Candidates for the MBA must successfully complete the following to graduate:
- 30 hours of Foundational Courses with a GPA of 3.0 or higher
- 36 hours of MBA coursework with a GPA of 3.0 or higher
- project based program internship
- MBA portfolio
FOUNDATIONAL COURSES (30 credits)
ACC 213Principles of Accounting I (3)
ACC 214Principles of Accounting II (3)
BUS 260Business Research (3)
BUS 352Business Communications I (3)
CIS 135Spreadsheets (3)
ECO 211Principles of Macroeconomics (3) S
ECO 212Principles of Microeconomics (3) S
FIN 300Corporate Finance (3)
MGT 300Management/Org Behavior (3)
MKT 300Principles of Marketing (3)
MTH 174Statistics I (3) MA
MTH 176Stats I With SPSS (3) MA
MBA PROGRAM COURSES (36 credits)
ACC 600Managerial Accounting (3)
BUS 500Business and Society (3)
BUS 566Global Commerce (3)
BUS 651The Business Profession I (3)
BUS 652The Business Profession II (3)
ECO 620Managerial Economics (3)
FIN 610Managerial Finance (3)
MGT 580Group Dynamics & Team Building (3)
MGT 615Communications for Managers (3)
MGT 625Leadership & Organizational Behavior (3)
MGT 635Negotiations (3)
MKT 520Marketing Management (3)
*Dual credit courses (BUS 500, BUS 566, MGT 580, and MKT 520) to be taken before full acceptance in the MBA program. Count for undergraduate and graduate programs.
The internship is an important component of the MBA Program. The internship will be project-based and focused on providing competencies identified as essential in the workplace and supported by the MBA. The internship is a minimum of 120 hours, needs to be completed prior to the 5th year of the MBA program and can be in any business field including accounting, marketing, finance or human resource management. The successful completion of the internship will be determined through reports by the supervisor, faculty advisor and a written report completed by the student.
There are three ways to obtain and meet the internship requirement:
- complete an approved co-op in the undergraduate senior year through the Mount’s Career and Experiential Education Center
- complete an approved project-based experience with a current employer
- complete an internship with contacts obtained through the Division of Business.
MBA Portfolio and Review
An important part of the MBA Program is the development of the MBA portfolio. When completed, this portfolio can be used to demonstrate student competencies in several business areas. Throughout the MBA program, each student will maintain an MBA portfolio which documents student competencies. Some portfolio entries will be required, with others, selected by the student. The development of this portfolio will culminate during the BUS 652 course.
A portfolio review is the culminating program experience. The portfolio review consists of (1) a formal presentation, (2) faculty evaluation of the portfolio, and (3) an informal discussion with the Director of MBA program regarding evaluation results.
Admission to the 4+1 MBA program
There are two stages to the MBA program application process: 1) application for provisional status and 2) progression to full admission status.
Application for Provisional Status to the MBA program
Students should submit applications to the MBA program in the spring semester of their junior year. Upon acceptance to the program, students will achieve provisional status into the MBA program and will be eligible to take the four graduate level courses during the senior year of their baccalaureate program. Requirements for obtaining provisional status are as follows:
- An undergraduate cumulative GPA of 3.0 (“B”).
- Graduate Admission Application.
- MBA Required Courses form.
- Two letters of reference: 1) one from faculty in the Division of Business who can attest to your ability to do graduate-level work and 2) a letter of ethical/character reference from someone familiar with the applicant other than immediate family.
- Submission of a one-page, typed statement of the applicant’s career goals in the next five years and how an MBA will help you in achieving your goals.
Progression to Full Admission to the MBA Program
Provisionally admitted MBA students become fully admitted degree-seeking students at the end of their senior year upon the completion of the following:
- an undergraduate degree with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
- all Foundational courses with GPA of 3.0 or higher from these courses
- the required 12 credits of dual listed MBA courses with a grade of “B” or higher.
- successful project based internship