Oct 26, 2021  
2021-2022 Graduate Catalog 
    
2021-2022 Graduate Catalog

Business Administration, M.B.A. (Health Care Marketing Concentration)


General Program Information


Dr. Dana Harrison, M.B.A. Program Director
204 Sam Wilson Hall
Box 70625
(423) 439-5878
e-mail: harrisondl@etsu.edu

Tracie Gamble, Graduate Business Programs Academic Advisor 
P.O. Box 70699
332 Sam Wilson Hall
(423) 439-5314  
email: gamblet@etsu.edu

Faculty: Jafar Alavi; Robert R. Beach; Brian Bennett; Prasun Bhatacharjee; Ting-Heng Chu; David Golden; C. Allen Gorman; William Heise; Ghaith Husari; Dana Harrison; Matthew Jenkins; Beichen Liang; Kurt Loess; Michael McKinney; Thomas Moore; Joseph Newhard; Gary Shelley; Donald Shemwell; Jon Smith; Anca Traian; William Trainor; Craig Turner.

The Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) program provides the knowledge and preparation required for positions of responsibility in business or not-for-profit institutions. The M.B.A. program is fully accredited by AACSB International.

The M.B.A. degree is recognized as the key to success in both large and small organizations. It is suited to graduates in engineering, science, technology, health care, the liberal arts, and other non-business areas, as well as students with undergraduate degrees in business. The M.B.A. is a general, broad-based degree program that incorporates and integrates study of the organizational, financial, and operational management of organizations; the global economic, technological, and information environment; and the production and marketing of goods and services. Emphasis is given to the strategic view of the organization, teamwork, and effective problem solving.

The Health Care Marketing concentration is aimed at students who have an interest in working in the health care industry - providing business knowledge and capabilities specific to health care services and products.

The approximate cost of the M.B.A. program is $22,000 (for the latest cost information please visit https://www.etsu.edu/bf/bursar/tuitioninfo/calendar.php). Additional fees are required for online courses.

Admission Requirements for the M.B.A.


To be admitted to the online or on ground program, prospective students must submit a completed application online through the Graduate School. Application requirements include a personal statement, an application fee, college transcripts, and a GMAT score. GMAT test scores will be waived if students meet one of the following conditions:  a) Completion of another graduate degree, regardless of subject area, b) a 3.0 or higher GPA from an AACSB-accredited undergraduate business program, or c) a 3.5 or higher GPA from a non-AACSB-accredited undergraduate business program or a non-business discipline undergraduate degree.  All applicants are presumed to have computer literacy and an understanding of college-level mathematics. Questions relating to admission requirements should be addressed to the M.B.A. Program Director.

Admission Requirements for the Accelerated M.B.A.


The accelerated M.B.A. is designed for students who have professional experience and who desire a rapid-paced, alternative delivery of the M.B.A. courses. A student applying to the accelerated version of the M.B.A. program must be eligible for admission to the university as a graduate student. An applicant must have the support of his or her supervisor. Admission criteria include the applicant’s undergraduate grade point average, professional experience as indicated on a current resume, three letters of recommendation, a letter of support from the applicant’s supervisor, an interview, and an essay. The GMAT is not required for admission.

Students admitted to other graduate programs in the university may enroll in selected graduate business courses if appropriate course prerequisites have been completed. Non-degree students, visiting students, and applicants awaiting admission to the M.B.A. program may not register for graduate business courses without prior approval of the M.B.A. Program Director.

Additional Information


Students admitted to other graduate programs in the university may enroll in selected graduate business courses if appropriate course prerequisites have been completed and they receive approval from the M.B.A. Program Director. Non-degree students, visiting students, and applicants awaiting admission to the M.B.A. program may not register for graduate business courses without prior approval of the M.B.A. Program Director .

Foundation Skills


Students who have not completed a business-related undergraduate degree are required to complete preliminary academic preparation before entering certain graduate courses. This academic preparation will be delivered via online modules (or similar) that can be completed via independent self study. At the time of admission, the MBA Director will specify which preparatory content must be successfully completed as a prerequisite to certain courses.

Articulation Agreement


Up to sixteen (16) credits of coursework in the Health Care Management Certificate program may be approved for transfer into the M.P.H., M.B.A., or M.S.N. degree programs.

M.B.A. Degree Requirements: 36 credits


Core Requirements 24 credits
Advisor Approved Electives 9 credits
Strategic Experience 3 credits
TOTAL 36 credits

Strategic Experience: 3 credits


This course fulfills the Culminating Experience requirement in the M.B.A. program.

Accelerated M.B.A. Degree Requirements: 36 credits


Core Requirements 24 credits
Advisor Approved Electives 9 credits
Strategic Experience 3 credits
TOTAL 36 credits

Strategic Experience: 3 credits


This course fulfills the Culminating Experience requirement in the M.B.A. program.

Accelerated M.B.A. Additional Information


The accelerated M.B.A. program will meet approximately every third Saturday from 8am to 5pm. Students in the accelerated M.B.A. program will complete three courses in each of the four twelve-week sessions, in which two courses will be taught in person on Saturdays and the third class will be taken as an online class. An orientation session for the accelerated M.B.A. students will be held on a Saturday prior to the beginning of classes. The entire accelerated M.B.A. program may be completed in one year. Students enrolled in the accelerated M.B.A. will pay a differential fee for the accelerated courses.

Students enrolled in the accelerated M.B.A. program are not eligible for Graduate Assistantships or Tuition Scholarships.

International Student Seminar Policy


International Students : Must complete 4 credits of International Student Seminar  as part of their graduate program.