Program Overview

The Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree offered by new Mexico State University is a program of study is offered to students in a completely online format. This program aims to help its students acquire and develop intellectual, personal, and professional attributes that help them to prepare to become global business leaders. Students should learn to exercise personal responsibility in the complex business world of their future. It is important to note that this program is offered in conjunction with Missouri Southern State University and is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). It is also important to note that Northwest Missouri State admissions requirements and tuition rates are applied to students enrolled in this program.

This program requires its students to take and complete approximately 54 credit hours of courses in order to graduate with the Master of Business Administration. All students enrolled in this program are required to take the Business Administration core of courses. These courses aim to help to develop a student’s knowledge and skills relating to the general competencies of Business studies. These courses include: Information Systems, Managerial Accounting, Financial Management, Organizational Behavior in Administration, Strategic Marketing, Managerial Economics or Macroeconomics for Business Managers, and an Executive Seminar.

Students then take 33 credit hours (or 11 courses) in electives. Students should choose their electives according to their personal interests, career goals, or educational goals. Students may transfer up to 9 credit hours of credit as long as they are approved by the Dean of the Melvin D. and Valorie G. Booth College of Business and Professional Studies prior to enrollment. This program is a professional program that aims to help students acquire a foundational background in Business Practices. This program emphasizes problem solving and people skills related to developing into a successful business leader in a global business environment.

This program aims to help graduates prepare for administrative and managerial positions in various organizations, which includes both private, public, and governmental settings. There are some admissions requirements for this program: A cumulative undergraduate GPA of 2.50 or higher on a 4.0 scale. A satisfactory score on a graduate admissions test (GMAT or GRE). The Analytical Writing Assessment administered as part of the GMAT or GRE examination will be used to determine the need of an applicant for any additional work in writing. Any student who scores 3.0 or lower on the writing assessment portion of the examination will be required to complete 10-110 Introduction to College Writing the first trimester of enrollment. A grade of “C” or better in this class will satisfy the writing sample requirement.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Master

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

    Accelerated Degree: No

    Accreditation & Licensing

    North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

    Accreditation Council of Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)

    Requirements

    A cumulative undergraduate GPA of 2.50 or higher. GMAT: The formula, 200 times the overall undergraduate GPA plus the GMAT score equal to 950 or above, will be used to calculate the score. Students must meet this requirement, but with no lower a GMAT score than 440. GRE: The formula, 200 times the overall undergraduate GPA plus the combined GRE score must be equal to or greater than 785, with a minimum of 143 on the verbal score and 142 on the quantitative score. A minimum score of 3.5 in the Analytical Writing Assessment section of the GMAT or GRE examination. GMAT/GRE: Waiver may be available for some.

    School Overview

    Northwest Missouri State University is a publicly funded, four-year institution of higher education, located in the city of Maryville, Missouri. First opened in 1905, today the university maintains a mission to "focus on student success—every student, every day."

    The university supports undergraduate and graduate degree programs within the following colleges and schools:

    • College of Arts and Sciences
    • School of Agricultural Sciences
    • Melvin D. and Valorie G. Booth School of Business
    • School of Communication and Mass Media
    • School of Computer Science and Information Systems
    • School of Education
    • School of Health Sciences and Wellness

    Students can complete select bachelor's and master's degrees, as well as professional certificates through Northwest Online.

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