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Master of Business Administration (MBA)

The MBA program is accredited by the Accrediting Council of Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) and offers students eight core courses in four areas: Accounting, Management, Finance, and Marketing Management.  Each student also takes at least one course in each area beyond the core courses as well as three free electives for a total of 45 credit hours.  The program also provides the students with an opportunity to interact with faculty members in small group sessions and in an environment characterized by diversity, knowledge, and experience. The program is open to applicants of all academic backgrounds and work experience who meet the basic admission requirements.

Program Objectives

  • To provide students with the skills and knowledge essential for succeeding in today’s business environment.
  • To offer students excellence in teaching in a supportive academic environment.
  • To enable students to utilize state-of-the-art technology.
  • To help students promote their professional development and advancement.
  • To help students pursue career opportunities with new analytical skills and knowledge

Admission Requirements

  • Students must submit evidence of a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution, and have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or better.  In addition, students must take the Graduate Management Aptitude Test GMAT.
  • Students entering the program must also have a business undergraduate degree or: 1) at least one quantitative course in mathematics (beyond basic algebra), statistics, quantitative methods, finance, accounting or economics; and 2) at least one additional course in finance, accounting and macroeconomics. 

Transfer Credits

Students may be able to transfer two graduate courses (six credit hours) with a grade of B or better from other accredited graduate programs with approval from the program coordinator.  Courses accepted for transfer to the MBA program must have been earned at an institution of higher education that is accredited by a regional accrediting body authorized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Graduate Assistantship

MBA students are invited to apply for graduate or teaching assistantships. Benefits include tuition remission and a stipend. Please contact the School of Graduate Studies for additional information.

For additional information, you can contact Dr. Granville M. Sawyer Jr. at (301) 860-4231 or at gsawyer@bowiestate.edu.