Our focus is on providing you timely knowledge that will lead to career success and advancement. You will learn how to think more strategically, to make better decisions and become a stronger leader. Through immersion in real-world problems and leadership practice, you will work to identify problems, pinpoint new opportunities and implement real strategies — all of these will allow you to create a bigger impact for you and your organization.

The Edward Waters University 100% online MBA degree program takes an interdisciplinary approach to deepening your understanding of a broad range of business skills. Amplify your knowledge of the global, technological and ethical issues in today’s business world.

Requirements and Criteria for Admission

  • A bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution of higher education or an equivalent degree from a recognized international institution of higher education
  • A cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.75, in the bachelor’s degree program, or comparable GPA for an international applicant
  • Application Fee ($25.00)
  • Official Transcripts for all Undergraduate degrees completed
  • Two Letters of Recommendation
  • Current Resume
  • Official TOFEL Scores (for international students only)
  • A personal statement about their goals and career aspirations
  • A copy of two legal documents verifying identity, one with a picture of the student and their signature affixed (i.e. state issued driver license, other state or government issued identification). For international students, a passport will suffice.

The institution reserves the right to grant admission to post-baccalaureate applicants who have earned at least a 2.0 – 2.749 cumulative grade point average and/or do not hold a degree in Business from a regionally/nationally accredited institution, or do not meet GMAT/GRE requirements on a provisional basis. Students are considered probationary, and thus, must meet minimum GPA requirements of 3.0 the first semester to remain in the program and subsequently be removed from provisional/probationary status. Provisional students who do not meet the minimum will be dismissed from the program.

*Official GMAT/GRE Scores

For students without an undergraduate degree in Business, a GMAT/GRE score must be submitted – scores cannot be more than five years old. The exception for such students is the completion of 9 credit hours of undergraduate study in Introduction to Business, Financial Accounting, and Principles of Macroeconomics or a course of study as prescribed by the Dean. Students in this category are provisionally admitted.

Transfer students must meet the aforementioned criteria for admission, include official transcripts from any undergraduate and graduate institutions. Transfer credits may be accepted upon review and approval by the Dean of Graduate Studies and/or Chairperson of the Department of Business Administration.

Therefore, similar to the current transfer student admission policies for undergraduate studies, graduate transfer students are considered for regular admission differentiated that they have a minimum 2.75 cumulative GPA on all course work attempted. No minimum credit hours or units are required, and transfer consideration is given for all academic terms. In addition, the transfer student must meet the following criteria:

  • Must have good academic standing and/or eligibility to return to previous institution for full-time study
  • Submit official college/university transcripts of all previous collegiate institutions attended (undergraduate and graduate coursework).
  • Submit GMAT/GRE score report and all other required aforementioned admissions standards for first-time graduate student applicants.

Transfer Credits

Students are able to transfer a maximum of 12 credit hours of related graduate business coursework.  Courses submitted for transfer consideration must have earned at least a B or higher and have a related course description for consideration and evaluation by the Chairperson of Business Administration in collaboration with the Office of the Registrar for potential transfer. 

Current language regarding undergraduate students recognizes a Readmit Student as an applicant who has previously attended Edward Waters University but withdrew or transferred to another institution and now desires to re-enroll in classes at EWU. The same applies for graduate students in that a readmit student is an applicant who has previously attended Edward Waters University Application Requirements include:

  • Completed admissions application
  • $25 application fee
  • Official College transcripts (if the student has attended another institution since leaving EWU)

To be considered for regular admission to EWU international students who apply to graduate studies must be graduates of a post-secondary school and submit a General Certification of Education, Completion, or its equivalent for those applying from the British Commonwealth.

All international applicants whose native language is not English are required to submit a Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) with a score of 153 or above (53 or above for the Internet-based score). TOEFL scores will be waived for applicants who graduate from high schools within the United States, whose native language or language of instruction is English, or students transferring to EWU after at least one year at another English language college or university.

Program of Study & Graduation Requirements

  • CoursePrefix CourseNumber  

    Course Title

     

    CreditHours

    Core Curriculum
    MAN 5246 Organizational Behavior 3
    MAN 6589 Operations and Project Management 3
    FIN 9999 Financial Management 3
    MAN 6245 Managers in Organizations and Society 3
    MAN 6721 Strategy and Business Policy 3
    QMB 6750 Quantitative Analysis 3
    BUL 5700 Legal & Ethical Environment of Business 3
    ECP 6700 Advanced Managerial Economics 3
    GEB 6700 Capstone – Thesis 3
    Core Credit Hours 27
    Electives
    Electives 5000 level or higher 9
     

    Total Credit Hours for Online MBA

     

