D. Abbott Turner
| Undergraduate Program
|Columbus State University is accredited by AACSB International - The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. Accreditation by AACSB, recognized as the premier accrediting agency of business schools, is the hallmark of excellence in management education.|
The Turner College of Business is located in the Center for Commerce and Technology.
BBA OUTCOMES: Students who receive the BBA will be able to demonstrate:
General BBA Degree Program Notes
Assessment of Student Learning in the Turner College of Business
Using different but complementary direct measures of student performance in the Turner College of Business provides a robust set of performance data. Reviewed by individual faculty, discipline groups, the College’s Assurance of Learning Committee, and administrators, results of these measures are used to make program improvements. In addition to course grades, direct measures of student performance in the Turner College of Business include:
University System Business Transfer Credit
The following courses satisfy the Area F business core for University System of Georgia transfer credit to other member institutions:
The Office of the Dean of the Turner College of Business determines the specific credit for work completed at other institutions that will apply toward the BBA. Transfer students should go to the COB Student Services Center to have credits evaluated to determine which credits will be accepted for the BBA. Allowance of transfer credit by the Office of the Registrar does not mean that all credit will be accepted toward a BBA degree. Transfer credit will be accepted from AACSB accredited schools and senior institutions in the Georgia BOR system. Any exceptions must be approved by the discipline coordinator and the appropriate department chair. The following courses will no be awarded transfe5r credit: BUSA4185, CISM 4185, FINC4185, MKTG4185.
Students Holding a Baccalaureate Degree
Students who wish to work towards a BBA degree and have previously earned a bachelor's degree in a non-business discipline or non-degree seeking students should contact the COB Student Services Center to determine individual requirements.
Internship opportunities may be available to business students who meet the prerequisites. Placement in internships is restricted and cannot include an individual’s current employment assignment. Approval of the Department Chair and a substantial written proposal are required. An average of nine hours work per week is required. Credit for internships may be applied only as a business elective (Marketing, Management, Finance, MISM, and General Business students see the BUSA 4698 course description; Accounting students see the ACCT 4698 course description).
Purpose and Philosophy
The Master of Business Administration (MBA) is a general-purpose management degree that prepares individuals for administrative positions in business, industry, or government. The program accommodates students who have business and non-business baccalaureate degrees. The interdisciplinary curriculum provides the student with a broad understanding of management and its role in a global society. Emphasis is placed upon economics, human behavior, organizations, accounting, communication skills, operations, marketing, finance, management information systems, and their impacts on managerial decision making. The program focuses on the practical application of these tools, techniques, and concepts. Teamwork, the international context of business, and the ethical dimensions of managerial decisions are stressed throughout the program.
MBA Program Goals and Objectives
An applicant seeking admission to the MBA program must submit the following:
Applicants are required to have earned an overall grade point average of no less than 2.5 (on a 4-point scale) in their undergraduate studies for consideration for regular admission to the program.
Columbus State University's GMAT registration code is R64-XW-20.
Only scores from the GMAT taken within the past five years are accepted. A minimum score of 450 on the GMAT is required before an application will be considered for regular admission. Students must also meet one of the following guidelines for regular admission to the MBA program:
(Note: The grade point average used in this admissions formula is based on a 4-point scale.)
Applicants whose native language is not English are required to submit evidence of English language proficiency from the TOEFL exam.
MBA students are admitted to the program in either the regular or provisional classification. Regular students have satisfied all program admission requirements. Students who are not admitted to the regular classification may be admitted on a provisional basis. Applicants with a minimum GMAT score of 430 or other professional/graduate degrees may be considered for provisional admission. The Graduate Program Committee will review all materials submitted by the student to determine if provisional status will be granted. Only a limited number of provisional students will be admitted to the program and must show high promise of success in graduate studies. Provisional students must complete the first nine semester hours of graduate study earning a minimum grade point average of 3.0 to continue in the program.
The MBA is a professional degree with no language or thesis requirement; however, case studies, field studies, research projects, and formal papers are required in specific courses. The curriculum is segmented into two cores: the Prerequisite Core and the MBA Core. Individuals with a business baccalaureate degree normally can obtain the MBA by completing the MBA Core. A student not possessing a baccalaureate degree in business will be required to take the MBA Core plus any prerequisites listed in the Prerequisite Core that haven’t been satisfied in the applicant's undergraduate program of study. Students enrolled in other graduate programs may be allowed to enroll in MBA courses, provided that they have met the prerequisites or their equivalents and have been approved by the Director of the MBA program in consultation with the Graduate Program Committee.
Prerequisite Core. These courses provide an adequate background for students who have earned non-business baccalaureate degrees. At the time of entry, the College of Business' Graduate Program Committee will determine which Prerequisite Core courses, if any, the student must complete.
Students in the MBA program are expected to have a working knowledge of computer skills and computer applications as well as math skills. Students having background deficiencies in these areas are expected to remove them by taking the appropriate undergraduate courses. Students should meet with the Director of the MBA program to review their preparation in these areas.
MBA Core. Required of all MBA students and designed to provide the student with the analytical techniques and managerial concepts to assume positions of administrative responsibility. These are exclusively graduate courses and are open only to MBA students.
Upon completion of the Prerequisite Core, full-time students are able to complete the program in one year (three semesters). Most graduate students will require at least five semesters to complete the MBA Core. The MBA program is a year-round program which includes summer term.
Transfer Credit. A maximum of six hours with a minimum grade of B in each course may be accepted for transfer. Exceptions to this policy must be approved by the Graduate Program Committee. Transfer credit will not be used in computing the student's grade point average.
Application for Graduation
Approval of an application for the MBA degree is contingent upon the successful completion of an approved program with a grade point average of at least 3.0 on all MBA courses. All courses used to remove background deficiencies must be completed satisfactorily with a grade of C or better. Applications for degree conferral must be submitted to the Office of the Registrar one semester prior to completion of degree requirements. Students have a maximum of six years from the first term of enrollment to complete all MBA degree requirements.
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