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    Oakland University
   
 
  Nov 24, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2019 Graduate Catalog

School of Business Administration


 

238 Elliott Hall • (248) 370-3287 • Fax (248) 370-4964  (map)
http://www.oakland.edu/business

 

Dean:
Michael A. Mazzeo

Associate Dean:
Nivedita Mukherji

Coordinator, Graduate Business Programs:
Paul Trumbull

MAcc Faculty Coordinator / Interim Faculty Director EMBA:
Donna K. Free
 

MSITM Faculty Director:
Xiaodong Deng

EMBA Program Coordinator:
Holly Toggweiler


Department chairpersons:
Mohinder Parkash, Accounting and Finance
Vijayan Sugumaran, Decision and Information Sciences
Anandi P. Sahu, Economics 
Karen Markel, Management and Marketing

Distinguished professor emeritus:
Karl D. Gregory, Ph.D., University of Michigan

Professors emeriti:
Eleftherios N. Botsas, Ph.D., Wayne State University
Daniel N. Braunstein, Ph.D., Purdue University
Sherman T. Folland, Ph.D., University of Iowa
Ronald M. Horwitz, Ph.D., Michigan State University, CPA
Oded Izraeli, Ph.D., University of Chicago
Sid Mittra, Ph.D., University of Florida
John Tower, Ph.D., University of Michigan

Professors:
Lizabeth A. Barclay, Ph.D., Wayne State University, SPHR
Joseph H. Callaghan, Ph.D., University of Illinois,
    Urbana-Champaign
Addington M. Coppin, Ph.D., University of Illinois,
    Urbana-Champaign
Mohammad Dadashzadeh, Ph.D., University of
    Massachusetts, Amherst
Xiadong Deng, Ph.D., University of Toledo
John D. Kim, Ph.D., University of Cincinnati
Thomas W. Lauer, Ph.D., Indiana University
Paul S. Licker, Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania
Karen S. Markel, Ph.D., Michigan State University
Michael Mazzeo, Ph.D., State University College of New York
J. Austin Murphy, Ph.D., University of Georgia
Kevin J. Murphy, Ph.D., Michigan State University
Ravi Parameswaran, Ph.D., Georgia State University
Mohinder Parkash, Ph.D., University of Arizona
Anandi P. Sahu, Ph.D., Washington University
Jonathan Silberman, Ph.D., Florida State University
Miron Stano, Ph.D., Cornell University
Vijayan Sugumaran, Ph.D., George Mason University
Mohan Tanniru, Ph.D., Northwestern University
Janell Townsend, Ph.D., Michigan State University
Kenneth M. York, Ph.D., Bowling Green State University


Associate professors:
Henry Aigbedo, Ph.D., University of Tsukuba (Japan)
Venugopal Balijepally, Ph.D., University of Texas-Arlington
Ranadeb Chaudhuri, Ph.D., Michigan State University
Seong-Yeon Cho, Ph.D., University of Buffalo
Eugene B. Fliedner, D.B.A., Indiana University
Liang Fu, Ph.D., University of Florida
Mark W. Isken, Ph.D., University of Michigan
Joy Jiang, Ph.D., University of Western Ontario (Canada)
Karl Majeske, Ph.D., University of Michigan
Kieran D. Mathieson, Ph.D., Indiana University
Cynthia E. Miree-Coppin, Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh
Nivedita Mukherji, Ph.D., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Robert A. Nehmer, Ph.D., University of Illinois,
    Urbana-Champaign
Ram Orzach, Ph.D., Tel Aviv University
Sandra H. Pelfrey, M.B.A., Wright State University, CPA
R. Mohan Pisharodi, Ph.D., University of Tennessee
Hong Qian, Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University
James S. Serocki, L.L.M., Wayne State University
Rajeev Singhal, Ph.D., University of Utah
Steven Stanton, Ph.D., University of Michigan
Kasaundra M. Tomlin, Ph.D., University of Oregon
Jennifer Thor, J.D., University of Detroit-Mercy - School of Law
Ronald L. Tracy, Ph.D., Michigan State University
T. J. Wharton, Ph.D., University of Minnesota
Yin Yu-Thompson, Ph.D., University of Cincinnatti
Ronald L. Tracy, Michigan State University
Ellen Yun Zhu, Ph.D., Michigan State University 
Xie Zhu, Ph.D., Tulane University

