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SUU MBA Enrollment Skyrocks at Dixie

Published: April 29, 2004 | Author: Renee Ballenger | Category: Academics

In less than one year, the enrollment in Southern Utah University’s MBA program, in the St. George location, has more than doubled, according to Dr. Alan Hamlin, Department Chair of Management and Marketing at SUU.

When the program started in Dixie, last Fall, 12 students were enrolled. Today, there are 18 students taking MBA courses at Dixie, and seven more have been admitted to begin classes this summer. Total enrollment in the SUU MBA program is now 47, with students continuing to apply for admission for Fall ‘04 semester.

In the third year of the program, Hamlin states, “The popular program is growing for two reasons--qualified faculty, and small classes.” Each faculty member is an accomplished scholar, and has practical experience in the field. But what’s best is, that each has a Ph.D. degree in his or her area, and is the one teaching the classes!

Dr. Gerry Calvasina, who just returned from sitting at the Oxford Round Table as an invited expert in Human Resource Management, has his degree from the University of Mississippi. Dr. Phillip O’Connor, from New Zealand, has his degree from the University of Maryland and just completed a textbook in Managerial Finance. Dr. David Tufte, from State University of New York, is a recognized expert in economic forecasting.

Another advantage to the Master’s programs at SUU (MBA, the Master of Accountancy, Master of Education) is the Sherratt Library. This facility houses more than 231,000 individual books, and 11,495 different full-text periodicals (magazines, journals and other serial issues) for students and faculty to utilize in their research projects. And, what isn’t at the Library can be accessed electronically or in hardcopy through the interlibrary loan program.

The SUU MBA program is delivered on the Cedar City and St. George campuses in the form of evening classes, so that individuals who work can attend. To apply, an applicant must complete an admission form, supply transcripts of previous courses taken at the undergraduate level, and successfully complete the GMAT exam.

If your future is calling, and you want to get your MBA, call Paula Alger, the School of Business Academic Advisor, at 435-865-8157, or email her at

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