Business

Savannah MBA Curriculum

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. The coursework required to earn a Parker MBA in Savannah is shown below.

Prerequisites

Applicants must present evidence of satisfactory completion of the following course content in business administration:

  • Financial Accounting Principles
  • Principles of Corporate Finance
  • Principles of Microeconomics
  • Business Statistics

If you do not meet the prerequisite requirements, you may be complete any that you need by taking the appropriate undergraduate courses (minimum grade of “C”) from Georgia Southern University or from other accredited institutions. The prerequisites may also be satisfied by completing specified online modules.

Program Requirements

MBA Requirements (30 credit hours)Credit Hours
MBA 7600One-Day Mandatory Orientation0
MBA 7610Effective Managerial Communication1
MBA 7611Leadership: Motivating, Inspiring, and Team Building1
MBA 7620Negotiation and Conflict Resolution2
MBA 7621Leadership: Coaching, Driving Results, and Managing Change2
MBA 7630Managerial Business Analytics3
MBA 7631Accounting: The Framework for Decision-Making3
MBA 7632Economic Analysis for Business Decision3
MBA 7633Marketing Decision-Making3
MBA 7634Financial Analysis3
MBA 7635Managing Information Technology3
MBA 7636Managing Operations for Competitive Advantage3
MBA 7637Strategy and Competitive Advantage3
MBA Electives (6 credit hours)
Elective 13
Elective 23
Graduate level courses offered by the university that are approved by the MBA Program Advisor
Total Credit Hours36

Savannah MBA Course Sequence

The Savannah Professional MBA Program is only five semesters long and thus can be completed in approximately 21 months.  The campus curriculum follows a hard skills / soft skills framework.  While all courses include components of both categories (for example, your analytics (hard skill) course may require a presentation (soft skill)), for convenience, we label each course based on its primary focus.  Hard skills courses are shaded gray (analytical/functional) or green (business skills) while soft skills courses are shaded blue (leadership) or tan (people skills).

Fall Semester

4 weeks1 week
PEP
4 weeks1 week
PEP
4 weeks1 week
PEP
Finals
week

MBA 7630: Managerial Business Analytics

MBA 7631: Accounting: Framework for Decision-Making

MBA 7610: Effective Managerial Communication

Spring Semester

4 weeks1 week
PEP
4 weeks1 week
PEP
4 weeks1 week
PEP
Finals
week

MBA 7633: Marketing Decision-Making

MBA 7635: Managing Information Technology

MBA 7611: Leadership: Motivating, Inspiring & Team Building

Summer Semester

4 weeks1 week
PEP
4 weeks1 week
PEP
Finals
week

MBA 7630: Managerial Business Analytics

MBA 7631: Accounting: Framework for Decision-Making

Fall Semester

4 weeks1 week
PEP
4 weeks1 week
PEP
4 weeks1 week
PEP
Finals
week

MBA 7636: Managing Operations for Competitive Advantage

Elective 1

MBA 7620: Negotiation and Conflict Resolution

Spring Semester

4 weeks1 week
PEP
4 weeks1 week
PEP
4 weeks1 week
PEP
Finals
week

MBA 7637: Strategy and Competitive Advantage

Elective 2

MBA 7621: Leadership: Coaching, Driving Results & Managing Change

The technical skills courses (gray and green) are three semester hours and are delivered in 12 meetings over 15 weeks (8 meetings over 10 weeks in summer), followed by finals week.  Because soft skills are so important and take time to master, the formal soft skills courses (blue and tan) are delivered in twelve meetings spread over two semesters.  Consider the Leadership course, for example; you will take MBA 7611, a one-hour course, in the first spring and MBA 7621, a two-hour course in the second spring. Thus, six weeks in the fall and spring semesters, you will have class three nights instead of two.  

Finally, three weeks of each semester (two weeks during summer term) are devoted to Parker-PEP, our innovative extracurricular activity program. Your regular MBA classes will not meet nor will class assignments be due during these personal and professional development weeks so that you can devote your entire attention to the pre-scheduled enrichment activities. Most Parker-PEP activities take place on campus during normal class times (6:30 – 9:15 p.m.); however, experiential activities such as site visits and community service may be held at other times and locations.

Last updated: 6/25/2020

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