2018-2019 Graduate Catalog 
    
    Sep 17, 2019  
2018-2019 Graduate Catalog [Archived]

Scott College of Business


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Dr. Brien N. Smith, Dean
Dr. Jeffrey S. Harper, Executive Director, Graduate Programs
Dr. Kelly Wilkinson, Associate Dean

GRADUATE DEGREE OFFERED:

Master of Business Administration / Terre Haute (on-campus)

Scott College of Business
114 Federal Hall
Phone: 812-237-2002
Fax: 812-237-8720
E-mail: isu-mba@indstate.edu
Web site:http://indstate.edu/mba

Professional Master of Business Administration (ProMBA) / Plainfield

Scott College of Business
114 Federal Hall
Phone: 812-237-2002
Fax: 812-237-8720
E-mail: isu-mba@mail.indstate.edu
Web site: http://indstate.edu/promba

The Scott College of Business now offers a Professional MBA program just west of Indianapolis – the ProMBA. This two-year, cutting edge MBA is developed specifically for individuals with five or more years of professional work experience. The ProMBA combines personal, in-class learning with state-of-the-art distance learning technologies to address the needs of individuals who are intent on advancing their learning and careers while balancing work and family responsibilities.

GRADUATE FACULTY

Professors

Bialaszewski, Dennis, Ph.D., State University of New York at Buffalo
Professor of Management Information Systems

Chandra, Aruna, Ph.D., Kent State University
Professor of Management
Specialization: Strategic Management

Chao, Chia-An, Ph.D., Indiana University
Professor of Business Education, Information and Technology
Specialization: Business Education, Information and Technology

Czyzewski, Alan B., Ph.D., CPA, CMA, CFM, University of Southern California
Professor of Accounting
Specialization: Accounting

DePaolo, Concetta A., Ph.D., Rutgers University
Professor of Operations and Supply Chain Management

Harmon, Michael R., J.D., Indiana University
Professor of Accounting

Haque, Mahfuzul, Ph.D., University of New Orleans
Professor of Finance,
Specialization: Finance

Harper, Jeffrey, Ph.D., Auburn University
Executive Director, Graduate Programs and Professor of Management Information Systems
Specialization: Management Information Systems

Lamb, Steven W., Ph.D., Kansas State University
Chairperson, Department of Accounting, Finance, and Insurance and Risk Management and Professor of Operations and Supply Chain Management
Specialization: Business Statistics

McLaren, Bruce J., Ph.D., Purdue University
Associate Dean, Scott College of Business and Professor of Management Information Systems
Specializations: Management/Management Information Systems

McLaren, Constance H., Ph.D., Purdue University
Professor of Operations and Supply Chain Management
Specialization: Quantitative Business Analysis

Moncada, Susan, Ph.D., University of Illinois
Professor of Accounting
Specialization: Accounting

Sanders, Joseph, C., Ph.D., CPA, CMA, CFM, University of Kentucky
Professor of Accounting
Specialization: Accounting

Smith, Brien N., Ph.D., Auburn University
Dean, Scott College of Business and Professor of Management
Specialization: Management

Varble, Dale L., Ph.D., University of Arkansas
Professor of Marketing
Specialization: Marketing

Warfel, William J., Ph.D., Indiana University
Professor of Insurance and Risk Management
Specialization: Insurance and Risk Management

Wilhelm, William J., Ed.D., Arizona State University
Professor of Business Education, Information, and Technology
Specialization: Business Education, Information and Technology

Wilkinson, Kelly S., Ph.D., University of Missouri–Columbia
Chairperson, Department of Management, Information Systems, and Business Education and Professor of Business Education, Information, and Technology
Specialization: Business Education, Information and Technology

Young, Joyce A., Ph.D., University of Mississippi
Professor of Marketing
Specialization: Marketing

Zaher, Tarek S., Ph.D., University of Texas at Dallas
Professor of Finance
Specialization: Finance

Associate Professors

Abuhamdieh, Ayman, Ph.D., Rutgers University
Associate Professor of Management Information Systems
Specialization: Management Information Systems

Harder, Joseph, Ph.D., Southern Illinois University
Associate Professor of Management Information Systems
Specialization: Information Systems

