Masters of Business Administration (MBA)
The purpose of the MBA is to prepare students for successful and rewarding careers in a diverse, global business environment in which “intraprenuerial” cultures must be the norm and organizational complexity is a way of life. SAGU Business faculty and staff members work closely with students to equip them with business knowledge, highest level of critical thinking/decision making skills, and social connectedness aptitude that are essential strengths for future employment and leadership opportunities.
Student Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this program:
Students will analyze business situations and make ethical management decisions regarding evaluation, selection, and implementation of various alternatives.
Students will evaluate business decisions utilizing ethical principles, personal and organization values, and socially responsible management practices, utilizing a Christian worldview.
Students evaluate global aspects of business and develop the skills necessary to take advantage of international opportunities.
Students will demonstrate advanced oral and written communication skills.
Students will illustrate mastery of concepts, terminology, and approaches in the major areas of management and related decision-making technologies.
Program Entrance Requirements
The following prerequisites must be met for admittance into the Masters of Business Administration curriculum:
1. The student must hold a regionally or professionally accredited undergraduate degree in Business, Accounting, Marketing, or a related area.
2. Students not having met the aforementioned requirement must successfully complete twelve hours of undergraduate courses in Business from the following:
ACC 2213 Principles of Financial Accounting
BUS 1123 Survey of Economics
BUS 2253 Business Law I
BUS 3413 Statistics
MGT 2313 Principles of Management
MKT 2323 Principles of Marketing
PROFESSIONAL COMPONENT: 36 hours
BUS 5110 Graduate Strategies for Success Seminar*
BUS 5153 Business Ethics
BUS 5173 Organizational Strategy
BUS 5193 Advanced Marketing Strategies
BUS 5243 Operations Management
BUS 5253 Global Teams and Leadership
BUS 5263 Global Business Finance and Economics
BUS 5273 Information Systems for Managers
BUS 5283 Strategic Business Leadership
BUS 5293 Managerial Decision Making
BUS 5313 Organizational Behavior
BUS 5323 Statistics and Analytics for Business Professionals
BUS 6973 Capstone (final course of the program)
*Taken during the Graduate New Student Orientation
TOTAL PROGRAM HOURS: 36
The courses for the MBA degree are on a strict rotation. Students must follow the rotation schedule. No course substitutions or deviations are permitted.
All students must apply for graduation with the Registrar’s Office. Application for graduation must be made by the end of late registration in the semester in which the student anticipates to graduate. In order to qualify for a specific graduation date, graduating students must have all program and course requirements completed. Contact the Graduate School office and Registrar’s office for more information.