2009-2010 UMass Dartmouth Graduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]
Charlton College of Business
Faculty and Fields of Interest
Akindayomi, Akinloye Assistant Professor Accounting and Finance
Anderson, Michael H Associate Professor of Finance (1998), BA 1981 Michigan State University, MBA 1985 Michigan State University, PhD 1990 Indiana University. Specialization: Corporate finance, financial institutions.
Ariguzo, Godwin C Lecturer in Marketing (2002), BBA 1982, MBA 1984 Marshall University, EdD 2000 University of Massachusetts Boston. Specialization: Marketing.
Bacdayan, Paul Associate Professor of Management (1997), BA 1982 Yale University, MBA 1989 Dartmouth College, PhD 1997 University of Michigan. Specialization: Management and human resources.
Barnes, Nora Ganim Chancellor Professor of Marketing (1984), BA 1972 Rhode Island College, MA 1973 University of Rhode Island, PhD 1979 University of Connecticut. Specializations: Marketing research, consumer behavior.
Braha, Daniel Associate Professor of Management (2004), BS 1988, MS 1992, PhD 1996 Tel-Aviv University. Specialization: Operations research.
Brothers, Linda Smith Assistant Professor of Management
Curran, Catherine Assistant Professor of Marketing (2004), BA 1982 Pennsylvania State University, MBA 1996, PhD 2000 New Mexico State University.Specializations:Promotional strategy, advertising.
Du, Chen Assistant Professor of Accounting
Engelkemeyer, Susan W (Dean) Associate Professor of Production and Operations Management
Forker, Laura Professor of Management (1997), AB 1981 Cornell University, MA 1987 Indiana University, PhD 1993 Arizona State University. Specialization: Management and human resources.
Ge, Ling Assistant Professor of Management Information Systems
Golen, Richard F Professor of Management (1984), BS 1974 Southeastern Massachusetts University (UMass Dartmouth), MBA 1976 Suffolk University, JD 1983 Suffolk Law School. Specializations: Business law, computer law, human resources law.
Griffin, Michael Lecturer in Accounting (1987), BS 1980 Providence College, MBA 1982 Bryant College. Specializations: Finance, investments.
Gunasekaran, Angappa A Professor of Management (1998), BE 1980, ME 1982 University of Madras, PhD Indian Institute of Technology. Specialization: Management.
Hostak, Peter Assistant Professor of Accounting (2005), BsBA 1995, MBA 2001 City University, Slovakia, PhD 2005 Northwestern University. Specialization: Accounting.
Hughes, Peter Full-time Lecturer of Statistics
Jackson, Raymond Professor of Finance (1973), SB 1958 Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MBA 1960 University of Chicago, PhD 1967 Boston University. Specializations: Finance, financial planning.
Jones, Frederick L Professor of Accounting (1982), BS 1968, MBA 1978 University of Maryland, DBA 1991 Boston University, CPA State of Maryland. Specializations: Accounting, information systems.
Karakaya, Fahri Professor of Marketing (1987), BS 1976 North Adams State College, MBA 1979 University of Massachusetts Amherst, PhD 1987 Clemson University. Specializations: Consumer behavior, marketing research, marketing management.
Kobu, Bulent Professor of Management (1987), MSME 1961 Technical University of Istanbul, MSIE 1964 Purdue University, PhD 1971 Istanbul University. Specializations: Operations management, quantitative analysis, quality and productivity management.
Kowalski, Kellyann B Associate Professor of Management (1998), BS 1987 Southeastern Massachusetts University (UMass Dartmouth), MBA 1990 Northeastern University, PhD 1997 University of Rhode Island. Specialization: Management.
Li, (Yuzhu) Julia Assistant Professor of Management Information Systems
Lin, Ling Assistant Professor of Accounting
Mallach, Efrem Associate Professor of Management Information Systems (2003), MBA Boston University, PhD 1969 Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Specializations: Expert systems, decision support systems, data warehousing.
