Aug 09, 2020  
2018-19 Graduate Bulletin 
2018-19 Graduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED BULLETIN]

Master of Business Program Information


Dean-John E. Gentner, Jr.

Professors-Dailey, Howard, Kent, Moore, Roychoudhury 

Associate Professors-Mellum, Peck 

Assistant Professor-Fatten

Executive Professors-Adams, Gentner, Hill, Squires, Staab, Zanner

Our Mission

The School of Management & Leadership business programs prepare people to lead fulfilling lives of work and service. As a community of teachers and learners, the programs cultivate in students, alumni, faculty and staff the capacity for meaningful, intellectual contributions to business and society. Along with a lifelong commitment to learning and personal development.

Our Principles

  • We are committed to student success both before and after graduation.
  • We are a community of teachers and learners who believe that fulfilling lives are grounded in self-awareness and the lifelong development of each person’s unique capacities.
  • We prepare people who understand themselves, others and the world.  They integrate their values, knowledge and skills while adding value to the organizations and communities they serve.
  • We believe that the opportunities and challenges of our global community must be approached with a sense of humility and free inquiry and preparing people to ask the right questions is fundamental to making the right choices.
  • We believe we must be fully engaged with the organizations and communities our graduates serve to ensure our programs and services support their success.
  • We expect a level of rigor and accountability in ourselves and our campus community that is consistent with the demands our students and graduates face in life, including a commitment to continuous improvement as individuals and as an organization.
  • We are each responsible for living our mission every day.


The School of Management’s degree programs are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs. ACBSP is the leading accreditation association for business education that emphasizes and rewards teaching excellence. The ACBSP’s rigorous accreditation standards are aligned with the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award and require demonstrated commitment to continuous improvement. The School of Management is also a member of the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).

Application and Admission Requirements

Professional Experience

Our MBA program is for working professionals because we believe the workplace is an essential resource for understanding and applying the ideas learned in the classroom. As such, the ideal candidate will have a minimum of three years of professional work experience. The work experience can be in any environment but should demonstrate managerial and professional capabilities. In addition to traditional professional business environments, teaching, health care and military service are all considered professional work experience. International students do not need to be employed while attending the Capital MBA program.

Personal Interview

A personal interview is required for all candidates before an acceptance decision is made.  The interview is designed to allow the MBA Director and/or the admissions representative to get to know the candidate and to discuss program specifics.  The interview typically lasts about 30 minutes. 

Undergraduate Experience

In addition to grades, the admission committee carefully considers other factors, like major chosen, reputation of the institution, performance after an initial adjustment to college life, the year the degree was conferred, and specific performance in various subjects.


A minimum of two professional references are required, which should help the admission committee determine both your capabilities and ambition. References from employers (current or former) are particularly encouraged.

International Applicants

International applicants must demonstrate English proficiency by meeting the university’s TOEFL or IELTS requirements.

GMAT / GRE Performance

While the GMAT or GRE is not required for application to the MBA Program, it may be requested in some instances. This may occur due to concerns with the amount or quality of the applicant’s professional work experience or due to an undergrad experience that does not meet entrance expectations. In this case, the GMAT/GRE score may be requested in order to help support some aspect of the individual’s overall application.

Grading Policy

A      92 - 100
A-     90 - 91.9
B+   88 - 89.9
B     82 - 87.9
B-      80 - 81.9
C+     78 - 79.9
C     72 - 77.9
C-     70 - 71.9
F Below 70

Application Deadlines

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. We recommend adhering to the following schedules:

  • April 1st - Application deadline for summer trimester (May)
  • July 1st - Application deadline for fall trimester (August)
  • November 1st -  Application deadline for spring trimester (January)


92.0 - 100%

MBA Curriculum Overview

The Capital MBA is designed to equip students with conceptual, interpersonal, personal and technical skills needed to excel in today’s dynamic world.

MBA Program Learning Outcomes

1.   Functional and Integrative Competence:

Develop and exhibit a strategic level of understanding of the major areas of business. Integrate, and synthesize information from the major areas of business to show the interrelatedness of the functions in a particular business situation.

2.   Analytical, and Conceptual Skills:

Analyze data, and information from different points of reference (e.g. cultural, technological, and political). Employ financial and other decision models to produce alternative solutions to a particular business problem. Select, and defend the appropriate strategic path needed to solve the particular business problem.

