This program combines a strong core curriculum focused on key business competencies with deeper learning in a specialty the student chooses. Students can prepare for careers or advancement in many fields, including health care, manufacturing, sales, and more. The core courses develop team and management skills to improve organizational performance in accounting, finance, leadership, strategy, economics, statistics, marketing, legal, the global environment, information systems, and operations.
Students can tailor their educational experiences to their individual professional interests by choosing one of our specialization areas: Project Management, Lean Systems and Leadership, Business Intelligence, Performance Metrics, Design and Innovation Management, Supply Chain Management and Lean Logistics, and Incident Response. Our advisors can also work with a student to design an individualized concentration.
The innovative learning environment combines online education with the opportunity to engage in traditional face-to-face instruction, enabling students to design a degree-completion plan that works for their individual needs. Students may begin the program any semester, can complete the program entirely online, and can adjust their course load in response to changing professional or personal demands. Full-time students can complete the degree in 24 months, accelerated students in as few as 16.
A student-designed consultancy project enables students to produce real business research under the direction of qualified faculty.
This program will qualify and apply for ACBSP professional accreditation upon graduation of its first cohort.
March 10, 2015The College of Business recently recognized two outstanding professors with the Sytsma Award for Faculty Excellence. Designed to “promote, encourage, recognize and reward faculty performance, excellence, and improvement,” this award comes with a $500 grant made possible by a gift from… Read more »
January 22, 2015An essay by Economics professor Dr. David Hebert has won first prize in the 7th International Vernon Smith competition, sponsored by the European Center of Austrian Economics Foundation (ECAEF). The competition is open to economists under 30; the goal is… Read more »
January 18, 2013Ferris State University’s online graduate business programs rank among the nation’s best, according to U.S. News and World Report’s Top Online Education rankings. Ferris ranked 54 out of 213 schools listed in the prestigious news magazine’s report released this week. The College of… Read more »
Admission to a graduate program is granted to students showing high promise of success. The College of Business uses various measures of high promise including the candidate’s performance on the graduate admission test and upper-division grade-point average. Such measures, along with other reasonable indications of promise, will be used in combination to arrive at a final judgment.
To be considered for admission to the MBA Program, applicants must submit the following documents:
Applications may be accepted past deadlines if no international mailing or application for Visa is required.
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