Mount Vernon Nazarene University

2011-2012 Catalog

Graduate Business Department

Department Chair, Kevin Hughes

Faculty

Ronald K. Bolender, EdD

Margaret M. Britt, DBA

Timothy G. Chesnut, MBA, CPA

Michael L. Crawford, MBA

James D. Dalton, EdD, CPA

Daryl L. Gruver, MA

H. James Harriman, MBA

Kevin E. Hughes, PhD

Chris E. Neuenschwander, MBA, CMA, CPA

Jill R. Risner, MBA

Robert H. Roller, PhD

Mark A. Shoaf, PhD

David L. Skinner, PhD

Edward A. Thomas, PhD

Melanie A. Timmerman, JD

Program Objectives

On completing their graduate business program students will demonstrate an understanding of:

  • Economic theories and their applications to organizations
  • The identification of customer needs and development of products and services to meet those needs
  • The multicultural, political, environmental, legal and regulatory setting of the organization
  • The role of ethics, law and morality in business
  • Leadership skills and group and individual dynamics
  • Effective communication
  • Problem-solving and critical thinking skills
  • The relations among the functional areas of business
  • Strategic planning skills and processes

Graduate Business

Program Admission Requirements

The admission requirements for the Master of Science in Management program and Master of Business Administration program are:

  1. a completed graduate business application form;
  2. official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate work mailed directly to the Registrar’s Office by the college, university, or seminary;
  3. a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution with at least a cumulative grade point average of 2.80 (on a 4.00 scale);
  4. a notebook computer that meets graduate business program specifications;
  5. payment of $100 tuition deposit (nonrefundable and applied to tuition for the applicable start);
  6. applicants whose native language is not English must provide evidence of proficiency in English by [a] scoring 550 or above on the TOEFL test, or [b] scoring 20 or above on the ESL Proficiency Examination;
  7. MBA applicants must also meet a prerequisite requirement corresponding to the common professional components found in a bachelor degree in business. The MBA applicant must demonstrate proficiency by passing a course in financial accounting with a grade of "C-" or better.

Program Continuation

A student with regular admission status will be placed on academic probation at any time that the graduate cumulative grade point average falls below 3.00. The graduate business student who is placed on academic probation must achieve a cumulative grade point average of 2.50 at the completion of an additional nine (9) semester hours. A student is removed from probation when the cumulative grade point average meets or exceeds 3.00.

  1. A student may be dismissed from the graduate business program after:
  2. receiving more than six (6) semester hours of below a B-minus;
  3. failure to achieve the required grade point average at the end of any probationary period;
  4. outstanding financial balance; or
  5. deportment or non-compliance with the Graduate and Professional Studies Student Handbook.

Transfer Credit Provisions

Up to six (6) semester hours of graduate work may be transferred from regionally accredited colleges, or universities. Credit is transferred on a course-by-course basis as applicable to the degree. Transfer credit is granted only if grades of "B" or better were earned, and provided the course is a reasonable equivalent to one required in the program. No credit for prior learning is awarded. Equivalence and transfer of credit is determined by the Master of Science in Management or Master of Business Administration program coordinator.

Policies

A dual degree program is allowed. To earn the MBA or the MSM as a second graduate degree at MVNU requires the completion of no less than 7 graduate business courses that are unique from the courses taken for the first graduate business degree. A combined minimum of fifty-seven credit hours are required to obtain both degrees.

Departmental Programs

Master of Business Administration

Required Core Courses

MAN6113 Ethics, Leadership and Faith

3

MAN6023 Organizational Behavior

3

MAR6003 Marketing Management

3

ECO6083 Managerial Economics

3

MAN6123 Legal Issues in Management

3

MAN6043 Strategic Management

3

Other Required Courses

MAN6093 Global Business

3

ACC6003 Managerial Accounting

3

FIN6013 Corporate Finance

3

Required Concentration Hours

9

 

 

Total Hours

36

Candidates for this degree must complete one of the following 9 hour concentrations:

Finance Concentration

FIN6003 Investments

3

FIN6023 Markets and Institutions

3

FIN6033 Financial Planning

3

Human Resources Concentration

HRM6003 Strategic Programming in Human
Resources Management

3

HRM6013 Training and Development

3

HRM6023 Performance and Reward Systems

3

Organizational Management Concentration

HRM6003 Strategic Programming in Human Resources Management

3

MAN6103 Operations Management

3

MAN6033 Change Management

3

Total

36 Hours

Master of Business Administration in Health Care Administration

Required Core Courses

MAN6113 Ethics, Leadership and Faith

3

MAN6023 Organizational Behavior

3

MAR6003 Marketing Management

3

ECO6083 Managerial Economics

3

MAN6123 Legal Issues in Management

3

MAN6043 Strategic Management

3

Other Required Courses

HCA6013 Financial Management in Health Care Environments

3

HCA6033 Health Services Administration

3

HCA6043 Legal Aspects of Health Care Administration

3

HCA6053 Management of Health Care Human Resources

3

HCA6063 Quality Management in Health Care Organizations

3

HCA6073 Leadership in Health Care Organizations

3

Total

36 Hours

Master of Science in Management

Required Core Courses

MAN6113 Ethics, Leadership and Faith

3

MAN6023 Organizational Behavior

3

MAR6003 Marketing Management

3

ECO6083 Managerial Economics

3

MAN6123 Legal Issues in Management

3

MAN6043 Strategic Management

3

Other Required Courses

MAN6093 Global Business

3

ACC6013 Finance and Accounting for Managers

3

MAN6033 Change Management

3

HRM6003 Strategic Programming in Human Resource Management

3

Total

30 Hours