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Master of Business Administration

In today’s economy, business professionals need to be flexible to respond quickly to new challenges and opportunities. The MBA degree has become the recognized credential for leaders throughout business, industry and the non-profit sector. The MBA program has been designed to:

  • Prepare students for leadership positions as managers in a variety of organizational settings, allowing them to assume positions of new or greater managerial responsibility in core business processes

  • Accommodate students from a variety of undergraduate backgrounds such as social and natural sciences, arts and humanities, and from professional fields such as business, engineering, education and health care.

  • Allow students who are currently employed and intend to pursue the MBA while continuing to work full-time to complete the program within a reasonable time without sacrificing the quality of their education.

Description:

The Master’s degree requires a minimum of 36 credit hours, consisting of the Core Courses (24 credit hours) and 4 additional graduate courses in business or related areas (12 credit hours).

Core Courses:

MGMT 60100: Managerial Accounting

MGMT 61200: Financial Management III

MGMT 62200: Marketing Strategy

OBHR 63300: Human Resource Management

MGMT 65000: Strategic Management

MGMT 66000: Operations Management

MGMT 67100: Quantitative Methods II

MGMT 68000: Information Technology

Electives (12 credits)

To qualify for the Core Program a student is expected to have a Bachelor’s Degree in Business or the equivalent that includes the following course work:

  • 6 hours of economics

  • 6 hours of accounting

  • 3 hours of financial management

  • 3 hours of marketing

  • 3 hours of business law

  • 3 hours of organizational behavior

  • 6 hours of quantitative methods

  • 6 hours of college-level mathematics

Students lacking this background will be required to take additional course work to provide a foundation for the course work required in the core program. This may include any or all of the following courses:

Prerequisite Courses (21 hours)

ECON 51300: Economic Theory

MGMT 60000: Financial Accounting I

MGMT 61100: Financial Management II

MGMT 62000: Marketing Management I

MGMT 63000: Legal & Social Foundations of Management

MGMT 67000: Quantitative Methods I

OBHR 68100: Behavior in Organizations

A student with no prior course work in these areas will be able to complete the requirements for the MBA in 45 credit hours by taking both the foundation courses and the core courses.

Admissions Requirements and Application procedure

In order to be admitted to the Purdue North Central MBA Program, a student must:

  • Hold a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university

  • Student whose native language is not English must take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) and score at least 550

Applicants are also asked to submit the following information:

  • Official transcripts from any previous college or university

  • Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) scores

A candidate that does not meet admission standards may be granted conditional entry into the program, which involves:

  • After conditional admission, maintaining a “B” average during the first 12 hours (four courses) of the MBA Program, with no more than one “C” during this time.

Students need to demonstrate a basic level of familiarity with mathematics prior to being admitted. Students who lack this background may be admitted to the program with the understanding that they will take an appropriate course. Prospective students should contact the Admission Coordinator for the MBA Program to determine if their academic background is sufficient to meet the Mathematics requirement.

Selection of candidates will be based upon information from official transcripts, GMAT scores, and as necessary TOEFL scores.

Applicants for graduate degrees must apply online for graduate study at Purdue North Central at https://app.applyyourself.com/?id=purduegrad. Application deadline is July 15. Students begin taking classes in the Fall Module.

If you have any questions about the MBA Program please contact us. The College of Business Office is located on the Westville Campus at 1401 S. US 421. The Office is on the First Floor of the Technology Building, which is the Southern most building on Campus.

Janet Knight, MBA Program Coordinator
PNC-Porter County, Undergrad Building 136
Email: jknight@pnc.edu
Phone: 219-531-4200

Admissions Office: 219-785-5505
Financial Aid: 219-785-5493
PNC-Porter County: 219-531-6500

Bachelor of Science in Business

Purdue North Central offers a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business with concentrations in:

  • Accounting

  • Economics

  • Management

  • Marketing

The Bachelor of Science in Business has been designed to prepare students for positions of authority in enterprises that engage in a wide range of activities. Business students develop a broad perspective of the business organization and the economic environment in which it operates, accompanied by the opportunity to concentrate in areas including Accounting, Economics, Management or Marketing. A distinctive and flexible general education component establishes a broad educational foundation that facilitates long term professional development skills that respond to changing employment opportunities.

The 126 credit hour Bachelor of Science in Business devotes 36 credit hours to business and related core areas, and 30 credit hours to an area of concentration. The remaining 60 credit hours are comprised of core skills areas and general education electives, intended to provide the breadth of background needed for long-term career development.

Students work with a faculty advisor to develop a program of study that reflects their own interests within business and in other fields. They can also develop a personalized concentration to fit their interests. In order to complete the plan of study and receive a Bachelor of Science within four years, students should plan on taking 15 credit hours per semester for 6 semesters, and 18 credit hours for an additional two semesters. However, the plan of study is flexible in accommodating both full-time and part-time students during the day, evening and summer sessions.

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS: BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN BUSINESS

In order to fulfill the requirements for a Bachelor of Science degree in Business, students must complete all of the requirements in five sections outlined below: core skills, general education, business core, area of concentration, and free electives. In addition, all students pursuing a BS degree in business, regardless of the concentration, must achieve at least a “C” in all prerequisite and core business courses as well as concentration courses. In addition, in order to graduate, students must maintain a GPA of 2.0 or above (“C” average).

