Effective business leadership requires innovative management strategies, critical thinking and a willingness to take smart risks. Our program will equip you with these and other advanced skills that employers expect from emerging leaders. As an MBA student, you will:
- Deepen your understanding of key business concepts through experiential learning.
- Get guidance from expert faculty with decades of local and global experience in finance, management, analysis and business ownership.
- Join a tight community of like-minded professionals with whom you will forge lasting partnerships that are sure to extend beyond the classroom.
Our small class sizes provide a unique experience for each student, allowing you to achieve your individual goals. Your time at Bowie State will provide a quality, well-rounded educational experience that will prepare you to compete at an executive level.
To earn a Master of Business Administration degree, students must complete 10 core courses in five areas: Accounting, Management, Finance, Management Information Systems and Marketing Management. Additionally, students must take two graduate business electives for a total of 36 credit hours.
Students may be able to transfer up to 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 a college or university that is recognized by a regional accrediting body authorized by the U.S. Department of Education.
Prospective MBA students must meet the university’s Graduate School admissions requirements, including having a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution and a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or better. In addition, students must also:
- Take the Graduate Management Aptitude Test (GMAT) or have three to five years of managerial experience and an undergraduate GPA of at least 2.75. A decision on exemption from the GMAT requirement in lieu of professional experience will be done on a case by case basis.
- Hold a business undergraduate degree or meet the following requirements:
- at least one quantitative course in mathematics (beyond basic algebra), statistics, quantitative methods, finance, accounting or economics; and
- at least one additional course in finance, accounting and macroeconomics.