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2016-2017 Graduate Catalog 
    
2016-2017 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Business Administration M.B.A.


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


(Major Code: 5302)

General Requirements


Graduate School

  1. Admission: Students are granted admission when the applicant has an undergraduate grade point average (GPA) of 3.00 or higher and scores in the 50th percentile or higher in one or more categories (math, verbal or analytical) of the GMAT.
  2. Conditional Admission: Students that do not qualify for regular admission are granted conditional admission when the applicant has an undergraduate GPA of 2.5 or higher and scores in the 25th percentile or higher on the composite score of the GMAT exam.
  3. Students not qualifying for regular or conditional admission will be denied admission and may consult with the dean of the Graduate School for assistance on future admission possibilities or possible committee review for conditional admission based on special circumstances consistent with House Bill 1641.

Secondary Admission Requirements for College of Business

Graduate Business Provisional Consideration:

  • Undergraduate grade point average (GPA)
  • GMAT score
  • Official transcripts
  • Resume showing career progression
  • Statement of goals for pursuing a graduate business degree
  • Deadlines: August 1 (Fall), December 1 (Spring), May 1 (Summer)

Graduate Business Regular Admission Considerations:

  • Undergraduate grade point average (GPA)
  • GMAT score
  • Official transcripts
  • Resume showing career progression
  • Statement of goals for pursuing a graduate business degree
  • Proficiency in foundation business courses
  • Deadlines: August 1 (Fall), December 1 (Spring), May 1 (Summer)

 

Students seeking the M.B.A. degree must first establish proficiency in accounting, economics, business statistics, information and decision management, management, marketing, finance and business law. This proficiency may be established by courses taken in an undergraduate program, by completing advanced standing examinations or by taking the following courses: ACCT 6300 , ECON 6300 

 , MGT 6300 , MKT 6300 , FIN 6300 , and BUSI 6300 .

Students who enter the M.B.A. program on conditional status may be required to take leveling courses in areas where a grade of “C” or lower was earned. A 3.0 grade point average (GPA) in leveling courses must be maintained by all M.B.A. students. Students whose GPA in leveling work falls below a 3.0 will be placed on probation. The student who fails to correct the leveling GPA the semester following probation will be suspended from the Graduate School.

M.B.A. Requirements (31-49 graduate hours)


M.B.A. Foundation Courses (0 or 12 graduate hours)


  • Students with an undergraduate degree in business administration or closely related and a grade point average of 2.8 or higher are not required to take foundation courses.
  • Students with an undergraduate degree outside of business administration or an undergraduate degree in business administration with a grade point average below 2.8 are required to take three to twelve semester hours from the following: ACCT 6300 , ECON 6300  , MGT 6300 , MKT 6300 , FIN 6300 , and BUSI 6300 . The associate dean of graduate business programs determines the three to twelve hours of leveling requirements. In addition, the associate dean may select more than twelve semester hours of foundation courses in special cases where student academic background in business administration, grade point average or work experience are limited.
  • Students from non-business graduate programs must receive permission from the associate dean in the College of Business to enroll in College of Business graduate courses.

Courses for Emphasis (9 graduate hours)


M.B.A.-General Business-3 semester hours of graduate business elective courses.***

M.B.A.-Computer Information Systems****- 9 semester hours of CIDM elective courses.

M.B.A.—Management*—9 semester hours of management courses***

M.B.A.—Marketing*—9 semester hours of marketing courses***

Note:

*These emphasis areas must include at least three semester hours of 6300-level courses (excluding 6300 leveling courses) in the College of Business.

***An elective course may be any graduate-level course in the College of Business or, with approval from the associate dean, one or more elective graduate courses may be taken outside the College of Business.

****Students seeking an emphasis in CIDM may substitute a 6300-level CIDM elective for CIDM 6305 .

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