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Weber State University, Goddard School of Business & Economics Part Time MBA

The John B. Goddard School of Business & Economics offers students a small-college experience with all of the amenities of a large university environment. Our faculty includes an ideal blend of academics and business practitioners, who engage the business community both as consultants and as researchers who bring that cutting-edge knowledge back into the classroom. They ensure that graduates have both the theoretical basis and practical know-how to succeed in the business world. Students enjoy the extraordinary interactions they have with faculty—the student/faculty ratio in the Goddard School is 29:1.

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Program at a Glance

Program Type Part Time

Rankings

Rankings

School Rankings

The Princeton Review

N/A Best Business Schools (West)

Admissions

Admissions

Application Information

  • Acceptance Rate: 74% accepted out of 118 applicants
  • Average Age Admitted: 31
  • Average Incoming GPA: 3.29
  • Average Incoming GMAT: 571
  • Average Years Work Experience: 4
  • Out of State Application Fee: $60
  • In State Application Fee: $60

Admission Considerations

Very Important: Undergraduate GPA, Standardized Test Scores

Important: Recommendations, Personal Essay

Admission Requirements

Required: Undergraduate GPA, Personal Essay, Standardized Test Scores, Recommendations, Extracurricular Activities

Optional: Work Experience

Admission Information

To apply to the John B. Goddard MBA Program, students must possess a bachelor's degree from an accredited university. The primary criteria for selection are the student's undergraduate record and GMAT performance. Current students have a median GMAT score of 570 and an average GPA of 3.45 on a 4.0 scale. Other factors, such as work experience and p...To apply to the John B. Goddard MBA Program, students must possess a bachelor's degree from an accredited university. The primary criteria for selection are the student's undergraduate record and GMAT performance. Current students have a median GMAT score of 570 and an average GPA of 3.45 on a 4.0 scale. Other factors, such as work experience and professional progression, are also considered by the admissions committee. Each application is evaluated individually for the applicant's ability to succeed, potential for success, and possible strengths to contribute to the program. International applicants whose first language is not English must demonstrate English proficiency through testing; they must also have their undergraduate transcripts translated by a recognized service. Applications should be submitted online.

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School Information

School Information

The following section features data representative of the entire business school, and numbers here are not necessarily reflective of the specific program.

Students and Faculty

Total Graduate Students 212
Total Full-Time Faculty 25
Full-Time Faculty 68%

Student Life

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, which is populated by mainly men. “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.”

Career

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 looking 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 connect­ed 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.

The Princeton Review

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 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 want 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.”

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Degrees Awarded

MBA (24 months); The Goddard School MBA Program offers two different tracks: The Fast-Track MBA - business undergraduates (36 credit hours). The Fast-Track MBA program is open only to students who have completed an undergraduate business degree from an AACSB-accredited school within the past 10 years. Students eligible for this option complete 36 credit hours of MBA coursework. Full-time students who pursue this option can complete the Fast-Track program in as little as 56 weeks. The Non-Business Major Track - non-business undergraduates (54 credit hours). We welcome applications from those who have undergraduate degrees in fields other than business. Half of our current students fall into this category. Our 54 credit-hour MBA Program can be completed in two years of full-time study. We have designed a set of foundations courses to prepare these students to move into the advanced MBA curriculum.

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