Master of Business Administration General Online

Take an interdisciplinary approach to deepening a broad range of business skills. Amplify your knowledge of the global, technological and ethical issues in today’s business world.

12/13/21Next Application Due Date
1/10/22 Start Classes

Program Overview

Get to know our 100% online MBA general degree

$14,000* Total Tuition
As few as 12 months Duration
30-34 Credit Hours

The Master of Business Administration General online program enables graduates to combine the academic benefits of a top-ranked university with industry-relevant expertise in marketing, accounting, finance, business law and more. This broad-based online MBA can help students meet personal and professional goals while opening doors to higher-level career opportunities.

All MBA courses are taught by highly qualified professors, with a relevant business curriculum that prepares students to amplify their knowledge of the global, technological and ethical issues in today's business world. This master's program is accelerated and delivered in an online format that allows working professionals to enhance their management and leadership abilities while balancing career and personal obligations.

As a graduate, you will have the tools and knowledge you need to compete for senior management roles, such as:

  • Marketing Manager
  • Business Operations Manager
  • Financial Manager
  • Management Consultant
  • Marketing Manager
  • Business Operations Manager
  • Financial Manager
  • Management Consultant
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The School of Business Administration is accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. AACSB International accreditation assures quality and promotes excellence and continuous improvement in undergraduate and graduate education for business administration and accounting.

Accreditation

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The School of Business Administration is accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. AACSB International accreditation assures quality and promotes excellence and continuous improvement in undergraduate and graduate education for business administration and accounting.

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$14,000* Total Tuition
As few as 12 months Duration
30-34 Credit Hours
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Tuition

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The following is the tuition breakdown for students pursuing a Master of Business Administration General online. Tuition is the same for in-state and out-of-state students.

Tuition breakdown:

$14,000* Total Tuition
$466.67 Per Credit Hour

Fees:

  • Application fee: $45
  • Matriculation fee: $85 (a one-time fee for all newly admitted, degree-seeking students)
  • International application fee: $100
  • International student fee: $300
  • Readmitted student fee: $10
  • Reinstatement fee: $75 per occurrence
*If all foundation courses are required, tuition for the MBA General program would total $15,867. Tuition and fees do not include the cost of course materials/textbooks or any potential proctoring fees.

Tuition breakdown:

$14,000* Total Tuition
$466.67 Per Credit Hour

Calendar

These are the important dates for our students

Designed for working professionals, USC Aiken online programs conveniently feature multiple start dates each year. Choose the start date that's best for you.

Now enrolling:

12/13/21 Next Apply Date
1/10/22 Next Class Start Date
TermStart DateApp DeadlineDocument DeadlineRegistration DeadlineTuition DeadlineClass End DateTerm Length
Spring 11/10/2212/13/2112/15/211/4/223/2/227 weeks
Spring 23/14/222/21/222/28/223/7/225/3/227 weeks
Summer 15/9/224/17/224/24/225/2/226/25/227 weeks
Summer 26/27/226/6/226/13/226/20/228/14/22

Now enrolling:

12/13/21 Next Apply Date
1/10/22 Next Class Start Date

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Admissions

Follow our streamlined requirements for the general MBA online program

Let's get started! The admission process is the first step toward earning your online degree. Familiarize yourself with these requirements for the Master of Business Administration General online program, along with information on required documentation.

Admission Requirements:

  • Online application plus application fee
  • Official transcripts from all institutions previously attended
  • Current resume detailing professional experience

MBA Admission Requirements

To be considered for the Master of Business Administration General online program, applicants need to have a bachelor's degree from a U.S. regionally accredited institution or international equivalent and satisfy one of the following requirements.

A GMAT waiver is available to students who meet certain GPA criteria, as well as demonstrate the required years of post-baccalaureate work experience. To see if you qualify for the GMAT waiver, please consult the information below.

Please consult the full admissions chart.

Less than 2 years work experience

  • Minimum GPA = 3.5+ No GMAT
  • GPA = 3.0-3.49 + GMAT OR
  • GPA = 3.0-3.49 GPA in 300 & 400 Level Courses

At least 2 years work experience

  • Minimum GPA = 3.0+ No GMAT
  • GPA = 2.75-2.99 + GMAT OR
  • GPA = 2.75-2.99 GPA in 300 & 400 Level Courses

At least 3 years work experience

  • Minimum GPA = 2.75+ No GMAT
  • GPA = 2.5-2.74 + GMAT OR
  • GPA = 2.5-2.74 GPA in 300 & 400 Level Courses

At least 4 years work experience

  • Minimum GPA = 2.5+ No GMAT
  • GPA = 2.25-2.49 + GMAT OR
  • GPA = 2.25-2.49 GPA in 300 & 400 Level Courses

At least 5 years work experience

  • Minimum GPA = 2.25+ No GMAT
  • GPA = 2.0-2.24 + GMAT OR
  • GPA = 2.0-2.24 GPA in 300 & 400 Level Courses

At least 6 years work experience

  • Minimum GPA = 2.0 No GMAT
  • 3.5+ GPA and less than 2 years work experience
  • 3.0+ GPA and 2+ years work experience
  • 2.75-2.99 GPA and 3+ years work experience

See 10 reasons why the affordable 100% online MBA program from USC Aiken is the right choice for you.

