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Master of Business Administration - Management 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
  MGMT 6740 Operations and Supply Chain Management 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 6920 Creativity and Innovative Problem Solving 1.5
  MGMT 6950 Ethical Decision Making 1.5
Complete one of the following two tracks: 6
Track One: Professional Part-Time  
  MGMT 6200 Effectively Managing and Facilitating Teams (1.5)  
  MGMT 6250 Managing Human Capital (1.5)  
  MKTG 6610 Competitive Intelligence and Analysis (1.5)  
  MKTG 6810 Identifying and Leveraging Customer Opportunities (1.5)  
Track Two: Full-Time  
  MGMT 6500 Managing Individuals and Groups (3.0)  
  MKTG 6600 Marketing Strategy (3.0)  
Emphasis Requirements: 9 Credits
  ECON 6460 Economics for Decision Making 1.5
  LEGL 6000 Legal Challenges in Modern Business 1.5
  MGMT 6510 Information Systems and Project Management 3
  MKTG 6860 Applied Business 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 intended to be a guide. You are encouraged to meet with an advisor and set up an individualized graduation plan in Wolverine Track.

Semester 1 Course Title Credit Hours
MKTG 6860 Applied Business Research 3
MGMT 6910 Designing Business 1.5
MGMT 6500* Managing Individuals and Groups 3
MGMT 6950* Ethical Decision Making 1.5
ACC 6350* Accounting Strategies for Achieving Profit Goals 3
MGMT 6200** Effectively Managing and Facilitating Teams 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
ECON 6300 Managerial Economics 3
MKTG 6920 Creativity and Innovative Problem solving 1.5
MGMT 6930* International Engagement 1.5
MKTG 6600* Marketing Strategy 3
MGMT 6740* Operations and Supply Chain Management 3
MKTG 6810** Identifing and Leveraging Customer Opportunities 1.5
  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
MGMT 6510* Value Creation Through Information systems Management 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
MGMT 6510** Value Creation Through Information systems Management 3
MGMT 6250** Managing Human Capital 1.5
MGMT 6950** Ethical Decision Making 1.5
  Semester total: 6**
Notes: ** Part time track only in this semester
Semester 5 Course Title Credit Hours
MGMT 6930** International Engagement 1.5
MKTG 6610** Competitive Intelligence and Analsis 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
MGMT 6740** Operations and Supply Chain Management 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

Dean: Norman S. Wright


WSB Graduate Program Director:
Trisha Alexander

 
 

Master of Business Administration

MBA Academic Director:  Tammy Parker


MBA Program Manager:
TBD

  • Office: WB 127a
  • Telephone: 801-863-5099


Advisor:
Terry Smith


Administrative Support:
TBD

  • Office: WB 127
  • Telephone: 801-863-5504

Program Description

Utah Valley University offers two distinct MBA tracks. The professional, part-time, Master of Business Administration track 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 is geared toward students with a moderate level of business management experience. This professional 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. The two year program offers two areas of emphasis in management or accounting and meets on Tuesday and Thursday evenings—an ideal schedule for enterprising professionals.

Our full-time accelerated Master of Business Administration option is designed to meet the needs of students that have completed their undergraduate degree and would like to continue their education through a one-year, three semester, accelerated program. This curriculum 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 discouraged. Courses concentrate on real-world and engaged activities designed to assist students as they prepare to enter the business world.  Two areas of emphasis are offered – business management and accounting.

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 integrate the various functions of business through projects, simulations, and comprehensive case studies.

Prerequisites

All prerequisite and proficiency courses must be completed prior to beginning the program. The prerequisite courses for Finance and Business Statistics taken within the last five years with a “C” grade or better by April 1 of each year, meet the prerequisite requirement.

Students may elect to fulfill their prerequisites through the successful completion of on-line course “boot camps” through UVU’s Continuing Education Department.  These self-paced courses have been developed by Woodbury School of Business faculty and are designed to prepare students for the rigor of their MBA program.  These courses are not for credit. Registration and payment are through the Continuing Education Department.  Contact the MBA office for additional information.

Accelerated Business Core "Boot camp" (13.5 credit hours):

Financial and Managerial Accounting (3.0)
Corporate Finance (1.5)
Marketing (1.5)
Operations Management (1.5)
Economics (3)
Management (1.5)
Legal/Ethical Environment (1.5)

Prerequisite Courses (or equivalent classes) from Undergraduate Studies: 

ECON 2010 Introduction to Macroeconomics
ECON 2020 Introduction to Microeconomics
ACCT 2010 Financial Accounting
ACCT 2020 Managerial Accounting
LEGL 3000 Business Law
MGMT 2240 Business Calculus
MGMT 2340 Business Statistics
MGMT 3010 Principles of Management
MGMT 3100 Principles of Finance
MGMT 3600 Principles of Marketing
MGMT 3450 Operations Management

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. Completed application online, www.uvu.edu/admissions.
  2. Remit a nonrefundable $45 fee by check or money order (payable to UVU).
  3. Forward all official university transcripts.
  4. Respond to the two admission essay questions.
  5. Submit a current resume that includes educational background and professional work experience.
  6. Provide three letters of recommendation. Recommenders can send letters of recommendation or complete electronic evaluation forms.

Send official GMAT test scores. GMAT registration is available at www.mba.com. Submit TOEFL scores with a minimum of 79 for the Internet-based test (This is only for applicants for whom English is a second language and who have not earned a degree in the U.S.)

  1. Student interviews may also be requested at the discretion of the student selection committee.

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.

