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Business professionals understand the impact a good investment can have on their organization, so why would you settle for anything less in your personal life? Saginaw Valley State University offers the region's only AACSB accredited MBA, while maintaining the States most competitive tuition rate.

The MBA program at SVSU instills in our students critical thinking and creativity, communication and leadership, knowledge of business methodologies and analysis of data to support business management. The program comprises 31 core credits as well as three graduate-level elective courses. Students (who lack the appropriate undergraduate course preparation) must complete additional foundational requirements.

Click on the links below for curriculum requirements as found in the graduate catalog for the MBA program.

The MBA program at SVSU instills in our students critical thinking and creativity, communication and leadership, knowledge of business methodologies and analysis of data to support business management. The program comprises 31 core credits as well as three graduate-level elective courses. Students (who lack the appropriate undergraduate course preparation) must complete additional foundational requirements.

Click on the links below for curriculum requirements as found in the graduate catalog for the MBA program.

SVSU's Master of Business Administration offers working adults a flexible solution for earning a graduate degree in business from a highly ranked and nationally recognized program.

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Mailing Address

Scott L. Carmona College of Business & Management
Saginaw Valley State University
7400 Bay Road
Curtiss Hall 320
University Center, MI 48710

p: (989) 964-4064
f: (989) 964-7497
cbmdean@svsu.edu

Debra Lively, professor of education

Bradley Chippy CSIS alum

Bradley Chippy

My favorite part about the CSIS program is the curriculum and faculty. The staff has a wide variety of knowledge in all areas of Computer Science and Information Systems. Additionally, the classes offered are a wide variety: mobile, cloud, security, machine learning, and so much more. Lastly, almost every class had students working on projects that put the theory learned in class into practice.

Saloni Shah

Abdulrahman Zaiter

Abdulrahman Zaiter

an international student from the country of Syria, born in Kuwait and raised between the two countries. I lived 9 years in Syria, 9 years in Kuwait, and 5 in the USA. I graduated high school in 2014 with 4.0 GPA, attended SVSU for the Computer Science Bachelor’s program in 2015, finished it in 3 years with 4.0GPA, and will be graduating from the Computer Science and Information Systems Master’s program with also a 4.0 GPA in this December.

Shadarryl Hardnett a MPH student, sitting outside

Shadarryl Hardnett

"Being in this program helps open my eyes to the many opportunities that are available in the field of Public Health. As a student, I feel very supported not only by my classmates but by all of the instructors as well. I can really sense the staff who are apart of this program really cares about making our learning experience through this program valuable to our future careers."

Dominik Beckman

Dominik Beckman

"The MBA program at SVSU broadened my perspective of business concepts, strategic thinking and problem-solving. The biggest contributor to accelerating my career was the connection to real-world applications. I applied what I learned in the classroom to the job."

Lesha Swilley

"They have shared lessons from their own real-world experiences that have helped me gain a new perspective on business solutions. This allowed me to take what I have learned and put my own personal touch on my project solutions. SVSU has been a good investment for me.”

John stadwick

John Stadwick

“On the track team, everybody had different specialties, different strengths,” John said. “We learned to leverage them. This translates into the working world where you identify and leverage individuals’ strengths to build a winning team.”

Business professionals understand the impact a good investment can have on their organization, so why would you settle for anything less in your personal life? Saginaw Valley State University offers the region's only AACSB accredited MBA, while maintaining the State's most competitive tuition rate.

  • AACSB accredited - Less than 5 percent of business schools worldwide are AACSB recognized.
  • "Best Business Schools" - program listed in the Princeton Review's
  • "The Best Business Schools for Vets" - the MBA program is listed among  (Best for Vets) by the Military Times
  • All graduate faculty members hold Ph.D. degrees
  • Nurturing, multicultural learning environment
  • Flexible class schedule combining evening, face-to-face and online experiences

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The MBA program at SVSU instills in our students' critical thinking and creativity, communication and leadership, knowledge of business methodologies and analysis of data to support business management. The program comprises 31 core credits as well as three graduate-level elective courses. Students (who lack the appropriate undergraduate course preparation) must complete additional foundational requirements.

 

"We have a strong commitment to student success here at Saginaw Valley State University. We understand that the program will not be successful unless our students are successful both academically and professionally. That is why we have designed the structure and curriculum of the program to better accommodate the needs of working professionals and business leaders." - Yu Liu, MBA Program Director, SVSU.

