Master of Business Administration
The MBA program focuses on the interdisciplinary nature of business practices. The program capitalizes on the faculty's ability to focus on proven traditional methods of teaching which integrate the various facets of effective business administration, while utilizing information technology to enhance problem-solving skills.
With small classes - usually less than 25 students - each course meets once per week from 6 to 10 p.m. on the campus of St. Andrews. The program is made available through a four-term format offered annually (Fall, Winter, Spring and Summer). Full time students can take two classes per term and graduate in as little as 18 months.
“Walking in day one I immediately felt the impact this program was going to have. Arriving at each class, I walked in with questions, as I exited each class I obtained perspective. That perspective was immediately applicable to my profession, as well as my understanding of the world at large. I was fortunate enough to be taking Global Economics during a Presidential Campaign season, and it provided a lot of perspective on what we were discussing. During the same term, Accounting was challenging but provided a foundation upon which to build.” –Chris Shermen
Course structures develop analytical skills, stress the importance of having an interdisciplinary perspective, emphasize participation-based learning through group case studies, and lay the conceptual foundations necessary for developing sound strategies.
Through the Practicum course(s), students undertake group-based consulting projects under the guidance of faculty members. These projects provide ample opportunity for students to test theoretical concepts in applied settings. While focusing on the team approach toward solving problems and executing plans, students arrive at optimal solutions to operational and strategic management problems.