The Turner College of Business offers an online Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree through the Georgia WebMBA®, a consortium of AACSB-accredited schools. The online program delivers an internationally accredited, accelerated MBA degree with the same quality and service offered on campus.
It is a general-purpose management degree that prepares individuals for administrative positions in business, industry, or government. Emphasis is placed upon global business, human behavior, organizations, accounting, operations, marketing, finance, management information systems, and their impact on managerial decision making. The program focuses on the practical application of these tools, techniques, and concepts.
Teamwork, the international context of business, and the ethical dimensions of managerial decisions are stressed throughout the program. The WebMBA focuses on applying knowledge and skills in real business settings through team-based learning. Students working full-time find that team and cohort-based courses help them learn from each other while providing a support network.
The program opens three cohorts in fall and spring with students taking two courses each semester for five consecutive semesters. The cost of the program for both in and out-of-state students is $21,000, which is well below the national average. There are no campus visits required except for orientation offered in Atlanta, GA at the beginning of spring and fall semesters. The orientation fee is $600.
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Beyond the general graduate program requirements, the MBA degree program also has the following additional requirements:
This degree is 100% online.
Careers for MBA graduates cover a very wide and diverse field of industries and opportunities. Graduates will find challenging and fulfilling positions in public and private sectors including: government agencies, large corporations, non-profit organizations, small businesses, academia, marketing and many other fields. Many MBA graduates find ease in moving up to higher management positions within their current jobs and have ample opportunity to continue to advance their careers
WebMBA faculty are Ph.D. professors from the five participating AACSB accredited schools in the WebMBA consortium, including Columbus State University. WebMBA faculty will guide you through assigned readings, discussion posts, and exams. We hold faculty to strict quality standards and require that only faculty with AACSB academic qualifications teach in the program.
This degree is subjected to the following requirements and conditions:
WMBA 1000. Web MBA Orientation (0-0-0) The purpose of the WebMBA Orientation is to create a learning community to support student success throughout this online MBA learning experience. Teams are formed and students obtain skills related to areas such as behavioral preferences, learning styles, and managing differences.
WMBA 6000. Human Behavior in Organizations (3-0-3) An examination of the behavioral and structural factors affecting the performance of organizations including both micro and macro organizational issues. This course provides an overview of the field of organizational behavior with an emphasis on employing the human resources of the firm to achieve organizational performance. Topics include motivation, leadership, job satisfaction, selection, training, and the dynamics of teams.
WMBA 6010. Managerial Accounting (3-0-3) Emphasizes the use of both internal and external data to enhance the decision-making skills of managers. Concepts include an overview of the management accounting function within the organization, cost management and cost accumulation systems, planning and control systems, use of historical data in forecasting costs, and the use of accounting information in management decision-making. Case readings enhance students' critical thinking, problem solving, and communication skills. Students are challenged to defend their rationale for decisions.
WMBA 6030. Global and International Business (3-0-3) Provides students an understanding of how companies enter and operate in the global market. Students learn how culture, politics, legal and economic systems impact the marketing and trading of products in other countries. Students develop an understanding of the business strategies and structures in the global arena, and learn how managers interact and manage diverse groups. An international team experience is also provided.
WMBA 6040. Managerial Decisions Analysis (3-0-3) This course presents an introduction to the statistical and management science techniques that are most commonly used by managers in both the public and private sectors. Topics covered include descriptive and graphical analysis, inference, regression, forecasting, linear and integer programming, and decision analysis.
WMBA 6050. Strategic Marketing (3-0-3) Provides a study of the strategic managerial aspects of marketing given the growth of E-Commerce. Topics focus on product, price, promotion, and place in the ethical planning, implementing, and controlling of marketing operations.
WMBA 6060. Managerial Finance (3-0-3) A study of financial risk and return, capital budgeting, valuation, capital structure, working capital management and current topics in financial management. Develops a student's knowledge, analytical skills and communication skills in the area of financial management. The course gives students tools to analyze a company's financial position relative to the industry, apply time value of money concepts to business cash flows, evaluate the acceptability of a short-term and long-term financial decision, and understand the relationship between capital structure, risk, and the cost of capital.
WMBA 6070. Entrepreneurship (3-0-3) This course is designed for students to examine entrepreneurship in new or established businesses. It describes the new venture startup process and strategies for increasing the likelihood of successful venture launch. Topics covered include models of new venture formation, strategic resource acquisition and deployment, corporate entrepreneurship, value chain analysis, and harvesting the business.
WMBA 6080. Management Information Systems (3-0-3) A study of the effects of information technology on firms, industries, and the organization of work. Includes the development of strategies for corporate growth based on effective use and management of information technology, the analysis of business problems and relevant information systems solutions, and the use of IT to transform business processes and provide more effective management control and decision systems.
WMBA 6100. Productions and Operations Management (3-0-3) An introduction to the concepts, principles, problems, and practices of operations management. Emphasis is on managerial processes for achieving effective operations in both goods-producing and service-rendering organizations. Topics include operations strategy, process design, capacity planning, facilities location and design, forecasting, production scheduling, inventory control, and quality management and control. Topics are integrated using a systems model of the operations of an organization.
WMBA 6110. Business Strategy (3-0-3) An integrative capstone course providing an executive viewpoint of strategy formation and management of an enterprise. Students analyze complex business situations in order to determine a firm's strategies for long-run survival and growth in competitive markets, and examine techniques for analysis of environmental conditions and trends, opportunities and threats, and resource strengths and limitations. Focus is on developing plans and implementing and controlling those plans at both the strategic and operating levels. Students use real-time case studies that cover policy formulation and administration. A strategy simulation is also used.
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The D. Abbott Turner College of Business is professionally accredited through The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. As an accredited member of the AACSB international, our college offers programs that achieve their distinction for high quality through an interdisciplinary curriculum providing students with a broad understanding of business and its role in society.
For additional information about the program and admission at CSU, contact:
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Dr. Andres Jauregui, Director of Graduate Business Programs: (706) 507-8049 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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