Professional Master of Business Administration (MBA)

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 residency class sessions per eight-week term. Students can begin classes in the fall or spring and can earn their Master of Business Administration in 16 months.

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:

  • August 26 at 6:00 p.m.

  • October 8 at 10:00 a.m.

  • October 28 at 6:00 p.m.

  • December 11 at 2:00 p.m.


ACBSP LogoAccreditation

The Reeves School of Business is nationally accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) to offer the following master's degree: Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) with a focus in Organizational Management and Leadership.


Program Description

The Professional MBA Program at Methodist University with a focus on Organizational Management & Leadership consists of 12 courses (36 credit hours) taken over 16 months. Classes are held in Margaret and Walter Clark Hall at the Reeves School of Business at Methodist University in Fayetteville, North Carolina. Students attend residency weekends twice  per eight-week term (on a Friday evening, Saturday, and Sunday)and work online between residency weekends.  For more details, see MBA Curriculum below.

The Professional MBA Program Brochure


MISSION AND GOALS

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.

Objective #1

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).

Objective #2

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).

Objective #3

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).


Notebook Computers

Students are required to bring to class a laptop computer with Wi-Fi capability.

Program Faculty & Staff

Josiah Baker, Associate Professor of Financial Economics

Josiah Baker, Ph.D.

Nimocks Professor of Business
(910) 630-7477
Hem Basnet, Associate Professor of Financial Economics

Dr. Hem Basnet

Interim Chair, Entrepreneurship & Economics
(910) 630-7089
Matt Dobra, Associate Professor of Financial Economics

Matt Dobra, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Financial Economics
(910) 480-8455
O. Z. Hamzah, Director of the Resort & Club Managemetn Program

O. Z. Hamzah, M.B.A., CCM

Director, Resort & Club Management
(910) 630-7557
Mary Kirchner, Professor of Accounting

Mary Kirchner, Ph.D.

Nimocks International Professor of Business
(910) 630-7048
Jon-David Knode, Associate Professor of Marketing

Jon-David Knode, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Marketing
(910) 630-7095
Jen-Hsiang Lin, Professor of Business Administration & Economics

Jen-Hsiang Lin, Ph.D.

Professor of Business Administration & Economics
(910) 630-7080
Karen Palasek, Assistant Professor of Management

Karen Palasek, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Management
(910) 630-7462
Donna Pelham, Associate Professor of Accounting and Business Administration

Donna Pelham, J.D.

Associate Professor of Accounting & Business
(910) 630-7423
Kimberly Scruton, Dean of the Reeves School of Business

Kimberly Scruton, Ed.D.

Dean, Reeves School of Business
(910) 630-7461
Pam Strickland, Professor of Accounting & Director of the MBA Program

Pam Strickland, D.B.A.

Director, Professional MBA Program
(910) 630-7064

Anne Way

Coordinator, Professional MBA Program
(910) 630-7493
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