Nguyen, Duong Assistant Professor of Finance
Ordoobadi, Sharon Assistant Professor of Management (2000), BS 1976 Shiraz University, MS 1978, PhD 1981 Purdue University. Specialization: Management.
Papenhausen, Chris Assistant Professor of Management (2003), MBA 1990 Northeastern University, PhD 2003 University of Minnesota. Specializations: Managerial and decision organization, equity analysis.
Parayitam, Satya Assistant Professor of Management
Petacchi, Paolo Assistant Professor of Accounting
Puri, Trib Professor of Finance (1998), BTech 1972 GB Pant University, India, MTech 1974 Indian Institute of Technology, India, MA 1985, PhD 1985 University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Specialization: Finance.
Rai, Bharatendra Assistant Professor of Production and Operations Management
Scott, Susanne G (Associate Dean) Associate Professor of Management (1998), BBA 1988, PhD 1993 University of Cincinnati. Specialization: Management.
Shea, Timothy Associate Professor of Management Information Systems (2000), BS 1976 Boston College, MB 1983 Indiana University, DBA 1994 Boston University. Specializations: Marketing, management information systems.
Shi, Zhengzhong Assistant Professor of Management Information Systems (2005), BS 1989, MS 1994 Zhejiang University, China, PhD 2001 University of Toledo. Specializations: Information systems, networking.
Sibdari, Sohiel Assistant Professor of Management (2005), BS 1997 National University of Iran, MS 2001, PhD 2005 Virginia Technological Institute. Specializations: Stochastic modeling, dynamic pricing, game theory, logistics.
Suchon, Kathleen Professor of Management (1994), BA University of California/Berkeley, MBA 1981, PhD 1989 State University of New York at Albany. Specializations: Strategic management, human resources management, ethics.
Sulkowski, Adam Assistant Professor of Management (2005), BA 1996 College of William and Mary, MBA 2000, JD 2000 Boston College. Specialization: Business law.
Tirtiroglu, Ercan Associate Professor of Management (1989), BSc 1975 Middle East Technical University, MA 1976 Bosphorus University, MS 1980, PhD 1989 Union College and University. Specializations: Management science, statistics, information theory, quality control, and marketing science.
Vasudevan, Gopala Associate Professor of Finance (2004), BS 1982 University of Kerala, MS 1988 Louisiana State University, PhD 1994 New York University. Specializations: Corporate finance, mergers, executive compensation, capital markets.
Wang, Shuhong Professor of Management Information Systems (1998), BE 1970, MBA 1981 Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, PhD 1990 McMaster University, Ontario. Specializations: Information systems, systems analysis and design, and artificial intelligence.
White, D Steven Associate Professor of Marketing (1999), BS 1985, MA 1987 Bowling Green State University, MBA 1991, DBA 1996 Cleveland State University. Specializations: International marketing and international business.
Wu, Jia Instructor in Accounting (2005), BA 1998 Fudan University, China, MA 2000, Washington University St. Louis, PhD 2005 Rutgers University. Specialization: Accounting.
Zhan, Jun Assistant Professor of Accounting
Master of Business Administration
The UMass Dartmouth MBA program is AACSB-accredited, the highest international accreditation standard for schools of business.
The Master of Business Administration (MBA) program provides students with advanced preparation in Management, enabling them to participate as educated professionals in society and the business environment and compete in a dynamic global economy. The MBA program has the following objectives:
To assist students in understanding, critically evaluating, and contributing to a wide range of business issues needed to effectively manage change in a globally interdependent, diverse world.
To enhance the interpersonal communication and analysis/synthesis skills of our students so that they may work effectively as managers and leaders.
To assist students in developing the necessary knowledge and skills in accounting, finance, marketing, information systems and operations necessary to work effectively as managers and leaders in today’s organizations.
To help students recognize and evaluate the ethical implications of their actions and to act as socially responsible business professionals.
To encourage and reward students’ willingness and ability to think and analyze issues in ways that cross traditional functional boundaries.
