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A Personal Business Education.
A Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree from Piedmont will take your career to the next level. Piedmont University offers an MBA that combines a personal educational experience with the practical knowledge of faculty who have both private industry and academic experience. Plus, with small class sizes, direct interaction with faculty, and a focus on work/life/education balance, Piedmont’s MBA is perfect for busy, working adults.
Offered in an online format, Piedmont’s MBA program is designed to serve the educational and practical interests of those seeking managerial positions or wishing to progress to higher levels of responsibility within their existing organizations. To ensure the best experience, it is preferred, though not required, that those applying for Piedmont’s MBA have at least two years of relevant experience – especially those without prior business degrees. At Piedmont, you will move your business knowledge from understanding to execution, developing skills in critical thinking, ethical decision-making, leadership, and research. Plus, networking with fellow students and experienced faculty is an added benefit.
Graduate students choose Piedmont for their MBA for a variety of reasons. Few, if any, programs in the state of Georgia offer such a personalized experience at such an affordable cost, and the program features faculty who are not only qualified, but who have executed campaigns, projects, and management in the fields in which they teach. Plus, courses are taught by faculty – not graduate assistants as found in many large institutions.
MBA students also now have access to a summer travel abroad experience that can replace 6 credit hours of their 36-credit-hour curriculum.
The Walker College of Business received national accreditation in November 2007 and is reaccredited through 2029 by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) for both 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.
Piedmonts Helps Launch Your Career in Business Administration
According to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, the national unemployment rate for business-related fields is below 3.8%. Why? Because educated and experienced businesspersons are in high demand. In addition, the annual mean salary in the state of Georgia for business-related fields is relatively high as compared to positions outside of business disciplines.
Walker College of Business graduates have seen their careers accelerate after completing the MBA program. In communities around the country, Piedmont University MBA graduates are leaders in accounting, consulting, finance, management, marketing, and more.
Applicants lacking an undergraduate degree in business from an accredited institution must successfully complete the prerequisite undergraduate business courses to enroll in certain MBA courses. The prerequisite coursework must be taken at an accredited institution and a grade of “C” or better must be earned. Students admitted to the MBA program can also elect to take the undergraduate courses at Piedmont University at the graduate credit hour rates. These courses include:
- ACCT 2010 – Financial Accounting
- ACCT 2020 – Managerial Accounting
- BUSA 1210 – Introduction to Microeconomics
- Or BUSA 2210 – Introduction to Macroeconomics
- BUSA 2100 – Business Analytics I
- Or MATH 1300 – Elementary Statistics
The Walker College of Business received national accreditation in November 2007 and is reaccredited through 2029 by 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.
Eligibility for application requires a bachelor’s degree with a 2.75 cumulative GPA from an accredited college or university. The bachelor’s degree may be in any field, including business.*
Applicants must also submit:
- Graduate Admissions Application
- All official, final transcripts from the college or university awarding the Bachelor’s degree showing all coursework from all colleges and universities attended
- Three professional references
- Professional resume
- Current job description, if applicable
*Non-business majors applying for the MBA degree may be required to take certain prerequisite courses as part of their program of study. Prerequisite courses, if required, are determined by the MBA advisors at the time of submission of the application and accompanying undergraduate transcripts.
The Walker College of Business has been conducting Travel Abroad experiences for undergraduate students since 2002. In 2018, we initiated an experimental program for MBA students to travel abroad, and the response was very positive. As a result, we will continue to offer the travel abroad experience every other summer. This program replaces 6 hours in the 36 hour curriculum and adds additional focus on the current undergraduate QEP initiatives. Substitutions into the standard MBA curriculum will be at the discretion of the graduate advisor.
What classes will I take?
Reach Your Peak Potential.
Piedmont MBA graduates pursue careers in:
- Public Accountancy
- Budget Analysis
- Real Estate Appraisal
- Information Systems Analysis
- Digital Marketing
- Brand Strategy
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