Graduate Catalog 2004-2005
Graduate Business Administration
James McFillen, Associate Dean
Carmen Castro-Rivera, Director
Toby Swick, Assistant Director
369 Business Administration
Phone: 419-372-2488 or 800-247-8622
Master of Business Administration
|Accounting:||Professor - Alan T. Lord, Ph.D.|
Associate Professors - Patricia Essex, Ph.D.; Sachi Sakthivel, Ph.D.; Kenneth Snead, Ph.D.
Assistant Professors - Larry Bajor, Ph.D.; Earl McKinney, Ph.D.; Andreas Nicolaou, D.B.A.; Madhavarao Raghunathan, Ph.D.; Paul Schauer, Ph.D.; David Stott, Ph.D.
|Applied Statistics & Operations Research:||Professors - Danny C. Myers, Ph.D.; B. Madhu Rao, Ph.D.; James Sullivan, Ph.D.|
Associate Professors - Nancy Boudreau, Ph.D.; Grace Montepiedra, Ph.D.; Arthur Yeh, Ph.D.
Assistant Professors - Jane Chang, Ph.D.; Richard McGrath, Ph.D.; Christopher Romp, Ph.D.
|Economics:||Professors - Mary Ellen Benedict, Ph.D.; M. Neil Browne, Ph.D.; Timothy Fuerst, Ph.D.; John Hoag, Ph.D.; Mark Kasoff, Ph.D.; Kyoo Kim, Ph.D.; Peter VanderHart, Ph.D.|
Associate Professors - Alan Haight, Ph.D.; Kevin Quinn, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor - Michael Carroll, Ph.D.
|Finance:||Professors - Sung Bae, Ph.D.; Robert Edmister, Ph.D.|
Associate Professor - Daniel Klein, Ph.D.; Francis Laatsch, Ph.D.
Assistant Professors - J. Christopher Hughen, Ph.D.
|Legal Studies:||Professors - Nancy Kubasek, J.D.; Sue Mota, J.D.|
Associate Professor - Brent Nicholson, J.D.
|Management:||Professors - James McFillen, D.B.A.; Peter Pinto, Ph.D.|
Associate Professors - Daniel Bragg, Ph.D.; Steven Cady, Ph.D.; Arthur Darrow, Ph.D.; Janet Hartley, Ph.D.; Sherry Sullivan, Ph.D.
Assistant Professors - Maureen Casile, Ph.D.; Michelle Heine, Ph.D.; Daesik Hur, Ph.D.; Senthikumar Muthusamy, Ph.D.; Jane Wheeler, Ph.D.
|Marketing:||Professors - Kenneth Crocker, Ph.D.; susan Petroshius, Ph.D.; William Redmond, Ph.D.|
Associate Professors - Mark Bennion, Ph.D.; Dwayne Gremler, Ph.D.; Susan Kleine, Ph.D.; Nancy Merritt, Ph.D.; Gregory Rich, Ph.D.; Philip Titus, Ph.D.; Bob Wu, D.B.A.
Bowling Green State University has offered the Master of Business Administration degree since 1966. The program is accredited by AACSB International – The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. The mission of the College of Business Administration’s Master of Business Administration degree is to be the premier M.B.A. degree in the region and one of the best in the nation, with a commitment to excellence and continuous improvement in graduate business education.
The Master of Business Administration degree prepares tomorrow’s global leaders by involving students and faculty in the exploration of the significant challenges, opportunities, and problems facing organizations in both the private and public sectors. M.B.A. students at BGSU pursue integrative, continuously improving curricula that simultaneously challenge and stimulate. The integrative nature of the M.B.A. degree encourages students to observe the interdependent nature of organizational problems and to identify creative, comprehensive solutions. Apart from being highly relevant to the needs of organization in the global economy, the degree helps students improve their teamwork, leadership, and critical thinking skills in a learning environment that fosters cross-cultural sensitivity and adherence to the highest ethical standards.
Individuals may pursue the M.B.A. degree through the full-time, evening, or executive program. The M.B.A. curriculum covers the following areas: accounting, economics, ethics and law, finance, information technology, international business management, leadership and change, quantitative methods, marketing, operations management, strategy design and implementation and electives.
