All of our business programs are accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International), the world’s premier accrediting body for management education. AACSB accreditation assures students that the MBA program meets high quality standards in relation to faculty, curriculum, and supporting services.
The MBA program consists of foundation and advanced courses.
Foundation courses introduce students to the major functions in business including accounting, economics, finance, organizational behavior, marketing, business ethics, and operations management. These courses are offered on an online format for the MBA Program at the West Center.
Advanced courses include functional core, integrative courses, and three electives. The Advanced Courses are offered on an accelerated format at the West Center.
These three groups of required courses are the heart of the MBA curriculum:
Group A: Functional Core
|Course Name||Credit Hours|
|ACT 600 Managerial Accounting||
|FIN 601 Financial Management||
|MKT 601 Marketing Management||
|MLR 601 Human Resources Management & Labor Relations||
Group B: Integrative Core
|Course Name||Credit Hours|
|MBA 600 Team Dynamics||
|MBA 602 International Business||
|MBA 603 Management of Innovation and Technology||
|MBA 660 Integrative Business Strategy||
Group C: Electives
A minimum of 9 MBA elective credits is required, with at least two 600-level courses. Options can be selected from the following functional business areas (ACT/FIN/HCA/INB/IST/MKT/MLR/OSM), or from cross-functional courses in international business. To earn a specialized degree, all 9 hours must be within a single functional area.
Prerequisite and/or waivable courses from Levels I and/or II may not be used to satisfy elective credit.
The graduate admission application process involves three steps:
1) submission of an admission application and one-time application fee
2) submission of official transcripts of colleges/university where baccalaureate degree was earned
3) submission of GMAT or GRE scores (not required for students holding a Ph. D. or medical degree).
Admission is based on a combination of a candidate’s undergraduate GPA and the GMAT score. Candidates who have a Ph.D. or M.D. are not required to take the GMAT. A GRE score may be substituted for the GMAT.
The current tuition and fee structure is published by the CSU Office of Treasury Services. Our MBA offers affordable tuition in one of the best educational values in Northeast Ohio.
For more information regarding the West Center MBA program please contact Dian Goga by telephone at 216.523.7435 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Questions regarding the admission process should be directed to Graduate Admissions by telephone at 216.687-5599 or by e-mail at email@example.com.
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