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.
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.
The typical core curriculum of an MBA can include classes in:.
Accounting; economy; funding; human resources; marketing;
operations; organizational behavior; and statistics.
Joint MBA concentrations include:. accounting; Athletics/sport
management; entrepreneurship; funding; human resources;
information systems; international business; management;
marketing; and real estate.
Business School Rankings
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