Clayton State University
Master of Business Administration
College of Business
2000 Clayton State Boulevard
Morrow, GA 30260-0285
(678) 466-4599 (fax)
MBA Program Manager
Each student will complete eleven graduate core courses of three semester credit hours each for a total of 33 credit hours, with a minimum graduate grade point average of 3.0.
In addition, *students who did not major in business for their undergraduate degree (or if the undergraduate business degree is older than 5 years) may be required to take one or two concept courses to prepare them for the core courses (please see information below on the concept courses).
Outcomes for the MBA program are as follows:
The curriculum of the MBA program is designed to prepare students for professional management careers by increasing their communication skills, broadening their appreciation of diverse cultures, improving their decision making, and reinforcing their ability to apply knowledge and skills in problem solving. Students also will develop a better understanding of the importance of ethical business behavior and corporate social responsibility. Upon completion of the program, students will have the capacity to lead in organizational situations and innovate to solve problems and to manage in unpredictable environments.
The curriculum 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. Students will usually take two courses a semester including summer. In addition, their first course will be a five-day course in Communication and Leadership.
By the end of their second semester, students will select a concentration. All students must have a concentration, and they may not mix courses from different concentrations. The concentrations include:
Supply Chain Management (SCM)
International Business (IB)
Human Resource Leadership (HRL)
Sports and Entertainment Management (SEM)
*For students having an undergraduate degree in business obtained less than 5 years ago, there will be 8 core courses of 3 hours each in the curriculum.
Supply Chain Management and International Business students will also take
Students will take a total of nine credit hours in their area of concentration.
Concept Courses: Students who did not major in business for their undergraduate degree (or if the undergraduate degree in business is more than 5 years old) will be required to take one or two concepts courses, depending on the need. The concept courses are 3 credits each and must be completed prior to beginning the MBA Program.