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2020 - 2021 Graduate Bulletin 
2020 - 2021 Graduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED BULLETIN]

Master of Business Administration Program Information


Interim Dean-Peck

Professors-Dailey, Howard, Kent, Moore, Roychoudhury 

Associate Professors-Mellum, Peck 

Assistant Professor-Fatten

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

Our Mission

The School of Management & Leadership prepares people to lead fulfilling lives of work and service. As a community of teachers and learners, the school cultivates its students, alumni, faculty and staff the capacity for meaningful, intellectual and other contributions to Business and society and 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 that 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.

Undergraduate Experience

The minimum desired cumulative GPA from undergraduate degrees is 3.2 on a 4.0 scale. In addition to grades, the admission committee carefully considers other factors, like major, 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 will help the admission committee determine both your capabilities and ambition. References from employers (current or former) are particularly encouraged.

Personal Interview

A personal interview may occur before an acceptance decision is made.  The interview is designed to allow the MBA Director and/or the admissions representative to gather a full picture of the candidate’s capabilities and experience and to discuss program requirements.  The interview typically lasts about 30 minutes. 

International Applicants

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

GMAT / GRE Performance

The GMAT or GRE may be requested in order to assess the candidate’s preparation for success in the program.

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)

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

Repeating Courses

A student who earns a D in any of the MBA required courses will be asked to repeat the course even if the student has a cumulative 3.0000 GPA. A student may not repeat any course without faculty approval. Students may not repeat the courses in which they received a grade of B or higher, or any other course without faculty approval.


Enrollment in MBA courses is limited to accepted, degree-seeking students. Exceptions require approval by the Program Director or Dean.

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 inter-relatedness 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.  

MBA Schedule & Planning

Current Course Schedule

Courses meet from 6 to 9 pm following the schedule below (exceptions may occur):

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


Start Date

End Date













No classes
Mid semester break






Summer 2020

Mod I:  4-May

Mod I:  18-Jun


Mod II: 22-Jun

Mod II:  6-Aug




Fall 2020






Spring 2021



No classes
Mid semester break






Summer 2021

Mod I: 10-May

Mod I: 24-Jun


Mod II:  28-Jun

Mod II: 12-Aug




Fall 2021






Spring 2022



No classes
Mid semester break






Summer 2022

Mod I:  9-May

Mod I:  23-Jun


Mod II:  27-Jun

Mod II:  11-Aug