He, Wei, Ph.D., Boston College
Associate Professor of Management
Specialization: Management

Liu, John, Ph.D., Northwestern University
Associate Professor of Insurance and Risk Management
Specialization: Risk Management

Park, Jin, Ph.D., Temple University
Associate Professor of Insurance and Risk Management
Specialization: Risk Management


Assistant Professors

Kuntal Bhattacharyya, Ph.D., Kent State University
Assistant Professor of Operations and Supply Chain Management
Specialization: Operations and Supply Chain Management

Bhowmick, Sandeep, Ph.D., Louisiana State University
Assistant Professor of Marketing
Specialization: Marketing

Sweetin, Vernon, Ph.D., Southern Illinois University
Assistant Professor of Marketing
Specialization: Marketing

INTRODUCTION

The Scott College of Business provides graduate students with a comprehensive and quality education in business in keeping with its mission. An intellectual climate which enhances the total educational process including both classroom and extracurricular activities is provided. Close faculty-student contact is encouraged to help each student formulate realistic professional and personal objectives and to develop skills to achieve these objectives. All academic programs in the Scott College of Business are accredited by AACSB - I , the premier accrediting association for business programs.

MISSION

The Indiana State University Scott College of Business is dedicated to providing an internationally accredited professional education to qualified students at both the undergraduate and master’s levels.  Our primary focus is to provide an experiential learning environment that prepares students to take leadership roles in both public and private organizations. In tandem with this commitment, the College supports, encourages, and produces applied and educational research, development of relationships with the business community, and service to the region and the professions.

INSTRUCTION

The Scott College of Business is committed to pedagogical excellence.  With the support of professional development activities, faculty members access and improve their pedagogy. They integrate technology, connect students to the business community, and prepare students for the life-long learning needed to adapt to, and succeed in, a complex global society.

INTELLECTUAL CONTRIBUTIONS

Through research, the faculty members of the Scott College of Business contribute to the scholarship of their respective disciplines. By pursuing this inquiry, the faculty members apply theory, engage in critical thinking, develop teaching materials, and share their results in a national arena.

PROFESSIONAL SERVICE

Faculty members contribute their professional expertise to organizations by consulting and by serving in leadership or advisory roles. By assuming positions of responsibility in professional organizations, faculty members foster the regional, national, and international exchange of ideas.

The Scott College of Business recognizes the synergy created by these areas and encourages faculty members to incorporate scholarship and service in the classroom and to involve students in these areas whenever possible. Commitment to instruction, intellectual contributions, and professional service enables ISU’s Scott College of Business to be known as a distinctive learning-centered college of business within Indiana’s geographic region. Graduate offerings in the Scott College of Business prepare business students for executive and management positions in businesses and build background for further graduate study.

ADMISSIONS REQUIREMENTS

A prospective candidate for a master of business administration degree must fulfill all the requirements for admission to the College of Graduate and Professional Studies and present to the Scott College of Business  satisfactory scores on the Graduate Management Admission Test. Generally, unconditional regular admission requires: (a) a minimum index of 1050 based on the formula 200 X GPA plus GMAT; (b) a minimum grade point average of 2.7 (4.0=A) in all course work taken prior to attendance in the M.B.A. Program; and (c) achievement of a  minimum of the fifteenth percentile in both the quantitative and verbal component of the GMAT  and overall GMAT scores approximately 500 and above. Additionally, in conformity with College of Graduate and Professional Studies policy, international students are required to achieve a minimum score of 550 on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) paper-based test, minimum of 213 score for computer-based test, and 79 score for the internet-based test. The Scott College of Business may elect to admit candidates on a conditional basis if  there is sufficient evidence that the individual is likely to succeed in the program. Candidates admitted on a conditional admission basis will be required to meet the conditions of regular admission within a specified time period. These conditions may include, but are not limited to, achieving a specified grade point average in  graduate course work, retaking the GMAT, and/or successfully  completing specified course work. If applicable to ISU’s M.B.A. Program, a maximum of six credit hours of graduate course work taken at an AACSB accredited school of business may be accepted in transfer for elective credit.

ADVISING

All M.B.A. students are advised by the Office of Graduate Programs. Before beginning course work in the program, each student must meet with the coordinator to develop a program of study that will meet program requirements and individual needs.

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