What Can You Do With A Master of Business Administration?

Posted: July 08, 2020 | Author: Jason Lo | Read Time: 3 minutes

What Can You Do With A Master of Business Administration?A Master of Business Administration (MBA) is an increasingly versatile graduate degree that provides theoretical and practical training for business or investment management. An MBA is designed to help graduates gain a better understanding of general business management functions. MBA degrees focus on fields such as accounting, finance, analytics, or marketing.

How can an MBA help you in your career goals?

Because an MBA degree is both theoretical and practical, graduates not only get to learn about the theories of management but also how to apply them, which is critical to career success. For many high-level positions, an MBA degree in addition to work experience is a minimum qualification required to apply. Graduates have a clearer view of an organization’s structure and functions, which are also useful to start a business. After finishing the MBA program, graduates have a broader understanding of the business as a whole and know whether a function is working well or how to improve it if it is not.

Graduates are more competitive than the other managers whose expertise is only in one function. As mentioned above, an MBA degree can bring managers knowledge of every aspect and piece of an organization. So, when competing with other managers for a promotion, especially to top positions like CEO, having an MBA degree makes you more competitive. Moreover, students build a better and more professional network during and on upon completion of the MBA program.

The MBA has various opportunities for students to interact and cooperate with one another in the classes. Another benefit of the program is in regards to the quality of education. Each professor in the program is exemplary in his or her career, qualifying them to teach the MBA courses. Not to mention that most MBA students are on about the same level. Interactions allow students to learn from each other and cultivate both professional and personal relationships.

What is the curriculum of the MBA like?

The course structure of the MBA program at Southern Utah University includes management, accounting, finance, economics, and marketing--which are the main functions of an organization. The MBA program is composed of 33-36 credits.

Required Courses (21-27 Credits)

  • BA 6000 - Business Foundations 3 Credit(s)
  • ACCT 6100 - Advanced Managerial Accounting 3 Credit(s)
  • ECON 6200 - Managerial Economics 3 Credit(s)
  • FIN 6100 - Managerial Finance 3 Credit(s)
  • MGMT 6100 - Managing People and Organizations 3 Credit(s)
  • MGMT 6140 - Operations and Supply Chain Management 3 Credit(s)
  • MGMT 6150 - Leadership 3 Credit(s)
  • MGMT 6400 - Strategy 3 Credit(s)
  • MKTG 6200 - Marketing 3 Credit(s)

In addition to the required courses, students are required to take 9-15 elective credits of their choosing.

MBA Program at SUU

SUU's MBA program produces prepared business leaders with the essential skills and knowledge to lead organizations in today’s environment. From multinational corporations to entrepreneurial start-ups, SUU’s MBA program graduates have a powerful foundation required to launch or enhance a productive career.

Produced by SUU Graduate Studies

SUU's Graduate School draws from a prestigious heritage and allows students to pursue a quality education. The master's degree programs offer students the chance to further their professional and educational careers on campus or online.

If you’d like to find out more information about the Master of Business Administration at SUU, reach out to Derek Sundberg at (435) 865-8462, or at dereksundberg@suu.edu.

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