MBA Program


The Fairmont State University Master of Business Administration degree is not limited to undergraduates who’ve studied business. The program is designed for both business and non-business undergraduate students.

Students on the “fast track” can complete the required 36 credit hours for their Master of Business Administration degree in 15 months from May to August.

Through the Master of Business Administration curriculum, graduate students apply business concepts with the responsibility of management.

Core classes touch on areas of business such as business law, economics, finance and accounting, marketing, information systems, technology, research and analysis. 

There are two specializations within the Master of Business Administration.  Students can choose to focus on one of the following:

  • Project Management
  • Human Resources Management

Career Opportunities

Students who have earned an undergraduate business degree learn the skills they need to succeed in business.  It may mean starting in positions just a step below management.  However, a Master of Business Administration can set graduates up for higher positions within a corporation. U.S. News & World Report lists the following as top positions for MBA graduates:

  • Marketing Manager
  • Management Analyst
  • Human Resource Specialist
  • Financial Advisor


Contact Information

Dr. Sunil Surendran, MBA Program Director
School of Business
Jaynes Hall 115

"I am able to gain a broader perspective and understanding about my field from each professor that I work with. The director asks me to research many areas; other business professors have invited me to proctor their classes. I have also been able to work behind the scenes on administrative tasks. I am very interested in marketing and marketing research, and the work I am doing with the director is invaluable to my future. The financial benefit is awesome. As a West Virginia resident, the only cost I am incurring is the cost of books. So far, my overall experience as a GA has been tremendous."

Casie Watson, Mannington, W.Va. - MBA
Graduate Assistant - Business Research for MBA Program Director