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ARCHIVED 2021-22 Graduate Catalog 
ARCHIVED 2021-22 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

College of Business

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Mission of the College of Business

Achieving excellence through knowledge, experience, and the liberal arts.

Values of the College of Business

  • Community: We consider those around us and include key stakeholders when making decisions.
  • Integrity: We make decisions grounded in ethics and principles.
  • Stewardship: We use resources to optimize effectiveness.
  • Impact: We affect positive change through leadership and followership.
  • Growth: We continue to learn and expand.
  • Agility: We adapt quickly to meet needs.

Application Procedure

Doane University welcomes applications from all qualified individuals who wish to pursue graduate study in the College of Business program. Such students must complete an application and will be charged a $50.00 enrollment fee. This fee is not refundable and does not apply toward tuition. Submitting incomplete or false information is grounds for denial or subsequent dismissal.

Admission Requirements

A basic requirement for admission into the College of Business is a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution. When questionable evidence regarding character or personality appears in an applicant’s materials, Doane University reserves the right to evaluate such factors as criteria of admission.

Admission decisions are communicated in writing to all applicants as soon as practical after all criteria have been met. Admission decisions cannot be given by telephone, nor can they be given to any person other than the applicant without a written release from the applicant.

Every applicant is considered equally without reference to race, color, religion, sex, nationality, disability, age, marital status, or sexual orientation.

Admission to the program requires

  1. a completed application,
  2. a payment of a $50 non-refundable enrollment fee, and
  3. an official transcript from the institution that awarded the bachelor’s degree, plus any graduate courses taken.

All materials should be submitted to the Doane University Enrollment Center. The application must be received before registering for the first class. All other materials are required by the end of the first term of enrollment.

Non-Degree-Seeking Students

The non-degree-seeking option exists to serve those students not wanting to pursue a graduate degree at Doane University or those students who want to begin graduate study before seeking formal admittance to the degree program. In order to be admitted to the program as non-degree-seeking, a student must complete the application and pay the non-refundable $50.00 enrollment fee.


Admission materials are destroyed after one year for applicants who have been admitted to the program but have not registered for any coursework at Doane University within that year. In order to re-enter the graduate program after that period, a student must submit a new application (including the $50.00 non-refundable enrollment fee).

Students must contact the College of Business Academic Advisor to reactivate their files before registering. Readmitted students who are seeking a degree must meet the degree requirements operative at the time of readmission.

If a student has been suspended from the program, admission will not be considered until two regular terms have passed, and the student must undertake an activity that illustrates a renewed commitment to learning before applying.

If a student has been dismissed from the program, no new application for admission (either as a degree-seeking student or a non-degree-seeking student) will be considered until at least two calendar years have passed.

Summary of Costs for the 2021-22 Academic Year

Tuition for graduate courses is due in full on or before the first day of class. Most courses have a textbook or a required set of materials. When textbooks or materials are required for the course, a fee is automatically billed to the student and must be paid at the first class session.

Tuition charges are reviewed at the conclusion of each academic year and are subject to change without notice.

Enrollment Fee (non-refundable one-time fee)  $50.00
Tuition - Ground MAM (per credit hour)  $442.00
Tuition - Ground MBA (per credit hour)  $521.00
Tuition - Online MAM, MBA, MIL (per credit hour)  $521.00
Technology Fee - Online and Hybrid Courses* (per credit hour)  $30.00
  * Course designated Distance Learning are not charged the Techology fee.

Enrollment Procedures

The schedule of classes is released at least five weeks prior to the beginning of the next term. Registration will begin at least three weeks before the term starts. Students are encouraged to meet with their academic adviser once the schedule is released in order to know what classes they need before registration begins.

Registration is done by the student online through WebAdvisor where they can register for classes, view their course schedule, and agree to pay their tuition and fees.

Students receiving financial aid must meet specified registration dates as determined by the Financial Aid Office.

Academic Policies and Procedures

Transfer Credit

A student may transfer up to nine credit hours into the graduate College of Business. This credit must have been earned from a regionally accredited institution of higher learning and be no older than seven years at the time of graduation from Doane. Only courses in which a student earned a letter grade of “B-” or above will be considered for transfer. If the grade earned in a graduate level course was a “pass,” the student must submit documentation to the Program Director that the “pass” is equivalent to at least a “B-“. Each course is reviewed individually and final determination of credit is made by the Program Director and the Registrar.

*Students who have completed at least six undergraduate credits in human resource management coursework with a B or better will not complete BUS 602 - Human Resource Management (3) . Instead those students will choose another approved 3-credit graduate course not required for the CORE.

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