3.   Communication Competence:

Elucidate the major theories, research methods, and approaches to inquiry in the field. Create, and deliver logically constructed oral and written arguments that are clear, and relevant to the assigned topic.

4.   Team Participation and Leadership:

Participate, and effectively contribute in team based, student-led projects. Utilize various team membership skills needed for coordinating, and implementing organizational activities necessary for reaching an identified goal. Develop, and exhibit appropriate leadership, and followership techniques in complex, and dynamic projects.

5.   Ethical Reasoning:

Articulate, and challenge a tradition, assumption, or prevailing business practice by raising, and examining relevant ethical perspectives through a paper or project.

The Capital MBA program requires a minimum of thirty-six (36) credit hours. Thirty (30) of these credit hours are core courses with two additional advanced topic course for six (6) credit hours.  Every core course is offered each trimester. During the fall, and spring trimester courses meet once a week for fourteen weeks. During the summer trimester, courses meet twice a week for seven weeks.  

Required Courses

  • MBA 500 MBA Foundations (3)
  • MBA 611 Quantitative, and Analytic Methods (3)
  • MBA 612 Managerial Economics (3)
  • MBA 613 Organizational Behavior (3)
  • MBA 614 Managerial Accounting (3)
  • MBA 710 Marketing Management (3)
  • MBA 720 Financial Management (3)
  • MBA 730 Production and Operations Management (3)
  • MBA 740 Business Ethics and Social Responsibility (3)
  • MBA 8XX Advanced Topics (6) 
  • MBA 900 Business Policy and Strategy (3)

When scheduling your courses, please consider the following:

  • MBA 500 may be taken concurrently with MBA 613 or MBA 740. Otherwise, MBA 500 should be completed before all other MBA courses.
  • With the exception of MBA 740 Business Ethics and Social Responsibility , 600 level courses are to be completed before 700 level courses (note: students may take a last 600 level course concurrently with a 700 level course, provided all prerequisites are satisfied).
  • MBA 611 (Analytical Methods) is a prerequisite for MBA 612 (Managerial Economics).
  • MBA 612 (Managerial Economics) and MBA 614 (Managerial Accounting) are prerequisites for MBA 720 (Financial Management). 
  • 600 level, and 700 level courses should be complete before MBA 900 (Business Policy, and Strategy) (note: students may be approved to take a last 700 level course concurrently with 900, provided all prerequisites are satisfied).
  • Any exceptions to these requirements will be considered upon a written request to the faculty member teaching the course, and/or the Director of the MBA program.

MBA Schedule & Planning

Current Course Schedule

All classes meet from 6 to 9 pm following the schedule below:

MBA Courses - Fall and Spring Trimesters

MBA 500

MBA Foundations


MBA 611

Analytical Methods


MBA 612

Managerial Economics


MBA 613

Organizational Behavior


MBA 614

Managerial Accounting


MBA 710

Marketing Management


MBA 720

Financial Management


MBA 730     

Operations Management


MBA 740

Business Ethics & Social Responsibility


MBA 841-44

Advanced Topics


MBA 900

Business Policy and Strategy



Summer Trimester

The summer trimester is split into two halves-Module 1 and Module 2. This scheduling allows you to choose how much of the summer you want to be in school. You can attend all summer (early May through early August), the first half of the summer (early May through mid-June), or the latter half of the summer (mid-June through early August). This modular format for courses applies only to the summer trimester.  All summer module courses meet from 6 to 9 pm on Monday and Thursday, unless special circumstances apply.

The following courses will meet during Module 1:  MBA 500, 612, 613, 720, 842, 843, 900.

The following courses will meet during Module 2:  MBA 611, 614, 710, 730, 740, 841, 844.

MBA Academic Calendar




Summer 2018

Mod I:  May 7
Mod II:  June 25 

Mod I:  June 21
Mod II: August 9

Fall 2018

August 20

November 29

Spring 2019

January 7

April 18

      Mid-term Break  

February 24

March 3

Summer 2019

Mod I: May 6

Mod II: June 24

Mod I: June 20

Mod II: August 8

Fall 2019

August 19

November 28

Spring 2020

January 6

April 20

       Mid-term Break  

February 23

March 1

Summer 2020

Mod I: May 4

Mod II: June 22

Mod I: June 18

Mod II: August 6

Fall 2020

August 24

December 4

Spring 2021

January 11

April 27

     Mid-term Break

February 28

March 7

Fall 2021

August 23

December 3