    36

MBA Program

Sample Course and Degree Completion Pathway

Total Credits Earned: 36

27 Core Credits; 9 Elective Credits

Course

Prefix

Course

Number

 

CourseTitle

Credit

Hours

Term/Subterm
Year One – Fall Term
MAN 5246 Organizational Behavior 3 Fall Term 1
FIN 9999 Financial Management 3 Fall Term 1
MAN 6589 Operations and Project Management 3 Fall Term 2
BUL 5700 Legal & Ethical Environment of Business 3 Fall Term 2
12
Year One – Spring Term
MAN 6245 Managers in Organizations and Society 3 Spring Term 1
MAN 6721 Strategy and Business Policy 3 Spring Term 1
QMB 6750 Quantitative Analysis 3 Spring Term 2
Elective 3 Spring Term 2
12
Year One – SummerTerm
ECP 6700 Advanced Managerial Economics 3 Summer Term 1
Elective 3 Summer Term 1
GEB 6700 Capstone – Thesis 3 Summer Term 2
Elective 3 Summer Term 2
12

Program Learning Objective – Goal 1

Apply core concepts of business and managerial disciplines for business analysis, data management, and problem-solving for organizational decision making.

Student Learning Outcomes

1.1 Students will use theoretical concepts to identify strategic and operational problems to develop proposed solutions. (Critical Thinking; Analytical Tools; Scholarship)

1.2 Students will apply theoretical concepts to analyze, initiate, and implement appropriate managerial decisions and actions. (Analytical Tools; Leadership; Scholarship)

 

Program Learning Objective – Goal 2

Apply business and managerial skills across disciplines for implementing and coordinating activities and managing change.

Student Learning Outcomes

2.1 Students will demonstrate the ability to develop relevant and logical arguments. (Critical Thinking)

2.2 Students will demonstrate the written and oral skills necessary for a professional career in management. (Communication)

2.3 Students will demonstrate the ability to collaborate and work in teams, assessing and evaluating self and team performance. (Communication; Teamwork)

 

Program Learning Objective – Goal 3

Apply integrated business knowledge and management techniques to plan, implement, and assess the consequences of such decisions in changing and diverse environments.

Student Learning Outcomes

3.1 Students will be able to evaluate managerial decision-making in local, national, and global environments and contexts. (Business Core; Analytical Tools; Leadership; Environment)

3.2 Students will be able to assess and evaluate the effectiveness and ethical consequences of managerial decision-making. (Business Core; Analytical Tools; Leadership; Environment)

Assessment of Student Learning Outcomes

Online programs and courses will be reviewed as a part of the annual program review as required by the EWU Office of Institutional Planning, Research, and Evaluation (OIPRE). However, quality assurance guidelines using Quality Matters (QM), will address online learning practices, instructional design of courses, active learning strategies, development of digital content, featured accessibility, and exam proctoring, among others. These guidelines will be assessed through OIPRE and maintained and validated through the Office of Distance Learning.

 

The eight general standards used in the assessment according to QM include:

 

  1. Course Overview and Introduction
  2. Learning Objectives (Course Competencies as aligned with the PLO/SLOs)
  3. Assessment and Measurement
  4. Instructional Materials
  5. Course Activities and Student Interaction/Engagement
  6. Instructional Technology
  7. Student Support
  8. Accessibility and Ease of Use

Transfer Credits

Students are able to transfer a maximum of 12 credit hours of related graduate business coursework.  Courses submitted for transfer consideration must have earned at least a B or higher and have a related course description for consideration and evaluation by the Chairperson of Business Administration in collaboration with the Office of the Registrar for potential transfer. 

Graduate students must maintain a 3.0 grade point average (GPA) and successful complete 67% of the credit hours attempted to maintain satisfactory academic progress or risk probation and/or suspension.

Additionally, graduate students must fulfill the requirements for graduation including, but not limited to:

  • Completion of 36 credit hours, 24 core credits and 9 elective courses
  • A minimum cumulative (GPA) of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • All other requirements (payment of fees, financial aid exit counseling, application for graduation, etc.).

Ready to find out more?

Contact the Office of Admissions at admissions@ewc.edu or 904-470-8200!

Walter T. Tillman Jr., Ph.D.
Dean of Graduate Studies and Associate Professor of Education
Lee Cousins, Room 300 – Suite B     
EMAIL: w.tillman@ewc.edu  
MAIN: 904-470-8132

Kevin Richardson, Ph.D., D.B.A.
Chairperson, Department of Business Administration and Computer and Information Science
Polly Brooks, 1st Floor
EMAIL: kevin.richardson@ewc.edu
MAIN: 904-470-8134

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