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School of Global Management and Leadership

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The School of Global Management and Leadership offers the Master of Business Administration (MBA). Other programs include a dual degree program with American Graduate School of International Management.

Forty-eight total credits are required to complete the MBA, including 9 elective credits. Required courses include:

  • Financial Reporting
  • Economics
  • Information Systems
  • Marketing
  • Operations Technology
  • Strategic Management
  • Management Decision Analysis
  • Managing People and Organizations
  • Financial Decision Analysis
  • Accounting Cost Control
  • Legal and Ethical Studies
  • Strategy Consulting Project
  • Marketing Research

Students may eliminate or substitute requirements by substituting higher-level courses in the same area only.

Business students may take relevant nonbusiness courses in other departments. The minimum time permitted to complete the master’s degree program attending full time is 2 years; maximum, 2 years. For students attending part time, the maximum is 6 years.

There are 41 total full-time graduate business faculty, of whom 93% hold a doctorate. Faculty salaries are rated above average for Category IIA institutions, based on the AAUP rating system. Average number of courses faculty teach is 4; average business class size is 30.


A bachelor’s degree is required, along with a GPA of 3.0. A strong mathematics background is not required.

The number of applicants for a recent class was 117; 70 were accepted; 59 enrolled. The average GPA was 3.16. 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, a nonrefundable application fee, 2 letters of recommendation, a personal statement, and a vita. Students are notified of the admissions decision approximately 4 weeks after the application deadline. Check with the school for current application deadlines and fees. Once accepted, students may defer admission.

Financial Aid

In a recent year, about 10% of graduate business school students received financial aid from scholarships, loans, and graduate assistantships. 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 approximately $497 per credit. Nonresidents pay approximately $798 per credit. Check with the school for current costs. Graduate student housing consists of apartments in the local community.


Ninety-five percent of a recent graduate business school class had an average of 9 years of full-time work experience prior to entering graduate school, a factor preferred by the school. Thirty-eight percent are women, 14% are minorities, and 5% are foreign nationals. The average age at entrance is 34; ages range from 23 to 60. Eight percent already have a graduate degree. Students’ undergraduate majors were as follows: 38%, business; 27%, engineering; 16%, math and science; 10%, liberal arts; 6%, social sciences; 2%, economics; and 1%, education. In a recent year, 90 graduate business degrees were awarded.

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