Applicants to the South College Master of Business Administration with Concentration in Finance program must provide the following:
- Completed South Collegeapplication for admission and application to the Master of Business Administration program;
- Official transcripts for all undergraduate and graduate work completed;
- $50 application fee (online payment or payment via telephone is available).
Applicants must meet the following requirements to be admitted in good standing to the program:
- Evidence of completion of a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution of higher education;
- Evidence of a cumulative 3.00 undergraduate grade point average; OR
- Evidence of a cumulative 2.50 undergraduate grade point average for conditional admittance.
Any applicant that does not meet the stated admissions requirements may request review by the Admissions Committee for conditional admission. These reviews are completed on a case-by-case basis. The Admissions Committee takes many factors into consideration when reviewing these requests, including but not limited to:
- Grade point average in the courses constituting the core of the applicant’s undergraduate major;
- Amount of time that has transpired between the applicant’s undergraduate degree completion and application to South College;
- Applicant’s work experience and accomplishments in their profession; and
- Grade point average in graduate work at other accredited academic institutions.
Students who are admitted conditionally are given the opportunity to attempt the first three graduate Business courses. If a GPA of 3.00 or higher is attained in these first three (3) graduate Business courses, they are admitted to the program in good standing. A GPA of less than 3.00 will result in denial of admission to the program.
ADVANCED PLACEMENT AND TRANSFER OF CREDIT
Applicants interested in the Master of Business Administration program should be aware that all courses in the curriculum are required and must be completed at South College. Transfer credits, experiential learning, or advanced placement from other institution’s programs are not allowed.
The program will be completed primarily via an asynchronous online format using the learning management system Moodle in order to provide flexibility and to accommodate the schedules of working professionals. The curriculum is tailored to provide a balance of theoretical, practical, and analytical instruction to prepare students for the unique challenges of management in the 21st century.
An online introduction to the program includes an orientation, a review of students’ roles and responsibilities in an online instructional environment, important information about accessing South College email and Student Portal accounts, and a discussion and review of South College learning resources and student services.
Course materials and assignments emphasize collaboration, critical thinking, research, and student accountability. The program cumulates with a capstone course which provides a unique opportunity for a thorough investigation of a business dilemma, incorporating principles of accounting, finance, marketing, economics, and management concepts and theories.