Check out Yu Lui's interview with ONLINE MBA REPORT. Click the ONLINE MBA REVIEW logo for more information about the benefits of MBA MBA logo 2 inch

 

An applicant to the M.B.A. program at Saginaw Valley State University may be granted full or provisional admission. The following formula is used to determine minimum admission requirements to the M. B. A. program:

An applicant may be granted full admission by submitting the M.B.A. admission portfolio to the Office of Admissions. Approval will be determined by the Graduate Committee of the College of Business and Management or its designee. The portfolio must include:

  1. A completed application form, including a written statement of purpose
  2. Undergraduate transcript(s)
  3. Results of the GMAT (Graduate Management Admission Test) or the admission test given by the College of Business and Management 
  4. Letters of recommendation that address competence and the ability of the applicant to complete the M.B.A. program
  5. Results of the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) from students whose native language is not English.*
  6. Transcripts of relevant graduate work (if any)
  7. Statement of work experience and professional achievements (if any)

*Applicants whose native language is not English must demonstrate competence in English. The College accepts a score of 79 or higher on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL-IBT), 6.5 or higher on the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) or a passing score on an alternative test as determined by the College.

GPA* x 200+ GMAT ≥1050 and GMAT ≥450

*The GPA used covers the last two years of a four-year bachelor’s degree

An applicant may be granted admission on a provisional basis if:

  1. The student has an undergraduate degree with a cumulative GPA of at least 3.00 from an accredited college or university but does not have a fully-completed M.B.A. admission portfolio. The student’s admission status will be adjusted to full when an approved M.B.A. admission portfolio is submitted to the Office of the Dean of the College of Business and Management.
  2. An applicant with an undergraduate degree with a cumulative GPA of 2.00 to 3.00, or a graduate of a non-accredited college or university, may be admitted by the Dean of the College of Business and Management on a provisional status. The student’s admission status will be changed to full admission when nine SVSU graduate credits are completed toward the M. B. A. with a cumulative GPA of 3.00 or better, and when the student has submitted an approved M.B.A. admission portfolio to the Office of the Dean of the College of Business and Management.
  3. The student is an international applicant with a three year Bachelor’s degree from an approved institution of higher education may be eligible for admission to the Master’s Degree program based on the successful completion of a bridging program of 18-24 credits approved by the Program Director. The bridging program does not result in a Bachelor’s degree, but does allow for consideration for admission into the Master’s program.

Provisional students must complete their admission portfolio within one year of admission to the M.B.A. program. The Dean may extend the time requirements if the student can demonstrate any unusual circumstances that have hindered the completion of the admission package.

Special Admission

Students who are working on an undergraduate degree in accounting at SVSU may elect, at the end of their junior year, to apply for admission to the M.B.A. program. After completing both the four-year accounting degree requirements and the M.B.A. requirements, the student will be awarded both a B.B.A. and an M.B.A. Students completing this program are required to take MGT 695 but not MGT 429. The waiver, or exemption, from MGT 429 will be approved only after the student is admitted to the MBA program and provides satisfactory evidence of successful completion of MGT 695 .

Degree Requirements

The M.B.A. program consists of a core of 31 credits plus three graduate level business elective courses. Electives will be scheduled based on faculty availability. Students lacking the appropriate undergraduate course work in business administration and economics or who are deficient in certain functional areas of business administration or other basic skills, may be required to take additional basic skills or foundation course work. A minimum of 24 credits above the foundation level (including MGT 695) must be taken at SVSU.

A final grade point average of 3.00 is required for graduation. No credit toward graduation is granted for courses with grades below “C. ” A student may be dismissed from the program if the cumulative GPA falls below 3.00 after 12 credits have been accumulated at SVSU.

Required Electives


Three 600-level business courses. If three courses are all in the same discipline, the student will have a concentration in that discipline. It is not necessary to have all three electives in the same discipline.

Pre M.B.A.


Basic skills required for entering M.B.A. students include competency in mathematics and written English, and computer literacy. Mathematics competency is required to the level of advanced college algebra or precalculus. Competency in written English should equal or exceed the level required of an upper-level undergraduate writing course. The demonstration of computer literacy includes knowledge of basic spreadsheet operations, word processing, and database manipulation. Deficiencies in the basic skills are to be remedied by taking appropriate course work as determined by the College of Business and Management before taking M.B.A. course work.

