Masters of Business Administration

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MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION (MBA)

Program Mission

The faculty and staff of the College of Business are firmly committed to offering an academically rigorous educational process for business professionals who seek advancement to middle and upper level management positions. The MBA program’s fundamental purpose is to develop professional managers/leaders capable of making valuable contributions to the system of diversity and growth of their chosen organizations. The program’s primary geographic focus has been individuals located throughout the Albany, Georgia metropolitan area, Southwest Georgia and the Southeastern United States. With distance learning and other technological advances, such as online courses, the program reaches out to business professionals throughout the country and the world.

Program Requirements

  1. Baccalaureate degree earned in any field from a regionally accredited college or university
  2. Submission of completed application for admission
  3. An official copy of academic transcripts from all colleges and universities attended
  4. Two letters of reference that focus on the candidate’s potential success in graduate education
  5. A 1000 word statement of purpose. If English is not the applicant’s first language, the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score is required and considered pursuant to the International Student requirements below.

International Student Requirements

江苏快3在线计划International applicants are strongly encouraged to apply for admission to Albany State University’s Graduate Programs in Business. In addition to the standard application procedure, there are several additional steps that must be taken.

  • Statement of Financial Responsibility
  • Affidavit of Support
  • TOEFL – Must be submitted unless English is the native language. Minimum scores: 500 (Paper Based Test), 173 (Computer Based Test), 61 (Internet Based Test)
  • WES – (Evaluation of Foreign Educational Credentials) – Transcripts from institutions outside the United States must first be submitted to Word Education Services, Inc. for a course by course evaluation before being mailed to the Director of Admissions
  • VISA / PASSPORT copy
  • Certificate of F-1 eligibility
  • I-20 (If you are coming from another U.S institution, A copy of your I-94 and I-20 are required) Once the applicants file is completed and an admission decision has been made, the international Student Coordinator will send the student an I-20 Form, enabling the student to Apply for a VISA

Admission Policies

Regular Admission (MBA General, MBA with concentration in Healthcare &MBA with concentration in Accounting)

Regular admission to the MBA degree program is granted to those applicants who have earned a minimum undergraduate grade-point average (GPA) of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale over the last 60 hours of undergraduate enrollment.

Applicants who have completed a master’s or higher degree from a regionally accredited college or university may be admitted unconditionally.  An official transcript showing completion of a master’s or higher degree will be required.

Provisional Admission (MBA General, MBA with concentration in Healthcare, MBA Public Administration &MBA with concentration in Accounting)

 “Provisional Admission” is granted to those applicants who fail to meet the minimum 3.0 (GPA) for regular admission.  To be accepted provisionally, the applicant must have an overall *(GPA) between 2.5-2.99 on a 4.0 scale from a regionally accredited college or university.

MBA students in provisional admission status are eligible to take 9 semester hours of approved MBA graduate level courses and must earn a minimum grade of “B” in each of their approved three initial, consecutive MBA courses, in order to be eligible for consideration for “regular admission.”

A grade of less than “B” in any one of these courses will result in termination from the program. (MBA courses or other graduate level courses taken prior to being granted provisional status do not count toward fulfilling the requirement of three consecutive courses with a minimum grade of “B” in each course). Students not satisfying the conditional admission requirements will be dropped from the university for one calendar year but may apply for readmission.

Regular Admission (MBA with concentration in Supply Chain & Logistics)

Regular admission to the MBA is granted to those applicants who have earned a minimum undergraduate grade-point average (GPA) of 3.25 on a 4.0 scale or possess two years or more of relevant, professional experience in the supply chain/logistics field.

Provisional Admission (MBA with concentration in Supply Chain & Logistics)

“Provisional Admission” is granted to those applicants who fail to meet the minimum 3.25 (GPA) for regular admission or lack two years or more of relevant, professional experience in the supply chain/logistics field.  To be accepted provisionally, the applicant must have an overall江苏快3在线计划 *(GPA) 3.0-3.25 on a 4.0 scale from a regionally accredited college or university.

MBA students in provisional admission status are eligible to take 9 semester hours of approved MBA graduate level courses and must earn a minimum grade of “B” in each of their approved three initial, consecutive MBA courses, in order to be eligible for consideration for “regular admission.”

A grade of less than “B” in any one of these courses will result in termination from the program. (MBA courses or other graduate level courses taken prior to being granted provisional status do not count toward fulfilling the requirement of three consecutive courses with a minimum grade of “B” in each course).江苏快3在线计划 Students not satisfying the conditional admission requirements will be dropped from the university for one calendar year but may apply for readmission.

