Business Administration (Master of Business Administration)

Logan Jones, Program Director
jjones81@missouriwestern.edu
(816) 271-4351

The MWSU Master of Business Administration program is a professional degree program that offers students, of all educational and professional backgrounds, a broad business education to help launch or advance their professional careers. The program focuses on applied education to enhance a student’s analytical and decision making abilities. The MBA program includes classes covering several business disciplines such as accounting, finance, marketing, and management. By offering late afternoon and evening classes, the program is designed to accommodate working professionals seeking to advance their careers as well as recent graduates eager to advance into graduate studies.

The AACSB accredited MBA program offers several concentrations. The first is a general business concentration, which allows students to focus on graduate work in business or the student’s particular professional discipline. Next, the forensic accounting concentration is designed for students wanting to work in either forensic fields of study or accounting students wanting to qualify for the CPA examinations. Also, the MBA program offers a concentration in enterprise resource planning (ERP) for students wanting a deeper understanding of business processes and ability to apply that knowledge to any ERP environment. Finally, the MBA program offers a concentration in animal and life sciences, which allows students to pursue advanced training in biology and chemistry, while simultaneously developing their business and communication skills. 

Admission Requirements

  • Submission of application for admission to the MWSU Graduate School.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Business with an overall GPA of 3.0 or higher

  • Bachelor's degree in Business with an overall GPA of 2.75 or higher and a GPA of 3.0 or higher in the last 60 hours.

  • Minimum 24 hour minor in business with a minimum GPA 3.0 in the business minor courses AND an overall GPA of 2.75 or higher.

  • GMAT exam (or equivalent) of score 450 or higher AND non Business Bachelor’s Degree with either an overall GPA of 3.0 or higher or (an overall GPA of 2.75 or higher and a GPA of 3.0 or higher in the last 60 hours).

  • Successfully complete MWSU competency exams AND non Business Bachelor’s Degree with either an overall GPA of 3.0 or higher or (an overall GPA of 2.75 or higher and a GPA of 3.0 or higher in the last 60 hours).

  • Students applying for the Life and Animal Science concentration must also meet the admission criteria for the ILS program.

    All students must meet course prerequisites.  Students with an undergraduate degree other than Business will meet with an advisor to determine if prerequisites or competency exams are required in addition to the 30 hours necessary to complete the degree.

Professional Core
ACC 633Foundations of Finance and Accounting3
GBA 633Managerial Communication3
MKT 633Applied Strategic Marketing3
MGT 633Contemporary Issues in Management3
MIM 633Business Intelligence and Analytics3
MIM 643Supply Chain and Customer Relationship Management3
MGT 695Applied Strategic Management3
Concentration
Select one of the following concentrations:
Enterprise Resource Planning
Forensic Accounting
General Business
Life and Animal Science

Concentration Requirements:
    Enterprise Resource Planning
    Forensic Accounting
    General Business
    Life and Animal Science

Enterprise Resource Planning Concentration

Concentration Requirements
MIM 613ERP Fundamentals3
MIM 623ERP Configuration3
Three credit hours from the following electives3
EA Technology
Strategic Information Systems
SAP TERP 10 Certification
Total Credit Hours9

Forensic Accounting Concentration

Concentration Requirements
ACC 613Forensic Accounting3
Six credit hours from the following electives6
Auditing for Fraud
Advanced Accounting
Business Taxation
Introduction to Computer Forensics
Criminal Law, Evidence and Legal Procedures
Total Credit Hours9

General Business Concentration 

Concentration Requirements
Select nine credit hours chosen in consultation with the MBA advisor (with a maximum of three credit hours at the 500 level)9
Total Credit Hours9

Life and Animal Science Concentration

Concentration Requirements
Nine credit hours of CHE, ILS, or BIO courses chosen in consultation with an advisor9
Total credit hours9

Graduation Requirements

  1. Filing an approved Application for Graduation.
  2. Satisfactory completion of all required coursework as listed on the approved Program of Study.
  3. Earn a minimum overall GPA of 3.0, with no more than 6 credit hours of C in all required coursework.
  4. Official approval of required capstone.