May 20, 2019
2016-2017 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]
Business Administration MBA Interactive Online
Chan Shun Hall
269-471-3339; FAX: 269-471-6158
Jerry Chi, Graduate Programs Director, Professor of Management
William Greenley, Assistant Professor of Computer Information Systems
Alan Kirkpatrick, Associate Professor of Finance
Ben Maguad, Professor of Management
Liz Muhlenbeck, Adventist Health System Associate Professor of Management
LeRoy Ruhupatty, Assistant Professor of Accounting
Lucile Sabas, Associate Professor of Economics
Carmelita Troy, Associate Professor of Accounting
Jacquelyn Warwick, J.N. Andrews Professor of Marketing
Andrews University School of Business Administration recognizes that it is not always convenient for business professionals to leave their places of employment to obtain advanced degrees in business. The interactive online MBA degree program is designed for completion online with the final courses required on campus (3-week intensives) culminating with graduation exercises (usually the first weekend in August). The interactive online MBA program is available to students who are not able to attend classes on campus.
A maximum of 6 credits in approved courses may be taken at another accredited college/university or in another school of Andrews University.
These elective courses are tentative. Other electives may become available and offered for the online program.
Choose three courses from the following:
In addition to the general admission requirements under Graduate Academic Policies , note also the requirements listed below.
These prerequisite courses may be waived for students with appropriate undergraduate course work from an accredited institution. If the prerequisite courses are more than five years old or the grades earned are below C, students may be required to repeat these courses.
Such courses must be taken by the time the student has completed no more than 50% of his/her course work for the master’s degree. The following eight courses constitute the prerequisites for the MBA degree:
Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT)
The GMAT admission requirements must be met for regular admission status. The student may not enroll for more than 9 credits of graduate work (courses assigned as 515 or above) before the GMAT requirement is met. If the student chooses to waive the GMAT based on number 2 below, this must be done within the first semester of the MBA program.
Admission GMAT requirements can be obtained by ONE of the following:
- Attain formula score of 1,000 points, calculated by taking the undergraduate cumulative GPA X 200 + GMAT score ≥ 1,000.
- Five years of documented and approved related work experience and earned a grade of at least of B- in statistics and a grade of at least B- in pre-calculus algebra.
- On-campus Andrews University undergraduate business students with a cumulative GPA ≥ 3.0 and earned a grade of at least a B- in statistics and a grade of at least B- in pre-calculus algebra.
All applicants must submit a separate, attached copy of their complete professional resume with their application. Completing the “Professional History” section within the application will not be considered sufficient for acceptance to School of Business Administration graduate programs.
Maintaining Academic Standing
All graduate students are expected to maintain a 3.00 GPA in all graduate courses that apply to the degree requirements.
No grade of D or F (or U) may be used to satisfy degree requirements; however, these grades are included when computing the cumulative GPA and, if they occur in courses normally meeting degree requirements, the degree GPA.
Students admitted under provisional status (due to lack of prerequisites, GMAT, etc.) must make regular progress toward achieving regular enrollment status and toward completion of their selected graduate degree. If insufficient progress is made, provisional status will be revoked after four enrolled semesters.
Regular admission status must be met no later than the semester before the last semester in which the student expects to enroll, prior to graduation.
The Master of Business Administration is accredited by the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE), located in Lenexa, Kansas.
- Students will be able to demonstrate competence in each of the functional areas of business.
- Students will be able to integrate the core business concepts and the use of effective management skills.
- Students will be able to apply professional communication skills, both oral and written.
- Students will be able to demonstrate their technological, quantitative and computer skills in analyzing and resolving business problems.
- Students will be able to articulate a manager’s ethical and diversity responsibilities with a Christian viewpoint to its stakeholders.