Academics & Programs
Study abroad programs for MBA students are offered each year, usually in the summer. The Executive MBA students attend a field residency at an international destination.
Mercer University—Atlanta Students Say...
One of Georgia’s premiere higher-learning institutions, Mercer University offers several business degree options on its graduate-focused Atlanta campus: a flexible evening MBA, an Executive MBA, professional MBA, virtual MBA, a master of accountancy (MAcc), and a one-year full-time MBA (the only of ...
|Academic Calendar: ||Flexible MBA:2-8wk sessions per semester|
|Degrees Offered: ||Master of Business Administration: 3 programs
1. Flexible MBA Program: 48 credit hours, up to 9 of which (foundation courses) can be waived on the basis of successful completion of corresponding undergraduate courses; time of completion varies depending on course loads (typically 14-27 months).
2. Executive MBA Program: 48 credit hours, lock step; time of completion is 16 months. 3. Professional MBA Program: 48 credit hours, lock step; time of completion is 16 months. Also offered in Virtual format in Atlanta, Macon and Savannah.
3. One Year Day MBA Program
4. Master of Accountancy 30 semester hours (beyond 12 - 15 hour prerequisites) 16 - 20 months|
|Joint / Combined Degrees Offered: ||Joint MBA and Doctor of Pharmacy: 4 years;
Joint MBA and Master of Divinity: 3 years
Joint MBA/MAcc : 2.5 to 3 years|
|Concentrations: ||Accounting, Healthcare Administration, Finance, International Business, Leadership/Management, Marketing|
|Study Abroad Options: ||Belgium, China, England, France, Germany, Hong Kong (Hong Kong Baptist University), Netherlands, Scotland (Paisley University), Chile, Brazil, Argentina and Switzerland.|
|Online Course Catalog: ||http://www2.mercer.edu/Registrar/Catalogs/default.htm|
Student Faculty Ratio
|Academic specialties of faculty||URL|
|Faculty possessing practical industry experience as well as terminal degrees in their teaching areas focus instruction and curricular activities on applied strategy and practice.||faculty-staff.mercer.edu/|
|Consistent with Mercer University's mission and heritage, ethical management practices are emphasized throughout the curriculum and in an Ethical Leadership course.||business.mercer.edu/about/mission/|
|A Personal Portfolio of Study (PPS) allows students, working closely with an advisor, to customize an arrary of four elective courses from the academic specialty areas that is relevant to career goals||business.mercer.edu/mba-atlanta/program/|
|Timely offerings of special topic courses provide state-of-the-art instruction on subjects and issues of heightened or emerging importance in the business environment.||www2.mercer.edu/Registrar/Classes/Atlanta/default.htm|
|Small class sizes, with a 20:1 student to faculty ratio, facilitate extensive faculty-student interaction and mentoring. See viewbook link on website.||business.mercer.edu/mba-atlanta/|
|Faculty specialties in Accounting/Taxation, Economics, Finance, Health Care Management, International Business, Management, Management Information Systems, Marketing and Technology Management||faculty-staff.mercer.edu/|
|Flexible MBA courses meet once a week for eight weeks. There are two eight wk sessions/sem. Students can work and go to school full-time. See view book link on MBA website.||business.mercer.edu/mba-atlanta/|
|EMBA/PMBA are cohorts with courses in 4 functionally integrated thematic modules, meeting every other weekend and 4 retreats. See EMBA viewbook link on the web.||business.mercer.edu/emba-atl/|
|One Year Day MBA, an accelerated full-time MBA programs||business.mercer.edu/mba-atl-oneyear/|
|Master of Accountancy||business.mercer.edu/macc-atlanta/|
|Courses in Sustainability: ||Yes|
|Sustainability course is: ||Recommended|
|Description: ||Corporate Social Responsibility, Sustainability & Restructuring: This course explains the objectives companies have developed and programs implemented to achieve corporate sustainability. This is achieved though practices that improve social and environmental outcomes, thus building the business value of the firm. The importance of corporate governance to this initiative is explained and steps to restructure companies to undertake these sustainability initiatives identified.
Issues in Business Law and Corporate Responsibility: This course will explore the legal environment and focus on the formation and operation of a variety of business organizations including the corporation, the partnership and the LLC (Limited Liability Company). It will examine the roles and obligations of organizational participants - the directors, officers, partners, and members - and examine best practices relating to corporate sustainability and social responsibility. Additional related topics may include stock trading, valuation, shareholder’s rights, mergers and acquisitions, insider trading and antitrust laws. The course will also explore topics in contract law and intellectual property.|
|Research Opportunities in Sustainability: ||No|
|School's environmental commitment: || |
|1: ||Sustainability in curriculum|
|2: ||Economic development|
|3: ||Campus recycling|
|Non-US Student Support Groups:||Yes|
|Women Support Groups:||No|
|Minority Support Groups:||No|
|Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Support Groups:||No|
|Academic Prep Programs for Incoming Students:||No|
|Peer Tutoring Programs:||No|