MBA Master of Business Administration

Accelerated master’s degree program fast tracks career success

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Earning an MBA degree paves the way for career advancement, management responsibilities, and greater earning power. Southern Utah University offers an MBA degree program that you can complete in just one year of full-time study if you have an undergraduate degree in an accredited business field. In addition, students who majored in science or engineering and took supporting business courses as undergraduates also have the opportunity to earn a five-year MBA. This means you gain a whole year of additional earning potential not available to students enrolled in the standard two-year MBA programs offered on most campuses. Known for graduating highly ethical business people, Southern Utah University’s MBA program holds AACSB accreditation, which is the highest standard of academic excellence held by only 5 percent of the world’s business schools.

The SUU MBA program offers many opportunities for you to network with successful business people and gain hands-on experience in the field through internships and local business community involvement. Throughout your graduate program you will work closely with your instructors in a small classroom environment that allows them to become valued mentors able to help you get your career off to a strong start.

The SUU Master of Business Administration program is offered on the Cedar City campus. Classes meet primarily during evening hours to accommodate our students’ work and personal schedules.

Why Choose SUU for MBA Degree Studies?

  • In 2014, 91 percent of Southern Utah University’s MBA graduates found employment within six months of graduation. Employers are eager to hire MBA graduates from Southern Utah University.
  • MBA students gain valuable experience by working with the Small Business Development Center to offer strategic planning and consulting to local businesses.
  • You can earn an optional double MBA that includes the SUU MBA and an international MBA by spending seven to eight weeks studying at Inseec Group University in Paris.
  • Earning an MBA from Southern Utah University typically brings an increase in salary of approximately $10,000 per year. For students paying in-state tuition, this means you can recoup your investment in your master’s degree in slightly more than one year. You will learn from a Southern Utah University flight instructor who is dedicated to the professional development of no more than five flight students.

Career and Salary Potential for MBA Graduates

MBA graduates have many different career possibilities.  Some graduates take positions as business managers, data analysts, investment managers, or strategic managers. Salary potential is equally varied. According to the 2014 U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, financial managers earned a median annual wage of $109,740. Marketing managers earned $115.750 as a median salary.

MBA Degree Courses You May Take

  • Business Law – Study our legal system including the Constitution, administrative law, torts, crimes, labor law, antitrust, consumer protection, environmental law, contracts, and more.
  • Marketing Principles – Analyze problems and concepts concerned with the distribution of goods from producer to consumer.
  • Managerial Finance – Gain a grounding in the theories, concepts and applications of finance with an emphasis on financial ratios, time value of money, project analysis, cost of capital, and risk management.

Other Related Programs to Check Out

  • Online MBA Degree Program
  • Master of Accountancy Degree Program

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Contact information for department resources
Program Contact: Dr. Kim Craft, Director
Phone: 435-586-5414

Meet MBA Graduate

Name: Mary Townsend-Manning

Graduated: Class of 2008

Current job: Small Business Owner, Dancing for the Rest of Us
Adjust Professor of Business, Dixie State College of Utah

"I was drawn to enroll in SUU for the value and quality of the MBA program. Insightful professors guide you through challenging course content. The professionalism of both staff and faculty is superb. With this superior SUU MBA in hand I felt confident starting my own business, and well as teaching others."

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