Curriculum Approved for ETBU’s Master of Business Administration in Entrepreneurial Leadership
MARSHALL, Texas (2/05/13)- The Fred M. Hale School of Business is moving forward in launching its new Master of Business Administration in Entrepreneurial Leadership program. The curriculum has now been approved and plans are in line for the program to begin this fall.
The business graduate program curriculum comprises 12 courses taught in accelerated eight-week terms and can be completed in 16 months. MBA Entrepreneurial students will have face-to-face instruction on campus enhanced with web-based tools and hands on training. The 33-hour graduate program is designed to integrate business theory and application. The curriculum includes the student creating and developing their own business concept and business plan.
“No part of a company operates alone so what better way to gain an understanding of business than to create one. Students will develop the concept for a business from scratch and will be prepared to launch that business,” said ETBU Dean of the Fred M. Hale School of Business Dr. Scott Ray.
“For employers, we believe the best employees are those who understand the intricacies of operating a business. Employers will find our graduates better prepared to lead one of their divisions, open a new store, or head up a new product line because they will understand how leadership, economics, accounting, finance, human resources, etc. all fit together to form the whole,” added Dr. Ray.
ETBU Board of Trustees approved the start of an MBA program last September. The proposed degree program is contingent upon the regional accrediting agency, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACS), approving the University to offer the degree. The decision by SACS is expected soon.