The SCSU Maple Grove MBA program is targeted to meet the needs of people working full-time in the Twin Cities metropolitan area. Cohort groups of 20-25 students take a series of eleven courses. Nine of the courses are eight weeks long, and two are of sixteen-week duration. Classes meet once a week in the evenings. To facilitate work and school schedules, we usually provide class meeting dates for the whole program even before the program begins. The program can be completed in 26 months.
The high value of our Maple Grove MBA program is built upon the following features:
- AACSB International accreditation. More about AACSB.
- A hands-on curriculum that uniquely combines classroom learning with real-world applications
- A distinguished faculty with Ph.D., D.B.A. or J.D. degrees from the nation's leading graduate schools
- An innovative schedule that permits part-time students to earn an AACSB-accredited MBA in 26-months while attending class one night a week
- A "cohort" model, where small classes of 20-25 students earn their degree together
Admission to the Maple Grove MBA program does not include admission to MBA classes offered in St. Cloud.
The St. Cloud State University MBA program offers a broad-based business education that is designed to satisfy the following objectives:
- Provide basic analytical tools from the various functional areas of business that are required by managers to make decisions
- Promote skills in creativity and problem solving
- Develop skills in ethical decision making, planning and implementing
- Instill written and oral communication abilities
- Foster a continuous learning orientation among faculty and students, and
- Build a thorough understanding of today's social, political and economic environment
Foundation Course Requirements
Prior to admission to the St. Cloud State University Maple Grove MBA program, students must complete foundation coursework in business and economics. Students with undergraduate degrees in business already will have completed most or all of the foundation coursework. Foundation courses may be taken at a local community college or at Metropolitan State University, the University of Minnesota, or another higher education program. Students may also complete one or more of the online MBA foundation courses offered by the University of Wisconsin MBA Consortium.