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

Dr. Amit Verma, Program Director
averma@missouriwestern.edu
(816) 271-4357
missouriwestern.edu/business/mba/

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 three 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 Engineering Technology Management concentration prepares students for careers in supervision and management in a variety of technological fields.

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

Admission Requirements

Prospective MBA students must meet the following criteria:

1. Students with a BSBA degree from an AACSB accredited program are unconditionally admitted with:

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

2. In addition to the above GPA requirements; non-BSBA graduates and BSBA graduates from non-AACSB programs are conditionally admitted and must earn a 3.0 GPA after the first 9 graduate hours for full admission.

The following is recommended for students in category 2:

  • Completion of undergraduate AACSB accredited business course in the areas of accounting, finance, management, marketing, and statistics;   OR
  • Completion of any recommended 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
Concentration
Select one of the following concentrations:
Engineering Technology Management
Forensic Accounting
General Business 1
Total Credit Hours21

Concentrations:
Engineering Technology Management
Forensic Accounting
General Business

Engineering Technology Management Concentration

EGT 520Project and Process Management3
EGT 530Current Advancements in Engineering Technology3
EGT 610Advanced Engineering Technology3
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
CRJ 600Criminal Law, Evidence and Legal Procedures3
CRJ 640Computer Forensics3
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, or longer if needed.

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).