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Master of Business Administration - Accounting Emphasis, M.B.A.

Requirements

The UVU Master of Business Administration is an applied graduate degree that reflects the Woodbury School of Business's long and distinguished history of providing excellence in business education. Our innovative team-based curriculum reaches beyond the walls and textbooks of a traditional program and includes not only instruction in the disciplines of business, but also offers many opportunities to apply important skills such as leadership, teamwork, ethical decision making, critical thinking and problem solving, written and oral communication as they are woven throughout the curriculum. Students immerse themselves in all aspects of business management, including accounting, marketing, economics, and social responsibility. Students participate in an international project and travel to the country of their project hosts. The program culminates with a comprehensive real-life consulting project with a company operating in our region.

The full-time track for the Master of Business Administration program at Utah Valley University is a one year, accelerated MBA program that offers either of two concentration areas in management or accounting.

The part-time track for the Master of Business Administration program at Utah Valley University is a two year plan for working professionals which embraces the university's designation as an engaged learning campus and also offers either of two concentration areas in management or accounting.

The MBA program is AACSB accredited.

Total Program Credits: 36

Discipline Core Requirements: 27 Credits
  ACC 6350 Accounting Strategies for Achieving Profit Goals 3
  FIN 6150 Financial Management 3
  ECON 6300 Managerial Economics 3
  MGMT 6000 Career Development and Advancement  1.5
  MGMT 6500 Managing Individuals and Groups  3
  MGMT 6800 Global Business Strategy 3
  MGMT 6910 Designing Business 1.5
  MGMT 6930 International Engagement 1.5
  MGMT 6940 MBA Consulting Project 3
  MKTG 6600 Marketing Strategy (3.0)  3
  MKTG 6920 Creativity and Innovative Problem Solving 1.5
Emphasis Requirements: 9 Credits
  ACC 6410 Tax Research and Procedure 3
  ACC 6510 Financial Auditing 3
  ACC 6960 Accounting Theory and Research 3

Graduation Requirements:

  1. Completion of 36 hours of approved credit with no grade lower than a "C" as described in this program.
  2. Graduates may not transfer more than ten hours into this MBA program, preferably from an AACSB accredited institution. All transfer courses will be reviewed by a graduate committee managed by the Woodbury School of Business.
  3. Final approval for graduation will be determined by the MBA graduate committee of the Woodbury School of Business.
  4. A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher must be maintained within program.

Graduation Plan

This graduation plan is a sample plan and is intended to be a guide. Your specific plan may differ based on your Math and English placement and/or transfer credits applied. You are encouraged to meet with an advisor and set up an individualized graduation plan in Wolverine Track

Milestone courses (pre-requisites for a course in one of the subsequent semesters) are marked in red and italicized.


Semester 1 Course Title Credit Hours
MGMT 6910 Designing Business 1.5
ACC 6510* Financial Auditing 3
MGMT 6500* Managing Individuals and Groups 3
ACC 6410** Tax research and Procedure 3
MGMT 6000 Career Development and Advancement 1.5
  Semester total: 12*/6**
Notes: Unmarked courses are taken by both tracks while * Full time track and **Part time track. 
Semester 2 Course Title Credit Hours
MKTG 6920 Creativity and Innovative Problem Solving 1.5
ACC 6410* Tax Research and Procedures 3
MGMT 6930* Integration Module III--International Engagement 1.5
MKTG 6600* Marketing Strategy 3
ACC 6960** Accounting Theory and Research 3
  Semester total: 12*/6**
Notes: Unmarked courses are taken by both tracks while * Full time track and **Part time track. 
Semester 3 Course Title Credit Hours
FIN 6150 Financial Management 3
MGMT 6800 Global Business Strategy 3
MGMT 6940* MBA consulting Project 3
ACC 6960* Accounting Theory and Research 3
  Semester total: 12*/6**
Notes: Unmarked courses are taken by both tracks while * Full time track and **Part time track.
The full time track concludes in Semester 3
Semester 4 Course Title Credit Hours
ACC 6510** Financial Auditing 3
ECON 3030 Managerial Economics 3
  Semester total: 6**
Notes: ** Part time track only in this semester
Semester 5 Course Title Credit Hours
MGMT 6000 Career Development and Advancement 1.5
MGMT 6930** International Engagement 1.5
ACC 6350** Accounting Strategies for Achieving Profit Goals 3
  Semester total: 6**
Notes: ** Part time track only in this semester
Semester 6 Course Title Credit Hours
ACC 6350* Accounting Strategies for Achieving Profit Goals 3
MGMT 6940** MBA Consulting Project 3
  Semester total: 6**
Notes: ** Part time track only in this semester
  Degree total: 36

