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McNair Scholars Program Eligibility & Selection

A Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Siena Heights University will open many types of employment opportunities for you. With Siena Heights University’s emphasis on communication and ethics, you may confidently choose to start a new career or take your work in the business field to the next level.


The Capstone Experience: To complete the major, Business students adopt the role of CEO and present a final case analysis to a panel of industry professionals—demonstrating the student’s understanding of business’s best practices.

Eligibility
To qualify for the McNair Scholars program, students must meet the following criteria from the Department of Education:

  1. Be a low-income and first-generation college student (neither parent can have a baccalaureate degree).
    OR

  2. Be a member of a group under-represented in graduate education (African American, Hispanic American, or Native American/Alaskan Indian).

In addition, if the student meets the eligibility requirements, they must also:

  • Be a full-time student
  • Be at least of sophomore status, having completed 55 hours
  • Have a declared major
  • Have a 3.00 grade point average

Selection Criteria
To be considered for the McNair Program Students must first discuss their eligibility with the Program Director and provide proof of eligibility through the most recent parental income tax forms and a copy of their current FAFSA form.

Students who are deemed eligible:

  • Must complete the McNair Scholar application
  • Write a personal statement
  • Write a letter of interest
  • Provide two graded papers
  • Submit two recommendation forms

BACHELORS OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

CONCENTRATIONS

  • Accounting
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance
  • Health Care Management
  • Information Technology Management
  • International Business
  • Management
  • Marketing
NOTE: Not all concentrations are available at all locations. Please check with your advisor.
Course Type
Required Credit Hours
Course Type REQUIRED
Required Credit Hours 33Credit Hours
Course Type COGNATE
Required Credit Hours 20Credit Hours
Course Type LIBERAL ARTS
Required Credit Hours 29Credit Hours
Course Type ELECTIVE
Required Credit Hours 38Credit Hours
Total for major
120Credit Hours
Course Name
Course Type
Credit Hours
Course Name Intro to Information Systems
Course Type REQUIRED COGNATE
Credit Hours 3
Course Name Macroeconomics
Course Type REQUIRED COGNATE
Credit Hours 3
Course Name Microeconomics
Course Type REQUIRED COGNATE
Credit Hours 3
Course Name Prin of Accounting II
Course Type REQUIRED COGNATE
Credit Hours 4
Course Name Principles of Accounting I
Course Type REQUIRED COGNATE
Credit Hours 4
Course Name Statistics & Society
Course Type REQUIRED COGNATE
Credit Hours 3
Course Name Management Principles/Cases
Course Type REQUIRED ELECTIVE
Credit Hours 3
Course Name Managerial Finance
Course Type REQUIRED ELECTIVE
Credit Hours 3
Course Name Marketing Principles/Cases
Course Type REQUIRED ELECTIVE
Credit Hours 3
Course Name Personal Finance
Course Type REQUIRED ELECTIVE
Credit Hours 3
Course Name Strategic Management
Course Type REQUIRED ELECTIVE
Credit Hours 3
Course Name Business Communications or Managerial Communications
Course Type REQUIRED REQUIRED
Credit Hours 3
Course Name Introduction to Business
Course Type REQUIRED REQUIRED
Credit Hours 3

McNair Scholars Program Services

Annual Stipend: Scholars receive a yearly stipend that is prorated throughout the academic year (2-3 times a year).

Faculty MentorScholars are matched with an appropriate faculty mentor from either Siena Heights University or Adrian College. Faculty mentors meet with the scholars bi-weekly to develop the research project and discuss graduate school options.

Graduate School Visits: Scholars are given the opportunity to visit the top graduate school of their choice. Visits may be made prior to the application process to assess the campus and specific graduate program. Scholars may also choose to visit the campus after they have been accepted into the program. Graduate school visits help to ensure a good fit for the scholars. Group visits may also be available during the year to campuses in close proximity to Siena Heights.

Research ProjectsIn preparation for graduate school, scholars are expected to complete an original research project. This project begins during the summer research class with a research proposal and is completed during the senior year. Scholars may present their completed project at a national conference and all scholars present at the annual McNair Scholars Research Symposium, held each winter semester at Siena Heights.

Summer Research CourseAll scholars participate in a mandatory two week summer course entitled “Methods of Inquiry”. This class takes place immediately after graduation in May and is the beginning of the McNair research project. Scholars receive three hours of credit and individual instruction and assistance from faculty members during the two weeks. Siena Heights provides room and board during this time. At the end of the course, students will present a research proposal for their McNair Research Project.

Weekly Graduation School Preparation SeminarsWeekly meetings assist the scholars with such topics as: learning about graduate school, finding graduate schools and faculty with similar research interests, development of time management skills and writing personal statements. Seminars are developed independently for junior and senior scholars.

Graduate Record Examination (GRE) PreparationMany graduate schools require the GRE for admission purposes. Scholars receive information on the logistics of the general test, effective ways to prepare, how to register, where to take the exam, and fee waivers to help offset the cost of the test.

Academic AssistanceScholars are expected to maintain a 3.00 grade point average. Anyone needing assistance for individual courses can see the McNair staff for tutoring options.

Cultural EventsDuring the academic year, the scholars are encouraged to attend McNair sponsored events such as the symphony, theater, dinners and/or lectures. Team building activities may also be provided.

Additional Info

Degree:

  • Associate of Arts
  • Bachelor of Business Adm

Division:

  • Division of Business and Management

Location(s):