Master of Business Administration

Master of Business Administration

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The SUU MBA program produces capable business leaders who are prepared with the necessary knowledge and skills to make high quality business decisions in either an entrepreneurial or staff capacity. Small class sizes and a highly qualified faculty, with both academic and professional experience, ensure our students obtain a solid foundation of people and technical skills. Through a process of active learning, our graduates become confident leaders who think critically, engage in continued discovery and can translate business theory into practice in an ethically and socially responsible manner.

Vision Statement

To become recognized as a small, high quality, selective program that produces well-rounded business leaders.

Mission Statement

The Southern Utah University MBA program produces capable business leaders who are prepared with the necessary management and research skills to make high-quality business decisions in either an entrepreneurial or staff capacity.

While we provide our MBA students with a solid foundation of human and technical management knowledge and skills, a hallmark of our program is the opportunity for students to pursue projects and mentored study on issues of their own interest. Our commitment to this process of active learning is driven by our desire to produce confident leaders who can think critically, engage in a process of discovery, and implement appropriate policies.

The MBA further supports the vision and mission of the School of Business by increasing the level of academic opportunity for the region, while enhancing the visibility and reputation of the School and University.

Department/Program Learning Outcomes

  1. Develop effective written and verbal communication skills.
  2. Develop an understanding of the global, ethical, and socio-political context of business.
  3. Use and integrate knowledge from core areas of business.
  4. Effectively use strategic analysis and decision-making skills, supported by appropriate quantitative methods and information technology.

Requirements for Admission

  • Accelerated program admission is evaluated on a GMAT/GRE score and undergraduate academic performance, specifically overall GPA and GPA in the foundation courses. GMAT waiver for Academic Performance- GMAT is waived for applicants with a 3.3 GPA from an AACSB accredited program. GMAT waiver for Work Experience-Applicants with 3 years full time work experience can submit a resume for the graduate admissions committee to review-must have a 3.0+ foundation GPA.
  • Acceptance for the comprehensive program is based on a minimum 3.0 GPA and must have completed College Algebra with a B- or better. Students in the comprehensive program must complete all foundation coursework with a B- or better and overall 3.3 in the foundation courses. GMAT/GRE not required.

Standard graduate entrance exam tests for the Master of Business Administration program.

Contact Patricia Palmer,, if you have questions or need assistance with the application process.


Program Director

Kim Craft

Kim Craft
Phone: 435-586-5414
Office: BU 319