Program Director: Gene Lucero
The goal of the MBA program is to prepare students for high-level general management careers in business and other organizations. Students acquire an understanding of management theory and application, the economic, political and social environment in which businesses function, and behavioral skills that are essential in the manager’s role in the implementation of business decisions. The MBA program strives to provide an environment conducive to the development of each student’s ability to think in a creative and effective manner. The program makes extensive use of lectures, seminars, group projects, and case studies that are designed to demonstrate the integrative, interdisciplinary nature of business decisions.
The program is open to all applicants with a bachelor’s degree, regardless of the undergraduate field of study. Students without prior business course work will be required to take leveling courses in financial accounting, business statistics, microeconomics, finance, management, and marketing. Additionally, a review of GMAT writing sub score will be used to determine if there is a need for developmental work. Students who earn less than a “C” in any leveling course will be dismissed from the program. Generally, graduate students are required to complete all leveling course requirements before enrolling in the first 500-level courses. In some instances, a student will be permitted to enroll in 500-level courses while completing the final leveling courses.
Students will not be allowed to enroll in more than six hours of graduate-level course work without being fully admitted to the program.
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 502||Business Ethics and Environment||3|
|BUSAD 575||International Business||3|
|ECON 510||Economics for Managers||3|
|FIN 530||Financial Management||3|
|MGMT 511||Production/Operations Management||3|
|MGMT 520||Management of Organizational Behavior||3|
|CIS 565||Management Information Systems||3|
|MGMT 585||Management Policy and Strategy||3|
|MKTG 540||Marketing Management||3|
|In addition, the following MBA courses must be completed:|
|Approved Graduate Electives||6|
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.
Dual Degree Mba-Chungnam National University
Colorado State University-Pueblo is planning to offer a Dual Degree MBA-Chungnam degree, subject to Higher Learning Commission approval anticipated in 2018-2019.
Students enrolled as MBA students at Chungnam National University (CNU) in South Korea may enroll in a dual degree MBA at Colorado State University-Pueblo.
ONLY admitted dual degree MBA students from CNU will be allowed to transfer 18 credits from CNU into the CSU-Pueblo MBA program to complete 36 credit hour requirement. This policy supersedes the existing 9 credit rule. This exclusion will only apply to students from Chungnam who are admitted into the dual degree program.
Admission requirements for the Chungnam Dual Degree MBA Program will be the same as the admission requirements for all CSU-Pueblo MBA students as listed in the catalog, beginning on Page 82.
Joint BSBA/MBA, BS-CIS/MBA, and BS-CM/MBA Programs
Specific requirements for the joint BSBA/MBA, BS-CIS/MBA and the BS-CM/MBA plans are included in the Hasan School of Business undergraduate programs section of this catalog.
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.