Master of Business Administration - (Georgia WebMBA)
The Georgia WebMBA offers qualified and highly motivated students the opportunity to earn a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree online offered by a consortium of six University System of Georgia institutions. The Coles College of Business and the other Georgia WebMBA participant school and colleges are all accredited by AACSB International - The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (http://www.aacsb.edu). The Georgia WebMBA is a professional degree providing a broad base of general business knowledge that prepares graduates for middle- and upper-level management positions. The program seeks to develop in its students an understanding of managerial behavior and decision-making within the economic, social, and political environments of business operations. Students will have the opportunity to improve their communication and leadership abilities, their analytical and decision-making skills, and their effectiveness at developing working relationships with subordinates, peers, supervisors, and external constituents. The Georgia WebMBA program is cohort-based meaning that students who begin the program at the same time constitute a cohort. Each cohort progresses through the program together taking the same courses in the same sequence..
Two three-semester-hour Georgia WebMBA courses are offered in each of the five consecutive 14-week semesters. Students must complete ten prescribed graduate business courses for a total of 30 credit hours plus a program orientation. Every course is not offered each semester, so students should take courses in sequence, two courses per cohort, to complete the degree in five semesters over a year and a half. Course offerings will be announced at the Georgia WebMBA student orientation. (See the “Mandatory Orientation” section below for details.) For course descriptions, visit http://www.webmbaonline.org.
While extenuating career or life events may require a student to work closely with the program director to make any necessary adjustments, most students complete all 10 courses in five sequential semesters.
The program allows, but does not encourage, a maximum of six semester hours from an AACSB accredited graduate institution. The transfer of credit for course work completed at another institution will be approved only under the following conditions:
- The course was completed at an institution accredited by AACSB at the time of transfer.
- A minimum grade of “B” was received in the course.
- The course was restricted to graduate students only.
- The content of the course corresponds to that of a course required or permitted in the MBA program at Kennesaw State University.
- The courses to be considered for transfer should not be more than five years old at the time the student enters Kennesaw State University. Moreover, the credits transferred should not be more than 6 years at the time of their graduation from the MBA program.
Students must submit a request for consideration of transfer credit to the program director during their first semester at KSU. The request must indicate the specific course(s) for which transfer credit is sought. An official transcript from the institution at which the course was taken and a course description from the catalog the year the course was taken must be submitted. A course outline may also be required.
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