Graduate Catalog


Master of Business Administration

Dean of the College of Business: Sears

Professors: Cripps, Cummings, El-Zayaty, Ghose, Gupta, Mathern, Sears, Skrabec

Associate Professors: Abels, Carrigan, Freehafer, Gamba, Martelli, Song, Ward, Yates

Assistant Professors: Alhaj-Yaseen, Arburn, Ladd, Wickham, P. Wolper

Instructor: Grant

 

The Master of Business Administration program at The University of Findlay is designed to equip the student with skills that can be directly applied in the workplace. The integrative nature of the curriculum seeks to link theory with practice, as well as address current and emerging issues such as total quality management and global competitiveness.

Mission and Goals of the Program

The mission of the Master of Business Administration program is to develop business leaders who translate knowledge into professional actions that provide valuable contributions to a global society.

Students graduating from the MBA program are expected to achieve each of the College of Business’s five program goals:

Goal 1: To demonstrate qualities of leadership, professionalism and teamwork in making ethical business decisions.

Goal 2: To communicate effectively in a variety of business settings.

Goal 3: To function productively in a diverse, dynamic global economic environment.

Goal 4: To identify, analyze and solve business-related problems, as well as pursue business opportunities proactively.

Goal 5: To exhibit knowledge, skills and technical competencies appropriate to general business fields and the students' chosen MBA concentration(s).

The Core Curriculum

In the core courses students learn how business and management work and how they relate to the external environment. They are introduced to the functional activities of organizations, learn managerial skills and the use of analytical tools for decision making and have an opportunity to apply what they have learned in various settings.

Concentrations

Concentrations allow the student to individualize the program to fit his/her interests and career needs.

Concentrations are offered in the following areas: Organizational Leadership, CMA, CPA, CPA qualified, health care management and hospitality management. Optional second concentrations include athletic administration, finance, human resource management, international business, marketing and operations management.

Admission Requirements

Consideration for admission to the MBA program requires:

  1. A minimum undergraduate grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale in the last 60 semester hours of undergraduate work or have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale in at least nine hours of graduate work or a previous master’s degree. This includes classes from all institutions attended.
  2. Fulfillment of prerequisite competencies.
  3. Possession of a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution or first-professional doctorate-degree, specifically when no baccalaureate degree was offered (e.g., PharmD. etc.).
  4. Submission of a completed and signed application form.
  5. Submission of official transcripts, which can be in the form of attested credentials from a University-recognized document verification agency, of all college-level work.

Students whose native language is not English and who have not graduated from English speaking universities must meet the previously listed admissions conditions plus:

  1. Achieved a verified TOEFL Internet-based test (iBT) minimum total score of 79 with 20 or better in speaking and 20 or better in writing or a verified international English Language Testing System (IELTS) academic score with a minimum overall band score of 6.5 (with no individual band score below a 6.5). Students not supplying a TOEFL or IELTS score are required to test in the Intensive English Language Program, and if necessary, complete coursework in English.
  2. Provide an affidavit of financial support (original), if not an American citizen or permanent resident.

Prerequisite competencies:

  1. Accounting: Principles of Accounting
  2. Economics: Macroeconomics and Microeconomics
  3. Finance: Principles of Finance

MBA Curriculum:

The student must complete a total of 11 courses (33 semester hours) to earn an MBA. No more than one course with a grade of “C+,” “C” or “C-” can be used to meet graduation requirements. A student may choose to complete the Organizational Leadership Concentration or one of the listed specialized concentrations to receive an MBA degree.

Organizational Leadership Concentration

MBA 610Leadership and Organizational Behavior

3

MBA 620Management of Human Resources

3

MBA 630Marketing Management and Planning

3

MBA 640Research for Decision Making

3

MBA 649Ethics and Legal Environment

3

MBA 650Operations Management and Systems Analysis

3

MBA 665Management of Information and Technology

3

MBA 670Accounting for Managers

3

MBA 680Financial Reporting and Analysis

3

MBA 684Finance Management

3

MBA 700Business Strategy and Implementation

3

Specialized Concentrations

Students can choose one of the following specialized concentrations (minimum of 33 semester hours). Students must take all of the courses within the chosen concentration. Courses at the 700-level are to be taken in the student’s last semester.

