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Master of Business Administration with a Concentration in Hospitality & Event Tourism Management

Master of Business Administration with a Concentration in Management online

Program Overview

Focus on your future with our MBA – Management online

Upgrade your business credentials when you earn this online Master of Business Administration – Management degree. Elevate your managerial expertise with cutting-edge coursework that combines advanced cognitive theories and practical leadership skills.

icon $16,962 Program Tuition
icon As few as 12 months Program Duration
icon 33 Credit Hours
icon $16,962 Total Tuition
icon As few as 12 months Program Duration
icon 33 Credit Hours
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Prepare to effectively manage all business sectors in any corporation with a 100% online MBA Management. You will improve your ability to navigate your organization's unique structural, environmental and international influences. Tailor this degree to your personal interests and professional goals when you choose three specialized electives.

In this AACSB-accredited program, you will examine leadership through relevant socioeconomic, psychological and strategic perspectives while also learning about the nuances of ethical and data-driven decision making in the modern business world. At A-State Online, world-class faculty will help you fortify your business foundations and strengthen your managerial skillsets, so you can stand out in a competitive workforce.

The Arkansas State University Neil Griffin College of Business is accredited by AACSB International (AACSB), which represents the highest standard of achievement for business schools worldwide. Fewer than 6% of the world's schools offering business degree programs hold AACSB business accreditation, the hallmark of excellence in business education.

In this 100% online MBA – Management program, you will learn how to:

  • Examine practical implications for managing dynamic organizations
  • Develop leadership skills and examine leadership theories and applications
  • Understand the ways individuals and teams work in organizations, with a special emphasis on practical applications for managers

As a graduate of this MBA – Management program, you will be prepared for advancement into roles such as:

  • Business Unit Director
  • Project Manager
  • Human Resources Director
  • Business Consultant
  • Entrepreneur

Projected Job Growth:

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and Lightcast, management-related jobs are projected to grow 12% through 2031 in Arkansas and its contiguous states.

A-State is Ranked

Among the "Best Online MBA Programs" by US News & World Report, 2023

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Our affordable tuition is designed for working professionals

Our online MBA – Management program offers the same affordable tuition to all U.S. residents. All fees are included.

Total Tuition $16,962
Tuition Per Credit Hour $514
Per Credit Hour Per 3-Hour Course
U.S. Resident Tuition Required Fees Total U.S. Resident Tuition Required Fees Total
$474 $40 $514 $1,422 $120 $1,542

A-State is High Quality

A-State is recognized among the U.S. News & World Report's "Top Public Schools, National Universities" for 2023.


Dates and deadlines to keep in mind

Ideal for working professionals, Arkansas State online programs are delivered in an accelerated format with multiple start dates each year.

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Term Length Course Begin Course End Application Deadline Document Deadline Registration Deadline Payment Deadline Last Day to Withdraw
Summer 2023 5 wk 05/30/2023 06/30/2023 05/15/2023 05/19/2023 05/25/2023 05/26/2023 06/19/2023
5 wk 07/03/2023 08/04/2023 06/19/2023 06/23/2023 06/29/2023 06/30/2023 07/21/2023
Fall 2023 7 wk 08/21/2023 10/06/2023 08/07/2023 08/11/2023 08/17/2023 08/18/2023 09/22/2023
7 wk 10/16/2023 12/08/2023 10/02/2023 10/06/2023 10/12/2023 10/13/2023 11/17/2023
Spring 2024 7 wk 01/08/2024 02/23/2024 12/15/2023 12/19/2023 01/04/2024 01/05/2024 02/09/2024
7 wk 03/04/2024 04/26/2024 02/19/2024 02/23/2024 02/29/2024 03/01/2024 04/05/2024
Summer 2024 5 wk 05/28/2024 06/27/2024 05/14/2024 05/17/2024 05/23/2024 05/24/2024 06/14/2024
5 wk 07/02/2024 08/01/2024 06/18/2024 06/21/2024 06/27/2024 06/28/2024 07/26/2024
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Follow these streamlined online application steps

A-State Online offers a streamlined admission process to help you get started quickly and easily. To be admitted to the MBA online program, you must have a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution.

