General Program Information
Dr. Dana Harrison, D.B.A., M.B.A., Management, Marketing, and Supply Chain Department Chair & Program Director
225 Sam Wilson Hall
Tracie Gamble, Graduate Business Programs Academic Advisor
P.O. Box 70699
332 Sam Wilson Hall
Faculty: Jafar Alavi; Prasun Bhatacharjee; Ting-Heng Chu; David Golden; C. Allen Gorman; 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; William Heise.
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 Business Analytics concentration focuses on developing skills and techniques to manage and manipulate data in support of business decision making. The Cybersecurity Management concentration focuses on topics in cybersecurity assessment, governance, and risk management for organizations. 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. Students may complete the M.B.A. program without declaring a concentration and will complete three advisor-approved electives.
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 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.
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 .
Students have access to preliminary academic preparation before entering certain courses. This academic preparation will be delivered via online modules that can be completed via independent self study. At the time of admission, the student will receive access to this content.
Students who completed the Graduate Certificate in Data Analytics may apply 9 credits into the Master of Business Administration with the approval of the Director of the Master of Business Administration Program. All applied credits must meet GPA requirements and the Graduate School matriculation limits.
Students who have completed the Health Care Management Graduate Certificate may apply, with approval, up to thirteen (13) credits of coursework in the certificate program into the M.P.H., M.B.A., or M.S.N. degree programs.
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.