MBA prerequisites are as follows:
- An undergraduate course in
- An undergraduate course in finance
- Proficiency using Microsoft EXCEL
- A refresher course in either college-level algebra or calculus, and/or statistics is recommended
not used at work and the last college math
course was more than five years ago.
have not completed an undergraduate course in either accounting or finance may
be admitted conditionally to the program. These prerequisites must be met prior
to taking MBA 805, MBA 875, and MBA 895 (and MBA 803 for the healthcare
concentration). Students are expected to be proficient using Microsoft Excel
for spreadsheet modeling. These prerequisite courses are offered through
Harvard Business Review in an online, self-paced format. Evidence of completion is necessary prior to
registration for the aforementioned courses.
and take these prerequisite courses online, visit the Harvard Business Review
website at http://hbr.org/store/landing/courses?referral=01121. The Finance course number is 1000HF,
Financial Accounting is 4000HF, and Spreadsheet Modeling is 2000HF.
courses can also be fulfilled by taking the corresponding undergraduate course
at LVC or at another school of the student’s choosing.
elsewhere, students must request that a transcript be sent to our office upon
The LVC courses meeting the prerequisite requirement
are the following:
Accounting 161: Financial Accounting
Business 361: Principles of Finance
Any student whose GPA falls below 3.00 or who earns a C or F in
three or more credit hours may be placed on academic probation. A student on academic probation may be
required to retake courses or correct other academic deficiencies and must
achieve a 3.00 cumulative average within two semesters of being placed on
probation. A student may repeat a
maximum of two graduate courses with any given course being repeated only
Students who fail a course required for the degree must repeat the course in
the next semester it is offered. A
grade of C or higher must be earned to receive credit for the course. Students are allowed a maximum of two C's
in the program.
students must earn a grade of B- or higher in the capstone course, MBA 895,
Students are expected to come prepared for each class and communicate with
their course professor if they have questions or are having difficulty with
A candidate for the MBA degree must complete a minimum of 36 credits, of
which 27 must be earned at Lebanon Valley College and no more than 6 credits
may be transferred in as required core courses. A candidate must achieve at
least a 3.00 cumulative average with a maximum of two C's within the 36
graduate credits to be certified for graduation.
TIME TO DEGREE
This is a part-time program for working
professionals. Most students complete the
program in 24 to 36 months depending on whether summer courses are taken.
The program must be completed
within 5 years. Students who have not
earned the degree after 5 years may be asked to meet additional requirements
in order to graduate.
There are five sessions per year: two sessions in the fall semester (August
to October and October to December), two sessions in the spring semester
(January to March and March to May) and, one in the summer semester.
Courses typically run 8 weeks with the exception of Strategic
Management which is a 12 week course.
Sessions run back to back within a semester so students usually take one
course per session in a semester so that they can complete 2 courses (6
credits) per semester but attend only one night per week. Students who wish to take two courses in
the summer will need to attend two nights per week during that session.
Students can transfer in 3 graduate business courses (no more than 2 core
Courses are typically offered on M-TH
evenings, 6-10pm. A Saturday course may occasionally be offered.
Courses are in a seminar style format, and use games, models, case studies,
groups, and semester long projects.
Courses and electives may be taken in any order within the following
- MBA 895 - Strategic Management is the capstone course must be one of the last
courses taken. This is a 12 week
class. Students must have completed all of the other core courses
prior to taking this course.
- Take the electives you want
when they are offered, some electives may only be offered once per
year. Core courses
are generally offered every other semester or twice per year.
ADVISING AND REVIEW PROCEDURE
The MBA Director serves as the academic
advisor and is available by email, phone, and by appointment.
Every student's academic progress shall be reviewed at the end of each academic period by the academic advisor. Any student whose average falls below 3.00 or earns a C or F in an MBA course may be placed on academic probation. A student on academic probation may be required to retake courses or correct other academic deficiencies and must achieve a 3.00 cumulative average within two semesters of being placed on probation.
You will receive a letter from the Office of Information Technology (IT) about a
week after you register for your first class. This will have your LVC
account information. MyLVC is your online resource to
access email, grades, billing statements, blackboard, and to register
on-line for future courses.
