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Why an MBA from WSU?

As a business or non-business major, have you thought about earning a master's degree, but aren't sure which program is right for you? One of the most sought-after degrees is a Master of Business Administration because it prepares you for a management or executive-level position in the business or public sector. The MBA program at Weber State University is designed specifically for working professionals. The next MBA information session will be held  on Wednesday, January 17th  6 - 7 p.m., Room 134, Building D2, WSU Davis Campus.  Our MBA program offers:


QUALITY

Our outstanding faculty, AACSB accreditation, and innovative curriculum make the Goddard School MBA the program of choice for working professionals.

FLEXIBILITY

Switch between full-time and part-time study at any time. 8-week courses taught one night per week at the Weber State University Davis campus in Layton.

ACCESSIBILITY

Intimate classroom environment supplemented by the use of online course delivery. Affordable tuition = outstanding return on investment.

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$71K
AVERAGE SALARY OFFER OF OUR
MBA GRADUATES

Princeton Review, Best 295 Business Schools, 2014 Edition

10 YRS.
RANKED ON PRINCETON'S REVIEW FOR TOP MBA PROGRAMS

AACSB
ONLY 6% OF THE WORLDS' BUSINESS SCHOOLS MEET THIS ACCREDITATION: WE DO!

36/30%
WE'RE DIVERSE! AVERAGE AGE = 36,
30% WOMEN ENROLLED

 

PROGRAM FLEXIBILITY
 

RILEY, MBA/RUNNER

 

  • Flexible hybrid format allows students to tailor the timing and pace of their program to their schedules. 
  • MBA courses are offered during fall, spring and summer semesters, each containing two 8-week blocks.
  • Take 1 or 2 classes each block
  • Most classes follow the 8-week format
  • Most classes meet one weeknight per week 5:30-8:30 p.m.
  • Classes are located at the Davis Campus 
  • The online component enables discussion & content delivery.
  • No inflexible cohorts! Take courses in the order that best suits your schedule.
  • Students can "opt-out" at any point in the program

Don't let tuition be a barrier!  The Goddard School offers an outstanding education at an affordable investment. 
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SUCCESSFUL STUDENTS
 

KATIE, MBA GRADUATE

 

Students that pursue an MBA successfully often have several traits in common.  Many are committed and focused, have excellent communicatin skills, are creative, have strong decision-making skills, are disciplined, are entrepreneurial minded, have a strong ethical base, excel in leadership, are logical analysts and most of all, can work well in a team.   

MEET KATIE 
MBA, Class of 2005 
Contracting Officer and Section Chief Precision Guided Munitions & Components Contracting, Hill Air Force Base 

Katie Barker Dahle MBA ’05 is a prime example of a Goddard School MBA student success story. As development branch chief at Hill Air Force Base, Katie supervises approximately 60 Copper Cap interns and manages the recruiting, training and awards program for the HAFB Contracting Directorate. 

“Lately, I’ve noticed a social media push for women to recognize that they need “me time” in order to be the best mom/spouse/employee they can be. Weber State’s flexible schedules and online resources really helped me. Women need to know that they really can complete this program while working and balancing a home life.” 
—Katie Barker Dahle

 
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A QUICK LOOK AT THIS DEGREE
  

HOURS REQUIRED:

36 with an AACSB School undergrad. degree

54 (approx) with leveling courses

GMAT WAIVER POLICY:

GMAT/GRE EXCEPTIONS:

  • pass one semester of college algebra (Math 1050) AND;
  • a graduate degree from a regionally-accredited university (or int'l equivalent) OR;
  • undergraduate GPA and relevant career experience:
    • 3.5+ GPA and 5+ years of relevant post-undergrad. career experience 
    • 3.0 - 3.5 GPA and 10+ years of relevant post-undergrad. career experience
    • Exemptions must be approved 
CATALOG: Master of Business Administration (MBA)
SCHEDULE: Course Schedule
APPLY: Application Information
IMPORTANT DATES:

