Dec 09, 2023  
2019-2020 General Catalog 

Master of Business Administration

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Kenneth Hall – BUS 225 – (435) 865-8541
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Heather Jones – BUS 229 – (435) 865-8157
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Miranda Gubler – BUS 104 – (435) 586-5420
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Overview of Program

The MBA program at Southern Utah University’s Dixie L. Leavitt School of Business produces talented business leaders prepared with the essential skills and knowledge to effectively lead organizations in today’s increasingly turbulent environment. Whether in large, multinational corporations or small, entrepreneurial start-ups, an MBA from the Dixie L. Leavitt School of Business provides students with the powerful foundation required to successfully launch or further enhance their already productive career.

Our flexible program design allows students to tailor the MBA experience to best meet their specific needs. From enrolling full-time and completing the MBA in just one year, to taking only one course a semester, students set the pace that works for them. Our classes are available both on-campus and online, so students can register for those that best fit their schedule, whether they are all on-campus, all online, or a combination of both. With four online MBA Preparation courses required prior to registration, students can enter the MBA program with a basic level of business proficiency, regardless of students’ undergraduate degree. All courses are taught by our highly qualified faculty, with both academic and professional experience, ensuring students obtain a solid foundation of leadership and managerial skills. 

The MBA program at the Dixie L. Leavitt School of Business is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, the highest standard of achievement for business schools worldwide.


The MBA program at Southern Utah University’s Dixie L. Leavitt School of Business develops confident leaders who think critically, manage effectively, and lead by example in an ethically and socially responsible manner.

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 Dixie L. Leavitt School of Business M.B.A. Program

Completed Application

Submit a completed online application, along with the non-refundable $60 application fee, which may be found at

Bachelor’s Degree

Complete a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution prior to matriculation.


Submit official transcripts from each college or university attended. Official transcripts must be submitted directly from each prior institution to SUU. Applicants who have graduated from Southern Utah University do not need to submit a transcript.


Submit a professional resume that includes employment history, academic accomplishments and highlights, and managerial and leadership experience.

Letter of Intent

Submit a one-page letter describing your goals and expectations in pursuing an MBA degree from Southern Utah University and why you would be a valuable addition to the program.

Letters of Recommendation

Submit contact information for three (3) academic or professional references as part of the online application. Students who have earned a business degree from SUU in the last three (3) years may waive the letters of recommendation requirement.

Graduate Admissions Test Requirement

Official GMAT (Graduate Management Admission Test) or GRE (Graduate Record Examination) test scores are required for admission.

The GMAT/GRE requirement may be waived for applicants who demonstrate sufficient academic achievement (with at least a minimum GPA of 3.3) or who have significant managerial or professional experience (generally at least 3 to 7 years). To be considered for a GMAT/GRE requirement waiver, please submit a one-page letter addressed to the M.B.A. Admissions Committee explaining why you should be considered for admission into the program without taking the exam. Specifically describe your quantitative capabilities, leadership and managerial experience, and the scope of your responsibilities (e.g., number of people supervised, professional achievements, influence in the organization, etc.). The admissions committee will take into account the complete application and will make the final decision if a GMAT/GRE waiver will be granted.

MBA Preparation Courses

To help ensure academic success in the MBA program, all candidates must demonstrate a basic level of business proficiency through four required online MBA Preparation courses. The MBA Admissions Committee may waive a specific MBA Preparation course if the applicant has successfully completed a similar course within the prior year. Please contact the Graduate Admissions Coordinator at to request a waiver.

The MBA Preparation courses do not need to be completed prior to admission, but they must be completed prior to course registration. Once applicants are admitted into the program, they will be provided with a link and instructions on how to get started. Applicants must pass the midterm (if offered) and final exams of each course with a score of 80% or better. Each exam may be taken up to three (3) times and you can skip directly to the exams if desired.

The MBA Preparation courses are offered online through To begin these courses, click on the links below:

MyEducator Information

  • Each course is self-directed and self-paced, and includes learning materials, exercises, and assessments.
  • Courses are available online and on-demand.
  • You will have lifetime access to each course, the material, and the assessments for a one-time fee of $69.99 per course.
  • You may click on each link to add each course to your cart make one total purchase of $279.96.  You are also welcome to purchase each course individually.
  • For any technical difficulties that you may experience, please contact MyEducator (

English Language Proficiency Requirement

International applicants from non-English-speaking countries must demonstrate competency in the English language. For more details on the English language proficiency requirements, please visit

International Students

Additional requirements for International students may be required. For additional information, please visit

Application Process

Semester Start Date Application Deadline (First Consideration)
Fall semester July 15
Spring semester December 1
Summer semester May 1

Admission decisions are made on a continuous, rolling basis. As students prepare their application submissions, they should plan sufficient time to complete the MBA Preparation courses prior to registration. While the MBA Preparation courses do not need to be completed prior to admission, they must be completed prior to course registration. Students must complete applications and all required materials by the dates listed above. Late applications may be considered based on timing and availability.

Submission Information

Please submit all materials by uploading documents to the online application, or by sending them to the email address or mail address listed below:



Admissions Office
Southern Utah University
P.O. Box 8008
Cedar City, UT 84720


For any questions about the application process or their application status, please contact the Graduate Admissions Coordinator at (435) 865-8297 or via email at

Graduation Requirements

  • Graduate students must complete their program within six (6) years of matriculation.
  • All courses must be passed with a “C” (2.0) or better to be counted in the program.
  • Students must earn a minimum overall GPA of 3.0 to graduate. Students who fail to maintain a 3.0 GPA average may be dismissed from the program.
  • Graduate courses cannot be repeated more than once.


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