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Master of Business Administration

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.

 

MBA Admission

Matriculated Student: Each MBA applicant must submit the following to the Brescia University Admissions Office:

  1. A completed MBA application (It is free to apply online!);
  2. Official transcripts from all institutions of higher education previously attended; all undergraduate and graduate course work completed outside of the United States must be evaluated by World Education Services (www.wes.org);
  3. A transcript showing a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or above for the undergraduate degree;
  4. Evidence of completion of the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) or Graduate Record Exam (GRE). The scores must be sent directly from the Educational Testing Service to Brescia University’s Office of Admissions. An applicant must have a total of at least 900 points based on the formula: 200 times the overall GPA plus the GMAT score; or have at least 1300 points based on the formula 200 times the overall GPA plus the GRE scores;
  5. Non-native English speakers must also submit a TOEFL exam with a minimum score of 100.

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:

  1. Grant admission as a regular MBA student;
  2. Grant admission as a non-degree student (refer to next paragraph); or
  3. Deny admission.

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).

 

MBA Prerequisite 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: 

Accounting I

Economics (preferably macroeconomics)

Financial Principles

Marketing Concepts

Management Concepts

One statistics course

MBA Courses

Brescia’s Leadership MBA is a 30 credit-hour degree which requires the following ten courses:

  • MBA 510      Organizational Behavior & Human Resource Management
  • MBA 511      Managerial Accounting
  • MBA 512      The Legal Environment of Business
  • MBA 513      Managerial Finance
  • MBA 514      Marketing Management
  • MBA 515      International Business
  • MBA 516      Leadership and Business Ethics
  • MBA 517      Managerial Economics
  • MBA 518      Supply Chain Management
  • MBA 600     Strategic Management

 

MBA Program Structure

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 Learning Process:

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.

 

MBA Degree Completion Requirements

In order for a student to graduate from Brescia University with an MBA, they must:

  • Earn 30 semester hours of credit and fulfill all course requirements within a maximum time limit of five years of matriculation;
  • Complete all course work with a grade point average of 3.0 (B); and
  • Apply for candidacy after completing a minimum of fifteen (15) credit hours and before completing twenty-one (21) credit hours.

 

For additional information, please contact Christy Rohner, Director of Admissions, at 1-877-BRESCIA, 270-686-4243, or by e-mail at [email protected].