spaced, minimum of 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;
  • Provide a current resume; AND
  • Complete the Application for Admission and submit the application fee.
Degree Completion 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 of Credits 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.
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 in fall and spring semesters, 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)

MBA candidates without an undergraduate degree in business administration or related field will be required to take 6 hours of MBA Business Foundations I and II courses (MBA 500 and 501) in the summer before beginning the program to meet the requirement of the general business curriculum knowledge.  Any MBA candidate may take the MBA Business Foundations I and/or II courses for review/refresher of the undergraduate content.
 

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Program Contact Information

Phone: 1-304-384-5244
Fax: 1-304-384-6236
Rahall Technology Center 203
PO Box 1000
Athens, WV 24712
busdiv@concord.edu