The Master of Science in Business Administration (M.S.B.A.) in Management Studies offers a planned program of educational experience for the graduate interested in advancing knowledge and competency in managerial roles. Five specialty concentrations are offered, these include: Criminal Justice Leadership, Emergency Management Leadership, Hospitality and Tourism management; International Business; and Leadership studies.
At the conclusion of the program, students will be able to:
- gain the disciplinary knowledge and competencies of business, in general, and of their particular program of study.
- apply ethical reasoning to managerial decision-making and promote Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)
- deploy quantitative and qualitative tools for effective decision-making.
- communicate effectively in written and oral formats.
- harness leadership skills which are applicable to contemporary business situations and environments.
Admission to the M.S.B.A. program in Management Studies is determined on the basis of the following criteria:
- Possession of a bachelor degree from a regionally-accredited institution with an undergraduate grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. (An average below 3.0 will be reviewed for conditional admission.)
- Two letters of recommendation from current employer or professional associates familiar with the applicant’s work or college performance.
- Full-time employment or substantiated prior full-time work experience. International students unable to pursue fulltime employment in the United States while completing a graduate degree may be admitted to the program if the student has prior substantive full-time work experience. The work experience record will be reviewed by the School of Business Admission Committee.
- Current résumé.
- Statement of goals for graduate study in management studies and in specialty.
- Admission interview with the MSBA program director/specialty concentration faculty advisor. International students unable to visit the campus for an interview will submit an autobiographical essay focusing on the questions in the application packet.
Criminal Justice Leadership Specialty:
Employment in the criminal justice field or a bachelor degree in criminal justice.
- An interview with the Criminal Justice Department Chair.
Emergency Management Leadership Specialty:
Full-time employment or substantiated prior full-time work experience in the emergency management field or a bachelor degree in emergency management from an accredited institution.
- Portfolio interview with the Director of the Emergency Management Program.
Students may transfer up to 6 semester hours of credit, with departmental approval.
Program Requirements (39-40 sh)
Prerequisties (9 sh)Courses may be waived if undergraduate equivalents have been completed.
Prerequisite to Criminal Justice Leadership Specialty courses: Criminal Justice Major + 3 sh.
Prerequisites to Emergency Management Leadership Specialty courses: 6 sh
- Foundation Courses (10 sh)
- Core Courses (15 sh)
- Specialty Courses (9-10 sh)
- Capstone Sequence (5 sh)
Five specialties to choose from:
- Criminal Justice Leadership
- Emergency Management Leadership
- Hospitality and Tourism management
- International Business; and Leadership
- August 1 for overseas applicants, September 1 for applicants transferring within the US (To start: Fall Semester)
- December 1 for overseas applicants (To start: Winter semester)
- April 1 for overseas applicants, May 1 for applicants transferring within the US (To start: Spring/Summer semester)
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