 

Assistant professors:
Osman Aydas, Ph.D., University of Wisconsin
Caitlin Demsky, Ph.D., Portland State University
Brandon Gustafson, Ph.D. Washington State University
Michelle Hammond, Ph.D., The Pennsykvania State University
Timothy Hodge, Ph.D., Michigan State University
Qunfang Liao, Ph.D., University of Texas
Man Jin, Ph.D., State University of New York-Binghamton
Jae Hyeung Kang, Ph.D., George Washington University
Yazan Roumani, Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh
Ahmad Sobhani, Ph.D., Ryerson University
Gregory Thrasher, Ph.D., Wayne State University
Wonjoo Yun, Ph.D., Texas A&M University
Sha Zhao, Ph.D., The City University of New York

Special instructors:
Lori Dorko, CPA, MAcc, Oakland University
Donna K. Free, CPA, MAcc., University of Missouri
Frederick G. Hoffman, J.D., Marshall Law School
Roz Nowosielsk, M.B.A. Wyane State University
Amy Rutledge, M.B.A., Oakland University 
Kim Serota, Ph.D., Michigan State University
Robert Uptegraff, Ph.D., University of New Orleans














 



 

Board of Visitors

The Board of Visitors of the School of Business Administration provides a direct link between the industrial community and the school. The board is composed of outstanding corporate and professional leaders from the Detroit metropolitan area. Board members assist the faculty on several projects and provide consultation on goals and objectives, curricula designs and research programs. 

  

Advisory Boards

Additional advisory boards are also in place at departmental levels to complement the Board of Visitors.
 

Programs:


Master’s:

  • Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA)  with optional concentrations in:
    • Health Care Management
    • Information Systems Leadership      
  • Master of Business Administration (MBA)  with optional concentrations in:
    • Accounting
    • Business Analytics
    • Business Economics
    • Entrepreneurship
    • Finance
    • Human Resources Management
    • International Business
    • Management Information Systems
    • Marketing
    • Production/Operations Management
    • Supply Chain Management
  • Master of Accounting (MAcc)  with optional concentrations in:
    • Assurance
    • Taxation
  • Master of Science in Information Technology Management (MSITM)  
    • Business Analytics
    • Information Security Management  
  • The School of Business Administration also participates in the Master of Science in Engineering Management degree program offered by the School of Engineering and Computer Science and the Master of Science in Safety Management degree program offered by the School of Health Sciences.
     
    • The  Master of Science in Engineering Management  degree program is offered by the School of Engineering and Computer Science in cooperation with the School of Business Administration. Intended for students with a bachelor’s degree in engineering or computer science, the program has as its goal the provision of the tools and skills necessary for making sound management decisions in industry and business while retaining a commitment to a specialized field of endeavor.
       
    • The Master of Science in Safety Management  (MSSM) degree program is offered by the School of Health Sciences and was developed through a cooperative effort between the School of Health Sciences and the School of Business Administration. This master’s degree program focuses on the business aspects of safety management in the workplace. It combines an effective balance of core MBA coursework and application of these business skills to safety-related case studies in risk assessment, loss control, risk management, and safety program planning, administration, and management. The goal of the MSSM degree program is to provide the business analytical tools and skills necessary for making sound management decisions in business and industry as they relate to occupational safety, health, and environmental issues in the workplace. 

Post-Master’s Graduate Certificates:

            For students with a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree, the School of Business Administration offers:

            For students with a master’s degree in a non-business field, the School of Business Administration offers:


Graduate Certificate:

Number of graduate certificates

A student may earn more than one post-master’s graduate certificate, but may not apply any specific course toward the requirement of more than one program. Each post-master’s graduate certificate requires a minimum of 15 credits.
 

