Business Administration, M.B.A.

Shippensburg University's AACSB-accredited Business Administration, M.B.A. program will prepare you to achieve your personal and professional goals. We deliver this degree program in three convenient formats: part-time, full-time and online. It suits working professionals and courses are offered in a hybrid format at Ship's campus.

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What Will I Learn?

The core courses cover critical elements of business management in today's technologically advanced and global business environment.

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What are the requirements for this degree?

To be eligible for admission to the program, you must have:

  • A baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university.
  • A current resume submitted with a goals statement. This statement should be 500 words or less indicating your reasons for pursuing a Master of Business Administration, your future goals and why you chose Shippensburg's program.

Testing optionalNO GMAT required. You will be evaluated on grade point average, course content, work experience, job level, leadership ability, team skills, suitability of goals and whether you graduated from an AACSB-accredited college.

Applicants who have completed coursework in accounting, economics, finance, organizational behavior, marketing and operations management may begin taking core courses immediately. Applicants lacking coursework in one or more of these areas will need to take appropriate prerequisite foundations courses before proceeding to core courses.

The program consists of 10 courses (30 credits), which include eight core courses and two elective courses. The requirements are the same for part-time, full-time and online delivery formats.


Business Administration, M.B.A. Degree Plan

Full-Time (30 Credits)

First Year

Fall Semester: 9 Credits


Spring Semester: 9 Credits


Summer Semester: 6 Credits

  • Elective Course Credits: 3 
  • Elective Course Credits: 3


Second Year

Fall Semester: 6 Credits


Planning Notes for all students:

  1. 30 total credits required
  2. Choose any 7 of 8 Core Courses. Core Courses are MBA 502 - Managerial Accounting, MBA 529 - Corporate Financial Management, MBA 548 - IT Management and Innovation, MBA 554 - International Business, MBA 565 - Contemporary Decision Making, MBA 570 - Marketing Management, MBA 577 - Supply Chain Management 
  3. Students can being in any semester or term, including, fall, spring, winter or summer
  4. Students can take elective courses in any semester or term. See program for list of electives:Business Administration, M.B.A. 
  5. Students can take core courses in any semester or term.
  6. The above sequence is for illustrative purposes only. Students can tailor their program to their individual needs.

What Types of Careers Could I Get With This Degree?

Earning a Master of Business Administration is hard work, but the benefits are well worth the effort. Some reasons you might consider this program include:

  • Advancing your career
  • Earning higher wages
  • Starting your own business
  • Becoming a leader in an emerging field
  • Gaining networking resources
  • Enjoying greater job security

What Kinds of Experiences Could I Have on Campus?

AACSB LogoThe John L. Grove College of Business is accredited by AACSB International, which certifies the quality of the curriculum, faculty and support services. The program offers high quality and outstanding value with courses taught by highly qualified faculty, who will help you develop the knowledge and skills you need to succeed in a rapidly changing global economy. Our students find the program convenient, reputable and affordable.

The fully online format can be completed in one year for full-time students or two years for part-time students. Those working in the hybrid format designed for working professionals can take classes in the evening on Shippensburg University's campus.

While you complete your degree, you may take part in a number of rewarding activities and experiences. Many students pursue opportunities to conduct and present research.