New Online MBA Offered by Southern University Baton Rouge and Education Online Services Corporation

Southern University Baton Rouge (SUBR) and the Education Online Services Corporation recently announced that they are launching a new MBA program that will be offered only online.


The new online Master of Business Administration degree, with no GRE or GMAT required, will be provided by the staff and resources of Southern University Baton Rouge, which is accredited by the AACSB and SACS.

The new MBA program being offered by Southern University, which is one of several new online MBAs being offered this year, may be completed in 12 to 24 months, and will offer new students the chance to focus on some of the most popular business areas, including:

  • Supply chain management

  • HR management

  • Accounting

  • Finance

  • International business

  • Entrepreneurship

Students who want to be admitted to this dynamic, new MBA program will need to show a strong record of achievement, strong leadership skills and the ability to work in a team setting.

According to Michelle Hill, Executive Director of Enrollment Management, Southern University System, the MBA program stresses that business knowledge is an essential need for society, and the current needs of society dictate that universities need to offer something more than campus-based business degrees to develop and inspire the students of the future.

The new Southern University Baton Rouge online MBA is really designed to meet the demands of busy, working professionals. In the accredited MBA program, students will gain the knowledge and the expertise that they need to become leaders based upon strong ethics, social responsibility and technology, and also enhanced management abilities and skills. The program stresses technology integration and business, and has a very strong focus on globalization all through the two year program.

General Online MBA Facts

  • The first online MBA was offered by Aspen University in 1987

  • Kaplan and Newsweek tried to launch an online MBA in 2006

  • 11,000 students were enrolled in AACSB-accredited online MBA programs in 2012

  • A Facebook-only online MBA program was launched in 2010 by the London School of Business and Finance

The chairman of Education Online Services, Ezell Brown, stated recently that the new MBA program prepares new business students to examine international and global aspects of business administration via advanced analytical and managerial processes. At the same time, it trains students in advanced management and communication skills, as well as business analysis.

Each MBA student in the program must follow a course of study that has an essential general business core, and electives that suit the needs of that student. The curriculum has 10 required courses and three electives. This MBA program does not have a thesis option, and you must finish 36 hours of classes and pass an examination to earn your MBA. If you have not completed an undergraduate business degree, you must first finish several business foundation classes to enter the program.

Some of the classes that will be required for graduation for this online MBA program include:

  • Survey of Accounting

  • Principles of Economics

  • Managerial Finance

  • Principles of Management

  • Principles of Marketing

  • Quantitative Methods

  • Financial Management

  • Operations Management

  • International Business

  • Marketing Management