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Undergraduate & Graduate Dates to Remember*

Fall Term 2009

August 26-30 Wolfpack Welcome
August 31 Classes begin
September 4
Add deadline
October 30 Last day to withdraw & last day
to apply for graduation
December 11 Last day of classes
December 12-18 Final Exams

Spring Term 2010

January 8 New Student Orientation
January 11 Classes begin
January 15 Add deadline
March 12 Last day to withdraw & last day to apply for graduation
April 28 Last day of classes
April 30 - May 6 Final Exams
May 8 Commencement - all colleges

*College of Law dates on Law Bulletin

MBA DIRECTOR: Kendra Reed, Ph.D., Office: 354 Miller Hall
PROFESSORS: Nicholas Capaldi, Wing M. Fok, Jerry R. Goolsby, William Locander, David Luechauer, Michael M. Pearson, Lee J. Yao
ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR: Ron Christner, Daphne Main, Cyril Lee Mundell, Elizabeth A. Weymann, J. Stuart Wood
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR: Kathy Barnett, Daniel J. D'Amico, Mehmet F. Dicle, Tom Hickman, Michelle Kirtley Johnston, Katherine E. Lawrence, John Levendis, Jing Li, Patrick M. Lynch, Brett P. Matherne
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF GRADUATE PROGRAMS:  Stephanie Mansfield Office: 304 Miller Hall

The master of business administration program prepares students to become leaders in both for-profit and not-for-profit organizations in the increasingly global marketplace. The program provides students with grounding in the principles of management and a knowledge of the various functional areas found in most businesses. Both qualitative and quantitative approaches to decision making provide opportunities for students to develop the critical thinking skills necessary to become effective, socially responsible business and community leaders. Finally, the student’s ability to articulate his/her own plans, ideas, and vision is enhanced through applications throughout the curriculum.

The M.B.A. program has the following educational objectives:

  • to graduate individuals who are able to apply management theory and current business practices;
  • to graduate individuals who are able to effectively communicate and work successfully with others;
  • to graduate individuals who have well-developed critical thinking and ethical decision making skills, as well as leadership abilities;
  • to graduate individuals who have an understanding of global business issues and the ability to assess their impact on businesses.


The master of business administration (M.B.A.) evening program is flexible. It accommodates students with or without an undergraduate business major and provides opportunity for students to develop their own interests. The curriculum is constantly under review and continuously improved to meet the challenges of the changing business environment. The M.B.A. curriculum has four segments: the foundation courses, the core courses, elective courses, and the capstone course. The requirements for an individual student to complete the program depend on the student’s background. Some students may need only the core courses, elective courses, and the capstone course, totaling 36 credit hours, while others may also need part or all of the foundation courses for a possible 54 credit hours.

In keeping with the commitment to the values of Jesuit education, all students must complete a zero-credit-hour course, Community Service, BA B795, requirement. Documentation must be submitted on the form designated for the purpose. It may be obtained in the CoB Office of Student Services. Documentation for all 30 hours is to be submitted at one time, no later than 30 days after completion of the service.

The M.B.A. program can be completed in as little as 12 months of full-time study. Students can attend full or part time. All courses are offered in the evening, with an occasional Saturday offering. New students may begin in fall or spring.


Foundation Courses

The basic core is composed of ten 600-level courses covering the basic business disciplines. (Students are also required to show they have completed a course in college algebra, finite math, or calculus with a C or better.)




Cr. Hrs.



Financial Accounting












Financial Management








Managerial Communication






*Students with a major other than accounting or finance must take a waiver exam in order to have the course waived.

** Required course and not subject to waiver.

These courses, may be waived in one of two ways:

(1) completion of appropriate coursework from an AACSB-accredited business school with a grade of B or higher and graduated within seven years prior to matriculation in the M.B.A. program, or
(2) successful completion of a waiver exam.
Students who desire to establish credit for a 600-level course must do so within the first semester of enrollment. After that, the course must be taken. The definition of “pass” for a waiver exam is 80 percent.

The core courses (24 credit hours) are composed of eight courses that build upon the skills learned in the foundation courses. There are three electives (nine credit hours) plus a capstone course (three credit hours). The capstone course, Global Strategy, uses business cases to integrate the materials learned in other M.B.A. coursework. Global Strategy is to be completed in the last semester of the student’s program. Students must satisfy the following requirements before they are permitted to enroll in the capstone course: (a) a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher in all graduate courses (including foundation courses), and (b) a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher in all core and elective courses. Students must complete the capstone course with a grade of B or higher to be eligible for graduation. This course can only be repeated once.


Core, Elective, and Capstone Courses

ACCT B715 Management Control and Decision Making 3
BA B700 Ethical and Legal Responsibility 3
BA B710 Individual and Corporate Entrepreneurship 3
BA B795 Community Service 0
BA B850 Global Strategy (Capstone) 3
FIN B700 Advanced Financial Management 3
MGT B711 Management Science and Operations 3
MGT B715 Global Supply Chain Management 3
MGT B725 Leadership Dynamics 3
MKT B700 Marketing Management 3
  Electives 9
    Total Credit Hours: 36