Academic Program Proposal

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Proposal
Activated
Institution
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Proposal
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Awarded
Academic
Program
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MHEC Final
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Final
Decision
Date
Frostburg State University
Proposal
Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.)Master of Business Administration1/21/2018Approved1/26/2018
Master of Business Administration Program Description
Frostburg State University (FSU) has offered a Master of Business Administration degree since 1989. To meet the needs of employers and students, the program has transformed over time but has remained a 36-42 credit hour program, currently being delivered in a purely online delivery environment. The current curriculum provides a general MBA degree through 12 core courses in order to prepare students in the area of management, along with coverage in the areas of accounting, economics, finance, human resources, leadership, marketing, and strategic planning. This proposal seeks to undertake significant redesign of the curriculum that, while retaining the 36-42 credit program structure, offers 8 core courses (24 credits) and three areas of concentration, with 4 courses (12 credit hours) each, to include business analytics, health care management, and management.