This graduate program is designed for those qualified individuals who wish to further their academic credentials in the field of business administration. The program requires satisfactory completion of 48 total quarter credit hours and is designed to be delivered in four consecutive quarters over a period of 1 year (12 months) for full-time students. Part-time students may enroll in a minimum of one class per quarter. Proposed class implementation is summer quarter 2014. Admission to this program will occur in each quarter of the year.
In support of the South College mission statement, the mission of the School of Business for the Master of Business Administration (MBA) is to provide a high quality graduate, online business education that challenges students through curriculum and collaborative interaction. The program’s curriculum focuses on student learning and development of skills that prepare for the demands of the global business environment. The MBA program is designed to provide organizations and non-profits with managers who are able to critically analyze and identify business problems and opportunities. This includes being able to communicate information to influence an organization, integrate decision making across all business functions, and develop effective strategies while understanding the importance of ethical decision making.
Applicants interested in this program are required to meet individually, either in person or via telephone, with an admissions representative and program faculty to discuss program and all requirements. Applicants must provide a completed South College application for admission and application to the program. Those selected for admissions will provide the following:
Advanced Placement and Transfer of Credit
Courses taken at another accredited institution may be considered for transfer into the Master of Business Administration program as approved by the Dean of the School of Business Administration. To be considered for transfer, a course must:
Graduate credit earned will be analyzed and transfer credit determined based on evaluation of level, content, quality, comparability, and program relevance. No guarantee of transfer credit award is made.
No more than 8 quarter hours of course work transferred is permitted.
The program will not grant advanced placement or credit for experiential learning.
The program will be completed primarily via an asynchronous online format using the learning management system Moodle in order to provide flexibility and to accommodate the schedules of working professionals. The curriculum is tailored to provide a balance of theoretical, practical, and analytical instruction to prepare students for the unique challenges of management in the 21st century.
An online introduction to the program includes an orientation, a review of students’ roles and responsibilities in an online instructional environment, important information about accessing South College email and Student Portal accounts, and a discussion and review of South College learning resources and student services.
Course materials and assignments emphasize collaboration, critical thinking, research, and student accountability. The program cumulates with a capstone course which provides a unique opportunity for a thorough investigation of a business dilemma, incorporating principles of accounting, finance, marketing, economics, and management concepts and theories.
Graduates completing the program will accomplish the following outcomes:
* Amounts for tuition, fees, books, and supplies are subject to change. The information included here is estimated for a full-time student. *
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