2022-2023 Academic Catalog 
    
    Apr 19, 2024  
2022-2023 Academic Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Global Master of Business Administration, GMBA


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The Global Master of Business Administration, or Global MBA, will develop leaders with a global perspective, cross-cultural business skills, and social responsibility. It is committed to teaching major competencies in leadership, ethics, and complex business skills which are critical for gaining a sustainable competitive advantage in a global business environment. Students in the program will analyze the impact of globalization on domestic businesses and consider successful practices in meeting the challenges of global business leadership and management. The program is designed for business people who are challenged with growing worldwide competition and the necessity to deal effectively with international business issues.

Schedule

Courses are 3 credit hours and are generally offered in eight-week terms one night a week on campus or online.

Admission Requirements

In addition to the requirements stated under the Graduate Admissions Policy, the requirements for admission to GMBA are as follows:

  1. One letter of recommendation from employer or professional reference.
  2. Resume
  3. Completion of international travel acknowledgment form.
  4. Completion of a 1-2 page paper on why you have selected the specific program and why Friends University.  The Business Division will provide written approval of admission after the review of the paper and other admission requirements. 

Degree Awarded

Global Master of Business Administration

Division of Business and Information Technology Foundation Course: 0-3 credit hours


The Division of Business and Information Technology will place students in an appropriate foundational course based on criteria that traditionally indicates student preparedness for graduate level business courses.

Students entering a graduate degree program in the Division of Business and Information Technology (DBIT) with a bachelor’s degree in a business-related field will be enrolled in the courses associated with the gradaute degree they seek. The DBIT Foundation course is not required.

Students entering a graduate degree program in the Division of Business and Information Technology (DBIT) without a bachelor’s degree in a business-related field will be required to take the DBIT Foundation course in order to proceed with studies in their chosen graduate business program.

All DBIT students required to take the foundation course must do so within the first 6 credit hours of their program requirements. The foundation course may not be used to satisfy any elective requirements toward a master’s degree offered by the DBIT.

GMBA Program Requirements: 9 credit hours


Choose One Area of Concentration (Required): 6-12 credit hours


General Business Administration Concentration - 6 credit hours


Choose any combination of courses within the Master of Business Administration or Global Master of Business Administration concentration areas.

Accounting Concentration - 12 credit hours


Project Management Concentration - 12 credit hours


Supply Chain Management and Logistics Concentration - 12 credit hours


Choose 12 credit hours from the following courses:

Total Degree Requirements: 30-39 credit hours


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