A focus on flexibility
The Master of Business Administration (MBA) program is designed to serve individuals seeking to progress to higher levels of responsibility within their organization or to explore expanded opportunities in the global workforce.
The program is especially beneficial for those with work experience. For that reason, Piedmont College prefers—but does not require—that candidates, especially those without business degrees, have two years of relevant experience.
The program centers on core concepts that relate to both small entrepreneurial businesses and large corporate enterprises. With a focus on business competencies, students earning a graduate business degree will have demonstrated:
· A working knowledge of the functional areas of business
· Effective critical thinking skills when addressing complex business problems
· Effective research skills when applied to complex business problems
An MBA program designed with you in mind
Rolling enrollment means students may start the program during any semester: Spring, Summer or Fall.
A flexible curriculum ensures that students never have to worry whether the classes they need will be available when they need them.
Piedmont works with your schedule. MBA students may complete the requirements in 18 months, 24 months, or take up to six years.
Piedmont also collaborates with employers that offer education benefits, including deferred billing, tuition reimbursement, and other initiatives.
In addition, non-business majors are accepted into the MBA program with certain prerequisites.*
Piedmont’s MBA program also includes Summer Travel Study as an option and will introduce a Logistics concentration starting in Fall 2020.
Summer Travel Study for MBA students
The Walker School of Business has offered travel abroad experiences for undergraduate students since 2002. In 2018, Piedmont initiated a program for MBA students to travel abroad, and the response was very positive. As a result, Piedmont continues to offer the travel abroad experience every other summer. Summer Travel Study replaces 6 hours (two courses) in the 36-hour curriculum.
Beginning in Fall 2020, students may elect to focus on logistics and global supply chain management. Current events have highlighted the risks associated with global sourcing and required managers to rethink the supply chain. A rigorous re-analysis of existing sourcing practices by well-trained logisticians fully versed in business analytics is not just a hot topic. It is the only way to avoid a significant competitive disadvantage over the next decade.
* To begin the MBA program, students must have completed the courses that are listed below or attained acceptable equivalents. All of these courses are offered by Piedmont for those who need them.
ACCT 2010 Accounting I
ACCT 2020 Accounting II
BUSA 1210 Introduction to Microeconomics OR BUSA 2210 Introduction to Macroeconomics
BUSA 2100 Business Analytics I OR MATH 1300 Elementary Statistics
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Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) Quality Assurance Report
The Walker School of Business received national accreditation in November 2007 from the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) for both the undergraduate and graduate business programs. ACBSP’s mission is to establish, promote, and recognize education programs, teaching of business courses, and student learning outcomes in colleges and universities throughout the United States and abroad.