Department

Woodbury School of Business

 
 
Master of Business Administration
  • Admissions (Part-time Program) and Marketing Manager: Matthew Moon
  • Office: WB 127a
  • Telephone: 801-863-5099
  • Email:   mmoon@uvu.edu
  • Admissions Coordinator (Full-time Program): Gina Johnson
  • Office: WB 146p
  • Telephone: 801-863-7494
  • Email:   gina.johnson@uvu.edu
  • Adminstrative Support: Monique Roese
  • Office: WB 127
  • Telephone: 801-863-5504
  • Email:   moniquer@uvu.edu
  • Academic Advisor: Terry Smith
  • Office: WB 132a
  • Telephone: 801-863-8314
  • Email:   acordte@uvu.edu

Program Description

For complete and current information about the MBA program, please access our web at www.uvu.edu/mba.

The Masters of Business Administration at UVU includes two distinct options, both of which offer emphases in management or accounting.

  1. The Part-time Professional MBA Program leverages the management experiences of our professional students while focusing on application and practice through the use of group discussions, case studies, simulations, projects, and interaction with regional organizations and business leaders. Classes are held on Tuesday and Thursday evenings on the Orem campus which begins fall semester (August). Additionally, classes are held on Monday and Wednesday evenings at the Thanksgiving Point location which begins spring semester (January).
  2. The Full-time Accelerated MBA Program is designed to meet the needs of students who have completed their undergraduate degree and would like to continue their education through an enhanced one-year, three-semester program. The format requires a full-time effort as classes, workshops, and events are scheduled throughout the week. Due to the rigorous demands of this program, employment during enrollment is limited to 15-20 hours per week. Courses concentrate on real-world and engaged activities designed to assist students as they prepare to enter the business world.

The MBA program embraces the university’s designation as an engaged learning campus. Students immerse themselves in all aspects of business management, including accounting, leadership, marketing, economics, ethics, and social responsibility. Throughout the program, students will participate in several integration modules designed to assimilate the various functions of business through simulations, comprehensive case studies and real-world learning projects.

Prerequisites

After students are admitted into either the full-time or part-time program, they may demonstrate knowledge proficiency of all prerequisites by submitting official transcripts with a “B-“ or higher in equivalent courses, OR by completing an online, abbreviated MBA Prep Course, prior to starting the program. Prerequisites include:

  • Financial Accounting and Managerial Accounting
  • Principles of Microeconomics and Macroeconomics
  • Principles of Finance (within the last 5 years)
  • Statistics (within the last 5 years)
  • Excel proficiency (within the last 5 years)

NOTE: Students who choose to meet these requirements by completing the MBA Prep Courses will need to obtain 80% or higher on the final assessment for each course. The prep courses may be completed through pre-determined MyEducator or Harvard Business Publishing curriculum.

ACCOUNTING TRACK PREREQUISITES

In addition to the courses listed above, all students pursuing the accounting emphasis must fulfill the following additional prerequisites (or equivalents) with a grade of C- or higher.

