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The Master’s in Business Administration online (MBA) degree and traditional, on-site curriculum focus on providing a rigorous curriculum that can help students develop competency in general management skills and become key leaders within the business profession. Designed primarily for working professionals who desire to further their careers, our online MBA courses and on-site programs can prepare students to have an advanced understanding in the areas of accounting, finance, marketing, organizational behavior, economics and statistics.
Mississippi College is the only school in the state that allows you to pursue this degree entirely online, on-site or in a hybrid format to fit your busy schedule. Additionally, you can earn this degree in as little as one year through online learning or on-campus classes.
While you’re learning the fundamentals of a graduate business administration degree, you’ll investigate ethical and moral issues while acquiring management skills in a Christian context. And you’ll gain understanding of business issues from a global perspective.
Note: MC has reduced the number of prerequisite hours from 24 to nine.
Our online MBA programs and on-campus programs offer concentration focuses in these areas:
The objective of the Master of Business Administration degree at Mississippi College is to help students develop competency in general management skills and in the key functional areas of business.
The purpose of the MBA with Finance concentration is to provide graduate students with a greater knowledge and understanding in the field of finance. This rigorous curriculum develops competency in the principal areas of finance.
The MBA with Accounting concentration provides quality accounting skills necessary in today's business environment. The curriculum prepares students for professional careers in the public, private or governmental sector.
The MBA with MIS Concentration focuses on the technical skills needed in today’s business world. The curriculum prepares students for professional careers in the areas of information security, operations research/data analysis, or health care.
For students interested in both the business and legal professions, MC offers a joint Juris Doctor and Master of Business Administration degree. Holding both a J.D. and an MBA gives an edge to prospective attorneys whose career plans include work with corporations and partnerships, corporate financing, or transactional work.
Founded in 1946, the School of Business is MC’s largest school. With more than 6,000 graduates, our track record is exceptional. Our alumni include CEOs, CFOs and leading executives who make a positive impact on their communities.
While hundreds of students choose MC’s School of Business each year, you’ll still benefit from small class sizes and personal connections with faculty. Our faculty members offer a wealth of professional experience from the business world, with 20 out of 22 also holding a Ph.D. in their field. As part of the MC Experience, our accelerated graduate classes in Business Administration are offered in the evenings or online to accommodate busy work and family schedules.
If you are interested in business administration courses in Mississippi, contact Mississippi College’s admissions department today for more information.
Amanda Sturniolo is pursuing a joint Master of Business Administration and Juris Doctorate. She has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and two minors, one in English Writing and the other in Political Science, from Mississippi College. When asked about why she wants to continue her education, Amanda said, “The goal was always to go to law school. I have a Business Administration degree, so when I made the decision to go to MC Law, pursuing the joint degree seemed like a no-brainer, especially because I love the School of Business.”
There are many benefits to continuing your education with Mississippi College. Amanda said, “I think the teachers are the best part about MC. They get to know you and take a personal interest in you. Dr. Pauli in the School of Business knew of a job opening and immediately emailed me to see if I was interested. Unfortunately, I was already in law school, but it's nice to know that someone remembered me enough to help me out, especially with the economy like it is.”
After she graduates, Amanda hopes to get a job doing criminal, civil or even corporate litigation. She is open to whatever God brings her way in the business world as well. She is thankful that Dr. Eduardo encouraged her to take the business route and hopes to use the skills she is learning now in her future career.
Dr. Lloyd Roberts, a professor in the School of Business, has been working at Mississippi College for 32 years and has made quite an impact on the school and its students. When asked how he ended up at MC, he said, “I was managing a company in Little Rock, and by chance, I talked to an old friend at a football game who happened to be the dean of MC’s Business School. He invited me for a visit and I accepted. The visit led to a job offer, which I also accepted.” This job offer led Dr. Roberts to a life that has had an impact on many MC students.
When asked what his favorite part about being a faculty member at MC is, Dr. Roberts said, “Students. I love my association with them.” It’s easy to see that Dr. Roberts has a heart for teaching his students and being a part of their lives. Dr. Roberts “believes that our business school offers young students an excellent understanding of the functional areas of business. Furthermore, this understanding occurs in a caring environment.”
Many people might ask themselves why taking business courses in Mississippi would be beneficial. Mississippi College offers general business, finance, accounting or a joint Juris Doctor/MBA. No matter which you choose, “a degree in business gives students the tools needed for functioning well in a business environment,” according to Dr. Roberts.
Hanna Finley is pursuing a Master in Business Administration from Mississippi College. She has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with an Accounting emphasis from Mississippi College. “I knew I loved MC already from getting my undergraduate degree here,” Hanna said. “The teachers are excellent and are always willing to answer any questions you have. I couldn’t picture going somewhere else to get my Master’s because I already knew the quality of education that MC offers.”
When asked what the most beneficial part of her graduate school experience has been, Hanna said, “The business program puts such a strong emphasis on thinking about what a business looks like as a whole. It’s not only about learning one specific area, but it is about seeing how all those areas fit together.”
Hanna plans to use her international experience to open a business in another country.
Shea Carroll graduated with a degree in Industrial Technology from Mississippi State University and is currently pursuing a Master in Business Administration from Mississippi College.
Shea received the opportunity to complete an internship through Viking Range Corporation in Manufacturing Engineering and a Continuous Improvement internship at Masco Corporation. After working in his undergraduate field of study, he realized that in order to get to the level in business he wanted to achieve, continuing his education was necessary. “Through these internships, I realized how valuable business knowledge is in all types of industries,” Shea said. “The knowledge I’m gaining in my business administration courses here at MC will pay dividends once I enter back into the workforce.” When asked why he chose MC over other schools Shea said, “Cost, wanting to diversify my education and I enjoyed the visit.”
Shea desires to potentially become a process engineer or enter into project management but is open to what the future will hold.
Mississippi College wants to help you get the most out of your learning experience through our reach beyond the classroom to your career role through comprehensive guidance resources for MBA degree careers.
The business administration field offers one of the broadest career scopes, spanning finance to marketing to accounting. Whether you are interested in progressing in your specialty or rising in the ranks to a management or leadership position, this degree path allows you great flexibility in building your unique role in business administration.
Those pursuing Master’s in Business Administration careers have the opportunity to work across a wide spectrum of industries in a variety of roles, such as:
The current Master’s in Business Administration jobs outlook includes an 11 percent growth rate between 2012 and 2022, and an average high-end MBA degree salary of $101,650 for top executives.
For more about MBA degree career information, visit our Career Services department.
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