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2014–2015 Graduate Catalog

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Business

Master of Business Administration

Master of Business Administration

 

Accreditation

Programs in the Dahl School of Business are accredited by the Accreditation Council of Business Schools and Programs, the leading specialized accreditation association for business education supporting, celebrating, and rewarding teaching excellence.

 

Accreditation Council of Business Schools and Programs, 11520 West 119th Street, Overland Park , KS 66213, 913-339-9356, Fax: 913-339-6226 , www.acbsp.org

 

Admission

Admission Procedures 


Policy

Grades

Students must maintain a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 for all M.B.A. coursework, with no individual course grade lower than a C.

 

Attendance

All graduate business students are expected to attend all class meetings. However it is understood that busy professionals may have to miss a class. If a student is unable to attend a class, the student must contact the instructor and take responsibility to meet the class objectives. This makeup will ordinarily require additional written work. It is the duty of the students to make arrangements for missed work. Outside of class, students must be able to schedule their time carefully and condition themselves to meet the rigorous demands of the program. If more than one class meeting will be missed within a course, the student shall contact the instructor and/or the M.B.A. director in advance to discuss whether the student should enroll in the course at another time.

 

Transfer Credit

Participants may transfer up to 12 graduate credits taken within the last 10 years from a regionally accredited college or university into the M.B.A. program. Requests to transfer credit should be directed to the director of the program.


Requirements

M.B.A.

  • BLAW 530, FINA 510, MGMT 512, 525, 550, 565, 584
  • Nine credits of ACCT, BLAW, CISS, ECON, FINA, HMGT, MGMT or MKTG at the graduate level, excluding MGMT-501
  • Evening program students: MGMT 681 or 683 or 685

Ethical leadership emphasis: the above requirements, including six credits from ETHL 531, 532, MGMT 546, 582, 635, or SVLD 601. In addition students pursuing this emphasis must complete MGMT 681, 683, or 685 and focus their research project on a leadership topic.
 

Health care management emphasis: the above requirements, including HMGT 630 and 640. In addition students pursuing this emphasis must complete MGMT 681, 683, or 685 and focus their research project on issues related to health care.

International business emphasis: the above requirements, including six credits from ECON 610, MGMT 590, 630, or 635. In addition students pursuing this emphasis must complete MGMT 681, 683, or 685 and focus their research project on an international business topic.

 

Project management emphasis: the above requirements, including six credits from CISS 602, MGMT 615, or 625. In addition students pursuing this emphasis must complete MGMT 681, 683, or 685 and focus their research project on a project management topic.

 

Certificate Program

Policy

Credit Requirement: To obtain a graduate business certificate from Viterbo University, all credits must be taken at Viterbo.  Students with substantial academic background relevant to a specific course may have the course waived, but the waiver does not reduce the overall number of credits required for the certificate.  The only exception is Viterbo graduate program alumni, who may have the certificate requirements reduced by one course.

 

Admission to Other Graduate Programs: Admission to a specific degree or certificate program does not imply admission to any other degree or certificate program. A separate application must be submitted to apply for admission to another program. 

 

Credits Applied to the MBA: A graduate course taken as part of a certificate program may later be applied to satisfy MBA program requirements, given:

  • The student has applied and been accepted into the MBA program.
  • A grade of B or better has been received on the certificate course.
  • The course is considered relevant to the MBA at the time of admission.
  • The course was taken within the timeframe specified for transferrable credits in Viterbo’s graduate program catalog.

A student who completes a certificate and then enters the MBA program cannot declare the certificate program as an emphasis. If they choose to declare a different emphasis during the MBA program, that will be the emphasis designation on the official transcript.  MGMT-501 will be required, in addition to the listed requirements, for those who do not meet the prerequisite requirements for a graduate degree in business.


Requirements

Business Leadership

  • 12 credits from BLAW, CISS, ECON, FINA, HMGT, MGMT, or MKTG  

Health Care Management

  • MGMT 512 or 525 or 550, nine credits HMGT (three credits may be earned by completing MGMT 546, 681, 683, or 685 with a health care related project)  

International Business

  • 12 credits from MGMT 546, 550, 590, 630, 635, 681, 683, 685 (credits from MGMT 546, 681, 683, or 685 should be completed with an international business project)  

Project Management

  • 12 credits from MGMT 525, 546, 550, 615, 681, 683, 685 (credits from MGMT 546, 681, 683, or 685 should be completed with a project management project)

 

Faculty

Graduate Faculty