Sep 27, 2023  
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Business Administration, M.B.A.

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CIP Code:  52.0201

I. Admission Requirements

Admission to the MBA Program is based on a qualitative and quantitative assessment of those factors deemed relevant for successful graduate study.  The following factors are considered in the admission decision:

  1. Scores from the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) or the Graduate Record Examination (GRE). For students applying for the JD/MBA program, the Law School Admission Test (LSAT) may be used for the admissions examination.  All MBA applicants must have the results of their GMAT, GRE or LSAT submitted directly to the School of Graduate Studies.Applicants who are members of Beta Gamma Sigma (BGS) - the international business honor society for AACSB-accredited schools are not required to take a graduate-level entrance exam  
  2. Prior academic record (official transcript).
  3. Employment history (applicant’s resume)
  4. Two letters of recommendations from instructors, employers, or others who know the applicant well. 
  5. A personal interview is recommended.
  6. Applicants for the MBA Program who lack the foundation courses in their undergraduate degree must complete these courses before they can be fully admitted to the MBA program. 

Foundation Courses

The foundation courses consist of twelve (12) hours of graduate-level courses - four, 3 credit hour courses.  The foundation courses should be completed with a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0.  Some or all of the foundation courses may be waived for students with prior appropriate course work.  The following comprise the foundation courses:

II. Program Requirements

Graduate Management Core - 24 hours

The graduate management core courses, the heart of the MBA program, focus on organizational decision making, behavioral factors impacting decision making, and the environment in which the organization functions.  The graduate management core is composed of the following courses: 

Graduate Electives

Except for joint degree students, each student is required to select at least two elective courses.  These courses must be approved by the Director of Graduate Programs.  The graduate management electives consist of the following courses:

III. Exit Requirements

Completion of all required MBA courses with a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher and with no more than one grade of C.

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