Master of Business Administration

Dean of the College of Business: Overton

Professors: Abels, Cummings, El-Zayaty, Ghose, Mathern, Ward

Associate Professors: Freehafer, Gamba, Martelli, Song

Assistant Professors: Arburn, Coleman, Overton, Schalk

Assistant Professors of Teaching: Stoller, Wickham

 

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: CMA, CPA, and healthcare management. Optional second concentrations include 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.); or meet the dual enrollment eligibility requirements as outlined within the College of Pharmacy.
  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 a University of Findlay approved English speaking university, must meet the previously listed admissions conditions plus the following for full admissions:

  1. Must have a verified international English Language Testing System (IELTS) of 6.5 composite score with speaking, listening and reading bands at 6.0 or above and a writing band of 6.5 and above, or an equivalent score as indicated on the University of Findlay's English Exam Admission Standards. Full admission is dependent on satisfying all admission requirements; however, students may also receive direct admission with Graduate ESL course prerequisites if no more than two bands are under the minimum.
  2. Provide an affidavit of financial support (original), if not an American citizen or permanent resident.

Those applicants that do not meet full admission criteria or cannot supply a verifiable English score from one of the approved tests as listed above can receive conditional admission. Upon arrival, these students are required to test in the Intensive English Language Program, and if necessary, complete coursework in English as indicated by the University of Findlay's placement exam score before starting their graduate work.

Additionally, if the applicant supplies a non-U.S. school transcript the University's Office of International Admissions and Services may require additional specific documentation. Contact the Office of International Admissions at 800-472-9502 ext. 4558 or https://www.findlay.edu/admissions/international/.

Prerequisite competencies:

  1. Accounting: Principles of Accounting (Financial and Managerial)
  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 standard program of study or one of the listed specialized concentrations to receive an MBA degree.

MBA Standard Program of Study

MBA 610Leadership and Organizational Behavior

3

MBA 618Finance Management

3

MBA 620Management of Human Resources

3

MBA 630Marketing Management and Planning

3

MBA 638Decision-Making in Financial Management

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 700Business Strategy and Implementation

3

Effective as of 8/1/2016

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.

Certified Management Accountant (CMA) Concentration

MBA 610Leadership and Organizational Behavior

3

MBA 620Management of Human Resources

3

MBA 630Marketing Management and Planning

3

MBA 638Decision-Making in Financial Management

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 700Business Strategy and Implementation

3

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

Effective as of 8/1/2014

Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Concentration

MBA 610Leadership and Organizational Behavior

3

MBA 620Management of Human Resources

3

MBA 630Marketing Management and Planning

3

MBA 638Decision-Making in Financial Management

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 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

Effective as of 8/1/2014

Healthcare Management Concentration

MBA 610Leadership and Organizational Behavior

3

MBA 618Finance Management

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 665Management of Information and Technology

3

HCMG 600Managed Care

3

HCMG 610Healthcare Regulations and Public Policy

3

HCMG 620Healthcare Financial Analysis and Control

3

HCMG 700Healthcare Management Strategy and Implementation

3

Effective as of 8/1/2018

MBA Optional Elective Courses

A student may take additional OPTIONAL elective courses listed below.

The elective courses are not required for earning a MBA.

EDSP 657Athletic Administration Financial Analysis and Reporting

3

MBA 633Special Topics in Marketing

3

MBA 673Special Topics in Accounting

3

MBA 683Special Topics in Finance

3

Effective as of 8/1/2014

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.

Finance

MBA 648Investment Analysis and Portfolio Management

3

MBA 654Risk Management

3

Effective as of 8/1/2014

Human Resource Management

MBA 622Contracts and Labor Relations

3

MBA 624Organizational and Human Resource Development

3

Effective as of 8/1/2014

International Business

MBA 660International Business

3

MBA 664International Trade and Marketing

3

Effective as of 8/1/2014

Marketing

MBA 634Seminar in Marketing and Promotion

3

MBA 662International Marketing

3

Effective as of 8/1/2014

Operations Management

MBA 627Lean Six Sigma Green Belt

3

MBA 628ISO 9000 and Lean Manufacturing

3

Effective as of 8/1/2014