Apr 20, 2018  
2018-2019 General Catalog (Under Revision) 
  
2018-2019 General Catalog (Under Revision)

Business Administration - MBA


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Jon M. Huntsman School of Business

Faculty Chair and Director: Chad O. Albrecht, PhD
Location: EBB 416
Phone: (435) 232-7145
Email: chad.albrecht@usu.edu

Director of Operations: Katherine A. McConkie, MS
Location: EBB 315E
Phone: (435) 797-1773/(435) 757-1822
Email: katherine.mcconkie@usu.edu

Director for Professional Programs: Brad Winn, PhD
Location: USU Salt Lake Center, 920 W. Levoy Drive, Salt Lake City, UT
Phone: (435) 851-2002
Email: brad.winn@usu.edu

Program Manager: Dawsey F. Robins
Location: EBB 315B
Phone: (435) 797-2360
Email: dawsey.robins@usu.edu

Coordinator of Programs: Dani J. Wills
Location: EBB 315A
Phone: (435) 797-4470
Email: dani.wills@usu.edu

Office Fax: (435) 797-7853
WWW: huntsman.usu.edu/mba

Degree Offered: Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Graduate Specialization: Business Analytics, Strategic Value Creation, and Supply Chain Management

Graduate Program

Objectives

The MBA program is an interdepartmental program, administered by the Huntsman School of Business, which is designed to train students to lead, manage, and improve business performance. Huntsman MBA students know how to commercialize profitable ideas quickly, cheaply, and successfully. They possess the know-how to improve existing businesses and create new businesses and are armed with cutting-edge intelligence and analytic tools to gain a deeper and clearer understanding of both domestic and global markets, competition, and customers. The MBA program is accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). The central mission of the MBA program is to:

1. Provide students with a relevant and rigorous background in business, increase student problem-solving and critical analysis skills, and develop the next generation of business leaders.

2. Provide focused education and experiences in specific areas of business (business analytics, strategic value creation, or supply chain management) to improve student employability.

Full-time, on-campus MBA students participate in a global learning experience, providing them with a transformative experience within the framework of leadership and enterprise development.  Participants in the MBA experience will be empowered to reach a high level of confidence in the application of analytical tools and sophistication in managing complex organizational dynamics. The MBA program creates leaders who possess a principle-based philosophy of entrepreneurial excellence who can add value to an organization from the first day on the job. 

Admission Requirements

For admission consideration to the MBA program, applicants submit an application form and fee, all undergraduate transcripts, Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) or Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores, and three letters of recommendation to the School of Graduate Studies. TOEFL scores are required for international students whose native language is not English.  International students with a prior degree from a university in an English-speaking country are exempt from the TOEFL exam. A minimum of one year of full-time work experience is required but two or more years of experience is preferred.   No application will be considered until all required information is received by the School of Graduate Studies.

Application Deadline for Logan Campus Fall Semester

The full-time MBA program on USU's main campus is a cohort program which starts every fall semester.  Rolling admission to the on-campus program will begin on December 1 of each year for early applicants who have outstanding credentials in the areas of undergraduate GPA, GMAT/GRE scores, and letters of recommendation.  Applications will be accepted until all seats are filled, with preference given to early, qualified applicants.  Reviews for admissions will be conducted December through June, with a deadline of 1 June (International student deadline is 1 May).

Degree Requirements

Students are held responsible for meeting requirements as outlined below. It is the student's responsibility to be aware of all requirements and initiate the resolution of apparent inconsistencies.

Global Learning Experience

Huntsman MBA on-campus students participate in a global learning experience during spring break. During the global learning experience, students critically analyze and compare enterprises in a variety of global communities at various stages of implementation. This experience broadens and challenges each student's worldview while helping to explore leadership and entrepreneurial spirit in new, interesting, and exciting ways.

Business Prerequisites

Students must have coursework which includes learning experiences in foundational management-specific areas necessary for MBA courses and recommended by the AACSB for direct entry into the advanced program. The following courses satisfy these requirements: ACCT 2010 - Financial Accounting Principles FIN 3400 - Corporate Finance (QI) MGT 3500 - Fundamentals of Marketing . Students must meet with the advisor of the MBA program to determine if previously completed coursework meets these specifications.

On-Campus MBA Program Courses (36 credits)

The on-campus MBA program courses consist of 36 credits, which all students must complete. Students in the on-campus program will choose one of the specializations or can work with the MBA office to customize their program of study.

Specialization in Business Analytics (9 credits)

The competencies learned in the Business Analytics specialization focus upon business intelligence, information systems strategy, and database design and mining.

Specialization in Strategic Value Creation (9 credits)

The specialization in Strategic Value Creation focuses on strategy and venturing skills which are tremendous assets to companies that want managers capable of identifying and leading growth strategies.

Specialization in Supply Chain Management (9 credits)

The specialization in Supply Chain Management prepares students to apply logistics functional expertise to better align processes and utilize best practices in operational and strategic planning.

Professional MBA Programs

The Huntsman MBA program is also offered for working professionals at several convenient locations throughout the state of Utah and southern Idaho. Courses are taught in weekend and evening courses in face-to-face and broadcast formats. Locations are: Weekend Broadcast in Logan, Moab, Salt Lake City, and Rexburg; Evening Broadcast in Brigham City, Kaysville, Price, Roosevelt, Tooele, and Vernal; Weekend Face-to-Face at Thanksgiving Point. Admission information and deadlines about the part-time MBA programs can be found on the MBA website at huntsman.usu.edu/pmba.

Online MBA Program

Created with working professionals in mind, the Huntsman Online MBA program combines courses taught by seasoned professors with real-world experience. Admission information and deadlines about the part-time MBA programs can be found on the MBA website at huntsman.usu.edu/omba/.

Financial Assistance

Graduate assistantships, scholarships, and fellowships are available to outstanding on-campus students and are awarded on a competitive basis. Students who apply by February 1 will be considered for financial awards, which generally range between $1,600 and $5,000.

MBA Association (MBAA)

The MBA Association (MBAA) provides USU students with an opportunity to enhance their professional and academic skills while building their resumes. Club members focus on career attainment and benefit from a forum for networking with faculty, alumni, and employers. 

Master of Business Administration Faculty

Professors
James H. Davis, strategy, leadership, corporate governance
Vijay R. Kannan, operations management, global strategic thinking

Associate Professors
Chad Albrecht, international business, organizational fraud and corruption, entrepreneurship 
Sterling Bone, strategic selling, account management, business development
Kelly Fadel, management information systems
Zsolt Ugray, information systems for business
Nathan Washburn, executive economic and stakeholder values, corporate social responsibility

Assistant Professors
Christopher Hartwell, employee selection, performance management, leadership
Rachel Martin, compensation and performance evaluation incentives
Jason Smith, corporate finance, financial markets

Executive-in-Residence/Principal Lecturers
Michael Glauser, enterprise development
Eric Schulz, marketing strategy
Brad Winn, organizational leadership and strategy

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