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  • Master of Business Administration
  • Graduate Studies

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  • Master of Business Administration

      Program Coordinator:  Sheri Erickson, PhD 
    Center for Business 204B, (218) 477-4073
      erickson@mnstate.edu

    Program Description

    The Master of Business Administration (MBA) program provides professionals in the region with the skills necessary to become more effective leaders in their industry.  The MBA courses include content covering quantitative methods, entrepreneurship, international marketing, project management, and investments.  The MBA program is a professional program that serves students with undergraduate degrees in any field of study.  The program is structured to provide students with an operational understanding of the functional areas of business, the tools to apply critical thinking skills to managerial decisions, and a framework for strategic thinking and planning that applies to all areas of business. 

    The program will be offered using a hybrid model characterized by a combination of online coursework and face-to-face (F2F) meetings.  The F2F sessions will use an executive friendly format that includes two to four evening and/or weekend meetings per semester.

    Admission Requirements

    The items listed below are required for admission to this program; only complete files are reviewed. Send all materials to:

    Graduate Studies Office
    MSU Moorhead
    1104 7th Ave. S.
    Moorhead, MN 56563

    Application Priority Deadlines: October 15 and March 15

    1. Baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution.  No specific major is required.
    2. 3.0 grade point average, or at least 3.25 for the last 30 semester credits of graded coursework.
    3. Completed "Application for Admission to Graduate Study".
    4. Official transcripts from ALL colleges and universities attended.
    5. Non-refundable $20.00 fee for first-time applicants to Minnesota State University Moorhead.
    6. Resume and statement of purpose.
    7. Two current or recent letters of recommendation.
    8. Scores from the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT). Only official scores are accepted; no more than five years old.  Preferred minimum score is 500.
     
     

    Pre-Admission Enrollment Option


    You may take up to nine (9) graduate credits as a Graduate Special student before being formally accepted into the program.  Although this does not guarantee admission, it gives you an opportunity to start taking classes immediately.  For more information contact the Graduate Studies Office at graduate@mnstate.edu or 218-477-2134. You may view the easy admission requirements for the Graduate Special status on the website.  This temporary non-degree status would be changed after formal admission and all credits taken would be transferred into the program.

     

    Degree Requirements (37 credits)

     Core Requirements (22 credits)

     MBA 611 Marketing Management (3)
    MBA 621 Managerial Accounting (3)
    MBA 631 Financial Management (3)
    MBA 641 Human Resource Management (3)
    MBA 651 Organizational Behavior (3)
    MBA 682 Operations Management (3)
    MBA 696 Portfolio/Plan B [in your final semester] (1)
    MBA 697 Strategic Management (3)

       

     Program Emphasis Requirements (15 credits)


     BUS 602 Quantitative Methods (3)

     MBA 661 Entrepreneurship (Prereq. MBA 651) (3)

    MBA 615 International Marketing (Prereq. MBA 611) (3)

    MBA 685 Project Management (3)

    BUS 648 Investments (3) 

    Suggested order for your MBA coursework


      

        Fall Semester

        Spring Semester

        Summer

    MBA 611

    MBA 641

    MBA 682

    MBA 621

    MBA 651

    MBA 697

    MBA 631

    MBA 615

    MBA 685

    BUS 602

    BUS 648

     

    MBA 661

     

     

     


  • Master of Business Administration

     

    Admission Requirements:

     

     

     Admission Requirement

     Instructions

    1.

    Online graduate application

    Graduate Online Application

    2.

    $20 Non-Refundable application fee for first time MSUM applicants

    After you complete the Graduate Online Application:

    • Log in to the Graduate Online Application site
    • Select “Check Status”
    • Select eServices at the top of the page. You will be able to pay the application fee using a credit or debit card.
     

    3.

    Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended

    Contact ALL  the colleges and universities you have attended and have your transcripts sent to:

    Graduate Studies Office  
    MSU Moorhead
    1104 7 Ave. S. 
     
    Moorhead, MN 56563 

    You do not need to order transcripts from MSUM or other MnSCU institutions. See Transcript Policy for more details.

    4.

    Baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution; no specific major is required

    The Graduate Studies Office and the MBA Department will check this item once we have received all of your transcripts.

    5.

    Undergraduate cumulative GPA of 3.0 or at least 3.25 for the last 30 semester credits

    The Graduate Studies Office and the MBA Department will check this item once we have received all of your transcripts.

    6.

    Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT); Required for all students;  preferred minimum score of 500; only official scores accepted; 5 years old or less

    Schedule your test early. Allow 4 weeks for MSUM to receive your scores. When prompted at the test site, enter MSUM as a receiving school. 

    7.

    Statement of purpose

    Prepare a letter explaining what your intentions are for applying for graduate school. Put your name on all pages. Upload it to the Graduate Online Application site:

    • Log in to the Graduate Online Application site
    • Select “Check Status” 
    • Under “Program Specific Requirements”, click on “Upload Now” button by the “Letter of Intent”
     

    8.

    Resume

    Prepare a resume that includes education, work experience, etc.  Put your name on all pages.  Upload it to the Graduate Online Application site:

    • Log in to the Graduate Online Application site
    • Select “Check Status” 
    • Under “Program Specific Requirements”, click on “Upload Now” button by “Resume”
     

    9.

    Two recommendations

    • Log in to the Graduate Online Application site
    • Select “Check Status”
    • Click on “Submit References Now” under “Program Specific Requirements”
    • Follow directions for selecting your references.  Be very careful when you enter the e-mail address and decide who you would like to be your references because you cannot change this once it has been submitted.  
    • After you indicate who your references are, the online system will send them a link to fill out a recommendation form.  Your dashboard should indicate Once the Grad Office receive the recommendation form from them, your dashboard will show “recommendation submitted”
     

    If you have any questions about the application process, 
    please call the Graduate Studies Office at: 
    218-477-2134

    If you have specific program questions, please contact the program coordinator: 
    Sheri Erickson, Ph.D., 218-477-4073, erickson@mnstate.edu