MBA

East Tennessee State University

Program Description

MBA

East Tennessee State University

The Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) program offers men and women an opportunity to advance their knowledge and preparation for positions of responsibility in business or not-for-profit institutions. The M.B.A. program is fully accredited by the American Assembly of Collegiate Schools of Business.

The M.B.A. degree is recognized as the key to success in both large and small organizations. It is suited to graduates in:

  • engineering
  • science
  • technology
  • healthcare
  • liberal arts
  • and other non-business areas
  • as well as students with undergraduate degrees in business.

The M.B.A. is a general, broad-based degree program that incorporates and integrates the study of the organizational, financial, and operational management of organizations; the global economic, technological, and information environment; and the production and marketing of goods and services. Emphasis is given to the strategic view of the organization, teamwork, and effective problem-solving.

Course Requirements

M.B.A. Foundation Courses*

  • ACCT 5000 - Essentials of Accounting (3 credits)
  • ECON 5000 - Essentials of Economics (3 credits)
  • ECON 5010 - Essentials of Statistics (3 credits)
  • FNCE 5000 - Essentials of Finance (3 credits)
  • MGMT 5010 - Essentials of Management (3 credits)
  • MKTG 5010 - Essentials of Marketing (3 credits)
  • MGMT 5020 - Legal and Social Responsibility (3 credits)
  • MGMT 5030 - Quantitative Analysis for Operations Management (3 credits)

Maximum: 24 Credit Hours

Traditional M.B.A. Core Courses

  • BADM 5140 - Data Analysis Mod. for Business (3 credits)
  • BADM 5150 - Accounting Information for Decision Making (3 credits)
  • BADM 5180 - Economics for Managers (3 credits)
  • BADM 5210 - Operations and Technology Strategies (3 credits)
  • BADM 5220 - Global Business (3 credits)
  • BADM 5230 - Strategic Leadership (3 credits)
  • BADM 5400 - Market Strategy (3 credits)
  • BADM 5430 - Applied Corporate Finance (3 credits)
  • BADM 5500 - Strategic Management Process (3 credits)
  • Electives and Capstone Electives** (6 credits)
  • BADM 5800 - Strategic Experience (3 credits)

Total Hours: 36 Credit Hours

Note:

For those students with recent formal academic preparation in business administration, one or more foundation courses may be waived by the Director of Graduate Studies in Business.
All electives must be at the graduate level and must be approved by the Director of Graduate Studies in Business prior to registration. The six credits of electives will be selected to meet students’ special interests and needs and may include nonbusiness courses. Foundation courses may not be taken for elective graduate credit, and no more than one elective may be taken from courses co-listed with undergraduate courses.
This course fulfills the Culminating Experience requirement in the M.B.A. program.

Additional Information:

Entering traditional M.B.A. students attend a one-day retreat at which they explore teamwork techniques and develop a shared vision of the program for presentation to faculty and program administrators.

M.B.A. students, with the approval by the Associate Dean for Graduate Studies in Business and Technology, may declare an emphasis in their program. Possible areas of emphasis include but are not limited to accountancy, finance, healthcare management, environmental management, marketing, public administration, and technology. Interested students should submit a proposal describing their desired emphasis no later than the semester in which they complete 21-semester credits of M.B.A. core coursework.

The length of the traditional M.B.A. program will depend upon a student’s prior academic work and the number of courses to be taken per semester. The well-prepared full-time student can complete the program in four semesters. Part-time traditional M.B.A. students can complete the program through evening classes at the ETSU main campus. Students can take selected courses at ETSU at Kingsport or, via the instructional television system, at sites throughout Northeast Tennessee.

Accelerated M.B.A. Core Courses

  • AMBA 5140 - Data Analysis and Modeling (3 credits)
  • AMBA 5150 - Accounting Information for Decision Making (3 credits)
  • AMBA 5180 - Economics for Managers (3 credits)
  • AMBA 5210 - Operations and Technologies Strategies (3 credits)
  • AMBA 5220 - Global Business (3 credits)
  • AMBA 5230 - Strategic Leadership (3 credits)
  • AMBA 5400 - Market Strategy (3 credits)
  • AMBA 5430 - Applied Corporate Finance (3 credits)
  • AMBA 5500 - Strategic Management Process (3 credits)
  • Electives and Capstone Electives (6 credits)
  • AMBA 5800 - Strategic Experience (3 credits)***

Total Hours: 36 Credit Hours

Note:

For those students with recent formal academic preparation in business administration, one or more foundation courses may be waived by the Director of Graduate Studies in Business.
All electives must be at the graduate level and must be approved by the Director of Graduate Studies in Business prior to registration. The six credits of electives will be selected to meet students’ special interests and needs and may include non-business courses. Foundation courses may not be taken for elective graduate credit, and no more than one elective may be taken from courses co-listed with undergraduate courses.
This course fulfills the Culminating Experience requirement in the M.B.A. program.

Additional Information:

The accelerated M.B.A. program will meet every third weekend on Friday evenings and all day on Saturday. Students in the accelerated M.B.A. program will complete three courses in each of the four twelve-week sessions. An orientation session for the accelerated M.B.A. students will be held on the Saturday prior to the beginning of classes. The entire accelerated M.B.A. program may be completed in one year. Students enrolled in the accelerated M.B.A. will pay a differential fee for the accelerated courses.

Students enrolled in the accelerated M.B.A. program are not eligible for Graduate Assistantships or Tuition Scholarships.

Admission Requirements for the Traditional M.B.A.

A student applying to the traditional M.B.A. program must be eligible for admission to the university as a graduate student and must meet the admission criteria for the program. The student must submit completed application and scores on the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT). Admission criteria include the applicant’s undergraduate grade point average and satisfactory scores on the GMAT. The applicant is presumed to have computer literacy and an understanding of mathematics. Questions relating to admission requirements should be addressed to the Associate Dean for Graduate Studies in Business and Technology.

Admission Requirements for the Accelerated M.B.A.

The accelerated M.B.A. is designed for students who have at least three years of professional managerial experience and who desire a rapid-paced, alternative delivery of the M.B.A. courses. A student applying to the accelerated version of the M.B.A. program must be eligible for admission to the university as a graduate student. An applicant must have at least three years of professional managerial experience and the support of his or her supervisor. Admission criteria include the applicant’s undergraduate grade point average, professional managerial experience as indicated on a current resume, three letters of recommendation, a letter of support from the applicant’s supervisor, an interview, and an essay.

Students admitted to other graduate programs in the university may enroll in selected graduate business courses if appropriate course prerequisites have been completed. Non-degree students, visiting students, and applicants awaiting admission to the M.B.A. program may not register for graduate business courses without prior approval of the Associate Dean for Graduate Studies in Business and Technology.

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