To login to MyLVC:
1. Go to LVC home page at www.lvc.edu
2. Click on the My LVC logo
at the top corner of the page
3. Enter your user name and password
LVC EMAIL: To access your LVC email, login to MyLVC and click the
Outlook icon under academic resources. Your LVC email will be the
primary method we use to communicate with you. We strongly encourage
you to forward your LVC email to your primary email account.
To forward your LVC E-mail to your home E-mail so that you don’t miss
1. In Webmail, click on “Options.”
2. Scroll to “Forwarding” at the
3. Place a check mark in “Enable
Forwarding.” Recommended: Place a check mark in “Retain Copy”
of e-mail in Webmail inbox.
the box provided, fill in the “Address you would like to forward message
5. Click the “Save”
ACCESS LVC: Access LVC is found on the MyLVC page under the
academic resources. You can find links to grades, course registration,
billing account, transcripts and more (for more information on Access LVC
please see the section on Access LVC below).
BLACKBOARD: Blackboard is a communication tool
and course management system used in our MBA courses. Note: Course information on Blackboard will
be available 1 week before the course start date.
OTHER ONLINE RESOURCES:
The Bishop Library is available
online to view or renew checked out materials.
Bishop Library has created an MBA LibGuide http://libguides.lvc.edu/mba
to make access to business and healthcare resources easier. Of note, is an
EBSCO database called the Health Policy Reference Center which provides
access to full text journal articles. Passsport GMID is an industry database
for conducting industry research.
To access the MBA Libguide:
Go to the library home page
Near the bottom of the home page, look under the category “Research Help”
Select MBA Library Resources
To access Passport GMID:
Go to the library home page
Near the bottom of the home page, look under the category “Find”
Select “articles and databases”
Go to p.5
Select Passport GMID
The Job Center offers career resources, job and internship
opportunities, and more. You can sign-up for an account with your
LVC user name and password.
If you have problems with email, Access LVC, or Blackboard contact the IT
Help Desk at 717-867-6072.
1. Go to www.lvc.edu
2. Click the MyLVC Tab on the upper right corner
3. Login to MyLVC using your LVC login and password
4. Locate the Access LVC icon on the right of the page
under Academic Resources
5. Once in your Access LVC account, select Access LVC for
Students to view your information
You can then view the following:
GRADES: Under Academic Profile Select Grades to view your past and
TRANSCRIPTS: You can select Transcript to view your LVC transcript.
REGISTRATION: Under Registration - you can register, drop and add
classes (see Course Registration section for details).
COURSE SCHEDULES: Under Academic Profile you can check your schedule,
see and print your grades, view a degree audit (shows your program
ACCOUNT INFORMATION: Under Academic Financial Information you can
view your account balance, print your statement, and view a history of any
financial aid (loans) you have received.
VEHICLE REGISTRATION: Under Non-Academic Information you can register
your vehicle (see Parking section for details).
Registrations can be completed on-line
through access LVC or by completing the online registration form at www.lvc.edu/mba/register.aspx. On-line registration through Access LVC requires an LVC
username and password.
A reminder and instructions are emailed to all MBA students a week before
There is a registration priority for the first three days of registration
after which registration for each course remains open until the day
before each course begins. The
registration priority for each semester is based on the number of credits
- 8-12 courses completed – register
on day 1
- 4-7 courses completed – register
on day 2
- 0-3 courses completed – register
on day 3
REGISTERING FOR YOUR FIRST COURSE: To
register for classes the first time, complete and submit the on-line
registration form from the MBA web page www.lvc.edu/mba/register.aspx.
Select deferred billing if your employer will be reimbursing you for tuition
and include course number and title.
After you submit your registration you will receive a confirmation email
from our office within 2 business days and, if you do not
already have one, the IT department will issue you an LVC account
(username and password). IT information will be mailed to you
about a week after you register.
