The Master of Business Administration degree (MBA) is a professional program designed to prepare future business executives for the work force. Pittsburg State University offers an MBA degree with concentrations in accounting and general administration.
The MBA program includes a carefully structured sequence of required courses designed to accommodate the student's background. Approximately 40% of those admitted to the MBA program do not have undergraduate degrees in business administration. Approximately 50% of the admissions are women and minorities. Typical non-business backgrounds include technology, engineering, chemistry, physics, economics, sociology, psychology, communication, political science, statistics, social work, nursing, and mathematics.
To register for the GMAT, contact the Graduate Management Admission Council at the address, numbers, or email shown below.
1600 Tysons Blvd., Ste. 1400
McLean, VA 22102, USA
1.866.505.6559 (toll-free in the U.S. and Canada)
Prospective students can download Test Preparation for the GMAT, POWERPREP Software 3.0, from http://www.gmac.com.
Use Pittsburg State University master's program code, 6BF-S6-38, on your application to ensure that your test scores will be sent to PSU by GMAC.
If your native language is not English, you must also submit a minimum TOEFL score of 550 (or 213 computer-based test) before your credentials can be considered for the MBA program.
To register for the TOEFL, contact the Educational Testing Service (ETS):
P.O. Box 6154
Princeton, NJ 08541
Please be sure to use the correct Pittsburg State University master's program code, 6336, on your TOEFL application to ensure that your scores will be sent to PSU by the ETS. Additional information on TOEFL can be obtained from www.toefl.org.
The program for full-time students is a 12-month program. All courses for full-time MBA students are offered on campus during the day and in the evening.
It is possible to complete the MBA program exclusively through part-time enrollment. All courses may be taken during the evening for students who are fully employed during the day. The part-time program requires 2.5 years, provided the student has no deficiencies in foundation courses. The program may be started in the spring, fall, or summer semester. Part-time students would take 6 hours per regular semester and 3 hours in the summer.
Financial assistance is available to qualified students to assist with tuition, fees, and living expenses. Information concerning financial assistance can be obtained from the PSU Office of Financial Assistance, 1701 S. Broadway, Pittsburg, KS 66762.
Teaching and research assistantships are awarded to full-time, highly qualified MBA candidates on a competitive basis. These assistantships vary in amount but are normally between $2,500 and $5,000 for the academic year, plus waiver of some or all of the tuition and fees. Applications can be obtained from the MBA Program Director or from the Office of Continuing and Graduate Studies.
The course requirements for the MBA consist of a minimum of 34 hours and a maximum of 64 hours for the General Administration concentration. Foundation courses may be waived if appropriate undergraduate courses have been taken. None of the decision and strategy, integrating, or elective courses may be waived. Course requirements for the concentration in General Administration are shown below. If you are interested in a concentration in Accounting or International Business, please contact the MBA Program Director for details.
|MGMKT 320||Business Statistics||3|
|MGMKT 327||Organizational Theory and Behavior||3|
|MGMKT 330||Basic Marketing||3|
|MGMKT 444||Legal & Social Environment of Business||3|
|MGMKT 626||Operations Management OR Production Management||3|
|ACCTG 201||Financial Accounting||3|
|ACCTG 202||Managerial Accounting||3|
|CSIS 420||Management Information Systems||3|
|FIN 326||Business Finance||3|
|ECON 805||Economic Analysis OR 9 hours of economics, including 3 hours of upper-division economics||3|
Decision and Strategy Courses
|MGMKT 801||MBA Experience||1|
|ACCTG 814||Management Control Systems||3|
|MGMKG 826||Quantitative Business Analysis||3|
|MGMKT 830||Business, Government, and Society||3|
|MGMKT 831||International Business||3|
|MGMKT 839||Marketing Strategy||3|
|FIN 836||Financial Strategy||3|
|MGMKT 828||Leadership and Behavioral Management||3|
|MGMKT 895||Strategic Management||3|
|TOTAL MBA CORE COURSES||25|
Approved Electives (Choose any 3 courses)
|ACCTG 819||Cost Management||3|
|CSIS 801||Graduate Topics in Information Systems||3|
|ECON 827||Topics: [Seminar in Economics or Finance]||3|
|ETECH 804||Quality: Management and Control||3|
|ETECH 831||Value Engineering||3|
|GRT 888||Product Design and Management||3|
|MGMKT 821||Topics in Business||3|
|PSYCH 816||Group Dynamics||3|
|TE 841||Production Technology: Manufacturing||3|
One elective may be taken at the 500-600 level subject to approval by the MBA Program Director.
Breakdown of courses for MBA program:
|Total MBA requirements with foundation courses||64|
PSU currently offers MBA degree with three concentrations to satisfy different managerial interests and backgrounds, namely:
MBA (General Administration) with minimum of 34 and maximum of 64 credits,
MBA (Accounting) with minimum of 34 and maximum of 82 credits, and
MBA (International Business) with minimum of 34 and maximum of 73 credits.
A maximum of 9 hours of transfer credit from an accredited graduate institution may be applied to the program of study.
Residential halls with private rooms may be available for single graduate students. University-owned, married student housing is available. There is also off-campus housing for single students and married students. Information about campus-owned housing is available from University Housing, Pittsburg State University, Pittsburg, KS 66762, or by telephone at 620.235.4245.
Because the University has high standards for admission to the MBA program and because of a good working relationship with business in surrounding metropolitan areas, the institution has an excellent record of placement of its MBA candidates. The placement office provides considerable assistance to MBA students, and many firms visit the institution to recruit MBA students each year.
Further information concerning the MBA program at Pittsburg State University can be obtained from:
Dr. Michael Muoghalu
MBA Program Director
Professor of Finance
College of Business
Pittsburg State University
1701 S. Broadway, Pittsburg, KS 66762
Email: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Pittsburg State University is one of the best schools in the country to earn an MBA according to the Princeton Review, which has named the PSU College of Business within its annual list of top business programs.
The Review recently listed PSU in its 2013 edition of the 296 Best Business Schools in the country. Schools on the list are selected based on their academic programs and offerings as well as the ratings of students.