Master’s of Business Administration Degree Program Highlights
McNeese State University’s Master of Business Administration program curriculum is designed to equip you with the background, skills and insight you need to function effectively in administrative and leadership roles in a globally competitive environment. This top-choice MBA degree program also has flexible and convenient class options to allow you to complete program requirements at your own pace, including entirely online.
A relevant, high-quality curriculum
The modern business landscape is shaped by challenges arising from strong and growing global forces, changing values and technologies and increasingly diverse workforce and customer bases. McNeese is constantly enhancing the curriculum in the MBA program to make sure you graduate equipped to move effectively, and with expertise, in this ever-shifting business environment. Plus, with a strong commitment from the Lake Charles community, including a large and engaged advisory council comprised of local business experts and alumni, our graduate program connects you with area businesses to improve and increase opportunities that will help you stand out and succeed in today’s job market.
At a Glance
Degree Type: Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.)
Program Length: 18 months (30 credit hours)
Availability: in person, hybrid, online
What Can You Do with a Business Administration Degree?
Earning a graduate degree MBA from McNeese is an investment in your future. The MBA is valuable for advancement in a current job, higher placement in a new position or a greater starting salary and increased income over the lifetime of your career. In Louisiana, McNeese MBA graduates are leaders and managers of some of the area’s top industries, including energy, finance and accounting. Others are paving their own way as entrepreneurs and innovators — the developers of the Waitr app are McNeese MBA alumni.
Potential Job Titles or Employers
- Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
- Chief Human Resources Manager
- Director of Gaming
- Director of Marketing
- Engineering Manager
- Financial Analyst
- Health and Safety Manager
- IT Director
- Operations Leader
In addition to more than 100 student organizations and clubs on campus, as an MBA student, you can participate in a variety of special activities:
- Business After Hours networking events
- Mentorship programs with the Lake Charles business community
- Open houses during fall and spring semesters with students, faculty and staff
Center for Business & Economic Analysis
Housed in the Burton Business Center at McNeese, the H.C. Drew Center for Business & Economic Analysis conducts economic analyses of business industries in the Lake Area and surrounding communities. As an MBA graduate student, you may be able to work in the center under the guidance of the director.
The Southwest Louisiana Entrepreneurial and Economic Development (SEED) Center on the McNeese campus is a regional, one-stop, economic development facility and home to the McNeese Innovation Center, Louisiana Small Business Development Center and student Business Pitch competition.
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