Delta State University


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Delta State University is accredited by the SACSCOC and finds its home in Cleveland, Mississippi. This comprehensive, public, liberal arts university strives for excellence in instruction, service, community, and research. Over 90 years of educational offerings have led to around 3,500 students participating in over 40 majors, including an Online MBA, throughout four colleges: College of Arts & Sciences, College of Business & Aviation, College of Education & Human Services, and School of Nursing.

Business School

In 1928, the ACBSP-accredited College of Business & Aviation began as the Department of Commerce. For over 90 years, it has been student-focused and has grown and evolved to provide relevant and current education. Students experience passionate and accessible faculty, small class sizes, and challenging coursework to prepare them to start businesses and lead organizations successfully. There are four Divisions & Departments: Accountancy, Computer Information Systems & Finance; Management, Marketing & Business Administration; Commercial Aviation; and Graduate Business Programs.


The Bachelor in Business Administration offers majors in Finance, Accountancy, Computer Information Systems, General Business, Marketing, Healthcare Administration, and Management. Both traditional and nontraditional students benefit from the options of night courses and online courses.

Graduate students study for a Master of Professional Accountancy or MBA. The Integrated MBA is entirely online, and the MBA is a hybrid program with some on-campus classes mixed with online coursework. The MBA offers emphasis areas in General Business, Information Systems Management, Human Resources, and Healthcare Administration.


Fortune ranks DSU’s MBA among the nation’s Best Online MBA Programs 2021.

Online MBA Requirements

The Integrated Master of Business Administration (iMBA) is DSU’s fully online MBA program. It works to develop managerial, leadership, and interpersonal skills and can be earned in just one year. Students complete three courses in the Financial Strategy Module, three courses in the Operational Strategy Module, and four courses in the Emphasis Module. Modules focus on a subject for several weeks and end with an integrated project covering a combination of subjects. Ten courses are completed to equal 30 credits.


The Financial Strategy Module courses are Managerial Accounting, Survey of Business Analytics, and Financial Management, and the Operational Strategy Module courses are Strategic Marketing, Human Resource Management, and Managerial Economics. Students choose an area of emphasis in General Business, Healthcare Administration, Human Resource Management, Entertainment Industry Studies, or Information Systems Management to complete the Emphasis Module.

Application Requirements

To qualify for admission, a recognized accrediting agency must accredit your bachelor’s degree. The GMAT requirement is waived for those with a 2.75 GPA or four years of professional experience. Any applicant lacking sufficient business knowledge from a non-business undergraduate degree must take the MBA Foundation courses: Managerial Accounting/Finance, Management Theory/Business Law, Economics/Marketing Theory, and Statistics/Information Systems.

You must submit a formal DSU Graduate School admission application, official transcripts, and proof of immunizations. If you have a lower than 2.75 GPA, you can still be accepted with academic conditions.


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