Walsh University Graduate Catalog 2013-2014
An applicant must have an earned undergraduate degree from an accredited undergraduate institution, earning a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher. When the applicant has attended more than one undergraduate institution, a weighted average GPA will be calculated. An applicant who has graduated with a cumulative GPA of less than 3.0 is encouraged to apply, but will be subject to review by the MBA Admissions Review Committee.
Every applicant is required to demonstrate foundational knowledge in the functional areas of business (i.e., accounting, economics, finance, and quantitative techniques). Satisfying this requirement of foundational knowledge will be determined by the MBA Program, through an examination of the completed application (as outlined above), including the applicant’s transcript(s) and professional experience.
Foundational knowledge in the functional areas of business may either be demonstrated by: an undergraduate business degree, significant and substantial prior business-related experience, successful completion of the MBA Prep Series, or the successful completion of the MBA Competency Test.
Prior to pursuing one of the recommended paths toward admission, an applicant is required to officially apply to the MBA Program. Submitting the following materials as outlined in the admission process will constitute a “completed” application:
Paths to Admission
There are two paths toward admission into the MBA Program:
When the applicant holds an undergraduate business degree...
Applicant with an earned Bachelor’s degree in business: Having successfully completed the MBA Prep Series courses by attaining grades of “B” or higher in all MBA Prep Series courses;
Having completed the Graduate Management Aptitude Test (earning an admission score of 1090, calculated by multiplying the applicant’s weighted average GPA for all college(s)/university(ies) attended by 200 and adding the GMAT score).
When the applicant holds an undergraduate non- business degree...
Having successfully completed the MBA Prep Series courses by attaining grades of “B” or higher in all MBA Prep Series courses;
Having completed the Graduate Management Aptitude Test (earning an admission score of 1090, calculated by multiplying the applicant’s weighted average GPA for all college(s)/university(ies) attended by 200 and adding the GMAT score) AND having successfully completed the MBA Competency Testing.
An alumnus from Walsh University’s DeVille School of Business with an undergraduate degree in business, having graduated within the last five (5) years with a cumulative GPA of 3.50 or greater will be automatically accepted into the MBA Program.
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.
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):
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.
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 transferred into the MBA program after completing the healthcare certificate. Any student who is attending part-time that enrolls in a specialty course before completing the core curriculum coursework will be administratively withdrawn from that specialty course unless prior approval was sought and received by the MBA Director.
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.