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  Dec 11, 2017
 
 
    
2012-2013 General Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG–FOR INFORMATION ONLY]

Graduate Business Studies


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Department Information

Dean: Carl R. Templin
Business 303 ~ (435) 586-5401

Advisors:
David Christensen (435) 865-8058 (MAcc)
Gerald Calvasina (435) 586-1976 (MBA)

Graduate Faculty: Professors: David Berri, Gerald Calvasina, David Christensen, Alan Hamlin, Roy Johnson, Tim Lewis, David Rees, Wayne Roberts, Carl Templin;
Associate Professors: Jeffrey Barnes, Robin Boneck, Bruce Haslem, Amy Moore, David Tufte;
Assistant Professors: Tyler Stillman, Amanda Wilford; Professional in Residence: Steve Harrop

Degrees Offered 

Master of Accountancy (M.Acc.)    For Degree Requirements Click Here               
Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.)  For Degree Requirements Click Here              

**Graduate Business Programs accredited by AACSB.

Overview of Program

Master of Accountancy (MAcc)
The MAcc degree was established to satisfy Utah’s requirement to sit for the Certified Public Accounting exam - 150 semester credit hours with 30 credit hours of post graduate course work. The Macc program provides greater breadth and depth to further develop the knowledge and skills to enter professional accountancy. With nearly 100 percent placement rate, most MAcc graduates are employed by accounting firms or government agencies in Utah, Nevada, and California. Typical jobs include positions in taxation, auditing, and controllership.


Master of Business Administration (MBA)
The SUU Master of Business Administration (MBA) is accredited by AACSB, which represents the highest standard of achievement for business schools worldwide. In our accelerated program, full-time students can complete the MBA in one year if they have an undergraduate degree in a business field. With this accelerated program, students will get a jump start on their careers. Small class sizes, exceptional faculty, and opportunities for internships, dual degrees, and study abroad make the MBA a tremendous return on investment.

Mission

Master of Accountancy (MAcc)
The mission of the Accountancy Program in the School of Business at Southern Utah University is to achieve excellence in accounting education through teaching, research, and service. The program endeavors to provide high-quality accounting preparation for professional careers to students, to make intellectual contributions to the field of accounting through the dissemination of research, and to provide service.

The primary mission is to provide high-quality accounting preparation for professional careers in public accounting, industry, and other organizations. The undergraduate program is devoted to providing basic accounting and business knowledge and skills, along with general education, needed for career development. The graduate program provides greater breadth and depth in accounting and other business disciplines to further develop the knowledge and skills to enter professional accountancy and related business careers. The fostering of an active student accounting organization is fundamental to the career development process.

Intellectual contributions to the field of accounting are secondary, but fundamental to the mission of the program. These include the dissemination of the results of accounting and pedagogical research, and the development and use of relevant accounting textbooks, case studies, and other instructional materials. The program seeks to address contemporary problems faced by the accounting profession, accounting education, or management primarily to enrich the educational experience of students in the classroom, and to advance knowledge.

Tertiary, but also fundamental to the mission of the program, is service to the University, the accounting profession, and society in general. Service is provided through participation in university committees, professional organization and seminars, sponsoring student organizations, and consulting activities. In addition to assisting others, service experiences develop the knowledge and skills of those who serve, and provide relevant, practical examples for use in the classroom.

Master of Business Administration
The Southern Utah University MBA program produces capable business leaders who are prepared with the necessary management and research skills to make high quality business decisions in either an entrepreneurial or staff capacity.

While we provide our MBA students with a solid foundation of human and technical management knowledge and skills, a hallmark of our program is the opportunity for students to pursue projects and mentored study on issues of their own interest. Our commitment to this process of active learning is driven by our desire to produce confident leaders who can think critically, engage in a process of discovery, and implement appropriate policies.

The MBA further supports the vision and mission of the School of Business by increasing the level of academic opportunity for the region, while enhancing the visibility and reputation of the School and University.

