Walsh University Graduate Catalog 2012-2013
For admission, an applicant may elect one of the following three options.
Option 1: Completion of the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) with a score of 490 or better, and an undergraduate record of accomplishment with a GPA of 3.00 or higher (on a 4.0 scale). The formula used for students with a GPA of greater than or equal to 3.0 is:
200 x (undergraduate GPA) + GMAT ≥ 1,090 OR
Option 2: A student with an undergraduate GPA of 3.00 or higher (on a 4.0 scale) who successfully completes the six (6) credit hour MBA Preparation Series with a grade of B or better in each course will be granted full admission into the MBA degree program. This option is especially encouraged for an applicant whose undergraduate degree is not in business.
Option 3: An alumnus from Walsh University’s DeVille School of Business with an undergraduate degree in business within the last five (5) years and an undergraduate GPA of greater than or equal to 3.50.
Materials required for application for the above options are:
Course Waiver Policy
An MBA student with an undergraduate business major may be considered for a waiver of an MBA core curriculum course corresponding to the student’s undergraduate major(s). Granting of such a course waiver would be based upon the student’s undergraduate GPA in his/her major. A waived course will be replaced by equivalent credit hours in graduate courses.
The MBA Program is offered at the main campus in North Canton, Ohio and through an eLearning option.
MBA students that have completed at least one semester in the program are strongly encouraged to utilize the Cavalier Center to register. PIN numbers will be distributed near the beginning of each semester through the Walsh email system.
For students registering for coursework in their first semester, they may register by completing a Graduate Registration Form. This form may be found either in the Student Service Center in Farrell Hall or downloaded from the file gallery on our website www.walsh.edu/forms4. Complete, sign and do one of the following (you do not need an advisor's signature):
2020 East Maple Street, North Canton, OH 44720-3336
Attn: S. Reichard
Completion of Core Curriculum Requirements
MBA students are required to successfully complete (B- or higher in all courses with an accumulated GPA of 3.0 or higher) all MBA core curriculum courses prior to taking specialty courses. There are two exceptions: 1.) Full-time students who will complete their final specialty area course and capstone course in the same semester. 2.) Students who have transfered into the MBA program after completing the healthcare certificate. Any student who is attending part-time that enrolls in the capstone course before completing all other coursework will be administratively withdrawn from the capstone course.
All other coursework – core curriculum and specialty area – must be successfully completed (B- or higher in all courses with an accumulated GPA of 3.0 or higher) prior to taking the specialty area-specific capstone course.
Any student who is attending part-time that enrolls in the capstone course before completing all other coursework will be administratively withdrawn from the capstone course.
Categories of Graduate Students
Prep Series Courses: A student must earn a grade of "B" or higher (or its equivalent) in each MBA Prep series course required for admission to the program. If a student earns a grade lower than "B" (or its equivalent) in a prep series course, the student may repeat the course one time. If the earned grade in the second and final attempt is lower than a "B", the student will not be granted admission to the MBA Program.
MBA Program Course Required for Graduation:A student must earn a grade of "B-" or higher in each course required for graduation from the MBA Program. If an earned grade is lower than "B-" , the student may repeat the course one time. Failure to receive a "B- or higher" in the second and final attempt results in dismissal from the MBA Program.
A student has the right to appeal a grade or academic decision that he or she believes to be in error or unfair. Decisions to appeal a grade or academic decision shall conform to the "Academic Appeals" section of the Graduate Policies found in the most current Walsh University Graduate Academic Catalog.
Transfer of Courses
A student may transfer-in a maximum of nine (9) credit hours or three (3) courses. These courses must be taken at an accredited MBA program. The student must submit course syllabi and other requested documentation as requested by the MBA Program. Requesting and submitting materials is no guarantee that courses may be transferred-in. Finally, transferred courses may only be accepted for core curriculum requirement – and not for track-specific courses.
MBA students may consult with the MBA Program for advising at firstname.lastname@example.org. The Program's duties are to serve as consultant working with the student.
Completion of a Second Specialty Area
MBA students that would like to complete a second MBA specialty area must first contact the Registrar’s Office. This contact must be done before the students’ last semester in which they will complete their first specialty area. In order to complete a second specialty area, students must complete four (4) separate and unique courses as required for the second specialty area – one of which must be the second specialty area capstone course. For this second specialty area to be included on the students’ degree and transcripts, students must complete a “second major” form (obtained from the MBA Program) and complete all coursework prior to graduating.
While enrolled in the MBA program, students may participate in the MBA Program’s global experience(s). The student is advised to seek more information on global experiences from the MBA Program or the Global Learning department.