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General Management, MBA


Program Description

The Master of Business Administration (MBA) in general management is an MBA that has an information technology focus with it. The MBA is offered at the University Center in Sioux Falls, SD and on-line. The program is intended to meet the demand of producing more business graduate degrees for working individuals particularly for entry-level and lower-middle management professionals who are pursuing the degree as a means of improving their business expertise and their employment prospects. The program will prepare students for careers in business and provide opportunities for career advancement.

Program Accreditation

Dakota State University and its programs (including the MBA) are regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. The MBA program is also accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).

Goals and Objectives

The MBA program will prepare students from a variety of backgrounds for advancement or a career change.

The MBA will prepare individuals who will:

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of accounting, economics, finance, marketing, and management.
  2. Apply their knowledge of accounting, economics, finance, marketing, and management to business and professional situations.
  3. Demonstrate knowledge of management information systems and project management as they relate to organizational functions.
  4. Use analytical, technical, and critical thinking skills to anticipate, identify, analyze and solve business problems.
  5. Demonstrate an ability to employ ethical principles and legal reasoning when making business decisions.

Program Delivery

Courses in the MBA program may be offered using a variety of instructional delivery methods:

  1. Face-to-face at the University Center in Sioux Falls, SD in a traditional classroom setting;
  2. At a distance via Internet, using a combination of live and/or encoded streaming videos of classes, interactive course web boards, course web sites, and e-mail. All courses are web-enhanced.

Program Completion

Students must complete the program within 5 years of the semester of your admission.

Students with an undergraduate business degree: It is expected that, on average, students will enroll part-time and will complete 9 credits per academic year (one 3-credit course in the fall, spring and summer each year) and therefore will need four years to graduate (9 credits x 4 years = 36 credits).

Students without an undergraduate business degree: Students without an undergraduate business degree may be required to complete additional foundation courses. It is expected that, on average, students will enroll part-time and will complete the foundation classes the first academic year and the program-specific courses in the next three years, to graduate in four years (12 credits x 4 years = 48 credits).

Admission Requirements Specific to the MBA

The Dakota State University Masters of Business Administration program will enter students from a variety of backgrounds who are pursuing the degree as a means of improving their business expertise and their employment prospects. Admission to the program is based upon a combination of the following requirements:

  1. Baccalaureate degree from an institution of higher education with full regional accreditation for that degree.
  2. Minimum undergraduate grade point average of 2.70 on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent on an alternative grading system).
  3. Evidence of one of the following:
    1. B.S. in Business Administration with a cumulative GPA > 3.0;
    2. Two years of professional employment plus transcripts from undergraduate or graduate degree with GPA > 3.0;
    3. Undergraduate degree and GMAT/GRE score
      1. 200 * undergraduate GPA + GMAT score > 950, with a minimum GMAT score of 450;
      2. 200 * undergraduate GPA + GRE score > 786, with a minimum GRE score of 143 verbal and 143 quantitative.

MBA Knowledge Requirements

Students entering into the program will likely come from a variety of backgrounds. Those students who do not meet certain requirements in the business administration area may be required to take additional knowledge support courses. These courses may also be recommended for students wishing to refresh their knowledge or reinforce what they have gained through experience. The DSU knowledge courses are included in the individuals program of study if they are required of the student.

The knowledge requirements can be met in a variety ways; including; an undergraduate degree in business administration with a cumulative GPA > 3.0; two years of professional employment plus transcripts from undergraduate or graduate degree with a GPA > 3.0; and a combination of an undergraduate degree and GMAT/GRE scores.

Students who have not had appropriate coursework or acceptable experience to meet the knowledge requirements will be admitted to the program if they meet the other minimum requirements. However, these students will be required to meet the knowledge requirements by satisfactory completing the specified knowledge support courses as part of their program of study. These courses may include any of the following:  

BADM 220 - Business Statistics  or ALC-Foundations of Quantitative Analysis and Statistics
     
ACCT 610 - Foundations of Accounting and Business Law  or ALC-Foundations of Accounting and ALC-Foundations of the Legal Environment of Business or ACCT 210 - Principles of Accounting I
ACCT 211 - Principles of Accounting II
BADM 350 - Legal Environment of Business
     
BADM 610 - Foundations of Economics and Finance  or ALC-Foundations of Microeconomics,
ALC-Foundations of Macroeconomics, ALC-Foundations of Business Finance
or ECON 201 - Principles of Microeconomics
ECON 202 - Principles of Macroeconomics
BADM 310 - Business Finance
     
BADM 660 - Foundations of Business Practice  or ALC-Foundations of Marketing and ALC-Foundations of Organizational Behavior or BADM 360 - Organization and Management
BADM 370 - Marketing

Program Faculty:

Yen-Ling Chang, Richard Christoph, Derek Franken, Lynette Gorder, David Peak, Michael Roach, Zixing Shen, Daniel Talley, Deb Tech, Jack Walters

Program Requirements

Coursework

The program requires 36 hours beyond the baccalaureate. All students must take the following:

  • Nine core courses (27 credit hours)
  • Two elective courses (6 credit hours);
  • A three credit capstone course (3 credit hours)

Students who do not meet the business administration knowledge requirements as specified for admission may have to take additional hours of foundational coursework which will be added to their program of study.

Courses supporting the MBA program:

Knowledge Support Courses:

These courses may be required of students who do not meet the knowledge requirements in business administration. They are also recommended for students wishing to refresh their knowledge or reinforce what they have gained through experience.

