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 will be completely online* starting in the fall 2018 semester and offers students a focus on Organizational Management and Leadership. Students can begin classes in the fall or spring and earn their Masters of Business Administration in 16 months.

* - pending SACSCOC approval

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 and Leadership consists of 12 courses (36 credit hours) taken over 16 months. Classes are held completely online. For more details, see MBA Curriculum below.


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

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

Matt Dobra, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Financial Economics
(910) 480-8455
Rachael Hall, Coordinator, Professional MBA Program

Rachael Hall

Coordinator, Professional MBA Program
(910) 630-7493
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
J-D Knode, Associate Professor of Marketing

J-D 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
Donna Pelham, Director, MBA Program & Associate Professor of Accounting and Business Administration

Donna Pelham, J.D., CFE, CPA

Director, MBA Program
(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, Associate Dean of the Reeves School of Business

Pam Strickland, D.B.A.

Associate Dean, Reeves School of Business
(910) 630-7064
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