Professional Master of Business Administration (MBA)
Today, many organizations require a Master of Business Administration degree as a requirement for advancement. The Professional MBA Program at Methodist University provides a rigorous graduate program in business subjects for those who seek personal and professional satisfaction, wish to increase salary potential, and advance or change their careers. The MBA Program at Methodist University is flexible for busy adults, the cost is competitive, and the opportunity awaits.
The Professional MBA Program offers students a focus on Organizational Management and Leadership and blends online course work with two weekend on-campus class sessions per eight-week term allowing them to earn their graduate degree in 16 months. Classes begin each fall term and each spring term, and will be held at Reeves School of Business in Clark Hall at Methodist University, while additional instruction will be online.
For further information, contact us by phone or email, or you may also attend one of this semester's Open House sessions in Clark Hall's Yarborough Auditorium:
- Sunday, October 25 at 2:00 p.m.
- Saturday, December 5 at 10:00 a.m.
The Reeves School of Business is nationally accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) to offer a graduate degree in the Professional Master of Business Administration (MBA) and an undergraduate degree with a major and minor, where applicable, in Accounting, Business Administration, Financial Economics, and Marketing, and a concentration in Business Health Care Administration, Business PGA Golf Management, Business Professional Tennis Management, Business Resort & Club Management, and Business Sport Management. Accreditation for an undergraduate degree with a major and a minor, where applicable, in Entrepreneurship, Management, Business Sport Management and a minor in Human Resource Management and International Business is in process. ACBSP is a global business accreditation organization that provides specialized accreditation for business degree programs. The accreditation applies to the business programs offered on the main campus.
The Professional MBA Program at Methodist University with a focus on Organizational Management & Leadership consists of 36 credit hours taken over 16 months. The 12 classes are held in Clark Hall at the Reeves School of Business at Methodist University in Fayetteville, North Carolina, meeting two weekends per eight-week term (on a Friday evening, Saturday, and Sunday.) Students will complete additional course work for each class online between on-campus weekends. For more details, see MBA Curriculum below.
MISSION, GOALS AND OBJECTIVES
The mission of the Professional MBA program is to provide a high-quality graduate education that fosters the personal and professional development of students, enabling them to perform at the highest level in the selected area of specialization. Further, in support of the Reeves School of Business Mission and Purpose, the Professional MBA Program at Methodist University seeks to enhance the skills required of successful, entrepreneurial leaders to enable them to rise to desired heights of responsibility in their organizations or in personal ventures. The Professional MBA Program at Methodist University is focused on filling advanced educational needs of business leaders. To support the mission and purpose of the Professional MBA program, the following goals have been developed:
Goal # 1
Graduates of the Professional MBA program will demonstrate practical and theoretical knowledge of core business administration subjects.
Goal # 2
Graduates of the Professional MBA program will demonstrate knowledge and practical application of communication and leadership skills in the specific focus area of Organizational Management and Leadership.
Students who graduate from the Reeves School of Business with the Master of Business Administration degree will have acquired substantive knowledge in financial and managerial accounting as it relates to business management. This will be measured by administering a pretest and posttest in the Accounting for Managers course (Goal # 1).
Students who graduate from the Reeves School of Business with the Master of Business Administration degree will have acquired substantive knowledge in core business administration areas. This will be measured by the Management section of the Major Field Test (Goal # 2).
Students who graduate from the Reeves School of Business with the Master of Business Administration degree will have acquired substantive knowledge specific to the focus area of study. This will be measured by the Strategic Integration section of the Major Field Test (Goals # 1, 2).
It is required that all students in The Professional MBA program have their own notebook computers with Wi-Fi capability. Computers may be used during weekend residency sessions, and students will be required to complete work online between sessions. Classroom facilities in Clark Hall in the Reeves School of Business at Methodist University currently have wireless capability.
Tuition & Fees
Effective Fall 2015, tuition will be $1,134 per course for twelve (12) courses for The Professional MBA program at Methodist University.
Tuition will be billed each semester by the Methodist University Business Office, and be due approximately four weeks prior to the beginning of each semester.
For students enrolled in the program in Fall 2015, these fees will be guaranteed through seven consecutive terms of the program. Expenses not covered include textbooks, a laptop computer (required), individual travel expenses, and personal expenditures during each on-campus session.
Please note that tuition and fees for students enrolling in Fall 2016 are subject to change/increase.
NOTE: If accommodations are needed during an on-campus weekend, view area hotels. Arrangements must be made by the student.
To be considered for most Federal Direct Loans, applicants must first complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA form is available online at www.fafsa.ed.gov after January 1 of each year. The Methodist University Title IV School Code is 002946.