MS/MBA/College of Mass Communication and Media Arts

Southern Illinois University



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Separately, the M.B.A. in the College of Business requires completion of 33 semester hours of course work; the MCMA M.S. in Professional Media and Media Management requires 30 semester hours of course work.

The concurrent MCMA M.S./COB M.B.A. degree program requires completion of 21 semester hours of MCMA-approved courses and 24 credit hours of COB-approved courses, for a total of 45 hours. This is a savings of 18 semester hours over pursuing both degrees separately.

Students wishing to be admitted to the concurrent program must apply and be accepted to the MCMA M.S., as well as, apply and be accepted into the MBA program in the College of Business.  This initiates the process to pursue the concurrent degrees. Applicants for the concurrent degree program must also earn a satisfactory score on the GMAT or GRE to be admitted to the MBA program, as well as successfully complete the College of Business Foundation Workshops offered during the summer if they have not previously completed the 10 foundation business courses (or their equivalent) required for admission into the MBA program.

We accept applications for the MS Program for Fall semesters no later than February 15 for the following Fall Semester.  Applications are closed for Fall 2016.  Applications for Fall 2017 must be submitted by February 15, 2017.