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Southeast Missouri State University Harrison College of Business Distance MBA

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Program at a Glance

Program Type Online

Program Information

Specializations Offered: Entrepreneurship, General Management, Sports Business Management

Rankings

Rankings

School Rankings

The Princeton Review

N/A Best Business Schools (Midwest)

Admissions

Admissions

Application Information

  • Acceptance Rate: 78% accepted out of 118 applicants
  • Average Age Admitted: 26
  • Average Incoming GPA: 3.28
  • Average Incoming GMAT: 504
  • Average Years Work Experience: 5
  • Out of State Application Fee: $30
  • In State Application Fee: $30

Admission Considerations

Very Important: Undergraduate GPA, Standardized Test Scores

Admission Requirements

Required: Extracurricular Activities, Undergraduate GPA, Personal Essay, Standardized Test Scores, Work Experience, Recommendations

Admission Information

To be eligible for admission to Southeast Missouri State University's graduate business program, students must have an undergraduate degree in business from an accredited college or university. Students who do not have an undergraduate degree in business must take a series of prerequisite coursework before they can begin the MBA. Successful applica...To be eligible for admission to Southeast Missouri State University's graduate business program, students must have an undergraduate degree in business from an accredited college or university. Students who do not have an undergraduate degree in business must take a series of prerequisite coursework before they can begin the MBA. Successful applicants will generally have a minimum GMAT score of over 400 and a minimum GPA in foundational (prerequisite) coursework of a C or better. To be considered for a graduate assistantship position, applicants must have a minimum undergraduate grade point average of 2.7.

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School Information

School Information

The following section features data representative of the entire business school, and numbers here are not necessarily reflective of the specific program.

Students and Faculty

Total Graduate Students 132
Percent International Students 27%
Total Full-Time Faculty 45

Student Life

Located in the riverside city of Cape Giradeau, the SEMO campus is a “peaceful and safe place” to work and study. Just over 100 miles from St. Louis, Cape Giradeau is a small city of 35,000, yet provides “everything that we need as students, and…is a great place to live as well.” With classes held in the evenings, most SEMO students work during the day and commute to school in the evenings; therefore, they aren’t actively involved in campus life. However, if you’re interested in some campus camaraderie, students assure us that “There are a ton of things going on all the time, if people just look around.” On the whole, “Students at SEMO are very diverse and intelligent” joining the business program “from many different work environments.” The atmosphere is more collaborative than competitive, and, for group assignments, everyone is “very helpful and work great together.” Students say “The moderately-sized student body is also a strength.” At this school, “It’s big enough that you can meet plenty of new people, but small enough that you can walk across campus and run into several people you know on the way.”

Career

As a graduate student enrolled in the MBA program, SEMO students may take advantage of the various services offered through the university’s Career Services office. Career Services offers free career advising, salary projections, resume and cover letter revisions, career testing, and interview preparation by appointment. The Career Services office also organizes both job fairs and campus recruiting programs, free of charge. For a fee, students may also access a list of current job opening listings in the region. Because their efforts serve the entire school community, MBA candidates feel, “The Career Center could be greatly improved in order to better serve graduate students.” While Career Service does not work exclusively with graduate business students, students say “The MBA office does a great job of making MBA students aware of job opportunities that come to its attention.” In fact, many students say, “The school puts a great deal of effort [into helping] students get jobs after graduation and organizes various networking events throughout the semester.” Students enrolled in the program full-time can also lay the foun¬dation for their career through for-credit internships.

The Princeton Review

Students Say

For a “top-notch education at an affordable price,” Missouri residents recommend the busi­ness school at Southeast Missouri State University. An inexpensive public school, “The uni­versity provides an excellent bang for your buck,” yet doesn’t skimp on a quality educa­tion. Catering to current and soon-to-be professionals in the Cape Giradeau area, all class­es are held in the evenings. However, SEMO’s MBA programs can be completed either part time or full time (the former is the more popular option), and the school operates an entire­ly online program for students whose schedules do not accommodate classroom work. The program begins with the common core, which covers key business areas ranging from accounting and finance to quantitative and qualitative research methods. After completing the core, students can focus their studies in a single business area, such as finance, indus­trial management, health administration, or sports management. In addition to course­work, full-time students often augment their coursework with for-credit internships, with teaching assistant positions through the ample “graduate assistantship opportunities” (which also include tuition assistance), or through one of the school’s numerous short-term overseas programs. As one appreciative student exclaims, “Their international programs were the best experience of my life!”Appealing to mature students, “The class environment is unique, in that is very profession­al, as if you were going to work.” Likewise, “The teachers expect all students to come pre­pared and [they] develop helpful but strenuous assignments.” A current student adds, “They give us the responsibility to learn and take on the role as a facilitator of learning rather than keeping it very structured, letting the students do a lot on their own.” The teaching staff gets strong reviews from current students, who say their instructors add “very helpful and relevant insight into what we are studying.” A current student enthus­es, “The professors at Southeast are wonderful. Not only are they experienced in their field, but their teaching styles are excellent.” Despite the emphasis on professionalism, the environment at SEMO is incredibly down-to­earth and friendly. Here, “class sizes are small, so professors get to know you pretty well” and in-class discussions are encouraged. For those who need extra guidance, “The teach­ers do a great job of making themselves available to the students outside of the classroom for one-on-one help.” The small size also facilitates networking between students; “having a smaller campus helps you connect with a wide variety of people in a variety of fields,” which makes “classroom discussions very interesting and relevant to the real world.”

The Princeton Review

Degrees Awarded

Master of Business Administration with concentrations in accounting, general management, international business, environmental management, industrial management, financial management, health administration, sport management and entrepreneurship. 33 credit hours required, 12 months up to 6 years (part time basis); Part Time Program, Evening Program, Online Program, Full Time Program.

Student Services

  • Campus Wide Network
  • Centers Of Research:

    Kent Library with access to online research services

  • International Student Support Groups:

    International Programs Office

  • Minority Support Groups:

    The University has a Minority Student Programs Department.

  • Peer Tutoring Programs:

    Tutoring offered in person to those taking many of the prerequisite courses for admissions into the MBA program.

  • Research Facilities:

    Kent Library with access to online research services

  • Study Abroad:

    International exchange program in various counrties in Western Europe and South America.

School Employment Information

Three Month Employment 95%
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