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2022-2023 Academic Catalog 
2022-2023 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Business Administration, (MBA)

The mission of the Master of Business Administration (MBA) is to prepare leaders for business and civic engagement through an employer-focused curriculum.

The Master of Business Administration (MBA) program is a 30-semester-hour program modularized into 5, 6-credit courses combining synergistic business topics. The format is designed to provide working adults with an opportunity to study the concepts and decision-making tools that support advancement in business-oriented fields. Students will have a Capstone strategy course in their last academic semester and complete a Comprehensive Business Project designed in conjunction with the student’s employer and faculty member.

MBA Transfer Credit Policy

Students can transfer in up to 6 credits of previous graduate coursework from an accredited institution into the MBA program as long as the previously earned credits coincide with one of the 6-credit modules. Coursework must be within the previous 5 years and with a B or better.

Program Admission Requirements

  1. Completed Application
  2. Hold a Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university
  3. International students must have an evaluated transcript with a 4-year equivalent degree
  4. Minimum GPA 3.0
  5. Prompted Writing Sample (motivation for pursuing & opportunities accomplishing will afford)
  6. Professional Resume
  7. Two Letters of Recommendation

*Non-business majors are strongly encouraged to pursue leveling courses through Peregrine before enrolling. Additionally, all MBA students are required to take exit Peregrine assessments.

**Provisional Acceptance - Seniors at Tusculum University or other four-year institution may be provisionally accepted with an incomplete transcript. Upon conferral of their undergraduate degree student must submit complete transcript.

**Conditional Acceptance - Applicants with less than a 3.0 may be accepted with an interview at the discretion of the Dean of the College of Business.

Graduate Research Requirement

Each graduate program at Tusculum University contains a research requirement, which engages students in the study and application of methods of problem identification; the collection, analysis, and interpretation of data; and recommendation of problem resolutions relative to their professional disciplines. Examples of these graduate studies include empirical research, study of and resolution of an organizational performance gap, or completion of an action research project. For the Master of Business Administration (MBA) graduate degree program, a number of courses serve as research requirements:

Class Rigor/Research Assignment
MBA 535 - Managerial Accounting And Decision Making  

Quantitative Company Analysis/Decision Making Project

MBA 540 - Management And Marketing   Group Management Research Paper
  Group Marketing Plan Research Paper
  Marketing Plan Presentation
MBA 545 - Managerial Economics And Finance   Industry Analysis/Portfolio
  Data Search & Application Forum
MBA 550 - Law, Ethics And Stategy   Company Risk Analysis
  Markstrat Marketplace Simulation (Team Based)
MBA 555 - Comprehensive Business Project   Comprehensive Research Project Paper
  Comprehensive Research Project Presentation