ON-LINE REGISTRATION: Registering on-line will allow you to see what
courses have space and add or drop the class immediately or wait list for
it. We will then be able to easily manage course enrollments and wait
lists based on student needs and registration time. If you want a
class, but it is full, you may select the option to wait list. We will
evaluate whether you can be added to the class or whether we need to add
You still have the option to register from the MBA web page using the online
form that submits directly to our office at www.lvc.edu/mba/register.aspx.
Registration will remain open until the day before each class begins.
If it is the day the class is starting, or later, you will need to contact
our office 867-6315 or use the form on the web page to add or drop a
Watch a demonstration of the online registration process at www.lvc.edu/demos/registration1.htm.
You can access the online registration tool by logging
into Access LVC through the MyLVC webpage. (Go to www.lvc.edu and click on the oval MyLVC button, then select the “A” for
You will always need to choose non-term when selecting
the term to search or register for classes. For example, Spring 2011 non-term. This is because
the MBA classes fall outside the regular semester dates.
Review the “Check Registration Eligibility” screen from Access
LVC to check your registration start time. You may register
anytime start time after the start time. Please be sure to click on the
submit button at the end of your selections. You can also check for
any possible registration restrictions, such as Business Office holds.
You will be able to add or drop
courses using the on-line registration tool up until the day before the
class is scheduled to start. After that, you will need to use the form
on our web page www.lvc.edu/mba/register.aspx
or call our office at 717-867-6213.
Using the online registration tool, you may wait list for a course that is
full. If you wait list, you should still register for an alternate
course. If you eventually get into the course for which you wait
listed, we will contact you. At that point, you will decide which
course you want to keep.
Make sure you click on submit so that your registration is processed.
You can confirm your registration by checking your schedule in Access
LVC. This feature is useful whether you have registered through the
online tool or by submitting the online form.
If you are unable to log in to MyLVC or Access LVC, please contact the IT Help Desk at 717-867-6072 or at firstname.lastname@example.org. The MBA office is unable to access login and
password information for LVC student IT accounts - this must be handled
directly through the IT Services office.
If you cannot register during your assigned time, fill out the form on the
MBA web page. You may do this ahead of your registration time, and we
will register you at your assigned time.
COURSE SCHEDULE AND SYLLABI
To confirm your course registration and class location log into MyLVC ,
select Access LVC and go to “Check my schedule”. Review this prior to the
course start for room or time changes.
The tentative schedule for the next semester is available at www.lvc.edu/mba, "Schedule".
Instructors may provide a copy of the syllabus either through LVC email or on blackboard a few days prior to the start of class.
BOOKS AND COURSE MATERIALS
To view textbook information and to order
texts please visit the college store website at http://lvc.bncollege.com. Books are available in a variety of formats (new,
used, ebooks, downloads, etc.) and arrangements can be made to have
your books shipped to you or available for pick up at the college store.
The store is located on the main level of The Mund Student Center. (Campus Map - http://www.lvc.edu/about-lvc/campus-map.aspx) The store hours are posted on the store website and
vary depending on the semester. You can contact the store at
To view and order textbooks online:
1. Visit the main LVC webpage
2. Select About LVC in the
3. Select the College Store
Select the textbook link
5. Enter your course
information to view your text information and options
STUDENT ID CARD
An LVC ID is not needed to access the campus or academic buildings; however,
if you would like one for the library or events, they are available through
the IT Services Office. You can call IT services to make an
Parking and Vehicle Registration is managed by the Office of Public
Safety. The Public Safety office is located at 148 N.
College Avenue, phone 717-867-6111.
You can find information about parking availability and regulations at www.lvc.edu/public-safety/index.aspx.
VEHICLE REGISTRATION: You can register your car(s) and get a parking
sticker and parking map from Public Safety. There is no charge for MBA
students, but parking stickers must be renewed each year.
You can stop by the Public Safety office to register or you can register
through Access LVC.
To register or vehicle through Access LVC:
1. Log on to your MyLVC
2. Under Academic Resources click on the
link to Access LVC
3. On the Access LVC page, click Access
LVC for students and click the link for Vehicle Registration
If you are registering a vehicle for
the first time:
1. Click the box next to “Click here to add a new vehicle
registration” and submit
2. On the page that opens, fill in your
vehicles information and once finished click submit.
