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2020-2022 Graduate School Catalog 
    
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Business Administration (MBA), Program Information


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Program Faculty


Dean of Graves School of Business

Fikru Boghossian, Ph.D. 

Earl G. Graves School of Business & Management

GSBM Building, Room 604 

Tel: (443) 885-3160; Fax: (443) 885-8253 

E-mail: fikru.boghossian@morgan.edu

 

Program Director

Joseph I. Wells

Director, Master’s Programs

Earl G. Graves School of Business & Management

Graves School of Business & Management Building, Room 435-C

Tel: (443) 885-3396; 

Fax: (443) 885-8256

E-mail:  joseph.wells@morgan.edu

 

Program Faculty

Accounting

CYNTHIA TOLLERSON

 Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Accounting, B.S. and M.B.A., University of Colorado, Ph.D., University of Houston.

 

SHEELA THIRUVADI

 Ph.D., Associate Professor, Accounting; B.Com., University of Madras, India; M.B.A., University of Toledo; Ph.D., Florida International University.

 

KANG CHENG

Ph.D., Associate Professor, Accounting; B. Laws, National Taiwan University, Taiwan; M.B.A. and Ph.D., The George Washington University.

 

HUEY-LIAN SUN

Ph.D., C.P.A., C.M.A., Professor, Accounting; B.B.A., National Taiwan University; M.B.A., Washington State University; M.S. and Ph.D., University of Houston.

 

BILAL MAKKAWI

Ph.D., Associate Professor, Accounting; B.B.A., American University of Beirut; M.B.A., University of Florida; Ph.D., Florida International University.

 

DINA EL-MAHDY

PH.D., Associate Professor, Accounting; B.Com. & M. Acc., Cairo University, Egypt, Ph. D., Virginia Commonwealth University.

 

YU CONG

Ph.D., Associate Professor, Accounting; Ph.D., Rutgers University.

 

BUAGU MUSAZI

Ph.D., Associate Professor, Accounting; B.S., Makarere University; M.A., The University of Michigan; Ph.D., Wayne State University.

 

Business Administration

AUGUSTUS ABBEY

Ph.D., Professor of Business Administration; B.A., University of Ghana; M.B.A. and Ph.D., University of Arizona.

 

ERICA L. ANTHONY

Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Management; B.S., Electrical Engineering; M.B.A. (Finance), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Ph.D. Purdue University

 

ABDUL AZIZ

Ph.D., Professor, Management; Ph.D., University of Delhi

 

SUSAN D. BAKER

Ph.D., Associate Professor of Business Administration; B.A., Clark University; M.B.A., University of Baltimore; Ph.D., The George Washington University.

 

MARY K. FOSTER

Ph.D., Associate Professor; B.S. University of Maryland, College Park; M.S., John Hopkins University; M.B.A. University of Pennsylvania; Ph.D., Morgan State University

 

DAVID JACOBS

Ph.D., Professor, Management; B.A. and M.A., University of Michigan; Ph.D., Cornell University

 

LEYLAND M. LUCAS

Ph.D., Associate Professor; B.S, University of Guyana, Turkyen, Guyana; M.B.A., Howard University (Finance; Ph.D., Rutgers University

 

CHRISTOPHER J. MATHIS

Ph.D., Associate Professor, Management; M.B. Clark Atlanta University; Ph.D., Jackson State University

 

DARLINGTON RICHARDS

Ph.D., Associate Professor; LL.B. University of Jos School of Law, Jos, Nigeria; B.L. Nigeria Law School, Lagos, Nigeria; LL.M. University of Baltimore, Law School, Ph.D., Sheffield H. University, Sheffield, England

 

DAVID ZOOGAH

Ph.D., Professor, Management; BEd, Cape Coast University, Cape Coast Ghana; B.A., Cape Coast University, Cape Coast Ghana; M.B.A. Xavier University; M.L.H.R., The Ohio State University; Ph.D., The Ohio State University 

 

Entrepreneurship

CHIEN-CHI TSENG

Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Management; B.S., Tunghai University; M.B.A., Chinese Culture University; Ph.D. University of Minnesota.

 

Finance

PHYLLIS KEYS

Ph.D., Professor, Finance; B.S., University of Mississippi; M.B.A., Jackson State University; Ph.D., Florida State University.

