Overview

Applicants
134
Acceptance Rate
89%
Average Undergrad GPA
3.40
Years Work Experience
5
Average Age
35

Test Scores

GMAT (25th and 75th percentiles)
500 - 680
GPA
3.00 - 4.00

Deadlines

Early Application Deadline
March 1

Regular Application Deadline
May 1

Round 1
March 1

Round 2
May 1

Round 3
September 1

Round 4
January 1

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Undergraduate GPA
Non-Academic


School Type And Accreditation

School Type
Public

AACSB-approved
Yes

Selectivity Rating

Program Types

Full-Time
No

Part-Time
Yes

Evening
Yes

Executive
No

Online
No

Faculty Information

Total Faculty
25

75
Full-time
25
Part-time
6
Female


Students Say

Designed specifically for working professionals, the MBA program at Weber State University in Utah offers one of the most flexible degree tracks around, allowing students to switch between full-time and part-time study at any time. With eight-week courses taught one night per week, the Goddard School MBA Program requires a “relatively low financial and time investment” and is “challenging enough to teach… something useful while recognizing that most students work full time,” according to one student. “The experience is just what I wanted it to be: practical.”

Registration is “simple,” and “classes are scheduled to accommodate program progress without being in a cohort.” There are six class blocks per year, and students can take a block off or take multiple classes in a block, and “can also take courses in any order as long as you have the prerequisites.” The quality of instruction and the depth of professors’ knowledge are “high,” and teachers “bring a lot of outside experience to the table.” The material they use is up to date and relevant, and if students “have questions or need additional help outside class, they are available.” “They treat us like the working adults we are,” says a student.

The administration is “very focused on the success of the students,” are “very responsive,” and “seem to have an honest desire to help students.” The course schedules are released early, and individuals in the administration put in “consistent effort on their part to make clear where their offices are, what their respective roles are, and how best they can be contacted.”


Concentrations

Accounting
Healthcare Administration
Information Systems/Information Technology

Specialized Masters

Accounting
Business Administration
Healthcare Administration
Taxation

Certificate Programs

Information Systems/Information Technology

Specialities of Faculty

Academic specialties of faculty
URL

Graduate Certificate in Aerospace Management

Graduate Certificate in Contract Management

Graduate Certificate in Information Systems & Technologies

Sustainability

Courses in Sustainability
Yes

Sustainability course is
Optional

Description
http://www.weber.edu/mba/Cert_Enviro.html MBA 6700. Managing for Environmental Sustainability (3) This course explores how business organizations can address environmental issues to meet societal needs and create competitive advantages. Emphasis is placed on understanding the impacts of businesses on the natural environment; identifying the opportunities for businesses to align their strategies and practices toward more sustainable business models; and using various methods and tools for measuring and improving the environmental performance of individual business organizations and the business system as a whole. Major topics include frameworks for understanding business and environmental sustainability; innovation, design and assessment of green products/services; green marketing issues; green purchasing; environmental management systems; operations and supply chain management issues for environmental sustainability. Prerequisites: Admission to MBA program; or graduate standing with permission of the MBA program. MBA 6710. Accounting and Finance for Environmental Sustainability (3) This course will expose MBA students to contemporary accounting and finance thought on environmental sustainability. The course will be divided into accounting and finance modules. The focus of the accounting module will include measurement and reporting of the environmental sustainability of business practices. The focus of the finance module will include capital budgeting for sustainability, financial assessment of sustainable business practices, and investing in environmental sustainability. Prerequisites: Each of the following courses or their equivalent: MBA 6010, 6020, 6040 and 6700. MBA 6720. Environmental Economics for Sustainable Business (3) Environmental economics considers the efficient and equitable use of society’s scarce environmental resources. Environmental resources include air, water, land, wildlife, biodiversity, and ecological systems. The allocation of environmental resources will be considered from different perspectives: (1) market allocations; (2) efficient allocations; (3) equitable allocations; and (4) government attempts to allocate these resources efficiently. Topics of the course include property rights, market failures, benefit-cost analysis, welfare economics, non-market valuation, environmental regulation, and sustainable development and business practices. Emphasis will be placed on the impacts on the firm resulting from environmental problems and regulations; and on sustainable business practices. Prerequisites: MBA 6040, MBA 6051 or equivalent. MBA 6730. Consulting Project in Environmental Sustainability (3) Graduate students are given the opportunity to consult with an existing organization, evaluate sustainable business practices, make recommendations for improvements, and assist in implementing changes in the organization. Students meet periodically with supervising faculty to review results. Prerequisites: Instructor approval and MBA 6700, 6710, and 6720.

Research Opportunities in Sustainability
No

Description

School's environmental commitment 1:
1. Graduate Certificate in Environmental Sustainability for Business, offered as a track within the MBA Program or as a stand-alone graduate certificate. 2. March 2014 - Silver Sponsor of 5th annual Intermountain Sustainability Summit http://www.intermountainsustainabilitysummit.com/

Career Overview


Graduates Employed by Region


Students Say

Practically everyone who attends Goddard is working during the day, so recruitment and job placement is not a major concern for students, who are for the most part look- ing to further their existing careers. “The career personnel do more networking for the students than the students do on their own.” Still, “the career counselor is the most con- nected job resource in the state” for those who are on the hunt, and the school “does an amazing job” of communicating “great and diverse” job opportunities to students. “We get weekly emails with links to [jobs],” says one.

Prominent Alumni

Damian Lillard
Professional Basketball player

David O. McKay
Former President of LDS Church

Fawn M. Brodie
One of 1st female tenured professors at UCLA

David M. Kennedy
60th Secretary of the Treasury

Lance Allred
1st legally deaf player in NBA history

Dates


Financial Aid Statistics


Average Scholarship / Grant Aid Package
$5,000

Tuition Full-Time (per year)

Tuition (In-State)
$11,323
Tuition (Out-State)
$21,470
Fees (In-State)
$894
Fees (Out-State)
$894

Tuition Part-Time (per credit hour)

Tuition (In-State)
$837
Tuition (Out-State)
$1,713
Fees (In-State)
$112
Fees (Out-State)
$112

Expenses per Academic Year

Estimated Room And Board On-Campus
$6,700
Estimated Room And Board Off-Campus
$6,700
Academic Expenses
$1,000

Student Body Profile

Total Enrollment
0
Part Time
100%


Demographics


Campus Life

Students Say

The program “caters to students who are working full-time and have families and who cannot take advantage of the student life offered,” so “the majority are working and not involved in the many activities.” The MBA program is at an extended campus, which lacks housing but does have its own clubs, programs, “bookstore, snacks, ample parking, nice library, and allows MBA students a dedicated, well-furnished classroom for study lab,” as well as providing “an inviting environment for students to participate” should they so choose.

“The environment is great for a working professional and a terrific value for anyone wanting to further their career with an MBA,” says a student of the “commuter” school. “I have been impressed with the professional nature of the students and their desire to do well in the program.” Many interactions occur online, and students (who are accustomed to the working world) do their part. “I have yet to work in a group where I felt somebody did not pull their weight.”


More Information

% of Classrooms with Internet Access
100%

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Internet Access for All Students
Yes

Admissions Office Contact

Contact
Andrew Wright
Graduate Enrollment Director

Address
2750 N. University Park Blvd. MC102 Layton, UT 84041
Layton, We 84041-9099
United States

Phone
8013953528

Fax
801-395-3525

Email
84041


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