Quinnipiac University
Business Administration
Hamden, Connecticut

Overview
Quinnipiac University is nationally recognized as one of the leading centers for higher learning in the Northeast and is consistently ranked among the best master’s-level universities in the North in U.S. News & World Report’s “Guide to America’s Best Colleges.” The School of Business has been one of the traditional strengths of the University for more than sixty years and has strong relationships with local and national businesses. The School has studied new markets in Japan for Connecticut companies and the economic impact of a regional airport and consulted on health management programs in Central America and the Caribbean.

There are approximately 220 students enrolled in the program; 47 percent are women. The students represent a rich mix of backgrounds and experiences, ranging from mid- and top-level managers, beginning and veteran entrepreneurs, and family and small-business owners to recent baccalaureate recipients preparing to enter the business world. As today’s managers must organize, motivate, and work with specialists from various disciplines, all of the students in the program benefit from the wide variety of backgrounds and experiences of the participants.

Quinnipiac M.B.A. graduates hold top positions in such companies as United Technologies, Bayer Corporation, Aetna, and General Electric. On-campus recruiters include all the “big four” accounting firms, a division of NBC in New York, Pratt & Whitney, regional manufacturing firms, insurance companies, banks, pharmaceutical companies, health-care organizations, and government agencies. Most graduates find positions in their fields within three months of graduation.

The Location and Community
The University is located on a beautiful campus in Hamden, Connecticut, a suburb of New Haven. It is approximately 30 minutes from Hartford, 90 minutes from New York City, and 2 hours from Boston.

Programs of Study and Degree Requirements
The Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) program at Quinnipiac University is carefully designed to help individuals develop both today’s required technical skills and the knowledge and conceptual base needed to meet career challenges of the new millennium. The program develops leaders who can capitalize on opportunities, take risks, and participate actively in teams. Apart from providing training for business careers, the Quinnipiac M.B.A. can furnish opportunities to enter or advance in professional positions in government, education, health care, and a wide variety of social services.

The program is built on a broad-based foundation of business knowledge and includes the opportunity to gain expertise in a chosen area. Knowledge is relayed to students through distinct experiences inside and outside the classroom. The traditional one-sided lecture is replaced by discussion, Internet-based learning, and provocative case studies. The integrated approach to learning includes faculty members and students working in teams to solve problems and develop strategies in areas such as marketing, international business, finance, computer information systems, health services administration, and management. To keep in step with the business environment, the curriculum is continually reviewed by the Business Advisory Council, which is composed of CEOs. Many of these executives are guest speakers in classes and act as mentors to students. The M.B.A. program also features a lecture series, which brings in prominent corporate executives who shape today’s business issues. Every curriculum area addresses the problems and challenges of doing business globally, and Quinnipiac M.B.A. students also have the opportunity to analyze global concerns through an optional three-week summer session that has taken students to Europe, Latin America, and Asia. This intensive experience includes seminars, comprehensive studies, and meetings with corporate executives and government officials.

All M.B.A. students must complete a 46-credit curriculum that includes such classes as financial management, organizational theory, and quantitative decision analysis. A capstone course, the Integrative Management Seminar, is also part of the core. Students who enter the program without formal business training or academic experience may need to complete a series of introductory courses that provide the basic business educational foundation needed to complete the M.B.A. core curriculum.

Following completion of the core curriculum, students may opt for a 6-credit thesis program, involving research with a faculty adviser. Those pursuing thesis research develop a concentration in accounting/taxation, computer information systems, economics, finance, health administration, international business, management, or marketing.

In lieu of a thesis, students may choose to take four additional courses that build on core subjects. These courses may focus on a specific concentration or cover multiple disciplines. Part-time students can complete the M.B.A. program in three years, depending on the number of classes taken each semester and the length of the thesis project, and full-time students can complete the program in 1½ to 2 years. A J.D./M.B.A. joint-degree program is also offered.

Facilities & Resources
The Lender School of Business Center is designed to accommodate the particular needs of graduate students. The state-of-the-art center houses local area network (LAN) classrooms that include monitors and keyboards at each desk plus line-of-sight contact with the discussion leader. Case rooms allow groups to work on business problems in lecture-discussions. Team-study rooms provide a technologically advanced, learning-conducive environment in which to develop problem-solving strategies with classmates. Technology is effectively integrated into learning modules, and many classes use Internet-based curricula to bring global resources and databases into the classroom. In addition, television monitors throughout the center display breaking financial news from such sources as CNN and CNBC. A partnership between the School of Business and the Wall Street Journal gives students access to free copies of the Wall Street Journal. Of the 1,700 business schools nationwide, only twenty-seven have an academic partnership with the Journal.