  • Intermediate Accounting I
  • Intermediate Accounting II
  • Cost Management
  • Individual Income Tax
  • Accounting Information Systems
  • Advanced Financial Accounting
  • Auditing
  • Corporate Tax

Application Process

Baccalaureate degree holders with both business and non-business majors may apply. Deadlines and current application requirements are posted on the website, www.uvu.edu/mba. Applicants must submit all of the following to the Woodbury School of Business:

  1. Application – Complete online at www.uvu.edu/mba and pay the $45 application fee ($145 for international students).
  2. After submitting the application fee, applicants will access their account and select Supplemental Items to complete the additional requirements listed below.
  • Recommendations - List the name and email address of three individuals who will be sent a link to submit their recommendation.
  • Essays - Submit responses for two essay questions.
  • Resume - Attach current resume which highlights educational background and professional work experience.
  • College Transcripts -After the application fee has been paid, request official transcripts to be sent to etranscriptr@uvu.edu. Transcripts will be evaluated based on cumulative GPA or last 60 semester credits.
  • Graduate Test - Provide evidence of potential for success which may be demonstrated by submitting an official GMAT or GRE test score.
    1. Goal is to obtain a 500 or above on the GMAT (perfect score is 800); GRE scores are converted to determine a GMAT equivalent.
    2. Test preparation resources and registration information available at www.uvu.edu/mba.

NOTE: Consideration to waive the graduate test requirement may be given to students with a GPA of 3.6 or higher and who have an interview with the MBA program director.

International Student Applicants should also complete the following:

  1. English Proficiency - Submit official TOEFL or IELTS scores. Required of applicants for whom English is a second language AND who earned a bachelor’s degree outside of the United States. (Minimum TOEFL score of 80 or above or an IELTS score of 6.5 or higher.) The MBA office reserves the right to not waive the English proficiency requirement to ensure students will be adequately prepared for the rigors of the MBA program.
  2. Affidavit of Support - Upload a signed form completed by person accepting financial responsibility.
  3. Bank Statement - Provide document as requested on Affidavit of Support from student or sponsor.
  4. City of Passport - Attach a copy of the passport for the student and any dependents who will also need an I-20.
  5. Interview - An interview may be required as part of the application review process.

Application Deadlines

  • Application window – September 1 through April 1, or until the cohort is full. See MBA Office for details.
  • Rolling Admissions – Applicants are generally notified of an admission decision within a few weeks.
  • A limited number of Graduate Assistantships are available annually with students able to earn $5,000 to $10,000.

Application deadlines for international students:

  • If outside the U.S. - Summer Start, March 15; Fall Start, May 1
  • If in the U.S. - Summer Start, April 1; Fall Start, May 15

Reapplication

If an applicant is not admitted, he/she may reapply again at a later time. All current admission requirements at the time of application must be met.

Satisfactory Progress

Continuation in the Master of Business Administration program is determined by: (1) satisfactory progress (C or higher) in all courses (completed courses with a grade lower than a C must be repeated) and (2) faculty committee chair and the graduate admission and retention committee recommendation.

Academic Probation

A student can be recommended for academic probation for the following reason(s): (1) Failure to meet the scholarship requirements of the Graduate Program of an overall GPA of 3.00 (on a 4.00 scale) or higher, with no individual course grade lower than C; (2) Failure to complete prescribed courses; and/or (3) Failure to adhere to University student rights and responsibilities standards.

Dismissal from the Program

A student can be dismissed from the Master of Business Administration program for the following reason(s):

  1. Academic dishonesty;
  2. Continued failure to meet academic standards; and/or
  3. Continued failure to adhere to University student rights and responsibilities standards.

Courses

Admission to the Master of Business Administration program is a requirement for enrollment into all Master of Business Administration courses.