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Courses

Discover the degree plan for our online MBA general curriculum

For the Master of Business Administration General online, the curriculum is comprised of 10 courses covering 30 credit hours, including 15 credit hours of core courses, 12 credit hours of advanced courses, and a 3-credit hour capstone course.* Students without an undergraduate business degree are required to complete an additional 1-4 credit hours of business foundation courses.

Students without an undergraduate business degree must take the following courses.
Duration: 1 weeks
This course is a self-study and assessment of the student’s knowledge of the foundations of economics and/or statistics. Students take this course depending upon previous successfully completed coursework in economics and/or statistics. Students must successfully complete the assessment(s) as a prerequisite to taking advanced MBA courses.
Duration: 2 weeks
Credit Hours: 1-4 Foundational topics in management include the overall management process, the environment in which managers function, negotiation, conflict, communication, motivation theory, leadership theory, human resources management laws, delegation and other relevant fundamental management concepts. Foundational topics in marketing include the marketing concept, product analysis, consumer behavior, pricing, promotion and distribution. Foundational topics in accounting include accounting elements, fundamental generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), and construction of financial statements. Foundational topics in finance include time value of money and capital budgeting. Students take one or more credits depending upon previous successfully completed coursework in business.
Students must take the following courses.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course studies the underlying concepts, theories and frameworks relating to leadership and team development and their application to manage employees effectively in the organization. It also examines various styles, processes, tools and techniques used by managers to communicate effectively. The course covers concepts relating to negotiation, active listening, and conflict resolution as well as their practical application.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course is an introduction to marketing in a customer-driven firm, focusing on essential marketing skills needed by successful managers in all business functions. Advanced topics include how individual and organizational consumers make decisions, segmenting markets, positioning the firm’s offering, effective marketing research, new product development, pricing strategies, communicating with consumers, and managing relationships with sales force and distribution partners. The course also studies how firms must coordinate these different elements of the marketing mix to ensure that all marketing activities collectively forge a coherent strategy.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course is a survey of relevant contemporary topics in financial accounting and reporting to include the fundamentals of the accounting process that provide a business manager the ability to read, analyze and interpret financial accounting data crucial to making informed economic decisions. Topics include transaction analysis, operating profitability, investing and financing activities, forecasting and valuation.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
A focus on the analysis of the firm’s operating, investing and financing activities and how changes in these activities affect firm value. Specifically, financial analysis techniques and applications, along with other relevant information, are used to make real economic based decisions. It requires one to have a fundamental understanding of elementary algebra, financial accounting, and statistics. Focus will be made on basic financial concepts, problem solving and case analysis.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course covers the application of microeconomic and macroeconomic concepts and marginal analysis to the process of optimal decision making. To help students better prepare for leadership positions in business, the course will cover relevant theoretical and applied economic concepts.
Students must take the following courses.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course provides an analysis of legal and ethical issues as they relate to the business environment. By examining the application of law and ethics to a variety of business and corporate governance issues, it offers students an understanding of how businesses can comply with the law and use an ethical culture as a positive strategy for making successful business decisions.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course is a survey of the economic, political, cultural and legal environment in our global economy, emphasizing how successful companies operate in diverse foreign environments, engage in specialized transactions, and adapt market, financial and managerial strategies for optimal global operations.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course covers some of the most widely used analytical tools necessary for making better management decisions. In order to apprise and evaluate quantitative information, students are introduced to several mathematical techniques that can be applied to business situations. Topics include concepts of descriptive and inferential statistics, sampling techniques, measures of central tendency and variation, probability distributions, estimating means and proportions, hypothesis testing, analysis of variance, regression analysis, nonparametric statistical methods, time series, factor analysis, discriminant analysis, and Bayesian decision making.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course is designed to introduce fundamental processes of managing and controlling a variety of operations, covering both manufacturing and services sectors. Students will learn concepts, techniques, and tools to design, analyze and improve operational capabilities of an organization.
Students must take the following course.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course presents the strategic management process and the formulation and application of functionally integrated business policy by top management. Emphasis is placed upon decision making in the face of changing conditions, to include vision and innovation. The course integrates theory and application from all functional areas of business including economics, marketing, management, accounting and international business. Special topics include firm analysis, vision statements, mission statements, and financial statement analysis.

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