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Master of Business Administration, Information Systems Concentration

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Business Administration, Information Systems Concentration on campus program

The on-campus MBA program at Emporia State University is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International), a distinction held by less than 5% of business schools worldwide. The program consists of 11 courses, or the equivalent of 33 credit hours. The MBA is one of the most affordable and flexible business programs in Kansas. You will learn to lead, collaborate with others, and understand business holistically—from accounting and finance to management and marketing.

Learn more about the accelerated online MBA. Our online MBA is the only program in Kansas ranked in the top 20 nationally, according to Affordable Colleges Online, and is one of the most affordable in Kansas. From the online MBA program, you can also include a concentration in Accountancy, Information Systems, or Marketing. An online post-bachelors certificate in Information Systems Management is also available.

What can you do with this degree?

A Master of Business Administration gives you broader career options, higher earning potential, and the confidence to grow your career in business. In this program, you will develop quantitative insights into business practices, understand organizational behavior from a managerial viewpoint, and hone the analytical skills needed to drive key decisions for your organization.

Additional Information

Required application materials

Graduate School Application

Upon filling out the application, one has the choice to choose a concentration to supplement their Master's Degree. If one does not desire to choose a concentration, then leave that section blank on the application.

1. Official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended.

2. Current résumé or curriculum vitae.

3. Cover letter.

4. Copy of government-issued ID.

Submitting Application Materials

The following items must be provided/completed at the time of application submission through the Application Portal:

*Unofficial bachelor's degree transcript

*Resume or curriculum vita

*Cover letter

*Copy of government-issued ID

Official transcripts

Students must submit official bachelor’s degree transcripts containing at least 60 credit hours of coursework and final grades. Any additional transcripts from college credit accumulated after the bachelor’s degree MUST be submitted if you will be using these credits for transfer credit or for last 60 GPA. Transcripts are considered official when they arrive in the Graduate Office in a sealed envelope from the issuing institution or are received through a secure electronic transcript service to

If the transcripts need to be mailed, send to:

Emporia State University
Graduate School

Campus Box 4003
Emporia State University
1 Kellogg Circle
Emporia, KS 66801-5415.

Admission requirements

Students must meet One of the following four requirements:

A bachelor’s degree with a GPA of 3.0* or higher from a regionally-accredited (or equivalent) institution.

A master’s degree in any field with a GPA of 3.0* or higher.

A bachelor’s degree with a GPA of 2.65* or higher and at least three years of professional leadership experience.

For applicants with a GPA between 2.65 and 3.0*, you may submit additional materials so we can conduct a holistic review of your application. A student who is deemed not ready for the program may be denied admission. These materials may include evidence of a high-ranking institution, rigorous program, success in quantitative courses, strong standardized test scores (GMAT, GRE, etc.), etc.

* in the last 60 semester hours of study or cumulative (4.0 system)


Core courses – 24 hours

BC 807: Managerial Economics

BU 820: Quantitative Analysis of Business Decisions

AC 843:  Accounting Information for Management

FI 850: Advanced Financial Management

MG 853: Behavioral Aspect of Management

MK 864: Marketing Management

IS 873: Information Systems for Managerial Decisions

MG 899: Strategic Management

Electives – 9 credits

IS 813: Information Technology Project Management

IS 823: Systems Analysis and Design

IS 853: Business Analytics

Students studying together

Program Resources

The BizHornet Center is a hub for business students that provides multiple student services throughout the year. The center is located on the first floor of Cremer Hall, room 128. The BizHornet Center organizes and supports a wide array of student services, including advising; student organizations and honor societies; scholarships; student activities, competitions, and celebrations; mentor program; and other campus information.

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School of Business Scholarships

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Address + location

Campus Box 4039
Cremer Hall 128
Emporia, KS 66801