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Master of Business Administration



Master skills to thrive!

Are you a business professional seeking to climb the “corporate ladder” to middle or upper management? Seeking to gain the skills you need while still employed?

Or, are you a recent graduate having received your undergraduate degree–in any field–and aspire to learn the intricacies of business to prepare you for an exciting career in business, government, or health care?

A Shepherd University Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) may be your ticket to success! Realize your potential and achieve your career goals. You can gain the skills and experience you need to increase your chances for success by taking on leadership roles and gaining real world experience!

Shepherd’s M.B.A. program is designed specifically to fit your needs, your schedule, your professional goals, and your budget.



The Shepherd M.B.A. program creates a stimulating environment that is diverse, challenging, and focused on global connections, while at the same time providing real-world experiences to our graduate students.

All students take a 27-credit core that includes courses in leadership and ethics, marketing, management theory, economics, and accounting. Students in the general track complete their coursework with a flexible set of electives, while the other concentrations in Health Administration, Public Management, and Sport Management have more specific requirements.

Capstone Information

The M.B.A. program finishes with a culminating project or capstone in MBA 590 Capstone: Applied Research Project or MBA 591  M.B.A. Capstone: Internship  (instructor permission required to register). Here, students work in a collaborative environment with faculty mentors in an open exchange of ideas and information. In the internship experience, students are exposed to new ideas and put theory into practice through contact with influential leaders from a variety of companies and industries. Through these experiences, students heighten their cultural awareness, develop a global perspective, and learn to communicate effectively with individuals from diverse cultural, academic and professional backgrounds.  Students measure their success against national standards through taking the MBA Major Field Test  (MFT) administered by the Educational Testing Service (ETS).  The site has information about the test and sample test questions.  We also suggest purchasing The Major Field Test (MFT) Study Guide:  Complete with Sample Questions and Key Business Concepts by James E. Phelan.

**Note:  Students must secure their internship site the semester before they plan to enroll in MBA 591.

Stay in touch and Stay Informed!

Keep in touch with the latest news, deadlines and special events by going to the Graduate Studies Upcoming Events page, the Shepherd University MBA Facebook page or the Martinsburg Center Facebook page.  More information can be found in the Martinsburg Orientation booklet .

What students are saying about the MBA program

"I am so appreciative for the assistance you have been granting me. This will help me throughout my lifetime!” - Musa Suwareh,, MBA ‘16
"I really enjoyed being a RAM! I would recommend Shepherd to family and friends because Shepherd has lots of energy and excitement and is a great quality school near home." - Aissata Zerbo, MBA ‘16
"In HR, the MBA has more than made a difference in my understanding of what I do and who I place. I cannot thank you enough for the education received in the program. I feel like I am living a dream realized that you all have been a part of.” - Molly Reed, MBA ‘14