Jun 13, 2024  
2024-2025 Graduate Catalog 
    
2024-2025 Graduate Catalog

The Sorrell Master of Business Administration (MBA)


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Students should consult the General Regulations section of the Graduate Catalog for additional information regarding Graduate School admission requirements, transfer credit, and other critical policies and procedures.


In today’s business world, the globalization of markets and production is more evident than ever. Global trade is affecting all businesses, even those focused on the domestic market. Students graduating with the Sorrell Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree will develop an understanding of these important issues along with knowledge of the strategies used by multinational corporations and how to manage in a cross-cultural environment.

Mission Statement


In consonance with the mission of the University and the Sorrell College of Business, the Sorrell MBA program endeavors to offer a superior learning experience to traditional and nontraditional students in an on-campus and online setting. Rooted in fundamental business knowledge, the curriculum will be globally focused with attention to both developed and emerging economies.

Accreditation


The Troy University Sorrell MBA degree is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).

Business Foundation Requirements for the MBA


Applicants from non-AACSB accredited institutions will automatically go through a Sorrell College admission review before acceptance. Admission to the Sorrell MBA program is contingent on approval by the MBA Director, whose decision is final.

Candidates for admission who have not earned an undergraduate degree in business administration from a regionally accredited college or university within eight years of enrolling in the MBA program are required to complete in their first term, with a grade of “B” or better, the prerequisite course, BUS 6600, Survey of Business Concepts. (Students with a baccalaureate degree from an unaccredited or otherwise accredited institution should see “Unaccredited or Otherwise Accredited Student Admissions” in the Graduate Catalog).

Note: For international students, the business degree is to be awarded by an institution granted license to offer business degrees in their country of origin by the appropriate government agency or ministry.

Admissions Timing for the Sorrell MBA


The Sorrell MBA admits students only in Terms 1 and 3 for online students and Fall and Spring for on campus students. This is to ensure the ability to complete the degree program without unintended delays.

Admission Requirements for the Sorrell MBA


Applicants from non-AACSB accredited institutions will automatically go through a Sorrell College admission review before acceptance. Admission to the Sorrell MBA program is contingent on approval by the MBA Director, whose decision is final.

Unconditional Admission


  1. Students applying for admission must provide official transcripts.
  2. Applicants who have completed a master’s or higher degree from a regionally accredited university may be admitted unconditionally. Official transcripts from all universities attended must be submitted, to include an official transcript showing completion of a master’s or higher degree.
  3. A bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university is required. (Students with a baccalaureate degree from an unaccredited or otherwise accredited institution should see Unaccredited or Otherwise Accredited Student Admissions.)
  4. Applicants must have achieved at least a 2.5 GPA in all undergraduate work.
  5. A letter of recommendation is required with all applications for the MBA program. The individual’s potential for success in the MBA program, his/her professional, managerial or administrative experience, as well as his/her written and oral communication skills must be addressed.

Temporary Admission


Temporary admission to the Sorrell MBA program may be granted by the MBA Director for qualified students who are on-track to complete their undergraduate degrees by the end of the semester the application is submitted. Students will not be allowed to register for any 6000 level MBA course until temporary admission is cleared.

Transfer Credit


A maximum of two courses (six semester hours) taken at another AACSB accredited institution, each with a “B” grade or better, may be applied toward the degree. This is not automatic or guaranteed. The course description is evaluated and the course can be transferred into the program only if it is comparable to a Troy University MBA course and approved by the appropriate graduate business faculty or administrator. If the course is not comparable to a Troy University MBA course then the transfer credit request will be denied.

Transfer credit request from institutions not holding AACSB accreditation will be reviewed upon submission to the appropriate business faculty or administrators, with final college approval of non-AACSB accredited transfer credit being made by the Dean of the Sorrell College of Business or official designee.

Note that the capstone courses and research courses (i.e., BUS 6611 Global Business Strategy  and MKT 6661 Global Strategic Marketing ) must be taken with Troy University and will not be accepted as transfer credit from another institution. No more than two courses (six semester hours) may be transferred in from a completed master’s degree program. Transient credit must meet Graduate School policy, and be pre-approved by the Dean. Professional military education courses are not accepted for credit in the MBA program.

Degree Requirements


Successful completion of the courses listed below with an overall grade point average of 3.0 (A = 4.0) is necessary to fulfill requirements for the degree. If the student receives a “D” or “F” in a core or an option course, it must be retaken. If the student earns a “D” or “F” in an elective course, the course may be retaken, or another elective taken in its place. The capstone and research component courses must be completed with a grade of “B” or better. A third grade below a “B” removes the student from the program for one full calendar year after which a readmission petition may be made to the graduate school.

Core Curriculum (15 or 18 semester hours)


NOTE:


*A grade of “B” or better is required.

** Students accepted to the Sorrell MBA program who do not have an undergraduate degree in business are required to complete BUS 6600, resulting in a core of 18 semester hours for their MBA program. These students will elect an additional 12 semester hours from the approved list included below. Students accepted to the Sorrell MBA program who do have an undergraduate degree in business are not required to complete BUS 6600, resulting in a core of 15 semester hours for their MBA program. These students will elect an additional 15 semester hours from the approved list included below.

MBA Options


Students have the following options to complete their Sorrell MBA degree program:

Option 1: General Business


Students take either 12 or 15 hours of graduate courses from the approved list included below and focus on industry-specific coursework that aligns with their career interest.

Option 2:


Students will complete a concentration in Business Intelligence, Music Industry, or Human Resource Management. Some program courses may only be offered online.

Select one concentration:


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