Why Should I Study Master of Business Administration at Southeast?
We are highly committed to being an educational institution of excellence in the field of business administration. On a continuous basis, we strive to provide our most valued assets, our students, with business studies for tomorrow's business successes - a mission that at all times forces us to understand the needs of our students and the competitive business environment. Our growing number of MBA electives is one of our most significant indications of fulfilling this mission.
We believe that our AACSB accredited Master of Business Administration program sets apart from other programs by offering our students quick response in all correspondence, by paying special attention to their personal needs, and by giving all students the chance of being actively involved through our small class sizes.
Options/Areas of Emphasis
- Environmental Management
- Financial Management
- General Management
- Health Administration
- Industrial Management
- International Business
- Online General Management
- Sport Management
Master of Science
- Organizational Management
Individuals admitted to the MBA program must have an undergraduate degree in AACSB accredited business program or the equivalent from an accredited institution. For more information, please see the MBA admission requirements page.
Courses and Curriculum
The MBA Program requires 33 credit hours to graduate; 24 hours of core courses, 9 hours of elective courses determined by option. See the Graduate Bulletin for details.
In addition to full accreditation by the North Central Association, the Harrison College of Business holds the prestigious accreditation of AACSB International, the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International. AACSB accreditation affirms the high-level quality of the programs and services in the Harrison College of Business and the commitment to continuous improvement. Accreditation highlights include a dynamic faculty, an ergonomic, efficient and beautiful business building completed in 1996, and state-of-the art technology which allows students to experience the finest in technological instruction and to receive programs and instruction from around the world via satellite technology.
All admitted students to the program are advised by the Master of Business Administration Director. Please contact the Master of Business Administration office for an appointment.
As managers progress within organizations, the technical expertise that helped them to obtain their first jobs often becomes less important, and their abilities to organize the work of others and to help decide what course of action the organization should take become more valuable. As the environment of an organization becomes more complex, there is an increased demand for managers with the skills, understanding, courage, and energy to tackle the difficult demands facing organizations of all kinds. The MBA program also provides the opportunity to meet continuing education requirements while earning an advanced degree.
Students may participate in business internships for credit during their academic program. Students may also participate in international study programs and semester study abroad programs.
In a number of Master of Business Administration classes, students will do consulting with “for profit” and “not for profit” businesses.
Graduate Assistantship Opportunities
There are currently 15 graduate assistant positions in the Master of Business Administration Program. Please contact the Master of Business Administration office for information on openings and the application procedure.
The Master of Business Administration Association provides both professional and social networking opportunities for Master of Business Administration students. Also Graduate Student Advisory Council is a group for all graduate students.
Professional Certifications & Organizations
- American Institute of Certificated Public Accountants
- Financial Management Association
- Institute of Management Accountants
- Missouri Society of Certified Public Accountants
All Master of Business Administration students have the opportunity to complete an Applied Research Project that focuses on the student’s primary area of interest in business.
Dempster Hall is one of the newest comprehensive facility in the state of Missouri to support undergraduate and graduate business programs. It is a technology-rich learning environment that contains a large array of hands-on business technology for students to use, including Internet access for all students.
Completed in 1996, this $15.8 million building continues to be a state-of-the art environment designed to allow students to experience the finest in technological instruction and to receive programs and instruction from around the world via satellite technology. The building provides an ergonomic, efficient and beautiful atmosphere for learning today’s latest business tools.
- 11 general classrooms all digitally connected to the world
- 400-seat multimedia auditorium
- Two interactive-enabled classrooms designed for interactive instruction to satellite campuses, simultaneous with on-campus instruction.
- Three large fully networked computer labs for business students with 44-45 workstations, plus a smaller hands-on networking lab
- Open computer lab with 45 stations. An executive conference room with teleconferencing capability. Conference rooms, business program suites, faculty offices, teleconferencing, marketing research room with observation areas. Large common areas available for students to gather to discuss group projects, study sessions or just to relax between classes. Spacious, inviting atrium that is a favorite gathering place for students when it is not being used for various functions
- Student lounge with tables, vending machines for refreshing breaks
Robert A. Dempster Hall truly is a graceful and pleasing setting for a practical purpose: Preparing Students for Success in the World of Business.
There are multiple opportunities for students to complete research with graduate business faculty during their Master of Business Administration Program.
Kenneth A. Heischmidt, Ph.D., D.B.A, Director
Phone: (573) 651-2912
Fax: (573) 651-5032
Barb Ostrenga, CPS/CAP, Administrative Assistant
Phone: (573) 651-5116
Fax: (573) 651-5032