Sample of Employers who have Hired Graduates

Goldman Sachs, Xactware, NuSkin, Walmart, Franklin Templeton, Adobe, Qualtrics, Domo, Blackpine, Xlear, Vivint, IHC, IM Flash, Boeing, DoTERRA, Delta Airlines, US Synthetics, Proof Point, VitalSmarts, AutoSource, Journal Technologies, Greener Equities, State of Utah, Bank of America Fork, inVentiv Health, Zennoa, Turbo Air, LH Miller Sports and Entertainment, America Preparatory Schools, Purch, KPMG, Zions Bank, Wasatch Product Development

 
 
2017-18 Graduate--Tuition and General Fee Schedule
RESIDENT NON-RESIDENT
Credit Hours Tuition Fees Total Credit Hours Tuition Fees Total
0.5 302.50 17.50 320.00 0.5 655.00 17.50 672.50
1.0 605.00 35.00 640.00 1.0 1,310.00 35.00 1,345.00
1.5 907.50 52.50 960.00 1.5 1,965.00 52.50 2,017.50
2.0 1,210.00 70.00 1,280.00 2.0 2,620.00 70.00 2,690.00
2.5 1,512.50 87.50 1,600.00 2.5 3,275.00 87.50 3,362.50
3.0 1,815.00 105.00 1,920.00 3.0 3,930.00 105.00 4,035.00
3.5 2,117.50 122.50 2,240.00 3.5 4,585.00 122.50 4,707.50
4.0 2,420.00 140.00 2,560.00 4.0 5,240.00 140.00 5,380.00
4.5 2,722.50 157.50 2,880.00 4.5 5,895.00 157.50 6,052.50
5.0 3,025.00 175.00 3,200.00 5.0 6,550.00 175.00 6,725.00
5.5 3,327.50 192.50 3,520.00 5.5 7,205.00 192.50 7,397.50
6.0 3,630.00 210.00 3,840.00 6.0 7,860.00 210.00 8,070.00
6.5 3,932.50 227.50 4,160.00 6.5 8,515.00 227.50 8,742.50
7.0 4,235.00 245.00 4,480.00 7.0 9,170.00 245.00 9,415.00
7.5 4,537.50 262.50 4,800.00 7.5 9,825.00 262.50 10,087.50
8.0 4,840.00 280.00 5,120.00 8.0 10,480.00 280.00 10,760.00
8.5 5,142.50 297.50 5,440.00 8.5 11,135.00 297.50 11,432.50
9.0 5,445.00 315.00 5,760.00 9.0 11,790.00 315.00 12,105.00
9.5 5,747.50 332.50 6,080.00 9.5 12,445.00 332.50 12,777.50
10.0 6,050.00 350.00 6,400.00 10.0 13,100.00 350.00 13,450.00
10.5 6,352.50 350.00 6,702.50 10.5 13,755.00 350.00 14,105.00
11.0 6,655.00 350.00 7,005.00 11.0 14,410.00 350.00 14,760.00
11.5 6,957.50 350.00 7,307.50 11.5 15,065.00 350.00 15,415.00
Equal Tuition Payment for 12.0-18.0 credit hours
12.0 7,260.00 350.00 7,610.00 12.0 15,720.00 350.00 16,070.00
12.5 7,260.00 350.00 7,610.00 12.5 15,720.00 350.00 16,070.00
13.0 7,260.00 350.00 7,610.00 13.0 15,720.00 350.00 16,070.00
13.5 7,260.00 350.00 7,610.00 13.5 15,720.00 350.00 16,070.00
14.0 7,260.00 350.00 7,610.00 14.0 15,720.00 350.00 16,070.00
14.5 7,260.00 350.00 7,610.00 14.5 15,720.00 350.00 16,070.00
15.0 7,260.00 350.00 7,610.00 15.0 15,720.00 350.00 16,070.00
15.5 7,260.00 350.00 7,610.00 15.5 15,720.00 350.00 16,070.00
16.0 7,260.00 350.00 7,610.00 16.0 15,720.00 350.00 16,070.00
16.5 7,260.00 350.00 7,610.00 16.5 15,720.00 350.00 16,070.00
17.0 7,260.00 350.00 7,610.00 17.0 15,720.00 350.00 16,070.00
17.5 7,260.00 350.00 7,610.00 17.5 15,720.00 350.00 16,070.00
18.0 7,260.00 350.00 7,610.00 18.0 15,720.00 350.00 16,070.00
End of Equal Tuition Payment for 12.0-18.0 credit hours
18.5 7,562.50 350.00 7,912.50 18.5 16,375.00 350.00 16,725.00
19.0 7,865.00 350.00 8,215.00 19.0 17,030.00 350.00 17,380.00
19.5 8,167.50 350.00 8,517.50 19.5 17,685.00 350.00 18,035.00
20.0 8,470.00 350.00 8,820.00 20.0 18,340.00 350.00 18,690.00
20.5 8,772.50 350.00 9,122.50 20.5 18,995.00 350.00 19,345.00
21.0 9,075.00 350.00 9,425.00 21.0 19,650.00 350.00 20,000.00
21.5 9,377.50 350.00 9,727.50 21.5 20,305.00 350.00 20,655.00
22.0 9,680.00 350.00 10,030.00 22.0 20,960.00 350.00 21,310.00
22.5 9,982.50 350.00 10,332.50 22.5 21,615.00 350.00 21,965.00
23.0 10,285.00 350.00 10,635.00 23.0 22,270.00 350.00 22,620.00
23.5 10,587.50 350.00 10,937.50 23.5 22,925.00 350.00 23,275.00
24.0 10,890.00 350.00 11,240.00 24.0 23,580.00 350.00 23,930.00
24.5 11,192.50 350.00 11,542.50 24.5 24,235.00 350.00 24,585.00
25.0 11,495.00 350.00 11,845.00 25.0 24,890.00 350.00 25,240.00
 
