Invest in Yourself with an MBA from UNA at Athens State University

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Invest in Yourself
• The MBA is one of the most recognizable and desired
professional degrees in the United States and the
world.
• The purpose of this esteemed degree is to provide
training in the theory and practice of business
management. It is suitable for students from a wide
range of undergraduate backgrounds.
• The MBA gives you control of your future, provides
opportunities and helps you to be a valuable
contributor to the world around you.
• Your consideration of this degree means that you
understand the importance of investing in yourself.
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UNA MBA
• The UNA MBA Value Proposition: A great
education at a reasonable cost .
• You can finish in one year, or at the pace that
is best for you.
• If you do not have a business undergraduate
degree, then we offer several options for
meeting program prerequisites.
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UNA MBA
• Many concentrations allow you to tailor your
program to fit your career goals (Accounting,
Finance, Health Care Management, Information
Systems, International Business, Project
Management, Enterprise Resource Planning
Systems Using SAP, Professional Concentration).
• An Executive MBA option is available for students
with significant business experience.
• You can begin your program any semester based
on what fits your needs.
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• Core courses offered in a hybrid format
50% classroom; 50% live access through internet
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Electives offered completely online
Accounting electives offered in hybrid format
Exams will be taken on ASU campus
$365 per credit hour includes all tuition and
fees
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Traditional Option Core Courses
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MG 601 - MBA Skills and Outcomes (1 hr – online)
AC 626 - Cost for Management Decision Analysis
CIS 625 - Enterprise Systems Analysis and Design
EC 650 - Managerial Economics
FI 630 - Managerial Finance
MK 660 - Marketing Strategy
QM 670 – Decision Theory
MG 624 - Organizational Behavior
MG 640 - Management Policy
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Traditional Option Concentrations (9 hrs)
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Accounting Concentration (18 hours)
Finance Concentration
Health Care Management Concentration
Information Systems Concentration
International Business Concentration
Project Management Concentration
ERP Systems Using SAP Concentration
Professional Concentration
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Traditional Option Learning Goals
Goal 1: To be able to communicate effectively at a management
level in a professional business organization.
Goal 2: To be able to work effectively in a team environment and
provide leadership skills to add value to the organization.
Goal 3: To be able to understand the professional and ethical
expectations for managers and the importance of meeting these
expectations.
Goal 4: To be prepared to function effectively at a management
level in a diverse, dynamic global economic environment.
Goal 5: To be able to synthesize knowledge across the disciplines
to identify, analyze and solve ambiguous business problems and
make effective decisions.
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Executive Option Core Courses
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MG 601 - MBA Skills and Outcomes (1 hour)
AC 626 - Cost for Management Decision Analysis
CIS 625 - Enterprise Systems Analysis and Design
FI 630 – Managerial Finance
MK 660 - Marketing Strategy
MG 624 - Organizational Behavior
MG 640 - Management Policy
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Executive Option Prescribed Electives
• EMB 680 - Career Management and Professional
Development (1 semester hour)
• EMB 602 - Management Mentoring (1 semester hour)
• EMB 603 - Corporate Governance (1 semester hour)
• EMB 604 - Legal, Social Ethical Environment of Global
Business (3 semester hours)
• EMB 605 - International Business Dynamics (3 semester
hours)
• EMB 651 - Special Topics (examples: Corporate
Entrepreneurship; Strategic Human Resource Management;
Economics of International Trade) (3 semester hours)
• EMB 698 - MBA Capstone Project (3 semester hours)
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Executive Option Learning Goals
Goal 1: To be able to communicate effectively at a management
level in a professional business organization.
Goal 2: To be able to work effectively in a team environment and to
demonstrate leadership, mentoring, and coaching skills.
Goal 3: To be able to understand the professional and ethical
expectations for managers and the importance of meeting these
expectations.
Goal 4: To be prepared to function effectively at a management
level in a diverse, dynamic global economic environment.
Goal 5: To be able to synthesize knowledge across the disciplines to
identify, analyze and solve ambiguous business problems and make
effective decisions.
Goal 6: To be able to conduct applied research directed at an
organizational problem or opportunity.