3. A new page will open confirming that
your registration is complete and instruct you to
pick up your decal at the Public Safety
If you are re-registering an expired vehicle
Click on the box next to the car that you want to re-register
2. On the page that opens, review your
vehicles information and once finished click submit.
3. A new page will open confirming that
your registration is complete and instruct you to
pick up your
decal at the Public Safety office.
FACILITIES AND RESOURCES
THE BISHOP LIBRARY: http://www.lvc.edu/library/index.aspx. Library orientations for MBA students are held at the
beginning of the fall and spring semesters (August and January). Watch
for information in the mail. Students may also schedule individual
sessions with a member of the library staff to review the use of the on-line
For additional research help, students can use the “Ask a Librarian” feature
using either the instant chat feature or email response.
MBA students can easily research business related topics by visiting the
LibGuide being created by our library staff just for MBA students go to http://libguides.lvc.edu/mba.
For healthcare topics, try the Health Policy Reference Center in the data
bases. This is an EBSCO data base that includes many full text
THE ARNOLD SPORTS CENTER: Part-time
students may use the Arnold Sports Center by paying a part-time student fee
of$50 per semester. You must have an LVC-ID (available from Public
Safety). Show this at the sports center desk, and pay the $50 fee.
THE WRITING CENTER: www.lvc.edu/writing-center/index.aspx. The Writing Center can help you with writing
assignments. Evening hours are available Thursday through Sunday
6-9pm. No appointment necessary. For an appointment during off
hours please call 867-6970 or e-mail email@example.com.
THE COLLEGE STORE: http://lvc.bncollege.com.
Lebanon Valley College is in partnership to with Barnes and Noble to offer
our students the best textbook service. Textbooks are available in a
variety of formats and can be easily viewed online by course. The
store also offers a large selection of LVC merchandise including apparel,
gifts, bags and supplies, as well as tech gadgets.
THE LYNCH COFFEE BAR: www.lvc.edu/dining-services/intermetzo.aspx. The Intermetzo Cafe is located in the center of the Lynch
Building. The cafe offers a variety of fresh brewed coffee selections
and grab-and-go food items. The Intermetzo Cafe has evening
hours during the fall and spring semesters.
ALUMNI PROGRAMS AND RESOURCES: www.lvc.edu/alumni/
MBA ON LINKED IN: All MBA students and alumni are invited to
join the Lebanon Valley College Professional Network on LinkedIn.
DISABILITY SERVICES: www.lvc.edu/disability-services/index.aspx
CAREER SERVICES: www.lvc.edu/career-services/index.aspx
CAMPUS MAP: www.lvc.edu/about-lvc/campus-map.aspx
ACADEMIC CALENDAR: www.lvc.edu/registrar/academic-calendar.aspx
MBA Program observes the following holidays:
New Year’s Day
Martin Luther King Day
Holy Thursday (evening before Good Friday)
4th of July Holiday
The evening before Thanksgiving
Lebanon Valley College is closed the week between Christmas and New
Year's Day. Any additional days the
campus is closed would be listed on the Academic Calendar.
Program does not have a spring or fall break.
Students are required to have
achieved at least a 3.0 cumulative average.
Transcripts carrying an F or more than two "C's" will qualify for the
GRADUATION PLANS: Graduation
Plan forms MUST be submitted to our office prior to graduation.
Graduation plans are generally due 2 semesters before the intended final
semester (for example: a May 2016 graduate would submit their plan
during the summer 2015 semester).
Graduation forms are available on the Registrar’s web page.
COMMENCEMENT CEREMONY: LVC holds one graduation ceremony per year in
May. All graduates at the undergraduate and graduate level are
invited, and encouraged, to participate. In addition to students finishing
in May, students the completed the program in the preceding
December or will complete by the following August may walk in the May
Information will be posted on the College website and mailed to graduating
students. Graduation events are managed by the registrar's office.
DECEMBER GRADUATION: Due
to the high number of December graduates at the undergraduate and
graduate level, LVC holds a celebration brunch for December
graduates. Information is sent to those eligible with the date of
the event (December). Those participating in the brunch are also eligible to walk in the May ceremony.