School of Graduate Studies and Research

MBA On-Campus Program

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.

About the Program

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.

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These courses help the student view the business enterprise as an integrated unit operating in a complex economic, political, and social system: BSAD515, 610, 620, 689; ECON525, 530; FNCE675; MKTG680.

Elective courses-9

ACCT586, 615, 620; BSAD530, 545, 556, 560, 615, 670; FNCE526, 680; INFS510; MKTG540.

Standards of Scholarship. All graduate students are expected to maintain a 3.00 GPA in all graduate courses that apply to the degree requirements. No grade of D or F (or U) may be used to satisfy degree requirements; however, these grades are included when computing the cumulative GPA and, if they occur in courses normally meeting degree requirements, the degree GPA.

Admission Requirements

  1. Attain formula score of 1,000 points, calculated by taking the
    undergraduate cumulative GPA X 200 + GMAT score = or >
  2. Five years of documented and approved work experience
    and earned a grade of at least of B- in statistics and a grade
    of at least B- in pre-calculus algebra,
  3. On-campus Andrews University undergraduate business
    students with a cumulative GPA = or > 3.0 and earned a
    grade of at least a B- in statistics and a grade of at least B- in
    pre-calculus algebra.

Students admitted under provisional status must make regular progress toward achieving regular enrollment status and toward completion of their selected graduate degree. If insufficient progress is made, provisional status will be revoked after four enrolled semesters. Regular admission status must be met no later than the semester before the last semester in which the student expects to enroll. Only courses numbered above 500 may be used to meet MBA requirements. A maximum of 6 credits in approved courses may be taken offcampus or in another school of the university.

English Language Proficiency Requirements. The School of Business Administration does not permit students to register for graduate classes unless they have met the University requirements for Regular Admission Status for English proficiency (i.e. TOEFL=550(213) or MELAB=80). The School of Business Administration also does not permit graduate students to register for prerequisite courses for the MBA or MSA programs unless they are at the Advanced Level in ELI.


Professional MBA (On-Campus)
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Online Professional MBA
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MBA Trinidad Extension Program. This program follows the on-campus MBA program admission and course requirements. School of Business Administration professors travel to Trinidad to teach course modules. Students enrolled in this program are required to take the last two courses on the Andrews University campus. This program is not open to new students, but is available to currently enrolled students only.
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