2022-2023 Academic Catalog 
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2022-2023 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Business, MBA

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Program Description

The Raj Soin College of Business is committed to providing quality education that is both broad-based and professionally relevant; to creating an environment that fosters faculty development and strengthens the college’s links with the external community; and to exceeding the high standards of personal and professional conduct advanced by AACSB International, which accredited the college’s M.B.A. program in 1979. As a result of this commitment to teaching, research, service, and outreach, the university’s mission extends to the growth and development of the metropolitan Dayton area and Miami Valley and explores problems that have local, state, regional, national, and international applications.

The Raj Soin College of Business offers degree programs leading to the Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) degree, the Master of Science (M.S.) degree in Social and Applied Economics, the Master of Science (M.S.) degree in Logistics  Management, and the Master of Accountancy (M.Acc.) degree. Each student’s program is planned on an individual basis, taking into consideration the student’s background, needs, and objectives. This allows any program to be built on the student’s undergraduate work in business, the arts, sciences, engineering, or other fields of study.

A chapter of Beta Gamma Sigma, the national scholastic honor society in the field of business and administration, was established by the College of Business and Administration in 1976.

Admission Requirements

Admission to the M.B.A. or Master of Accountancy program requires submission of the form “Application for Admission to a Graduate Status” to the Graduate School Office. All applicants for admission to a degree program must pay the application fee and submit official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended. International applicants must submit an official score report for the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) with a score of at least 79/120 or a band of 6.0 on the International English Language Testing System test. Applicants must have an earned baccalaureate degree (or the equivalent) from a regionally accredited institution.

Applicants for the M.Acc. degree program should have an undergraduate degree with a major or concentration in accounting in addition to the above requirements. Those with deficiencies may be required to successfully complete selected preparatory courses. Students without an undergraduate accounting major will be required to take undergraduate preparatory courses before beginning the M.Acc.; all such students should contact the Department of Accountancy before enrolling.

The Raj Soin College of Business admits only those individuals who show high promise for successful completion of the program. Admission to the program is based on a variety of criteria including past academic performance, standardized test score(s), intellectual capacity (including analytical and quantitative skills), preparedness for graduate study, and other factors.

Regular Admission in Business

Applicants with a cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.00 or higher will be granted regular admission to the M.B.A. program. No GMAT is required. Applicants who have completed any graduate course work must have a minimum graduate GPA of 3.0. International applicants must have a score of at least 79/120 on the TOEFL.

Conditional Admission in Business

Applicants with a cumulative undergraduate GPA of 2.70-2.99 will be granted conditional admission to the M.B.A. program. No GMAT is required. The conditions of admission are that the student must earn a cumulative graduate GPA of at least 3.00 in the semester in which they finish 9 credit hours of coursework. If they do not, they will be denied admission.

Petitions for Admission in Business

Applicants with a cumulative GPA of 2.50-2.69 may petition for admission with supporting evidence of an aptitude for graduate study. The supporting evidence required is a GMAT score (minimum 400) or an equivalent GRE score. Students whose petitions are approved will be granted conditional admission and must meet the guidelines required for conditional admission status.

Provisional Admission in Business

Under certain conditions, an applicant may be admitted provisionally (for one quarter) pending receipt of the official credentials. Provisional admission is granted for one quarter to allow the applicant the time necessary for Wright State to receive the official documents. Provisional admission is not a final admission category. Once all official documents are received, the college will make a final decision to admit or not.

If admission requirements are not met during the quarter in which a student was admitted provisionally, registration for future quarters will be denied and the student will lose graduate credit for any graduate courses completed during the quarter.

Dual Degree with Economics

Students may obtain both the M.B.A. degree and the M.S. degree in Social and Applied Economics under the dual-degree program, which permits common coursework to apply to both programs as long as the courses are completed within the time limit set for completion of graduate degree programs. This policy does not apply to students who received an M.B.A. degree or an M.S. degree in economics from schools other than Wright State. Contact the director of M.B.A. programs and the director of M.S. in Social and Applied Economics program for further details.

M.B.A CORE and Concentrations

After completing (or being waived from) the prerequisite foundation courses, students begin the M.B.A. program with the M.B.A. Core, 21 credit hours of coursework common to all MBA students. Students cannot enroll in the capstone course, MBA 7550, until they have completed all foundation courses and the majority of the core M.B.A. courses. MBA 7550 should be taken at the end of the program. Students also complete a nine-credit-hour concentration chosen from the concentrations listed above.

Students have the flexibility to choose and structure concentration(s) to meet their career objectives. Foundation courses cannot be used as electives within the concentration area(s). Students taking graduate business courses are expected to follow course prerequisite requirements.

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Program Requirements:

Foundation Coursework

The following outlines the preparatory foundation course requirements for the M.B.A. degree program. Candidates should consult with a graduate advisor in the Raj Soin College of Business for information on the policies and procedures to waive the foundation courses.

All candidates must demonstrate an understanding of accountancy, finance, economics, and statistics. Students deficient in any of these areas are required to successfully remedy the deficiency by completing the appropriate foundation course(s). Foundation courses may be waived for individuals who have completed comparable courses at regionally accredited institutions. Waiver of foundation coursework is based on the grade received, credit hours, course content, age of course, focus, and other factors. Additionally, students may demonstrate competency by successfully passing a proficiency test.

All foundation courses should be taken before starting 7000-level M.B.A. courses unless permission is granted by the director of the M.B.A. program.

Foundation Courses:

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