Ferris State University Big Rapids MI College

Master of Business Administration

Key Courses

  • Introduction to Performance Metric Systems
  • Organizational Leadership & Corporate Citizenship
  • Legal and Ethical Issues in Business
  • Organizational Resource Systems
  • Strategic Planning Systems
  • Global Business
  • Customer and Market Systems and Analysis
  • Process and Value Stream Management Systems

Ferris State University’s MBA combines a strong core curriculum focused on key business competencies with deeper learning in a specialty of the student’s choice. 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.

In 11 core courses, students will develop team membership and management skills to improve organizational operations in: Accounting, Finance, Leadership, Strategy, Economics, Statistics, Marketing, Legal, Global Environment, Information Systems and Operations.

The Ferris MBA offers students the unique opportunity to tailor their educational experience specifically to their individual professional interests through the choice of a concentration in one of our certificate specialization areas:

  • Project Management 
  • Lean Systems and Leadership
  • Business Intelligence
  • Performance Metrics
  • Design and Innovation Management
  • Supply Chain Mgmt and Lean logistics
  • Incident Response

Students may also work with our advisors to design a concentration specific to the individual. The individualized learning culminates in a student-designed consultancy project, providing students the opportunity to produce real business research under the direction of qualified faculty. 

The MBA Experience:

This program is designed for the benefit and convenience of working adults.

  • Courses are offered year round in both online and a face-to face hybrid format.
  • Students are not required to have prior coursework in business.
  • Students may begin the program any semester.
  • Program can be completed entirely online.
  • Through regular course scheduling and a combination of online and face-to-face instruction, students can adjust their course load in response to changing professional and personal demands without substantially impairing degree progress.
  • Full-time students can complete the degree in as few as 24 months and accelerated students can complete the degree in as few as 16 months.
  • Students choose area of concentration to enhance relevancy
    of degree.

The Ferris MBA consists of 11 core courses covering fundamental business competencies, a 4 course concentration in any one of our certificate areas or in an area of the student’s choosing, and consultancy project in the student’s chosen concentration directed by a qualified faculty member. Total requirement is 48 credit hours.

Courses in this program are delivered:

  • Online with weekends
  • Online
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