Your Accounting Expertise + Your MBA = Your Advancement

A Master of Business Administration is the foundational credential to excel in any area of business. Getting your MBA will increase your lifetime earning potential by 50%.  

Today’s managers must be able to address global opportunities, competition, and regulatory issues; utilize the latest technology in production, controls, and communications; and interact productively with internationally diverse customers, employees, and suppliers. We’ll prepare you to do just that. 

What to Expect  

The hallmarks of our MBA are program are three-fold: 

  • High Quality - Our MBA is rated a top three program in Missouri and our AACSB accreditation puts us among the top 5% of business programs worldwide. 
  • Affordability - We’re living proof that high quality doesn’t have to mean high cost. Compare our tuition with our competitors. 
  • Faculty Mentors - Our faculty are business professionals in their own right but their passionate about sharing their experience and expertise to benefit your education.

Southeast’s business programs are among the top 5% in the world.

Programs Accredited by

  • Accreditation logo for the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International
  • Accreditation logo for the Network of International Business Schools (NIBS)

Outcomes & Careers

  • 98%

    Successful Outcomes Rate

    Students graduating with degrees from the Harrison College of Business and Computing report being employed or furthering their education six months after graduation. 

  • $82k

    Accountant

    According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the mean annual salary for an accountant is $81,660. 

  • $130k

    Executive

    According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the mean annual salary for a business executive is $129,920.

  • $152k

    Financial Manager

    According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the mean annual salary for a financial manager is $151,510. 

Harrison College of Business & Computing

This program is housed in the Harrison College of Business and Computing. The College prepares students for the global marketplace. Alumni work for some of the world’s largest corporations to some of today’s most innovative startups. The focus is on creating and innovating, data and trends, supported by faculty mentors who themselves are leaders in business and computing.

Graduate Assistantships

The graduate assistantship (GA) is designed to provide support during full-time graduate study. It’s an opportunity for the graduate students to serve in a professional role while establishing a professional relationship with faculty and administrators. In addition to a per year stipend, GAs gain valuable experience. There are two kinds of assistantships: teaching and administrative.

Get Credit for Your Experience

Southeast believes in giving you credit for what you already know. Prior Learning Assessment looks at your work experience, certifications, military experience and more to see if it equals college credits, meaning you could be closer to your degree than you think.

What You’ll Study

Southeast’s MBA program will guide you through all aspects of business and supply you with the knowledge to succeed in today’s business environment. Because there are just as many interests as there are types of business professions, our MBA has several options to provide you with specialized curriculum to match your goals.

  • BA600 Organizational Behavior in Practice (3) 
  • BA620 Quantitative and Qualitative Research Methods (3) 
  • BA630 Integrated Decision Information Systems (3) 
  • BA650 Strategic Decision Making (3) 
  • BA651 Strategic Marketing (3) 
  • BA660 Strategic Cost Analysis & Financial Applications (3) 
  • BA668 The Financial Environment (3) 

 

Choose 3 hours from: 

  • AC534 Financial Accounting and Reporting III (3) 
  • AC537 Advanced Auditing & Assurance Services (3) 
  • AC545 Taxation of Business Entities (3) 

 

Choose 9 hours from: 

  • AC534 Financial Accounting and Reporting III (3) 
  • AC537 Advanced Auditing & Assurance Services (3) 
  • AC540 International Perspectives Accounting (3) 
  • AC545 Taxation of Business Entities (3) 
  • AC548 Government & Not-for-Profit Accounting (3) 
  • AC550 Fraud Examination & Forensic Accounting (3) 
  • BA657 Applied Research Project (3)** 
  • BA660 Strategic Cost Analysis and Financial Application (3) 

or 

  • ACxxx Course not chosen above (3)
**Applied Research Project must be in the accounting area.

