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Baker University

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Transcript of Baker University

Master of Business Administration
MBA
Orientation Goals:
Become familiar with Baker University, policies, and procedures, and the MBA program requirements
Establish peer relationships and effective communication patterns
Become familiar with Baker web resources
Maximize your success professionally, academically, and personally Baker was the first institution of higher learning founded in Kansas.

Do you know where and when the University was founded? Named after scholar and bishop, Osmon Cleander Baker, the University was chartered as a private Methodist institution of higher learning on February 12, 1858 in Baldwin City, Kansas.

The College of Arts and Sciences resides here with an average of 900 traditional undergraduate students.

Commencement activities are held on this campus twice a year for all Baker students. The following images are a few of the building you will see on your walk through campus if you participate in the ceremony. Constructed in 1863, Parmenter Hall is the oldest building on campus still used for classrooms.

It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, among three other Baker buildings.

Parmenter Hall houses the art department, Darby-Hope Theatre, Admission and Alumni offices. From Sproxton, England Robert Osborne, Olathe Philanthropist, donated $1 million dollars to have the
chapel relocated to the Baldwin City campus & named after his wife.

The Chapel is used as a place of worship,student gatherings, and weddings. Dr. Patricia Long
President

First female president in the 150 year-history of Kansas’ first university
Fun Facts!
School Color: Orange
Prestigious Alums Include:
o Four Rhodes Scholars
o Two Pulitzer Prize Winners
o Jazz Vocalist…Kevin Mahogany
o Head Coach of the Green Bay Packers, Mike McCarthy! School of Professional & Graduate Studies (SPGS) A. Working Professionals
B. Accelerated Study
C. Associate, Undergraduate, and Graduate programs
D. 2500 students
E. Several locations School of Professional and Graduate Studies (SPGS)
Administrative Offices and Classrooms The administrative offices are located at 8001 College Blvd, Suite 100 and the classrooms are located at 7301 College Blvd. This campus offers courses in the Business, Liberal Arts,
and School of Education (SOE) programs Overland Park, KS Lee's Summit Located at 1278 Windsor Drive
Added to the University in 1999
Houses cohorts for Business programs and the SOE program. Topeka Campus Located at 6241 S.W. Wanamaker
Holds classes for both the Business and Education Programs
Also in Topeks is the School Nursing at Stormont-Vail Regional Health Cente
Located at 1500 SW 10th Street
Wichita Located at 3450 North Rock Road

The Wichita Campus offers courses in the Business, Liberal Arts, and Education programs. Contacts for MBA Students in the MBA Program Academic Advising
Advisers:
o Lindsey Ayers-Assistant Director
o Traci Collins-Academic Advising Counselor

The counselors maintain regular business hours and look forward to working with you. To contact them, call 913.491.4432. Academic Records Common questions include:
A. Assistance with online grades
B. Transcript Requests
C. Graduation and Commencement Financial Aid Staff in this department are able to answer specific questions pertaining to student loans and scholarship opportunities. Accounting Common questions include:
o Payment of tuition
o Using financial aid for payments
o Billing questions The Collins Library Baker has an extensive online library with dedicated staff available to assist you with your research.
o Ask A Librarian & Research Tool Bar
Through chat sessions or email you can find answers to your questions about the library
The Research Tool Bar can be download and integrates into your internet browser to assist you with research on the web
o Baker Resources
Subject Guides
Citation Assistance
Databases and Electronic Academic Journals The BU Bookstore There are a couple of options for purchasing textbooks. You can visit the store in person at the Overland Park campus or go online.

Want to know what textbooks to purchase?
1. Check your student portal
2. Call the bookstore or look on the store's website
3. Look on your syllabus for your class

The bookstore's location is:
Overland Park
Administration Building
8001 College Blvd., Suite 125
Overland Park, KS 66210
913.344.1234
Fax | 913.906.9052
Web site
jay.clasen@bakerU.eduThis e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Hours

Monday - Thursday | 8:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Friday | 8:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Saturday | to be determined Master of Business Administration (MBA)
Program Information Statement of Purpose

The program develops leaders who employ technical, analytic, and decision-making skills to solve complex organizational challenges.

Coursework supports development of knowledge and skills in identifying, analyzing, and solving today’s business opportunities. Educational Philosophy & Practice SPGS focus is based on 2 critical learning objectives:
1. Shared participant responsibility for self-directed learning.
Students are expected to seek answers to their questions, identify & develop resources to address their concerns, and take charge of own learning.
2. Develop interpersonal skills necessary for effective participation in groups MBA Graduation Requirements Successful completion of the specified 43 credit hours of the MBA curriculum.

A 3.0 overall grade point average with no more than one course completed with a “C” grade.

Completion of all course work within six years of the date of initial enrollment.

Payment of all tuition and fees.

Approval by the faculty. MBA Concentrations Students can choose to earn a concentration designation on their diplomas in one of the following areas:
o Marketing
o Human Resources
o International Business
o Finance
o Information Systems
o Accounting

Concentration courses are offered online and are six weeks in length. They are scheduled on a term basis with six terms per calendar year and do not conflict with class meeting times.

To earn a concentration designation, students must complete 12 credit hours’ worth of work in the area, including 3 credit hours already in the degree sequence. Second Course Information Course:
MBA 524 Principles of Organizational Management

Instructor:
Please check with your MBA 511 instructor on who your next instructor will be. Baker University
School of Professional and Graduate Studies
8001 College Blvd., Suite 100
Overland Park, Kansas 66210
Telephone: (913) 491–4432
Facsimile: (913) 491–0470
www.bakerU.edu
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