MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION







Introduction

The MBA Mission

Philosophy

Objectives

Accreditation

Physical Facilities and Resources

Admission Requirements

International Student Requirements

Regular Admission

Provisional Admission

Non-Degree Admission

Transient Admission

Planned Degree Program

Independent Study Courses

MBA Prerequisites

Other Requirements

Academic Standing

Scholastic Termination

Credit Load

Comprehensive Exam

Transfer and Other Credit

FIVE-YEAR BS/MBA DEGREE IN ACCOUNTING

Objectives of the Program

Admission Requirements

Special Features of the Program

MBA Areas of Concentration

     Accounting

     Healthcare

     General

 

THE MBA FACULTY





Introduction

The College of Business 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.




The MBA 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.




Philosophy

A set of assumptions undergirds the MBA philosophy and approach. The faculty believes that business professionals and managers must:




Objectives

Given the above mission and assumptions, the MBA program has the following objectives:




Accreditation

Albany State University, through its College of Business, is nationally accredited by and is a member of the Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). The accreditation is for offerings at the graduate level, the Master of Business Administration (MBA) and at the undergraduate level, the Bachelor of Science degrees in accounting, business information systems, management and marketing. In addition, the MBA is included as part of the regional institutional accreditation given to Albany State University by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS).




Physical Facilities and Resources

The MBA degree program is housed in the College of Business on the Albany State University campus. The College has its own building, Peace Hall, which is a modern facility including MBA classrooms, faculty offices and computer laboratories. A wide range of computerized statistical packages, business simulations, financial and other applications are available for use by the students.




Admission Requirements

The College of Business seeks to continually upgrade the quality of its programs and the quality of its students. All students must meet the following requirements before acceptance into the MBA program:




International Student Requirements

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.

  1. Statement  of Financial Responsibility
  2. Affidavit of Support
  3. TOFEL-Must be submitted unless English is the native language. Minimum scores: 500 paper based; 173 computer based; 61 internet based
  4. 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
  5. VISA/PASSPORT copy
  6. Certificate of F-1 eligibility
  7. 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.




Regular Admission

Regular admission to the MBA degree program is granted to those applicants who meet the above general requirements and have earned a minimum undergraduate grade-point average (GPA) of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale and who score a minimum of 450 on the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT)




Provisional Admission

Provisional Admission is granted to those applicants who fail to meet the minimum GMAT requirements for regular admission. To be accepted provisionally, the applicant must achieve a minimum score of 900 based on the following formula: (GPA X 200) + GMAT Score > 900, providing that the GMAT score is no less than 400.  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.)




Non-Degree Admission

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.  No GMAT score is required. 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 Business.


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) 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 Chair. The memorandum outlines the scope and requirements of the independent study including a detailed syllabus.




MBA Prerequisites

For those students without a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration, the following prerequisites are required:



MBA Core Curriculum (21 Semester Hours)




OTHER PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS


Academic Standing

The College of Business 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 Graduate Admissions Office will issue the letter of 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:



Credit Load

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



Comprehensive Exam

Students must pass a comprehensive final exam that demonstrates ability to integrate the knowledge gained from course work completed. The examination is given during or immediately after completion of MGMT 6199, Business Policy and Strategic Management Course. It is pass or fail assessment.



Time Limit for Completion of Degree

The maximum time allowed for the completion of the MBA degree program 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 Business for an extension of time.



Transfer and Other Credit

A total of three 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. (The number of transfer credits for fulfilling undergraduate prerequisite requirements is unlimited.) All transfer and other credits are subject to the following requirements:









FIVE-YEAR BS/MBA DEGREE IN ACCOUNTING


Objectives of the Program

The Five-year BS/MBA degree (Accounting Concentration) in the College of Business 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.


The major objective of the program is to prepare students professionally for accounting positions in business corporations and in non-profit organizations.  Professional accounting firms require internships and they prefer graduates from 150-hour accounting programs. Also, the program aims to prepare students for business development and ownership in accounting.  By employing contemporary technologies and innovative techniques in the program, students will develop the abilities and market-driven traits to succeed in their business endeavors. Thus, this program is designed to provide an innovative educational program to meet the needs of our diverse student population and to enhance the role of the University as a leader in providing quality business education.



Admission Requirements

Accounting students must meet the following requirements for admission to MBA:



Special Features of the Program

Students are required to take golf (2 hours) and tennis (1 hour) to satisfy the physical education component of the university "above the core." The program also requires an internship during a summer term that may include travel abroad. Students may intern with domestic or international businesses with a focus on their area of specialization. An international internship will give opportunities to students to learn the impact of different cultures in shaping the contemporary global community.


Students admitted to the program will be allowed to take the following graduate courses in partial fulfillment of their undergraduate degree requirements.