Department/Program Learning Outcomes

  1. Develop effective written and verbal communication skills.
  2. Develop an understanding of the global, ethical, and socio-political context of business.
  3. Use and integrate knowledge from core areas of business.
  4. Effectively use strategic analysis and decision-making skills, supported by appropriate quantitative methods and information technology.

Other Information

Requirements for Admission into the School of Business Graduate Programs

Acceptance into the MAcc and MBA graduate programs is based upon the following:

  1. Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution
  2. Bachelor’s degree in a business related field or completion of the entire foundation core
  3. Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better (minimum) depending on the GPA calculation. Students with a GPA of 3.0 will need to exceed a 550 on the GMAT.
    • GMAT test score of 450 or better
    • The GRE may be taken in lieu of the GMAT. A GMAT comparison tool for score conversion can be found at the following website: http://www.ets.org/gre/institutions/about/mba/comparison_tool
    • Students with an undergraduate degree from an AACSB accredited business program with a GPA greater than or equal to 3.7 in the last 60 hours are not required to submit a GMAT test score. All students who do not qualify for this GMAT waiver must submit GMAT/GRE scores with the student application file for consideration.
  4. Index score of 1150 or better
    • The index score is computed by taking the GPA of your last 60 credit hours (3.0 minimum) x 200 + GMAT = 1150
  5. Submission of 3 letters of academic recommendation (for non-SUU students only)
  6. Students with a bachelor’s degree from an international university must provide an international evaluation prior to acceptance into either graduate program. Please see https://www.suu.edu/iss/pdf/transferring-credits-from-an-international-university-to-suu.pdf

Students are encouraged to complete an application for either graduate program by March 1 for Fall semester, and October 1 for Spring or Summer semesters. Applicants are required to complete a Graduate Application and return it along with the following items:

  1. A non-refundable application fee
  2. An official transcript from each college or university previously attended. The transcripts must be sent directly to the SUU Admissions Office
  3. Three letters of recommendation for non-SUU students
*SUU also offers a 2-year MBA program for non-business majors and international students.

Acceptance to the 2-year MBA is predicated upon the following requirements:

  1. Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution
  2. Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better [3.0 GPA in last 60 credits as well]
  3. GMAT test score of 450 or better (minimum) depending on the GPA calculation. Students with a GPA of 3.0 will need to exceed a 550 on the GMAT. The GRE may be taken in lieu of the GMAT. A GMAT comparison tool for score conversion can be found at the following website: http://www.ets.org/gre/institutions/about/mba/comparison_tool
  4. Index score of 1150 or better [The index score is computed by taking the GPA of your last 60 credit hours (3.0 minimum) x 200 + GMAT = 1150]
  5. Submission of 3 letters of academic recommendation (for non-SUU students only)
  6. Students with a bachelor’s degree from an international university must provide an international evaluation prior to acceptance. Please see https://www.suu.edu/iss/pdf/transferring-credits-from-an-international-university-to-suu.pdf

Graduate Certificate in International Business

A graduate international certificate may also be obtained from the SUU School of Business. A foreign language prerequisite is required to obtain this certificate. The certificate will require the following:

  1. Three courses in international business (9 credit hours)
  2. Study Abroad experience of at least two weeks (3 credit hours minimum)

Prior approval from the SUU Business Advisor and the Graduate Program Director must be obtained. 

Graduate Assistantships

Graduate Assistants are selected each year to work with graduate faculty members doing research, helping with teaching, and assisting with other responsibilities. These assistantship positions are paid on an hourly basis; the work hours assigned vary from year to year depending upon university funding, but will not exceed 10 hours per week. Partial tuition waivers are given to students who are selected for these positions. Only students who are enrolled full time (at least 9 graduate credit hours) can qualify as Graduate Assistants.

Assistantships are awarded based upon undergraduate GPA and/or test scores. Selections are made based upon each year’s applicant pool. Applications are accepted between November and March 1 for the following academic year.

For more information about how to apply for an assistantship, please visit http://suu.edu/business/assistantship.html.

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