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Master of Business Administration with Business Leadership Emphasis

USA

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What will I learn?

The M.B.A. with Business Leadership Emphasis is offered by the Rankin College of Business at SAU and is fully accredited by AACSB International, the premier accrediting body for colleges and schools of business. Fewer than 5% of all business programs worldwide are accredited by AACSB, which indicates the quality of our program. The Business Leadership emphasis curriculum includes graduate-level courses in accounting, agriculture markets and prices, finance, marketing, organizational theory, business analytics, strategic management, and supply chain management.

Additionally, critical perspectives will be emphasized within the program. These include ethical, global, political, social, legal and regulatory, and environmental issues; technology; demographic diversity; and written and oral communication skills.

Curriculum

The M.B.A. curriculum is designed primarily for graduates of a Bachelor of Business Administration program, but graduates of other programs can enter the program by completing a 24-hour prerequisite program.

The M.B.A. Business Leadership program consists of 33 hours of course requirements. The program is available fully online. A student can complete courses fully online or through a combination of online and night classes. Qualified students may enter the program any semester during the 2-year rotation.

Learning Goals

  1. MBA students will be effective communicators, using information technology to enhance decision-making through better communication.
  2. MBA students are prepared to be socially responsible, effective business leaders with an awareness of cultural and diversity issues and the ability to make ethical decisions.
  3. MBA students will be critical thinkers who are able to use concepts from strategic management to integrate relevant information, decision-making techniques, and concepts from multiple business disciplines to make decisions in new or unfamiliar circumstances.
  4. MBA students can effectively and legally access and use information to prepare an effectively written report that supports decision-making.
  5. MBA students will be competent in the business discipline.

Which department am I in?

Rankin College of Business

Study options

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
US$6,400.00 per year
USD $3,200 (Fall), USD $3,200 (Spring); USD $478/hr
Application deadline

Expected December 2022

Start date

11 January 2023

Venue

Rankin College of Business

100 E. University,

MAGNOLIA,

Arkansas,

71753, United States

Online/Distance with attendance (2 years)

Tuition fees
US$6,400.00 per year
USD $3,200 (Fall), USD $3,200 (Spring); USD $478/hr
Application deadline

Expected December 2022

Start date

11 January 2023

Venue

Southern Arkansas University, Magnolia

100 East University,

MAGNOLIA,

Arkansas,

71753, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

For the MBA program (including all emphases), must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or above out of a 4.00 system.

For international students

A student may be admitted into the MBA program if he/she holds a bachelor’s degree or equivalent from an accredited college or university regardless of the undergraduate field of study. Should a student have an undergraduate degree other than business, prerequisites would include:

Six hours of principles of accounting (sophomore level or above),
Three hours of business finance or financial management (junior level or above),
Three hours of statistics (at the junior level or above),
Three hours of principles of marketing (at the junior level or above),
Three hours of micro- economics (sophomore level or above), and
Three hours of organization theory and behavior or principles of management (junior level or above).

For other international students, the English language requirement of SAU will be met when the applicant has submitted proof of ONE of the following:

A score of 550 or higher on the written TOEFL
A score of 210 or higher on the computerized TOEFL
A score of 79 or higher on the internet-based TOEFL
A score of Band 6.0 (overall) on the IELTS (International English Language Testing System)
Completion of Level 112 at an ELS Language Center or its equivalent
Completion of EF Level 5
Completion of level 5 SAU ESL program

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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