2017-2018 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]
Master of Business Administration, M.B.A.
Director: Dr. Randy Frye
Adjunct Instructor of Health Care Administration: Michael Burgmeier
Adjunct Instructor in Business Communication: Robert Griffin
The Master of Business Administration program prepares students to manage profit and non-profit organizations by providing them with an opportunity to develop their management knowledge and skills in areas such as economic analysis, managerial accounting, organizational theory, human relations, communications, quantitative analysis, finance, marketing, and strategic management. Students will learn to think critically, express themselves clearly, and make decisions with confidence. They will also explore the ethical dilemmas that face managers every day, and learn to act with responsibility and compassion.
In today's professional market, the MBA is the favored degree for those seeking administrative careers in many fields: business, government, health care, and the rapidly growing not-for-profit sector. Individuals also seek the MBA degree so they can develop their own small businesses or embark on teaching or consulting careers. In short, the MBA is an important part of a general management education.
The Saint Francis MBA schedule has been designed to meet the special needs of its students. The program is offered on a part-time basis, and classes are held in the evening and online to accommodate the demands of work and family.
Saint Francis University is selective in its admission of students to the Master of Business Administration program. Students must have a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution. The program is also open to students who have a master's degree in an area other than business administration.
To apply for admissions please send the following items to the Graduate office:
- an application with two essays and a non-refundable $30 application fee
- official transcript(s)
- two letters of recommendation
- official GMAT scores; a) students with an overall grade point average above a 3.3 on a 4.0 scale are not required to take the GMAT exam; b) students who already hold an advanced degree will be waived from the GMAT exam
The program of study for a Saint Francis University MBA degree consists of between 36 and 48 credit hours, depending on the number and type of undergraduate credits earned. For graduation, a student must complete a program of studies as determined by the Program Director and maintain a minimum quality point average of 3.0. Students have five years to complete the program.
The MBA Capstone is a 3-hour computerized exam designed to measure MBA knowledge and the ability to apply facts, concepts, theories, and analytical methods to "real life" MBA professional situations. A passing rate of 70% is required to earn a certificate of accomplishment from the Dean. The exam is administered by Peregrine Academic Services.