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MBA Program Comparison
Criterion
Traditional
Executive
Professional Experience
Professional business
experience not required
Mid-career professionals
with 6 to 8 years of
business experience
GMAT Required
Yes
No
GPA Requirement
Yes
Yes for unconditional
Delivery Options
Face-to-Face, Online,
Hybrid
Online, Hybrid
Concentrations
Eight concentrations
Executive
Total credit hours required
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Accounting MBA - Core
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MG 601 - MBA Skills and Outcomes (1 hr – online)
CIS 625 - Enterprise Systems Analysis and Design
EC 650 - Managerial Economics
FI 630 - Managerial Finance
MK 660 - Marketing Strategy
MG 640 - Management Policy
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Accounting MBA - Electives
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AC 674 – Advanced Accounting Theory.
AC 675 – Advanced Tax Accounting.
AC 697 – Advanced Auditing.
AC 628 – Research in Accounting .
AC 686 – Controllership.
AC 694 – Business Combinations.
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Course Sequence – MBA Core
• Spring
EC650, MK660, MG640 (not offered 2013)
• Summer
FI630, QM670 (2013 depends on enrollments)
• Fall
CIS625, AC626, MG624
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Course Sequence – Accounting
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Spring 2013: AC694
Summer 2013: AC686
Fall 2013: AC674, AC675, AC628
Spring 2014: AC697, new elective
Summer 2014: AC694
Fall 2014: AC674, AC675, AC628
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Admission to MBA (Traditional) Program
Unconditional Admission:
• Bachelor’s degree or equivalent and
• GMAT score of 450 or higher and
• a grade point average of at least 2.5 on a 4.0
scale
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Admission to MBA (Traditional) Program
Conditional Admission:
• Bachelor’s degree or equivalent and
• GMAT score of 400 or higher
• and a grade point average of at least 2.75 on a
4.0 scale
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Admission to MBA Executive Option
Unconditional Admission:
• Bachelor’s degree or equivalent
• Grade point average of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale
• Current resume reflecting executive potential and eight or
more years of increasing responsibility in professional
management, or entrepreneurial positions.
• Currently employed in supervisory, middle or upper
management
• Written professional statement discussing career objectives
and rationale for advanced management study
• Approval by the College of Business MBA Admissions
Committee.
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Admission to MBA Executive Option
Conditional Admission:
• Bachelor’s degree or equivalent
• Current resume reflecting executive potential and six or more
year of steady career progression.
• Currently employed in supervisory, middle or upper
management
• An optional GMAT score of 600 or higher may be substituted
for up to two years of the experience requirement
• Written professional statement discussing career objectives
and rationale for advanced management study
• Letter of recommendation that addresses the applicant’s
ability and motivation for graduate management study
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Prerequisite Options
Required Competency
Area
Typical Undergraduate
Prerequisites
Pass Challenge
Examination
Competency- based NonCredit Course
Accounting
(AC 291 & 292)
Principles I
Principles II
Yes
Accounting Fundamentals
Economics
(EC 251 & 252)
Principles I
Principles II
Yes
Economics Fundamentals
Finance
(FI 393)
Financial Management
Yes
Financial Management
Fundamentals
Statistics
(QM 291)
Quantitative Methods
(QM 295)
Statistics I
Business Calculus
Yes
Fundamentals of Statistics
and Business
Mathematics
Management
(MG 330)
Principles of
Management
Yes
Management
Fundamentals
Marketing
(MK 360)
Principles of Marketing
Yes
Marketing Fundamentals
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Financial Aid
Students may apply for Federal Stafford Loans,
subsidized and unsubsidized, by filing the Free
Application for Federal Student Aid. Typically, a
student must be enrolled in two graduate
classes per semester [considered half-time] to
qualify for federal student loans. An online
application and additional information is
available at UNA’s Student Financial Services
website.
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Application Process
• Complete the Application for Admissions and
submit a $25 application processing fee.
• Note on Application that this is for ATHENS
Program.
• Request that official transcripts from all
institutions where you earned undergraduate
and graduate credit be forwarded to the UNA
Office of Admissions.
• Have GMAT or GRE scores sent to UNA
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GMAT
• www.mba.com
• Cost is $250
• UNA GMAT scholarship if 550 or higher and
unconditional admission; must complete at
least 50% of program
• Testing Center in Decatur
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Length of Program
• Most students who work full time take six or
seven credit hours per semester
• Students working part-time often take nine or
ten hours per semester
• Also depends on your other responsibilities at
home, etc.
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Questions
• Toysan Reed
MBA Coordinator/Advisor
unamba@una.edu
• For more information:
http://www.una.edu/mba-requirements/
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