Master of Business Administration
Berry’s MBA Program is an Evening Part-time program developed for working professionals seeking to enhance their business knowledge to advance their careers or to complement a non-business background where an understanding of business is required. The program, offered since 1973, is accredited by AACSB International, achieved by only the top 10% of business schools worldwide. This signifies a commitment to quality and continuous improvement.
Berry’s MBA Program is a general management program encompassing a broad educational perspective on management. Through coursework and team projects, students are exposed to both theory and practical exercises which allows students the opportunity to take what they learn in the classroom and immediately apply it to their own organizations.
The program requirements consist of ten courses or 30 credit hours divided into three sections: Core, Electives, and Capstone. Students who do not hold an undergraduate degree in business most likely will need to complete proficiency requirements prior to entering the program.
The Core courses include:
- Accounting for Decision Making
- Corporate Finance
- Strategic Use of Information Technology
- Leadership and Change Management
- Strategic Marketing
- Value-Chain Management
Students are required to complete three elective courses. Current electives are offered in areas such as international management, entrepreneurship and small business planning, social media and internet marketing, investments, and career management.
The capstone course, Strategies of World-Class Organizations, is taken in the student’s final semester of the program. The course integrates all of the knowledge learned during the program into the culmination of a final project.
The standard length of the program is five semesters depending on the number of courses taken and the course rotation of the program. Students have six years to meet degree requirements. In the fall and spring semesters, each class meets one night per week from 6:00 p.m. until 8:45 p.m. Courses during the summer semester meet in 6-week blocks, two nights per week, from 6:00 p.m. until 9:30 p.m.
Sample Program Schedule*:
*This is a sample only and should only be used as a guide; course rotation may vary and may change without notice.