Master of Business Administration (MBA)
Master of Business Administration online (MBAO)
To prepare students with the knowledge and skills needed to succeed in a globally competitive environment.
The purpose of both programs parallels the purposes of the Graduate School, the College of Business, and the University. Both programs endeavor to provide its students with the background, skills, and insight needed to function effectively in an administrative environment. Graduates are prepared to meet the challenges from strong and growing global forces, conflicting values, changing technology, and demographic diversity among employees and customers. Graduates from either program will have the academic training to be able to contribute to their organization and society and to grow personally and professionally.
The College of Business offers the Master of Business Administration (MBA) and the Master of Business Administration Online (MBAO). Both programs (MBA and MBAO) are nationally accredited by AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) International. Practical, problem-solving and solution- oriented, the programs are designed for the practicing managers with the tools of analysis and decision-making. With a blend of experiential learning and academic training, the programs’ emphasis is on practical applications.
Providing a basic analytical tool kit for management is the primary aim of both programs. Developing cognitive and noncognitive skills in using these tools, advancing the ability to make and carry out decisions, developing a basis for dealing effectively with people, and instilling a thorough understanding of the overall economic, political, and social environment are also components of these programs. Both programs focus on real problems and decision-making techniques designed to make it reality-based.
Both programs provide graduate instruction for students who have an undergraduate degree in business or an non- business degree. Students whose undergraduate degree is in a field other than business such as engineering, nursing, computer science, agriculture, psychology, government, or some other field can also pursue MBA or MBAO. Non-business degree holders will be required to take preparatory (foundation) courses (15 hours) before taking MBA curriculum courses (30 hours).
Preparatory Courses (Total hours = 15)
ACCT 602: Financial Accounting Concepts
ECON 602: Economic Analysis
FIN 600: Fundamentals of Financial Management
MGMT 604: Management Theory and Organization Behavior
MKTG 605: Marketing Concepts
Undergraduate Business Equivalent to Preparatory Courses
Undergraduat Business Equivalent to Preparatory Courses
|Graduate Foundation Courses
||Undergraduate Equivalent Courses
|ACCT 602: Financial Accounting Concepts
||ACCT 208: Accounting Principles
and ACCT 241: Managerial Accounting
|ECON 602: Economic Analysis
||ECON 203: Principles of Microeconomics
and ECON 204: Principles of Macroeconomics
|FIN 600: Fundamentals of Financial Management
||FIN 310: Principles of Business Finance
|MGMT 604: Management Theory and Organizational Behavior
||MGMT 330: Organizational Behavior
|MKTG 605: Marketing Concepts
||MKTG 320: Marketing Principles
Without evidence of current experience in the academic area, foundation equivalent courses older than seven years must be repeated. The final foundation courses may be taken concurrently with the first core course.
MBA Curriculum Courses (Total hours = 30)
The following graduate courses will be taken by students in the MBA or MBAO curriculum:
Business Electives - 6 (cannot be a foundational course)
ACCT 620: Accounting Information for Decision Making
BADM 615: Operations Management
BADM 618 International Business
ECON 641: Managerial Economics
FIN 620: Financial Management Policies
MGMT 622: Organizational Behavior
MKTG 620: Marketing Management
MGMT 699: Seminar in Strategic Management and Business Policy
Courses are offered in class [face-to-face (V)* or web-hybrid (WH)**] and online (W)***. Courses offered in class meet primarily in the evening.
The program is:
Convenient: Since courses are offered in various formats (V, WH, W), it makes it very convenient for all students based on their needs.
Affordable: Our low tuition and quality of the program make McNeese State University one of the outstanding institutions in Louisiana. Out-of-state fees do not apply to students taking online classes.
Efficient: The core curriculum consists of only 10 classes. By enrolling in 3 courses per semester, a student can complete the program in only 4 semesters.
Distinctive: Emphasis is placed on practical applications, focusing on real problems and decision making techniques, enabling student to make pragmatic corporate decisions.
In addition to the general requirements for the admission to the Graduate School, applicants for admission to the MBA or MBAO program must meet the necessary departmental requirements to be admitted to the MBA or MBAO program which includes an acceptable GMAT or GRE score in addition to meeting undergraduate GPA as applicable.
The GMAT or GRE score must be submitted directly from the Educational Testing Service to McNeese State
University and the time the test was taken must be no more than five years from the date of submission.
Additionally, applicants for admission to the MBA program must meet the following requirements:
- A minimum of 400 on the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) and an undergraduate GPA of at least 2.75.
A minimum of 286 on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) on the current scale and an undergraduate GPA of at least 2.75.
A minimum of 800 on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) on the old scale and an undergraduate GPA of at least 2.75.
- The GMAT or GRE score must be submitted directly from the Educational Testing Service to McNeese University and the time the test was taken must be no more than five years from the date of submission.
Admission to MBA or MBAO program is open to domestic students. International students can apply only to MBA program.
Domestic students should apply to the Dore’ School of Graduate Studies at McNeese State University.
International students should apply to the Office of International Programs.
All new MBA or MBAO students are required to demonstrate computer proficiency (i.e., word processing and spreadsheets). This proficiency may be demonstrated by acceptable credit in an academic computer course, passage of a proficiency exam, documentation of computer related experience, or other documentation approved by the MBA Program Director. All MBA students are expected to have a relevant statistics course at the undergraduate level. If a student is lacking the course, the student will be required to take BADM 275.
- *Face-to-Face (V):
- A course with specific scheduled dates for face-to-face instructional delivery. Face-to-face delivery is where the student and instructor are in the same place.
- **Web Hybrid (WH):
- A course delivered via multiple means: face-to-face where the instructor and students are present at the same site, and online. Instructional delivery may be over 50% but not 100% online
- ***Online (W):
- A course where 100% of the instruction is delivered online.