Jul 01, 2022  
2018-19 NSU Graduate Catalog 
2018-19 NSU Graduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Professional Business Administration, M.B.A.

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OSRHE Program Code: 157
CIP Code: 520201

Major Code: 1595

(30 Semester Hours)

Specialty Accreditation

The Master of Science in Accounting and Financial Analysis and Master of Business Administration programs offered through the College of Business and Technology is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (11520 West 119th Street, Overland Park, KS 66213, 913-339-9356). http://www.acbsp.org

Program of Study

The PMBA program is a 30 semester hour program which is designed for the full-time working professional. The program is a highly structured lockstep program utilizing cohort student groups. The program imposes a workload that requires a high degree of discipline and commitment on the part of the student. By combining the use of case studies and interactive computing with research projects and lectures, the PMBA program culminates in a capstone in which students consult businesses in the field.


Northeastern State University seeks highly qualified applicants for the PMBA program. The admission decision is based on an evaluation of all application materials submitted by the individual. To be considered for admission to the PMBA program, the student must have completed basic competency assessment or coursework in six content areas of management, marketing, economics, statistics, accounting and finance. In addition, the applicant must have three years of full-time work experience prior to the program admission. To apply for admission to the program the following documents are required:

  1. A transcript showing undergraduate degree program;
  2. A minimum score of 450 on an official Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) score report;
  3. A current resume showing all academic honors and three years full-time work experience;
  4. An approved application for graduate admission,
  5. Two letters of recommendation.

In some cases an interview may be scheduled before admission to the program. Previous graduate degrees or extensive work experience may be considered for individual case exceptions.

Degree Requirements

A student must complete a minimum of 30 semester hours of graduate coursework with a minimum overall GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.

Requirements for Graduation

In addition to the requirements for admission to graduate study and the general regulations and requirements for graduation, the candidate for the Professional Master of Business Administration must successfully complete PMBA 5913 Integrative Project or Research to the satisfaction of the Program Director and the sponsoring organization.

Required Courses

I. Required Prerequisite Courses 9 hours

Prerequisite Business Foundations Courses (required of students with non-business undergraduate majors or who do not have the foundations on their transcript).

III. Area of Concentration 9 hours


Currently, only one area of concentration will be offered. Long term plans call for additional concentrations, some focusing on business and others offered in collaboration with other colleges.

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