The College of Business (COB) at Idaho State University (ISU) offers a program leading to the degree of Master of Business Administration (MBA) to holders of business and non-business bachelor's degrees. The MBA program is accredited by the Association for the Advancement of Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). In addition to the traditional MBA degree, the program offers MBA degrees with emphasis areas in Accounting, Computer Information Systems (CIS), Management, Marketing, Finance, and Health Care Administration (HCA). The MBA program at Idaho State University was the first to be accredited by the AACSB in the State of Idaho and remains committed to the delivery of a high quality, rigorous program.
The traditional MBA provides a broad general degree, particularly suited to those pursuing a managerial focus in their careers. The Accounting, Computer Information Systems, Marketing, Management, Finance, and Health Care Administration options provide specialized knowledge relating to their respective fields. The Accounting emphasis meets the needs of students who wish to satisfy requirements for certification as public accountants (CPA) or certification as management accountants (CMA). Accounting emphasis courses are generally offered only in the daytime and only in Pocatello. In the interest of a more diverse student body, the college encourages and attracts a number of full-time students from other parts of the United States and foreign countries.
The Mission and Goals of the MBA Program
The ISU MBA program's mission is to develop and deliver programs that address the diverse needs of stakeholders. Our primary mission is to offer an MBA program that enhances our students' competence in business management, fosters their intellectual curiosity, and develops the personal skills necessary to be an effective manager. The MBA program prepares students for leadership roles in all areas of business requiring skilled and ethical decision-making and analytical abilities.
Specific program goals are to develop:
- Competency in the functional fields of business of accounting, economics, finance, information systems, marketing, and management.
- An understanding of human behavior in business situations and the manager's role as a leader in influencing behavior.
- Skill in performing industry and financial analysis in a global context.
- An awareness and understanding of the economic, political, legal and social environments in which business operates.
- An integrative and strategic focus for students in decision making and problem-solving.
- Strengthened individual competencies in (1) communications (written and oral), (2) critical thinking, (3) technology skills, and (4) group processes/interpersonal skills.
- Computer Information Systems
- Health Care Administration
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Last updated January 25, 2018