2018 APPLICATION DEADLINES

  • Deadline: May 1, 2018 for Summer '18 Session II (starts 6.26.18) or Fall '18 Session I (starts 8.28.18)
  • Deadline: Sept. 1, 2018 for Fall '18 Session II (starts 10.24.18) or Spring '19 Session I (starts 1.9.19)
  • Deadline: November 1, 2018 for Spring '19 Sessions I or II.
2017 PROFILE:
  • % of Non-Business Majors: 50%
  • % of women: 32%
  • Average age: 35

SPECIALIZE YOUR GODDARD SCHOOL MBA BY ADDING A CERTIFICATE:

These certificates can be completed in conjunction with the MBA Program at the Goddard School of Business & Economics, or as a stand-alone graduate certificate.

IS&T/INFORMATION ASSURANCE CERT.

The Graduate Certificate in Information Systems & Technologies / Information Assurance is designed to provide business professionals with the conceptual tools and language to more effectively deploy information technology and enhance organizational performance.

AEROSPACE MANAGEMENT CERT.

The Graduate Certificate in Aerospace Management will help prepare well-trained aerospace managers who are in increased demand in both the government and commercial aerospace sectors.

CONTRACT MANAGEMENT CERT.

The Graduate Certificate in Contract Management will prepare managers to understand the contract manager’s responsibilities prior to contract award, the communication process, learn about post-award surveillance tools, contract modifications, correction of contractual problems, processing terminations, cancellations and claims. 

 

YOU'LL TAKE COURSES LIKE THESE:

MBA 6440
STRATEGIC LEADERSHIP (BLOCK 1)

This class is taught by Michael Vaughan, former dean of the WSU School of Business & Economics and former Provost of WSU. Last year Dr. Vaughan had small groups of his students engage with non-profit organizations in the community. The class ultimately awarded thousands of dollars to selected organizations based upon their evaluation of these entities. This class is an excellent opportunity to learn about strategic leadership and to interact with fellow MBA students in a very meaningful project.


MBA 6160
APPLICATIONS OF DECISION MODELING (BLOCK 2)

This class helps students create a resume item, not just a transcript item. The spreadsheet skills and business modeling skills learned in this class are very valuable to employers. This class is taught by Ben Barraza, an MBA alum and current Web Systems Architect at Weber State University.


MBA 6640
INFORMATION ASSURANCE IN THE ENTERPRISE 
(15 WEEKS)

This class, taught by Dr. Randy Boyle, will be offered in a 15 week format rather than in the usual 8 week hybrid format.  Dr. Boyle is not only a cyber security expert, he is  an enthusiastic and entertaining lecturer. He is the author of 15 widely adopted information security textbooks. 


MBA 6120
ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR 

This course will be taught once each block next semester but with only 25 students in each section. Jennifer Anderson, the instructor, is trying a modified pedagogy that is best suited for a class of 25 students. 


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LEARNING OUTCOMES & STAKEHOLDER TRUST:

GODDARD SCHOOL MBA GRADUATES WILL BE:

STAKEHOLDER-FOCUSED LEADERS.

MBA students will understand how to utilize the psychological science of trust through a focus on capability, character, and compassion.

MBA students will be able to compare/contrast prominent leadership theories and to utilize these theories, along with their own introspection, to develop their own "theory of ethical leadership."


EFFECTIVE BUSINESS ANALYSTS.

MBA students will analyze and interpret financial data for decision making.

MBA students will evaluate business systems and make recommendations for improvement.


STRATEGIC THINKERS.

MBA students will demonstrate their ability to conduct and integrate functional analysis.

MBA students will use the appropriate tools to identify, analyze and make suggestions to improve a company’s competitive strategy.


GLOBALLY INFORMED.

MBA students will research and analyze current trends occurring in the global economy.

