Nestled in the foothills of Virginia is the SACSCOC-accredited, nationally-recognized, comprehensive public university: Radford University. It emphasizes excellence in teaching, research, and learning in pursuit of personal and professional development. Around 9,000 students participate in associate’s, bachelor’s, and master’s, including online MBA, doctoral, and certificate programs. Radford is committed to providing engaging student experiences, leadership development, and community service through innovative use of technology and strong professor and student relationships.
Uniquely focused on analytics and innovation, the AACSB-accredited Davis College of Business & Economics offers a technology-rich learning environment for its business students. The business curriculum started at Radford in the 1960s with an Economics course. The MBA program was launched in 1982. Along with internship opportunities, Davis provides numerous opportunities for hands-on learning through its Venture Lab, Center for Innovation & Analytics, Governmental & Nonprofit Assistance Center, and BB&T Global Capitalism Lecture Series.
There are two undergraduate degrees: Bachelor of Business Administration and Bachelor of Science. The BBA offers majors in Economics, Marketing, Accounting, Finance with an optional concentration in Insurance & Real Estate, and Management with an optional concentration in Entrepreneurship. The BS is a degree in Economics. Those with a transferable Associate’s degree can participate in the online degree completion program and complete a BBA in Business Administration or a B.S. in Economics.
Graduate programs consist of an MBA available in a part-time or full-time format. It is offered as a General MBA or with a concentration in Business Analytics. There is also a Graduate Certificate in Business Analytics.
The Princeton Review has recognized Davis College of Business & Economics for Best Business Schools and Best Business Schools for On-Campus MBA Programs. U.S. News & World Report gives Davis a spot in its Best Part-time MBA and Best Online MBA Programs rankings.
Online MBA Requirements
If you pursue the online MBA full-time, you can complete it in just one year. This fast-track, affordable education involves seven-week courses, experiential learning opportunities, and maximum scheduling flexibility. Students can tailor their MBA program to meet their educational goals by choosing electives that fit their career paths. It requires 36-credit hours, with 21 core credits and 15 elective credits.
Core courses are Financial Management, Marketing Management, Managerial Economics, Operations Management, Accounting for Decision-Making & Control, Organizational Behavior & Managerial Skills, and Strategic Management. Five electives are chosen out of ten options, including International Finance, High-Performance Innovation, Prescriptive Analytics & Modeling, and Business Forecasting. A couple of courses in the Business Analytics Concentration include Business Analytics Foundations and Financial Analytics: Applications for Data Analysis & Portfolio Construction.
Every applicant must have an accredited Bachelor’s degree with a minimum 2.75 GPA. They must submit official transcripts, a statement of purpose, two references, and a GMAT of 400 or equivalent GRE. To apply for a GMAT/GRE waiver, they need to prove at least five years of work experience in management and a letter of intent to justify the waiver request.