Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Blue circle with white lettering 'AACSB accredited'The College of Business Administration programs at Savannah State University are accredited by AACSB International, the most prestigious and rigorous accrediting body in the world. Less than five (5) percent of the business schools in the entire world have achieved this accreditation.

AACSB accreditation reflects academic excellence and a commitment to continuous improvement. The College of Business Administration at Savannah State University is dedicated to delivering quality undergraduate and graduate business programs to a diverse student population. Through innovative instruction, mentoring, applied research, and community involvement, the College develops business graduates who add value to the public and private sectors.

Who We Are...

Remaining current in their fields by actively engaging in research and scholarly work, our faculty provides a rigorous and rich educational experience in business administration. The majority of our faculty members have earned Ph.D.'s from internationally recognized institutions and possess significant business experience that enable them to effectively teach in their business disciplines. Dedicated to student learning, our faculty members employ a wide variety of instructional techniques to enhance student overall education experience.

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Fully Online Program...with hybrid options


Students choose the number of courses to fit your schedule. Classes are offered in two modalities: online and hybrid. Students will find flexibility in a schedule that contains fully online classes and hybrid classes. Summer terms are fully online.

The length of this MBA program depends on how many classes a student completes per year. Typically, students earn their MBA in 12 to 21 months.

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MBA Courses...

MBA core courses provide an overall understanding of the functional areas of business. Our curriculum and instruction are tailored with your career goals and interests in mind. Some foundation courses may be needed for non-business majors.

Course Curriculum Credits
MBAP 6001 Business & Professional Communications 3
MBAP 6011 Statistics and Quantitative Methods 3
MBAP 6021 Management Information Systems 3
MBAP 6031 Accounting and Decision Making 3
MBAP 6041 Organizational Theory & Behavior 3
MBAP 6051 Managerial Economics 3
MBAP 6061 Managerial Finance 3
MBAP 6071 Marketing Management 3
MBAP 6902 Organizational Leadership 3
MBAP 6091 Strategic Management 3
Total Credit Hours 30

Admissions & Application...

Admission to the MBA Program is competitive and decisions are made on a rolling-basis. This means that application packets are reviewed when they are complete and decisions are made in a reasonable time period. Seats are filled as decisions are made, so candidates are encouraged to complete their applications as soon as possible.

The Program looks at a variety of criteria that measure the candidate's potential for being a successful graduate student and business leader. Factors used in determining admission include:

A complete application includes the MBA Application: Complete an Online Application, $25 Application Fee, 500 - 1000 word statement of purpose, official transcripts from each college/university attended, two letters of recommendation, current resume, immunization certificate, and copy of the front & back of your driver's license.

*GMAT / GRE is waived for students who have earned a Bachelor's Degree with an overall GPA of 2.50 or higher.

Pre-MBA Program

The Pre-MBA Program at SSU is designed for students who do not have time to prepare for, or do not wish to sit for either the GMAT or the GRE. The Pre-MBA program requires online coursework that prepares the student for the rigor within the MBA program. Successful completion of the Pre-MBA program allows the student to apply to the Savannah State University MBA program without the GMAT or GRE. This program is offered fully online and requires a Photo ID, transcripts and the Pre-MBA Application. To apply or inquire about the Pre-MBA Program at SSU, please contact the Office of Graduate Studies at (912) 358-3393 or 

Non-U.S. resident applicants may also be required to submit an official Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score, and translated academic transcripts. We strongly encourage international candidates to apply early. Classes start in January (Spring), August (Fall) and May (Summer).

MBA Application Deadlines

Early August - Regular Admissions, Graduate Assistantships & International Students Early December - Regular Admissions, Graduate Assistantships & International Students Early May - Regular Admissions, Graduate Assistantships & International Students

Savannah State University MBA Office Contact Information:

Edward D. Hood IV

Director of Graduate Studies

(912) 358-3393