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The Master of Business Administration program is designed to serve the educational and practical interests of individuals who are seeking managerial positions or wish to progress to higher levels of responsibility within their existing organizations. The program is especially beneficial to those with work experience. It is therefore preferred, but not required, that all candidates, especially those without business degrees, have two years of relevant experience. The focus of the program is on core concepts that relate to both small entrepreneurial businesses as well as large corporate enterprises. Our focus on core business competencies produces the following program outcomes.
Students graduating with a graduate business degree will have demonstrated the following goals:
- 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; and
- An engaged attitude toward business activities and working knowledge of the strategic management process.
Students lacking an undergraduate degree in business from a regionally accredited institution must successfully complete the prerequisite undergraduate course work listed below prior to enrolling in certain MBA courses. The prerequisite course work must be taken at a regionally accredited institution and a grade of “C” or better must be earned.
Students admitted to the MBA program can elect to take the undergraduate courses at Piedmont University at the graduate credit hour rates:
ACCT 2010. Accounting I
ACCT 2020. Accounting II
BUSA 1210. Introduction to Microeconomics
BUSA 2210. Introduction to Macroeconomics
BUSA 2100. Business Analytics I
MATH 1300. Elementary Statistics
The MBA program of study with highly structured course offerings makes effective use of resources and allows students to effectively integrate their studies into their professional and personal lives.
The Walker College of Business received national accreditation in November 2007 and is reaccredited through 2029 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.
What classes will I take?
The Walker 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.
Prepare to Make a Life
What can I do with a Master of Business Administration (MBA)?
Piedmont students have gone on to pursue careers as:
- Certified Public Accountant
- Accounting Clerk
- Accounts Payable/Receivable
- Real Estate Appraiser
- Tax Preparer
- Tax Accountant
- Payroll Accountant
- Comptroller/Financial Controller
- Budget Analyst
- Accounting Information System Specialist
- Certified Management Accountant