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Degree Overview

Master of Business Administration

Michael Anthos, MBA, Class of 2013 Alumni of the Year

The Master of Business Administration degree at South University can further your knowledge in economics, decision-making, behavioral sciences, and business strategy. Offered in our new Online + On Campus learning format, you will have the opportunity to learn alongside your peers while still meeting the demands you face as a professional. The first week of the quarter is spent in the classroom, getting to know classmates and faculty, followed by an alternating schedule of one week online and one week on campus.

As an MBA student, you will examine diverse business models and study ethical and global perspectives in long- and short-term decision-making. Beyond that, you will have the opportunity to learn how to influence others using leadership, communication, and management best practices. Our new way of learning offers an educational experience that adds value to the career you have already created, surrounding you with like-minded professionals who also wish to thrive academically and professionally.

Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs

The following business programs at South University, Columbia, the Bachelor of Business Administration, Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Management, Master of Business Administration and Master of Business Administration in Healthcare Administration programs are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs ([ACBSP] 11520 West 119th Street; Overland Park, KS 66213; 913-339-9356; www.acbsp.org).

Course Requirements

Master of Business Administration
Master of Business Administration: 48 Credits
Foundation: 20 Credits
MBA5001 Organizational Behavior and Communication, 4 Credit Hours
MBA5004 Managerial Economics, 4 Credit Hours
MBA5005 Law and Ethics for Managers, 4 Credit Hours
MBA5008 Quantitative Analysis and Decision Making, 4 Credit Hours
MBA5009 Managerial Environment, 4 Credit Hours
Core: 12 Credits
MBA6010 Managerial Finance, 4 Credit Hours
MBA6011 Strategic Marketing, 4 Credit Hours
MBA6012 Operations and Supply Chain Management, 4 Credit Hours
Major Curriculum: 12 Credits
LEA5125 Leadership Ethics, Culture, and Politics, 4 Credit Hours
MBA6710 Entrepreneurial Organizations and Small Businesses, 4 Credit Hours

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PMC6601 Foundations of Project Management, 4 Credit Hours
Note(s):

** Students at the High Point Learning Site will take ACC5005 Financial Accounting and Reporting in place of MBA6710.

Capstone: 4 Credits
MBA6999 Strategic Development and Implementation, 4 Credit Hours
Note(s):

*South University, Online Program Offerings may not be available to residents of all states.  Please contact an admissions representative for further information.

Admission Requirements

Please see the South University academic catalog for program specific admissions requirements.

Outcomes

Graduates will be able to:

  • Demonstrate an ethical perspective as they assess decision-making processes, conflict, and other key macro and micro characteristics of organizations in diverse, global environments.
  • Influence individuals and organizations through the application of effective leadership and teamwork skills.
  • Apply effective communication skills in influencing others. They will create sustained, coherent arguments or explanations and reflections in their work.
  • Use critical thinking as they examine both qualitative and quantitative data, then synthesize and evaluate the information for use in problem recognition and problem solving.
  • Determine the information needed, assess the needed information, evaluate information and its sources critically, use information effectively to accomplish a specific purpose, and access and use information ethically and legally.
Success Stories

Outstanding Education for Remarkable Careers

We're committed to helping our graduates make impact in their professional and personal lives. We applaud our business and technology alumni and the difference they make. 

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Erika Wiggins Grad Alumni
Class of '11
Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Management

“I'm recognizing more about what I'm really capable of at South University. When you have education, you have a foundation, and you have something that will propel you to growth and strength in the world.”

Endora Todd 2004
Endora Todd Grad Alumni
Class of '04
Bachelor of Business Administration

“The organization serves a unique population of students who see value in small class sizes, individual attention and support before, during and after graduation”

La'Sondrick Bridges 2011
La'Sondrick Bridges Grad Alumni
Class of '11
Master of Business Administration

“After talking it through, I realized I could go to school and work full time as well They really care about you and want you to succeed.”

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Leah N. Williams Grad Alumni
Class of '09
Master of Business Administration

“A few years ago, I decided that I wanted to take my career to the next level and realized that an MBA would allow me to achieve that goal. When I first showed interest in South University, I met my admissions officer, Shakeara Hudson. She made the application process as easy as possible, and then she checked on me continuously while I was a student just to make sure I was on track to complete my MBA. She even attended my graduation ceremony and spoke with me afterwards.”

Tom Andrew 2012
Tom Andrew Grad Alumni
Class of '12
Bachelor of Science in Information Technology

“What has helped me the most at South University has been the flexibility. I've taken classes online and on campus. I will complete my last class in the spring and graduate in June 2012.”

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