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Business Administration (M.B.A.) 2013-2014 Catalog Year

Lutgert College of Business

http://www.fgcu.edu/CoB/busmba/index.asp
(239) 590-7302
Concentrations
  • Finance Concentration
  • General Management Concentration
  • Information Systems Concentration
  • Marketing Concentration
  • Interdisciplinary Concentration

The Master of Business Administration (MBA) program provides students with a challenging curriculum and preparation for leadership in careers across all types of business and public organizations. This professional degree program emphasizes the application of analytical, technical, and behavioral tools to solve organizational problems. Within the coursework required for the degree, students learn fundamental concepts across all of the business disciplines. Leadership and teamwork, the appropriate application of technology, entrepreneurial approaches, and global and ethical awareness are integrated throughout the program.

Program Admission Requirements
  1. General Admission Requirements
    • Earned undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher learning.
    • Provide an official copy of all academic transcripts and Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) scores or GRE scores.  Equivalency between the GMAT score and the GRE score is established using the ETS comparison table https://www.ets.org/gre/institution/about/mba/comparison_tool.
    • One of the following:
      • Minimum 3.0 GPA in upper division coursework (last 60 credit hours) or
      • Score of 500 or higher on the GMAT or equivalent score on GRE.
    • Total points of 1050 (GPA x 200 + GMAT) with a GMAT score of at least 450 or equivalent score on GRE.
    • International students must have a satisfactory score on the TOEFL exam (minimum score of 550 paper-based, 213 computer-based, or 79 internet-based for international students from countries where English is not the primary language).
    • Prior to admission to a graduate program, students may complete a maximum of 9 credit hours of graduate level courses on a non-degree seeking basis.

  2. Course waiver. The program is divided into 24 credit hours of foundation courses, 21 credit hours of required core courses, 9 credit hours of concentration courses. Up to a maximum of 24 credit hours of foundation courses may be waived by equivalent undergraduate or graduate courses completed at a regionally accredited institution within the last six years with a grade of C or higher. Course equivalences are as follows: (Note: Without waivers, the program length is 54 credit hours.)
    • ACG 6025 - Accounting Fundamentals for Mgrs -Intro to Financial Accounting (ACG 2021) and Intro to Managerial Accounting (ACG 2071)
    • ECO 5005 - Foundations of Economics - Micro and Macro Economics (ECO 2013 and 2023)
    • FIN 5405 - Foundations of Business Finance - Business Finance (FIN 3403)
    • ISM 6021 - Management Information Systems - MIS upper division course (ISM 3011)
    • MAN 6055 - Contemporary Management Concepts - Principles of Management (MAN 3025)
    • MAR 6805 - Marketing Management - Principles of Marketing (MAR 3023)
    • QMB 6305 - Statistical Methods for Management - Statistics I and II (STA 2023 and QMB 3200)
    • QMB 6603 - Quantitative Methods in Business - Quantitative Methods (QMB 3600)

  3. Computer proficiency.
    To successfully complete the MBA program, students should be proficient in basic computer technology. See college academic advisor for additional information.
Program Requirements

On Campus Coursework

  1. Foundation Courses (24 hours):

    • ACG 6025 Accounting Fundamentals for Mgrs (3)
    • ECO 5005 Foundations of Economics (3)
    • FIN 5405 Foundations of Business Finance (3)
    • ISM 6021 Management Information Systems (3)
    • MAN 6055 Contemporary Management Concepts (3)
    • MAR 6805 Marketing Management (3)
    • QMB 6305 Statistical Methods for Management (3)
    • QMB 6603 Quantitative Methods in Business (3)

  2. Core courses (21 hours):

    • ACG 6075 Managerial Accounting (3)
    • FIN 6406 Financial Management (3)
    • MAN 6266 The Challenge of Leadership (3)
    • MAN 6607 Global Organizational Issues (3)
    • MAR 6807 Adv Marketing Analysis & Strategy (3)
    • GEB 6895 Business Strategy (capstone) (3)
    • TRA 6158 Operations Management (3)

    Note: All of the Foundation and Core Courses of the MBA program are also offered by distance education. Contact the College Academic Advisor for more information.

