Master of Business Administration

The MBA degree program from Marshall University will help prepare you for career achievement and advancement. With an emphasis placed on applying theory into real-world practice, our graduates will be able to meet current needs and changing demands of the global market place. The program will help polish your management, critical thinking, communication, and problem solving skills. The faculty of our MBA program is composed of professors with educational backgrounds and experience in the functional fields of business administration, accounting, finance, management, marketing, economics, law, MIS, communications, and organizational behavior.

The rigorous nature of the MBA program requires thorough understanding of the basics of business fundamentals. If your undergraduate degree is not in business, there may be some additional foundations courses required.

The flexible nature of the program allows you to attend classes online, on-campus (evening courses in Huntington), and even some virtually. For students trying to fast-track their career can complete the program, on a full-time basis, in one calendar year. There is also a part-time option available for students who are busier and unable to attend on a full-time basis.

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Full Admission

Applicants should follow the admissions process described in this catalog or at the Graduate Admissions website.

Applicants must submit a copy of their resume, and must either have:

  1. An undergraduate degree in business from a regionally accredited institution with an undergraduate Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale for all previously completed undergraduate coursework.


  1. An undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited institution with a minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale for all previously completed undergraduate university work, and, in addition to the resume, 2 letters of recommendations. Applicant may also submit additional documents such as statement of purpose, test scores, etc.


  1. Have successfully completed the undergraduate prerequisite business courses with a 3.0 or higher.


  1. Have a doctoral degree from a regionally accredited institution.

Conditional Admission

Conditional Admission can be granted for one term if the applicant meets all program requirements for admission except they have not officially graduated with their bachelor’s degree. Once the degree is granted the applicant would need to resubmit their official transcripts for full admission.

Note: Applicants may be asked to submit additional material if needed before an admission decision is made. Generally, more students apply to the M.B.A. program than are accepted each year; therefore, the selection process is competitive.

Curriculum for Program

Course Number Hours Course Title (Prerequisite)
Business Foundations
ECN 250 3 Principles Microeconomics
ACC 215 3 Accounting Principles
FIN 323 3 Princ. of Finance (PR: ACC 215)
—— MBA ——
MGT 601 3 Quantitative Methods for Business(PR: MBA Admission)
ACC 613 3 Profit Planning and Controls (PR: ACC 215/MBA Admission or Academic Advisor Permission)
FIN 620 3 Financial management(PR: FIN 323, MGT 601)
ECN 630 3 Managerial Economics (PR: ECN 250/MBA Admission)
MGT 672 3 Organizational Behavior (PR: GSM Admission)
MGT 674 3 Production/Operations Management (PR: MGT 601/Permission of GSM Academic Advisor)
MGT 692 3 Ethics and Global Aspects of Business (PR: MBA Admission)
MIS 678 3 \Management Information Systems (PR: GSM Admission)
MKT 682 3 Advanced Marketing Management (PR: MBA Admission)
MGT 699* 3 Business Policy & Strategy (PR: Permission of GSM Academic Advisor)
Total Hours 33

*This course should be taken in the last 9 hours of the program.

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