The newly renovated and expanded Arnold Bernhard Library is one of the most technologically advanced centers for electronic information and learning resources anywhere in the country. In this 47,000-square-foot facility, nearly 100 Internet-accessible workstations open the door to online business resources and digital archives, and there are computer ports throughout the facility for laptop computers. The Research Library provides M.B.A. students with access to such databases as ABI/INFORM, LexisNexis, and the Business Periodicals Index on CD-ROM. In addition, there is a large library of the latest versions of software used by business and industry for student use. Online access to the Dialog database is also available, as is a comprehensive collection of business holdings in hard copy. Off-campus e-mail users have full access to the University’s computer network.

The new Terry W. Goodwin ’67 Financial Technology Center is Quinnipiac’s version of Wall Street. The 1,500-square-foot center is where students become mini-stockbrokers and learn how the financial market ticks. Software installed in the center’s computer workstations allows students to access real-time financial data, practice analytical finance methods, conduct trading simulations, analyze economic databases, and develop financial models.

Expenses and Aid
Tuition in 2007-08 is $675 per credit hour. In addition, part-time students paid a $30-per-credit student fee, and full-time students paid $275 per semester in student fees.

Financial Aid:
The Financial Aid Office offers all students assistance in obtaining publicly and privately funded loans. Graduate assistantships are available on a limited basis to both full- and part-time students..

Housing/Living Expenses:
On-campus housing is available during the summer. Privately owned housing is available near the campus. For more information concerning off-campus housing, students should contact the Office of Residential Life or visit the University’s Web site.

How to Apply / Application
Admission to the M.B.A. program is competitive. A complete application consists of an application form accompanied by the application fee, GMAT scores (minimum of 500), two recommendations, a current resume, and college transcripts.

Who to Contact
Quinnipiac University
Office of Graduate Admissions
275 Mount Carmel Avenue
Hamden, Connecticut 06518

203-582-8672
800-462-1944 (toll-free)

Fax: 203-582-3443

E-mail: graduate@quinnipiac.edu

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The Faculty and Areas of Research
Guiding Quinnipiac’s M.B.A. program are faculty members with exceptional academic credentials and proven business experience. Although their first commitment is to teaching, Quinnipiac’s faculty members are also active professionals, knowledgeable about the latest developments in their fields through consulting, leading executive seminars, research, publication, and attendance at conferences and workshops. Among their many areas of expertise are information systems, entrepreneurship, organizational development, fiscal policy, marketing, and competitive strategy.

• Henry Adobor, Associate Professor of Management; Ph.D., Texas-Pan American. International marketing.

• Janice Ammons, Professor of Accounting and Chair of Accounting; Ph.D., Michigan. Cost management practices, design of cost systems at universities, accounting education.

• Christopher Ball, Assistant Professor of Economics; Ph.D., Texas A&M. Trade deficits, exchange rates, effects of an economic collapse on a country.

• Frank P. Bellizzi, Professor of Management; Ed.D., Massachusetts. Self-management and entrepreneurship training.

• Julia K. Brazelton, Professor of Accounting; Ph.D., South Carolina. Taxation and tax reform.

• Charles M. Brooks, Associate Professor of Marketing and Associate Dean; Ph.D., Georgia State. Geographic information systems, retail site selection modeling, sales force management.

• David T. Cadden, Professor of Management; Ph.D., CUNY, Baruch. Expert systems, neural networks, quality controls.

• Wendy Ceccucci, Associate Professor of Computer Information Systems; Ph.D., Virginia Tech. Management science.

• Thomas Coe, Associate Professor of Finance; Ph.D., New Orleans. International financial markets, small-business financial management.

• Vincent F. DeAndrea, Professor of Economics; Ph.D., Massachusetts. Economic history.

• Vincent R. Driscoll, Professor of Finance and Economics and Chair of Finance; Ph.D., New School. Corporate finance, economic theory.

