What is the schedule for Fall 2017?
August 21 Classes begin
Saturday August 26: On-campus class
Saturday October 14: On-campus class
Saturday December 2: On-campus class
January 8 Classes begin
Saturday January 13: On-campus class
Saturday March 10 : On-campus class
Saturday April 21: On-campus class
The MBA Admission Committee reviews all application material for evidence of preparation for graduate education in business and for promise of success as a graduate student. After a review of the student’s admission material, the MBA Admission Committee may require a personal interview with the Director and/or the MBA Admission Committee. Applicants are not evaluated until all application material has been submitted.
The MBA Admission Committee will review each applicant’s admission material for evidence of competency in the areas of foundational accounting, applied statistics, finance, and business software applications. Competency is typically demonstrated by academic course(s) or professional certificates. Upon review of the student’s admission material, the MBA Admission Committee may require the graduate foundation course, BUS 605, or appropriate undergraduate course(s) to be completed.
605 Business Tools for the MBA (3) (Prerequisite: Admission to the MBA Program or approval of the Dean of the School of Business) This course will provide the fundamental knowledge necessary to enter the MBA curriculum. Subject matter includes foundational accounting, applied statistics, finance, and business software applications
No. All courses are not offered every semester. It is very important that you consult with the MBA Director concerning your schedule. The following courses are scheduled.
MBA 700 Accounting Analysis
MBA 705 Economic Analysis
MBA 735 Operations Management
MBA 740 Applied Corporate Finance
APRN 504 Health Policy and Leadership
MBA 710 Business Analytics
BUS 605 Business Tools for MBA
MBA 725 Applied Marketing
Please contact the Director of the MBA program. The GMAT may be waived if you have another graduate degree or professional certificates.
Registration occurs 4-6 weeks prior to the new semester. The MBA Office emails students at their FMU email address with information concerning registration and payment.
The School of Business continues to integrate interactive technology into the business curriculum and therefore requires the use of a laptop computer by full-time MBA students at the Francis Marion University.
We do not recommend a specific laptop for our students. However, we do recommend a PC rather than a Mac. Some courses require the use of Microsoft Excel for Windows. The add-ins used for these courses will NOT work in Microsoft Excel for Mac.
Note: If you are a MAC user, due to compatibility issues, you will need to purchase additional software so you can run the PC version of Microsoft Excel 2010 or higher. The easiest way is to run Microsoft Excel 2010 or higher for the PC on your Mac is to purchase and install VMware Fusion for the Mac OS/X. VMware Fusion 4 will allow you to run a dual boot setup on your Mac computer. Thus, you will be able to choose to boot into your Mac OS/X or Windows OS. Thus, once you have installed VMware Fusion 4, you will be able to install Windows 7 and then install Office 2010 for the PC.
The following laptop specifications are recommended for 2014-2015 academic year:
- Windows 7 or later version
- CPU – Core i3 or equivalent, minimum, Core i5 or equivalent, recommended
- RAM- 4GB minimum, 8GB recommended
- Hard Drive – 7200RPM SATA or SSD hard drive (with at least 30GB of free space available)
- External Storage – Flash Drive internal or external USB
- Ethernet – Integrated Gigabit Ethernet (a wired connection to the Internet is still faster and more stable)
- Wireless – 802.11 b,g,n
- USB 2.0 or 3.0
- Ability to run Microsoft Office 2010 Professional or higher
- Anti-virus software
- 2 year on-site warranty service (this is critical)
- Insurance coverage for both damage and theft (suggested)
- Must have high speed connection.
- Must have a headset with noise cancelling microphones
Yes, but no more than two, 3-credit hour courses may be transferred.All transient credit must be from a regionally accredited institution and must be verified by an official transcript from the institution at which the graduate study was undertaken. Only courses from AACSB-accredited schools will be considered. Courses must match our curriculum.
MBA graduates will demonstrate knowledge of the core concepts in business and the application of these concepts for executive decision making.
Learning Outcome: MBA graduates will demonstrate knowledge and understanding of business concepts and the application of these concepts for executive decision making.
MBA graduates will demonstrate skills in identifying, analyzing and solving of executive issues.
Learning Outcome: MBA graduates will demonstrate the ability to:
- identify and understand the managerial question/issue/problem
- select the appropriate methodology for understanding and analyzing alternative solutions and
- provide a viable solution.
MBA graduates will demonstrate the ability to effectively communicate to appropriate audiences.
- MBA graduates will demonstrate the ability to effectively communicate executive managerial issue verbally to the appropriate audience.
- MBA graduates will demonstrate the ability to effectively communicate executive managerial issues in written form to the appropriate audience.
MBA graduates will demonstrate innovation in the executive decision making process.
Learning outcome: Within executive decision making, MBA graduates will demonstrate innovative thought in identifying issues, analyzing situations and developing of viable solutions.
MBA graduates will demonstrate awareness of ethical issues and incorporate ethical perspectives within the executive decision making process.
Learning outcome: MBA graduates will be able to identify ethical issues, understand the ethical implications of decisions upon stakeholders and utilize ethical standards within managerial decision making.
MBA graduates will demonstrate comprehension of global influences upon executive business decisions.
Learning outcome: MBA graduates will be able to recognize the global influences upon business decisions and the implications of decisions upon the global environment.
Got more questions? Contact the FMU School of Business: 843.661.1424 or email the MBA Director firstname.lastname@example.org