College of BusinessMississippi State University

Programs

Ranked by U.S. News & World Report, Mississippi State University’s accredited Master’s in Business Administration offers students an affordable and flexible opportunity to participate in useful, well-designed courses emphasizing management, marketing, finance, economics, business information systems, and quantitative analysis. The MBA program consists of 27 required hours of core MBA courses, and 3 hours of electives. The MBA Project Management option is a 36-hour program requiring 27 hours of MBA courses and 9 hours of Industrial Engineering courses.

All students are required to take a set of basic business courses, or prerequisites, prior to taking their core courses. Students must complete the set of basic business courses listed below, or submit transcripts from other schools that carry equivalent courses with a grade of "B" or better. We offer survey courses online in place of many undergraduate prerequisites, designed for non-business undergraduates.

If you would like a pre-application evaluation of your transcript and prerequisites, you can e-mail or fax (662-325-8161) your transcript to Cindy Smith. Please note that a pre-application evaluation does not imply acceptance into the program.

Current Students: You have online access to your own program of study through a tool called CAPP Compliances located under the My Banner Tab, Academic Records menu.

Prerequisites:

Course Code Title Syllabus (if available)
ACC 2013 Financial Accounting (not online)
or ACC 2203 Survey of Accounting (online SU, FA) Sample Syllabus
BQA 2113/3123 Business Statistical Methods I & II (not online)
or BQA 8443 Stat. Analysis for Bus Dec (online FA, SP) Sample Syllabus
MGT 3113/3413 Principles of Management & Production Management (not online)
or MGT 3114 Principles of Management & Production (not online)
or MGT 8063 Survey of Management (online SP or SU)
FIN 3123 Financial Management (online SU, FA, SP) Sample Syllabus

MBA:

Course Code Title Syllabus (if available)
MGT 8113 Leadership Skills Sample Syllabus
MKT 8153 Strategic Marketing Management Sample Syllabus
EC 8103 Economics for Managers Sample Syllabus
FIN 8113 Corporate Finance Sample Syllabus
ACC 8213 Financial & Accounting Report Analysis Sample Syllabus
BIS 8113 Management Information Technology & Systems Sample Syllabus
BL 8113 Law, Ethics, and Dispute Resolution Sample Syllabus
BQA 8233 Quant Analysis & Bus Research Sample Syllabus
MGT 8123 Strategic Business Consulting Sample Syllabus
3 Hr-Elective

MBA-PM:

Course Code Title Syllabus (if available)
ACC 8213 Financial & Accounting Report Analysis Sample Syllabus
MGT 8113 Leadership Skills for Management Behavior Sample Syllabus
BIS 8113 Management Information Technology & Systems Sample Syllabus
BQA 8233 Quant Analysis & Bus Research Sample Syllabus
MKT 8153 Strategic Marketing Management Sample Syllabus
EC 8103 Economics for Managers Sample Syllabus
FIN 8113 Corporate Finance Sample Syllabus
IE 8583 Enterprise Systems Engineering
or IE 6333 Production Control Systems I
IE 6533 Project Management
IE 6573 Process Improvement Engineering Sample Syllabus
or IE 6653 Industrial Quality Control Sample Syllabus
BL 8113 Law, Ethics, and Dispute Resolution Sample Syllabus
MGT 8123 Strategic Business Consulting Sample Syllabus

Communication Rubrics

These communication rubrics have been adopted by faculty for use in MBA classes. Although they are not used in all classes, students may find it helpful to download the rubrics and use them for self-evaluation of assignments before submission. These represent some of the characteristics professors look for in oral presentations and written assignments.

Oral Communication Rubric
Written Communication Rubric