 
 
2014-15 Graduate--MBA Summer 2014-15 Tuition and General Fee Schedule
(All students pay resident tuition)
RESIDENT
Credit Hours Tuition Fees Total
0.5 222.50 26.00 248.50
1.0 445.00 52.00 497.00
1.5 667.50 78.00 745.50
2.0 890.00 104.00 994.00
2.5 1,112.50 130.00 1,242.50
3.0 1,335.00 156.00 1,491.00
3.5 1,557.50 182.00 1,739.50
4.0 1,780.00 208.00 1,988.00
4.5 2,002.50 234.00 2,236.50
5.0 2,225.00 260.00 2,485.00
5.5 2,447.50 286.00 2,733.50
6.0 2,670.00 312.00 2,982.00
6.5 2,892.50 338.00 3,230.50
7.0 3,115.00 364.00 3,479.00
7.5 3,337.50 364.00 3,701.50
8.0 3,560.00 364.00 3,924.00
8.5 3,782.50 364.00 4,146.50
9.0 4,005.00 364.00 4,369.00
9.5 4,227.50 364.00 4,591.50
10.0 4,450.00 364.00 4,814.00
10.5 4,672.50 364.00 5,036.50
11.0 4,895.00 364.00 5,259.00
11.5 5,117.50 364.00 5,481.50
12.0 5,340.00 364.00 5,704.00

For each credit hour over 12, $445 per credit hour will be assessed for residents. 

 

2014-15 Graduate--MBA Tuition and General Fee Schedule
(starting Fall 2014-15)
RESIDENT NON-RESIDENT
Credit Hours Tuition Fees Total Credit Hours Tuition Fees Total
0.5 278.00 26.00 304.00 0.5 601.00 26.00 627.00
1.0 556.00 52.00 608.00 1.0 1,202.00 52.00 1,254.00
1.5 834.00 78.00 912.00 1.5 1,803.00 78.00 1,881.00
2.0 1,112.00 104.00 1,216.00 2.0 2,404.00 104.00 2,508.00
2.5 1,390.00 130.00 1,520.00 2.5 3,005.00 130.00 3,135.00
3.0 1,668.00 156.00 1,824.00 3.0 3,606.00 156.00 3,762.00
3.5 1,946.00 182.00 2,128.00 3.5 4,207.00 182.00 4,389.00
4.0 2,224.00 208.00 2,432.00 4.0 4,808.00 208.00 5,016.00
4.5 2,502.00 234.00 2,736.00 4.5 5,409.00 234.00 5,643.00
5.0 2,780.00 260.00 3,040.00 5.0 6,010.00 260.00 6,270.00
5.5 3,058.00 286.00 3,344.00 5.5 6,611.00 286.00 6,897.00
6.0 3,336.00 312.00 3,648.00 6.0 7,212.00 312.00 7,524.00
6.5 3,614.00 338.00 3,952.00 6.5 7,813.00 338.00 8,151.00
7.0 3,892.00 364.00 4,256.00 7.0 8,414.00 364.00 8,778.00
7.5 4,170.00 364.00 4,534.00 7.5 9,015.00 364.00 9,379.00
8.0 4,448.00 364.00 4,812.00 8.0 9,616.00 364.00 9,980.00
8.5 4,726.00 364.00 5,090.00 8.5 10,217.00 364.00 10,581.00
9.0 5,004.00 364.00 5,368.00 9.0 10,818.00 364.00 11,182.00
9.5 5,282.00 364.00 5,646.00 9.5 11,419.00 364.00 11,783.00
10.0 5,560.00 364.00 5,924.00 10.0 12,020.00 364.00 12,384.00
10.5 5,838.00 364.00 6,202.00 10.5 12,621.00 364.00 12,985.00
11.0 6,116.00 364.00 6,480.00 11.0 13,222.00 364.00 13,586.00
11.5 6,394.00 364.00 6,758.00 11.5 13,823.00 364.00 14,187.00
12.0 6,672.00 364.00 7,036.00 12.0 14,424.00 364.00 14,788.00
For each credit hour over 12, $556 per credit hour will be assessed for residents and $1,202 per credit hour for non-residents
 
 

Faculty

Lynn Adams(2000)

Associate Professor

Department: Finance & Economics
Faculty

Department: Business Graduate Studies

B.S., Math-Science, Brigham Young University; M.B.A., Westminster College; Ph.D., Organizational Leadership, University of Phoenix.

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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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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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Cenk Caliskan(2009)

Associate Professor

Department: Finance & Economics
Faculty

Department: Business Graduate Studies

B.S., Industrial Engineering, Bilkent University; M.S., Ph.D., Industrial and Systems Engineering, University of California-Los Angeles.

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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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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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Larry Carter(2011)

Assistant 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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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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Joel Helquist(2007)

Associate Professor

Department: Accounting
Faculty

Department: Business Graduate Studies

B.S, M.A., Accountancy, Brigham Young University; Ph.D., Management Information Systems, University of Arizona.

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Mohsen Hamidi(2012)

Assistant Professor

Department: Finance & Economics
Faculty

Department: Business Graduate Studies

B.S., M.S., Industrial Engineering, Sharif University of Technology, Iran; Ph.D., Industrial Engineering, North Dakota State University.

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Tammy Huffman(2010)

Associate Professor

Department: Management
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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Steven Huff(2012)

Assistant 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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Stanley Jenne(2006)

Professor

Department: Accounting
Department Chair

Department: Business Graduate Studies
Faculty

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

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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: Management
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: Management
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: Management
Faculty

Department: Business Graduate Studies

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

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Jeffrey Peterson(2009)

Assistant Professor

Department: Management
Faculty

Department: Business Graduate Studies

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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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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Peter Robinson(2003)

Morris Professor of Entrepreneurship

Department: Management
Faculty

Department: Business Graduate Studies

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

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Kevin Smith(2010)

Associate Professor

Department: Accounting
Faculty

Department: Business Graduate Studies

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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