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The Master of Business Administration is designed to prepare graduate students to function effectively in administrative positions. Students are challenged to develop the judgment, discriminating ...

The Master of Business Administration is designed to prepare graduate students to function effectively in administrative positions. Students are challenged to develop the judgment, discriminating capacity, knowledge, and understanding which will permit them to work successfully in administrative and other leadership roles.

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  • Faculty and staff introductionsDr. Schultz and Dr. Scannell - facultyTami Heydenberk – office assistant
  • Top National UniversityGlobally engaged top national research universityFounded in 1903Carnegie Foundation classifies WMU among the nation’s fewer than 140 research universities - WMU among 76 US public institutions designated as research universities with high research activityOne of just four Michigan universities included in the U.S. News & World Report's annual list of top-tier national universities for 2012 – WMU’s 21st year on list of the nation’s top-100 public universitiesU.S. News & World Report names WMU among the nation’s top 100 public institutions and WMU is in the Midwest’s top 30Princeton review includes WMU in its list of Best Midwestern Colleges - seventh year WMU has been honored with that designation, which was made to 153 schools in 12 states for 2012Military times ranks WMU 16th on its list of the country’s 101 best schools for military veteransSustainable Endowments Institute’s green report card puts WMU in an elite cadre of some 80 institutions nationwide billed as “Campus Sustainability Leaders – WMU is one of only two Michigan universities in this groupMore than 60,199 master’s degrees awarded since 1918 (69 master’s programs)5,079 graduate students (20% of the WMU student population)WMU is one of only 100 public universities in the United States to be granted its own chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, the nation's most prestigious academic honor societyFully accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International)Tuition costs at WMU are among the country’s lowest for a University of WMU’s accreditation and distinction – refer students to financial section of packet (How do you pay for it?), which includes pricing sheet
  • Among elite group of fewer than 5% of business schools worldwide accredited by the American Association of Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)among a select two percent of business schools worldwide that have additional specialized accreditation for their accountancy programs.StatisticsEnrollment, Fall 2010Undergraduate 3,802Graduate 481Total 4,283Minority students 621Minority student % 14%International Students 239Degrees Awarded, 2009-10Bachelor’s 995Master’s 157Total 1,152Total Alumni 48,724Faculty/Staff, Fall 2010Faculty chairs 6Full-time 89Part-time faculty 30Graduate assistants 16Staff 38
  • Why graduate school? Intellectual stimulation, marketability, Lifetime Income: Master’s Degree: $335K more than bachelorsAdministered by full-time MBA faculty and staff.conveniently available in Kalamazoo, Grand Rapids and Battle CreekStudents take classes in any location, but most students complete the program in one locationFall and spring semesters are thirteen weeks long, with classes meeting one night per week. Summer I and Summer II sessions are 6.5 weeks long, with classes meeting two nights per week. Most classes meet on weekdays from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.
  • Administered by full-time MBA faculty and staff.conveniently available in Kalamazoo, Grand Rapids and Battle CreekStudents take classes in any location, but most students complete the program in one locationFall and spring semesters are thirteen weeks long, with classes meeting one night per week. Summer I and Summer II sessions are 6.5 weeks long, with classes meeting two nights per week. Most classes meet on weekdays from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.
  • Go over the Pink Program Sheet with StudentsOffer to review transcripts for anyone who brought those in relation to basic skills and basic core prerequisitesAll students will complete a minimum of 12 courses (36 credit hours) – ask, “has anyone participated in a master’s program previously” – address credit transfer if you get any ‘yes’ responses.Discuss Study Abroad items in packet (focus on Chile and Italy coming up for 2012) – mention Barb and Ann in Kzoo
  • What must you do to apply?Indicate that follow up email will be sent to all participants regarding next stepsDiscuss formula used to determine admittance to the program (undergraduate GPA, GMAT Score, work experience)Refer students to the Getting Started Checklist in packetPass out application and discuss waiver of application fee if the application is returned by 12/1/2011 – must be physically returned (not faxed or emailed)Transcripts from all post-secondary schools transferred directly to WMUCurrent copy of applicants resume (discuss WMU Career Services at this point)GMAT
  • How to SurviveCompetitive: strong students from MI, the country, and from the rest of the worldStudying is critical (long hours)GPA is important (important for job applications and future educational aspirations)12 courses may seem like a lot as you beginKnow your strengthsHave an exit strategy!

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  • Western Michigan UniversityMaster of Business Administration You have the ability.WMU’s MBA program is your opportunity!
  • • About Western Michigan University • Founded in 1903 • Globally Engaged Top National University • High Quality Instruction • Significant Research Activities • Students from across US+ 100 countries
  • • About Haworth College of Business • Provides student-centered business education • One of the USA’s largest schools of business • Recognized leader in business education, applied research, and community partnerships • Fully accredited by AACSB International • Internationally Recognized Programs • Dedicated Career Center Earned Excellence The Best Business Schools and Accounting Programs in the World
  • • WMU’s MBA program • Full-time MBA faculty, advisors, and staff • Award winning • Industry experience • Engaged in international research and supporting regional businesses • Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo, and Battle Creek • Most program participants work full time • Experience leveraged during class discussions • Professional network • Flexible schedule, customized program worksheet
  • • Curriculum • Designed with advice from industry and academic leaders • Integrated approach to education • Examination of real-world scenarios • Exploration of recent business research • Provides you with knowledge, skills, and confidence to serve as general managers, executives, and business owners
  • • Curriculum contd. • Basic Skills and Business Core (Prerequisites) • Business Context • Functional Core • Concentration Electives • Computer Information Systems (CIS) • Finance • Management • Marketing • International Business
  • Getting Started • Application • Transcripts • Résumé • GMAT
  • Ready to Invest in Yourself? Roxanne Buhl (616) 771-9477 Roxanne.Buhl@wmich.edu