The SACSCOC accredits Nicholls State University, which finds its home in Thibodaux, Louisiana, and has been the only university in the Bayou Region since it began in 1948. This family-oriented university fosters personal development, intellectual achievement, comprehensive learning experiences, good character development, social responsibility, and responsible citizenship. Around 6,500 students study over 100 programs, including an online MBA.
For over 30 years, Nicholls’ College of Business Administration has been AACSB accredited. This proves a commitment to high-quality educational programs and graduates’ success. It is the “regional center for business education.” Students experience engaging, supportive, accessible faculty, challenging and cutting-edge curriculum, and numerous opportunities to develop personally and professionally. They are encouraged to participate in special programs, student organizations, guest speakers, study abroad, internships, job shadowing, and service-learning activities. The CoBA offers undergraduate degrees with optional concentrations and two graduate degrees.
Undergraduate studies provide several options of majors for students. They can get a Bachelor’s in Accounting, Finance with an optional Financial Services Marketing concentration, Marketing with optional Professional Sales or Advertising concentrations, Management with optional Human Resources or Maritime Management concentrations, Business Administration with optional Multinational or Pre-Law concentrations, and Computer Information Systems with optional Computer Science Business Applications or Business Data Analytics concentrations.
Graduate students choose from four types of MBA programs. There is an Evening MBA, Flex MBA, Online MBA, and Executive MBA.
Online MBA Requirements
Nicholls has developed an online MBA program that prepares graduates for success. The well-rounded curriculum promotes strong skill-building in written and oral communication, financially-savvy decision making, and ethical leadership. Those who can devote full-time attention to this program can be done in just one year. Others who need a part-time format can complete it in 18 months or more. Continuous enrollment is not required, providing the utmost flexibility if needed. Most coursework is asynchronous, on your own time, with a few possible synchronous components during the Monday-Thursday evening classes. Each course is an eight-week mini-term within the semester timeline.
There is no need to complete any extra foundational courses, as the foundation knowledge requirements are integrated into the online MBA coursework. There are 30-credit hours required involving ten courses. These courses are Quantitative Business Analysis & Decision Support, Performance & Planning, Market Analysis, Planning & Control, Value-Based Management, Leadership, Ethics & Accountability, Managerial Decision Support, The Economic Environment of Business, Managing Information Technology & Business Processes, Managing Human Capital, and Managing Strategic Resource for Competitive Advantage.
First of all, applicants must have previously attended a regionally-accredited college/university and completed an undergraduate degree. Before you begin your application process, you should prepare for and take the GMAT or GRE. There is the option to request a test score waiver, in which you must include your current resume. Other than that, applicants complete the application form, pay the $20 application fee, and submit official transcripts.