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Graduate School of Business

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Academics

The school offers the Master of Business Administration (MBA) and Master of Management (MMGT). Other programs include work-study and internships. The strongest areas of study are finance and accounting. The most popular courses are Business Ethics and Leadership. Regular programs bring distinguished speakers and visiting professors to campus, and include the Legal Issues in Human Resource Management and Executive on Campus programs.

Thirty-six total credits are required to complete the MBA, including 3 elective credits. Required courses include:

  • Accounting
  • Finance
  • Fitness
  • Simulation
  • Computer Applications
  • Research Methodology
  • Business, Government, and Society
  • Economic Theory
  • Management/Organization Theory
  • Marketing Management
  • Strategic Management Policy
  • Business Ethics
  • Holy Spirit in the Now

Required courses for the MMGT include:

  • Executive Development
  • Management/Organizational Theory
  • Leadership Studies
  • Marketing Management
  • Strategic Management Policy
  • Business, Government, and Society
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Graduate Business Communications
  • Holy Spirit in the Now
  • Business Ethics
  • Fitness

Students may eliminate or substitute requirements by transferring 6 hours.

The minimum time permitted to complete the master’s degree program attending full time is 1<1/2> years; maximum, 7 years. For students attending part time, the minimum is 3 years; maximum, 7 years.

There are 7 total full-time graduate business faculty, all of whom hold a doctorate; there are 8 part-time faculty, of whom 38% hold a doctorate. Faculty salaries are rated well below average for Category IIA institutions, based on the AAUP rating system. Average number of credit hours faculty teach is 18; 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 400. The formula for using the GPA and GMAT scores is (GPA x 200) + GMAT, or 1000 index points. Most important admissions factors are academic accomplishments and ability, grades in upper-level courses, and GMAT results. A strong mathematics background is not required.

The number of applicants for a recent class was 61; 34 were accepted; 20 enrolled. The average GPA was 3.01. Transfers are accepted.

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 $35, 2 letters of recommendation, and a clergy recommendation. Students are notified of the admissions decision upon acceptance. Once accepted, students may defer admission for up to 1 year. Check with the school for current application deadlines.

Financial Aid

The FAFSA is required. Check with the school for current application deadlines.

Tuition for all students is $390 per credit, or $6000 per year. Books and supplies cost approximately $1000; personal expenses, $2800; and other fees, $380, for an estimated annual total of $10,180. Graduate student housing There is no exclusive graduate student housing, but rental apartments are available within walking distance of campus.

Students

Forty-five percent of a recent graduate business school class were enrolled full time. Forty-eight percent were women, 48% were minorities, and 20% were foreign nationals. The average age at entrance is 30; ages range from 22 to 52. About 5% of entering students leave by the end of the first year due to academic or personal reasons; 95% remain to receive their degree. In a recent year, 14 graduate business degrees were awarded.

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