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Program Overview

The MBA program provides students with a professional education that prepares them for responsible leadership and management positions in business and public service. The program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs, a leading international organization that accredits business programs.

Entrance Requirements*

Application
Complete and submit the graduate school application available at www.hood.edu/graduate. The $35 application fee will be waived for online applications.

Requirements
Request one copy of official transcripts from each institution of higher education attended. Applicants must submit an essay of 250 words or less that includes background experience and future goals, as well as a résumé and two letters of recommendation. All documents should be sent directly to the graduate school.

Grade Point Average
A minimum 2.75 undergraduate GPA is required for admission to the graduate school and to the MBA program.

*Students who have an undergraduate degree from outside the U.S. may have additional requirements. For more information, please visit: http://hood.edu/admission/graduate-admission/international-students.html

About The Program

Foundation Courses
Six foundation courses (18 credit hours) are designed to provide a background for students who did not take courses in business administration at the undergraduate level. Students who have completed appropriate undergraduate coursework may be exempted from foundation courses.

ECON 551 Foundations of Economics 3
MGMT 551 Management Theory 3
MGMT 552 Quantitative Methods for Managers 3
MGMT 553 Foundations of Accounting 3
MGMT 554 Legal Environment of Business 3
MATH 500 Statistics 3
TOTAL CREDITS 18

Core Requirements
Ten core courses (30 credit hours) provide a common body of knowledge for all students in the M.B.A. program. These courses provide a solid foundation in management, economics, accounting, finance and marketing. Included in the core is a capstone course, MGMT 590 Management Policy, which is taken by M.B.A. students in the final semester of study and only after all other core courses have been completed.

ECON 560 Managerial Economics 3
MGMT 560 Organizational Behavior 3
MGMT 561 Financial Management 3
MGMT 562 Financial and Managerial Accounting 3
MGMT 563 Marketing Management 3
MGMT 564 Production and Operations Management 3
MGMT 565 International Management 3
MGMT 566 Management Information Systems 3
MGMT 567 Social and Ethical Issues of Business 3
MGMT 590 Management Policy 3
TOTAL CREDITS 30

Concentration Courses
Students are required to complete two courses (6 credit hours) in one of the M.B.A. concentrations listed below. Alternatively, students may elect a general business concentration by taking courses in two different concentrations.

  • Accounting Concentration
  • Finance Concentration
  • Human Resource Management Concentration
  • Information Systems Concentration
  • Marketing Concentration
  • Public Management Concentration
  • Focus Area In Regulatory Compliance

Meet The M.B.A. Program Faculty

Anita Jose, Ph.D.
Professor of Management and Director of the M.B.A. Program
ajose@hood.edu
Professor Jose earned a doctorate from the University of North Texas and master of business administration and master of management degrees from the University of Dallas. She teaches courses in management policy, management theory and strategic management. She has presented many articles on business ethics and international management in national and international conferences and has published articles on these topics. She has served as a reviewer for many academic conferences and is on the editorial review board of SAM Advanced Management Journal. Jose consults with various organizations on planning and human resource management issues.

Sang Kim, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Economics and Management and Chair of the Department
kim@hood.edu
Professor Kim earned a doctorate in economics from The Pennsylvania State University. Kim’s specialization is in the areas of international finance, financial economics, applied time series and econometrics. He has consulted with various companies on sector studies of industries and on economic metric forecasting. He is a referee for Journal of Macroeconomics and Social and Economic Studies. Kim teaches classes in managerial economics, econometrics and foundations of economics.

Jerry Van Winter, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Marketing
vanwinter@hood.edu
Professor Winter earned a doctorate in marketing from The George Washington University, with a secondary concentration in organization behavior. His areas of interest include international marketing, services marketing and marketing strategy. Van Winter started his career in the telecommunications industry, and later served as first director of marketing and then president of a large computer software company. He currently teaches and consults in both the marketing and management areas.

Tianning Li, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Finance
li@hood.edu
Professor Li earned his doctorate in Finance from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. His research interest includes capital structure, cost of capital, agency theory, entrepreneurship, and investment. Li teaches corporate finance and investment. Currently, he is working on determinants of non-publicly traded firms’ capital structure decisions.

David Gurzick, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Management
gurzick@hood.edu
Professor Gurzick earned his doctorate in information systems from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County and Master of Science in computer science from Hood College. His research explores how online communities and other social media can be designed to enable meaningful reflection, promote competency awareness and building, and facilitate peer-to-peer support. Gurzick teaches management of information systems, analytical methods in management and social and ethical issues in management.

Glen Weaver, DM
Assistant Professor of Accounting and Management
weaver@hood.edu
Professor Weaver earned his doctorate in management from the Case Western Reserve University and his M.B.A. and M.S. in finance from Loyola College. He teaches courses in accounting, finance and management. He spent 34 years in the banking industry, retiring as the senior vice president of financial process and development of Citigroup. Weaver’s research focuses on the study of employee behavior during periods of organizational crises. As a strong believer in community service, he volunteers his time on many community projects.

Larry Devan, M.B.A., CMA, PMP
Assistant Professor of Management
devan@hood.edu
Professor Devan is a certified managerial accountant who earned his M.B.A from Hood College. He teaches courses in accounting and production and operations management. He was a manager at organizations such as Xerox and Unisys before joining Hood. His research interests include international finance, foreign exchange market and dominant global reserve currencies, particularly the euro.

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