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M.B.A. (Master of Business Administration)

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All of the graduate programs in the Division of Business are accredited by ACBSP (Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs) except for the following: M.S. in Accounting.

Our M.B.A. offers a rigorous 33-credit curriculum that has been carefully prepared by the university to meet the demands of the twenty-first century business world. The Caldwell University M.B.A. is available in five areas of study. A general M.B.A. will allow students ample scope beyond the required core to choose elective offerings from a broad range of other courses. The alternatives are an M.B.A. with Concentrations in:

  • Accounting
  • Global Business
  • Human Resource Management
  • Marketing

The Caldwell University M.B.A. requires students to complete 33 graduate credits, consisting of 11 required courses. Concentrations are available for an additional 6 credits. Applicants without specific undergraduate courses in business may be required to take up to 6 undergraduate credits (18 for accounting) before full admission into the M.B.A. program.

Admissions RequirementsProgram Requirements (33 Credits)

Applicants with undergraduate business degrees

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university
  • Undergraduate GPA of at least 2.75 overall and 3.0 in business as a major
  • GMAT is not required.
  • Three years of substantial business experience which can be waived at the discretion of the Program Coordinator
  • Two letters of recommendation for graduate study
  • Writing sample: Submit the statement of objectives described on the application

Applicants with undergraduate degrees in fields other than business

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university
  • Undergraduate GPA of at least 2.75 overall
  • The following prerequisite undergraduate business courses*, with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better, and no grade below C
    • Survey of Economics
    • Accounting I
    • Intermediate Accounting I & II (only required for those applying for the M.B.A. with a Concentration in Accounting – must also have one additional advanced accounting course)
  • GMAT is not required.
  • Three years of substantial business experience which can be waived at the discretion of the Program Coordinator
  • Two letters of recommendation for graduate study • Personal interview
  • Writing sample: Submit the statement of objectives described on the application

Core Courses (30 credits)
BU 520 Advanced Business Strategy (3)
BU 537 Financial Management (3) OR BU 525 Advanced Auditing (3)
BU 625 Accounting for Managers (3)
BU 633 Organizational Behavior for Managers (3)
BU 635 Strategic Human Resource Management (3)
BU 638 Marketing in a Dynamic Environment (3)
BU 644 Global Business Management (3)
BU 649 Business Law, Ethical Behavior and Social Responsibility (3)
BU 660 Management Information Systems (3)
BU 695 Operations Management (3)

Capstone Course (3 credits)
BU 785 Integrated Strategic Management Seminar (3)

Highlights:

  • General MBA or MBA with Concentration in Accounting
  • 100% Online
  • Accelerated 7 Week Courses
  • Short Term Study Abroad Options

ConcentrationsWaiversTransfer of Graduate Credit

Accounting
Students pursuing the M.B.A. with a Concentration in Accounting will take courses that assist them in satisfying the educational requirements for CPA licensure. They will be required to select BU 525 Advanced Auditing instead of BU 537 Financial Management in the core offerings. In the elective offerings, students pursuing the M.B.A. with a Concentration in Accounting may take any three graduate accounting electives.

Global Business
Students are required to take BU 641 Travel Experience, BU 642 Global Strategy and BU 644 Global Business Management.

Human Resource Management
In addition to the standard 30-credit core, students are required to take BU 635 Strategic Human Resources Management, BU 685 Leadership and Applied Human Relations for Management and BU 652 Employment Law.

Marketing
In addition to the standard 30-credit core, students are required to take BU 645 Managing Existing & New Brands, BU 650 eMarketing and BU 670 Integrated Marketing Communications.

  1. Waivers without requirement to substitute another course
    Students who completed undergraduate majors in specific areas and a cumulative GPA of 3.0 in that major can waive, on approval, one core or elective course as follows:

    Undergraduate major M.B.A. Core course waivable
    Accounting BU 625 Accounting for Managers
    Marketing BU 638 Marketing in a Dynamic Environment
    Management BU 633 Organizational Behavior for Managers
    International Business BU 642 Global Strategy
    Computer Science or BU 660 Management Information Systems
    Computer Information Systems
    Financial Economics BU 694 Managerial Economics
    Waivers must be requested before the completion of 18 credits.
  2. Waivers requiring substitution with another course
    Students who have successfully completed 400 level undergraduate courses (or the equivalent) in other specific areas with a grade of B or better may substitute an elective course for the core M.B.A. course in this area, with the prior written approval of the program coordinator.

M.B.A. students with an accounting concentration must substitute an elective for BU 625 Accounting for Managers, unless they qualify for a waiver under section “A” above. Your advisor can answer any questions you may have concerning waivers.

Caldwell University will accept the transfer of six credits of graduate work in business from another accredited institution provided the credits were completed within five years of the student’s initial registration at Caldwell University. Official transcripts of previous graduate work as well as the description of each course must be submitted for review at the time of application. Approval of transfer credit is based on course content and grade earned in the course. Each transfer request will be reviewed by the Program Coordinator. All requests for transfer credit must be submitted and approved within the student’s first semester in the program.

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