UNA, Athens State Officials Sign Partnership Agreement for MBA Program in Athens

Nov. 1, 2012


FLORENCE, Ala. – Officials from the University of North Alabama and Athens State University met on the Athens State campus this afternoon to sign a partnership agreement making the UNA Master of Business Administration program available in Athens. UNA graduate business classes will begin on the Athens State campus in January 2013.

“This is an exciting opportunity for UNA, Athens State and students and businesses of surrounding communities,” said Dr. William G. Cale Jr., UNA president. “Our MBA program is recognized widely for its quality as well as its value, so we are proud to make it available to more students of this region.”

The UNA-Athens State partnership is making the traditional MBA program’s eight core courses available through a hybrid format, including online and traditional classes to offer flexible scheduling. In addition to the core courses, the traditional MBA degree requires three elective courses from one of the program’s eight concentrations. Concentration courses, with the exception of accounting, are offered online.

MBA concentration areas include accounting, finance, health care management, information systems, international business, project management and enterprise resource planning systems using SAP. In addition, a professional concentration is offered as a general specialization, allowing the student to choose three graduate business electives.

An executive MBA option is available to students with six to eight years of business experience. Eligibility for the executive option requires demonstrated knowledge of accounting principles, economic principles, statistics and quantitative methods, financial management, and management and marketing principles.

For more information, visit www.una.edu/mba-requirements.