Aug 18, 2022  
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Coles MBA (Kennesaw, Galleria, and City Springs Complex)

Contact Information

Phone: 470-578-4470

Program Description

The Coles MBA (Kennesaw, Galleria, and City Springs Complex) 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 improve their communication and leadership abilities, their analytical and decision-making skills, and their effectiveness at developing working relationships with subordinates, peers, supervisors, and external constituents.

Admissions Requirements

Admission to the MBA (Kennesaw, Galleria, and City Springs Complex) program is granted to those persons showing high promise of success in graduate business study. An applicant’s portfolio is 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 Admissions  section of this catalog.

Admissions Requirements for Unique Cases

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

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. The transfer of credit for course work completed at another institution will be approved only under the following conditions:

  • The course was completed at an institution accredited by AACSB at the time of instruction;
  • A minimum grade of “B” was received in the course;
  • The course was restricted to graduate students only;
  • The content of the course corresponds to that of a course required or permitted in the student’s program at Kennesaw State University;
  • 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.

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.

Program of Study

The Master of Business Administration program in Kennesaw, Galleria and at the City Springs Complex, is made up of foundation, core, and elective courses. All students must satisfy the 4 foundation requirements, complete the 24 credit hours of prescribed core MBA courses, and 12 credit hours of MBA electives (for a total of 36 credit hours).

Foundation Requirements

Students can satisfy the foundation requirements for the MBA program in one of the following two manners:

  1. By completing the appropriate prerequisite modules in the areas of Financial Accounting, Managerial Accounting, Corporate Finance, and Statistics. 
  2. By completing the following undergraduate courses (or their KSU equivalents) with a grade of “C” or better:
  • Financial Accounting (ACCT 2100)
  • Managerial Accounting (ACCT 2200)
  • Principles of Finance (FIN 3100)
  • Business Statistics (ECON 2300)

Elective Requirements (12 Credit Hours)

Choose 4 courses (12 credit hours) from the 7000 or 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 an international course (e.g., ECON 8610, FIN 8370, ILEC 8850, MGT 8200, MGT 8910, MKTG 8730, MKTG 8790).

Program Total (36 Credit Hours)