The Master of Business Administration is an online program designed to meet the needs of working business professionals who desire to be effective leaders in a continually changing world. We train graduates to be informed decision-makers that operate with an ethical foundation and worldview. Simultaneously, we prepare these graduates to embrace continuous change and to be practitioners of change leadership within their fields. Because of our Christian foundation, LeTourneau is uniquely equipped to prepare MBA graduates with the ethical and critical thinking skills which are much needed elements of leadership in business.
The MBA program is an intensive online educational experience which requires a considerable degree of independence and personal discipline. It is designed for adult students who can independently master course content when given structured learning objectives and a prescribed methodology. Some courses require group work and projects which depend on collaboration among students in assigned groups.
In addition to the admission requirements for graduate studies at LeTourneau University, admission to the MBA program has additional requirements.
GPA Requirements: An applicant who does not meet the minimum GPA requirements for unconditional or probationary acceptance into the graduate program may provide a two-page professional resume, with employment history, job responsibilities. and volunteer service to the community and church. This material will be reviewed by the Graduate Admissions Committee which may grant probationary admission in some special circumstances. In no event will a student be admitted to the MBA program with a GPA of less than 2.25. The GPA calculation can be overall or for the last 60 hours.
Admission to the MBA program requires all entering students to demonstrate knowledge, theory, and practice through course work in financial accounting, managerial accounting, macroeconomics, microeconomics, finance, marketing, and statistics. Transcripts will be evaluated to determine whether the student has completed the necessary course work. If a student does not have all the required coursework, the student may take the required courses before applying or may take Academic Leveling Courses through Peregrine Academic Services. The seven Academic Leveling Courses available are the following:
||Academic Leveling Course
||Quantitative Research Techniques & Statistics
|Quality & Operations Management
Detailed information about registration for the Academic Leveling Courses, the cost, and access to the courses will be provided as part of the application process for students who wish to take the courses.
REQUIRED COURSES FOR THE MBA
BUSI 5543 Entrepreneurship
BUSI 5533 Organizational Behavior
BUSI 5233 - Managerial Accounting
BUSI 5273 - Managerial Economics
BUSI 5333 Data Analytics
BUSI 5503 - Managerial Finance
BUSI 6223 Ethical Leadership in a Technological Environment
BUSI 6233 - Quality and Operations Management
BUSI 6113 Marketing Strategy
BUSI 6503 - Strategic Management *
BUSI 6123 Continuous Improvement
BUSI 6133 Continuous Improvement Program Leadership
Total Credit Hours: 36
*Strategic Management is the capstone course for the MBA. It is taken in the final semester of the program after most of the courses for the degree have been completed.
PROVISIONAL ACCEPTANCE: Parallel Enrollment of Undergraduate Students
Undergraduate students who have completed 60 hours toward an undergraduate degree in business may apply for admission to the MBA degree program through the Office of Admissions. lf the student meets all entrance requirements other than degree completion, the student will be accepted provisionally into the program. After completion of 60 hours, undergraduate students accepted provisionally will be allowed to take up to six hours of graduate business courses which also may apply toward undergraduate degree requirements. Following the posting of the undergraduate degree, the student’s status will be changed to regular admission status if all requirements are met.
The following specific courses are approved for parallel undergraduate and graduate credit:
BUSI 5533 Organizational Behavior is available for parallel credit for MGMT 3313 Organizational Behavior .
BUSI 5333 Data Analytics is available for parallel credit for BUSI 3653 Quantitative Methods: Data Analytics .
BUSI 6223 Ethical Leadership in a Technological Environment is available for parallel credit for BUSI 4873 Dynamics of Leadership .
With advisor approval, other graduate business courses may be available for parallel credit for undergraduate upper-level business electives.