Program Overview

The University of the Southwest offers a Master of Business Administration degree that is well suited for students who wish to obtain higher positions within the business career field. Enrolled students gain in-depth knowledge and skills that go beyond an undergraduate business education. Graduates will open themselves up to opportunities for promotion or to enter the field in a more prestigious position. The MBA is beneficial for individuals already in the field or those who wish to enter this career with a high quality education.

Course topics that students will explore during their studies include leadership, information technology for managers, business analytics & econometrics, controllership, marketing concepts & strategies, organizational design & strategy, e-marketing, transforming business in the 21st century, financial management, business statistic research design, and more. Areas of emphasis are offered in the MBA program for students who wish to obtain a more specialized degree. These areas of emphasis include Law Enforcement & Corrections, Marketing, Finance, Research Track, Strategic Management, and Accounting.  These courses are designed to ensure that students are well prepared to further their education and obtain employment in higher positions within the business career field.

All courses for this program are available online. The online learning environment provides flexibility for enrolled students who are employed or have other obligations. Small class sizes and courses designed by professionals ensure that students will be receiving a high quality education. Time management and word processing skills are very important for students who enroll in this degree program.

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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

    Requirements

    A bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution with a cumulative GPA of 3.0. A GMAT score of 470 or above. A sample writing assignment. Two recommendations.

    School Overview

    The University of the Southwest, private, non-denominational liberal arts university, is located in Hobbs, New Mexico. Originally founded in 1956 as Hobbs Baptist College, a 2-year junior college, the name of the institution changed to New Mexico Baptist College in 1958, when it became a four-year college. The institution became known as the College of the Southwest in 1962, and in 2008 became the University of the Southwest. The University of the Southwest is a Christ-centered institution that teaches the belief of God, Jesus Christ, and the Bible, and faculty and staff with Christ centered values instruct students to live, work and learn together while valuing each others cultures and beliefs. The university is dedicated to preparing its students for a lifetime in faith-based leadership and service.

    The University of the Southwest offers bachelor's and master's degrees from the following schools:

    • School of Arts and Sciences
    • School of Business and Professional Studies
    • School of Education

    Online courses are available to students requiring a more flexible schedule, as well as online career training programs that lead to professional certificates. 

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