Apr 22, 2018  
2017-18 Graduate Catalog 
    
2017-18 Graduate Catalog

Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.)


The Campbell School of Business offers the Master of Business Administration program. The school seeks to develop the M.B.A. program in ways that enhance the vision and mission of Berry College and of the Campbell School of Business.

The Campbell School of Business is unified by common beliefs in developing the head, heart and hands of a diverse body of students, through a process of lifelong learning and continual student/faculty interactions. We value the environment provided by Berry College as well as vigorous interaction with the local, national and international communities. The Campbell School of Business also values a rigorous curriculum connecting theory to practice, a learning environment that stimulates the open exchange of ideas, and a strong work ethic that encourages worthwhile work well done.

The Campbell School of Business Master of Business Administration program aspires to be a contemporary, rigorous, innovative, ethical and practical source of graduate and continuing management education for our profit and nonprofit stakeholders. Stakeholders include the businesses within North Georgia, Campbell School of Business faculty, Campbell School of Business M.B.A. students, Campbell School of Business alumni and Berry College colleagues.

Graduate education in business at Berry College serves its stakeholders by educating students’ heads, hearts and hands.

Vision Statement of the Campbell School of Business

The Campbell School of Business will achieve recognition as an integral part of North Georgia’s social and economic fabric by providing excellent education for its students and exemplary services to the region and beyond.

Mission Statement of the Campbell School of Business

The Campbell School of Business provides an excellent liberal arts-based business education that engages the head, heart and hands, while serving the academic and business communities through appropriate research and services.

M.B.A. Student Learning Outcomes

  • The M.B.A. program serves as a source for working professionals and managers in all types of organizations. The goal of the M.B.A. program is to educate the head, heart and hands of our students by enabling them to develop an understanding of and become proficient in the following:
  • Functional Knowledge: Students will develop working knowledge and in-depth understanding of core business concepts and principles
  • Ethical Awareness: Students will develop and understanding of ethical dilemmas involved in business operations and be prepared to make ethical and socially responsible decisions when faced with such dilemmas.
  • Communication Skills: Students will demonstrate effective writing and public-speaking skills.
  • Analytical and Problem Solving Skills: Students will demonstrate the ability to identify strategic problems, develop alternative solutions, and select and defend a course of action with a detailed implementation plan.
  • Teamwork and Interpersonal Skills: Students will demonstrate the ability to work effectively within a team context and be ready to take charge and lead teams.

Admission to M.B.A. Program

All applicants to degree-seeking programs must hold a baccalaureate degree from a fully accredited institution of higher education. The applicant must submit the following:

  1. Graduate application form (See section on Admissions).
  2. One official transcript from each college or university attended
  3. A satisfactory score on the GMAT or the GRE
  4. A satisfactory undergraduate grade-point average
  5. Two letters of recommendation
  6. An essay describing the applicant’s reasons for seeking an M.B.A.
  7. Applicants from non- English speaking countries will need to provide scores from either TOEFL or IELTS.
  8. A current résumé for evaluation of work experience and ­computer skills.

 

Applicants may petition for a GMAT/GRE waiver based upon having met one or more of the following criteria:

  • Completion of an advanced degree (i.e. Master’s or higher) from a fully accredited institution of higher education.
  • Professional business certifications such as CPA, CFA, SHRM, PMP, etc. Other certifications will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
  • Progressive work experience of 10 years or more with demonstrated career growth and responsibility.

Approval of a GMAT/GRE waiver does not imply acceptance into the program.

GMAT/GRE waivers are not automatic or guaranteed and are considered on a case-by-case basis and approved by the graduate faculty. Additional assessment and demonstration of quantitative competencies will be required as part of the waiver evaluation process.

 

M.B.A. Degree Requirements