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Business Administration - MBA


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Master of Business Administration


Program Description

The Master of Business Administration (MBA) program at Winston Salem State University is designed to meet the needs of working professionals. The MBA program is predominantly part-time and offered only in the evenings. The program enhances analytical expertise, oral and written communication skills, appreciation of cultural diversity, global awareness and the ability to work in teams. WSSU’s MBA program is flexible and enables students to enroll in either fall or spring semester.

Students who complete the MBA degree will be prepared for a variety of professional opportunities in both corporate and non-corporate settings. Once students complete their core MBA courses (8 courses or 24 semester hours), they will have the opportunity to choose four electives from a variety of disciplines including but not limited to financial services, management information systems and management. WSSU’s MBA program allows each student to choose four electives that best meet his/her career goals and skill sets needed for advancement.

Learning Outcomes

Upon graduation, we expect our students to:

  • Demonstrate global awareness and a multicultural perspective;
  • Recognize and respond to ethical concerns in a business situation;
  • Integrate business knowledge to be effective problem solvers;
  • Be effective communicators; and
  • Demonstrate awareness of team skills.

Application Deadline

The deadline for receipt of all application materials is June 15th for fall semester admission and November 15th for spring semester admission. Since preferred consideration is given to those applicants who submit their applications early, all application materials should be submitted as soon as possible (Deadlines are subject to change).

Transfer Credits

Subject to the approval by the MBA Program Coordinator, up to six hours of graduate transfer credit may be applied toward the MBA. Graduate transfer credit will only be granted for courses completed with a grade of “B” or better and taken within the last five years.

Degree Requirements

Students in the MBA program must complete a total of thirty-six (36) credit hours to complete degree requirements. Additionally, they must maintain an overall grade point average of 3.0 (“B” average). No more than two grades of “C” may be earned in the program.

Time Limits for Completion

If a student enters the MBA program having met the prerequisite requirements, he/she can complete the program in four (4) semesters and two (2) summers. The time limit for completion of the program is five (5) years.

Foundation Courses

Some students may be admitted to the MBA program lacking undergraduate prerequisites in business. Such students may be required to complete up to 3 foundation courses (9 semester hours) in accounting, economics and/or business statistics. The MBA Program Coordinator will review an applicant’s undergraduate degree coursework to determine the required foundation courses.

Core Courses

ACC 6321 - Accounting for Cost Management Systems

ECO 6321 - Managerial Economics

FIN 6321 - Financial Management

MGT 6321 - Organizational Behavior

MGT 6323 - Business Policy and Strategy

MIS 6321 - Information Technology and Management

MKT 6321 - Marketing Management

QBA 6321 - Production and Operations Management

Electives

ECO 6322 - Economics of Strategic Behavior

ECO 6340 - Moral/Ethical Foundations of Capitalism

FIN 6322 - Commercial Bank Management

FIN 6333 - Investment Analysis and Portfolio Management

FIN 6344 - International Finance

FIN 6355 - Emerging Issues in Finance

MGT 6151 - International Management

MGT 6152 - Management of International Business

MGT 6324 - Human Resource Management and Employment Law

MGT 6325 - Leading Organizations

MIS 6322 - Electronic Commerce

MIS 6333 - Information Systems Development

MIS 6344 - Telecommunications

MIS 6355 - Emerging Issues in Management Information Systems

MIS 6356 - Project Management

MKT 6322 - Global Marketing

QBA 6320 - Analytical Methods

QBA 6322 - Supply Chain Management

Admission Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution
  • Completed graduate school application with $50 fee
  • One official copy of all transcripts
  • Three recommendation letters
  • Essay
  • Resume
  • GMAT or GRE test score

Faculty

Craig J. Richardson, Ph.D

Professor of Economics and MBA Coordinator
B.A., Kenyon College
Ph.D., University North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Moula Cherikh, Ph.D.
Professor of Operations Management and Chair, Department of Management and Marketing
B.S., University des Sciences et Technologies, Algiers
M.S., Ph.D., Case Western Reserve University

Susita Asree, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Management
Bachelor of Technology, University of Technology, Malaysia
M.B.A., University of Toledo
Ph.D., University of Toledo

Cretson Dalmadge, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Management Information Systems
B.S., University of the West Indies
M.B.A., Ph.D., Southern Illinois University

Alice Etim, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Management Information Systems
B.S., The University of JOS-Nigeria
M.B.A., Delta State University
M.S., Mississippi State university
Ph.D., The University of NC, Chapel Hill

Suresh Gopalan, D.B.A.
Professor of Management
B.Com., Loyola College, University of Madras, India
M.B.A., University of Southern Mississippi
D.B.A., Louisiana Tech University

Thomas O. Jones, D.B.A.
Instructor of Management and Marketing
B.S., The University of Southwestern Louisiana
M.B.A., D.B.A., George Washington University

Alican Kavas, Ph.D.
Professor of Marketing
B.A., Ege University
M.B.A., Michigan State University
Ph.D., University of South Carolina—Columbia

Zagros Madjd-Sadjadi, Ph.D.
Professor of Economics and MHA Coordinator
B.A., B.S., Sonoma State University
Ph.D., University of Southern California

Melissa Mann, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Management
B.S., Binghamton University, New York
M.S., Mercy College, New York
Ph.D., University of Albany, New York

Sathasivam Mathiyalakan, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Management Information Systems
B.S. (Eng) University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka
M.B.M., Asian Institute of Management, Philippines
Ph.D., University of Kentucky

Kal Namit, Ph.D.
Professor of Quantitative Business
B.S., Thai Military Academy, Bangkok, Thailand
M.B.A., Ph.D., University Wisconsin at Madison

Notis Pagiavlas, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Marketing and Director, Center of Entrepreneurship
B.A., University of California, San Diego
Ph.D., University of Texas at Arlington

Godwin Seshie, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Accounting
B.S., University of Ghana
M.B.A., Florida State University
M.B.A., Georgia State University
Ph.D., Georgia State University

Janice Witt Smith, Ph.D.
Professor of Management
B.S., Indiana University
M.B.A., Ph.D., Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University

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