Historically Black Talladega College in Alabama to Offer an MBA Program

Historically Black Talladega College in Alabama has received approval from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission to offer an MBA program. The MBA program can be completed in as little as a year and will be offered online or through hybrid learning.

The MBA program will offer seven areas of concentration: accounting, management, marketing, finance, logistics, healthcare management, and entrepreneurship. Course offerings for the 2021–2022 academic year include, but are not limited to leadership, advanced accounting, human resource management, managerial economics, and healthcare.

According to Lisa Long, provost and vice president of academic affairs for Talladega College, the new program directly aligns with the college’s strategic goal of promoting student success through innovative curriculum offerings. “One of our goals is to expand program offerings to include more postgraduate, continuing education, and online degree programs; the MBA program is inclusive of all of the aforementioned components,” she said.

The MBA is the second graduate degree program at the college. Talladega also offers a master’s degree program in computer information systems.

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  1. Are you kidding me Talladega College? How intellectually rigorous (lack thereof) will this program be? Really. If first tier MBA programs are awarding MBAs in two years along with providing unprecedented real world experience. Yet, a school with slightly above 1,200 students can produce a high quality MBA student in one year. If true, somebody need to explain how can Talladega College have a deplorable graduation rate.

    In other words, the so-called Black administrators need to take that same model and apply it to their respective undergraduate programs in to significantly increase their graduation. The public would be very interested in knowing which top companies (in Alabama) this MBA program have an established pipeline after they complete their MBA degree. Can you say EnCompass Health, BBVA Compass Bancshares, Regions Financial, or even Alabama Power, etc. Last, I certainly hope this program is not another theoretically based program with No Real World practicum.

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