Master of Business Administration
Graduate Business Programs
College of Business
Overview of the program
The Master of Business Administration (MBA) is offered as an interdisciplinary program by the various departments in the College of Business. The overall objective of the MBA is to prepare students to assume positions of leadership and responsibility in administrative positions in a globally competitive marketplace. The curriculum is designed to enhance the skills, knowledge, and analytical ability of our MBA students.
Specific objectives of the MBA program are as follows:
- To provide students with a common body of knowledge that is applicable to the management of private, public, and nonprofit organizations.
- To enhance student skills in the ability to identify problems, obtain relevant information, analyze alternatives, and implement appropriate solutions.
- To provide students with experience in integrating the concepts and techniques from the various functional areas of business and applying them to organization-wide problems.
- To promote student understanding of the problems and opportunities afforded by the various environmental forces confronting management in all types and sizes of organizations.
Southeastern's Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA) program is designed to allow participants to continue their careers while they study to master a broad range of functional and managerial skills that will lead to further professional success.
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Strengths of the program
The Department of Graduate Business Programs offers a variety of opportunities to today's diverse student population. MBA students have the flexibility of completing their degree while taking courses either day or night. Our various concentrations allow students to focus their educational experiences on the particular field in which they are interested. Students are also provided with study abroad opportunities. In addition, the Executive MBA program offers practicing managers and working professionals the opportunity to complete an MBA degree through a combination of Saturday and Internet class sessions.
Preparing for a job in the program
Students hoping to pursue a career in business administration should:
- Develop good communication, interpersonal and decision making skills.
- Gain experience through co-op or internship programs, or volunteer work if possible.
- Learn leadership skills and develop them through securing leadership positions inschool,community or other organizations.
- Acquire computer skills.
Careers in the program
- Manufacturing firms
- Small and mid-size businesses
- Hospital and health care industry
- Service firms
- Financial institutions and banks
- Hospitality organizations
- Government agencies
- Retailing and distribution
- Non profit institutions
- Sales firms
Starting Salaries after completing the program (estimates only)
Accounting,$35,000 - $48,000
Business administration/management,$30,000 - $41,600
Hospitality services management,$23,001 - $33,001
Human resources,$30,000 - $42,000
Logistics/materials management, $35,000 - $43,300
Management information systems, $35,000 - $47,500
Marketing/marketing management, $30,000 - $38,000
Related fields that might interest you
- Bank manager
- Benefits manager
- Branch manager
- Consultant credit and collections manager
- Financial analyst
- Government services administrator
- Human resource manager
- Insurance agent
- Industrial relations manager
- Compensation manager
- Loan officer
- Job analyst
- Management analyst
- Media planner
- Market research analyst
- Mortgage loan officer
- Property agent
- Operations manager
- Personnel manager
- Personnel recruiter
- Promotions manager
- Public utilities manager
- Purchasing agent
- Real estate agent/broker
- Recreation manager
- Retail sales manager
- Restaurant manager
- Occupational analyst
- Stock broker
- Service organization manager
- Traffic manager
- Training manager
- Wholesale sales representative
- Health care administrator
How do I know this is the degree for me?
Common Strengths and interests of students in the program
Helpful qualities for MBA majors include:
- An analytical mind
- An ability to quickly assess large amounts of information and data
- Leadership skills
- Self-confidence and motivation
- Sound business judgment
- Good decision-making skills
- Good communication skills
- An ability to select the best course of action when facing many different factors
- Have the ability to work successfully with others
- Be a logical thinker who likes to solve problems
- Have good computer skills
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