Business Administration (Master of Business Administration, M.B.A.)

Tom Williamson, Program Director
(816) 271-5918

The MWSU Master of Business Administration degree is an AACSB accredited professional program that offers onsite or online delivery options.  Both options are designed to accommodate working professionals seeking to advance their careers as well as recent graduates eager to advance into graduate studies.  The MBA degree provides students of all educational and professional backgrounds a broad business education that focuses on applied education, analytics, and decision making skills.  Core courses in the program include business disciplines covering accounting, finance, management, and marketing.

The onsite option offers two unique concentrations to support students’ career goals.  The General Business concentration allows students to focus on graduate work in business or the student’s particular professional discipline.  The Forensic Accounting concentration is designed for students interested in forensic fields of study or accounting students completing the requirements for the CPA examination. 

The online option is an accelerated General Business concentration allowing students to complete the program in one year.  Courses are delivered online in an eight week format. 

Admission Requirements

Prospective MBA students must meet the following criteria:

Students must have a Bachelor's degree with:

  1. An overall GPA of 3.0 (or higher) OR
  2. An overall GPA of 2.75 (or higher) with a 3.0 (or higher) in the last 60 hours

In addition to the above GPA requirements, one of the following must be met:

  1. Completion of AACSB accredited business courses in the areas of accounting, finance, management, marketing, and statistics OR
  2. A GMAT score (or GRE equivalent) of 450 or higher OR
  3. Completion of any required MWSU online bridging modules
Professional Core
ACC 633Foundations of Finance and Accounting3
MGT 603Organizational Theory3
MGT 633Contemporary Issues in Management3
MKT 633Applied Strategic Marketing3
MIM 633Business Intelligence and Analytics3
MIM 643Supply Chain and Customer Relationship Management3
MGT 695Applied Strategic Management3
Select one of the following concentrations:
Forensic Accounting
General Business 1

Concentration Requirements:
    Forensic Accounting
    General Business

Forensic Accounting Concentration

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

General Business Concentration 

Concentration Requirements
Select nine credit hours of graduate level courses (with a maximum of six credit hours at the 500 level)9
Total Credit Hours9

The General Business concentration is offered onsite as well as online. The online option is a one year accelerated program.

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 Master Educator Experience (or capstone).