2009-2010 Graduate Catalog 
    
    Sep 20, 2019  
2009-2010 Graduate Catalog [Archived]

College of Business


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Dr. Nancy J. Merritt, Dean
Dr. Dale Varble, Associate Dean and Director, M.B.A. Program
Dr. Bruce J. McLaren, Associate Dean

GRADUATE DEGREE OFFERED:

Master of Business Administration

College of Business
College of Business, room 1021
Phone: 812-237-2002
Fax: 812-237-8720
E-mail: mba@indstate.edu
Web site: http://web.indstate.edu/schbus/mba.html

Associate Dean and Director, M.B.A. Program: Dr. Dale Varble
College of Business
College of Business, room 1021
Phone: 812-237-2002

GRADUATE FACULTY

Professors

Ferreira, Eurico J., Ph.D., University of South Carolina
Professor of Finance
Specialization: Finance

Harper, Jeffrey, Ph.D., Auburn University
Professor of Management Information Systems
Specialization: Management Information Systems

Lamb, Steven W., Ph.D., Kansas State University
Chairperson, Analytical Department and Professor of Operations Management Analysis
Specialization: Business Statistics Economics

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

McLaren, Constance H., Ph.D., Purdue University
Coordinator, Operations Management Analysis Program and Professor of Quantitative Methods
Specialization: Quantitative Business Analysis

Merritt, Nancy J., Ph.D., University of Arizona
Dean, College of Business and Professor of Marketing

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

Redmond, William, Ph.D., University of Arizona
Professor of Marketing
Specialization: Marketing

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

Varble, Dale L., Ph.D., University of Arkansas
Associate Dean, College of Business, Director of M.B.A. Program, and Professor of Marketing
Specialization: Marketing

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

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

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

Associate Professors

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

Chait, Herschel, Ph.D., Indiana University
Chairperson, Organizational Department and Associate Professor of Management
Specialization: Management

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

Clark, Paul W., Ph.D., University of Memphis
Associate Professor of Marketing
Specialization: Marketing

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

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

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

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

Robinson, David, Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison
Assistant Professor, Management
Specialization: Management

Sherwood, Arthur L., Ph.D., Indiana University
Associate Professor of Management
Specialization: Strategic Management

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

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

Assistant Professors

Maher, Amro, Ph.D., Old Dominion University
Assistant Professor of Marketing
Specialization: Marketing

INTRODUCTION

The 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 College of Business are accredited by AACSB - The International Association for Management Education, the premier accrediting association of business programs.

MISSION

The Indiana State University 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 College of Business is committed to pedagogical excellence.  With the support of professional development activities, faculty 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 of the College of Business contribute to the scholarship of their professions. By pursuing this inquiry, the faculty apply theory, engage in critical thinking, develop teaching materials, and share their results in a national arena.

PROFESSIONAL SERVICE

Faculty 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 foster the regional, national, and international exchange of ideas.

The College of Business recognizes the synergy created by these areas and encourages the faculty 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 College of Business to be known as a distinctive learning-centered college of business within Indiana’s geographic region. Graduate offerings in the 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 School of Graduate Studies and present to the 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. 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).The 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 coordinator of the M.B.A Program. 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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