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Master of Business Administration, M.B.A.

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Major Code: 8300 Degree Awarded: Master of Business Administration
Delivery Mode(s): Classroom, Online, Blended Online, Off-site Admission Status: Graduate
Admission Materials: résumé, transcripts Location(s): Aberdeen, MD; Eglin Air Force Base, FL; Florida Tech Online; Hampton Roads, VA; Main Campus - Melbourne; National Capital Region, VA; Orlando, FL; Redstone/Huntsville, AL; Southern Maryland, MD; Spaceport, FL

The Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree is a graduate professional program that emphasizes the breadth of preparation in the various competencies required of business executives. The MBA program is ideally suited not only for individuals with undergraduate degrees in business but also for individuals with undergraduate degrees in other fields who have career goals that demand the competitive edge of quality graduate education in managerial decision-making.

Admission Requirements

The applicant to the master of business administration program must have a bachelor’s degree; however, the degree need not be in business administration. Applicants who are graduates of non-business programs are also encouraged to apply. An applicant is assigned an advisor soon after acceptance into the MBA program and should meet with the advisor to prepare a program plan outlining the courses needed for the MBA degree.

The admissions decision is based on a review of the application documentation including work experience, academic performance, references and written statement of purpose.

A GMAT or GRE is not required but will be accepted as an additional source to review. Work, as well as academic references and a quality statement of purpose, are critical to an effective evaluation.

Degree Requirements

The MBA degree is conferred on a student who has successfully completed 36 credit hours of required and specialization courses as listed on the student’s approved Graduate Program Plan.


Program Prerequisites

The following foundation courses are considered prerequisites to this program and will be waived for any student with an undergraduate degree in business or who has taken undergraduate courses in accounting, economics and finance with a minimum grade of B.

Core Courses

The MBA degree requires completion of a common set of six core courses including the capstone course in strategic management, and an additional two directed electives (BUS 5000-level or higher) chosen with the approval of the faculty advisor. These required courses are designed to prepare the student to respond to the complex business decisions that arise in today’s rapidly changing environment. As such, these courses incorporate either case studies or projects that require extensive qualitative and/or quantitative analysis

Directed Electives

Six credit hours of directed electives (BUS 5000-level or higher) are required if BUS 5601 Essentials of Business Development 1  and BUS 5602 Essentials of Business Development 2  are waived.


In addition to the courses outlined above, students are also required to take four elective courses (three credit hours each). Electives can be taken with the faculty advisor’s approval from other graduate-level offerings in the Nathan M. Bisk College of Business or other colleges or academic units.

Total Credits Required: 36

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