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2005-2006 School of Graduate and Professional Studies Catalog 
2005-2006 School of Graduate and Professional Studies Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Master of Business Administration - Track II

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The MBA for the Early Career Professional reaches out to the recent college graduates with zero to five years of work experience. In particular, with the absence of a significant amount of experience in the work world, the curriculum employs a more traditional approach, with the quantitative pillars of accounting, finance, economics, and statistics which are present early in course of study, as follows:

Students take two courses at a time, which are offered over an eight-week period, of three hours each session. This track is comprised of students with less experience in time management skills, organizational skills, and work experience. Accordingly, spreading the course over more time enhances the learning process. Students will take two courses at a time (compared to one at a time in the accelerated, part-time track), each course meeting once a week, from 5:00 – 8:00 pm.)           

The 3+3+3 model applies to this program, as does collaborative learning.

Total Degree Requirements - Credits: 45

Field Study Consulting Project

The “thesis” element of this M.B.A track, taking into account the relative inexperience of the students, is an integrative, team-based field study consulting project. Working together, students must select and consult with a local business organization for purposes of initiating positive change. This hands-on exposure to the work world is a necessity for the less experienced M.B.A. candidates. The consulting project provides a real and applied linkage between theory and practice.

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