General Information

Accreditation

Oakland University’s School of Business Administration (SBA) programs are accredited by AACSB International-the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. AACSB International is the premier accreditation organization for business schools. In addition, the accounting program, including the MAcc, has achieved separate AACSB accounting accreditation.

Assessment

To assist in the continuous improvement of its programs, the SBA engages in a range of assessment efforts. Students are expected to actively participate in these assessment and improvement efforts.

Graduate assistantships

A limited number of graduate assistantships are awarded each academic semester, on a competitive basis, to full-time students in the MBA, MSITM and MAcc programs. Assistantships include a stipend and an award of 9 credits of tuition per fall and winter semesters. In return, graduate assistants work up to 20 hours per week assisting one or more faculty members in their research efforts. Additional information and applications may be obtained from the Office of Graduate Business Programs.

Transfer credit

In accordance with the regulations of the Graduate Council, up to 9 credits of relevant, equivalent graduate coursework may be transferred from an MBA, MSITM or MAcc program at a regionally accredited institution. Up to 3 credits of equivalent graduate coursework may be transferred for the post-master’s graduate certificate programs. Course equivalencies are determined by the SBA department, and accreditation of the transferring institution is considered. The business programs of the SBA are accredited by AACSB-International. For credits of equivalent courses to transfer, the student must have earned a grade of 3.0 (B) or above in the course. The transfer credit will reduce the number of credits required in the graduate business program. The acceptance of transfer credits and the related course exemptions are determined after an evaluation of a student’s transcript. The transfer credits must be approved by the SBA department, the Office of Graduate Business Programs, and Graduate Study and Lifelong Learning. The transfer credits cannot have been used to satisfy requirements for another degree and must meet all regulations set forth by Oakland University.

Student evaluation and grading

In accordance with the university requirements for graduate students, a grade-point average of 3.0 is required for graduation. Students, therefore, should maintain at least a 3.0 GPA. Students may be dismissed if they do not maintain a GPA of 3.0 or appropriate progress toward the degree as determined by the Office of Graduate Business Programs. Any course resulting in a grade below 2.0 must be repeated. Students who do not complete a graduate course for two years must formally apply for readmission to the MBA, MAcc, MSITM or post-master’s graduate certificate program.

Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) and Graduate Record Examinations (GRE)

Admission to the MBA, MSITM and MAcc programs requires submission of official scores for the GMAT or GRE. The GMAT is administered through Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC), and the GRE is administered through Education Testing Service (ETS). Both tests can be taken throughout the world. For additional information about the GMAT, please visit their Web site at www.mba.com or call (800) 717-4628. For additional information about the GRE, please visit their Web site at www.ets.org/gre or call (866) 473-4373. Both of these tests are important parts of the admission process. Careful study of a review manual or the completion of a review class is strongly recommended.

Applicants applying to one of the graduate programs may request a waiver of the GMAT or GRE requirement if they meet one of the following criteria.

  • Applicant has earned a master’s degree (or higher) from a U.S. institution.
  • Applicant has earned a bachelor’s degree within the last five (5) years of the expected date of enrollment with an overall GPA of a least 3.5 from an AACSB accredited business school.
  • Applicant has earned a bachelor’s degree from the Oakland University School of Engineering and Computer Science within the last five (5) years of the expected date of enrollment with an overall GPA of at least 3.5.

To request a waiver, applicants must submit a Request to Waive GMAT form to Graduate Admissions as part of the application packet. The request for waiver is subject to the approval of the Graduate Admissions Committee.

For more information on Graduate Business Programs

To obtain further information on Oakland University’s graduate business programs, please do one of the following:

  • Write to Office of Graduate Business Programs, School of Business Administration, 275 Varner Drive, Elliott Hall, Room 238, Oakland University,
    Rochester, MI 48309-4485

  • Fax a request to Graduate Business Programs at (248) 370-4964

  • E-mail a request to ougradbusiness@oakland.edu

  • Call the staff of the Office of Graduate Business Programs at (248) 370-3287 or

  • Visit our Web site at  www.oakland.edu/business/grad.