Dual Degree Programs

  • Acquire valuable skills necessary to be a technology leader in tomorrow’s global business environment. The Coles College MBA-MSIS brings business strategy to technology projects and technological innovation to business challenges. By blending best business practices and strategic technology skills, students acquire the knowledge necessary to become qualified and capable leaders for cutting-edge global organizations.

    Courses are delivered at times and locations which are convenient for the working professional. MBA courses are offered at the Kennesaw Campus Center, at the Cobb Galleria and in Sandy Springs from 6:00 – 8:45 PM with each course meeting one night per week. IS courses are offered on the Kennesaw Campus.

    Curriculum

    The Coles College MBA-MSIS consists of 54 hours of graduate study, including 27 hours of business administration courses and 24 hours of information systems courses.

    Students are required to take the core courses from both the MBA and MSIS programs, plus one elective MBA course.

    Visit the KSU Graduate Catalog for detailed MBA-MSIS courses and descriptions.

  • The Master of Business Administration/Master of Public Administration (MBA/MPA) Program is a dual degree offered by the Coles College of Business and the College of Humanities and Social Sciences. The objective of this program is to allow students who are interested in public and private sectors to concurrently register in both MBA and MPA programs. The increasing interdependence of the public and private sectors makes this dual degree program not only innovative, but attractive to students wishing to pursue careers in positions responsible for working with their counterparts in private and public organizations, and in a variety of settings where both the knowledge of business and government are very crucial.

    Leadership for a Changing World

    As governmental agencies strive to be more customer-friendly and organizationally efficient, industries are becoming more reliant on governmental agencies and considering social responsibility in new ways. These trends make knowledge of both business and government crucial for success in many public and private organizations. Our MBA-MPA degree will give you the knowledge and skills you need to lead in this new era.

    Curriculum

    The program consists of a minimum of 54 hours of graduate study, of which 27 hours are in areas of Business Administration and 27 hours are in the areas of Public Administration. Additional credit hours may be taken depending on each student's academic background or areas of concentration in the MPA Program. It generally takes approximately three years to earn both degrees as a full-time student.

    Students will be required to take the core courses from both the MBA and the MPA programs.

    Visit the KSU Graduate Catalog for detailed MBA-MPA courses and descriptions.

     

  • The Master of Business Administration/Master Science in Conflict Management is a dual degree offered by the Coles College of Business and the College of Humanities and Social Sciences. The primary objective of this program is to prepare students for competitive leadership and managerial positions in careers requiring extensive understanding and interaction with conflict management and business acumen. The students' desire for this program comes from the extensive interaction between the two sectors in areas such as global project management, negotiations and contracting.

    The program consists of a minimum of 54 hours of graduate study of which 27 hours are in areas of Business Administration and 27 hours are in Conflict Management. Additional credit hours may be required depending on each student's academic background. Students may also be required to take foundational courses in business as specified by the respective program director. It generally takes approximately three years to earn both degrees for a full-time student.

    Students will be required to take the core courses from both MBA and MSCM programs as well as one international business MBA elective in the Coles College of Business.

    Visit the KSU Graduate Catalog for detailed MBA-MSCM courses and descriptions.

  • KSU is committed to developing innovative programs that are responsive to the rapidly changing economic, social and political climate and to the interdependence of sectors (public, private and nonprofit). Therefore, KSU is offering the first dual degree MSW/MBA program in the state of Georgia. “In recent decades, social work practitioners have increasingly been called upon to think entrepreneurially to seek private funding and to collaborate with nongovernmental organizations to provide social services and goods” (c.f. Lee, 2016, p. 209). Similarly, companies have become more socially responsible because of consumer demand, employee morale, potential to develop new markets, and a desire to create sustainable business practices that focus on triple-bottom line (preserve wellbeing of people and planet while making a profit).

    Visit the KSU Graduate Catalog for detailed MBA-MSW courses and descriptions.

     

Graduate Certificates

  • The graduate certificate program in information security and assurance is designed for both technology and non-technology graduate students.

    Learn more here.


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