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The Ship MBA Online is the same AACSB-accredited degree program, utilizing the same highly qualified faculty, that has gained a reputation for quality, affordability, and convenience among our on-site students.

This 30-credit program consists of 8 required core courses (3-credits each) and 2 elective courses and is designed to help students develop the knowledge and skills necessary to conduct business successfully in both a domestic and international context. The courses are delivered in a 100% online format using a mix of asynchronous and synchronous lectures, discussions, and exercises. All synchronous components are optional, allowing students to adapt their class schedule to their life schedule.

Courses are taught in accelerated, eight-week sessions. This provides students to concentrate fully on each course and to complete courses more quickly.

Students in the online program are required to have a computer along with a high-speed internet connection, webcam, and headset/microphone meeting minimum specifications in order to participate in video conferencing sessions as well as other online activities.

Ship MBA Online students are also allowed to take up to three courses from the Ship MBA Professional program (via the classroom at one of our several locations), if they wish.

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Program Outline

Beginning in the fall of 2012, the John L. Grove College of Business began offering a 100% Online MBA program. The Ship MBA Online brings to you the value of the Ship MBA program combined with the convenience that only a fully online program can provide. This program has been designed to give you the maximum efficiency and flexibility that you may need to balance work, life, and your professional development. Some of the highlights of the program are: 

  • Classes offered in accelerated 8-week sessions in a 100% online format  
  • Work on classes anytime day or night* 
  • Optional opportunities to interact with faculty and students through live online video conferencing during each 8-week session 
  • Exams given online or at an approved proctoring site (we will help arrange an appropriate site near you) 
  • 10 courses (3 credits each) to complete the program 
  • Take 2 courses each semester (Spring, Summer, & Fall) and finish the program in only 2 years 

The Ship Online program emphasizes the international dimension of business and will prepare you to compete effectively in today’s global economy. 

*Some exams in some classes may be proctored, which could require students to be flexible to a potential synchronous schedule at specific locations. There are thousands of approved proctoring sites and more can be approved if needed. 

 

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Admission Requirements

Undergraduate course work and degree, relevant work experience, and goals statement will be evaluated and form the basis for admission. To be eligible for admission to the MBA Program applicants must:

  • Have a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university.
  • Applicants will be evaluated on grade point average, course content, work experience, job level, leadership ability, team skills, suitability of goals, and whether they graduated from an AACSB-regionally accredited college. Applicants with less than 5 years of post-undergraduate professional experience, including some mid­level management experience, will be required to take the GMAT and achieve a score of 450 or higher.  Also an equivalent GRE score would also be acceptable.
  • GMAT waiver may be granted if there is 5 or more years of work experience after obtaining your undergraduate degree.  Also, a GMAT waiver may be granted if you are a member of Beta Gamma Sigma.
  • Present a current resume.  
  • Present a goals statement.  
  • Complete Track Selection form.  

All students must be computer literate and have routine access to the Internet and Microsoft Office 2007 (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Access) in order to complete the 1/3 web-based component of the program.

Please note that all students are expected to have a laptop loaded with MS Office that they can bring to class. Although the university has been providing a limited number of laptops, those will gradually be phased out as they get older, and students will be expected to supply their own laptops in class.

In addition, applicants are required to meet the following prerequisites: Work experience or undergraduate credits in:

  • quantitative analysis
  • computer usage
  • oral and written communications

These areas are covered in the following courses offered at Shippensburg University:

  • ENG101 College Writing
  • INM200 Statistical Applications in Business
  • MIS142 Business Computer Systems
  • SPE100 Basic Oral Communication

To go directly into the Upper Level MBA course, applicants must have the 18 semesters hours of prerequisite knowledge in accounting, economics, finance, organizational behavior, marketing and operations management. These areas are covered in the following courses offered at Shippensburg University:

  • ACC200 Fundamentals of Financial Accounting
  • ECN113 Principles of Economics
  • FIN311 Financial Management
  • INM200 Statistical Applications in Business
  • INM330 Operations Management
  • MIS142 Business Computer Systems
  • MGT305 Organizational Behavior
  • MKT305 Principles of Marketing

Foundation courses can be substituted for some or all of the above prerequisites. Students can be admitted to the MBA without having completed all prerequisite foundation courses, but they will not be permitted to register for any particular graduate course unless they meet the specific prerequisites for the course they would like to take.

 

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Degree Requirements

Foundation Courses (16 credits) – or equivalent coursework

  • BSN510 Economic and Information Systems Environment
  • BSN511 Business Operations and Analysis
  • BNS512 Essentials of Accounting and Finance
  • BSN513 Organizational Behavior and Marketing

The Foundations courses may be waived if an applicant has 18 semester hours of prerequisite knowledge in accounting, economics, finance, organizational behavior, marketing, and operations management. These areas are covered in the following courses offered at Shippensburg University:

  • ACC200 Fundamentals of Financial Accounting
  • ECN113 Principles of Economics
  • FIN311 Financial Management
  • INM200 Statistical Applications in Business
  • INM330 Operations Management
  • MIS142 Business Computer Systems
  • MGT305 Organizational Behavior
  • MKT305 Principles of Marketing

Core Courses Required (21 credits)

Complete any 7 of the following 8 core courses (3 credits each)

  • MBA502 Managerial Accounting  
  • MBA529 Corporate Financial Management
  • MBA548 IT Management and Innovation
  • MBA554 International Business  
  • MBA556 Organizational Leadership  
  • MBA565 Contemporary Decision Making
  • MBA570 Marketing Management
  • MBA577 Supply Chain Management  

Capstone Course (3 credits)

  • MBA593 Strategic Management (may be taken only after completion of at least four MBA core classes) 

Possible Electives (6 credits) 

  • MBA 548 IT Management and Innovation  
  • MBA 571 International Marketing Management  
  • MBA 557 Negotiation  
  • MBA 558 Ethics and Sustainability 
  • SCM 590 Warehousing and Distribution
  • SCM 515 Procurement
  • SCM 555 Supply Chain Quality Management
  • MBA 575 Global Supply Chain Management
  • Others possible based on student and faculty interests

Contact Us

MBA Director/MBA Secretary
College of Business, Grove Hall 324, 1871 Old Main Drive, Shippensburg, PA 17257 
(717) 477-1483
MBA@ship.edu

Office of Professional, Continuing, and Distance Education (PCDE)
Horton Hall 111, 1871 Old Main Drive, Shippensburg, PA, 17257 
(717) 477-1502 Fax: (717) 477-4050
pcde@ship.edu

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