Master of Business Administration

The Master of Business Administration (MBA) is offered by the College of Business at SAU. The 30  hour degree program will emphasize the higher level of knowledge and skills needed to manage organizations successfully. The general business emphasis curriculum includes graduate level courses in accounting, economics, finance, marketing, organizational theory, quantitative analysis, strategic management, and management information systems. 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.

Undergraduate Course Requirements

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).

Course Requirements

The MBA 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 MBA is a 30 hour program which consists of 24 hours of MBA core courses and six hours of electives. A student can choose to complete courses in a traditional night program, through online delivery, or through a combination of the two.

Students must take the MFAT exam prior to completing the MBA program.

General MBA Requirements (30 hours)

Required Courses (24 credit hours)

ACCT 6003 Accounting for Decision Making
ECON 6003 Managerial Economics
MKTG 6023 Strategic Marketing
MGMT 6013 Human Behavior in Organizations
FIN 6003 Managerial Finance
MGMT 6003 Strategic Planning and Analysis
MGMT 6043 Quantitative Methods
MIS 6003 Information Systems Management
Electives (six credit hours) selected from the following:
ACCT 6063 Special Topics in Accounting
ECON 6063 Special Topics in Economics
FIN 6063 Special Topics in Finance
MGMT 6063 Special Topics in Management
MGMT 6073 Special Topics in Management
MIS 6063 Special Topics in MIS
MKTG 6063 Special Topics in Marketing
MGMT 6033 Creativity, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship
MGMT 6053 International Business

MBA Course Rotation 2011-2015 -The 2-year rotation of courses by delivery method.

MBA Course Descriptions

MBA with Agri-Business Emphasis Program Requirements (33 hours)

ACCT 6003 Accounting for Decision Making
FIN 6003 Management Finance
MGMT 6013 Human Behavior in Organizations
MGMT 6043 Quantitative Methods
MGMT 6003 Strategic Planning and Analysis
MIS 6003 Information Systems Management
MKTG 6023 Strategic Marketing
AGBS 6003 Agriculture Markets and Prices
AGBS 6013 International Trade of Agriculture Products
AGBS 6023 Agricultural Policies
AGBS 6033 Management of Agricultural Production

MBA with Supply Chain Management Emphasis

Supply chain management is defined as “the process of the integration and coordination of the business processes throughout the supply for the purpose of satisfying the ultimate customers of the supply chain.”  Supply chain management strategies began to emerge in the early 1980s.  Walmart and Dell offer examples of successful early adopters of supply chain management strategies.  Most business organizations have adopted some form of supply chain management strategy since that time.  It is the goal of the MBA/SCM emphasis to provide graduates with the skills and knowledge necessary to support organizational efforts to successfully implement supply chain management strategies.  Students will be exposed to new knowledge in the following areas: supply chain management strategy, enterprise resource planning systems, RFID technology applications, environmental sustainability supply chain practices, supply chain cyber security, and project management.

SAU’s MBA with a Supply Chain Management emphasis is a 33 hour program that is available completely online.  Students will take 21 hours of MBA core courses and 12 hours of Supply Chain Management courses.  SAU is fully accredited by AACSB International.

ACCT 6003 Accounting for Decision Making
ECON 6003 Managerial Economics
FIN 6003 Management Finance
MGMT 6013 Human Behavior in Organizations
MGMT 6043 Business Analytics
MGMT 6003 Strategic Planning and Analysis
SCM 6003 Enterprise Resource Planning
MKTG 6023 Strategic Marketing
SCM 6063 Supply Chain Management
SCM 6013 Sustainable SCM Practices
SCM 6023 Supply Chain Cyber-Security
SCM 6033 Project Management
SCM 6043 Supply Chain Sourcing
SCM 6043 RFID Technology Utilization

Contact Information:

Dr. Christie Hough
870-235-4305
crhough@saumag.edu

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