Ship MBA Online

US News and World Report 2019 Best Online MBA Programs for Veterans plaqueThe 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. 

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Program Outline

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 

*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.
  • Submit a current resume through your Ship Admissions portal.
  • Submit a goals statement through the "Program Statement/Questionnaire" link in your Ship Admissions portal.

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:

  • ENG 114 Academic Writing Credits
  • SCM 200 Statistical Applications in Business
  • MIS 142 Business Computer Systems
  • HCS 100 Introduction to Human 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:

  • ACC 200 Fundamentals of Financial Accounting
  • ECO 113 Principles of Economics
  • FIN 311 Financial Management
  • SCM 200 Statistical Applications in Business
  • SCM 330 Supply Chain and Operations Management
  • MIS 142 Business Computer Systems
  • MGT 305 Organizational Behavior
  • MKT 205 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.

Ship MBA Online

Degree Requirements

Foundation Courses (16 credits) – or equivalent coursework

  • BSN-511 Business Operations (4 credits)
  • BSN-519 Essentials of Information Systems (2 credits)
  • BSN-520 Economics for Business Administration (2 credits)
  • BSN-521 Essentials of Accounting (2 credits)
  • BSN-530 Essentials of Finance (2 credits)
  • BSN-531 Essentials of Organizational Behavior (2 credits)
  • BSN-534 Essentials of Marketing (2 credits)

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:

  • ACC 200 Fundamentals of Financial Accounting
  • ECO 113 Principles of Economics
  • FIN 311 Financial Management
  • SCM 200 Statistical Applications in Business
  • SCM 330 Supply Chain and Operations Management
  • MIS 142 Business Computer Systems
  • MGT 305 Organizational Behavior
  • MKT 205 Principles of Marketing

Core Courses Required (21 credits) 

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

  • MBA 502 Managerial Accounting  
  • MBA 529 Corporate Financial Management
  • MBA 548 IT Management and Innovation
  • MBA 554 International Business  
  • MBA 556 Organizational Leadership  
  • MBA 565 Contemporary Decision Making
  • MBA 570 Marketing Management
  • MBA 577 Supply Chain Management   

Capstone Course (3 credits) 

  • MBA 593 Strategic Management (may be taken only after completion of at least four MBA core classes)  

Possible Electives (6 credits)  

  • MBA 550 Business Environment of Europe
  • MBA 557 Negotiation
  • MBA 558 Ethics and Sustainability
  • MBA 571 International Marketing Management
  • MBA 575 Global Supply Chain Management
  • SCM 590 Warehousing and Distribution
  • SCM 515 Procurement
  • SCM 555 Supply Chain Quality Management
  • FIN 512 Investment Analysis
  • FIN 520 Financial Risk Management
  • FIN 525 Multinational Business Finance
  • FIN 533 Applied Financial Analysis
    Others possible based on student and faculty interests