All MBA students are required to take the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT). An admission formula of 200 times the undergraduate GPA (4.000 system) plus the GMAT score will constitute a scaled admission score for each applicant. Students will be required to have at least a 1000 score on the admission formula and at least 400 on the GMAT examination. Students can alternately choose to take the GRE in lieu of the GMAT. The minimum score on the GRE is a 150 in Verbal Reasoning and a 150 in the Quantitative Reasoning Score. If undergraduate GPA is less than a 3.0, a higher score will be required for full admission to the MBA program.
Options to satisfy GMAT requirement:
All MBA students are required to either take the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) or qualify to waive the GMAT requirement based on the options provided in the following sections.
Option I: Complete the GMAT with a minimum score of 400 and satisfy the qualification score of 1,000 calculated as 200 * Undergraduate cumulative GPA + GMAT score.
Option II: Take the GRE with a minimum GMAT score equivalent of 400 and a minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0.
GMAT equivalent Score calculated as [-2080.75 + (GRE Verbal * 6.38) + (GRE Quant * 10.62)] must be at least 400.
Admissions Index Score calculated as GMAT equivalent score + 200 * Undergraduate cumulative GPA, must be equal to or greater than 1,000.
Option III: If you have earned a graduate degree (equivalent to a U.S. Master's or PhD) from a regionally accredited institution with cumulative GPA of 3.0 higher.
If your degree is from outside of the U.S., you will have to provide an official evaluation from any approved evaluation company that proves your master's is equivalent to a U.S. master's degree from a regionally accredited institution.
Current admission and enrollment in a graduate dual-degree program at select partner institutions, currently including MBA admission at Chungnam National University, Korea.
Option IV: Five (5) or more years of full-time substantive mid-level managerial work experience and/or military service with increasing levels of responsibility AND an undergraduate cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.
Option V: Ten (10) or more years of full-time substantive mid-level managerial work experience and/or military service with increasing levels of responsibility AND an undergraduate GPA of 2.75 or higher.
All petitioners will need to provide one letter of reference from a supervisor who can verify your work experience and increasing scope of responsibility.
GMAT writing score must be 4.5 or higher to waive BUSAD 510 ACADEMIC WRITING FOR MBA STUDENTS (1 c.h.). GRE writing score must be a minimum of 3.5 to waive BUSAD 510 ACADEMIC WRITING FOR MBA STUDENTS (1 c.h.).
A student who earns two “C” or lower grades in graduate-level courses is placed on probation. If a third “C” or lower grade is earned, the student is automatically dismissed from the program.
The MBA degree will be conferred upon students who successfully complete a minimum of 36 hours of approved course work with a minimum GPA of 3.000. The curriculum includes the following 30 credits which are taken by all MBA students.
|ACCTG 510||Managerial Accounting||3|
|BUSAD 575||International Business||3|
|CIS 560||Cyber Security and Defense||3|
|CIS 561||IT Security Management||3|
|CIS 562||Computer Forensics||3|
|CIS 565||Management Information Systems||3|
|ECON 510||Economics for Managers||3|
|FIN 530||Financial Management||3|
|MGMT 511||Production/Operations Management||3|
|MGMT 585||Management Policy and Strategy||3|
|MKTG 540||Marketing Management||3|
|Choose one of the following:||3|
|Advanced Data Analytics|
|Data Analytics with Python|
All graduate courses for the MBA are listed in the appropriate department sections of accounting (ACCTG), business administration (BUSAD), computer information systems (CIS), economics (ECON), finance (FIN), management (MGMT), and marketing (MKTG).
Independent Studies will not be substituted for core or required courses. They may count only as electives.
Learning Outcomes Assessment
The Hasan School of Business is committed to continuous improvement through a rigorous assessment program focused on measuring learning outcomes and implementing measures to enhance students’ chances of success. Within each individual course, faculty members utilize a variety of assessment techniques including student presentations, projects, peer evaluations, examinations, and student surveys.
Learning Goals for the MBA Program
The Hasan School of Business faculty works diligently to provide graduates with a high-quality education that prepares them for advancement in business. Our program prepares students through achievement of four primary learning goals.
- Expression of Thoughts and Ideas
- Our graduate students will be able to communicate effectively.
- Decision Making and Problem Solving
- Our graduate students will be able to analyze problems, identify relevant issues, and craft solutions.
- Decision Making in a Global Business Environment
- Our graduate students will be able to develop solutions for global business issues.
- Ethical Analysis
- Our graduate students will be able to evaluate ethical situations and offer appropriate recommendations.
Assurance of Learning
The use of direct measures of student performance in the Hasan School of Business provides a relevant set of performance data. Reviewed by faculty, discipline groups, the School’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 Hasan School of Business include:
- The Educational Testing Service (ETS) Major Field Test in Business. This test, administered nationwide, assesses what students have learned primarily in courses common to all business majors. Results are compared with those of other business students enrolled at selected peer institutions, as well as nationally.
- Course-Embedded Measures. Exams, papers, presentations, and projects are course-embedded measures that can be used to assess student performance related to our MBA learning goals.
The Hasan School of Business compiles information to assess the success of MBA graduates. Information is obtained from the CSU-Pueblo Alumni Office, the Career Center, and other sources.