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited university with at least a 2.5 cumulative GPA or a 2.75 in the last 60 hours (undergraduate, graduate or combination thereof)


    Graduate or post-baccalaureate professional degree from a regionally accredited (U.S.) institution

  • If you have lower than a 2.5 cumulative GPA and less than a 2.75 in the last 60 hours, you may still apply for consideration for admittance by including a statement of purpose as part of the application. Please contact an Enrollment Services representative at 866-621-8096 866-621-8096 for more information

Note: If you are admitted and have less than a 2.75 cumulative GPA and less than a 3.0 GPA in the last 60 hours, you must make a grade of B or better in each course during the first 9 hours of graduate work at Arkansas State University. Additionally, you will only be allowed to enroll in one course (or 3 graduate hours) per 7-week session for the first two sessions.

  • Complete online application
  • Submit a nonrefundable $30 fee.
  • Have official transcript(s) sent from the registrar of the college/university attended. Official transcripts are sealed transcripts sent from the granting institution.

Additional Information

Submit all documents to:

A-State Online
P.O. Box 2520
State University, AR 72467

Fax: 870-972-3548
Email: [email protected]

For Non-US Postal Mail Overnight Delivery Only:

Academic Partnerships
c/o Central Receiving
2713 Pawnee St.
Jonesboro, AR 72401


Look over the degree plan for our online MBA general management

To graduate from the MBA – Management online program, you must complete a total of 33 credit hours. Required coursework includes eight core courses (for a total of 24 credit hours) and three management electives (for a total of nine credit hours).

MBA 5003: Graduate Business Fundamentals

Duration: 7 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3

The course focuses on the essentials of core business functions with an emphasis on integrating applied business statistics, economics, financial accounting, and corporate finance. This course ensures that students have the required business acumen to succeed in the graduate business core.

ACCT 6003: Accounting for Planning and Control

Duration: 7 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3

The course is an introduction to the concepts of cost analysis and management control with a focus on the application of the conceptual framework of financial and managerial accounting to practical situations.

ECON 6313: Managerial Economics

Duration: 7 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3

This is a complete survey of price theory as applied to business decision-making and a summary of public policy toward business.

FIN 6723: Corporate Financial Management

Duration: 7 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3

This course examines organization, policy, administration, institutions, and instruments involved in financing the modern business corporation. Quantitative financial relations are measured and expressed. Financial plans are prepared for corporations in different industries and in different stages of the business cycle. Financial management appraised and business judgment developed through short problem and case methods.

MGMT 6023: Fundamentals of Project Management

Duration: 7 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3

Examines the practice and principles of project management. Topics include identifying and selecting projects, developing project proposals, sequencing workflows, estimating project duration, and budgeting.

MGMT 6423: Strategic Management

Duration: 7 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3

An integrated capstone course focusing on the role of management in crafting and implementing strategy to achieve “fit” between an organization and its environment. An action-based approach involves student teams in developing and presenting strategic plans for public, private, profit and not-for-profit organizations.

MIS 6543: Business Analytics

Duration: 7 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3

This course introduces MBA students to the basic tools in using data to make informed management decisions. This course presents a normative approach to making decisions in one’s personal and professional life. It covers optimization, linear program­ming, simulation, business modeling, data mining and business intelligence.

MKTG 6223: Strategic Marketing

Duration: 7 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3

This course examines the concepts and processes for gaining competitive advantage in the marketplace. Students will investigate and develop strategies relating to the escalating importance of providing customer satisfaction, responses to diversity in the marketplace, development of new products, and recognition of the challenges from global competition.

MGMT 6143: Organization Theory

Duration: 7 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3

Examines organizations as interdependent systems, stressing structural, environmental, and international considerations using theories and perspec­tives from sociology, economics, psychology, and strategic management. Stresses practical impli­cations for managing dynamic organizations.

MGMT 6403: Seminar in Organizational Behavior

Duration: 7 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3

Designed to introduce students to the ways individuals and teams work in organizations, with a special emphasis on practical applica­tions for managers. The objective is to improve students' abilities to diagnose, analyze, and take effective action in their organizational work.

MGMT 6463: Leadership Development

Duration: 7 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3

Leadership theories and their applications are examined. Development of leadership skills is emphasized.

MGMT 6443: Management Development Strategies

Duration: 7 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3

The Human Resource Management Function with emphasis on the development of business structures, policies and techniques used in developing human resources in the contemporary business organization.

MGMT 6793: Business Ethics and Social Responsibility

Duration: 7 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3

Examines ethical decision making and the various issues in business including social responsibility, environmental protection, priva­cy, individual rights, OSHA, product liability, equality of opportunity and the morality of capitalism.

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