Master of Business Administration

Established in 1978, the Master of Business Administration Program reflects Husson’s long-standing commitment to education for leadership in business. The University believes such education is more than a matter of theory and books. Active classrooms, courses tied closely to actual management experience, and a diverse student body representing various academic and industry backgrounds contribute to a broader, more useful education.

Classes are scheduled on evenings, weekends and online to accommodate participants’ work schedules. A part-time student can complete the program in two years without career interruption. The program is offered at the Husson campus in Bangor, at the University’s Southern Maine campus in Westbrook, at the University's Northern Maine campus in Presque Isle, Online, and at selected other off-campus locations.

Husson University has affiliation agreements with Unity College, University of Maine Presque Isle and University of Maine Fort Kent which allow their undergraduate students to take courses in the Master of Business Administration and the Master of Science in Criminal Justice Administration Programs. This enables these students to graduate with a Baccalaureate degree from their respective institution and a Master’s Degree from Husson University.

Students in the Master of Business Administration degree will be able to:

  • Recognize business problems
  • Integrate theories and practice to perform strategic analysis
  • Demonstrate effective written forms of communication and oral business presentations
  • Work effectively in diverse teams
  • Apply decision-making techniques, using both quantitative and qualitative analysis, to management issues

The core curriculum in the Husson University Master of Business Administration Program consists of eight required courses. Four additional courses, selected from a range of electives, make up the thirty-six credits required for completion of the program.

Students with a strong background in one or more of the required course areas may, with approval, substitute an elective for the course(s) in question. The core curriculum is as follows:

Core Requirements

BA 600Research Methods in Business and Education3
BA 601Managerial Economics3
BA 602Managerial Accounting3
BA 605Management Communications3
BA 625Global Strategic Management3
BA 643Strategic Change Management3
Select one of the following:3
Financial Management
Financial Management in Healthcare Organizations
Select one of the following:3
Marketing Management
Strategic Marketing for Nonprofit Organizations
Advanced Sales and Marketing in Hospitality
Strategic Selling
Graduate BA Electives12
Total Hours36

BA 600, BA 601 and BA 602 must be completed within the first 18 credit hours.  In addition, some courses have specific prerequisites as noted in the course descriptions.