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Master of Business Administration with Social Entrepreneurship, M.B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
, AR,
It is the goal of the Master of Business Administration with Social Entrepreneurship offered by Southern Arkansas University to provide graduates with the skills and knowledge necessary to support innovative efforts to successfully implement social entrepreneurship strategies. 

About

The Master of Business Administration with Social Entrepreneurship offered by Southern Arkansas University may be for you if:

  • You are interested in utilizing your business acumen to pursue for-profit solutions that assists a need you see around you.
  • For example, a pizzeria wants to feed the homeless, so they offer customers an opportunity to purchase a slice of pizza for a homeless person while they enjoy their own.

Learning Goals

  • MBA students will be effective communicators, using information technology to enhance decision making through better communication.
  • MBA students are prepared to be socially responsible, effective business leaders with an awareness of cultural and diversity issues and the ability to make ethical decisions.
  • MBA students will be critical thinkers who are able to use concepts from strategic management to integrate relevant information, decision-making techniques, and concepts from multiple business disciplines to make decisions in new or unfamiliar circumstances.
  • MBA students can effectively and legally access and use information to prepare an effective written report that supports decision making.
  • MBA students will be competent in the business discipline.

Accreditation

The MBA is offered by the Rankin College of Business at SAU and is fully accredited by AACSB, International, the premier accrediting body for colleges and schools of business. 

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Accounting for Decision Making
  • Managerial Economics
  • Managerial Finance
  • Strategic Planning and Analysis
  • Human Behavior in Organizations
  • Business Analytics
  • Creativity, Innovation, & Entrepreneurship
  • Strategic Marketing
  • Enterprise Resource Planning

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    33 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Blended, Online

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    79

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.5

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.5 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

A student may be admitted into the MBA program if he/she holds a bachelor’s degree or equivalent from an accredited college or university regardless of the undergraduate field of study. Should a student have an undergraduate degree other than business, prerequisites would include:

  • Six hours of principles of accounting (sophomore level or above),
  • Three hours of business finance or financial management (junior level or above),
  • Three hours of statistics (at the junior level or above),
  • Three hours of principles of marketing (at the junior level or above),
  • Three hours of micro- economics (sophomore level or above), and
  • Three hours of organization theory and behavior or principles of management (junior level or above).

Tuition Fee

  • International

    8406 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8406 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    5967 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5967 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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