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Get More from Your Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Format: In person on the Armstrong Campus in Savannah
Credit Hours: 33
Entry Term: Fall

The Parker Professional MBA Program in Savannah is based on the premise that a program can be more than a collection of academic courses. That is where the Parker MBA Professional Enrichment Plan (Parker-PEP) comes in. Parker-PEP is our extracurricular activity program that is designed to bring the real world into the classroom and take the classroom into the real world.

Through Parker-PEP, we partner with business and civic leaders to develop high-impact experiential learning activities for our MBA students in four primary areas:

  • Self-Care (Maintaining work-life balance);
  • Career Planning (Formulating a career development plan);
  • Professional Development (Creating an upskilling mindset); and
  • Community Service (Finding your area of service).

Certainly, other programs offer some of these resources; but, one of the unique features of our enrichment plan is that most of the activities take place on campus during regular class time. We understand that you are already sacrificing a significant amount of your personal time to earn your MBA. Parker-PEP enables you to take advantage of high value-adding services, resources and enrichment opportunities without having to give up even more personal time. Parker-PEP activities, typically guest speakers, workshops/seminars and experiential activities, are scheduled throughout our four-semester MBA program.

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Competency Framework

The Parker Professional MBA Program in Savannah has three components: foundation, curriculum and extracurricular activity program. The four cornerstones of our program are ethics, integrity, honesty and professionalism. That’s our foundation. An example of how that impacts our curriculum is that every required course has one or more course objectives that focus on at least one of those cornerstones. The curriculum is built on a four skill set competency framework whose goal is to strengthen your competencies in four key skill sets: digital and analytical skills, business skills and environmental awareness, leadership skills and people skills.

Digital & Analytical

Digital skills refer to the ability to find, evaluate, utilize, share and create content using information technologies and the Internet. Analytical skills refer to the ability to collect and analyze information, problem-solve and make decisions.

Business & Environmental Awareness

Business skills refer to a basic understanding of the structures, operations and performance associated with the functional areas of business. Environmental awareness both refers to understanding the market and industry in which the business operates and making business decisions that sustain or benefit the environment.


People skills refer to the ability to get along with others, to resolve conflicts through effective negotiation skills, to communicate ideas effectively and to establish relationships and cross-functional partnerships to create value for the business.


Leadership is influence. Influence is the ability to have an impact on people, relationships, processes and products while driving performance.

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Last updated: 5/22/2023