Jul 16, 2024  
2022-2024 Graduate Catalog 
2022-2024 Graduate Catalog

Business Administration, Accounting, M.B.A.

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The MBA with an Accounting Concentration is a 30-credit option that is delivered in hybrid format in Harrisburg and Shippensburg.

The John L. Grove College of Business is accredited by AACSB International, which certifies the quality of the curriculum, faculty, and support services. The Ship MBA program offers high quality and outstanding value with courses taught by highly qualified faculty, who will help you develop the knowledge and skills you need to succeed in a rapidly changing global economy. Our graduate students find the Ship MBA convenient, reputable, and affordable.

The program consists of ten courses (30 credits), which includes, six core courses, three concentration courses and a capstone course.  The core courses cover critical elements of business management in today’s technologically advanced and global business environment. The course sequence is flexible, as most core courses do not have prerequisites beyond the basic requirements to enter the MBA program. 

Ship delivers its MBA degree program in three convenient formats: 100% online asynchronous with an optional synchronous component, 100% online with required synchronous class attendance, and face-to-face class attendance with an asynchronous online component. The requirements are the same in each of the three delivery formats.

Part-time or Full-time

The Ship MBA is a flexible program designed to accommodate the needs of both working professionals and full-time students. Students can complete the program part-time in two years, taking two classes per semester. Full-time students can complete the program in as little as one calendar year, taking four classes per semester. Classes are offered in convenient, accelerated 8-week sessions as well as 6-week summer terms and a 5-week winter term. Most part-time students choose to take only one class in any given session or term, thus allowing for more concentrated study of each topic.

Some exams may be proctored and require students to arrange an appointment at an approved proctoring site at a location convenient to them.

Admission Requirements

Undergraduate coursework and degree, relevant work experience, and essay will be evaluated and form the basis for admission. To be eligible for admission to the MBA program applicants must:

  • Have a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university.
  • Present a current resume.
  • Present a goals statement.

In addition, applicants are required to meet the following prerequisites:

  • Work experience or undergraduate credits in:
  • Quantitative analysis,
  • Computer usage,
  • Oral and written communications.

These areas are covered in the following courses offered at Shippensburg University:

  • ENG 114 Writing Intensive First-Year Seminar
  • SCM 200 Statistical Applications in Business
  • MIS 142 Business Computer Systems
  • HCS 100 Human Communication Studies

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