The MBA curriculum is designed to develop knowledge of the functions and techniques of management and to blend an understanding of the social, technological, economic, and political environments in which organizations operate. It provides the student with both a strong foundation in the key disciplines of business and an integrative view of how those areas interact. A key objective of the program is to provide a rich opportunity to specialize in an area of particular interest to the student. This capability provides the foundation for successful mid- and senior-level management positions.
MBA Learning Outcomes
On completion of the program, students are expected to have mastered each of the following learning goals:
- Global Business: Students must demonstrate an understanding of the problems, potential, realities, and constraints of doing business in an interconnected, global world. They also must recognize and critically analyze the role of the economic, as well as the political, and cultural domains in global business.
- Ethics/social responsibility: Students must demonstrate an ability to think critically about ethical issues, to analyze and evaluate situations from opposing ethical perspectives, and to understand social responsibility as an ethical or ideological theory that corporations and organizations have a responsibility to society.
- Written Communications: Students must demonstrate the technical skills and craftsmanship needed to develop professionally written business communication that present useful, accurate information, elicit audience interest, effectively convey the intended message, and demonstrate competence in the use of the English language.
- Oral Communications: Students must demonstrate informal speaking skills that effectively transmit their own needs without encouraging defensive response. They must also demonstrate the technical skills and craftsmanship needed to make formal presentations present accurate information, elicit audience interest and understanding of the intended message, and show they have competence in the use of the English language.
- Problem-Solving/Rational, Analytical Thinking: Students must demonstrate the ability to think systematically and logically, to use analysis, interpretation, evaluation, inference, and explanation to examine reasons and evidence for sound objective decisions and in resolving complex, ill-structured problems.
- Information Literacy/Technology: Students must demonstrate the ability to search for, analyze, and identify useful and accurate information, and to effectively use such information for an intended purpose. Students must also provide evidence that they understand the effect of technology on business and are competent in the use state-of-the-art business software applications, including web-based applications and programs for business success.
- Management of a Business Enterprise: Students must demonstrate their fundamental knowledge of each of the functional domains of the business enterprises, understand the interdependency existing among them, and analyze business strategies that leverage the competencies of each.
The Master of Business Administration program is designed for students with diverse undergraduate backgrounds. It is suitable for students with non-business undergraduate degrees as well as for those with undergraduate degrees in business. Current MBA students have undergraduate degrees in business and other fields such as engineering, computer science, and liberal arts. Depending on background or experience, these students may waive portions of their required foundation courses to permit both program success and timely progress through the program.
The program is designed with the flexibility needed for full-time or part-time students. Students may take as few as one or as many as five courses per semester. Depending on prior preparation and pace of study, the program may be completed in one to five years. Classes are offered in the evening Monday through Thursday. Part-time and full-time students attend the same classes, resulting in a stimulating mixture of part-time mid-career professionals from the region and full-time students drawn from world wide.
MBA ePortfolio Program
All MBA students will develop and maintain an ePortfolio. The ePortfolio is an electronic space in which students store and assess their work as they complete it. The ePortfolio approach offers students the opportunity to reflect on how course assignments throughout the program contribute to their mastery of Charlton MBA learning goals. It also provides a holistic understanding of the interrelationships among the various functional areas. Students receive feedback from their instructors on the material they have submitted to the ePortfolio, and the complete ePortfolio is assessed by a faculty committee upon completion of the program. The ePortfolio can be shared with potential employers or anyone else the student chooses, and students can continue to maintain their ePortfolio after graduation for their own use. More information regarding the ePortfolio can be found at:
MBA Admission Requirements
Admission to the MBA program is available to qualified individuals who hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution of higher education. Applicants must submit the required application materials to the Graduate School with two letters of recommendation, the GMAT or an equivalent test and a resume. Applications are reviewed by the MBA Program Coordinator, who considers the following criteria:
- Performance in previous college/ university study
- Results from the GMAT or an equivalent test
- Two letters of recommendation (preferably one from a faculty member and one from an employer)
- An essay of 200 -300 words describing the applicant’s motivation and goals.
