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MBA General

Master of Business Administration

General

 

The University of Central Missouri offers an outstanding MBA program designed with your goals in mind. Our graduate programs are designed with motivated working professionals in mind. Whether you are looking for an MBA on campus, online, or a combination of both, we have the flexibility to meet your needs. Our MBA program may be completed on a full-time (1 year) or part-time (2 year) schedule. The University of Central Missouri offers an outstanding MBA program designed with your goals in mind. Our graduate programs are designed with motivated working professionals in mind. Whether you are looking for an MBA on campus, online, or a combination of both, we have the flexibility to meet your needs. Our MBA program may be completed on a full-time (1 year) or part-time (2 year) schedule.

Our program uses an experiential learning approach to bring real business challenges into the classroom, so that you can practice the skills you need to make an impact in your organization. Harmon’s MBA curriculum includes corporate management best practices, as well as practical skills including quantitative analysis, effective communication, leadership and teamwork. Our MBA program focuses on strategic and fact-based decision making skill development. The MBA program prepares students to assume positions of leadership and responsibility. Click on a concentration link below to learn more about your area of interest:

Requirements for Acceptance into the Program

To be admitted to the MBA program, candidates must have a qualifying score on the Graduate Management Admissions Test (or Graduate Record Exam), a minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA, and a minimum admission score calculated as a combination of the undergraduate GPA and GMAT score.


Minimum undergraduate GPA Required

2.50 (on a 4.0 scale)

Minimum GMAT Score Required

450

Minimum Admission Score

1,050

 

The admission score is calculated as (200 x GPA) + GMAT score.

  • For applicants with a cumulative undergraduate GPA of at least 3.0, the required minimum GMAT score is 450. 
  • For applicants with a cumulative undergraduate GPA of 2.50, the required minimum GMAT score is 550.

The GMAT test description, expense, testing locations and registration dates are available from the GMAT website. In lieu of a GMAT score, a predicted GMAT score computed from GRE Verbal and Quantitative scores can be used.  The Writing component is not necessary.  For more information about the GRE, see the GRE website.

 

Note: A GMAT waiver may be considered for an applicant who meets one of the following criteria:

  • Applicant has earned an undergraduate business degree from an institution that is AACSB accredited, even if the Masters with a cumulative undergraduate GPA of at least 3.5.  This waiver is based solely on the undergraduate GPA.
  • Applicant has earned a Master's degree from an institution that is AACSB accredited, even if the Master's degree is not in business.
  • Applicant has a minimum of 3 years of work experience with increasing verifiable responsibilities that include a substantial analytical component.  Applicant will be required to submit 3 letters of professional reference from supervisors and at least 3 pieces of evidence of analytical work.

To apply, use the online application for admission to Graduate Studies and specify Master of Business Administration as the desired program.

 

International applicants must meet additional requirements for admission to the university.  Those standards can be found here.


Application Deadlines

 

Domestic Students:

  • Rolling admission up until three weeks before the semester begins
  • Students admitted on a first come, first served basis until capacity is reached

 

International Students:

  • April 1 for fall (August) entry
  • October 1 for spring (January) entry


Program Requirements

The General MBA Program consists of 3 components:


Required Foundations
(3 credit hours)
BADM 5400 MBA Knowledge Foundations 3

Required Core MBA Courses
(12 credit hours)
ACCT 5105 Accounting for Managers 2
CIS 5605 Information Management Systems 2
ECON 5005 Economic Analysis for Business Decisions 2
FIN 5805 Short-Term Financial Management 2
MGT 5355 Management and Strategy 2
MKT 5410 Marketing Research Design 2

General Area of Emphasis (9 credit hours)
*Required courses (Offered 1x per year per location)
BLAW 5700 Legal Aspects of Business Decisions 3
MKT 5405 Strategic Marketing 3
MGT 5335 Managerial Communication 3
OR
PR 5620 Strategic Communications 3

Graduate Electives (0-9 credit hours)

*Select 9 hours of electives at the 5000 or 6000 level from the following prefixes: ACCT, BADM, BLAW, CIS, ECON, FIN, MGT, MKT, or PR. All electives require pre-approval of the graduate program adviser.

Total: 33 Credit Hours

Questions About the Program

Dr. Ginger Killian
MBA Director
Dockery 102C
660-543-8192
mba@ucmo.edu

 

 



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