CMA Concentration

MBA 610Leadership and Organizational Behavior

3

MBA 620Management of Human Resources

3

MBA 630Marketing Management and Planning

3

MBA 640Research for Decision Making

3

MBA 650Operations Management and Systems Analysis

3

MBA 665Management of Information and Technology

3

MBA 670Accounting for Managers

3

MBA 675Financial Decision Making

3

MBA 676Financial Planning, Performance and Controls

3

MBA 680Financial Reporting and Analysis

3

MBA 700Business Strategy and Implementation

3

A student with an accounting undergraduate degree may substitute MBA 670 with MBA 682

CPA Concentration

MBA 610Leadership and Organizational Behavior

3

MBA 620Management of Human Resources

3

MBA 630Marketing Management and Planning

3

MBA 640Research for Decision Making

3

MBA 649Ethics and Legal Environment

3

MBA 650Operations Management and Systems Analysis

3

MBA 665Management of Information and Technology

3

MBA 680Financial Reporting and Analysis

3

MBA 700Business Strategy and Implementation

3

A student seeking a CPA concentration must take two of the following:

MBA 653Financial Accounting and Reporting

3

MBA 655Auditing and Attestation

3

MBA 656Regulation

3

MBA 657Business Environment and Concepts

3

CPA Qualified Concentration

MBA 610Leadership and Organizational Behavior

3

MBA 620Management of Human Resources

3

MBA 630Marketing Management and Planning

3

or

MBA 682Internal Auditing

3

MBA 649Ethics and Legal Environment

3

MBA 650Operations Management and Systems Analysis

3

MBA 655Auditing and Attestation

3

MBA 656Regulation

3

MBA 665Management of Information and Technology

3

MBA 670Accounting for Managers

3

MBA 680Financial Reporting and Analysis

3

MBA 700Business Strategy and Implementation

3

Health Care Management Concentration

MBA 610Leadership and Organizational Behavior

3

MBA 620Management of Human Resources

3

MBA 630Marketing Management and Planning

3

MBA 649Ethics and Legal Environment

3

MBA 665Management of Information and Technology

3

MBA 669Managed Care

3

MBA 679Health Care Regulations and Public Policy

3

MBA 684Finance Management

3

MBA 689Health Care Financial Analysis and Control

3

MBA 719Health Care Management Strategy and Implementation

3

A student seeking a Health Care Management concentration must take one of the following:

MBA 685Special Topics in Business

1 to 3

MBA 690Research Project

1 to 6

Hospitality Management Concentration

MBA 610Leadership and Organizational Behavior

3

MBA 620Management of Human Resources

3

MBA 630Marketing Management and Planning

3

MBA 640Research for Decision Making

3

MBA 645Advanced Operations in the Resort and Lodging Industry

3

MBA 646Seminar in Food and Beverage Systems Management

3

MBA 647Travel and Tourism Development and Planning

3

MBA 649Ethics and Legal Environment

3

MBA 665Management of Information and Technology

3

MBA 700Business Strategy and Implementation

3

A student seeking a Hospitality Management Concentration must take one of the following:

MBA 685Special Topics in Business

1 to 3

MBA 690Research Project

1 to 6

MBA Optional Elective Courses

A student may take additional OPTIONAL elective courses listed below.

The elective courses are not required for earning a MBA.

MBA 633Special Topics in Marketing

3

MBA 637Athletic Administration Financial Analysis and Reporting

3

MBA 668Intergovernmental Relationships and Community Affairs

3

MBA 673Special Topics in Accounting

3

MBA 678Public Policy, Business and Society

3

MBA 683Special Topics in Finance

3

MBA 688Public Budgeting and Financial Analysis

3

MBA 716Hospitality Management and Strategic Planning

3

MBA 718Public Administration Strategy and Implementation

3

Optional Second Concentrations

Second concentrations are offered for students seeking additional expertise in a specific area. Taking a second concentration is OPTIONAL and not a requirement for earning a MBA. Listed below are the classes that must be taken for each second concentration.

Athletic Administration

MBA 626Foundations of Athletic Administration

3

MBA 636Legal and Ethical Issues in Athletic Administration

3

Finance

MBA 648Investment Analysis and Portfolio Management

3

MBA 654Risk Management

3

Human Resource Management

MBA 622Contracts and Labor Relations

3

MBA 624Organizational and Human Resource Development

3

International Business

MBA 660International Business

3

MBA 664International Trade and Marketing

3

Marketing

MBA 634Seminar in Marketing and Promotion

3

MBA 662International Marketing

3

Operations Management

MBA 627Lean Six Sigma Green Belt

3

MBA 628ISO 9000 and Lean Manufacturing

3