• Master of Business Administration (MBA)

    Charleston | Online

    Why UC

    You can complete the UC MBA in 16 months.

    Flexible format to fit into your schedule – choose hybrid or synchronous online format.

    Cohort-based program; you will work in teams to apply knowledge.

    Helps you develop skills in problem solving, teamwork, business writing and public speaking.

    International practicum provides a global business perspective (cost included in tuition).

    About the MBA

    The business world is constantly changing, and those who can adapt with skill have a distinct advantage. When you are looking to advance your career or broaden your education background, the Master of Business Administration offers an innovative program that includes both theory and practical experience to give you extensive insight into the intricacies of a constantly changing economic world.

    There are two formats available to fit most schedules:

    • Synchronous Online Program — offers weekly synchronous class meetings via WebEx Thursday, from 6-10 p.m. EST.
    • Evening Program/Hybrid Format — courses take place just one night a week, with the remainder of the instruction available online.


    What You’ll Learn

    To advance your career, our program places specific emphasis on recognizing and adapting to change, problem solving, analyzing possible solutions and initiating proper guidelines to prevent recurrence. You’ll learn creative thinking and the importance of group interaction in problem-solving, and develop the ability to produce efficient and clear business writing, and to speak confidently and clearly in presentations.

    Because the eight modules of our program are heavily geared to team participation, you’ll be in a supportive professional group, with the potential to develop lifelong professional relationships.

    You will also have the opportunity to gain real world experience, by participating on a team to analyze and make recommendations for a West Virginia business.

    During the International Business & Trade module, you’ll participate in an international practicum lasting about ten days, during which you have opportunities to personally observe the business practices of a particular region of the world. Recent destinations have included China, Ireland, Panama, and Brazil.


    Admission Requirements

    MBA program admission requirements include:

    1. Completed MBA application
    2. Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution and official transcripts showing degree earned
    3. Cumulative GPA of at least 3.0
    4. At least three years of professional work experience (or additional MBA Professional Experience courses required)
      • May be waived for qualified PharmD students
      • May be waived for applicants with appropriate work experience



    MBA Class


    How Much Will it Cost Me?

    View our Tuition & Fees page for detailed information.



    Fact Sheet

    Download the Charleston MBA Fact Sheet
    Download the Online MBA Fact Sheet  

    Find out more about this program by downloading our Fact Sheet – a brief view of what our program is all about.

    Curriculum & Course Catalog

    Download the Curriculum & Course Catalog

    Our Academic Catalog can help you find out more about program requirements, look at other areas of study that might be of interest, and offer information about all of our course offerings.

    Course Descriptions

    Download the Course Descriptions

    To find out more about the classes you will take in this program, you can download our course descriptions.

    Job Opportunities

    Many students enroll in an MBA program to help them increase salaries and secure job advancements. However, there are other career options as well:

    • Business Manager
    • Corporate Recruiter
    • Financial Analyst
    • Consultant
    • Entrepreneur
    • Management Analyst


    Program Faculty

    Rick Ferris
    Rick Ferris

    MBA Program Director

    Suvayan De
    Suvayan De

    Associate Professor