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2015-2016 Shepherd University Catalog 
2015-2016 Shepherd University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Business Administration, M.B.A.

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The Shepherd M.B.A. is a 36-credit hour program creates a stimulating environment that is diverse, challenging, and focused on global connections, while at the same time providing real-world experiences for our graduate students.

All students in the M.B.A. program take a 21-credit core that includes courses in leadership and ethics, marketing, management theory, economics, and accounting.  Students in the general track complete their coursework with a flexible set of electives, while the other concentrations in Accounting, Health Administration, Public Management, and Sport Management have more specific requirements.

The M.B.A. program finishes with a culminating project or capstone in MBA 590  or MBA 591 . Here, students work in a collaborative environment with faculty mentors in an open exchange of ideas and information. In the internship experience, students are explosed to new ideas and put theory into practice through contact with influential leaders from a variety of companies and industries. Through these experiences, students heighten their cultural awareness, develop a global perspective, and learn to communicate effectively with individuals from diverse cultural, academic and professional backgrounds.

Please see the contacts page for graduate students and specific graduate program coordinator contact information.

Information about the accelerated 4+1 BS, Business Administration/Master of Business Administration degree can be found at the following link: 

4+1 Bachelors/MBA Option (Fifth-Year MBA)  

M.B.A. Admissions requirements

Graduate Foundations

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. must meet three content area prerequisites:  Accounting, Statistics, and Economics. Foundational courses at the undergraduate level must have been taken within the last seven years with a grade of B or higher.

Applicants who lack this undergraduate course work can fulfill the foundational requirements in one of three ways:

  1. Taking the appropriate graduate foundations course work at the graduate level (online MBA courses: these do not count toward the M.B.A.).
  2. Passing the appropriate CLEP test(s).
  3. 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.

Foundational courses must be completed within the first 9 credits of the M.B.A. program or within the first year of enrollment, whichever comes first.


Curriculum for a Master of Business Administration

Total credit hours, 36 Hours:

Core courses, 21 Hours:

Accounting Concentration, 15 Hours:

The accounting concentration will enable students who are preparing to sit for the Certified Public Accounting Examination to make progress towards the 150 academic hours needed to qualify for taking the exam.

Health Administration Concentration, 15 Hours:

Detailed program information on the Health Administration concentration.

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