YOU'LL GET THESE HANDS-ON EXPERIENCES:

STRATEGIC LEADERSHIP: GIVING PROJECT

The MBA students donate a total of $3,000 to three different non-profits that work with the poor and homeless:

  • The Seager Memorial Clinic that serves the homeless, indigent and poor of Northern Utah.
  • The INN Between which is the first hospice for the homeless in the United States. The INN Between provides a safe and comfortable place where Utah's homeless men and women can experience the end of life with dignity, receive professional hospice services, and be surrounded by compassionate people who care.
  • The YCC Family Crises Center that helps those who are dealing with domestic violence and rape. The center is open 24/7 to women and children. 


MARKETING MANAGEMENT: WSU RIDERSHIP PROJECT

"I wanted to pass along my sincere appreciation to Sky King and his recent MBA Class for assisting UTA with a real-world concern.  Over the past couple of years, UTA has experienced a ridership decline among Weber State Students and has continually looked for methods to reverse the trend.  The class took on the challenge and came up with some creative solutions and ideas that will definitely help us improve Weber State University ridership. I attended the first class to present the case study and the last class to hear the presentations.  Sky’s students took the assignment seriously and did some great work.  Students presented great ideas in regards to marketing the EdPass, making buses more student friendly, and improving the perception of riding public transportation.  One particular group came up with  a great slogan “Try It, Love It, Ride UTA”.  Overall, I was impressed with the professionalism of Sky and his students and hope to work with future classes.    Eddy Cumins, Regional General Manager, Utah Transit Authority"


STUDY ABROAD EXPERIENCE

MBA students are invited to participate in a short-term annual study abroad experience. As an elective class in the MBA Program, students are able to integrate international travel and site visits with the study of international business topics. Through readings, assignments, discussions (prior to departure), and visits to important business and cultural sites in the destination country, the course builds understanding and competence in international business practices and managing across cultures. Typical international MBA trips occur in May or June over 11-14 days.  In the past, MBA students have visited China, France/Germany, Chile, Turkey, Costa Rica, Ecuador, and Peru. The 2018 study abroad course will travel to Japan.

 

OUR MBA GRADUATES ARE WORKING FOR THESE COMPANIES (AND MORE)

 

           


MEET OUR FACULTY & STAFF

PROGRAM DIRECTOR

MATT MOURITSEN
MBA program director & associate professor of accounting

Matthew L. Mouritsen is a professor in the School of Accounting & Taxation at Weber State University and has been the director of the Master of Business Administration Program since 2008. He teaches financial and managerial accounting courses and two different courses in the MBA Program in the field of information technology management, e-business and project management.

Prior to his appointment in higher education, he was a technology manager overseeing asset management, disaster recovery and information security functions at a regional bank.

Mouritsen received his Bachelor of Arts in accounting at WSU and an MBA and PhD in business information systems and education at Utah State University. His research is directed at practitioners and includes publications and presentations in technology asset management, pedagogy, ethics and stakeholder trust.

Office: WB 272
Email: mmouritsen@weber.edu


MBA FACULTY

ANDERSON, JENNIFER
assistant professor

BOYLE, RANDY
associate professor

FAN, YUHONG
associate professor

GOULDMAN, ANDREA
assistant professor

HANSEN, SHAUN
associate professor

 

KAISER, CHUCK
instructor

KATTELMAN, LOISANNE
instructor

KING, SKY
associate professor

NOACK, DAVE
assistant professor

READ, DAVID
assistant professor

 

STEVENS, MICHAEL
professor

TURNER, JIM
associate professor

VAUGHAN, MICHAEL
professor

 

 

 

 


MBA ADJUNCT INSTRUCTORS

BARRAZA, BENJAMIN
COOK, RILEY
HALL, ALAN

HORSTMANN, BRETT
JOHANSON, JONENE
LAWRENCE, ALEX

MUHLESTEIN, DAVID
SKANCHY, RANDALL
WILLARD, MATT


STAFF

TAYLOR, SALLY
administrative specialist

PREECE, RUTH
MBA admissions clerk

WRIGHT, ANDREW
graduate enrollment director