Master of Business Administration--A Life Changing Experience:
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We're Ranked #11 in New Jersey's Top M.B.A. Programs by NJBIZ in June 2012!!
The Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) program at Georgian Court University’s School of Business will accommodate your lifestyle, enabling you to work, learn, and develop the key analytical concepts and tools you need for business success today.
Accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP), the M.B.A. program is geared toward accomplished and busy professionals who want an M.B.A., but don’t want to interrupt their careers. The program offers them the opportunity to sharpen their business leadership skills and knowledge, and candidates learn to apply ethics in business decision-making through case studies.
The M.B.A. is delivered in one of two ways: an accelerated one-year program or a self-paced program.
Accelerated cohorts meet for full-days on Saturday. This option includes opportunities for a scholarship, textbooks, as well as light breakfast and lunch on class days.
The self-paced evening program has options to take one, two, three or even four classes per semester and the flexibility to pick from evening sections and Saturday sections. This format allows for maximum flexibility in scheduling.
|36 credits are earned through a blend of classroom and online courses. Students take four classes per semester and courses run every Saturday from 8:00 a.m to 5:00 p.m.
||12 credits Fall
12 credits Spring
|6 credits Summer 1
6 credits Summer 2
||36 credits are earned through a blend of classroom and online courses. Students may take two classes, one night per week (first class from 6:05 to 8:05 p.m., second class from 8:10 to 10:10 p.m). Saturday classes are also available. Credit breakdown is for a two-year program.
||6 credits Fall 1
6 credits Spring 1
6 credits Summer 1 (Saturdays)
|6 credits Fall 2
6 Credits Spring 2
6 credits Summer (Saturdays)
Required Core Competencies
Your undergraduate transcripts will be evaluated for the core skills required to enter the M.B.A. program. These are courses that are the skill base of a business program: Management, Marketing, Accounting, Finance, Economics, and Statistics. For applicants without formal coursework in business, coursework will be assigned prior to starting the program.
Who Benefits from the Program?
The ideal candidate is an active learner with a desire to jump-start or advance their careers through expanded business study.
How Do I Apply?
- Complete and submit the application for the M.B.A. program.
- Arrange for official submission of all previous undergraduate and graduate transcripts.
- Submit the $40 application fee.
- Submit one letter of recommendation attesting to professional qualifications to enter the program.
- Submit a statement of objectives listing your academic and career goals.
- Submit a current resume.
Once the completed application is reviewed, candidates may schedule an interview with a program director/advisor.
What Are the Costs & Fees?
The cost of the One-Year (Accelerated) program is $844 per credit. The cost of the Self-Paced (Traditional) program is $634 per credit.
AC602 Management Accounting & Budgetary Control
BU600 Production & Operations Management
BU602 Business Analytics
BU603 International Business
BU604 Corporate Governance & Business Ethics
BU605 Legal Environment of Business
BU609 Management & Leadership
BU626 Marketing Management
BU628 Financial Management Policy
EC611 Managerial Economics
*BU691 Strategic Management
*Students must choose from (BU691A) simulation or (BU691B) project during the semester prior to the capstone course.
What our alumni have to say:
Eugenia Timm '10
Eugenia Timm graduated in December 2010 with her MBA and credits GCU with playing a significant role in her professional development. "It's the GCU Career Fair that helped me to get my foot in the door of Meridian Health Resources, and it's the MBA degree that helped me to grow within the organization." She began her career at Meridian as an intern in the finance department prior to her graduation. As she was finishing her internship, she applied for a permanent position and was hired. Over the next three years, she was promoted twice. Currently, she is a Regional Practice Administrator and is responsible for supervising overall operations for physician medical practices with an objective of strengthening their growth and profitability. Her MBA classes exposed her to all facets of business management--finance, accounting, economics, human resources, and marketing. This knowledge has been invaluable in developing her career. Over the next few years, she plans to continue to grow and advance in the health care industry. "I will always thank GCU for building a solid foundation for my lifelong professional journey and for empowering me to manage my own career!"
Ryan Bolger '09
"The GCU School of Business has been invaluable to my preparation for management and leadership roles. The curriculum has enabled me to focus on competencies desired by top corporations while concurrently applying theories and best practices to my current work situation. The well-versed faculty provides exceptionally catered support in and out of class, enabling students to meet and exceed personal career goals.
A course that substantially enhanced my business knowledge was Organization Theory. For the final project, we were required to use official business literature and journals to prove theories concerning best practices in a given industry. We were given creative freedom in choosing our subject matter and so I chose my career area of government contracting. My research narrowed in on an IRS regulation that allows for haphazard record keeping. I theorized how corporations and government agencies can loosely interpret this regulation and found evidence that suggested that this regulation opens up organizations to fraudulent spending behavior. Its loose interpretation is causing billions of dollars in wasteful government spending. I am continuing to pursue changes to this regulation."
Ryan is a member of the Delta Mu Delta Business Honor Society and received the 2008 Charles J. Delaney Memorial Award for his article entitled, "Paperless Government Contracting Prohibited by FAR 4.7" (Contract Management, July 2008).
Seth Horowitz '06
Publisher, New York Construction for the McGraw-Hill Companies
"The time I spent on my M.B.A. at GCU was an outstanding experience from the learning in the classroom, the relationships I formed, and the professors that gave me the help and guidance I needed. Finishing my master's degree was one of the best career decisions I made; it helped me become a well-rounded business executive in the corporate environment and, along with my hard work and dedication, helped me separate from other candidates as new roles and opportunities became available at the McGraw-Hill Companies."