All three of the M.B.A. programs are designed for individuals with or without an undergraduate degree in business. The full-time and evening programs do not require professional experience as a condition of admission. However, the Executive M.B.A. program requires three or more years of full-time professional or managerial experience for admission. The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is required for admission into all programs leading to the M.B.A. degree. Applicants who earned a prior graduate degree from a regionally accredited university are eligible for an exemption from the GMAT requirement based upon their academic performance in their programs, whether their programs required a standardized admission test, and their professional qualifications. Similarly, executive MBA applicants with ten or more years of professional work experience, at least five years of full-time experience in a significant management capacity, and an undergraduate grade point average of at least 2.8 on a 4.0 scale may be eligible for an exemption from the GMAT. Please contact Graduate Studies in Business for more information on the GMAT waiver.
Applicants seeking admission to one of the three M.B.A. programs should follow the instructions outlined in the “Graduate Admission” section of this catalog. Application forms and instructions are available from Graduate Studies in Business or can be obtained from the M.B.A. website at www.bgsumba.com. Applicants are reminded that the full-time M.B.A. program begins in July. Students may begin the evening M.B.A. program in any semester. Executive MBA students begin each year in January. Applicants should contact Graduate Studies in Business for application deadlines and plan their application process accordingly.
Full-time and Evening M.B.A. Programs
The full-time program serves individuals who plan to enroll in 12 or more graduate credit hours per semester. The full-time program requires 42 graduate credit hours of course work, and at least six graduate credit hours of professional development seminars. The 14 required courses and the professional seminars must be completed in a specific order. This “lockstep” format is designed to foster integration across the program and a strong learning community among the program’s participants. Enrollment in the full-time program is limited, and students may enter the program only in the summer (July). Students can complete a general M.B.A. degree in 3 1/2 semesters or complete an M.B.A. degree with a specialization in 4 1/2 semesters of full-time study.
The evening M.B.A. program serves individuals who must pursue their M.B.A. degrees as part-time students. Classes are offered Monday through Thursday evenings. The evening program requires 48 graduate credit hours. Evening students are split between those taking one versus two courses per semester. At two courses per semester, the M.B.A. degree can be completed in as little as seven semesters. Students may begin the evening M.B.A. program in any semester.
The full-time and evening programs share 13 required courses. The four foundation courses include ECON 600,and MBA 600, 601, and 603. The eight core courses include STAT 601, MBA 602, 604, 605, 606, 607, 608, and 610. The capstone course is MBA 609. Full-time students are required to enroll in at least one three credit hour graduate level elective and six credit hours of MBA 583, Topics in Management. Evening students ae required to complete at least nine credit hours of graduate level electives. Both programs require that the foundation courses be completed before taking the core courses, which in turn must be completed before taking the capstone course.
The full-time M.B.A. program offers formal specializations in accounting, finance, and management information systems (MIS). The accounting specialization requires ACCT 551, 560, and 643. Students are also required to complete two additional 500-level accounting courses. 600-level accounting courses may be used to fulfill elective requirements of the specialization with the consent of the Director of Graduate Studies in Accounting. The finance specialization requires MBA 551 and 552, and two additional courses selected from MBA 553, 554, 558, and 657. The MIS specialization is composed of five required courses: MBA 502, 505, 521, 570, and 571. Full-time and evening M.B.A. students may select electives from other graduate offerings on campus or may combine their M.B.A. degrees with a second graduate degree. Interested students should contact Graduate Studies in Business for further information.
Executive M.B.A. Program
Bowling Green State University began offering an Executive M.B.A. program in 1977 making it the oldest in Ohio and among the 10 oldest in the United States. The EMBA program serves motivated and experienced managers who desire an opportunity to interact with other highly motivated and expereinced professionals in an intensive learning environment. The Executive M.B.A. is a rigorous, accelerated program that requires twelve graduate courses: ECON 600, STAT 601, and MBA 601, 602, 604, 605, 606, 607, 608, 609, 610, and 620. Students lacking prior academic preparation in accounting, economics, finance, and statistics are required to complete self study packages in those areas as prerequisites to the formal courses in those fields. The courses are offered in a “lockstep” format. Students attend class one weekend per month. Classes meet on Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 8 a.m. - noon and 1 p.m.-5 p.m.
The format promotes the development of a supportive learning community among the participants. Interested students should contact Graduate Studies in Business for further information.
Please access graduate courses online at http://webapps.bgsu.edu/courses/search.php. Graduate courses required by Graduate Business Administration use the prefixes: ACCT, ECON, GBA, MBA, and STAT.