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Master of Business Administration (MBA or M.B.A.)

is an international college degree and study (study program) in management at the second level of study Slovak universities. According to the Higher Education Act, the MBA is not included in the higher education system in the Czech Republic and therefore belongs with us in lifelong learning. MBA originated in the United States in the late 19th century, when it began to apply the scientific approach to management. The main content of the MBA program consists of knowledge of accounting, finance, marketing, human resources and management so as much as possible to cover relevant practical needs analysis and management strategies. Graduates will receive an MBA, as quoted by name, along with the relevant certificate or diploma. The study is designed primarily representative of middle and senior management, the owner of the companies, entrepreneurs, businessmen as well as employees of public and state administration, non-profit sector and health care.

MBA is a peculiarity of linking theoretical knowledge with practice. MBA is a "professional" title. Accreditation bodies for MBA programs ensure consistency and quality in education. Specialized "business schools" in many countries offer MBA programs, either as a daily external or distance, often with a specialized focus.

The first "Graduate School of Business" in the United States was the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College. It founded in 1900 and offered study Master of Science in business, which was the forerunner of the MBA.

Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration included the first MBA program in 1908 with 15 faculty members, 33 regular and 47 special students.
At the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Sloan Fellows Program was established in 1930 as the first training program for managers and mid-career experienced managers focusing on management and leadership.
Other institutions in the USA were: University of Chicago Booth School of Business in 1943, which first set up branches outside the US (in Barcelona and Singapore). In 1946, Thunderbird School of Global Management was the first school to offer an MBA program focused on global management.
In 1950, Richard Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario, Canada, awarded the first MBA degrees outside the US, which was followed in 1951 by the University of Pretoria in South Africa.
In 1955 he was established at the University of Karachi Institute of Business Administration Karachi, Pakistan, in collaboration with the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and became the first Asian business school offering an MBA program.
In 1957, INSEAD became the first European business school offering an MBA program.
In 1986, Roy E. Crummer Graduate School of Business at Rollins College (Florida) was the first MBA program, which required that each student had his laptop computer.
MBA has been gradually accepted by universities around the world in both developed and developing countries.

Conditions for admission to this management degree program are in most institutions alike. The main prerequisite for MBA study is completed at least undergraduate university education, which can be replaced in exceptional cases sufficient and demonstrable management practice. The duration of study can be different and ranges from 1 to 3 years. Study can be full-time, distance learning, part-time or online. Programs to its flexibility and individual approach allow part-time students. Studies in the MBA program is usually completed defense of thesis (master's thesis) and oral exam. Successful graduates receive an MBA (the name) and the appropriate diploma.

MBA programs provide both theoretical education in the basic disciplines of management, as well as mastering the necessary practical management skills, such as. Problem solving, decision making, behavior and communication. During his studies they also used actively methods such as case studies, educational games, role playing, etc.