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The Master of Business Administration program is designed to prepare students for management and leadership positions in business enterprises, health care organizations, financial institutions or not-for-profit organizations. The program is designed with an emphasis on executive skills development, quantitative and qualitative analytical techniques and the knowledge and professional capabilities necessary for the execution of complex managerial duties in today’s global business environment. Imbedded in the MBA program is an appreciation for the role of business in a pluralistic society and the international community.
In addition to satisfying the University's graduate graduation competencies, students will have an advanced level of applicable knowledge in the following areas, as appropriate to one’s field of study:
The philosophy of the Wilmington University MBA program is closely aligned with its instructional format. The program is organized through a series of coordinated seven-week modules and is scheduled to accommodate the needs of people who maintain full-time employment while pursuing the degree. The program design permits students to complete the requirements for the MBA at their own pace. Classes at the Wilson Graduate Center are scheduled on weeknights and Saturdays. Classes at Georgetown and Dover are scheduled on weeknights.
Students who need the prerequisite undergraduate background in business may enroll in specially designed courses or appropriate undergraduate courses that carry no credit toward the MBA degree.
The MBA program is based upon the belief that students must understand the complex relationships of the various organizational functions of economics, finance, marketing, operations, and management on a global basis. The program consists of 12 three-credit-hour courses. Ten courses are required and reflect in-depth and integrated exposure to the core areas of economics, finance, operations, management, and marketing. Students select two additional courses from the elective list to complement the core courses.
Incoming MBA students are expected to have a basic proficiency in spreadsheet software applications and writing skills at a level necessary for success in graduate coursework. Applicants are encouraged to discuss potential shortcomings in these areas and corrective solutions during their program planning Registration.
It is highly recommended that students take MGT 6501 as the first course in the MBA program.
Prior to registering for your second MBA course you should:
Submit official transcript(s) from an accredited college, university, or other degree-granting institution verifying completion of a bachelor’s degree. Send official transcript(s) directly from the identified college or university to the Wilmington University Graduate Admissions Office.
Meet with a program director or chair for a program planning conference if not completed earlier. Official transcript(s) should be on file prior to the conference. Students may bring unofficial transcripts if official transcript(s) are not yet on file.
Wilmington University will award graduate-level credit for certain professional certifications. The credit for these professional certifications will be applied to a like course or courses in the curriculum or be accepted as an elective or electives if there are no corresponding courses in the respective program and the professional certification is in an appropriate field of study. Examples of professional certifications include: Certified Public Accountant; Certified Production and Inventory Manager; Certified Financial Planner; Six Sigma Green or Black Belt; and Senior Professional HR Manager. Students who wish to be considered for graduate-level credit should apply to the MBA Program Chair.
This information applies to students who enter this degree program during the 2012-2013 Academic Year. If you entered this degree program before the Fall 2012 semester, please refer to the academic catalog for the year you began your degree program.