The SSBE offers the Master of Business Administration (MBA), Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA), and Professional Master of Business Administration (PMBA) as well as a joint degree in Doctor of Pharmacy/Master of Business Administration program, J.D/MBA. Other programs include cross-registration with Georgia State University, Kennesaw University, and other area colleges and universities. There are on-site corporate MBA programs. The strongest areas of study are marketing, finance, international business, health care management, and technology management. The most popular courses are international and finance. Regular programs bring distinguished speakers and visiting professors to campus. The Executive Forum lecture series features business leaders from across the country and a guest speaker for 1 hour the first night of class for each 8-week session.
Thirty-six total credits are required to complete the MBA, including 9-12 elective credits. Required courses include:
- Managerial Economics
- Managerial Accounting
- Corporation Finance
- MBA Capstone
- Management Information Systems
- Marketing Concepts and Practices
- Operations Management Science
- Ethical Leadership
Students may eliminate or substitute requirements by transferring a maximum of 6 semester hours (2 courses) from other graduate programs.
The maximum time permitted to complete the master’s degree program attending full time is 7 years.
There are 36 total full-time graduate business faculty, of whom 97% hold a doctorate. Faculty salaries are rated above average for Category IIA institutions, based on the AAUP rating system. Average business class size is 21.