Jul 13, 2024  
2012-2013 Graduate Catalog 

Business Administration

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Director of MBA Programs

Leong, Keong

  (2001), Professor; B.S., University of Malaysia; M.B.A., Ph.D., University of South Carolina.

Graduate Faculty

Aalberts, Robert J.
  (1991), Leid Professor; B.A., Bemidji State University; M.A., University of Missouri; J.D., Loyola University.
Alder, G. Stoney
  (2002), Associate Professor, B.S., University of Utah; MBA, Brigham Young University; Ph.D. University of Colorado.
Chang, Saeyoung
  (1999), Associate Professor; B. Commerce, University of Calgary; MBA, Indiana University; Ph.D., Ohio State University.
Chatfield, Robert E.
  (1988), Professor; B.A., Eastern Nazarene College; M. S., Ph.D., Purdue University.
Choi, Seungmook
  (1991), Professor; B.A., Korea University; M.A., Ph.D., University of Texas, Austin.
Close, Angeline G.
  (2006) Marketing; Assistant Professor; Ph.D., University of Georgia.
Cross, James
  (1989), Associate Professor; B.S., MBA, Ph.D., University of Minnesota.
Gilbert, Joseph T.
  (1991), Associate Professor; B.A., M.A., St. Louis University; Ph.D., University of Southern California.
Hames, David S.
  (1989), Associate Professor; B.A., Albion College; M.A., Michigan State University; Ph.D., University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.
Hsu, Chin-Chun
  (2003), Assistant Professor; B.S., Tamking University; MBA, California State University, San Bernardino; Ph.D. Candidate, Saint Louis University.
Jameson, Melvin H.
  (1989), Professor; S.B., Massachusetts Institute of Technology; M.A., Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley.
Krishen, Anjala S.
  (2007) Marketing; Assistant Professor of Marketing; M.A., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State Univ; M.B.A., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University; B.S., Rice University.
LaTour, Michael S.
  (2004), Professor; B.B.A., M.B.A., Boise State University; Ph.D., University of Mississippi.
Leong, Keong
  (2001), Professor, B.S., University of Malaysia; M.B.A., University of South Carolina; Ph.D., University of South Carolina.
McAllister, Daniel W.
  (1982), Associate Professor; B.S., MBA, University of Utah; Ph.D., University of Washington.
Mejza, Michael
  (1998), Associate Professor; B.A., University of Connecticut; MBA, Ph.D., University of Maryland.
Miller, Alan N.
  (1978), Professor; B.A., University of New Hampshire; B.A., Temple University; MBA, Syracuse University; M.Phil., Ph.D., City University of New York.
Naylor, Gillian
  (1996), Associate Professor; B.A., Washington State University; MBA, Eastern Washington State University; Ph.D., University of Arizona.
Nill, Alexander
  (1999), Professor; M.A., Ludwig-Maximilian University; D.B.A., Ph.D., University of Innsbruck.
Pomirleanu, Nadia
   (2009), Assistant Professor; B.S., Academy of Economic Studies; Ph.D., University of Central Florida.
Poon, Percy
  (1989), Associate Professor; Honors Diploma, Hong Kong Baptist College; MBA, Southwest Texas State University; Ph.D., Louisiana State University.
Schibrowsky, John
  (1988), Professor; B.S., University of Wisconsin-Superior; MBA, University of Northern Iowa; Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Seale, Darryl Anthony
  (1999), Professor; B.S., California State University, Chico; MBA, Pennsylvania State University; M.A., Ph.D., University of Arizona.
Sullivan Michael J.
  (1991), Professor; B.S., St. John Fisher College; MBA, University of Florida; Ph.D., Florida State University.
Tan, Keah-Choon
  (1998),  Professor; B.S., MBA, University of South Alabama; Ph.D., Michigan State University.
Thistle, Paul D.
  (1999), Professor; B.B.A., University of Portland; M.S., Ph.D., Texas A & M University.
Wang, Sheng
  (2005) Management; Associate Professor; Ph.D., Ohio State University Main Campus; MLHR, Ohio State University Main Campus.
Wisner, Joel D.
  (1991), Professor; B.S., New Mexico State University; MBA, West Texas State University; Ph.D., Arizona State University.

