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.

Classes for the MBA program are offered in the evenings in Huntington and South Charleston


Admission Requirements

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

Applicants must either have:

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.


A doctoral degree from a regionally accredited institution; and completed all of the required Business Foundations courses or their equivalents within seven years of application.


Provisional Admission

Applicants who’s undergraduate GPA is below a 3.0 from a regionally accredited institution and/or are lacking any Foundation requirements may be admitted provisionally until all foundations requirements are completed. Applicants with a GPA below a 3.0 can include letters of recommendation, statement of purpose, resume, or any other material that could help make your case to the Admissions Committee. While provisionally admitted, the applicant must maintain a G.P.A. of 3.0 or higher in the required foundations courses. Once all required foundations courses are completed with a 3.0 or higher average, the applicant will be eligible for full admission. Failure to complete the required Foundations courses and/or to maintain a 3.0 or higher while provisionally admitted will lead to academic probation or dismissal from the program. Required Business Foundation courses are determined by the M.B.A. Director or the GSM Academic Advisor.

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 Course Title Hours
Business Foundation courses, required as determined by the M.B.A. Director and/or the GSM Academic Advisor 0-15
MGT 601 Quantitative Methods for Business 3
ACC 613 Profit Planning and Controls 3
FIN 620 Financial Management 3
MGT 672 Organizational Behavior 3
MKT 682 Advanced Marketing Management 3
LE 691 Government and Business Relationships 3
MIS 678 Management Information Systems 3
ECN 630 Managerial Economics 3
MGT 674 Production/Operations Management 3
MGT 699 Business Policy and Strategy 3
Business Electives 6

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Jobs in Field 

General and Operations Managers

Chief Executives

Managers, All Other

Management Analyst


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Schedule of Courses

Graduate Assistantship Information

Graduate Assistantship in College of Business Application


For additional information, contact

Wes Spradlin, MBA, MS
Marshall University
Graduate School of Management
Assistant Director
Phone: 304-746-8964
Fax: 304-746-2063