 
 

Faculty

Vaughn Armstrong(2003)

Associate Professor

Department: Finance & Economics
Faculty

Department: Business Graduate Studies

B.S., Mathematics, J.D., J. Reuben Clark College of Law, Brigham Young University; Ph.D., Finance, Arizona State University.

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James Bailey(2009)

Professor

Department: Accounting
Faculty

Department: Business Graduate Studies

B.S., Finance, Brigham Young University; B.S., Accounting, M.B.A., University of Utah; Ph.D., Business (Accountancy), University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

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Larry Carter(2011)

Associate Professor

Department: Marketing
Faculty

Department: Business Graduate Studies

B.S., Business Marketing, M.S., Virginia Tech; Ph.D., Business Administration, Old Dominion University.

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Leo Chan(2008)

Associate Professor

Department: Finance & Economics
Faculty

Department: Business Graduate Studies

B.A., Ph.D., Economics, University of Kansas.

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Joshua Cieslewicz(2010)

Assistant Professor

Department: Accounting
Faculty

Department: Business Graduate Studies

B.S., M.Acc., Accounting, Brigham Young University; Ph.D., International Management, specialization in Accounting, University of Hawaii.

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Vaughn Cox(2011)

Professional in Residence

Department: Finance & Economics
Faculty

Department: Business Graduate Studies

B.A., M.B.A., Finance, University of Utah.

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Paul Dishman(2009)

Associate Professor

Department: Marketing
Department Chair

Department: Business Graduate Studies
Faculty

B.F.A., Theater, Trinity University; M.B.A., Marketing, North Texas State University; Ph.D., Marketing, University of North Texas.

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Lowell Glenn(1999)

Associate Professor

Department: Finance & Economics
Department Chair

Department: Business Graduate Studies
Faculty

B.S., Public Administration/Political Science, M.B.A., Brigham Young University; Ph.D., Economics, The George Washington University.

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Steven Huff(2012)

Associate Professor

Department: Marketing
Faculty

Department: Business Graduate Studies

B.S., Computer Engineering, Utah State University; M.B.A., Ph.D., Business Administration, Brigham Young University.

