Master of Business Administration PROGRAM AND COURSES

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Master of Business Administration


The Master of Business Administration (MBA) program at Wheeling Jesuit University (WJU) is the area’s most established

graduate business program. Founded in 1978, more people in the Wheeling area have received their MBA from WJU than

any other university. Our graduates include corporate executives, government leaders, and health care professionals. Our

program is applied and hands on. It is designed for professionals who want to excel in their current careers.

The Program

The MBA program is made up of three components: The Foundation Courses, The Core Courses, and Electives. Each course

is three (3) credit hours. All classes meet once a week in the evenings, Monday through Thursday (two times per week during

the shorter summer sessions). Courses are offered in the fall, spring, and summer semesters. We publish a schedule of

classes for each semester. If your schedule allows for a full-time course load, the program can be completed in one year.

Otherwise, take your time and complete the program at your own pace.

The Foundation Courses

The foundation courses provide the background necessary for the Core Courses. They are designed to prepare you for success

throughout the remainder of the program. Some or all of these courses may be waived in recognition of prior business

education or significant business experience. In addition, any of the foundation courses may be waived by examination.

MBA 496 Analytical Methods for Business Decision-Making

MBA 497 Accounting and Financial Concepts

MBA 498 Economics Concepts

MBA 499 Management and Marketing Concepts

The Core Courses

These are the backbone of the MBA program. Here, you experience the various aspects of business. Please note that the

course numbers listed below are for identification purposes only and are not the sequence in which they are taken.

MBA 500 Organizational Behavior MBA 508 Management of Financial Resources

MBA 502 Marketing Management MBA 510 Accounting for Managerial Control

MBA 503 The Ethical Environment of Business MBA 512 Operations Management

MBA 505 Quantitative Business Analysis MBA 520 Managerial Policy and Strategy

MBA 506 Managerial Economics MBA 525 Leadership Skills

The Electives

Each student also takes two (2) elective courses of their choice. We offer a variety of business electives on a rotating basis.


Email us at: or call us at 304.243.2359 or 800.873.7665.




MBA and MSA Programs


Applicants will be evaluated by the Graduate Admissions Committee according to the following criteria:

+ 2.80 cumulative undergraduate average

+ Credit for professional work experience

+ Students whose native language is not English are required to score at least 600 on the TOEFL exam.

+ Three (3) letters of recommendation from former professors, employers, etc.

Upon evaluation by the Graduate Admissions Committee, the applicant will be notified as to the status of the application and

whether or not a personal interview is needed. Students may be admitted in one of the following categories:

1. Full Admittance – Students who meet all the qualifications listed above.

2. Special Admittance – Students who are interested solely in specific courses for personal development. Normally,

no more than twelve (12) credit hours may be taken by a special admittance student.

Application Procedure

Complete applications consist of the following items which are to be sent directly to the Office for Professional and Graduate


1. Application form for graduate program

2. All official college transcripts

3. Score on the TOEFL exam from Educational Testing Service (if applicable)

4. Employer certification and recommendation (if applicable)

5. Three (3) letters of recommendation

7. Current resume




MBA Program


Policy for Tuition Assistance and Reimbursement Plans

Any student who has tuition assistance or reimbursement from their employer may qualify for deferred tuition payments.

Students must submit to the Center for Professional and Graduate Studies office a copy of their company’s tuition assistance

policy. This copy will be placed in the student’s file and a duplicate will be sent to the business office. If it is already on file,

you do not need to send it again.

If a student has 100% tuition assistance, then the student may wait to make payment until the semester is completed and

grades are submitted to the employer to release the tuition funding. Payment from the student to WJU is required in a timely

manner. If the account balance is not paid by the end of the next semester, the student will not be permitted to enroll until the

account is cleared.

If a student has less than 100% tuition assistance, the amount that is not funded by the employer is due from the student

to WJU by the first night of class. Outside payment plans from WJU and federal financial aid are available for the remaining

balance of the tuition charge.

For example: If a student has 75% tuition assistance, the 25% not covered by reimbursement is due by the first night of class.

If a student has 50% tuition assistance, the 50% not covered by reimbursement is due by the first night of class.

Each semester when you receive your first bill, write on the statement, “Company reimbursement through (company name)”

and send the statement back. The business office will check to see if your reimbursement policy is on file. If it is not, they will

request a new copy from you.

Remember, if you do not have 100% tuition assistance, you will need to make your payment of the difference by the first

night of class or make arrangements through the payment plans or federal financial aid. Payment plan brochures and federal

financial aid forms are available from the Financial Aid Office by calling 304.243.2304.

