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2022-23 Graduate Catalog 
2022-23 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Business Administration, Concrete Industry Management Concentration, M.B.A.

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S. Kim Sokoya, MBA Program Director
(615) 898-2352

Kelly Strong, Director
School of Concrete and Construction Management
(615) 898-2419

The University offers a Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Concrete Industry Management degree which requires courses in accounting, economics, finance, information systems, management, marketing, and concrete industry management.

Please see undergraduate catalog for information regarding undergraduate programs.

Admission Requirements

Applicants to the M.B.A. program must submit official transcripts of all previous college work. (International transcript must have an official evaluation by a NACES member.) In addition to transcripts, applicants to the CIM concentration are also required to submit a current resume, a statement of purpose outlining career objectives, and three letters of recommendation addressing the qualification for advanced study in business and concrete industry management. Applicants may also be required to participate in an interview.

Admission to the Concrete Industry Management (CIM) concentration is limited to persons with significant experience in business in general and the concrete industry specifically. As such, the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) will not be required of persons applying to this concentration. Admission is determined after a full review of all application materials and is not automatic for persons meeting the minimum required for admission to the M.B.A.

Foundation Courses

The following foundation prerequisite courses or their equivalents are required before enrolling in core M.B.A. courses:

  • ACTG 3000 - Survey of Accounting for General Business
  • BIA 6000 - Quantitative Methods Survey
  • FIN 3010 - Principles of Corporate Finance

Students may complete prerequisite courses after admission to the M.B.A. program if needed.

In addition to the requirements outlined above, international applicants must submit proof of English language proficiency that meets the University requirement.

NOTE: Students admitted into the MBA program who do not have a background in business education or those who think they may need some tutorial courses are advised to use any of the resources listed below. Please note that the program does not require prerequisite courses outside the listed foundation courses above (ACTG 3000, BIA 6000, and FIN 3010 or their equivalent).

The following is a list of self-paced, online programs that can be helpful. Students who think they may need to refresh their knowledge in the functional areas of business such as marketing, management, economics, finance, accounting, statistics, or using Excel are advised to make use of any of the following resources before taking the core classes.

It is the responsibility of the student to avail themselves of the resources listed above.

Application Procedures

All application materials are to be submitted to the College of Graduate Studies.

Priority deadlines for completed applications: Fall - June 1; Spring - October 1; Summer - April 1. Completed application packages received after the priority deadline will be evaluated based on the date received.

Applicant must

  1. submit an application with the appropriate application fee (online at www.mtsu.edu/graduate/apply.php). Once this initial application has been accepted, the applicant will receive directions on how to enter the graduate portal to be able to submit other materials.
  2. submit official scores on the GMAT examination;
  3. submit official transcripts of all previous college work;
  4. submit a current resume.

Degree Requirements

The Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Concrete Industry Management requires completion of 37 semester hours.

MBAM 6925 - Strategic Business Consulting , the capstone course, is taken in lieu of a comprehensive written examination for the M.B.A. This course should be taken during the student’s last semester and after completing all other core courses in the curriculum.

Curriculum: Business Administration, Concrete Industry Management

The following illustrates the coursework requirements.

Program Notes

Students must meet the expectations of the University regarding adequate progress toward the degree. Specifically

  1. students are expected to maintain a 3.00 grade point average for all graduate coursework;
  2. students are expected to consistently enroll in and complete coursework in their area of study, making continuous progress as part of their cohort, toward attainment of the degree.

Students may transfer up to six credit hours of approved graduate coursework from another AACSB-accredited institution.

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