Jun 19, 2024  
2021-2022 General Catalog 

Dixie L. Leavitt School of Business

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Person IconDean
Mary Pearson – BUS 110 – (435) 586-5440
Faculty IconFaculty & Staff
Person IconAssociate Dean
Kenneth Hall – BUS 112 – (435) 865-8541
Advisor IconStudent Success Advisors
Admin Assistant IconBusiness Manager
KayLynn Jensen – BUS 108 – (435) 586-5401
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Admin Assistant IconAdministrative Assistant/Data Analyst
Holly Smith – BUS 109 – (435) 865-8270


Through student-centered education, the Dixie L. Leavitt School of Business provides the knowledge and direction that forms a foundation for lifelong student success.

  1. KNOWLEDGE: We promote an environment that provides students the knowledge and skills to achieve their goals through critical thinking, effective learning, and relevant professional preparation.
  2. DIRECTION: We provide an environment designed to help students shape their ambitions and find direction as responsible and ethical individuals both personally and professionally.

School Program Goals & Learning Outcomes

We will produce business graduates at the baccalaureate level who:

  1. Are able to communicate effectively through written documents and oral presentations.
  2. Understand ethical issues and standards as they relate to business within society.
  3. Possess the technical and analytical skills that are generally used to facilitate decision making in complex environments.
  4. Are familiar with the fundamental principles and tools associated with each major functional area of business.
  5. Have strong critical thinking skills.

Departments, Programs, & Centers

Department of Accounting and Finance

Go to information for Department of Accounting and Finance.


Bachelor’s Degree


Master’s Degree

Department of Economics, Marketing, and Analytics

Go to information for Department of Economics, Marketing, and Analytics.


Bachelor’s Degree


Master’s Degree

Department of Management and Hotel, Resort, and Hospitality Management

Go to information for Department of Management and Hotel, Resort, and Hospitality Management.


Associate’s Degree

Bachelor’s Degree

Certificate of Proficiency (Undergraduate)

Certificate (Graduate)


Master’s Degree

Military Science Program

Go to information for Military Science Program.



Additional Focused Coursework


Other Information


All baccalaureate and graduate business programs in the Dixie L. Leavitt School of Business are accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).

Business Graduate Academic Standards

In order to remain in good academic standing, a student must achieve a cumulative grade point average of 3.0. Additionally, grades below a “C” will not count towards program completion and will affect the GPA as a failing grade. Courses in the graduate business programs can only be attempted two (2) times. Failing to successfully pass a core class after two (2) attempts will result in an automatic required withdrawal. Students who are suspended from the School for academic reasons in accordance with this policy may apply for readmission, after one (1) academic year (3 semesters).

Appeal Process

  • Write a letter of application for readmission to the program director. Letters will be submitted to the Graduate and Online Coordinator for distribution.
  • The program director will determine if readmission will be allowed.
  • Additional appeals can be submitted to the Dixie L. Leavitt School of Business Associate Dean.

Note: Appeals for returning students must be received no later than two (2) weeks prior to the first day of classes for a given term.

Information is available online at www.suu.edu/business/graduate/academic-standing.html.

Business Graduate Academic Standing

Academic standing is based on a student’s semester and cumulative GPA as follows:

Business Graduate Academic Standing (Probation Status)
Current Academic Standing Semester GPA
(2 accelerated terms = 1 semester)
Overall GPA New Academic Standing
Good Standing (00) n/a 3.0 Good Standing (00)
n/a < 3.0 Warning (BW)
n/a < 2.0 Probation 1 (B1)
Warning (BW)
  • Student receives Warning notice
  • No registration restrictions or requirements
n/a < 3.0 Probation 1 (B1)
n/a 3.0 Good Standing (00)

Probation 1 (B1)

  • Consider retaking courses
  • Capped at 12 semester hours
  • Cannot be considered for credit overload requests
< 3.0 < 3.0 Probation 2 (B2)
3.0 < 3.0 Probation 2 (B2)
3.0 3.0 Good Standing (00)

Probation 2 (B2)

  • Consider retaking courses
  • Capped at 9 semester hours
3.0 < 3.0 Probation 3 (B3)
< 3.0 < 3.0 Required to Withdraw (RW)
n/a 3.0 Good Standing (00)

Probation 3 (B3)

  • Capped at 6 semester hours
  • Retakes or approved courses only
3.0 < 3.0 Probation 3 (B3)
< 3.0 < 3.0 Required to Withdraw (RW)
≥ 3.0 ≥ 3.0 Good Standing (00)

School of Business Graduate Programs Academic Progress Probation Chart

Note: If a student leaves the University while on probation, they will remain on probation when they return-even if in the meantime they have attended another institution. While on probation, students may be ineligible to receive financial aid and may be ineligible to participate in extracurricular activities sponsored by the University. For more information on these restrictions, see Tuition & Financial Aid  and the Southern Utah University Student Rights and Responsibilities Policy .


Regional companies and governmental institutions provide exceptional opportunities for students to develop business skills in a “professional” environment. In addition, students may complete internships overseas or spend a semester or year abroad. Students’ internship assignments are jointly supervised by company management and SUU faculty members. Academic credit is awarded for internships and financial compensation is usually available.

More information is available from the Business Career Services Coordinator:

Person IconMadalyn Swanson
BUS 211 – (435) 586-5456


Scholarships are available to students demonstrating excellence in their business core classes. Students must submit the appropriate applications by March 1. Interested students should contact the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships, Sharwan Smith Center, Room 167, (435) 586-7735.

Student Organizations

The best learning experiences include participation in organizations outside the classroom. Among the many student organizations of interest to business majors are the following:

  • Analytics Club
  • Beta Gamma Sigma Business Honor Society
  • Collegiate DECA
  • Economics Club
  • Entrepreneurship Club
  • Finance Club
  • Hospitality Management Guild
  • Management Club
  • Marketing Club
  • Omicron Delta Epsilon Economics Honor Society
  • PAC (Professional Accountancy Club)
  • PBL (Phi Beta Lambda - Professional Business Leaders)

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