Non-Degree Admission

江苏快3在线计划Applicants who seek only to take graduate MBA courses may be admitted in non-degree status for a maximum of nine semester hours of coursework. These courses will not count toward an MBA at ASU. The applicant must have either earned a baccalaureate degree or have senior undergraduate standing with at least a 3.0 GPA and approval of the Dean of the College of Professional Studies.

江苏快3在线计划 A student admitted to the graduate program remains in the original academic status at the time of admission, until notified in writing by the Office of the Graduate Admissions of the approval of a change in status.

 Non-degree status allows a student to develop proficiency in a particular area of interest or to work on certifications; it is not a type of admission to the MBA Program. Students unable to do “B” work in their courses will not be allowed to continue in non-degree status.

Transient Admission

MBA or master students in good standing at another graduate level degree program may enroll in the ASU MBA program as a transient student. No more than nine hours of MBA coursework can be taken in transient status.

Planned Degree Program

Within the first semester of being admitted into “regular admission status”, the student is required to complete a planned degree program of study with the advice and approval of the MBA Director. Copies of this plan will be filed with the Graduate Admissions Office and the MBA Director’s Office. An application for graduation must be completed at least one semester prior to the anticipated semester of graduation. The original copy of the approved degree program is to be submitted with the application for graduation. The graduation application is obtained from the Office of Academic Services and Registrar.

Independent Study Courses

MBA students in regular admission status may take a single independent study course (BUSA 6100, ECON 6100, MGMT 6110) and only after having completed 12 hours of graduate work. This course must be repeated if a grade of “C” is earned. A signed memorandum must be completed with the responsible instructor before beginning the course and the memo must be submitted to the MBA Director. The memorandum outlines the scope and requirements of the independent study including a detailing syllabus.

Advisement

江苏快3在线计划Upon admission to the program, each student is assigned to the MBA Director who in consultation with the student, will plan the program of studies and provide continued supervision and guidance.

MBA Prerequisites

All accepted MBA students with a non-business undergraduate degree or with a business degree earned more than five years prior must complete the MBA entrance exam. If an acceptable score is not reached on this exam, students are required to complete the Academic Leveling courses online.

MBA Core Curriculum 21 Semester Hours (ALL are required for degree program)                                    

ACCT 6101 Accounting Analysis  3 hrs
ECON 6106 Economics for Managers 3 hrs
FINC 6101 Financial Management (PADM 5302 Public Budgeting & Financial Mgmt. for PADM concentrations) 3 hrs
MGMT 6108 Quantitative Methods for Managers 3 hrs
MGMT 6110 Organizational Behavior  3 hrs
MGMT 6199 Business Policy and Strategic Management 3 hrs
MKTG 6170 Marketing Management  3 hrs

 

General MBA Electives (9 credit hours required for degree program)
MGMT 6105 Legal Environment of Business Spring 3
MGMT 6125 Human Resource Management Summer 3
MGMT 6120 Leadership Fall 3
MGMT 6127 Small Business Management Summer 3
BUSA 6105  International Business Spring 3
Accounting MBA Electives (12 credit hours required for degree program)
ACCT 6102 Managerial/ Cost Accounting Spring 3
ACCT 6107 Accounting Theory Fall 3
ACCT 6112 Advance Auditing I Summer 3
ACCT 6141 Gov./ Municipal Accounting Summer 3
ACCT 6131 Advanced Accounting I Fall 3
Healthcare Management MBA Electives (12 credit hours required for degree program)
MGHC 6108 Advanced Health Policy & Legal Issues Spring 3
MGHC 6300 Management Information Systems Summer 3
MGHC 6240 Research in Healthcare & Eval. Summer 3
MGHC 6000 Quality Management in Healthcare Fall 3
Public Administration MBA Electives (12 credit hours required for degree program)
PADM 5011 Public Admin:  Scope, Dev. & Ethical Environment* Fall/Spr/Sum 3
PADM 5781 Intro to Public Policy* Fall 3
PADM 5200 The Administrative State As Needed 3
PADM 5501 Management Information Systems for Public Management Fall/Spr/Sum 3
*This class is recommended as a requirement.
Supply Chain & Logistics MBA Electives (12 credit hours required for degree program)
LOGM 6101 Global Business Chain Management Fall 3
LOGM 6103 Defense Systems Acquisition Management Fall 3
LOGM 6105 Procurement & Contract Management Spring 3
LOGM 6111 Analytical Methods for Supply Chains (MGMT 6108 = prerequisite) Spring 3
LOGM 6113 Advanced Quality Mgmt. (*LSSBG & MGMT 6108 = prerequisites) Fall 3
*LSSGB = Lean Six Green Belt, certified prior to taking LOGM 6113.

 

Academic Standing

The College of Professional Studies is committed to offering a high-quality, academically rigorous graduate degree program in Business Administration. A minimum of 3.0 grade point average is required for completion of the MBA. A student who does not maintain a 3.0 GPA will be placed on scholastic warning. The Vice President of Academic Affairs will issue an official warning. A grade of “D” in any MBA course is unacceptable, and the course must be repeated.

