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

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


Program Information

Director: Gerald Calvasina
BUS 309 ~ (435) 586-1976

Administrative Assistant: Vicki Meier
BU 303 ~ (435) 586-5401

Website:  http://www.suu.edu/business/mgmt/mba.html

Degrees Offered

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

Overview of Program

The SUU Master of Business Administration 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 an accelerated program, you will get a jump start on your career. Small classes, exceptional faculty and experienced based learning programs, dual degrees and study abroad make the Master of Business Administration a tremendous return on your investment.

Mission

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 sociopolitical 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

Graduation Requirements

All graduate students must complete their program within 6 years of matriculation. Students must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 for all graduate courses to graduate. Students who fail to maintain a 3.0 average GPA may be dropped from the program. No grade below a “C” will be counted toward graduation. Any graduate course may be repeated only once.