AACSB Accreditation and Program Quality
The MBA Program of Harrison College of Business is accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), an honor held by only 20 percent of colleges in the country and fewer than 400 MBA programs worldwide.
Results provided in a national survey from former and current MBA students achieved higher ratings for the MBA program at Southeast Missouri State University in the following categories:
- Faculty and Instruction for Required Courses as well as Elective Courses
- Student Advising and Administration
- Facilities and Computing Resources
- Program Office Services
- Overall Satisfaction with the Program
- Program Options
- Our Graduate Students gave the MBA program the highest recommendation rating
Number of Degree Options and Wide-Ranging Elective Courses
In Fall, 1996, Southeast Missouri State University launched the new 33-credit-hour Master of Business Administration degree program in response to students' needs.
All current degree options share the same required common core courses, which give our students a comprehensive and in-depth insight in crucial areas for managerial success: Management Communication and Leadership, Quantitative and Qualitative Research Methods, Integrative Decision Information Systems, Strategic Decision Making, Strategic Marketing, Strategic Cost Analysis and Financial Applications, The Financial Environment, and an Applied Research Project as a capstone requirement. Currently, our students may chose between nine degree options face-to-face; only the General Management option is also offered online:
- General Management (only option offered both online and face-to-face.)
- International Business
- Environmental Management
- Industrial Management
- Health Administration
- Sport Management
Southeast Missouri State University's Center for Scholarship in Teaching and Learning (CSTL) wrote an innovative, customized software used to conduct online classes. This software package with the name Online Instructor Suite (OIS) is not only highly appreciated by our students and faculty but also licensed to other universities throughout the country. Our faculty even uses the software to support their on-campus classes. Recently, the Harrison College of Business started spending considerable time and effort in increasing the amount of offered MBA courses online. Our online classes are designed forworking professionals as well as students throughout the world, who do not have the opportunity, the time, the money, or the ability to study on campus.
We offer all MBA core classes and a significant amount of elective courses online. The biggest advantage of our online classes is that individuals throughout the world will have the opportunity to benefit from our excellent MBA program, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Students can sign in any hour of the day or night, taking part at times that best fit their particular schedule.Especially during the Summer Semester, a time when our students are doing internships or are back home with family in their respective states or countries, our online courses providea great opportunity to utilize this time wisely.