Adult New Student Fee $130 one time fee

Technology/Service Fee $130 / semester

Graduate Tuition Fee $625 / credit

ID Card $35 one time fee

Graduation Fee $265 one time fee

Parking Fee $80 / semester




MBA program


What do you need to do?

+ Complete an online application free of charge. Go to: then click APPLY ONLINE FREE. Or complete a

paper application and mail it to the address listed below. Early application is suggested.

+ Request official transcripts from any college you have attended and have them mailed directly to:

Wheeling Jesuit University

Attention: Melissa Rataiczak

Professional and Graduate Office

316 Washington Avenue

Wheeling, WV 26003

+ Submit three completed recommendation forms to the Graduate Office.

+ Submit a copy of your resume to the Graduate Office.

+ Apply for federal student loans and grants by completing the FAFSA online at

School Code is #003831

For more information, contact Professional & Graduate Admissions at 800.873.7665 or




MBA and MSA Programs


Date _________________________

Application is being made to the following program:

q MBA (Master of Business Administration) q MSA (Master of Science in Accountancy) q Mr. q Ms. q Mrs. q Miss q Dr. q Other


Last Name First Name Middle Name

Address ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

No. & Street City State Zip

Home Phone ( _______)____________________ Work Phone( _______)____________________ Cell Phone ( _______)___________________

Email Address ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Soc. Sec. Number _____ _____ _____- _____ _____-_____ _____ _____

Citizenship ________________________________________________________ Type of Visa if not a U.S. Citizen_________________________________

Semester Entering (check one and fill in year) q Fall 20 _______ q Spring 20 _______ q Summer 20 _______





Please attach a resume of your work history.

Optional Questions:

Date of Birth ____________________________________________________ Race/Ethnicity _________________________________________________

Religion ____________________________________________________ Marital Status __________________________________________________


Applicants Signature Date

Wheeling Jesuit University does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, handicap or sex in the consideration of eligible students for admission, scholarships, awards and financial aid.



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Graduate Programs


q MBA (Master of Business Administration) q MSA (Master of Science in Accountancy) q MSN (Master of Science in Nursing) Note to Applicant:

Enter your name and address below. Give or send a copy of this form to three (3) of your previous instructors or other parties who are able to comment on your qualifications for graduate study. If you graduated some time ago and find you cannot obtain references from instructors, you may send this form to other references. With your request, include a stamped envelope addressed to: Professional and Graduate Studies, Wheeling Jesuit University, 316 Washington Avenue, Wheeling, WV 26003.

Applicant’s Name ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Address ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

No. & Street City State Zip

If you become a graduate student at Wheeling Jesuit University, the Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 will apply to you. This Act will afford you the right of access to your educational records only after entering the program.

Please check the appropriate box below indicating whether you waive/do not waive your right to access to this recommendation evaluation.

q I hereby waive my right of access to this recommendation evaluation.

q I do not waive my right of access to this recommendation evaluation.

Applicant’s Signature _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________

You may send a letter of recommendation instead of, or in addition to, using this form. Please return the waiver above.

1. How long have you known the applicant? ___________________________________________________________________________________________

In what capacity? __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

2. What is your estimation of the applicant’s principal strengths as they bear on participation in a graduate program?




3. What are the applicant’s weaknesses in this respect? ________________________________________________________________________________






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4. Do you consider the applicant’s achievements thus far to be a true indication of his/her ability? _______________________________________

If “No,” why not? _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________


5. In your opinion, has this applicant given careful and realistic thought to his/her commitment to graduate study? _______________________


6. Please evaluate the applicant according to the following criteria by checking the appropriate boxes. Academic evaluators should compare the applicant to a representative group of students who have had approximately the same number of years of education and experience. Non-academic evaluators should use some other relevant group.

Superior Excellent Good Average Weak Inadequate

(Top 5%) (Top 15%) (Top 1/3) (Middle 1/3) (Low 1/3) Opportunity to Observe Intellectual Capacity

Problem Analysis Ability Breadth of Knowledge Communication Skills – Oral Communication Skills – Written Motivation and Initiative Maturity

Persistence and Drive Decisiveness Integrity Flexibility Interpersonal Skills Leadership Potential Quantitative Ability Health and Emotional Stability Overall Potential for Graduate Study

Please attach additional sheets for any additional comments you wish to make regarding this applicant.

7. Please indicate your overall evaluation of this applicant for graduate study by circling the appropriate scale value:

1 indicating a poor recommendation and 5 indicating a very strong recommendation.

Hesitantly Strongly

Recommend Recommend Recommend

1 2 3 4 5

NAME (Please print or type) ____________________________________________________________________ SIGNATURE _________________________________________________________

POSITION _______________________________________________________ ORGANIZATION _____________________________________________________________________________

ADDRESS ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________

DATE __________________




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