The College of Business offers the Master of Business Administration degree which is nationally accredited by AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) International. Practical, problem-solving and solution-oriented, the program is designed for the practicing managers and is concerned less with theoretical content than with the tools of analysis and decision-making. A blend of pragmatic and academic training, the program's emphasis is on practical applications.
Providing a basic analytical tool kit for management is the primary aim of the MBA program. Developing cognitive and noncognitive skills in using these tools, advancing the ability to make and carry out decisions, developing a basis for dealing effectively with people, and instilling a thorough understanding of the overall economic, political, and social environment are also components of the program. The MBA program focuses on real problems and decision-making techniques designed to make it reality-based.
The MBA program provides graduate instruction for students who have an undergraduate major in business. The program also provides MBA degree for students whose undergraduate major is in a field other than business such as engineering, nursing, computer science, agriculture, psychology, government, or some other field.
The MBA program is offered primarily in the evening to allow students employed on a full-time basis to earn their MBA with neither loss of income nor interruptions of work. A student employed on a full-time basis and taking courses on a part-time basis may take longer to complete the program.
The program is:
Convenient: With each class meeting only one night a week, you are able to maintain your current employment.
Affordable: Our low tuition and location make McNeese State University one of the outstanding institutions in Louisiana.
Efficient: The core curriculum consists of only 11 classes. By enrolling in 3 courses per semester, you can complete the program in only 4 semesters.
Distinctive: Emphasis is placed on practical applications, focusing on real problems and decision making techniques, you will increase your ability to make and carry out pragmatic corporate decisions.
A limited number of Graduate Assistantships are available to eligible graduate students depending on the availability of funds. Each graduate assistant is required to work for 10 hours a week only to provide research assistance to the graduate faculty. The assistantships will provide 50% out-of-state tuition waiver each regular semester.
MBA Mission Statement. To prepare students with the knowledge and skills needed to succeed in a globally competitive environment.
Purpose. The purpose of the MBA program parallels the purposes of the Graduate School, the College of Business, and the University. Specifically, the MBA program endeavors to provide its students with the background, skills, and insight needed to function effectively in an administrative environment. Graduates are prepared to meet the challenges from strong and growing global forces, conflicting values, changing technology, and demographic diversity among employees and customers. MBA program graduates will have the academic training to be able to contribute to their organization and society and to grow personally and professionally.
In addition to the general requirements for the admission to the Graduate School, applicants for admission to the MBA program must meet the necessary departmental requirements to be admitted to the MBA program which includes an acceptable GMAT or GRE score in addition to meeting admission undergraduate GPA as applicable.
The GMAT or GRE score must be submitted directly from the Educational Testing Service to McNeese State University and the time the test was taken must be no more than five years from the date of submission.
Additionally, applicants for admission to the MBA program must meet the following requirements:
- A minimum of 400 on the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) and an undergraduate GPA of at least 2.75.
- A minimum of 286 on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) on the current scale and an undergraduate GPA of at least 2.75.
- A minimum of 800 on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) on the old scale and an undergraduate GPA of at least 2.75.
- The GMAT or GRE score must be submitted directly from the Educational Testing Service to McNeese University and the time the test was taken must be no more than five years from the date of submission.
Preparatory Foundation Courses
Total Hours: 18
These courses (or their equivalents) are required as preparation for graduate courses listed under the MBA curriculum.
All new MBA students are required to demonstrate computer proficiency (i.e., word processing and spreadsheets). This proficiency may be demonstrated by acceptable credit in an academic computer course, passage of a proficiency exam, documentation of computer related experience, or other documentation approved by the MBA Program Director.
Students must complete at least 9 hours (less equivalent courses waived) of foundation courses prior to starting the core. Without evidence of current experience in the academic area, foundation equivalent courses older than seven years must be repeated. The final foundation courses may be taken concurrently with the first core course.
The following graduate courses will be taken by students in the MBA curriculum: