Of all the recent changes to MSU’s AACSB-accredited Master of Business Administration program, among the most exciting is the fact that as of the Fall 2012 semester, all necessary coursework is available online.
This means students can now complete the program from anywhere in the world and local students can choose whether to take a combination of campus or online classes. Never before have working students had this much flexibility in building a schedule that works for them. “Flexibility was something we were missing and we knew our students needed more options to enhance their career potential. We are very pleased with what we can now offer all of our students,” says Dr. Elizabeth Rozell, Director of the MBA program.
Also new — as of the Spring 2013 semester — is the addition of an MBA Coordinator. The primary responsibility of the Coordinator is to take care of day-to-day operations at the MBA Office. Some examples include recruiting potential students, evaluating applications for admission and advising students. Katie Brady, MSU MBA alum, was named Coordinator in April. Brady joins MSU after working for several years with Ozarks Technical Community College in various roles including Assistant Registrar. Brady says she’s excited to be back at MSU. “This is a great time to join the College of Business team. Moving forward into the 2013-14 academic year, I will be working with the faculty and Director of the MBA program on a complete update of our curriculum. We are also looking at developing additional concentration areas and possibly forming an MBA Advisory Council,” Brady says.
The next challenge is analyzing and revising the MBA curriculum in the 2013-14 school year. “The MBA program at MSU plans to stay on trend and hopefully ahead of the curve, as we are working to meet the curricular needs of our students. We already offer four concentrations in Information Systems, Finance, Management and Marketing. International education is also a trend, and currently all students are required to take an international course that has a global perspective focusing on the concentration areas,” states Brady.
This is an exciting time for the all those involved with the MBA program. With the added flexibility of course offerings and upcoming curricular review, the MBA is poised to remain on the forefront of MBA education. For more information, visit mba.missouristate.edu and watch this publication for further MBA program updates.
Current MSU MBA Profile
56 percent male
44 percent female
26 years average age
340 currently enrolled
52 percent full-time
48 percent part-time
Students from 11 states
Students from 23 countries
35 percent took at least one core course online in Fall 2012