- Employment experience/resume
- Results from the TOEFL for international students
A limited number of graduate assistantships are available. They can be awarded based on outstanding achievement to students who enroll in three or more courses per semester during the academic year. A full-time graduate assistantship includes waiver of tuition, a partial waiver of fees, and an annual stipend. Full-time in-residence students may receive teaching, research, or general graduate assistantships. Part-time assistantships are also awarded. Other assistance, such as loans or work study, may be available as well. Consult the chapter on “Expenses and Financial Assistance.”
Three Modes of Delivery
Alternative delivery methods are available for a number of MBA courses. These include traditional face-to-face format, a hybrid format with face-to-face and online delivery, and a fully online format (students must register for online courses through the Division of Professional and Continuing Education). Additional online courses are constantly being developed, and interested students should consult the schedule of courses on COIN to determine delivery format. MBA courses are offered in three locations: the main campus in North Dartmouth, Fall River, and at Cape Cod Community College. For more information, please contact the MBA Program Coordinator at the Charlton College of Business (508-999-8543).
Graduate Program Alternative Formats
Core courses and electives are offered such that students can complete their degree or certificate program on a fulltime basis in as little as 3 semesters, depending on their prior education and experience. Full-time in-residence students may receive teaching, research, or general graduate assistantships. Resident international students are classified as full-time students.
Students may enroll in the MBA program on a part-time basis if it better meets their professional needs. Part-time students may attend face-to-face or hybrid classes at the Center for Professional and Continuing Education in downtown Fall River or on the Dartmouth campus. Part time students are not eligible for assistantships and they cannot study full-time unless they notify the registrar of their change in status.
The Post-Baccalaureate Management Certificate
The Post-Baccalaureate Management Certificate (PBMC) Program is delivered through the Division of Professional and Continuing Education and students enroll through this program. These students take the MBA foundation and one additional course.
The Post-Baccalaureate Accounting Certificate
This is a one-year (30-credit) certificate program designed for those already holding a baccalaureate degree to continue their education and achieve their career goals with a solid foundation in accounting. The program accepts students with baccalaureate degrees in any field. There are two accounting certificate tracks depending on the applicants’ undergraduate major. For those with degrees in a non-business major, the program will provide an intensive introduction to the accounting discipline. It is appropriate for individuals with current or expected future responsibilities in a managerial position to acquire the accounting skills essential for career advancement. Those employed in the engineering, legal, or medical professions with career goals towards management may find an accounting certificate particularly helpful.
For those holding a baccalaureate degree in a business major, there is an opportunity to acquire the credentials for a career in accounting by taking advanced courses in addition to obtaining a solid foundation in the discipline. Completion of this track in the certificate program qualifies a graduate to sit for the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) exam in the State of Massachusetts as well as in many other states that have recently instituted the 150 hour credit requirement. The 30 credits earned in the certificate program can be used in conjunction with the 120 credits awarded in the standard undergraduate degree program to satisfy the requirements. The curriculum covered in the program is also excellent preparation for taking the examination of the designation as a Certified Management Accountant (CMA).
Entrance to the Programs
Applicants apply for acceptance to the Post-Baccalaureate Certificate Programs through the Graduate Studies Office. Applicants follow the procedures for acceptance into the MBA, but in a curtailed form. They fill out the same application form as do MBA applicants and supply an essay and official transcripts of their college, a resume, and other graduate degrees; however, they are not required to submit GMAT scores or recommendation letters.
The programs are compatible with our MBA degree requirements, enabling certificate recipients to transition into the MBA program. Certificate recipients who wish to apply for admission to the MBA program must follow the application requirements. When admitted to the MBA program, graduate courses completed as part of the certificate program within the last five years shall be counted toward the MBA degree with the approval of the MBA director.
Dr. Susanne Scott, Associate Dean
Charlton College of Business
Dr. Norman Barber, MBA Coordinator
Charlton College of Business
508 999-8776 (Fax)
University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
285 Old Westport Road
North Dartmouth, MA 02747-2300