Master of Business Administration (MBA Experience)
Dr. Weiling Zhuang, MBA Director
EKU MBA Experience
EKU MBA Experience provides an innovative approach to preparing students for jobs that do not now exist. Through an applied integrated curriculum, students expand their knowledge of all functional areas of business. The mission of the MBA program is to produce organizational leaders who are prepared to contribute successfully to any industry, organization, department, or situation – at any level. We seek to:
- Educate leaders who will make a difference
- Conduct research that informs and improves business, business education, and society
- Graduate empathic, discerning students who are ready to make an impact
Probation and Progress in the Program — All MBA students must achieve grades of “B” or better in all MBA coursework. Students who fail to meet this requirement are subject to dismissal. Students who wish to appeal their dismissal must do so within one year of the date of notification of dismissal. Reinstatement in the graduate program will be permitted only with the recommendation of the advisor, the MBA program coordinator, and approval by the Graduate Dean.
The EKU MBA Experience
The MBA Experience consists of a Bootcamp, 15 courses, and four seminars. Bootcamp is required of all students entering the MBA Experience prior to the start of coursework. This will be a time to review/develop foundational knowledge needed to begin coursework as well as to build cohesiveness among the entering cohort. It replaces prerequisites that are part of many MBA programs.
The MBA Experience is designed to take four terms to complete. It provides an interdisciplinary curriculum leading to the development of knowledge, skills, and abilities demanded of MBA graduates. The MBA Experience has been designed in such a way that courses required for a competency to be gained are grouped together by term. This allows for the first three terms of the program to each offer a Certificate (nine credit hours) upon completion of the courses included in that term. With stackable certificates, students have the option of completing a single certificate, multiple certificates, or the entire MBA degree.
MBA courses are designed to be eight weeks intensive (during fall and spring terms) and two credit hours.
The Exit Requirements for the program are fulfilled through successful completion of the capstone course. For the EKU MBA
Experience, the capstone course is MBA 842 Impact Capstone.
Minimum requirements for clear (unrestricted) admission to the Master of Business Administration program are as follows: Applicants must (1) hold a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution with a minimum overall undergraduate grade point average (UGPA) of 2.75
Expected Competencies — Applicants are expected to have sufficient background to function effectively in graduate courses that require computer-related knowledge or skills. Proficiency in word processing, spreadsheets, database management, and computer applications as well as knowledge of grounding in ethical behavior are assumed.
In addition, the assumption is made that all applicants can demonstrate proficiency in spoken and written communication. On the basis of GMAT verbal scores, interviews, samples of written work, or other appropriate indicators of speaking and writing proficiency, MBA applicants may be required as a precondition for admission to satisfactorily complete courses or tutorial experiences designed to enhance their communication skills.
International Students — Applications from international students are encouraged. In addition to the requirements listed above, applicants must meet the English Language Proficiency requirement by submitting acceptable test scores on the TOEFL or IELTS examinations. Refer to the University admission guidelines for admitting international students.
The application process for both the EKU MBA Experience and the online MBA begins with the Graduate School. Information for domestic students is available at https://gradschool.eku.edu/domestic-students. International students can find admission guidelines at https://gradschool.eku.edu/Intl_students.
In both cases, as part of the application process, you will be directed to provide the following: an updated résumé, all unofficial undergraduate transcript(s), a personal statement, and two recommendation forms. These materials are submitted through the Graduate School portal, along with any other materials required by the Graduate School. Official GRE scores, if required by the Graduate School, must be received from the testing agency. Request that your scores be sent to EKU.
TOEFL or IELTS scores are required for all international students without a recent undergraduate degree from countries where English is the official language.
CIP Code: 52.0101
|MBA 800||MBA Bootcamp||0|
|Certificate 1: Foundations of Business Thought|
|MBA 871||Managerial Communication||3|
|MBA 812||Data, Decisions & Business||2|
|MBA 813||Empathic Interactive Comm||2|
|MBA 814||Big Data Analytics||2|
|MBA 815||Intro to Design Thinking||1|
|Certificate 2: Technical Skills of Financial and People Management|
|MBA 881||Accounting for Managers||3|
|MBA 822||Leading & Managing Human Cap||2|
|MBA 883||Financial Mgmt & Decision Mkg||3|
|MBA 824||Auth Leadership & Des Emp Exp||2|
|Certificate 3: Transformation of Inputs to Outputs|
|MBA 831||Corp Entrepren Ventures||2|
|MBA 882||Marketing Management||3|
|MBA 833||Supp Chain as Driver Org Eff||2|
|MBA 834||Enterprise Risk Mgmt||2|
|Completion of MBA Degree|
|MBA 841||Driving Strategic Impact||2|
|MBA 842||Impact Capstone||3|
|MBA 825||Design Thinking Applications||1|
|MBA Approved Elective||3|