Master of Business Education (M.B.E.)

M.B.E. Program Guide

Students completing the Master of Business Education degree are prepared to

Teach business subjects at the junior high and secondary school levels, in technology centers and community colleges, or

Train individuals in a corporate environment.

A flexible curriculum allows students to customize their programs to fit individual objectives. As many as 27 elective hours may be chosen in consultation with an advisor; thus, tailoring a program to fit goals is easy.

Degree Requirements

Complete 33 semester hours with no more than 9 dually listed as undergraduate/graduate hours.

Required Courses

BCEN 5710, History and Foundations of Business Education and Marketing Education

BCEN 6620, Research in Business and Marketing Education

Guided Electives* (27 hours)

*Electives are chosen in consultation with an advisor and may be used to satisfy business licensure requirements for students seeking teaching certification.

Students may choose to extend their research activity by enrolling in BCEN 6780, Problems in Business Education/Marketing Education, to work independently with a graduate advisor.

Training and Development Emphasis

The training and development emphasis is a non-teaching program. Students seeking this emphasis develop competencies to become corporate trainers.

Requirements specific to this emphasis include

BCEN 5410, Managerial Media Presentations

BCEN 5450, Training Strategies for Business Systems and Technology

BCEN 6620, Research in Business and Marketing Education

BCEN 5200, Problems in BE/ME/OM OR BCEN 6910, Internship Program

Guided Electives* (21 hours)

Students completing the training and development emphasis may choose the research activity by enrolling in BCEN 6780, Problems in Business and Marketing Education, to work independently with a graduate advisor.

Admission Requirements

Applicants must hold a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution of higher education and have completed 24 semester hours of undergraduate business courses. Individuals holding degrees in areas other than business may enroll in the M.B.E. program after completing the specified 24 semester hours of undergraduate business courses.

Additional requirements include

  1. A satisfactory score on the Miller Analogies Test (MAT) or the Graduate Record Examination (GRE);
  2. Three letters of recommendation;
  3. Official college transcripts.