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Business Administration - MBA

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Jon M. Huntsman School of Business

Faculty Chair and Executive Director: Konrad S. Lee
Location: Business 410
Phone: (435) 797-5090
E-mail: konrad.lee@usu.edu

Associate Director: Katherine A. McConkie
Location: Business 309
Phone: (435) 797-1773
E-mail: katherine.mcconkie@usu.edu

Program Coordinator: Lindi Brown-Bankhead
Location: Business 309
Phone: (435) 797-2360
E-mail: lindi.brown@usu.edu

Office Fax: (435) 797-2399
WWW: HuntsmanMBA.com

Degree Offered: Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Graduate Specialization: Personal Financial Planning

Graduate Program


The MBA program is an interdepartmental program, administered by the Huntsman School of Business, which is designed to provide students with an understanding of analytical tools necessary for effective and efficient management in today’s complex business world. 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 graduate students from varied backgrounds with currrent expert business knowledge, sound ethical values, and meaningful enterprise creation and development experience, so each has the skills to execute a successful business plan with integrity.

2. Support the Huntsman School four pillars of excellence - Ethical Leadership, Global Vision, Analytical Rigor and Entrepreneurial Spirit.

3. Be a career accelerator for our students, an engine of growth for the community, state and the region.

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.  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 world view, while helping to explore leadership and entrepreneurial spirit in new, interesting, and exciting ways.  Participants in the MBA experience will be empowered to reach a high level of confidence in 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. Full-time business experience is also preferred, but not required.   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 July.

Professional MBA Program

Part-time weekend and evening professional programs are offered in Logan, Ogden, Salt Lake City, Thanksgiving Point, Utah and Rexburg, Idaho.  Admission information and deadlines about the part-time MBA programs can be found on the MBA website at: http://www.huntsman.usu.edu/mba/htm/professional-programs.  

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.

Business Core

Students must have coursework which includes learning experiences in management-specific areas recommended by AACSB for direct entry into the advanced program. The following courses satisfy these requirements: ACCT 2010 - Financial Accounting Principles ; ACCT 2020 - Managerial Accounting Principles FIN 3400 - Corporate Finance (QI) MGT 3500 - Fundamentals of Marketing ; MGT 3700 - Operations Management ECN 1500 - Introduction to Economic Institutions, History, and Principles (BAI) ECN 2010 - Introduction to Microeconomics (BSS) MGT 2050 - Legal and Ethical Environment of Business MGT 3110 - Managing Organizations and People (DSS) ; and STAT 2300 - Business Statistics (QL) . Students must meet with the advisor of the MBA program to determine if previously completed coursework meets these specifications.

Accelerated Business Core

The Accelerated Business Core (ABC) at Utah State University is an intensive, summer course of study specifically designed for nonbusiness undergraduate degree holders who wish to pursue graduate degrees in business. The ABC provides an exposure to the core business functional areas to build an understanding of the context in which business decisions are made. Passing the ABC will satisfy most prerequisite business course requirements to begin advanced study in the Huntsman MBA program. The ABC consists of seven modules (15 credits), which are viewed as separate courses. Students can take one or more of these classes: ACCT 6010 - Financial and Managerial Accounting ; FIN 3400 - Corporate Finance (QI) ;MGT 6510 - Marketing Techniques ; MGT 6710 - Essentials of Operations Management ;ECN 6050 - Fundamentals of Economics ; MGT 6055 - Management Principles ; and MGT 6075 - Fundamentals of Business Law .

MBA Program Courses (36 credits)

The MBA program courses consist of 36 credits, which all students must complete. In addition, students may choose to specialize in Personal Financial Planning, which will require additional course work beyond the 36 credits.

All students must complete the following courses:MGT 6020 - Value Based Management (1 credit); MGT 6870 - Global Strategic Thinking (1 credit); ACCT 6350 - Accounting for Management Decision Making MGT 6500 - Managing Individuals and Groups MGT 6410 - Enterprise Creation ; MGT 6720 - Strategic Operations Management (2 credits); MIS 6510 - Information Systems Strategy (2 credits); MGT 6520 - Enterprise Branding and Marketing MGT 6200 - Negotiation for Executives (1 credit);MGT 6430 - Enterprise Growth and Management ; FIN 6420 - Solving Financial Problems ; MGT 6780 - Ethics and Business in a Global Society MGT 6685 - Strategic Human Capital Management ECN 6310 - Economics for Decision Making (2 credits); MGT 6470 - Project Planning and Execution ; MIS 6860 - Business Intelligence and Analytics (2 credits); and MGT 6890 - Advanced Strategy (2 credits).

Specialization in Personal Financial Planning (9 credits)

Students may select a specialization in Personal Financial Planning. Classes taken as part of the MBA program courses cannot be used as part of this specialization. This specialization consists of PFP 6060 , PFP 6070  and PFP 6080 . Students must also complete, or have previously completed, the following courses: PFP 3460  or FIN 4460 , and ACCT 3410 . This specialization satisfies requirements to sit for the national Certified Financial Planner (CFP) examination.

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 March 1 will be considered for financial awards, which generally range between $1,600 and $4,500 for eight months.

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. The MBAA also works to increase awareness of the USU MBA program and assists the Huntsman School in developing an effective curriculum for the MBA program.

Master of Business Administration Faculty

Kenneth R. Bartkus, Accelerated Business Core, marketing techniques
Ronda R. Callister, negotiations and conflict resolution, gender issues
James H. Davis, strategic decision making, corporate governance
Christopher Fawson, applied econometrics
L. Dwight Israelsen, applied econometrics
Vijay R. Kannan, operations management, Accelerated Business Core, essentials of operation management
J. Robert Malko, financial problems, managerial economics
Glenn M. McEvoy, managing individuals and groups
Clifford R. Skousen, accounting strategies for achieving profit goals
David B. Stephens, global business strategy

Associate Professors
Alison Cook, managing individuals and groups
Katherine M. Chudoba, applied business research
Steven H. Hanks, global business strategy
Konrad S. Lee, fundamental of business law, ethics
Christopher J. Skousen, Accelerated Business Core, financial and managerial accounting
Alan A. Stephens, financial problems, financial decision making
Zsolt Ugray, information systems for business

Assistant Professors
Daniel Holland, management principles
Christopher Reutzel, global business strategy
Jason Smith, corporate finance, financial markets

Executive-in-Residence/Principal Lecturers
Michael Glauser, enterprise development
Eric Schulz, marketing strategy
Kenneth C. Snyder, marketing strategy
Alan P. Warnick, managing individuals and groups
Ron Welker, field studies

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