May 27, 2018  
2012-2013 Graduate Catalog 

Master of Business Administration (M.B.A)

Updated Admissions Requirements to appear in the 2013-2014 Catalog

Adviser: Michelle Henry
404 Owen Building

Advisor: Beste Windes
473 Owen Building

To prepare professionals with:

  1. oral and written communication knowledge and skills for business;

  2. critical thinking and analytical skills for solving business problems;

  3. tools for ethical decision-making, ethical corporate governance and corporate social responsibility;

  4. knowledge of international and cross-cultural issues in a globally integrated business environment;

  5. core business knowledge and skills;

  6. strategic and innovative thinking skills.

Admission Requirements
Applicants must be graduates of regionally accredited colleges and universities, and have achieved grades and GMAT scores indicating an aptitude for advanced study in business. International applicants must submit official TOEFL scores.

Degree Admission
The standards for degree admission are a 2.75 minimum undergraduate GPA (or 2.75 for the last half of undergraduate study) and a GMAT score of at least 450, with a score of 20 in the verbal section, and 24 quantitative.

Applicants to the MBA program may submit GRE scores in lieu of GMAT scores. The minimum GRE score requirement is 1000 (on previous 200-800 scale prior to August 2011), or 297 (revised 130-170 scale). Applicants must score at least 350 (143 revised scale) on the verbal reasoning section of the test, and at least 420 (140 revised scale) on the quantitative section. If applicant submits both GRE and GMAT scores, then the GMAT score takes precedence.

Program Requirements
The MBA program is innovative, applied and global with an emphasis on corporate ethics. The program requires 54 credit hours: 18 hours of foundation courses; 18 hours of Core/Cross Functional courses; and 18 hours of electives (6 hours restricted electives and 12 hours of general electives). MBA candidates may also specialize in one of ten areas of specialization (the specialization courses are taken in lieu of the general elective courses).

Transfer Credit
A maximum of six credit hours from a previous Master’s degree may be transferred to the core MBA program.

Foundation: 18 hours

Students must complete course work in each of the following foundation areas or have acceptable undergraduate equivalents, in which case the course may be waived.

Restricted Electives: 6 hours

Choose one course from each of the following areas:

Elective Courses for General M.B.A.: 12 hours

Students choosing the general MBA will select four adviser-approved electives from any 500 or 600-level courses offered within the College of Business. At least one of the four courses must be a 600-level course, and no more than two Independent Studies (699) or Special Topics (592/681) courses may be taken.

MBA with Specialization in an Area: 12-15 hrs

Specializations may be pursued in lieu of the Elective Courses for General M.B.A.  Specializations are offered in the ten areas listed below. The area of specialization is noted on the student’s transcript. The assistant dean or department heads must approve any course substitutions. These specialization options have program codes associated with them that differ from the general MBA. Therefore students wishing to change from one program to another (e.g., general MBA to MBA in supply chain management or vice versa) must submit a program change form to the Graduate Business Programs Office so that a new program of study can be issued.

Specializations offered:

E-Business (12 hrs)
Enterprise Business Intelligence (12 hrs)
Entrepreneurship (12 hrs)
Finance (12 hrs)
Human Resource Management (12 hrs)
Internal Auditing (12 hrs)
International Business (15 hrs)
Management (12 hrs)
Marketing (12 hrs)
Nonprofit Management (12 hrs)
Supply Chain Management (15 hrs)

Select a Specialization Area:

E-Business (EBUS): 12 hours

Human Resource Management (HR): 12 hours

Program Total: 54 hours