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Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Today’s business environment is in a state of constant change, thanks to the influence of global politics, the economic environment, and the transformative power of technology. Business leaders at organizations of all sizes need to be prepared to factor the global business environment in to their decision-making process.

Averett University Graduate and Professional Studies offers Master of Business Administration degree program (MBA) designed to address the global business environment, along with executive-level knowledge of primary business functions like human resources, marketing, finance and accounting. Our 41-credit MBA is presented in an online or on-campus format that is designed to accommodate career and family responsibilities.

Goals and Course Topics – MBA

Averett’s MBA program aims to produce graduates prepared to manage and lead in businesses and organizations of all sizes. Our MBA alumni will have managerial-level reasoning and quantitative analysis skills, a capacity for practical application of theories, and strong ethical values.

Course topics in our MBA cover issues including:

  • Business research methods and quantitative analysis
  • Human resource management
  • Management strategies
  • Managerial economics
  • Legal and ethical issues in business
  • Marketing strategies

Learning experiences throughout the program emphasize practical applicability of theories in real-world business situations. Students will examine case studies, perform research, and produce written analyses of topics in the current business press as well as issues within their own workplaces.

Format for the MBA

This program can be pursued online or at one of the following locations in Virginia:

  • Chesapeake
  • Danville
  • Martinsville
  • Newport News
  • Online
  • Petersburg
  • Quantico
  • Richmond - Innsbrook
  • Richmond - Watkins Centre
  • Roanoke

Whichever learning option you choose, the course is formatted for accelerated completion. You will take one class at a time, in seven-week blocks, letting you study concepts intensively. Class sizes are kept small to ensure you have the opportunity to hold productive discussions and receive personal attention from your instructor.

Who This Program Is For

Averett’s MBA programs are designed for working professionals who hold a bachelor’s degree. We prefer applicants who have:

  • Earned at least a 3.0 GPA in their last 60 credits’ worth of bachelor degree study (demonstrated with official transcripts)
  • A minimum of three years’ full-time work experience

Full admissions requirements, transfer credit guidelines, and graduate requirements are available in our GPS Catalog. Your enrollment representative will work with you to obtain your official transcripts, and Averett will pay for the costs associated with ordering them. Once your transcripts are received and processed, we will provide an official evaluation for the degree program in which you qualify.

For more information on our Executive MBA, or any of our other graduate and professional studies programs, contact us today! You can also request more information to take the first step towards your goals in business.

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