BADM 220 - Business Statistics or ALC-Foundations of Quantitative Analysis and Statistics
     
ACCT 610 - Foundations of Accounting and Business Law  or ALC-Foundations of Accounting and ALC-Foundations of the Legal Environment of Business or ACCT 210 - Principles of Accounting I
ACCT 211 - Principles of Accounting II
BADM 350 - Legal Environment of Business
     
BADM 610 - Foundations of Economics and Finance  or ALC-Foundations of Microeconomics,
ALC-Foundations of Macroeconomics, ALC-Foundations of Business Finance
or ECON 201 - Principles of Microeconomics
ECON 202 - Principles of Macroeconomics
BADM 310 - Business Finance
     
BADM 660 - Foundations of Business Practice  or ALC-Foundations of Marketing and ALC-Foundations of Organizational Behavior or BADM 360 - Organization and Management
BADM 370 - Marketing

Assessment/Evaluation Activities

All candidates for graduation must participate in an assessment activity. The MBA students will take their final assessment exam during their final semester. ETS offers a major field test for MBA programs and graduating students will take this assessment test in the semester in which they are graduating. This assessment tool will be an integral part of the program improvement process.

The results of the exam are used as one means of evaluating the MBA curriculum by providing information to the faculty who teach the courses.

Course Grades

Course Grades are used as an indirect measure of student attainment of specific program goals and objectives. DSU Policy requires students to maintain a 3.0 GPA in the program, receive no grades below a C, and have no more than 2 grades of a C. If you do not maintain the required "B" average you will be placed on academic probation and given the opportunity to raise your GPA to 3.0 within the next nine credit hours. If you do not raise your GPA to 3.0 you will be suspended from the program. If you receive more than 6 credits of "C" or any grade lower than a "C" you will be suspended from the program. You may appeal the suspension. If students have questions regarding grading, they should review the Satisfactory Progression Policy (DSU Policy 05-34-00) or speak with their advisor.

MBA Course Summary


Summary subject to change.

Knowledge Courses (Varied Credits)


Required only of students who do not meet specific admission knowledge requirements. 

BADM 220 - Business Statistics  or  ALC-Foundations of Quantitative Analysis and Stratistics
     

ACCT 610 - Foundations of Accounting and Business Law 

 
or ACCT 210 - Principles of Accounting I
ACCT 211 - Principles of Accounting II
BADM 350 - Legal Environment of Business
  or

ALC-Foundations of Accounting
ALC-Foundations of the Legal Environment of Buisness

     

BADM 610 - Foundations of Economics and Finance 

 

or ECON 201 - Principles of Microeconomic
ECON 202 - Principles of Macroeconomics
BADM 310 - Business Finance
  or ALC-Foundations of Microeconomics
ALC-Foundations of Macroeconomics
ALC-Foundations of Business Finance
     

 BADM 660 - Foundations of Business Practice 

 
or BADM 360 - Organization and Management
BADM 370 - Marketing
  or ALC-Foundations of Marketing
ALC-Foundations of Organizational Behavior

Capstone Course (3 Credits)


MBA Course Rotation


Knowledge Courses


Course #

Course Title

FA 15

SP 16

SU 16

FA 16

SP 17

SU 17

FA 17

SP 18

SU 18

ACCT 210

Principles of Accounting I

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

ACCT 211

Principles of Accounting II

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

ACCT 610

Foundations of Accounting and Business Law (Check Web
Advisor for availability)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BADM 220

Business Statistics

 

X

 

 

X

 

 

X

 

BADM 310

Business Finance

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

BADM 350

Legal Environment of Business

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

BADM 360

Organization and Management

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

BADM 370

Marketing

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

BADM 610

Foundations of Economics and Finance (Check Web
Advisor for availability)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BADM 660

Foundations of Business Practice (Check Web
Advisor for availability)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ECON 201

Principles of Microeconomic

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

ECON 202

Principles of Macroeconomics

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

Core Courses


Course #

Course Title

FA 15

SP 16

SU 16

FA 16

SP 17

SU 17

FA 17

SP 18

SU 18

ACCT 725

Accounting for Managers

 

 

 

 

 

X

 

 

 

BADM 712

Advanced Business Finance

 

 

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

BADM 729

Business Analysis for Managerial Decisions

X

 

 

 

 

 

X

 

 

BADM 750

Legal and Ethical Environment of Business

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

X

 

BADM 765

Management and Leadership

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

X

 

BADM 775

Strategic Marketing

 

 

 

 

X

 

 

 

 

ECON 730

Economics for Decision Making

 

 

 

 

X

 

 

 

 

INFS 601

Information Systems

X

 

 

X

 

 

X

 

 

INFS 724

Project and Change Management

X

X

 

X

X

X

X

X

 

Electives


Course #

Course Title

FA 15

SP 16

SU 16

FA 16

SP 17

SU 17

FA 17

SP 18

SU 18

BADM 755

Organizational Behavior and Human Resources Management Process

 

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

X

BADM 768

International Management

 

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

X

HIMS 701

Introduction to Healthcare Information

X

 

 

X

 

 

X

 

 

HIMS 742

Healthcare Information Infrastructure

 

X

 

 

X

 

 

X

 

INFA 701

Principles of Information Assurance

 

 

X

 

 

X

 

 

X

INFS 605

Foundations of Programming

X

 

 

X

 

 

X

 

 

Capstone Class


Course #

Course Title

FA 15

SP 16

SU 16

FA 16

SP 17

SU 17

FA 17

SP 18

SU 18

BADM 782

Strategic Management and Decision Making

 

 

 

X