Foundation Courses (6 cr, unless waived)


Foundation courses will be taught online.

Certificate in International Business


A Certificate in International Business will be awarded upon satisfactory completion of the following requirements:

Electives (five courses, minimum 12 credits, and from a minimum of four functional areas)


These courses may be used simultaneously to satisfy the three courses of “Electives” required for the M.B.A. Students who already have obtained an M.B.A. and who desire to obtain a Certificate in International Business may do so by completing the courses that are not part of their official transcripts. The certificate will be awarded upon completion of the requirements. Additional international business special topics courses can be designated as satisfying certificate requirements before the time the courses are offered.

Concentration in Entrepreneurship


Students wishing to take a concentration in entrepreneurship must take MGT 643 (Entrepreneurship and New Venture Creation) and MKT/ETM 645 (From Invention to the Market) plus one of the following courses: FIN 603 (Financial Entrepreneurship) or MGT/ETM 646 (Research Project on an Invention). Students must also submit their business plan to compete for evaluation.

SVSU's Master of Business Administration offers working adults a flexible solution for earning a graduate degree in business from a highly ranked and nationally recognized program. With an MBA degree, you can land a job like.

  • Financial Manager: 19% job growth and 127,990 median salaries, According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, US dept. of Labor
  • Medical and Health Services Manager: 20% job growth and $99,730 median salary, According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, US dept. of Labor
  • Advertising, Promotions, and Marketing Managers: 10% job growth and $132,620 median salary, According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, US dept. of Labor
  • Sales Managers: 7% job growth and $124,220 median salary, According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, US dept. of Labor
  • Computer and Information Systems Managers: 12% job growth and $142,530 median salary, According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, US dept. of Labor

Michigan Resident 

Graduate Courses (500-699 Level Courses)
HHS 500-799 Level Courses

$622.90/cr.hr.

Non-Michigan Resident

Graduate Courses (500-699 Level Courses)
HHS 500-799 Level Courses

$1,184.60/cr.hr.


Mandatory Fees

General Service Fee (b)                                            $10.75/cr.hr.

(b) Parking Fee $1.70/cr.hr.
  Student Association Fee $0.60/cr.hr.
  Program Board Fee $0.25/cr.hr.
  Publication Fee- Valley Vanguard $0.17/cr.hr.
  Facility Debt Service Fee $7.70/cr.hr.
  Health Services $0.33/cr.hr.

Technology Fee                                                          $3.85/cr.hr.

 Financial Aid and Scholarships

Family of Harry E. Rappa

Award :$1,625

Scopes: College of Business & Management Scholarships, College of Science, Engineering, and Technology Scholarships

Deadline:04/19/2019

 

Ronnie I. Schell Memorial Scholarship

Award: $1,000

Scopes: College of Business & Management Scholarships, College of Health & Human Services Scholarships

Deadline: 06/28/2019

 

SVSU Alumni Association

Award :$460

Scopes: College of Business & Management Scholarships

Deadline: 06/28/2019

 

Apply to SVSU Private Scholarships through, PRIVATE SCHOLARSHIPS

 

 

Now 100% Online Option.

Now 100% Online Option.

 Zaiter, Abdulrahman CSIS student

Zaiter

I’m an international student from the country of Syria, born in Kuwait and raised between the two countries. I lived 9 years in Syria, 9 years in Kuwait, and 5 in the USA. I graduated high school in 2014 with 4.0 GPA, attended SVSU for the Computer Science Bachelor’s program in 2015, finished it in 3 years with 4.0GPA, and will be graduating from the Computer Science and Information Systems Master’s program with also a 4.0 GPA in this December.

 Chippi, Bradley CSIS student

Bradley Chippi

My favorite part about the CSIS program is the curriculum and faculty. The staff has a wide variety of knowledge in all areas of Computer Science and Information Systems. Additionally, the classes offered are a wide variety: mobile, cloud, security, machine learning, and so much more. Lastly, almost every class had students working on projects that put the theory learned in class into practice.

 Shah, Saloni CSIS student

Saloni Shah

I am getting quality education at a pace of my choosing.