- Award: Master of Business Administration
- Credits: 30
- Delivery: Must be completed entirely online; no face-to-face options available.
About this Program
The Master of Business Administration (MBA) is the graduate degree offered by Bemidji State University�s Business Administration Department. It is intended to provide graduates with advanced-level skills and understanding required to function effectively in the dynamic, technologically complex, and rapidly changing business environment of today. Successful graduates of the program will be able to apply analytic thinking methods to business scenarios using multidisciplinary concepts and tools, to communicate effectively in writing and orally in a variety of business environments, to bring required global perspectives to bear when seeking solutions to problems encountered in today�s business environments, and to clearly define the role of corporate social responsibility in seeking these solutions.
Accelerated MBA Option (4 + 1 Program)
The accelerated MBA (4+1) program option enables undergraduate students of Accounting and Business Administration to be accepted, and potentially start the MBA Program while pursuing their bachelor's degree. Students admitted into the Accelerated MBA (4+1) Program may have a limited number of graduate level courses counted toward both the undergraduate and graduate degree taken during their senior year. Before enrolling in a course to be counted as both undergraduate and graduate credit (mixed credit), an undergraduate student must be accepted into the program and receive prior approval from the graduate program advisor/director and the respective college dean. A maximum of 12 credit hours may be taken as Mixed Credit.
Students who are interested in the program apply for admission during the fall/spring of their junior undergraduate year, allowing the option of taking MBA courses during their senior year that can be counted as elective courses for the undergraduate degree. Full Time students take 3 to 4 classes per semester, while Part Time students take 1 to 2 classes per semester.
Regular MBA Option
This program option is for students who already have a bachelor�s degree. The program can be completed either full-time or part-time. Full Time students take 3 to 4 classes per semester, while Part Time students take 1 to 2 classes per semester.