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Perdue School of Business – Salisbury University

Salisbury University Full-Time MBA Program Structure

The Salisbury University full-time MBA at Perdue School of Business is offered in an accelerated one-year, fast-paced format online and in a hybrid format. The courses in the program cover such topics as marketing, accounting, finance, and information systems. Graduates will be equipped with the skills they need to make good judgment calls, work in a team environment and develop business relationships.


Salisbury University full-time MBA students must complete an approved program of a minimum of 30 semester hours, and complete all MBA requirements within seven years of the end of the semester in which MBA coursework began. When students begin the program, they are expected to have background knowledge in foundational business topics, as well as possess standard verbal and computer skills, and basic knowledge of algebra, calculus and information systems and technologies.

In addition to the 30 credits required for the program, students may also need to complete foundation courses totaling up to 12 more credits. MBA-program courses include: Accounting Concepts and Application, Managing Strategically, Strategic Marketing Applications, Business Economics, Managerial Finance, Analytical Customer Relationship Management, and others.

The Salisbury University full-time MBA can be completed in as little as nine months and be taken 100 percent online, on campus, or a mixture of both.

Class Profile

The school has grown steadily since its 1925 founding, and now is attended by nearly 8,000 undergraduate and almost 900 graduate students. The most recent student/faculty ratio was 16 to 1, with an average class size of 23.


Key to the SU Career Services mission is empowering students to identify and maximize the connection between what they learn and how they make a living. To that end, SU offers comprehensive services to facilitate self-assessment, skill identification, career exploration, decision-making, career preparation and graduate-school selection for Salisbury University full-time MBA students. Partnering with faculty, staff, alumni and employers we seek to guide students toward active citizenship in an interdependent world through productive and satisfying work. The career center provides comprehensive services to current students and alumni, with the goal of helping students make successful transitions from education to the working world.

The SU Career Services Graduate School homepage provides resources that are valuable to current graduate students as they seek their higher degree and effectively pursue career options.

Tuition & Financial Aid

All Salisbury University full-time MBA courses are charged tuition and fees on a per-credit-hour basis regardless of the number of credit hours in which the student is enrolled. Along with a $92 per-credit-hour fee, tuition for the MBA program is:

• Graduate In-State/Resident: $392.00 per credit hour.
• Graduate Out-of State/Non-resident $703.00 per credit hour.
• Tuition for the Online Program MBA is $750 per credit hour (no additional fees).

Starting in the 2017-18 school year, students can file their FAFSA by October 1. The deadline for priority funding is March 15, and students should apply as early as possible in order to have the best chance of receiving funding.

The School of Business offers several scholarships, some of which students may be considered for automatically, and some of which require an additional application. Interested students should check with the school in order to determine the application requirements for these scholarships.

Admissions Procedures

Applicants to the Salisbury University full-time MBA program must have completed a four-year degree in any field for admission. A $65 non-refundable application fee is assessed prior to application submission. Applicants are required to submit an official transcript from each college or university they attended. U.S. institutions may send official transcripts electronically or in a sealed envelope (no exceptions). Foreign Transcripts must be submitted in their original version, in English, with a GPA listed on a 4.0 scale and with credits comparable to SU credits. Otherwise, a professional course-by-course evaluation of all foreign academic transcripts is required. International applicants must have a TOEFL score of at least 550 (paper-based), a 79 on the IBT (internet based test), or an IELTS score of at least 6.5.

Three letters of recommendation are required for the full-time MBA, regarding professional or academic performance of MBA applicants from qualified individuals. Letters are handled via an online recommendation system that is part of SU’s online-application process. Additional application requirements include a current resume, GRE or GMAT scores and an admissions essay. Professional experience is not required. Points may be added to the formula-score totals for qualified work experience at the middle-management level or higher, with supervisory/budget responsibilities.

Application Deadlines

The application deadline for the fall 2018 class is March 1, 2018.

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