Graduate Business Programs

Integrated Master of Business Administration

About the Program

The iMBA is an online program which has been developed for professionals and managers seeking to expand their interpersonal, managerial, and leadership skills in preparation for mobility, advancement and promotional opportunities. This program consists of three modules leading to a Master of Business Administration degree. The core subjects are integrated into three modules, Financial Strategy, Operational Strategy, and Strategic Planning (emphasis areas: Human Resource Management, Health Care Administration, Information Systems Management or General Business).

Admission Requirements

Full admission to the Master of Business Administration (MBA) program may be granted to an applicant who:

  • Has earned a baccalaureate degree which is fully accredited by one of the recognized accrediting agencies, and meets all other requirements for admission to Graduate School.
  • 2.75 GPA or 4 years professional experience (Applicants lacking the 2.75 GPA or work experience are reviewed by the Graduate Business Programs Admissions Committee.  The committee may elect to admit an applicant conditionally with an academic hold.  The applicant must earn at least a “B” in each of the first 3 courses in order to continue in the program.
  • Applicants lacking undergraduate preparation in business courses (with a grade of “C” or higher) will be required to take the MBA Foundation courses below and earn at least a grade of “B”.
    • MBA 515: Managerial Accounting and Finance
    • MBA 525: Management Theory and Business Law
    • MBA 535: Theory of Economics and Marketing
    • MBA 545: Statistics and Information Systems

*Note:  Years of experience should be managerial/supervisory or professional level work experience.  Applicants who have earned less than a grade of “C” in undergraduate Managerial Accounting, Business Finance, Legal Environment of Business (Business Law), Principles of Management, Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, Principles of Marketing, Statistics, or Microcomputer Applications, may be required to take the equivalent MBA Foundation course(s) listed above.


Total required credit hours: 30 hours

Financial Strategy Module (9 hours)

  • ACC 600: Managerial Accounting (3 hours)
  • FIN 600: Financial Management (3 hours)
  • MGT 601: Applied Decision Science (3 hours)

Operational Strategy Module (9 hours)

  • MGT 605: Human Resource Management (3 hours)
  • MKT 600: Strategic Marketing (3 hours)
  • ECO 612: Managerial Economics (3 hours)

Emphasis Modules – select one area

General Business Emphasis (12 hours) 

  • MGT 625: Production/Operation Management (3 hours)
  • MGT 640: Managing in a Global Environment (3 hours)
  • MGT 695: Strategic Project Management (3 hours)
  • CIS 600: Management Information Systems  (3 hours)


Human Resource Emphasis (12 hours)

  • MGT 620: Recruitment, Selection & Performance Appraisal (3 hours)
  • MGT 655: Wage & Salary Administration (3 hours)
  • MGT 660: Human Resource Legislation & Current Issues (3 hours)
  • MGT 695: Strategic Project Management (3 hours)


Health Care Administration Emphasis (12 hours)

  • IRR 622: Risk Management for Healthcare Industry (3 hours)
  • MGT 650: Health Care Law & Ethics (3 hours)
  • MGT 670: Health Care Management & Policies (3 hours)
  • MGT 695: Strategic Project Management (3 hours)


Information Systems Management Emphasis (12 hours)

  • CIS 606: Enterprise Data Warehousing (3 hours)
  • CIS 618: Business Intelligence (3 hours)
  • CIS 624: Enterprise Resource Planning (3 hours)
  • CIS 630: Information Technology Strategy and Management (3 hours)


Entertainment Industry Studies Emphasis (12 hours)

  • DMI 603: The Business of Entertainment (3 hours)
  • DMI 635: Managing Live Entertainment (3 hours)
  • DMI 665: Entertainment Legal Issues (3 hours)
  • MGT 695: Strategic Project Management (3 hours)

*Note:  All courses in each module must be taken together.

Degree Requirements

Candidates for the MBA degree through the iMBA program are required to meet the following criteria:

  • Fulfill the general requirements for a graduate degree at Delta State University
  • Applicants lacking prerequisite courses as specified in the iMBA admission requirements, or a 3.0 overall undergraduate G.P.A. will be required to take the below listed foundation courses:
    • MBA 515: Managerial Accounting and Finance
    • MBA 525: Management Theory and Business Law
    • MBA 535: Theory of Economics and Marketing
    • MBA 545: Statistics and Information Systems

Students taking these foundation courses must earn a grade point average of 3.0 with no grade less than a “C”

  • Complete the following three modules (30 credit hours total) – Financial Strategy (9 hours), Operational Strategy (9 hours) and Strategic Planning (Emphasis) Module (12 hours) with a 3.0 grade point average and no grade less than a “C”


Address and Mailing

Graduate Business & Aviation Programs
College of Business and Aviation
DSU Box 3294 Broom 141
Cleveland, MS 38733