2019-2020 University Catalog 
    Feb 01, 2023  
2019-2020 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Business Administration - Entrepreneurship Specialization, M.B.A.

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  • Catherine E. Giunta, Ph.D.
  • Gary Hypes, M.B.A., J.D., C.P.A., C.G.M.A., C.F.E.
  • Paul W. Mahady, Jr., D. B.A.
  • Lyzona Marshall, M.B.A.
  • Douglas Nelson, D. Sc., Program Director
  • Doina Vlad, Ph.D.
  • Roland Warfield, M.B.A., C.P.A., C.I.A., C.G.M.A.

The Master of Business Administration program adds to the student’s analytical, managerial, and communication capabilities and seeks to develop a strategic perspective, an awareness of the critical role of human resources in organizational success, and an ability to lead change. The curriculum is attentive to the individual development of students and the integration of their personal values with their professional activities. The MBA program promotes a learning community. The majority of students and all faculty have significant business and life experiences to bring to the classroom.

The MBA program at Seton Hill University is accredited by the International Assembly of Collegiate Business Education.

Educational Objectives

The educational objectives of the Master of Business Administration are to ensure that graduates are:

  • proficient in the use of quantitative and qualitative managerial and analytical techniques to improve organizational effectiveness and decision-making
  • reflective scholars/practitioners able to draw upon and critique business theories, to apply them effectively in the workplace, and to develop their own personal philosophy using high ethical standards 
  • cognizant at a strategic level of the management disciplines and aware of how these functions, along with their own specific expertise, relate to the overall success of an enterprise
  • able to articulate their personal value system and its impact upon their professional practice and career plans
  • leaders with the abilities necessary to develop, implement, and administer change through personal and organizational transformations
  • entrepreneurial in their approach to business
  • able to direct and work in teams
  • skilled in the development and management of human resources
  • aware of global perspectives
  • effective in their written and spoken communication
  • adept in the use of information technology for business analysis, communication, and presentation
  • informed regarding current research and issues in business

Accelerated Program

The program is designed in accordance with adult education models which stress focused study, accelerated learning with emphasis on life/work experience, integration of theory and practice, collaborative learning, and applied teaching techniques such as case studies, simulations, and analysis of work situations.

Rolling Admissions and Flexible Scheduling

The MBA program admits students throughout the year. Admission is open six times during the year, at every eight-week course start. This gives students the opportunity to start the program at different points in the year.

With our flexible MBA, students can tailor their MBA studies by planning the time it takes to complete the program. Students can take classes in the evenings, on Saturdays, or online, and the number of courses taken in each term is up to them. Students can complete the MBA in one year by taking two courses in every term, or students can complete the program in two years by taking one course in each term for two years. Each course takes eight weeks to complete. Some students prefer to take more time to complete the MBA and design their course of study based upon their own circumstances.

Admission Requirements

All candidates admitted into the MBA program must have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution. An undergraduate major in a business-related field or work experience comparable to this academic preparation is preferred. Other majors will be considered; additional coursework to meet prerequisites may be necessary.

All applications must include a completed graduate admission form, official undergraduate transcripts, three letters of professional recommendation, a current resume, and a two to four page written personal statement. This statement should describe one’s academic ability for graduate study, history of work experience, professional goals, and how the MBA program at Seton Hill supports personal and career objectives. The statement is reviewed as a writing sample.

Course of Study

The Seton Hill University MBA Program consists of 36 graduate credits and currently offers five specializations: management, entrepreneurship, forensic accounting and fraud examination, healthcare, and project management.

Students may choose to complete multiple specializations: one MBA degree is earned, and each specialization is listed on the transcript.

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