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ARCHIVED 2014-15 SG&PS Graduate & Advanced Degrees Catalog 
ARCHIVED 2014-15 SG&PS Graduate & Advanced Degrees Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Master of Arts in Management

Summary of Costs for the 2014-15 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.

Application Fee (non-refundable one-time fee) $ 30.00  
Tuition (per credit hour) $ 350.00  

Application Procedure

Doane College welcomes applications from all qualified individuals who wish to pursue graduate study in the Master of Arts in Management program. Such students must complete an application form and pay a $30.00 application fee before beginning the first graduate course. This application processing 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 Master of Arts in Management program is a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution. When questionable evidence regarding character or personality appears in an applicant’s materials, Doane College 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.

Degree-Seeking Students

Level I - Program Admission

Admission to the program at this level requires:

  1. A completed application form
  2. Payment of a $30 non-refundable processing fee
  3. Official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended
  4. Three recommendations from current or former instructors, employers, and/or supervisors (a form is provided by Doane College)
  5. Essay detailing the applicant’s career goals, and how graduate school will help reach those goals
  6. Signed Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) statement (a form is provided by Doane College)

All materials should be submitted to: Office of Graduate Studies in Management, Doane College, 303 North 52nd Street, Lincoln, NE 68504. 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.

Level II - Full Graduate Standing

Full Graduate Standing requires:

  1. Completion of Level I Admission, plus,
  2. A minimum 3.0 cumulative grade point average at the conclusion of the first 12 credits of graduate work in the program (with a minimum grade of B- on each course). These 12 credits must include BUS 680 - Foundations of Research (3) .
  3. Positive evaluation by the Dean and faculty.
International Students

In addition to the general requirements for admission to graduate study, international students must present the following:

  1. A minimum score of 600 on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). (The Dean may waive this requirement for students from English-speaking countries.)
  2. A writing sample, such as an essay or term paper.
  3. A personal interview with a designated representative of Doane College.
Non-Degree-Seeking Students

The non-degree-seeking option exists to serve those students not wanting to pursue a graduate degree at Doane College 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 form and pay the non-refundable $30.00 application 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 College within that year. In order to re-enter the graduate program after that period, a student must submit a new application (including the $30.00 non-refundable application fee).

The records of former students who have not registered for courses in a graduate program for more than two years will be moved to inactive files. Such students must contact the office of the Dean 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 as student has been suspended from the program, admission will not be considered until two regular terms have passed and the students 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.

Enrollment Procedures

Enrollment in courses is conducted in two stages. The first stage is preregistration, which is completed four weeks prior to the beginning of the class. This process reserves a seat in the desired class for the student. The second stage is formal registration, which is completed the week prior to the beginning of the class. The student completes the formal registration process by confirming his/her classes and paying tuition and fees associated with the class(es). Students who do not complete the formal registration process are administratively removed from the roster. Students receiving financial aid must meet specified registration dates as determined by the Financial Aid Office.

Academic Policies and Procedures

Graduate Credit

The academic level of Doane College graduate courses is indicated by the level number. Courses numbered 600-799 are intended exclusively for graduate students working at the master’s level. Students may not earn credit by examination at the graduate level.

Transfer Credit

A student may transfer up to nine credit hours into the Master of Arts in Management program. 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 Dean that the “pass” is equivalent to at least a “B-.” Each course is reviewed individually and final determination of credit is made by the Dean and the Registrar. Each student is responsible for requesting official transcripts to be sent to the Office of Graduate Studies at Doane.