The Ferris State University MBA program is taught by more than 20 faculty that are industry seasoned and terminally degreed professionals. This in itself provides FSU an incredible advantage over most universities. It is imperative that faculty be able to draw upon years of industry and practitioner experience to provide the necessary course leadership and design that will benefit tomorrow’s leaders and critical thinkers.
The MBA Program at Ferris consists of 30 credit hours of core coursework and a 9-credit concentration for a total of 39 required credits. The core draws from primary pillars of business administration: Business Management, Finance, Accounting, Marketing, Economics, and Business Law. Other classes included in the MBA core include Information Systems Strategy, Lean Enterprises Systems, and an MBA Thesis, which is directed and mentored by program faculty for each candidate. In addition to the core program, students are required to choose a 9-credit concentrations. Alternately students who have specific career interests may work with an advisor to select a combination of existing graduate courses and/or propose independent research to customize a concentration in nearly any field of study. This allows the candidate to specialize in a specific cognate or concentration based on his or her employment interest.
Presently, unless otherwise arranged, all MBA classes are taken online and are taught by FSU College of Business tenured and tenure-track faculty located in Big Rapids, Michigan. The MBA program is an open enrollment program. Meaning it is possible to register during the semester prior to taking courses. The application process is well reasoned in terms of standards and review. The applicant must complete an application to the MBA program and provide a cover letter of intention, resume, letters of recommendation, and transcripts from all previous schools attended. A satisfactory GMAT or GRE is required. However, a candidate may have the GMAT/GRE requirement waived if they have previously earned a Graduate or Professional degree, or have a satisfactory level of leadership experience.