Livingston, Alabama –
The University of West Alabama will be offering a master of business administration degree with concentrations on general business and finance for the first time.
“One of the many benefits to adding an MBA program at UWA is that it will give our current students a viable opportunity to further their business education at the graduate level, thus enhancing their career prospects and earning potential,” said Dr. Ken Tucker, dean of UWA’s College of Business. “Our MBA program will provide quality instruction with a real-world focus, delivered at convenient times and at lower cost than typical MBA offerings.”
The MBA program was approved by the Alabama Commission on Higher Education in June. It’s the first graduate program UWA has offered and it’s only one of 10 MBA programs in Alabama. The program at UWA is hoping to reach those of the Black Belt Region, which includes west Alabama and the east Mississippi market.
This program will require 36 successful credit hours, including coursework on business administration, management, marketing, accounting, economics, statistics, computer information systems, and other business and finance elective courses. Courses will be offered Monday through Thursday evenings.
“Our MBA program will also be beneficial to current or aspiring supervisors, managers, executives and professionals in business and industry, non-profit organizations, and professional services,” Tucker said. “Obtaining an MBA degree make these employees more valuable to their respective organizations and better position them for promotions and pay increases.”