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Saginaw Valley State University, United States of America

About This Program

The Master of Business Administration (MBA) program of Saginaw Valley State University (SVSU) is accredited by Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International (AACSB), the premier accrediting agency and service organization for business schools.

This MBA program is:

  • Listed in the Princeton Review's Best Business Schools;
  • Designed for faster start-up especially if you are not a business major;
  • Offers a variety of concentration;
  • Flexible and allows you to proceed at your own pace with an individualized study plan.

SVSU's Master of Business Administration (MBA) program allows you to personalize your MBA. The program offers concentrations in:

  • Accounting;
  • Economics;
  • Entrepreneurship;
  • Finance;
  • Management;
  • International business and;
  • Marketing.


Important Information for International Students

  • Make sure you inform a representative of IVC if you intend to enroll in Saginaw Valley State University and waive the US$90 application fee;
  • Scholarship programs are available to international students. Call us at +63917.529.8472 if you intend to apply for any scholarship;
  • Let us know if you intend to apply so we can check your credentials since the admission requirements are rather stringent.


Course Delivery

Core MBA courses are taught in a hybrid format (combination of in-class and on-line) designed to accommodate busy, working lives. 

Learning Outcomes

The Saginaw Valley State University MBA program will prepare you with the knowledge necessary to become a leader in profit and nonprofit organizations operating in a complex global environment.

The objective of the program is to produce graduates who:

  • Have a comprehensive view of the firm;
  • Are able to use appropriate methodologies and tools for analyzing data to support managerial decisions;
  • Have the creative and critical thinking skills necessary for decision making and problem solving;
  • Effectively communicate ideas and lead a team;
  • Identify the impact of demographic diversity and the influence of ethical, political, social, legal, environmental, and global issues on organizations

Course Outline

SVSU's MBA program consists of a core of:

  • 31 credits plus
  • three graduate level business elective courses
  • Electives will be scheduled based on faculty availability.

If you lack the appropriate undergraduate course work or career experience in some functional areas of business administration and economics or other basic skills, you may be required to take additional basic skills or foundation courses. 

A minimum of 24 credits above the foundation level (including CBM MGT 695) must be taken at SVSU.

Business & Management Core (31 cr)

  • ACCT 611 - Financial Accounting Concepts 2 cr
  • ACCT 612 - Managerial Accounting 2 cr
  • CBM 600 - Global Business 2 cr
  • MGT 639A - Business Process Design and Management 2 cr
  • MGT 639B - Global Supply Chain Management 2 cr
  • MGT 695 - Strategic Management of Global Corps 3 cr
  • ECON 650A - Managerial Macroeconomics 2 cr
  • ECON 650B - Managerial Microeconomics 2 cr
  • FIN 604A - Introduction to Managerial Finance 2 cr
  • FIN 604B - Advanced Managerial Finance 2 cr
  • MGT 601 - Social Responsibility & Ethics 2 cr
  • MGT 621A - Foundations of Organizational Behavior 2 cr
  • MGT 621B - Leadership and Organizational Behavior 2 cr
  • MKT 631A - Integrated Marketing Management Concepts 2 cr
  • MKT 631B - Applied Integrated Marketing Management 2 cr

Required Electives

You will have to take three 600-level business courses.

It is not necessary to have all three electives in the same discipline but if your three electives belong to the same discipline, you will have a concentration in that area of study.

Foundation Courses (6 cr, unless waived)

  • ECON 536 - Statistical Methods 2 cr
  • LAW 508 - Legal Environment of Business 2 cr
  • MGT 528 - Foundations of Management Information, Systems 2 cr

A Certificate in International Business will be awarded upon satisfactory completion of the following requirements:

  • Electives (five courses, minimum 12 credits, and from a minimum of four functional areas)

These courses may be used simultaneously to satisfy the three courses of “Electives” required for the M.B.A. Students who already have obtained an M.B.A. and who desire to obtain a Certificate in International Business may do so by completing the courses that are not part of their official transcripts. The certificate will be awarded upon completion of the requirements. Additional international business special topics courses can be designated as satisfying certificate requirements prior to the time the courses are offered.

  • ACCT 619 - International Accounting 2 cr
  • ECON 641 - International Trade Policy 3 cr
  • FIN 607 - International Finance 3 cr
  • LAW 608 - International Legal Environment 3 cr
  • MGT 629 - International Management 3 cr
  • MKT 633 - Global Business-To-Business Marketing 3 cr
  • MKT 636 - Multinational Marketing 3 cr
  • SOC 650 - Cross-Cultural Relations 3 cr

Concentration in Entrepreneurship

If you wish to take a concentration in entrepreneurship, you must take:

  • MGT 643 (Entrepreneurship and;
  • New Venture Creation) and;
  • MKT/ETM 645 (From Invention to the Market)
  • Plus ONE of the following courses:
    • FIN 603 (Financial Entrepreneurship) or;
    • MGT/ETM 646 (Research Project on an Invention).
  • Students must also submit their business plan to a competition for evaluation.

Course Info

Course Code : MBA

College : College of Business and Management

Duration : 2 years at least

Qualifications Level : Master of Business Administration Degree

Fees :

Estimated cost breakdown/year in USD for the SVSU M.S. in Nursing program for AY 2019 - 2020


Non-resident, own application

With Red & White Scholarship, through IVC

Tuition and Fees 20,577 12,439
Miscellaneous (books, orientation fee and other necessities) 2,755 2,755
Application Fee 90 0
Health Insurance 1,550 1,550
Direct Investment 24,972 16,744

You will be incurring living expenses as well. If you intend to live on campus, you can expect to invest the following per year:

Expense Amount
Single room/shared apartment 6,160
Meal plan 3,730
Indirect Investment 9,890

If you will be traveling with dependents, costs will be much higher of course. For the I-20 though, you must prepare the following amount per year:

Expense Amount
Spouse 450
1 child, no spouse 3,500
Each additional child 2,000

Please remember:

  • Costs are estimate and are subject to change in July or mid-summer;
  • Tuition & Fees are subject to change without notice by action of the SVSU Board of Control;
  • You will be responsible for providing transportation to and from all courses.

Intake Dates :

Make sure you check with us first since Start Dates and Term Breaks may vary.  Take note of the following important dates for the 2019 Fall Semester:

  • Application Deadline: July 1, 2019
  • Orientation:  August 19, 2019
  • Start of Classes: August 26, 2019 

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