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School of Business and Management

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Academics

The School of Business and Management offers the Master of Business Administration (MBA) and Master of Arts in Human and Organizational Development (MAHOD). Other programs include a weekend MBA for Christian business leaders and professionals. The strongest areas of study are strategic management and organizational development. Regular programs bring distinguished speakers and visiting professors to campus, including Fortune 500 business leaders.

Thirty-six total credits are required to complete the MBA and weekend MBA, including 0 elective credits. Required courses for the MBA and weekend MBA include:

  • Managerial Economics
  • Financial Resource Management
  • Management of Technology
  • Applied Research and Analysis
  • Organizational Behavior and Communication
  • Strategy and Planning
  • Ethics in a Changing Organizational Environment
  • Marketing Management and Planning
  • Management for the Worldwide Organization
  • Integrated Decision Making
  • Current Issues in Business and Management
  • The Christian Business and Professional Leader

Required courses for the MAHOD include:

  • Applied Research and Analysis
  • Foundations of Human Resource Development
  • Adult Development in Organizational Settings
  • Leadership in Organization
  • Organizational Development and Change
  • Instructional Design and Training Methods
  • Group Dynamics and Conflict Management
  • Improving Quality and Productivity
  • Human Resource Management
  • Strategy and Planning
  • 2 additional electives

Students may eliminate or substitute requirements by completing equivalent courses at an accredited institution or by submitting acceptable CLEP scores.

Business students may take relevant nonbusiness courses in other departments. The minimum time permitted to complete the master’s degree program attending full time is 1 year; maximum, 5 years. For students attending part time, the maximum is 5 years.

In a recent year, there were 11 total full-time graduate business faculty, of whom 50% hold a doctorate; there were 15 part-time faculty. Faculty salaries are rated average for Category IIA institutions, based on the AAUP rating system. Average number of courses faculty teach is 4; average business class size is 20.

Admissions

A bachelor’s degree is required, along with a GPA of 3.0 and a GMAT score of 450. Most important admissions factors are motivation, maturity, and academic accomplishments and ability. A strong mathematics background is not required.

The average GPA was 3.9. Transfers are accepted. Minority students are actively recruited through college fairs, MBA school fairs, the GMAT Conference, and local and national advertising.

Students may begin the MBA program in the fall, spring, and summer. To apply, students must submit an application form, a transcript, GMAT scores, a nonrefundable application fee of $45, 3 letters of recommendation, and a letter to the dean. Students are notified within about 2 weeks of the admissions decision. Once accepted, students may defer admission of up to 1 year. Check with the school for current application deadlines.

Financial Aid

The FAFSA and the school’s own financial statement are required. Check with the school for current application deadlines.

Tuition for all students is $420 per credit, or $5000 per year. Books and supplies cost approximately $500; and other fees, $80, for an estimated annual total of $5580. Graduate student housing is not available on campus. There is a referral service to help procure off-campus housing.

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