A total of 151 semester hours is required for earning the BS Degree (Accounting) and the MBA Degrsee (Accounting Concentration), including 36 semester hours of graduate work as follows:


Course Numbers

Course Titles

Credit Hours

ACCT 6102

Managerial/Cost Accounting

3

ECON 6106

Economics for Manager

3

FINC 6101

Financial Management

3

MGMT 6108

Quantitative Methods for Managers

3

MGMT 5110

Organization Behavior & Effectiveness

3

MGMT 6199

Business Policy and Strategic Management

3

MKTG 6170

Marketing Management

3

ACCT 6108

International Accounting

3

ACCT 6000

Internship in Accounting

6

Electives:



   ACCT 6112

Advanced Auditing I

3

    ACCT 6132

Advanced Accounting II

3

Total Hours

36


 

   MBA Core Curriculum (21 hours)

 

Course Numbers

Course Titles

Credit Hours

ACCT 6101

Accounting Analysis

3

ECON 6106

Economics for Manager

3

FINC 6101

Financial Management

3

MGMT 6108

Quantitative Methods for Managers

3

MGMT 6110

Organization Behavior & Effectiveness

3

MGMT 6199

Business Policy and Strategic Management

3

MKTG 6170

Marketing Management

3

 

 

MBA Degree Options

  1.    1. General MBA (30 semester hours)
  2.    2. MBA with Acounting Concentration (33 semester hours)
  3.    3. MBA with HealthCare Management Concentration (33 semester hours)
  4.  

 

PROGRAM OF STUDY FOR THE MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

(GENERAL MBA)

Required Hours for Graduation: 30 semester hours

First Year (Fall)

ACCT 6101

Accounting Analysis

3

ECON 6106

Economics for Managers

3

MKTG 6170 Marketing Management

                          3

Elective                           3
Subtotal

                        12

Spring

FINC 6101

Financial Management

3

MGMT 6110

Organization Behavior & Effectiveness

3

MGMT 6108

Quantitative Methods for Managers

3

BUSA 6105

International Business

3

Subtotal

                        12

Summer

MGMT 6199

Business Policy/Strategy

3

Elective

 

3

Subtotal

6

 

 

PROGRAM OF STUDY FOR THE MASTERS OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION WITH

CONCENTRATION IN ACCOUNTING

Required Hours for Graduation: 33 Semester Hours

 

First Year (Fall)

 

ACCT 6101

Accounting Analysis

3

ECON 6106

Economics for Managers

3

MKTG 6170

Marketing Management

3

MGMT 6110

Organization Behaviors & Effectivenss

3

Subtotal

                        12

Spring

ACCT 6102

Managerial/Cost Accounting II

3

FINC 6101

Financial Management

3

MGMT 6108

Quantitative Methods for Managers

3

ACCT 6112

Advance Auditing I

3

Subtotal

                         12

Summer

ACCT 6122

Tax Accounting II

3

MGMT 6199 Business Policy/Strategy                           3

ACCT 6141

Gov/Municipal Acct. 

3

Subtotal

9

 

PROGRAM OF STUDY FOR THE MASTERS OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION WITH

CONCENTRATION IN HEALTHCARE MANAGEMENT

Required Hours for Graduation: 33 Semester Hours

First Year (Fall)

MGHC 6000

Quality Managemnt in Healthcare

3

ACCT 6101

Accounting Analysis

3

ECON 6106

Economics for Managers

3

MKTG 6170

Marketing Management

3

Subtotal

                        12

Spring

FINC 6101

Financial Management

3

MGMT 6110

Organization Behaviors & Effectiveness

3

MGMT 6108

Quantitative Methods for Managers

3

MGHC 6240

Research in Healthcare & Evaluations

3

Subtotal

                        12

Summer

MGHC 6108

Advanced Healthcare Policy & Legal Issues

3

MGHC 6300

Health Information Systems

3

MGHC 6199

Business Policy/Strategy 

3

Subtotal

9


For information, you may contact:s

Dr. Jonathan Elimimian, Chair

College of Business

Albany State University

Albany, Georgia 31705

Phone: (229) 430-4779

Fax: (229) 430-5119

E-mail: Jonathan.Elimimian@asurams.edu


THE MBA FACULT


Akella, Devi, Ph. D., University of Leeds; Specialty: Organizational Behavior

Bennett, Cynthia, Ph. D, Ohio University; Specialty: Business Communication and Business Ethics

Elimimian, Jonathan, Ph.D, DBA, Atlanta University Now (CAU); Specialty: Institutional Research; Alliant (USIU) International University. Specialty: Marketing Strategy and Intl. Business; Program Chair

Fidelis, Ikem, Ph.D. , Dean; Case Western Reserve University; Specialty: Operations Research.

Jaramillo, Juan, Ph.D., West Virginia University; Specialty: Decision Science/Operations Management and Logistics

Jeng-Hong Chen, PhD., University of Memphis TN; Specialty: Finance

Jordan, Melissa, Ph.D., Nova Southeastern University; Specialty: Health Sciences

Johnson, Sheryl, Ph.D., Atlanta University; Specialty: Social Work

Marshall, Clifford, Ph.D., University of Kentucky; Specialty: Accounting 

Nondo, Chali, Ph.D., West Virginia University; Specialty: Economics

Nwaokoro Amaechi, Ph.D. University of Oklahoma; Specialty: Labor & Industrial Economics.

Rogers, Michael, Ph.D., University of Tennessee; Specialties: Labor and Manpower Economics and  Human Resource Management        

Snyder, Don, Ph.D., Texas A&M University; Specialty: Marketing & Logistics Management.

Thompson, Forrest, Ph.D., Texas A&M University; Specialty: Accounting.

Wang, Chiou-Pring, Ph.D., Texas Tech University; Specialty: Management Information Systems.