The faculty of the Graduate School of Management is composed of individuals with educational backgrounds and experience in the functional fields of business administration, accounting, finance, management, marketing, economics, human resources, healthcare, organization communication, and law. The faculty, in conjunction with other faculties of the Graduate College, offers a variety of graduate educational opportunities for men and women preparing for administrative careers in business, industry, labor, government, hospitals, and nonprofit organizations.
The College of Business is accredited by AACSB: The International Association for Management Education (American Assembly of Collegiate Schools of Business) and the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.
Certificate programs presently offered to include the Graduate Certificate in Business Management Foundations.
Degree programs presently offered to include the following: Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.), Executive M.B.A. (M.B.A.), Master of Science in Health Care Administration (M.S.), and Master of Science in Human Resource Management (M.S.). The most recent addition is the Doctor of Management Practice in Nurse Anesthesia to be offered to a select cohort in the near future.
Persons desiring to pursue the degrees of M.S in Human Resource Management or M.S. in Health Care Administration must follow the procedures and satisfy the conditions of the Marshall University Graduate College as specified in the following sections of this catalog. Persons desiring to pursue the degree of M.B.A. or Executive M.B.A. must follow the specialized procedures described in the following sections.
Waiver Of Admissions Examination
An applicant to the M.B.A. program or either M.S. program with an earned doctoral degree from an accredited institution is not required to take the GRE or GMAT. An applicant with a master’s degree is required to take the GRE or GMAT.
The Plan Of Study
The student and his/her advisor shall prepare a Plan of Study which must be approved during the semester in which the student initially enrolls. A plan should be appropriate to meet the needs of the student in his/her chosen field. It shall include the specific courses the student is expected to complete; and shall also list all other requirements of the program or school. Courses listed on the Plan of Study shall be those judged appropriate by the faculty. Subsequent requests for changes in the plan must be formally approved by the M.B.A. Director or the Academic Advisor. Any deviation from the final Plan of Study and/or discrepancy between it and the student’s official transcript will delay graduation. Any Plan of Study that was approved may become void if a student is inactive for one year (unless on an official leave of absence).
Grade Point Average Requirement
A student must have a 3.0 overall GPA in all program coursework, with no more than two C’s in his or her program, In addition, the student must maintain a 3.0 GPA in the Graduate College. This standard must be met for the student to graduate. If the student falls below these standards, then that student shall be placed on academic probation or will be subject to dismissal from the program.
Degree candidates are required to complete a comprehensive assessment prior to receipt of the master’s degree. The timing and form of a student’s comprehensive assessment shall be approved in advance by the Director of the Graduate School of Management. The comprehensive assessment is usually a written term paper required within the final, integrated capstone course, MGT 699, “Business Policy and Strategy,” or MGT 696, “Administrative Policy and Strategy.”
Course Enrollment Policy
In order to take any 600-level course in the Graduate School of Management (GSM), the student must be admitted to a GSM program. On an exception basis, a student not enrolled in the GSM may take only one 600- level GSM course with the written approval of the GSM Academic Advisor or the GSM MBA Director. Cooperative programs with other departments must be approved by the GSM Director. It is the responsibility of the student to obtain this approval before attempting to register. Additionally, the student must meet the specific course prerequisites. Students who violate this policy will be administratively withdrawn.