Students in the health administration concentration must take the 120-hour internship either during or subsequent to MBA 511 , but not before. The internship is supervised by the program director below and is administered through the Division of Continuing Education. The cost for the internship is based on clock hours and is currently $114 per 30-hour segment. The internship must be in a health organization and is conducted with a preceptor on site within the health organization (typically a chief executive officer or chief financial officer).
Health Administration Concentration Program Director:
Dr. Russell Porter, Ph.D., Ed.D.
Dean of Graduate Studies and Continuing Education
Professor of Business Administration
P.O. Box 5000
Shepherdstown, West Virginia 25443-5000
304-876-5313, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Because some foundational experience in business and economics is crucial to success in the Shepherd M.B.A. program, students admitted to the M.B.A. should meet certain content area prerequisites. These prerequisites can be met by successful completion of the following course work at the undergraduate level (these are recommended prerequisites):
Accounting and Economics
Statistics and Business Law
Introduction to Finance
Management and Marketing
Required foundation courses are: Accounting, Statistics, and Economics.
Applicants who lack this undergraduate course work can fulfill the foundational requirements in one of three ways:
- Taking the appropriate graduate foundations course work at the graduate level (online MBA 599 courses: these do not count toward the M.B.A.).
- Passing the appropriate CLEP test(s).
- Submitting a portfolio of work-related experience or requesting an evaluation of academic course work by the M.B.A. coordinator.
Applicants may begin the M.B.A. program while completing their prerequisite courses.