Chadron State College
Chadron State College

Master of Business Administration

The MBA is designed for supervisory and mid-level managers. The program will add to the body of knowledge in business management, marketing, finance, accounting, economics and informational management systems. This program is offered entirely or partially online in an eight-week format—two eight-week sessions per semester. Due to graduate course rotations, the MBA program is not designed to be completed quicker than two academic years.

Entrance requirements for the MBA based program

  • Complete application - the form is available at
  • Earned baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • Official transcripts from the college/university which issued bachelor's degree. 
  • Official transcripts from any institutions attended after receiving bachelor's degree (if applicable)
  • New applicants will be required to complete the Inbound Peregrine Exam (Pre-Program Assessment) before enrollment in classes. MBA students who do not successfully complete the Inbound Peregrine Exam by the end of the first course(s) are converted to a non-degree seeking status. This exam costs approximately $32.00, does not required any preparation, and takes about two hours to complete. A link and password to access the exam will be provided once the admission application has been processed.
    • Students who attain a satisfactory score can then proceed with their MBA degree with no additional preparatory or prerequisite coursework needed.
    • Students who do not meet the minimum score established by the department on the Inbound Peregrine Exam will be required to take the Academic Leveling Course (ALC) through Peregrine Academic Services.  The ALC course is comprised of fifteen modules and must be completed prior to enrollment of the next course.  MBA students who do not successfully complete the ALC modules by the end of the first course(s) are converted to a non-degree seeking status.  This self-paced course is designed to be a primer for the returning business major who has been out of school for a period of time. 

Note: This is a 36-credit hour degree program. The MBA graduate student is to complete at least 24 semester hours of graduate coursework towards degree plan after being accepted for graduate study. A student may be able to transfer a maximum of nine (9) graduate credit hours from an accredited institution.

All MBA students will also be expected to complete a required exit exam prior to graduation.

Program of study for the MBA program

Required Courses

Number Course Title Hours
ACTG 632 Managerial Accounting  3
BIS 632 Information Systems for Managers 3
ECON 637 Managerial Economics  3
FIN 631 Corporate Finance 3
MGMT 620 High Performance Leadership 3
MGMT 630 Organizational Behavior 3
MGMT 634 Business Strategy 
(fall MBA graduates will take MGMT 634 in the second session of their final fall semester;
spring and summer MBA graduates will take MGMT 634 in the second session of their final spring semester.)
MGMT 639 Legal & Social Environment of Business 3
MKTG 630 Marketing Management 3
Required Courses Total: 27

Electives/Topics Courses

Select nine (9) hours from the list below. Topics courses typically vary in specific subject content and may be repeated for a total of nine (9) hours providing a different topic is selected. 

Number Course Title Hours
ACTG 533** Government Not-for-Profit Acct. 3
ACTG 537** Advanced Cost Management Acct. 3
ACTG 543** Advanced Financial Accounting 3
BA 560 Topics: Managerial Professional Development 3
BA 623 Managerial Agricultural Policy 3
BA 690 Internship in Business (must complete a minimum of 18 credits in degree program first) 3-6
FIN 632 Finance for Managers 3
MGMT 560 Topics: Event Management & Logistics 3
MGMT 610 Human Capital Management 3
MKTG 635 Entrepreneurship - New Venture Creation 3

Required Elective Course Total:

Total: 36

**Note: Master of Business Administration students cannot have more than six (6) credits of 500-level dual-listed elective courses in their degree program.