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Online Degree Overview

Master of Business Administration

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

South University’s 12-course online MBA program will give you a firm grounding in economics, decision-making, behavioral sciences, and business strategy - all areas that will be imperative to your professional success. As an online MBA student, you’ll examine diverse business models and study ethical and global perspectives in long- and short-term decision-making. Beyond that, you’ll have the opportunity to learn how to influence others using leadership, communication, and management best practices. The dedicated faculty leading your interactive online MBA courses will push you to build competencies in business analysis, critical thinking, systems thinking, change management, and more.

By the end of the program, you can have a well-rounded understanding of what it takes to efficiently manage the delivery of goods and services while satisfying customers and organizational stakeholders. This online MBA is designed to take as few as 16 months to complete.

Admission Requirements

Admissions Criteria for the Master of Business Administration are as follows:

Prospective students are required to submit the following:

  • Application form
  • Official transcripts for bachelor or graduate degree granting institution.  (All credentials earned outside the United States must be evaluated by a NACES or AICE-member credential evaluation service).  Please speak with an admissions representative for more information.

 Specific requirements for admission to classified graduate status are:

  • A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university.
  • Completion of application for admission.
  • A 2.7 overall grade point average or higher on completed requirements for the baccalaureate degree, or, an earned graduate degree from an accredited institution with a CGPA of 3.0 or higher.
  • Provisional Admission:

    Applicants with an undergraduate degree CGPA of less than a 2.7, but not lower than a 2.3, or a graduate degree CGPA of less than 3.0, but not lower than a 2.7,  will be considered for provisional admission.  Students who do not attain a 3.0 GPA in the first quarter will be dismissed. Students cannot appeal the dismissal from the university as a result of failure to meet the conditions of provisional admission.

Course Requirements

Master of Business Administration

Outcomes

Offered at Austin, Columbia, Montgomery, Online Programs, Richmond, Tampa, Virginia Beach and West Palm Beach. 

Note: Not all Online Program offerings are available to residents of all U.S. states. Please contact an admissions representative for further information.

The South University Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree program is designed to provide students with a process based curriculum versus the standard functional based curriculum. The foundation provides a firm grounding in economics, decision-making, behavioral sciences, and strategic environment. The core presents a functional approach to the long and short run decisions that must be made to deliver goods and services to constituents.

The Master of Business Administration program is delivered in two modalities: fully online and blended. Students enrolled in the blended modality meet face-to-face in the classroom and asynchronously online on alternating weeks over the 11-week quarter. South University recommends that each graduate business student have a laptop computer. Laptop computers are needed for the multi-media classroom, business research and electronic communication.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

Graduates will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate an ethical perspective as they assess decision-making processes, conflict, and other key macro and micro characteristics of organizations in diverse, global environments.
  2. Influence individuals and organizations through the application of effective leadership and teamwork skills.
  3. Apply effective communication skills in influencing others. They will create sustained, coherent arguments or explanations and reflections in their work.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.

Online Classroom

Haven’t experienced online learning before or wondering what it’s like to earn your degree online at South University? While the mode of learning is different from the traditional classroom experience with added convenience and flexibility, we hold the same high standards of academic excellence in the online classroom. 

South University’s online programs combine a curriculum designed for student outcomes and a classroom designed for flexibility and engagement. Our online classroom learning platform, Brightspace, provides you with a host of features to enhance your learning experience, including:

  • Advanced media content
  • Personalized navigation
  • Simplified online learning atmosphere
  • Access to digital books
  • Emailing and instant messaging options

We provide more than just an online classroom, bringing a range of campus experiences and services online. In addition, the online classroom is accessible on the go via mobile devices and with tools like the Pulse App. Pulse helps you stay connected and on track with your course by providing a number of features such as course calendars, readings and assignments, feedback and grades, and announcements.

Read more about online requirements here. 

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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. 

Annette Tornberg 2013
Annette Tornberg Grad Alumni
Class of '13
Associate of Science in Business Administration-South University, Online Programs

“I feel that if I did not go back to school to further my education, my job search would not have come to this conclusion. I attended college twice in my twenties, but dropped out due to lack of enthusiasm. Going back to school and completing it online is why I am now finally employed. Don’t give up. You are never too old to learn.”

Jefferson Reid 2012
Jefferson Reid Grad Alumni
Class of '12
Bachelor of Business Administration-South University, Savannah

“I wanted to stay in project management, but I knew my associate’s degree in aviation technology wouldn’t allow me to get where I wanted to be. A business degree was most relevant to the experience I had gained in the workforce. South University professors do a good job of teaching the concepts and then combining them.”

Lauren Elsberry null
Lauren Elsberry Grad Alumni
Class of '12
MBA in Healthcare Administration-South University, Atlanta

“This program has helped make me better. It improved my time management. It improved my organization. I think because of its accelerated pace, it created those unexpected benefits. The classes I have taken in the AMBA program are relevant to my new position. I know my degree was something they looked at. South University has a good reputation; people have heard of it.”

Elisabeth Jackman-Knights 2015
Elisabeth Jackman-Knights Grad Alumni
Class of '15
Bachelor of Business Administration-South University, Online Programs

“They (SU Instructors) would keep me on track with what classes I had upcoming and help prepare me for what to expect in the class. They would try to understand my life outside of school and make suggestions of how best to navigate the program to ensure that I was at all times poised mentally to endure the class at hand.”

Bree Makaravage 2012
Bree Makaravage Grad Alumni
Class of '12
Bachelor of Business Administration-South University, Savannah

“I earned my associate's degree in business at a really small school in Michigan, so I knew that for me, personal relationships are very important. I was looking for that in a school because I think it';s worth it to do it that way.”

Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs

The following business programs at South University, Online Programs, 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).