Professors Emeriti

Clauretie, Terrence M.
  (1988), Emeritus Professor; B.A., Stonehill College; Ph.D., Washington State University.
Corney, William J.
  (1976), Emeritus Professor; B.S.E.E., University of Michigan; M.B.A., Eastern Michigan University; D.B.A., Arizona State University.
Dandurand, Lawrence
  (1973), Emeritus Professor; B.S.B., University of Minnesota; M.A., Mankato State College; Ph.D., University of Missouri.
Newbould, Gerald D.
  (1988), Emeritus Professor; B.Com., University of Birmingham; M.A., University of Sheffield; Ph.D., University of Liverpool.
Pinney, J. Kent
  (1973-1998), Emeritus Professor; B.A., University of Utah; MBA, D.B.A., Indiana University.
Richards, Clinton H.
  (1977), Emeritus Professor; B.S., M.B.A, Ph.D., University of Kansas.
Yantis, Betty L.
  (1975-1998), Emeritus Professor; B.S.C.E., M.S.C.E., M.A., Ph.D., University of Arkansas.

The Lee Business School offers the following MBA programs:

Master of Business Administration - Evening
Dual MBA and M.S. in Hotel Administration
Dual MBA and M.S. in Management Information Systems
Dual degree in Dental Medicine and Master of Business
Administration (DMD/MBA)
Dual degree in Jurist Doctorate and Master of Business
Administration (JD/MBA)
Master of Business Administration – Executive MBA (EMBA)

All programs offered by the Lee Business School at UNLV are accredited by AACSB – The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.

The Master of Business Administration

The Lee Business School MBA programs at UNLV are designed for those who seek global career and leadership opportunities. Today’s business leaders face challenges which are quite different from those of a generation ago. Faced with a global competitive business environment and supported by new information and communication technologies, organizational structures are changing. Success in the new marketplace requires teams of executives working across functions and across borders.

The MBA programs at UNLV prepare students to succeed in today’s business environment by providing them with the needed skills, knowledge, and tools to become visionary and creative leaders. The program focuses on ethics and critical thinking, business communications, the role of the firm and its goals and markets, firms’ strategic planning and positioning, value chain management approach, international business culture, technology management, integration of curriculum, and teamwork. Our faculty and administration are committed to fulfilling the recently revised college mission: to advance the knowledge and practice of the disciplines that constitute business and administration and to foster the intellectual and economic vitality of Nevada and the Intermountain Region through teaching, research, and outreach. Our faculty are committed to continuous quality improvement of the curriculum and teaching, to increased vertical and horizontal integration of course material, and to team teaching and team learning. To achieve the best outcome, the faculty embrace no single teaching method, but rather employ a combination of methods best suited to the particular objectives of the course. Lectures, group discussions, seminars, case studies, computer simulations, and individual and group research projects are frequently used within courses and across the curriculum.

MBA Program Highlights

  • A holistic approach to business management which starts with the role of the firm, its goals and markets, its strategic planning and positioning, and value chain management.
  • Curriculum allows students to think actively about connections among disciplines by emphasizing key functional areas in integrative course modules and team teaching across disciplines.
  • Explicit emphasis on a framework for analysis of ethical issues and critical thinking.
  • A greater emphasis on international studies through a specific course in international business and cross-cultural perspective and a greater internationalization of other courses.
  • An evening MBA Program accommodating the needs of both full-time and part-time students by allowing students to complete their degree at a pace that fits their personal schedule.
  • A 15-hour concentration with up to six hours of electives provides the opportunity of in-depth specialization and a greater flexibility in tailoring programs of study to each student’s needs and interests.

Graduate Non-Degree Seeking Students

Students who have begun the admission process for the MBA program may be considered to take courses as a non-degree seeking student before being admitted to the program. Students must have a current application for admission on file and satisfy the minimum admission requirements for the upcoming semester including GMAT. Students must receive the approval of the MBA Director before enrolling in graduate courses offered by the Lee Business School. Approval may be granted for one semester only and for a maximum of six credit hours. Approval is restricted to the courses in the first half of the MBA core.

Transfer Credit and Prior Course Work

A maximum of fifteen credit hours of MBA courses taken prior to admission to the program may be applied towards the MBA degree requirement. This includes all courses taken as a fully admitted graduate student at an AACSB accredited business school or as a non-admitted student at UNLV. Graduate work below a B (3.00) or work taken pass/fail is not transferable toward the MBA degree. Requests for transfer course work must be evaluated and approved by the MBA Director after the student is officially admitted.

Probation and Suspension

Student academic performance is reviewed twice a year. Admitted students must enroll for courses every semester, excluding Summer Term, and must complete at least 6 credit hours every year. Prior approval from the MBA Director and Graduate College is required if a student plans to take a leave of absence for a semester.

A student will be placed on probation if it is determined that a student is not making satisfactory progress toward meeting degree requirements or if the student’s overall GPA falls below 3.00. Conditions and deadlines for the removal of probation will be specified. Failure to meet the conditions will result in separation from the MBA program.



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