The Brescia University Master of Business Administration program is designed specifically for the experienced, time-conscious professional with leadership potential and strong quantitative skills.
The primary goal of the MBA program is to equip participants with skills and competencies needed to function effectively and ethically in managerial and other roles, as organization leaders in an increasingly competitive global work environment.
Matriculated Student: Each MBA applicant must submit the following to the Brescia University Admissions Office:
The application will be reviewed by the Admissions Committee upon receipt of all required materials. An applicant who meets the above criteria may be accepted unconditionally into the degree program.
Applicants failing to meet the minimum admissions requirements will be considered on an individual basis by the Admissions Committee and the Director of the MBA Program, who may recommend one of the following:
Non-Matriculated (Non-Degree) Students: Non-degree students are limited to a maximum of 6 credit hours of enrollment.
Credit Transfer: Students may transfer up to six hours of credit or two courses into the program. The graduate committee will ensure that the courses transferred are equivalent to Brescia’s MBA courses in terms of content and requirements. Only courses in which the student scored a B or higher are eligible for transfer. Once a student has been accepted into the MBA program, all remaining coursework must be completed within the Brescia University MBA program. Outside courses will not be transferred in after acceptance to the program.
Retention: Students must maintain a B average to remain in the program.
Credit Hours Required: 30 credit hours (10 courses).
There are six prerequisite undergraduate courses that must be completed prior to taking the corresponding graduate course. These courses are not required to gain acceptance to the MBA program. For example, the undergraduate course Financial Principles must be completed prior to taking the MBA513 Managerial Finance.
You may complete these prerequisite courses through Brescia University or another institution. The responsibility of insuring the course credit is accepted for transfer to Brescia University lies with the student if the course is completed at another institution.
Students may meet some course prerequisite requirements by demonstrating college-level achievement through submitting a passing score on College Level Examination Program (CLEP) exams for certain MBA courses. CLEP score reports and/or transcripts must be sent directly to Brescia by the College Board organization. For more information see www.collegeboard.com.
Undergraduate level prerequisites include:
Economics (preferably macroeconomics)
One statistics course
Brescia’s Leadership MBA is a 30 credit-hour degree which requires the following ten courses:
MBA students benefit from the networking, team-building and synergies created by progressing through the entire curriculum as a cohort. Participants have the opportunity to begin the program at two start dates each year – January or August – and progress as a cohort group to complete their degrees. The cohort class structure provides an excellent opportunity to strengthen the student’s professional network.
Each course in the program is offered in two four-hour sessions on four alternating Saturdays (one week between each session). Assignments, readings, and other activities are delivered to students prior to class. Students are usually expected to complete assignments at home prior to the first class session, between class sessions, and after the last session.
The MBA degree program does not make the acquisition of theory and knowledge an end in itself. Instead, learning processes are highly diverse and focus on participant-centered learning designs to enhance the development of long term, career managerial skills and abilities; these designs include lecture/summaries, peer and team learning, simulations, management development experiences and exercises, software applications, individual and group presentations, and multiple -level writing assignments. Computer integration is applied throughout the curriculum. Clarity of both written and oral communication is a critical component. The course material and faculty members’ individual styles determine the choice of teaching/learning methodology.
In order for a student to graduate from Brescia University with an MBA, they must:
For additional information, please contact Terri Higdon, Assistant Director of Admissions, at 1-877-BRESCIA, 270-686-4240 or by e-mail at [email protected]