Core Skills Requirements

ENGL

10100

English Composition I

ENGL

10200

English Composition II

COM

11400

Fundamentals of Speech Communication

Communication/Writing Elective

MA

15300

Algebra and Trigonometry I

STAT

21300

Probability and Decision Theory

CNIT

10700

Computer Literacy

General Education Requirements

Aesthetic Awareness Elective

Western Heritage Elective (2)

Natural Science Elective (2)

Cultural/Social/Behavioral Elective (2)

United States Tradition – GBG 127 Introduction to Business

United States Tradition Elective

General Education Elective (3)

Common Business Core:

OLS

25200

Human Relations in Organizations

GBG

26000

Business Law

MGMT

20000

Financial Accounting

MGMT

20100

Managerial Accounting

GBA

22800

Financial Accounting II

ECON

25100

Micro-economics

ECON

25200

Macro-economics

GBM

32900

Principles of Marketing

GBG

33300

Business Finance

GBG

35100

Organization and Management

All Concentrations Except Accounting

STAT

30100

Elementary Statistics

GBI

30100

International Business

GBG

40500

Business Strategy

Accounting Concentration

GBA

34000

Intermediate Acct I

GBA

34100

Intermediate Acct II

Quantitative/Computing Elective

Bachelor of Science in Business – free electives

5 electives of the student’s choice

Plus: an area of concentration consisting of five courses from the following lists or a personalized concentration which has been approved by the faculty advisor

Bachelor of Science in Business – Concentrations

Accounting Concentration

5 upper level courses in Accounting (30000 or 40000) with Department approval

Economics Concentration

ECON

30100

Managerial Economics

ECON

30200

Business Conditions Analysis

3 upper-level courses in Economics (30000 or 40000)

Management Concentration

GBG

35200

Organization and Management II

GBG

35300

Organization and Environment

GBG

35400

Management Information Systems

IET

35200

Operations Management

Any 30000 level course in the College of Business

Marketing Concentration

GBM

31800

Principles of Advertising

GBM

32500

Marketing Research

GBM

38500

Consumer Behavior

GBM

38800

Principles of Retailing

 

GBM

40000

Marketing Management

No Concentration

A selection of any 5 upper level (30000 and 40000) courses within the College of Business which meets a student’s interest, with consent of faculty advisor.

Double Concentration

With careful planning and a minimum of extra courses, it is possible for a student to obtain a double concentration. A faculty advisor would be happy to work with you to develop a suitable plan of study.

Associate of Science in Business

Accredited by the Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs, 7007 College Blvd., Suite 420 Overland Park, KS 66211; 913-339-9356; www.acbsp.org.

The primary goal of the Associate of Science in Business is to provide students with entry-level skills in a variety of business disciplines or for preparation to enter one of the four Bachelor of Science in Business options. The 63 credit hour Associate of Science in Business devotes 33 credit hours to business and related areas, including a common business core and 9 credit hours of electives. The remaining credit hours are comprised of core skills areas and general education electives. In order to complete the plan of study and receive an Associate of Science within two years, students should plan on taking 15 credit hours per semester for 3 semesters and 18 credit hours for one additional semester. However, the program requirements are flexible in accommodating both full-time and part-time students during the day, evening and summer sessions.

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS: ASSOCIATE OF SCIENCE IN BUSINESS

General Education and Core Skills Requirements (30 credit hours)

ENGL

10100

English Composition I

ENGL

10200

English Composition II

COM

11400

Fundamentals of Speech Communication

MA

15300

Algebra and Trigonometry

STAT

21300

Probability and Decision Theory

CNIT

10700

Computer Literacy

Aesthetic Awareness Elective

Western Heritage or United States Tradition Elective

Natural Science Elective

Cultural/ Social/Behavioral Elective

Business Core (33 credit hours)

GBG

12700

Introduction to Business

OLS

25200

Human Relations in Organizations

 

GBG

26000

Business Law

MGMT

20000

Financial Accounting

MGMT

20100

Managerial Accounting

ECON

25100

Microeconomics

ECON

25200

Macroeconomics or

GBA

22800

Principles of Accounting II

GBM

32900

Principles of Marketing

Electives (3)

Note: All courses required for the Associate of Science in Business count towards the Bachelor of Science in Business with the possible exception of the electives in the Business Core. Please check with the Business Department Advisor before registering for these elective courses.

BUSINESS INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY

Internship experiences are to be unique learning experiences. Internships are intended to complement the concentration of the student and broaden the student learning experiences. Each student who intends to take this class must submit an application to the business faculty member they wish to have as their coordinator for the internship. This application and faculty approval must be received prior to the start of the actual coursework.

Students must have completed a minimum of 60 hours of academic coursework, a 3.0 GPA, and at least junior status. Any exceptions to the listed requirements must be approved by the instructor and the department chairperson.

Credit can be given for up to 3 hours of academic credit per semester with a maximum of 6 credits for internships in the Bachelor of Science in Business degree. All internships for credit in the Department of Business must have a business faculty member as instructor.

An internship is offered as a pass/no pass option. However, the student, with the consent of their instructor, may elect to earn a letter grade for the semester. A final report based on the internships must be submitted before the final grade can be recorded by the instructor.