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Business Administration: MBA

Specialization(s): Business Analytics; Value Creation

Business Administration

The MBA is a broadening degree that prepares students for managing business in a variety of areas. Students from all backgrounds and undergraduate degrees can earn an MBA.

The oldest business school west of the Mississippi, USU’s Huntsman School of Business has been offering degrees since 1894 and has long held prestigious accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International and continues to be on the forefront of advanced business education.

The mission of the MBA program is to provide students with a relevant and rigorous background in business, increase student problem-solving and critical analysis skills, and develop the next generation of business leaders. Students are trained to lead, manage, and improve business performance. Students learn how to commercialize profitable ideas more efficiently, economically, and successfully. They possess the know-how to improve existing businesses and create new businesses, and are armed with cutting-edge intelligence and analytic tools to gain a deeper and clearer understanding of both domestic and global markets, customers, and competition.


Specialization(s):

A specialization is not required.

The Professional MBA program does not offer specialization options.


  • Business Analytics: The competencies learned in the Business Analytics specialization focus on business intelligence, information systems strategy, and database design and mining.
  • Value Creation: This specialization focuses on strategy and venturing skills which are tremendous assets to companies that want managers capable of identifying and leading growth strategies.

People with an MBA have the opportunity to enter many career areas in business, including:

  • Accounting
  • Consulting
  • Commercial banking
  • Investment banking
  • Financial planning
  • Management
  • Money management
  • Insurance
  • Real estate

Many other possibilities are open to people with an MBA depending on the student’s undergraduate degree. Graduates will gain the business skills and knowledge to succeed in a wide variety of fields and with companies and organizations across the spectrum.

Admissions Requirements

Application Requirements:

The following information needs to be submitted to be considered for the program:

  • Submit online application at www.applynow.usu.edu
  • Provide a statement of purpose: one-page essay of career goals and objectives
  •  Submit official transcripts from all colleges and universities you have attended (except USU transcripts)
  • Entrance Exam: GMAT, GRE, or MAT test scores, or portfolio waiver, or previous master’s degree
  • Submit three contacts for letters of recommendation
  • Provide a résumé
  • Pay $55 nonrefundable application fee
  • International students have additional admissions requirements.

All applicants must demonstrate proficiency in the following areas:

  • Financial Accounting
  • Corporate Finance
  • Marketing
  • Excel

For more details on the applications requirements, visit HuntsmanMBA.com


Admissions Deadlines

December 1: first priority deadline, One-year MBA program, full-time on-campus.

February 1: deadline for scholarship consideration, One-year MBA program, full-time on-campus.

June 1: final deadline, One-year MBA program, full-time on-campus.

June 15: for fall admission to the Professional Weekend Broadcast MBA, Professional Evening Broadcast MBA, and Thanksgiving Point Face-to-face MBA.

November 15: deadline for spring admission to the Professional Weekend Broadcast MBA, Professional Evening Broadcast MBA, and Thanksgiving Point Face-to-face MBA.

March 15: deadline for summer admission to the Professional Weekend Broadcast MBA, Professional Evening Broadcast MBA, and Thanksgiving Point Face-to-face MBA.


Master's Degree Plan Option(s)

Students receiving the MBA must complete this plan option:

  • The Plan C option does not involve a thesis or a defense meeting and is comprised of coursework only.

Financial Assistance

A variety of funding opportunities are available, including fellowships, scholarships, assistantships, tuition awards, and travel support. Additionally, students may be eligible for subsidized health insurance through qualifying assistantships. Additionally, the Huntsman School awards several scholarships each year to full-time on-campus MBA students.


Professional Organizations, Honor Societies, and Clubs

Entrepreneurship Club: The Entrepreneurship Club teaches skill sets for entrepreneurs to be successful. The club provides access to resources, teaches how to develop and refine business ideas, and assists in helping students build and launch a sustainable, successful company.

Finance and Economics Club: The Finance and Economics Club helps students accelerate their career by exposing them to exceptional speakers, providing experiences for hands-on learning, and developing lasting relationships with alumni to increase networking opportunities.

Master of Business Administration Association (MBAA): MBAA focuses on providing skills to help students in communication and service. Members help each other, refine resumes, practice interviews, and develop other job-closing skills.

Women in Business Association (WIBA): As a new organization on theUtah State University Campus, Women in Business Association represent women making a difference in business. This club is focused toward making essential networking contacts, recruiting and mentoring future women in business, and learning vital skills forthe business world.


Huntsman Opportunities

Career Exploration Trips: Not sure what your dream job is? No worries; our career trips will get you out in the field so you can talk with our professional partners and explore different industries.

Focused Fridays: Fridays at the Huntsman School are dedicated to accelerating careers, whether through workshops on resume writing and interview prep, or listening to professionals from different industries discuss career opportunities, or the chance to rub elbows with executives through our unique Leadership Forum series.

Global Learning Experiences: Global Learning Experiences can help you develop a global mindset and prepare for business that extends beyond borders.


Advising

Kathy McConkie
Assistant Director and Advisor
Office: BUS 108
Phone: (435) 797-1773
Email: katherine.mcconkie@usu.edu


Dawsey Robins
MBA Program Manager and Advisor
Office: EBB 315
Phone: (435) 797-2360
Email: dawsey.robins@usu.edu



Department:
- MBA Program

College:
- Jon M. Huntsman School of Business

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