• Mohammad Elahee, Associate Professor in International Business; Ph.D., Texas-Pan American. Cross-cultural negotiation, foreign-direct investment, business ethics.

• Robert L. Engle, Associate Professor of International Business; D.B.A., Nova Southeastern. Global marketing, occupational stress and work-life outcomes, job satisfaction among sales representatives.

• Dale Fox, Professor of Computer Information Systems; Ph.D., Purdue. Operations engineering.

• Mark P. Gius, Professor of Economics and Chair of Economics; Ph.D., Penn State. Baseball economics, wage discrimination in professional basketball.

• Martin L. Gosman, Professor of Accounting; Ph.D., Wisconsin-Madison. Effects of lease accounting on firms’ reported debt levels, economic effects and adequacy of financial-reporting disclosures, bankers’ use of cash flow statements.

• Xiaohong He, Professor of International Business and Chair of International Business; Ph.D., Texas at Dallas. Foreign direct investment.

• Dale W. Jasinski, Associate Professor of Management; Ph.D., Colorado. Strategic management and entrepreneurship.

• Donn M. Johnson, Professor of Economics; Ph.D., Colorado State. Fisheries economics, valuing fishing and other forms of outdoor recreation using the travel cost and contingent valuation methods.

• William W. Keep, Professor of Marketing and Advertising; Ph.D., Michigan State.

• Osman Kilic, Associate Professor of Finance; Ph.D., New Orleans. Financial markets and institutions, international finance.

• Norris L. Larrymore, Assistant Professor of Finance; Ph.D., Arkansas. Finance.

• Patrice Luoma, Associate Professor of Management; Ph.D., Washington State. Corporate governance, corporate social performance, institutional effects on organizations, legal environment influences on company structure and processes.

• Angela Mattie, Assistant Professor of Health Management; M.P.H., Yale; J.D., Connecticut. Health care, heart attack survival, medical and financial outcomes of motor vehicle crashes.

• Richard V. McCarthy, Associate Professor of Computer Information Systems; D.B.A., Nova Southeastern. Information systems management.

• Ronald S. McMullen, Professor of Management and Chair of Management; Ed.D., Massachusetts. Achievement motivation and entrepreneurship, African Americans in American business.

• Michael D. Musante, Assistant Professor of Marketing; Ph.D., Massachusetts Amherst. Marketing.

• Robert Nehmer, Professor of Accounting; Ph.D., Illinois. Transaction agents in e-commerce, financial reporting, accounting systems.

• Chadwick C. Nehrt, Professor of International Business; Ph.D., Michigan. International diversification, dual diversification, environmental strategies.

• Mario Norbis, Professor of Management; Ph.D., Massachusetts Amherst. Production scheduling, decision support systems, optimization methods.

• Matthew O’Connor, Assistant Professor of Finance; Ph.D., Syracuse. Mutual funds, options.

• Matthew C. Rafferty, Assistant Professor of Economics; Ph.D., California, Davis. Business cycles and long-run growth, monetary policy and financial markets, demand fluctuation.

• Anne J. Rich, William S. Perlroth Professor of Accounting; Ph.D., Massachusetts; CPA, CMA. Ethical issues, management accounting, financial statement analysis.

• Abhik Roy, Professor of Marketing and Chair of Marketing; Ph.D., UCLA. Competitive pricing strategy, bargaining, retailing.

• Ronald T. Rozett, Executive in Residence in Health Management; M.P.H., M.D., Harvard. Health services administration.

• Farid Sadrieh, Associate Professor in International Business; Ph.D., Temple. International marketing.

• Ramesh Subramanian, Professor of Computer Information Systems; Ph.D., Rutgers. Computers and information systems.

• Teresa Tai, Assistant Professor of Health Management; Ph.D., Texas A&M. Health-care organization, applied epidemiology, staff turnover in health-care facilities.

• Mark Thompson, Dean of School of Business; Ph.D., Georgia State. Impact of intellectual property protection on economic growth, economic consequences of discrimination, issues related to regional economic development.

• Michael J. Tucker, Professor of Accounting; Ph.D., Houston; LL.M., Georgetown; CPA. Taxes, entrepreneurship in the former Soviet Union.

• Bruce A. White, Professor of Computer Information Systems and Chair of Computer Information Systems; Ph.D., Nebraska-Lincoln. Electronic commerce undergraduate programs, industry/academic relations success factors.

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