All undergraduate requirements for admission must be satisfied before enrolling in
the MBA required core or MBA elective courses. Students without an
undergraduate degree in business may need to complete the following required
foundation course work**:

  • QM257 Business Statistics OR BA601 Graduate Business Statistics Essentials OR PY271 Introduction to Behavioral Statistics OR PY571 Introductory Behavioral Statistics 
  • AC221 Principles of Accounting I OR BA602 Graduate Business Accounting Essentials 
  • EC215 Principles of Microeconomics OR BA603 Graduate Business Microeconomics Essentials 
  • FI361 Financial Management OR BA604 Graduate Business Finance Essentials 
  • MI375 Management Information Systems OR BA605 Graduate Information Systems Essentials 
Additional foundation coursework for Accounting option:
  • AC222 Principles of Accounting II
  • AC321 Financial Accounting and Reporting I
  • AC332 Financial Accounting and Reporting II

Students must earn a minimum grade of “C” in all of the above classes.   

**Proficiency in these areas may be demonstrated through any of the following alternatives: 

  • A CLEP or DANTES exam if available. Credit will not be given for these courses with a passing grade on the exam, but a passing score will indicate proof of course knowledge. 
  • Applied knowledge in the work environment. The extent to which relevant work experience demonstrates proficiency will be determined by the program director. Applicants who would like their work experience to be considered must submit a resume with their application. 
Students wishing to enter the accounting track should have completed an undergraduate degree in accounting at a regionally Accredited institution or have satisfactorily completed courses in Intermediate Accounting I and Intermediate Accounting II from a program that teaches these courses using U.S. GAAP standards.

Regular Admissions 

  1. GPA on a 4.0 scale (overall or in the last 60 hours of college credit) multiplied by 200 plus GMAT equal to at least 1000 AND GMAT score of at least 500 

or 

GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (overall or in the last 60 hours of college credit) with a Graduate Record Exam Score (GRE) of 147 for both Verbal Reasoning and Quantitative Reasoning and Analytical Writing of 3.5 or higher.  

(When it is not possible to interpret academic eligibility by way of transcript, the graduate business program reserves the right to request further evidence of academic eligibility.) 

  1. Minimum grade of ‘C’ on all undergraduate foundation (prerequisite) courses.  

Probationary Admission 

  1. GPA on a 4.0 scale (overall or in the last 60 hours of college credit) multiplied by 200 plus GMAT score equal to at least 1000 AND GMAT score of at least 430, 

or  

GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (overall or in the last 60 hours of college credit) with a Graduate Record Exam Score (GRE) of 144 for both Verbal Reasoning and Quantitative Reasoning and Analytical Writing of 3.5 or higher.  
(When it is not possible to interpret academic eligibility by way of transcript, the graduate business program reserves the right to request further evidence of academic eligibility.)  

  1. Minimum grade of ‘C’ on all undergraduate foundation (prerequisite) courses.  

Students admitted on probation must complete their first 9 hours of course work, including at least 6 hours at the 600 level, with a grade “B” or better. Students not meeting this requirement are subject to dismissal from the program. 

All undergraduate requirements for admission must be satisfied before enrolling in the MBA required core or MBA elective courses. Students without an undergraduate degree in business must complete necessary foundation course work.

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Alumni

"You get a very quality education, and I don’t think it’s surpassed by any school, large or small."

Lincoln Gray

A portrait of Southeast Master of Business Administration alum, Lincoln Gray.

Getting the Job

Your education is just one piece to launching an extraordinary career. Once you’ve mastered the material, you still have to find the job you want, make the right connections, sell your knowledge and experience—and if all this is giving you anxiety, don’t panic. SEMO’s Career Services office is here to help you with the next step. They’ll provide the expertise and support you need, so you’re landing your dream job in no time.

98% of Harrison College of Business & Computing graduates are employed or furthering their education within six months of graduating.

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Graduate Coordinators

Graduate coordinators serve as the contact for graduate programs. The coordinators are most often faculty within the college which houses the program, helping you to get questions answered and first-hand knowledge of the degree requirements and placement opportunities.

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