The Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University offers the Master of Business Administration (MBA) and Master of Science in Economics (MS). Other programs include an interdisciplinary program leading to an MS in Planning and International Economic Development, cross-registration with the University of Alabama in Huntsville and at Oakwood College, and cooperative programs with government agencies and private employers. Joint research programs are also available. The strongest areas of study and the most popular courses are marketing and management. Regular programs bring distinguished speakers and visiting professors to campus, and include the Black Executive Exchange Program, Minority Enterprise Development Week, and guest lecturers.
Forty-two total credits are required to complete the MBA, including 12 elective credits. Required courses include:
- Essentials of Accounting
- Survey of Economic Analysis
- Essentials of Finance
- Math for MBA
- Basics of Management and Marketing
- Quantitative Business Analysis
- Managerial Economics
- Financial Management and Policy
- Accounting Analysis for Management
- Management of Marketing Activities
- Organizational Behavior
- Legal Environment and Ethics
- Management Information Systems
- Production/Operations Management
- Applied Business Statistics
- Global Issues in Business
- Strategic Management
- Managerial Communication
- International Business
Required courses for the MS in Ec include:
- Microeconomic Theory
- Macroeconomic Theory
- Applied Business and Economic Statistics
- Economic Research
Students may eliminate or substitute requirements. Up to 6 hours of core courses may be waived for those with satisfactory undergraduate preparation.
The maximum time permitted to complete the master’s degree program attending full or part time is 6 years.
In a recent year, there were 40 total full-time graduate business faculty, of whom 90% hold a doctorate; there was 1 part-time faculty member. Average number of credit hours faculty teach is 9; average business class size is 25.