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MBA

The goal of the Master's of Business Administration program is to prepare students for high-level management careers in business and other organizations. Students acquire an understanding of management theory and application; the economic, political and social environment in which businesses function; and behavioral skills that are essential in the manager’s role in the implementation of business decisions. The Master's of Business Administration program provides an environment conducive to the development of each student’s ability to think in a creative and effective manner. The program makes extensive use of lectures, group projects, and case studies that are designed to demonstrate the integrative, interdisciplinary nature of business decisions.   

The Master's of Business Administration program is the program of choice for students in southern Colorado as well as for international students around the globe. Students choose our program for many reasons:

  • Reputation and quality of faculty
  • Small class size and access to faculty
  • Modern facilities and state-of-the-art technology
  • Expedited program catering to the working professional
  • Professional advising staff
  • Affordability

Graduate Assistantships

Graduate assistantships are provided as financial support for selected graduate students. They are intended to facilitate progress towards a graduate degree and assistantship regulations and procedures are designed to promote this academic objective. Such factors as satisfactory academic progress and time to degree are considerations for retaining assistantships. Likewise, work assignments should compliment or contribute to academic objectives and should not lead to unsatisfactory academic performance or interfere with completion of a degree in a timely fashion.
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    Criteria for Obtaining a GA Position

    Graduate Assistant applications must be received by August 1st for the fall semester and December 1st for the spring semester. Positions are committed by August 31st for the Fall semester and January 31st for the Spring semester.

    The following general eligibility requirements are applicable to the award of and continued holding of and Graduate Assistantship at HSB:

    • Student must be admitted into the MBA program with Regular Acceptance.

    • Student must maintain the credit load of a fulltime student. Fulltime students are defined as completing 9+ credit hours in both the Fall and Spring semesters and 6+ credit hours in the Summer session.

    • Student must be making constant and satisfactory progress toward a degree.

    • Student must maintain a 3.0 cumulative GPA to retain assistantship.

    • Students who withdraw from or are dismissed from the MBA program at HSB become immediately ineligible for and may not continue to hold an assistantship.

    ​​​​A student may be removed from an assistantship at any time due to unsatisfactory job performance. Applicants for Graduate Assistant positions must meet eligibility requirements of the specific appointment and will not be subjected to unlawful discriminatory treatments. University educational employment policy states that there shall be no discrimination against persons because of race, religion, age, creed, color, sex, disability, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, veterans’ status or political belief or affiliation.
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    Appointment of a Graduate Assistant

    All graduate assistantships specify a fixed term of appointment and stipend. The maximum period for a single contract is one semester. Each appointment will run from the first day of classes to the last day of classes. Reappointment is possible, but not guaranteed, and requires satisfactory job performance and a 3.00 cumulative grade point average. Student’s skills and talents will be matched with the faculty supervisor’s needs.
    The MBA Director is responsible for making formal offers of assistantships in an official letter. The letter of appointment should provide the following information:
    • Number of hours to work per week
    • Stipend amount
    • Name of faculty supervisor
    • Explanation of how to accept the offer
    A formal appointment of all Graduate Assistants is by virtue of a university contract issued by the Dean of the Hasan School of Business. The student must sign to accept the contract, and students must have accepted the appointment to receive the stipend.
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    Responsibilities of a Graduate Assistant

    A fundamental responsibility of the graduate assistant is to work closely with the faculty supervisor in completing assigned duties while simultaneously making satisfactory progress towards the completion of the MBA program. Whether working in a computer lab, classroom, office, or other setting, the graduate assistant is obligated to maintain standards of academic honesty and integrity and to report violations of these to the faculty supervisor. The graduate assistant should keep well informed of departmental, college, and institutional regulations, and follow them consistently.

    The graduate assistant should keep careful written records of work assignments so that progress and problems can be fully documented. Recognizing that the assistantship is a temporary position, the graduate assistant should leave records such that decisions can be traced, results verified, and incomplete work finished after the assistant has left the position. These records should be given to Lindsay Pechek at the end of the assistantship.

    The graduate assistant, in consultations with the faculty supervisor, should assess the work experience on a continuing basis for improvement. The assistant should articulate his or her goals early in the term of appointment and work with the supervisor to achieve them.

    Taken from C.W. Minkel and Mary P. Richards, “A Model Policy for Graduate Assistantship Administration” (Knoxville: Tennessee Conference of Graduate Schools, 1983 edition).

    HSB may terminate the assistantship at any time if criteria for satisfactory performance as a graduate assistant or as a graduate student are not met. Not meeting the criteria below will result in termination of the assistantship:

    • Student must attend the Graduate Assistant Workshop scheduled at the beginning of each term
    • Student must maintain the credit load of a fulltime student. Fulltime students are defined as completing 9+ credit hours in both the Fall and Spring semesters and 6+ credit hours in the Summer session.
    • Student must be making constant and satisfactory progress toward a degree.
    • Student must maintain a 3.0 cumulative GPA to retain assistantship.
    • Students who withdraw from or are dismissed from the MBA program at HSB become immediately ineligible for and may not continue to hold an assistantship.
    • A student may be removed from an assistantship at any time due to unsatisfactory job performance.
    • Not meeting the performance criteria expected by the Hasan School of Business and the faculty supervisor.
    • Failure to adhere to the Hasan School of Business’Academic Honesty Policy.

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