 

ALEX P. C. TANG

Ph.D.,   Professor, Finance; B.B.A., National Chengchi University; M.B.A. and Ph.D., University of Houston.

 

GLADSON NWANNA

Ph.D., Professor, Finance; B.A., Rutgers University; M.B.A., St. John’s University; Ph.D., Fordham University.

 

KELLY E. CARTER

Ph.D., Associate  Professor, Finance; B.S., Florida A&M University; MBA, M.S., University of Maryland College Park; Ph.D., University of South Florida. 

 

PAMELA E. QUEEN

Ph.D., Associate Professor, Finance; B.S., Tuskegee University; M.S., Johns Hopkins University; Ph.D., George Washington University. 

 

Hospitality

NATHAN AUSTIN

Ph.D., Professor, Hospitality Management; M.S. Surrey University, Guildford England; Ph.D., The Scottish Hotel School, Strathclyde University, Glasgow, UK

 

ANNETTE GEORGE

Ph.D., Associate Professor, Hospitality Management; B.S. Morgan State University; M.B.A., Morgan State University; M.S., George Washington University; Ph.D., Morgan State University

 

SEON-TAIK KIM

Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Hospitality Management; B.S., Konyang University, South Korea; M.S. Purdue University; Ph.D. Virginia Tech University

 

Information Systems

DENNIS K. AGBOH

Ph.D., Associate Professor of Operations, Supply Chain & Project Management; B.S.P.E., Louisiana State University; M.S., The University of Southwestern Louisiana; M.S., Southern University & Agricultural & Mechanical College; Ph.D., University of Alabama at Huntsville.

 

DESSA DAVID

Ph.D., Associate Professor of Information Systems; B.S., M.A., M.Phil., and Ph.D., City University of New York.

 

Marketing

MICHAEL CALLOW

Ph.D., Professor Marketing; M. Phil. City University New York; M.B.A., Baruch College; M.A., University of Edinburg; Ph.D., City University of New York

 

HAIYAN HU

Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Marketing; B.S., Dong Hua University, Shanghai, China; M.Sc., Dong Hua University, Shanghai, China; Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison

 

OMAR J. KHAN

Ph.D., Professor, Marketing.

 

Project Management

MAXIM BUSHUEV

Ph.D., Assistant Professor in Operations, Supply Chain & Project Management; B.S., Voronezh State Technological Academy; M.B.A., Chadron State College; Ph.D. Voronezh State Technological Academy; Ph.D. Kent State University.

 

MONICA KAY

D.B.A., Lecturers of Information Science & Systems; D.B.A., Willington University, D.B.A., Wilmington University, M.B.A., University of the District of Columbia, B.S., University of Maryland Eastern Shore

 

ABIRAMI RADHAKRISHNAN

Ph.D., Associate Professor of Operations, Supply Chain & Project Management; B.S., University of Madras; M.B.A., Madurai Kamaraj University; Ph.D., Clemson University.

 

LESLIE JAMES SKLENAR

M.B.A., Lecturers of Information Science & Systems, M.B.A., Northwestern University, Master, B.A., Lake Forest College.

 

ZIPING WANG

Ph.D., Associate Professor in Operations, Supply Chain & Project Management; B.S., Nanjing University; M.S., Nanjing University; Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

 

JIGISH ZAVERI

Ph.D., Professor of Information Science & Systems; B.S., Indian Institute of Techno- logy; M.S., University of Kentucky; Ph.D., University of Kentucky.

Program Description


Graves School MBA Program

The Graves School MBA Program prepares students to compete for positions in managerial careers in leading organizations. Building careers in the leading business, government and not-for-profit organizations requires highly trained management skill sets. These skill sets include the ability to diagnose complex situations, solve problems completely, make decisions in a timely manner, communicate powerfully and confidently, and take leadership roles in the organization.

 

The Morgan GLOBAL MBA Program 

The Global MBA track prepares students who wish to gain a deeper understanding of issues pertaining to the management of the global enterprises. A student pursuing this track can take five courses in international management. These courses cover the topics of International Business Environment, International Marketing, International Business Law, International Investments and Financial Markets, and International Strategic Management. Students pursuing this track can also take any two electives from the pool of MBA electives.

