The Master of Business Administration (MBA) is a sixteen-month program for those who hold a bachelor's degree.
Course Schedule and Faculty
The hybrid program is divided into eight 8-week modules, and participants meet once per week for approximately sixteen months. During this period, students meet with highly qualified UC professors, in addition to approximately 25 senior-level executives from business, education, banking, state and federal government, health care, marketing, finance, and entrepreneurial ventures.
- Problem-solving. Participants learn creative thinking and the importance of group interaction in problem-solving.
Specific emphasis is placed on recognizing and adapting to change, recognizing potential programs, analyzing possible solutions, and initiating proper guidelines to prevent recurrence.
- Teamwork. All eight modules of the MBA program are heavily geared to team participation.
- Business writing and public speaking. The program emphasizes efficient and clear business writing, and speaking confidently and clearly in presentations.
- Capstone Based. Throughout the program, teams of students analyze and make recommendations for a West Virginia business, resulting in a great learning experience for the team and practical suggestions for improvement by the participating company.
Today's business is not conducted in a vacuum, and today's business leaders need a working knowledge of global business. During the International Business & Trade module, students participate in an international practicum lasting approximately ten days, during which they have opportunities to personally observe the business practices of a particular region of the world. Recent destinations have included China, Ireland, Panama, and Brazil.