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 faculty, SVSU.
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 Graduate Admissions. Approval will be determined by the Graduate Committee of the College of Business and Management or its designee. The portfolio must include:
*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:
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.
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 .
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.
Core classes will be taught as Hybrid courses.
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.
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 will be taught online.
A Certificate in International Business will be awarded upon satisfactory completion of the following requirements:
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.
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.
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Graduate Courses (500-699 Level Courses)
Graduate Courses (500-699 Level Courses)
Candidates will have an undergraduate degree in engineering, and be employed engineers enrolled in the Master of Business Administration (MBA) program; or, be enrolled in the Computer Science and Information Systems (MSCIS) with a preference for candidates with career experience in a manufacturing or engineering environment. Other requirements include scholastic achievement, character, and leadership. Financial circumstances may be considered but are not required.
Scopes: College of Business & Management Scholarships, College of Science, Engineering, and Technology Scholarships
This scholarship will assist graduate students in pursuing an MSW or MBA degree at SVSU. To be eligible, students must be enrolled at least part-time and maintain a minimum grade point average of 2.75. Preference will be given to students who are US citizens or permanent residents of the US, first-generation college students, non-traditional students, and/or students who have participated in activities or organizations that promote diversity and inclusion. All applicants are encouraged to invest their best effort in completing the essay question for this scholarship, as it will be a key part of the selection process.
Scopes: College of Business & Management Scholarships, College of Health & Human Services Scholarships
Candidates will be full- or part-time M.B.A. students in good standing with a minimum of 12 credits. Candidates must be mid-Michigan residents and demonstrate leadership and good character. Financial need will be considered but is not required for eligibility. Recipients are ineligible if an employer has a tuition reimbursement program. Occasionally, the scholarship recipient may be called upon to participate and represent the Alumni Association in functions useful in generating additional support for future scholarships
Scopes: College of Business & Management Scholarships
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