Frequently Asked Questions
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Is the MBA offered online at Freed-Hardeman University?
The program can be completed totally online. It is also offered in a hybrid format, with face-to-face components in Henderson or Memphis.
What courses are required to complete your MBA degree?
The "Degree Requirements" link to the right contains the information you are looking for.
How do I apply for admission to the MBA Program?
There are three options for you to apply for admission to the MBA Program at Freed-Hardeman University. These options are for both the online and on-campus MBA Program. They are:
1) Submit an application for admission online: https://my.fhu.edu/selfservice//Admissions/Application.aspx?applicationformid=5.
2) Download and submit an application for admission in PDF format.
3) Contact Dr. Tom De Berry, Director of Graduate Studies in Business at 1-800-348-3481 or firstname.lastname@example.org and request an application be mailed to you.
Does the MBA Program require any prerequisite credit hours?
Students who completed their undergraduate degree in a field typically recognized as business will be considered as having satisfied all Common Professional Component (CPC) areas and will therefore have no other prerequisites than those described above. For applicants whose undergraduate degree was not in business, the director of the program will evaluate transcripts of applicants to identify all completed courses that satisfy CPC requirements. Students with any unsatisfied CPC areas may be admitted in the status of Conditionally Admitted—CPC Deficiency. A student admitted with this status must satisfy all CPC deficiencies in order to achieve the regular admission status, and this must be achieved before the student may register for courses beyond twelve hours cumulatively in the program.
The director of the program will work with each student using multiple options to satisfy CPC deficiencies—including:
1. completion of specified undergraduate or graduate courses with a minimum grade of C;
2. earning credit by examination (CLEP of DSST) for specified undergraduate courses;
3. achieving a minimum grade on the assessment test for specified commercially-marketed CPC competence non-credit courses; OR
4. successful completion of such specified commercially marketed CPC non-credit courses.
Even while in the Conditionally Admitted—CPC Deficiency status, the student may register for any core curriculum course in the program for which the student does have the corresponding CPC area satisfied.
How do I register for my MBA courses? Is there a registration deadline?
To register for your first MBA course, you must contact Dr. Tom DeBerry at email@example.com or 731-989-6659 or Kim Cook at firstname.lastname@example.org or 731-989-6079. Once you are a registered student, you will be given login information and be able to register your own courses using the myfhu.edu system. In each term, students must register for classes a minimum of one week prior to the scheduled start date of classes. This will insure time for students to obtain required books and materials and for the course instructor to adjust the course's learning activities to the size of the class.
What is the MBA programs policy if I need to drop a class?
The MBA Class Withdrawal Policy is listed under the "Forms" link.
How do I get my books?
You may purchase your books from the FHU Bookstore or any outside company you choose.
What are the tuition and fees?
The graduate tuition rate for Freed-Hardeman University for the 2013-14 academic year is $530 per credit hour.
How do I make payments on my account?
Once all charges for a semester have been posted to your account with FHU, you should deduct any known scholarships, grants, or loans that you have been awarded. The remaining balance may be paid by (1) paying by credit card online at www.afford.com/fhu, or (2) paying at the FHU Business Office with cash, check, or debit or credit card, or (3) paying through Tuition Management Services (TMS). TMS is an off-campus company that FHU has contracted with to assist students who want to spread their payments for their educational costs. There is an enrollment fee of $65 for using TMS; no interest is charged during the school year. You may contact TMS at 1-800-722-4867 or www.afford.com. The contract with TMS may be increased at any time to cover any additional balance that arises from charges that are made during the semester. Any combination of the three options described above is acceptable to pay your account in full. Bookstore and other miscellaneous charges that the student incurs will be due upon receiving the monthly statements. Any unpaid amount from a previous monthly statement will be subject to a 1% per month (12% per year) service charge. Accounts must remain current to maintain charging privileges. FHU identifies a deadline date for each academic term by which time students who have registered must make financial arrangements. The MBA program has recently developed a tuition reimbursement policy for students who have this benefit with their company. The form for this policy can be found on the "Financial Information" link and must be submitted to Debbie Hester in the Student Accounts Office each term. For any questions regarding payment of your account, including what the deadline date is for payment for the upcoming academic term, you may contact one of the following: Office of Financial Aid (Loans, Grants, or Scholarships) 1-800-348-3481 ext. 6008, Office of Business Affairs (Tuition and Fees) 1-866-927-6008 or email@example.com
Will I have an advisor?
The academic advisor for MBA students is Dr. Tom DeBerry. He is the Director of Graduate Studies in Business and can be contacted at 731-989-6659 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Will I qualify for financial aid?
Financial aid is any form of money for your college education that comes from resources other than yourself. Federal need based aid is awarded based on financial need as defined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). You should submit your FAFSA as soon as possible after January 1st of each year at www.fafsa.ed.gov. If you have any questions, contact the Office of Financial Aid at 1-800-348-3481 or email@example.com.
Is Freed-Hardeman University accredited?
Freed-Hardeman University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award associate's, bachelor's, master's, and education specialist's degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097, or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Freed-Hardeman University. In addition, the School of Business and also the MBA program specifically are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs. Contact ACBSP at 11520 West 119th Street, Overland Park, Kansas 66213, or call 913.339.9356. For all other inquiries, contact Freed-Hardeman University directly.
What do I need to do approaching graduation?
1-Fill out the Apply for Graduate Degree form and return it to the MBA Office by the application deadline.
2-Register for the Intent to Graduate course. (There is no charge.) May graduate candidates register for ACA 500. August candidates register for ACA 501.
3-Register for BUS559 Strategic Decision Making during your final Fall or Spring term.
Who do I contact with additional questions?
For admissions, academic and advising questions, contact Dr. Tom DeBerry, the Director of Graduate Studies in Business, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 1-800-348-3481.