Mississippi State University

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Academics

Distinguishing Characteristics

Graduate program(s)
Distance MBA
Distance MBA-PM
School awards MBAs Yes
Distinguishing characteristics of online program (as submitted by school)

The fully online 30-hour MSU Distance MBA is recognized as a "Best Buy" by Geteducated.com for AACSB accredited programs and a "Best Biz School" by AACSB. MSU was selected as a "Best for Vets" College by the Edge. Students can request a full transcript evaluation prior to admitting to the program and can enter the program during the Fall, Spring, and Summer semesters. A project management concentration and other minors are also available. Classes are offered multiple times each year.

School type Public
Terms Semester
AACSB accredited Yes
ACBSP accredited No
IACBE accredited No

Program Offerings

Online master's in business degree programs 2
Concentrations offered
Accounting Marketing
Economics Management Information Systems
Finance Real Estate
General Management Quantitative Analysis/Statistics and Operations Research
Industrial Management

Course Offerings

Credit-granting courses 24
International business courses paired with residencies outside U.S. No

Faculty

Instructional faculty that teach courses accessible online 22 full-time; 2 part-time
Instructional faculty with Ph.D. or terminal degree 100% full-time; 50% part-time
Tenured or tenure-track faculty 20
Average experience teaching online courses 6 years
Program fully finances faculty training Yes
Tech staff supporting faculty N/A

Class Size

Average class size 34
Maximum class size 40

Integration With Campus

Can earn degree entirely online Yes
Can earn degree entirely abroad Yes
Possible in-person attendance requirements
Orientations No
Group projects/simulations No
Exams No
Classes include campus-based students No
Collaboration among online and campus-based students No face-to-face students
Students enroll as online students Yes, they are bound to courses as online students after enrollment
Credits earned online equal earned on campus Yes
Faculty who teach online also teach on campus All
Same curricula for online and campus students All
Dedicated business school career center No
Access to same career services as on-campus business students Yes

Retention

One-year retention rates
One-year retention rates

Graduation

Graduation rates N/A
Most frequent duration of time for new students to graduate N/A
Program target time to graduate 2 years
Required time to earn degree 8 years

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