Sep 27, 2022  
2013-2014 Graduate Catalog 
    
2013-2014 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Coles MBA (Kennesaw and Galleria)


Contact: Claude Leveque
Office: KSU Center, Room #431
Phone: (770) 420-4622
Email: colesmba
@kennesaw.edu
Web address: http://coles.kennesaw.edu/graduate/mba/

Program Description

The Coles MBA (Kennesaw and Galleria) is a professional degree providing a broad base of general business knowledge that prepares graduates for middle- and upper-level management positions. The program seeks to develop in its students an understanding of managerial behavior and decision-making within the economic, social, and political environments of business operations. Students will develop their communication and leadership abilities, their analytical and decision-making skills, and their effectiveness at developing working relationships with subordinates, peers and supervisors, and external constituents.

General Requirements for Admission to the Coles MBA (Kennesaw and Galleria)

Admission to the MBA (Kennesaw and Galleria) program is granted to those persons showing high promise of success in graduate business study. Applicants’ portfolios are reviewed as a part of a competitive process based on the following components:

  • Professional Experience
  • Academic Background
  • Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT)

*International applicants have additional requirements; see Graduate Admission  section of this catalog.

Transfer Credit

A student may transfer a maximum of nine semester hours of graduate courses provided the transfer hours are made prior to the last 27 hours of course work. Special hardship cases, such as job transfers, will be decided on an individual basis by the program director. The transfer of credit for course work completed at another institution will be approved only under the following conditions:

  1. The course was completed at an institution accredited by AACSB at the time of transfer;
  2. A minimum grade of “B” was received in the course;
  3. The course was restricted to graduate students only;
  4. The content of the course corresponds to that of a course required or permitted in the student’s program at Kennesaw State University;
  5. The credit to be considered for transfer will not be more than six years old at the time the student enters KSU.

A request for consideration of transfer credit must be submitted to the MBA program director by the student concerned during the first semester of residence here. The request must indicate the specific course(s) for which transfer credit is sought. A copy of the other institution’s transcript and a course description from the catalog must be submitted. A course outline may also be required.

Grades in Graduate Courses

Expectations for satisfactory graduate level student performance are detailed in the Academic Policies section of this catalog.

Petition to Graduate

Each MBA student must petition to graduate one semester prior to completing program requirements. The MBA Program office should be contacted to petition to graduate.

Admission Criteria for Non-Degree Student

The Coles MBA (Kennesaw and Galleria) does not admit non-degree seeking students.

Readmission to the Coles MBA (Kennesaw and Galleria)

Any graduate student who has a break in attendance of 5 semesters or more must apply for readmission to the MBA program. Students applying for readmission must meet all admissions criteria in place at the time of readmission including minimum GPA and GMAT scores. The six-year time limit for degree completion applies. For details on readmitting, see Readmission to Graduate Study in the Graduate Admission  section of this catalog. Complete the application at http://www.kennesaw.edu/graduate/admissions/forms.html.

 

Program of Study

The Master of Business Administration program in Kennesaw and at the Galleria is made up of foundation, core and elective courses. All students must satisfy the 3 foundation requirements, complete the 21 credit hours of prescribed core MBA courses and 15 credit hours of MBA electives for a total of 36 credit hours.The Master of Business Administration program in Kennesaw and at the Galleria is made up of foundation, core and elective courses. All students must satisfy the 3 foundation requirements, complete the 21 credit hours of prescribed core MBA courses and 15 credit hours of MBA electives for a total of 36 credit hours.

Foundation Requirements (3)

Satisfied by completing the foundation modules below by completing undergraduate course(s) with a grade of “C” or higher in the course below or the KSU equivalents:

  • Accounting Foundation or Financial Accounting and Managerial Accounting (ACCT 2100 and ACCT 2200)
  • Finance Foundation or Financial Principles (FIN 3100)
  • Statistics and Math Foundations or Inferential Statistics and Algebra (ECON 2300 and MATH 1101)

Core Requirements (21 Credit Hours)


Core requirements are the knowledge and skills of the common body of business that, collectively, are essential to managing and leading organizations. Core requirements are satisfied by:

 

Elective Requirements (15 Credit Hours)


Choose 4 courses (12 credit hours) from the 8000 level MBA courses (i.e., ACCT, BLAW, ECON, FIN, GBA, IS, MGT, MKTG). One graduate level course (3 credit hours) may be taken outside of the College of Business with the permission of the program Director. Only 2 courses (6 credit hours) may be a Special Projects Course (GBA 8950 – 3 credit hours, repeatable twice).

One course (3 credit hours) must be international course (i.e., ECON 8610, FIN 8370, ILEC 8850, MGT 8910, MKTG 8730, MKTG 8790).

Program Total (36 Credit Hours)


Notes


  • Only 3 courses (9 credit hours) may be transferred into the program from another institution, and their approval is subject to the program director and the policies of the Kennesaw State University Graduate College (e.g., an AACSB-International accredited program, completed within 6 years of MBA graduation at KSU).
  • Refer to the KSU Graduate College for Grade, GPA and program length requirements.