  3. Plus one of the following concentrations (9 hours):

    1. Finance concentration

      • FIN 6246 Money & Capital Markets (3)
      • FIN 6515 Analysis of Investments (3)
      • FIN 6525 Portfolio Management (3)

    2. General Management concentration

      • MAN 6289 Org Development & Change (3)
      • MAN 6305 Human Resource Management (3)
      • Plus 3 hours of approved electives in management.

    3. Information Systems concentration

      Select three courses from the following:
      • ISM 5405 Business Intelligence (3)
      • ISM 6045 Implications of IT (3)
      • ISM 6121 Business Process Analysis (3)
      • ISM 6155 Enterprise Systems (3)
      • ISM 6316 Project Management (3)
      • ISM 6488 IT Management and Security (3)

        Contact the College Academic Advisor for approval of additional ISM courses.

    4. Marketing concentration

      • MAR 6158 International Marketing (3)
      • Plus 6 hours of approved electives in marketing.

    5. Interdisciplinary concentration

      In consultation with the College Academic Advisor, students may select 9 hours of electives from two or more disciplines in business.

      Note: The entire MBA program with an Interdisciplinary concentration is available by distance education. Contact the College Academic Advisor for additional information.

Distance Coursework

  1. Foundation Courses (24 hours):

    • ACG 6025 Accounting Fundamentals for Mgrs (3)
    • ECO 5005 Foundations of Economics (3)
    • FIN 5405 Foundations of Business Finance (3)
    • ISM 6021 Management Information Systems (3)
    • MAN 6055 Contemporary Management Concepts (3)
    • MAR 6805 Marketing Management (3)
    • QMB 6305 Statistical Methods for Management (3)
    • QMB 6603 Quantitative Methods in Business (3)

  2. Core courses (21 hours):

    • ACG 6075 Managerial Accounting (3)
    • FIN 6406 Financial Management (3)
    • MAN 6266 The Challenge of Leadership (3)
    • MAN 6607 Global Organizational Issues (3)
    • MAR 6807 Adv Marketing Analysis & Strategy (3)
    • GEB 6895 Business Strategy (capstone) (3)
    • TRA 6158 Operations Management (3)

  3. Plus the following concentration (9 hours):

    • Interdisciplinary concentration

      In consultation with the College Academic Advisor, students may select 9 hours of electives from two or more disciplines in business.

TOTAL SEMESTER HOURS REQUIRED: 54 HRS

Additional Graduation Requirements
  • Complete a minimum of 30 credit hours. Note: A maximum of 24 credit hours of Foundation courses may be waived by equivalent undergraduate or graduate courses completed at a regionally accredited institution within the last 6 years with a grade of C or higher. Without waivers, the program length is 54 credit hours.
  • Earn a cumulative GPA of 3.0 for all coursework in the program.
  • Satisfy all degree requirements within 7 years from the time of admission to the program.
Transfer Notes and Acceptable Substitutes

Students may transfer a maximum of six credit hours of approved graduate level coursework from a regionally accredited institution. All transfer courses must have been completed within the past six years with a grade of B or higher. The evaluation of academic transcripts and articulation of transfer courses must be approved by the appropriate academic department. Refer to course waiver guidelines above.

Progression Requirements
  • Maintain a minimum 3.0 cumulative grade point average on a 4.0 scale throughout the program (see the Probation/Dismissal section of the Graduate Student Guidebook).
  • A student who receives three grades of  "C" or lower is automatically suspended from the program (see Probation/Dismissal section of the Graduate Student Guidebook).
  • Foundation courses are prerequisite to required courses and concentration courses. Questions regarding course sequencing should be directed to the Graduate Advisor.

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