The Department of Management and Marketing offers a Master of Business Administration degree with a major in Business Administration. Within the program, students will select from three different emphasis areas, listed below. This is a professional program, focusing on the preparation of competencies required of business executives. The program serves students, employers, and citizens in southeast Kansas and the surrounding Tri-state region, as well as a number of international constituencies.
Emphasis areas include:
- General Administration
- International Business
Options available for the degree include:
- Option III: Course Work
- This option requires completion of course work that demonstrates evidence of advanced course work in an area of concentration. Departments will require evidence of competency through activities such as research papers, portfolios, practice, internships, comprehensive exams or other individual work. Students should check with their major department for specific requirements for the coursework.
The course requirements for the MBA degree consist of a minimum of 34 hours and a maximum of 64 hours. The 30 semester hours of foundation courses may be waived if appropriate undergraduate courses have been taken. None of the decision and strategy, integrating or elective courses may be waived.
A minimum of 31 hours beyond the foundation courses must be numbered 800 and above. No more than three hours of graduate work may be taken in courses numbered between 500 and 699.
Additional information regarding admission and degree requirements may be obtained from the MBA program director.
The following courses must be taken unless specifically waived by the MBA program director based on previous academic work. The equivalency of courses presented as waivers to corresponding courses at Pittsburg State University will be determined on an individual basis by the MBA program director.
Admission to this graduate degree program requires:
- GMAT or GRE (score requirements based on the following equation: 200 x undergraduate grade point average + test score = 1050)