Clayton State University’s Master of Business Administration (MBA) program is designed for working professionals who are seeking to move their careers to the next level and beyond over the course of a 20-month, fast-track program. Students benefit from a course structure that allows for continuous full-time work outside class. International students benefit from a unique structure that meets the full-time program of study requirement, while allowing maximum time during the traditional academic week for study and preparation.
Courses meet primarily every other Saturday for 9 hours, and utilize online components to increase students’ ability to use technology and to help students use their time most effectively. The MBA is offered in convenient locations which include the main Clayton State University campus in Morrow, and in Peachtree City (Fayette County) at the Dolce Conference Center.
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Recent studies show that earning an MBA results in personal, professional, and financial value. The degree’s return on investment is also high with alumni reporting an average of four years after graduation to recoup a full return on their educational investment. (Source: Graduate Management Admission Council, http://www.gmac.com/why-gmac/gmac-news/gmnews/2012/august-2012/the-value-of-the-mba-in-3d.aspx). Additional benefits include attaining managerial skills, developing business expertise, establishing networking contacts, and increasing career advancement and compensation.
The College of Business is accredited by the AACSB. AACSB Accreditation represents the highest standard of achievement for business schools worldwide. Less than 5% of the world’s 13,000 business programs have earned AACSB Accreditation. (Source: The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, http://www.aacsb.edu/aacsb-accredited). High quality faculty, a relevant and challenging curriculum, and enhanced career opportunities offer graduates a competitive edge. Many top, global corporations only recruit from AACSB-accredited schools.
The MBA is offered in a lock-step, cohort format to build stronger relationships among students so as to increase communication and the sharing of experiences. The curriculum will be rigorous and is designed to prepare graduates to operate successfully in a rapidly changing global world of business. The program is also designed to challenge students and to open minds to new ways to think about business issues. Courses will include lectures, case discussions, current business issues, and team projects.
The program is taught by a talented and dedicated group of faculty who have a blend of excellent academic skills and real-world experience. Faculty members take pride in their accessibility to students and measure their success by the accomplishments of students not only in the classroom but also after graduation. The College’s professional staff members also are available to assist students with the admission process and with career planning upon graduation.
Dr. Ali Dadpay
Graduate Program Director
College of Business