ECU's College of Business has been AACSB accredited since 1967 and our MBA program consistently ranks as a Best Buy for online education. This cost and quality combination makes our program a smart choice for a wide variety of students. The Master of Business Administration (MBA) program provides an engaging and flexible education in the theory and practice of business management - exposing students to a range of subjects, including economics, marketing, accounting, finance, strategy, operations management, information systems, and supply chain management. Our program challenges students to serve as leaders today and tomorrow by expanding their business knowledge for themselves, their organizations, and their communities.
The ECU MBA program is for both business and non-business undergraduates. We customize the program to fit each student based on past academic experience and performance. The degree is completely self-contained, requiring no prerequisite business experience or course work. The program is a maximum of classes 18, or 54 semester hours, divided into the foundation and common body of knowledge. The foundation component quickly gives a non-business undergraduate student the same academic knowledge base as that of an undergraduate business student. You may waive these on a course-by-course basis if you have taken the coursework at the undergraduate level and received an A or B. The common body of knowledge (CBK) component is required of all students. There are eight required CBK classes and three required electives. No matter what career path you choose, you will experience business scenarios and decision-making challenges. The MBA provides a portfolio of managerial tools and techniques as well as the "softer" skills needed to succeed as a manager.
You can pursue the MBA program on campus, completely online, or as a combination of two delivery methods. Requirements and structure of the program are the same regardless of face-to-face or online delivery. You can set your own pace throughout the program - taking between one to five classes each semester. You can even take a semester or more off if needed. Courses may be taken in any order, provided prerequisites are met.