Graduate Catalog 2015-2016

J. Whitney Bunting College of Business

James Payne, Dean

Lynn Hanson, Director of Graduate Programs in Business

E-mail address: lynn.hanson@gcsu.edu

Regular Admission Requirements

Admission is limited to holders of a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution. It is expected that admission will be granted only to students showing high promise of success in graduate study. The candidate's performance on the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) or the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) and the candidate's undergraduate work will be used to determine admission status. The median GMAT score (or GRE equivalent) for currently admitted students is 530. Please see the specific degree program pages for additional admission requirements.

 

GMAT/GRE waivers will be allowed for admission into a graduate business program for students with significant middle-upper level work experience or a master's degree.  Applicants must file a petition to be considered for a GMAT/GRE waiver.  Please contact the Director of Graduate Programs in Business for a copy of the GMAT/GRE waiver petition guidelines.

Conditional Admission Requirements

Applicants who apply too late for full consideration for admission and/or have not submitted all required documents for evaluation may be assigned conditional admission status. While in this status a student may register for one semester only, by completing a Georgia College Conditional Registration Agreement for Graduate Students. This form requires the signatures of both the student and the graduate coordinator. Students may take ONLY foundation courses while in conditional status. Any student who registers under this agreement must be admitted by the end of the first semester of enrollment to continue taking courses in the degree program.

College of Business Policy for Progression

Any student in the MAcc, MBA, MLSCM, or MMIS program whose institutional grade point average falls below 3.0 will be placed on academic probation. If the grade point average falls to or below the equivalent of 6 hours of uncompensated C's, the student will be academically dismissed from the degree program. An uncompensated C is one letter grade below a B where there is not an A to bring the grade point average up to a 3.0. For example, one C without an A equals one uncompensated C; one D without an A would equal two uncompensated C's. Academic credit towards a graduate degree will not be granted for any grade below a C. However, these grades will be used in determining the institutional grade point average for courses that have not been repeated.

A student who has been academically dismissed and wants to be considered for readmission to a program must petition the Director of Graduate Programs in Business and be approved by the Dean of the College of Business. In order to be considered for admission into a different degree program, the student must petition the degree graduate coordinator and be approved by the dean of the school in which the program resides.

Graduate Degrees

Georgia College, through the J. Whitney Bunting College of Business, is nationally accredited by, and is a member of AACSB International, the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business for the offering of these degree programs:

Master of Accountancy (MAcc)

Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.)

Master of Business Administration with a Concentration in Management Information Systems (M.B.A.)

Master of Logistics and Supply Chain Management (M.L.S.C.M.)

Master of Management Information Systems (M.M.I.S.)

Web Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.)