The mission of the Professional MBA program is to prepare students from many cultural backgrounds for responsible positions in domestic and international business, in government, and in not-forprofit organizations. The program emphasizes the integration of business principles with Christian principles and philosophy to prepare students for leadership roles which require clear and critical thinking, wise judgment, effective communication, integrity in all actions, and recognition of opportunities for service.
With the appropriate business background, the Professional MBA at Andrews University can be completed in three semesters. However, the Professional MBA is also designed for students with any bachelor's degree. Students who enter the program without prior course work in business must take a two-year (5-semester) degree program, as prerequisites in the common body of knowledge are required to bring the student up to the minimum expectations of our graduate faculty. These prerequisite courses may be waived for students with appropriate undergraduate course work from an accredited institution. If the prerequisite courses are more than five years old or the grades earned are below C, students may be required to repeat these courses.
The prerequisite courses provide an introduction to the broad field of business administration. Such courses must be taken by the time the student has completed no more than 50% of his/ her course work for the master's degree. The following courses constitute the prerequisites for the MBA degree: ACCT121, 122; BSAD341, 475; ECON225, 226; FNCE317; STAT285. Competency in
computers is assumed.
The graduate courses, which approximate three semesters of work, are divided into two groups, required and elective; 24 credits are in courses required of all students, and 9 credits are in elective courses. These advanced courses emphasize the understanding of administrative processes in resolving problems faced by business executives. All advanced courses are offered only at the graduate level.
Masters in Business Administration