2015-2016 Academic Catalog 
    Apr 20, 2024  
2015-2016 Academic Catalog [Archived Catalog]

The John E. Simon School of Business

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The John E. Simon School of Business is named after the late St. Louis businessman, philanthropist and Maryville trustee emeritus. The School offers a variety of programs leading to baccalaureate and masters degrees, including the online Master of Business Administration degree.

The mission of the School of Business is to develop leaders and managers for profit and nonprofit organizations. Its curriculum provides students with opportunities to broaden their perspectives, to develop their critical thinking, interpersonal and communication skills and to enhance their technological skills. The curriculum seeks to achieve a balance between theory and practice. Students, faculty, staff, alumni and other business practitioners participate in the continual improvement and testing of the relevance of the content and methods of instruction. The School strives to create an environment for innovation, lifelong learning, community service and integrity.

An important component of the mission is to build significant relationships with corporations within Maryville Centre and throughout the St. Louis region. These relationships provide professional expertise and internship opportunities for our students and are a model of collegiate/corporate cooperation. As the business environment becomes increasingly complex and global, specialties of business become more interdisciplinary. Education for this changing world must emphasize grounding in liberal arts and business fundamentals to allow adaptability for the future. For more information, contact the Simon School of Business at 314.529.9418 or via e-mail.

Undergraduate Programs

Bachelor of Science with Majors in
  Accounting Systems & Forensics
  Business Administration
  Financial Services
  Internet Marketing
  Information Systems

International Business

  Management  &  Leadership
  Sport Business Management
  Business Administration (minor)
  Finance (Minor)
  Information Systems (minor)

Graduate Programs

Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) Onsite and Blended
Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) Fully Online
Early Access M.B.A. Program
Certificates in Graduate Studies


  Sport & Entertainment Management
  Process & Project Management


General Education Requirements

The general education requirements in the Simon School of Business majors (Accounting, Accounting Systems & Forensics, Business Administration, Finance, Internet Marketing, Information Systems, International Business, Management, Marketing and Sport Business Management):

Maryville-SLCC Articulation Agreement

The formalization of an articulation agreement between Maryville University and the St. Louis Community College allows a student to transfer an Accounting Associates and Applied Science degree, in its entirety, into Maryville’s B.S. degrees in Accounting, Accounting Information Systems or Business Administration.

Business Core Requirement

All majors in the School of Business must complete a business core of 36 - 39 credit hours.

* All majors in the School of Business must take a minimum of MATH 117 College Algebra.


Graduate Program Application Requirements

  1. Non-refundable application processing fee (checks payable to Maryville University).
  2. Personal letter explaining qualifications for graduate work.
  3. GMAT waived if:
    • Undergraduate business degree with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.
    • Master’s Degree completed (accredited university)
    • Early Access–must complete at least one graduate level course prior to undergraduate degree completion
  4. GMAT required if:
    • Students who have completed an undergraduate Business degree with a cumulative GPA below 3.0
    • Students with an undergraduate degree in a Non- Business major
  5. International students must submit a TOEFL score of 79, or higher, with minimum scores in speaking-23, writing-20, reading-21, and listening-21.

Conditional Acceptance

Applications to the MBA program with a cumulative undergraduate grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale may apply for conditional acceptance prior to taking the GMAT. An official GMAT score must be received during the first semester of the student’s enrollment.

Course Load

Students may take a total of six credit hours per 16 week semester. Students that do not plan to be employed while completing the MBA degree may request permission to take additional courses.


Degree candidates must complete an application for graduation prior to the final semester that the degree will be completed. All graduate degree requirements must be completed in order to be eligible for participation in the commencement ceremony. Apply for graduation online at the registrar pages at www.maryville.edu.

Graduate Programs

A Master of Business Administration is offered within the John E. Simon School of Business. For entrance requirements, see the section on Graduate Admissions. The MBA program blends academic study with professional experience in a curriculum that allows the student to apply classroom concepts to current employment activities. The student’s professional position serves as a laboratory where management theory may be used to solve concrete problems in the student’s field.

The MBA is a professional degree with emphasis on management theory and techniques. Students develop the appropriate skills to perform traditional managerial functions. The program also emphasizes leadership flexibility that will enable managers of the future to respond to a rapidly changing business environment.

The program offerings reflect the flexibility which it fosters by being offered face to face, blended face to face and online, as well as fully online.

Early Access Program

The early access program provides students the opportunity to accelerate their progress toward an MBA. Qualified undergraduate students may take 12 credit hours at the graduate level that count toward the undergraduate and graduate degree. Students must have completed 100 undergraduate credit hours (at least 20 credit hours at Maryville) and have a cumulative grade point average of 3.6.

Certificates in Graduate Studies

A 18-hour program requiring four area courses, and a final course: Innovative Challenges in the 21st Century. Certificates available are:

  • Accounting
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Sport & Entertainment Management
  • Process & Project Management

These certificate programs are available to students with a master’s or doctoral degree in any discipline. Students who do not have the necessary prerequisites may be required to take additional classes (beyond the 15 credit hours).

Students who have taken an area course previously will be allowed to replace it with another course or a special studies course in that area. In a special studies course, they will work with a full-time faculty member who teaches in the area and be directed through readings and research to gain a current comprehensive understanding of the subject matter.

The certificate programs will rely on individualized mentoring by the School of Business faculty to ensure that students possess the necessary background in their area of choice. Students will be included in the graduate-level elective courses that fulfill the requirements of their certificate program.


Current faculty listing is available on The John E. Simon School of Business website: http://www.maryville.edu/academics-bu-contact.htm



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