 

Graves School Online MBA Program

The online MBA from the Graves School is geared to provide maximum flexibility for students who seek the added flexibility and convenience of attending class online while maintaining an active professional schedule.  Graves online MBA graduates embody the professional intelligence and practical management skill set to thrive at the forefront of local, regional and international enterprise

Online students will experience the same academic rigor and top faculty with the Graves Online MBA as offered in the campus-based programs.  Students will work collaboratively as well as independently as they develop the critical analysis and management skills necessary to navigate and compete in a complex business environment.

Admission


Admission into all of The Graves MBA Programs require proof that the candidate can compete successfully in the program and move to a career in a leading organization. To do this, the candidate provides information in terms of an essay, work experience, undergraduate education and test results to prove his/her ability to compete successfully.

These items are required for admission:

  • Completed Application

  • Transcripts from all schools (WES.org or ECE.org evaluation for international transcripts) undergraduate and graduate;

  •  GMAT;

  • Three letters of recommendation;

  • A detailed resume;

  • Two essays covering professional plans and what role the MBA will play in attaining them. 

  • An interview may also be required at the discretion of the Program Director

The Foundation Courses are intended to provide students with a sound understanding of organizations and business. These fundamental concepts are necessary to compete in the 600 level Core Courses. A person’s background and undergraduate transcript will be analyzed to highlight relevant knowledge to compete effectively. Foundation courses may be required to fill in required knowledge. 

Meeting the minimum eligibility requirements and submitting all the required documents does not guarantee that an offer of admission will be made to the applicant.  The decision of the Program Admissions Committee involves a review and analysis of all the elements of the application as well as the availability of positions in the program.  

General Requirements


Candidates for the MBA must complete a minimum of thirty-six (36) academic credit hours.  If Foundation courses are required, these courses will be in addition to the minimum 36 academic credit hours.

A student must complete all required Foundation Courses, Core Courses and Electives in the requisite order. Foundation courses should generally precede Core which is followed by elective courses.  The Strategic Management course, BUAD 699 , must be taken in the final/graduating semester. Application deadlines for graduation must be followed. 

Courses should be taken at the Graves School campus. There may be exceptional circumstances that require a class to be taken elsewhere. This requires approval of the Director of the MBA or Dean of the School of Business and Management.

Program Objectives


 The expected learning outcomes of the program are:

  • A graduate with confidence and pride in his/her education to support the potential for leadership in an organizational setting.

  • A graduate with an understanding of business, the competitive marketplace, current practices and fluency in the language of business.

  • A graduate with the poise and strength to maintain high ethical and moral standards, and contribute to corporate social responsibility.

  • A graduate with an understanding of the importance of data analysis in making effective business decisions.

  • A graduate that has a grasp of technology and how it is integrated into process, personal effectiveness and organizational action.

  • A graduate that can work effectively in teams , regardless of changing settings and demanding time pressures to accomplish projects.

  • A graduate with the attitude that his/her work at Morgan is the first step in a life-long education.

Additional Requirements


MBA Program courses should be taken at Morgan.  A maximum of two Supporting Courses may be transferred in accordance with the School of Graduate Studies credit transfer policy and the MBA Masters Office with relevant Department Heads approval if required.

Graduate students are required to maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 in order to remain in good academic standing. Students whose cumulative GPAs fall below a 3.0 are automatically placed on academic probation. Students who are on academic probation for two (2) consecutive semesters and who fail to raise their GPA to a satisfactory level at the conclusion of the two (2) consecutive terms of probation will be dismissed from the School of Graduate studies and the program. Earning more than two courses with a grade of “C” or worse may be grounds for dismissal from the program.  A course in which a grade of “C” has been earned may be repeated at the discretion of the students. 

More information is available in the School of Graduate Studies Catalog under the Regulations and Procedures section.

Program Course Requirements


MBA 36 credit hours not including any Foundation Courses

Program Structure

Core Courses (including capstone course) 27 Credits

Concentration Elective Courses 9 Credits

Core Courses 27 credits


The following 9 courses, 27 credits, will be required of all students. This series of courses presents an opportunity for students to expand their understanding of how organizations work and simultaneously build leadership skill sets. 

Concentration Electives 9 credits


Students must select three (3) courses from the list below based upon the following concentrations:

Total Credit Hours: 36


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