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Tammy Huffman(2010)

Associate Professor

Department: Strategic Management & Operations
Faculty

Department: Business Graduate Studies

B.S., Management and Economics, Centre College of Kentucky; M.B.A., University of Tennessee Chattanooga; Ph.D., Business Administration, University of Kentucky.

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Stanley Jenne(2006)

Professor

Department: Accounting
Faculty

Department: Business Graduate Studies

B.S., Accounting, Weber State College. Certified Public Accountant, Certified Fraud Examiner; M.S., Accounting, Colorado State University; Ph.D., Accounting, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

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Steven Johnson(2000)

Associate Professor

Department: Accounting
Faculty

Department: Business Graduate Studies

B.S., Accounting, M.A. (Federal taxation emphasis), Brigham Young University; Ph.D., Accounting, Virginia Polytechnic Institute.

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Susan Madsen(2002)

Professor

Department: Organizational Leadership
Faculty

Department: Business Graduate Studies

B.A., Speech Communication Education, Brigham Young University; M.S., Teaching, Exercise Science/Fitness, Portland State University; Ed.D., Human Resource Development, University of Minnesota.

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David McArthur(2003)

Associate Professor

Department: Strategic Management & Operations
Department Chair

Department: Business Graduate Studies
Faculty

B.S., Marine Engineering, United States Merchant Marine Academy; M.B.A., International Business and Finance, M.A., International and Area Studies (emphasis in Asian Studies), Brigham Young University; Ph.D., Business Administration, University of South Carolina.

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James Mortensen(2013)

Professional In Residence

Department: Strategic Management & Operations
Faculty

Department: Business Graduate Studies

B.S., Business Administration, M.P.A., Public Administration, Brigham Young University; M.S., Virginia Polytechnic Institute.

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Jeffrey Peterson(2009)

Associate Professor

Department: Organizational Leadership
Department Chair

Department: Business Graduate Studies
Faculty

B.S., Family Science, M.B.A., Brigham Young University; M.S., Business, Ph.D., Management (Organizational Behavior), University of Washington.

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Peter Robinson(2003)

Morris Professor of Entrepreneurship

Department: Strategic Management & Operations
Faculty

Department: Business Graduate Studies

B.S., Psychology (emphasis in Organizational Psychology), Ph.D., Organizational Psychology, Brigham Young University.

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Andre Rossi De Oliveira(2011)

Associate Professor

Department: Finance & Economics
Faculty

Department: Business Graduate Studies

B.A., M.A., Economics, University of Brasilia; M.Sc., Mathematics, Ph.D., Economics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

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Jennifer Schultz(2017)

Associate Professor

Department: Strategic Management & Operations
Faculty

Department: Business Graduate Studies

B.S., Philosophy, University of Wisconsin; M.Ed., Student Personal in HE, University of Georgia; M.B.A., Management, Our Lady of the Lake University; Ph.D., Human Resource Development, University of Minnesota.

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Kevin Smith(2010)

Associate Professor

Department: Accounting
Department Chair

Department: Business Graduate Studies
Faculty

B.A., Accountancy, M.A., Accounting, Brigham Young University; Ph.D., Accounting, University of Arizona.

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Harry Taute(2005)

Associate Professor

Department: Marketing
Faculty

Department: Business Graduate Studies

B.B.A., Marketing/Finance, M.B.A., Marketing, Eastern New Mexico University; Ph.D., New Mexico State University.

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Careers

Careers:    
The job market will likely hold steady for 2014 MBA graduates, according to the Graduate Management Admission council. More than three-quarters of employers that plan to hire graduates expect to maintain or increase their hiring this year. They also report that projected hiring for 2014 is much improved from a few years ago. In addition, between 45 and 58 percent of employers plan to increase annual base salaries at or above the rate of inflation, an indicator that demand for talented graduates remains strong.

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