Mount Vernon Nazarene University

Mount Vernon Nazarene University

Graduate Business Department

Associate Dean for Graduate and Professional Business Programs, Kevin E. 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, DBA, CMA, CPA

Jill R. Risner, DBA

Robert H. Roller, PhD

Mark A. Shoaf, PhD

David L. Skinner, PhD

Edward A. Thomas, PhD

Melanie A. Timmerman, JD, MBA

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 as follows:

  • a completed graduate business application form;
  • official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate work mailed directly to the Registrar’s Office by the college, university, or seminary;
  • a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution with at least a cumulative GPA of 2.80 (on a 4.00 scale);
  • a notebook computer that meets graduate business program specifications;
  • payment of $100 tuition deposit (nonrefundable and applied to tuition for the applicable start);
  • Applicants whose native language is not English: 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;
  • MBA applicants: meet a prerequisite requirement corresponding to the common professional components found in a bachelor degree in business and demonstrate proficiency by passing a course in financial accounting with a grade of "C-" or better.

Note: Students may be admitted with conditional acceptance if approved by the Graduate Business Admissions Committee.

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.

Program Continuation

A student on conditional acceptance must achieve a grade of at least "B" in each of the first two courses in order to continue in the program and achieve full acceptance.

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

A student may be dismissed from the graduate business program after:

  1. receiving more than six (6) semester hours of below a B-minus;
  2. failure to achieve the required GPA at the end of any probationary period;
  3. outstanding financial balance; or
  4. deportment or non-compliance with the policies set forth in the Graduate and Professional section of this Catalog.

Graduate Business Dual Degree Policy

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.

Graduation Requirements

Graduate students must meet the degree requirements as stated in the Catalog under which they first enrolled. Students must earn their degree within a maximum of six (6) years from the first date of enrollment at the University. Students who withdraw from the University for more than six (6) months will meet the graduation requirements as stated in the catalog under which they resume enrollment. Students changing majors or programs must meet requirements as stated in the Catalog that is current at the time they make such changes. A minimum GPA of 3.0 is required for graduation. A student who receives a grade of less than a C- will be required to repeat that course until a grad of C- or better is earned.

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

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