Eugene W. Stetson School of Business & Economics – Mercer University

Mercer University Online MBA Program Structure

The Mercer University Online MBA at the Stetson School of Business is offered in a flexible format that can accommodate its students’ busy work and personal lives. Students in this program have the ability to earn an MBA in only 18 months. The same faculty members who teach in Mercer’s on-campus MBA programs also teach in Mercer’s online MBA program. As part of the online MBA program, students can also physically attend some on-campus classes if they wish.

Curriculum

The Mercer University Online MBA consists of 36 to 45 credit hours. Students begin the program with foundation courses that require up to 9 credit hours, and can be waived if the student has successfully completed equivalent classes. There are 21 credit hours of core program courses that must be completed in areas including economics, accounting, business law and corporate responsibility, management information systems, marketing, finance, operations management and ethical leadership.

Students can also pick a specialization area.. This requires 12 credit hours. Tracts include marketing, finance, economics, general business, human resources and healthcare management.

Students must complete the MBA capstone, worth 3 credit hours. The capstone is typically the last class taken in the program and allows students to practice that skills they have learned with a hands-on project.

Class Profile

The average student enrolled in Mercer’s Online MBA is 28-years old and has five years of work experience. Students also are usually working and have other commitments that make attending a traditional MBA program difficult.

Careers

Mercer University offers its MBA students access to career services through the Office of Career Management, which has locations at the Macon and Atlanta campuses. Services include assistance in tailored career guidance, job search, internship search, résumé and cover letter assistance, developing personal brand information, interviewing information and salary negotiating.

Tuition & Financial Aid

For Mercer Online MBA students, tuition costs $727 per credit hour. With a total of 36 credits, tuition for the entire program costs $26,172. Additional costs include a technology fee. A reduced tuition rate of $2,500 is given to the Business Foundations module.

Students at Mercer can visit the university’s Office of Student Financial Planning to receive updated financial assistance information, including information on federal student loan programs.

Admissions Procedures

Applicants to the Online MBA programs must have completed a four-year degree or its equivalent for admissions.

Applicants must complete the online application and submit a current résumé, official GMAT scores, and official transcript(s) from each college or university attended. A nonrefundable $50 application fee is required.

Applicants who are not native to the U.S., as well as U.S. Citizens who graduated from a university outside of the U.S., will need to submit any education credentials to an independent evaluation agency, which will help determine what the U.S. equivalent is to their international credits. Non-native applicants are also required to take the TOEFL or IELTS if their primary language is not English. This requirement is waived for individuals who have taken college-level English composition and and earned a grade of “C” or higher, or for those who have already attended another college or university in the U.S.

Application Deadlines

Fall Session I (August): June 15

Fall Session II (October): August 15

Spring Session I (January): October 1

Spring Session II (March): January 15

Summer (May): March 15

These deadlines represent the priority deadline. Students may be accepted on a rolling basis after the priority deadline has past up until the beginning of the semester for which they applied.