Mar 31, 2023  
2022-2023 Supplemental Graduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Supplemental Graduate Catalog

Business Administration - MBA

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, business communication skills, decision-making abilities, appreciation of cultural diversity and ethical issues, as well as 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 economics, financial services, marketing, 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:

  • Show Proficiency in Business Communication (Information Literacy, Written and Oral)
  • Integrate Business Knowledge to Demonstrate Effective Decision-making
  • Recognize and Respond to Social and Ethical Concerns in Business Situations
  • Be Reflective Learners who can Apply Their Business Knowledge/Skills 

Admission Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution
  • Completed graduate school application with $50 fee
  • One official copy of all transcripts
  • Two professional recommendation letters
  • Video Essay (effective Spring 2023)
  • 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. 

Transfer Credits

Subject to the approval by the MBA Program Director, 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

A student who enters the MBA program can complete the program in four (4) semesters and two (2) summers (2 years total). 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 advised to consider courses in accounting, economics and/or business statistics as pre-requisites to graduate classes. The MBA Program Director will review an applicant’s undergraduate degree coursework to determine the suggested foundation courses.

Core Courses

ACC 6321 - Accounting for Managers  

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 - Operations Management  


BUA 6345 - Business Law & Ethics: Aiding Managerial Decision-Making   

BUA 6350 - Global Business and Development  

ECO 6340 - Moral/Ethical Foundations of Capitalism  

FIN 6355 - Emerging Issues in Finance  

MGT 6324 - Human Resource Management and Employment Law   

MGT 6325 - Leading Organizations  

MGT 6327 - Internship in Management  

MGT 6331 - Direct Independent Study in Management  

MGT 6350 - Global Business Management  

MGT 6357 - Special Topics in Business  

MIS 6322 - Electronic Commerce  

MIS 6328 - Data Mining/Bus Intelligence  

MIS 6333 - Information Systems Development  

MIS 6344 - Telecommunications  

MIS 6355 - Emerging Issues in Management Information Systems  

MIS 6356 - Project Management  

MKT 6322 - Global Marketing  

MKT 6323 - Digital Marketing, Social Media Marketing, and E-Commerce  

QBA 6320 - Business Analytics  

QBA 6322 - Supply Chain Management   

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