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Mitchell College of Business

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The Mitchell College of Business offers the Master of Business Administration (MBA) and Master of Accounting (MAcc). Other programs include foreign exchange programs. Regular programs bring distinguished speakers and visiting professors to campus.

Thirty total credits are required to complete the MBA, including 3 elective credits. Required courses include:

  • Managerial Economics
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Marketing Management
  • Management Information Systems
  • Survey of Quantitative Methods
  • Business Policy and Strategy
  • International Business
  • Financial Theory and Practice
  • Accounting for Management Decisions

Required courses for the MAcc include:

  • Managerial Economics
  • Financial Theory and Practice
  • Survey of Quantitative Methods
  • Financial Accounting Theory
  • Advanced Managerial Accounting
  • Tax Planning and Research
  • Advanced Accounting Systems

Students may eliminate or substitute requirements by earning up to 9 credits for previous course work at other graduate institutions.

Business students may take relevant nonbusiness courses in other departments. The maximum time permitted to complete the master’s degree program attending full time or part time is 5 years.

There are 32 total full-time graduate business faculty, of whom 68% hold a doctorate; there are 20 part-time faculty. Faculty salaries are rated average for Category IIA institutions, based on the AAUP rating system. Average number of courses faculty teach is 6; average business class size is 20.


A bachelor’s degree is required, along with a GPA of 3.0. The formula for using the GPA and GMAT scores is (200 x GPA) + GMAT, or minimum 1050. Most important admissions factors are academic accomplishments and ability, GMAT results, and grades in upper-level courses. A strong mathematics background is not required.

The number of applicants for the 2006-2007 class was 135; 72 were accepted; 53 enrolled. Transfers are accepted. Minority students are actively recruited.

Students may begin the MBA program in the fall, spring, and summer. To apply, students must submit an application form, a transcript, GMAT scores, and a nonrefundable application fee of $25. The application deadlines are August 1 for fall entry; December 15, spring; May 20, summer. Students are notified of the admissions decision when their file is complete. The latest acceptable test date for fall entry is open.

Financial Aid

About 8% of graduate business school students receive financial aid from scholarships, loans, and graduate assistantships, for a total average of $8500 annually; maximum $12,636. The FAFSA, the school’s own financial statement, and the previous year’s tax return are required. Check with the school for current application deadlines.

Tuition for in-state residents is $167 per credit, or $2004 per year. Nonresidents pay $334 per credit, or $4008 per year. On-campus room and board costs approximately $4750; and other fees, $692, for an estimated annual total of $7446 for in-state residents and $9450 for out-of-state residents. Graduate student housing is available through the college.


Seventy-five percent of the current graduate business school class are enrolled full time. The greatest percentage of students are from foreign countries (19%). Forty-one percent are women, 10% are minorities, and 19% are foreign nationals. In 2006, 43 graduate business degrees were awarded.

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