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About MBA Courses

A Master of Business Administration, or MBA is a Masters degree with a focus on business and management concepts. Students take a wide range of core classes focused in specific business disciplines such as finance, human resources and marketing. MBA students have the opportunity to focus on a particular discipline or take a general approach. A typical MBA includes a culminating project or thesis.

Types of MBA
There are different types of MBA programs. A full-time MBA program typically lasts two years. The part-time program takes longer than two years, with classes offered in the evenings and on weekends, which allows students to complete the program around their existing obligations. Executive MBA program admission depends generally on a higher level of professional experience. Geared for existing managers and executives, the program provides them with extensive business experience in order to earn the degree in two years or less, while working full time. Dual MBA program combine MBA degree with another related degree (usually a Juris Doctor); These degrees share core classes, so the dual program allows students to obtain both certifications in less time and at a lower price.

Admissions Criteria
Applicants for most MBA courses must take the Graduate Management Admission Test GMAT and give a detailed application summarizes their business experience. Letters of reference are needed to confirm the student's internship or suitability for the course, and an application essay required in General. The specific GMAT score is necessary, depends on the institution.

Core Curriculum
The typical core curriculum of an MBA can include classes in:. Accounting; economy; funding; human resources; marketing; operations; organizational behavior; and statistics.

Specialization
Joint MBA concentrations include:. accounting; Athletics/sport management; entrepreneurship; funding; human resources; information systems; international business; management; marketing; and real estate.

Business School Rankings
According to collegetoppicks.com, in 2010, a list of the top 10 business schools as follows: Harvard University, Boston; Stanford University, Stanford, Calif.; Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Sloan), Cambridge, mass.; Northwestern University (Kellogg), Evanston, Ill.; University of Chicago (Booth), Chicago; University of Pennsylvania (Wharton), Philadelphia, PA.; Dartmouth College (Tuck), Hanover, N. H.; University of California-Berkeley (Haas), Berkeley, Calif.; Columbia University, New York, N. Y.; and New York University (Stern) New York, NY.
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