Jun 08, 2023  
2020-2021 Supplemental Graduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Supplemental Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Business Administration - MBA

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Master of Business Administration

Program Description

The Master of Business Administration (MBA) program at Winston Salem State University is designed to meet the needs of working professionals. The MBA business administrationprogram is predominantly part-time and offered only in the evenings. The program enhances analytical expertise, oral and written communication skills, appreciation of cultural diversity, global awareness and the ability to work in teams. WSSU’s MBA program is flexible and enables students to enroll in either fall or spring semester.

Students who complete the MBA degree will be prepared for a variety of professional opportunities in both corporate and non-corporate settings. Once students complete their core MBA courses (8 courses or 24 semester hours), they will have the opportunity to choose four electives from a variety of disciplines including but not limited to financial services, management information systems and management. WSSU’s MBA program allows each student to choose four electives that best meet his/her career goals and skill sets needed for advancement.

Learning Outcomes

Upon graduation, we expect our students to:

  • Demonstrate global awareness and a multicultural perspective;
  • Recognize and respond to ethical concerns in a business situation;
  • Integrate business knowledge to be effective problem solvers;
  • Be effective communicators; and
  • Demonstrate awareness of team skills.

Admission Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution
  • Completed graduate school application with $50 fee
  • One official copy of all transcripts
  • Two recommendation letters
  • Essay
  • Resume

Application Deadline

The deadline for receipt of all application materials is July 5th for fall semester admission and December 5th for spring semester admission. Since preferred consideration is given to those applicants who submit their applications early, all application materials should be submitted as soon as possible (Deadlines are subject to change).

Transfer Credits

Subject to the approval by the MBA Program Coordinator, up to six hours of graduate transfer credit may be applied toward the MBA. Graduate transfer credit will only be granted for courses completed with a grade of “B” or better and taken within the last five years.

Degree Requirements

Students in the MBA program must complete a total of thirty-six (36) credit hours to complete degree requirements. Additionally, they must maintain an overall grade point average of 3.0 (“B” average). No more than two grades of “C” may be earned in the program.

Time Limits for Completion

If a student enters the MBA program having met the prerequisite requirements, he/she can complete the program in four (4) semesters and two (2) summers. The time limit for completion of the program is five (5) years.

Foundation Courses

Some students may be admitted to the MBA program lacking undergraduate prerequisites in business. Such students may be required to complete up to 3 foundation courses (9 semester hours) in accounting, economics and/or business statistics. The MBA Program Coordinator will review an applicant’s undergraduate degree coursework to determine the required foundation courses.

Core Courses

ACC 6321   - Accounting for Cost Management Systems

ECO 6321   - Managerial Economics

FIN 6321   - Financial Management

MGT 6321  - Organizational Behavior

MGT 6323   - Business Policy and Strategy

MIS 6321   - Information Technology and Management

MKT 6321   - Marketing Management

QBA 6321   - Production and Operations Management


ECO 6322   - Economics of Strategic Behavior

ECO 6340   - Moral/Ethical Foundations of Capitalism

FIN 6322   - Commercial Bank Management

FIN 6333   - Investment Analysis and Portfolio Management

FIN 6344   - International Finance

FIN 6355   - Emerging Issues in Finance

MGT 6151   - International Management

MGT 6152   - Management of International Business

MGT 6324    - Human Resource Management and Employment Law 

MGT 6325   - Leading Organizations

MIS 6322   - Electronic Commerce

MIS 6333   - Information Systems Development

MIS 6344   - Telecommunications

MIS 6355   - Emerging Issues in Management Information Systems

MIS 6356   - Project Management

MKT 6322   - Global Marketing

QBA 6320   - Analytical Methods

QBA 6322   - Supply Chain Management


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