"I am able to gain a broader perspective and understanding about my field from each professor that I work with. The director asks me to research many areas; other business professors have invited me to proctor their classes. I have also been able to work behind the scenes on administrative tasks. I am very interested in marketing and marketing research, and the work I am doing with the director is invaluable to my future. The financial benefit is awesome. As a West Virginia resident, the only cost I am incurring is the cost of books. So far, my overall experience as a GA has been tremendous."
Casie Watson, Mannington, W.Va. - MBA
Graduate Assistant - Business Research for MBA Program Director
The accredited Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree is a 36-credit hour residential program with a focus on real world practice. The program prepares students to apply concepts and principles of various business disciplines in order to become effective in management positions. Students can choose a “fast track” and earn their MBA degree in just 15 months from May to August. The program is designed to accomodate both business and non-business undergraduate students.
Students can choose to earn an MBA with a concentration in one of the following areas:
MBA program graduates will demonstrate
Students who have earned an undergraduate business degree learn the skills they need to succeed in business. It may mean starting in positions just a step below management. However, a Master of Business Administration can set graduates up for higher positions within a corporation. U.S. News & World Report lists the following as top positions for MBA graduates:
WV Resident: $483 per credit hour
Non-resident: $1,048 per credit hour
For program fee information and payment deadlines, visit the Student Services website.
Accreditation: The MBA program in the School of Business at Fairmont State University is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).MBA Program Contact