Scholastic Termination

  • An MBA student’s enrollment will be terminated from the program for any one of the following reasons:
  • Failure to achieve a 3.0 cumulative GPA by the end of the next nine semester credit hours of enrollment immediately following scholastic warning;
  • Failure to achieve a grade of “B” or better in each course for the first nine semester credit hours taken under provisional admission status;
  • Earning an “F” in any graduate MBA course
  • Failure to earn a grade higher than “D” in a repeated course
  • Failure to earn a grade of “B” or higher in MGMT 6199 Business Policy

Credit Load

The normal MBA course load is 6 hours per semester with full-time students taking up to 12 hours. Authorization from the Dean of the College of Professional Studies is required for course load above 12 semester hours.

 Time Limit for Completion of  Degree

 The maximum time allowed for the completion of the MBA degree is six (6) calendar years from admission into the program under either provisional or regular status. Students inducted into military service, or subjected to other circumstances beyond their control may apply to the Dean of the College of Professional Studies for an extension of time.

 Transfer and Other Credit

 A total of nine semester credit hours of graduate level work may be transferred from another accredited institution to the MBA program for the purpose of partially fulfilling requirements for the MBA degree. All transfer and other credits are subject to the following requirements:

  • For graduate level courses, only those in which a grade of “B” or better was earned and
  • Course work offered for transfer credit must not have been used in fulfillment of another degree.
  • Acceptance of transfer credit cannot reduce the residency requirement of 27 graduate semester credit hours.
  • At the time of application, a petition for transfer credit must be filed with the MBA director along with a copy of the course description for the institution’s academic catalog.
  • Graduate program required course must be less than 6 year old by date of graduation.

江苏快3在线计划 The MBA program is willing to accept 6 semester credit hours of Master Public Administration degree program completed from Albany State University as electives. The following MPA courses qualify for transfer credit towards the MBA program:

  • PADM            5212                Legal Aspects of Public Personnel Administration
  • PADM            5450                Collective Bargaining & Labor Relations
  • PADM            5502                Research Design & Data Analysis
  • PADM            5551                Diversity Management in Public Organizations

江苏快3在线计划 MPA Courses Accepted as substitutes in the MBA Program:

  • PADM 5215               Organizational Theory                        3 hrs

This course examines the evolution and development organizational theories, forms and practices from the factory system to the emergence of the virtual global organization. Accepted for MGMT 6110 Organizational Behavior & Effectiveness

  • PADM 5321   Foundations of Healthcare Finance                3 hrs

This course will provide a comprehensive introduction and overview of public health management and administration. Accepted for FINC 6101 Financial Management (only for MBA healthcare concentration).

Graduate

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The College of Professional Studies offers the General Master of Business Administration (MBA) Degree program. The MBA is a 30-semester hour graduate degree program. MBA candidates have the opportunity to acquire the knowledge, skills, and leadership capacity to perform effectively in complex and rapidly changing environments. They are able to develop strategies and to respond proactively to business challenges and opportunities. Graduates learn to integrate functional expertise in seamless organizations and to create pluralistic organizational cultures appropriate to the business environment. Such cultures generate the best possible solutions to problems, facilitate the development of truly innovative products and services that allow organizations to compete in global markets, and give every employee the opportunity to contribute their very best and thus promote above average returns.

江苏快3在线计划The Five-year BS/MBA degree (Accounting Concentration) in the College of Professional Studies at Albany State University is designed to enable students to sit for the CPA examination and qualify as Certified Public Accountants upon completion of degree requirements. Students who successfully complete requirements for the 5-year MBA degree will be awarded both a B.S. degree in Accounting and an MBA degree.

Master of Business Administration with concentration in Healthcare program is a 33-semester hour graduate degree program. They are able to develop strategies and to respond proactively to business challenges and opportunities in the field of Healthcare. Graduates learn to integrate functional expertise in seamless organizations and to create pluralistic organizational cultures appropriate to the business environment.

The Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Supply Chain and Logistics program is a 33- Semester hour graduate degree program.  Upon completion, students are able to develop strategies and to respond proactively to business challenges and opportunities in the operational areas of the business. Graduates learn to integrate functional expertise in seamless organizations and to create pluralistic organizational cultures appropriate to the business environment.

江苏快3在线计划Master of Business Administration in Public Administration program is a 33-semester hour graduate degree program.  Upon completion, students are able to develop strategies and to respond proactively to business challenges and opportunities for managers in public administrative positions. In addition to core business decision making skills, students incorporate knowledge of activities and responsibilities specific to government and related public organizations.

Progression Work Sheets

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