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MBA Program Information & Policies

MBA Program Objectives

  • Think critically and solve problems within organizations, supporting decisions with appropriate analytical and quantitative techniques.
  • Demonstrate sustainable ethical organizational leadership capabilities.
  • Demonstrate integrative professional and personal knowledge within a dynamic global business environment.
  • Demonstrate advanced communication competencies within a business context.
  • Demonstrate advanced knowledge in the core areas of business.
  • Graduates demonstrate advanced knowledge in a specialized area of business.

 

MBA Course Format

All MBA program courses are offered in an eight-week format. Two eight-week sessions are offered in each semester: Fall, Spring and Summer. In the traditional setting, all MBA courses consist of 40 classroom hours with a typical course meeting for ten four-hour sessions distributed over eight weeks: eight week-day evening meetings and two Saturday meetings. One of the Saturday sessions will be a "Success Skills Workshop." All courses are also available in online format.

MBA Class Meeting Times

Evening classes meet 6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m
Saturday classes meet either 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. or 1:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Times for the Success Skills Workshops vary. A typical workshop runs from 8:30 a.m to 11:30 a.m.

MBA Degree Requirements

The MBA degree requires 36 semester hours of coursework for a student who demonstrates all required competencies upon entry.

Common Body of Knowledge (MBA Core)Common Body of Knowledge (MBA Core)

MBA 621 Sustainable Ethical Leadership 3 sem. hrs.
MBA 622 Organization Behavior and Communication 3 sem. hrs.
MBA 623 Financial Accounting & Management 3 sem. hrs.
MBA 624 Marketing 3 sem. hrs.
MBA 625 Information Systems 3 sem. hrs.
MBA 626 Applied Organizational Research & Analysis 3 sem. hrs.
Total Core Requirement Credit Hours:  18 sem. hrs.

Program Competency Expectations for Admission

The MBA Program expects students admitted to know and demonstrate competency in the functional areas of business (accounting, finance, economics, statistics), quantitative analysis and Microsoft Excel.

A student can demonstrate competency in the functional areas of business through:

  • Having earned an undergraduate degree in a recognized business field, or
  • Additional successful completion of assigned coursework in the MBA 500 Preparation Series with a grade of "B" or better in each course.

A student can demonstrate competency in quantitative analysis through:

  • Achieving the required score on the GMAT exam, or
  • Additional successful completion of assigned coursework in the MBA 500 Preparation Series with a grade of "B" or better in each course.

Various options for demonstrating competency are available to a student who does not hold the undergraduate degree in business and/or who does not meet the quantitative analysis competency. The MBA Program can discuss these and other options for demonstrating or acquiring competency.

Transfer of MBA 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.

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