Integrated Master of Business Administration (iMBA)

General

Program Description

Integrated Master of Business Administration (iMBA)

The Integrated Master of Business Administration (iMBA) program has been developed for professionals and managers seeking to expand their interpersonal, managerial, and leadership skills in preparation for mobility, advancement, and promotional opportunities. This 30 credit hour program consists of three modules leading to a Master of Business Administration degree. The core subjects are integrated into three modules of ten credits each, which includes online and distance learning activities. Class meetings and delivery mechanisms vary according to module and instructor preferences.

Acquire the knowledge and skills you deserve…

  • Convenient online delivery with limited in-person visits per module.
  • Online classes feature frequent chat and discussion activities with other students and faculty.
  • Opportunities to build professional networks with other students, faculty, and business leaders.
  • Hands-on learning opportunities may be scheduled in local facilities and agencies.

Required Courses

FINANCIAL STRATEGY MODULE (10 hours)

  • Managerial Accounting
  • Financial Management
  • Applied Decision Science
  • Management Information Systems

STRATEGIC PLANNING MODULE (10 hours)

  • Management Seminar
  • Managing in a Global Environment
  • Strategic Project Management
  • Management Information Systems

OPERATIONAL STRATEGY MODULE (10 hours)

  • Strategic Project Management
  • Managerial Economics
  • Production/Operation Management
  • Management Information Systems

Admission Requirements

Full admission to the Integrated Master of Business Administration (iMBA) program may be granted to an applicant who:

1. Has earned a baccalaureate degree which is fully accredited by one of the recognized accrediting agencies, and meets all other requirements for admission to Graduate School;

2. Has completed the 30 semester hours of iMBA prerequisites consisting of the following:

  • Financial Accounting I
  • Managerial Accounting
  • Microcomputer Applications
  • Macroeconomics
  • Microeconomics
  • Management Principles
  • Business Finance
  • Marketing Principles
  • Statistics
  • Legal Environment of Business/Business Law

3. Applicants not completing the above-listed prerequisites will be required to take the MBA Foundation courses listed below:

  • Financial Accounting for Managers
  • Productivity Software for Executives
  • Theory of Economics
  • Theory of Business Finance
  • Statistics for Managers
  • Theory of Managment
  • Theory of Marketing
  • Legal Environment of Business

4. Academic background, professional or managerial work experience, and/or performance on the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) must meet the following minimum:

(Overall or Upper-level GPA* X 200) + Work Experience + GMAT > 1100 *Scale of 4.0

Work experience (Managerial or Professional Experience) is factored in as follows:

* 2 to 5 years = 250
* More than 5 years = 500

5. Has a GPA of 3.0 on all upper-division courses, and an overall GPA of 3.0. Applications of students 1) lacking the quality of business experience, 2) scoring below the required level on the GMAT are forwarded to the College of Business Graduate Programs Committee for a recommendation.

Last updated December 2017

About the School

Delta State University, College of Business Delta State University has provided course offerings in business since 1925, the year the institution opened for its first regular session. Course offerings ... Read More

Delta State University, College of Business Delta State University has provided course offerings in business since 1925, the year the institution opened for its first regular session. Course offerings were organized along departmental lines in 1928 when a Department of Commerce was formed. The name of the department has changed a number of times, with each change reflecting a broadening scope in offerings and objectives. The Department of Commerce was renamed the Division of Business Education in 1944; changed to the Department of Business in 1948; renamed the Division of Business and Economics in 1958; in 1969, the name was changed to the School of Business; and in 1999, the name was changed to the College of Business. Degree programs offered in the College include the Bachelor of Business Administration degree with majors in accountancy, computer information systems, finance, general business, insurance and real estate, management, marketing, and office administration; the Bachelor of Science in Education degree with a major in business education for those interested in becoming teachers; and the Bachelor of Commercial Aviation degree with majors in aviation management and flight operations. All degree programs are nationally accredited. Mission To prepare students for the marketplace by providing challenging educational opportunities. Vision Service to the community, our profession, and the University is a vital aspect of the College's mission. By nurturing cooperative relationships with business and industry, service organizations, and other institutions, the College will remain dynamic and its activities relevant. Read less