Meridian Star

February 12, 2013

New deadline set for revamped MBA degree

Special to The Star
The Associated Press

MERIDIAN —     By earning a Master’s of Business Administration (MBA) degree you can increase your potential earnings on average $15,000 or more a year, college officials estimate.

    Mississippi State University-Meridian offers the MBA and the MBA with a concentration in Accounting at their new downtown campus located in the Newberry building adjacent to the MSU Riley Center.

    "Both graduate degree programs have undergone changes over the past year that we want the public to know about," said Dr. William Hill, associate professor of Marketing at MSU-Meridian.

    "Perhaps the biggest change," noted Hill, "is that students will be admitted to the graduate programs only in the fall semester, beginning in the fall of 2013. They will enroll as a cohort, which means students will take the same courses each semester and graduate as a group. Another change is the deadline for application is now March 1 of each year.”

    Admission requirements for either of MSU-Meridian’s MBA degree programs include a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution, a competitive grade point average, and a competitive score on the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT). The GMAT must have been administered within the last five years. An assessment of an applicant’s prior work experience and future goals is also a factor.

    The 30-hour MBA degree program includes a solid core of 21 hours in the areas of Accounting, Economics, Finance, Marketing, Statistics, Management, and Information Systems as well as two three-hour electives, and a capstone Business Consulting Project course.

    For more information about either of MSU-Meridian’s MBA degree programs, contact Regena Clark, Coordinator of Academic Advising at (601) 484-0153.