Marshall offers the Master of Business Administration (MBA), Master of Science in Business Administration (MSBA), Master of Accounting (MAcc), Master of Business Taxation (MBT), and Master of Medical Management (MMM) as well as a doctoral program, and joint degrees in law (JD/MBA and JD/MBT), planning (MBA/MPL), real estate development (MBA/MRED), pharmacy (PharmD/MBA), gerontology (MBA/MSG), industrial and systems engineering (MBA/MS), dental surgery (MBA/DDS), East Asian studies (MBA/MA), medicine (MD/MBA), Jewish communal service (MBA/MA), social work (MBA/MSW), and education (MBA/EdD). Other programs include elective work at any of the university’s graduate and professional schools and foreign exchange or joint research with any of 23 partner schools in 21 countries. Domestic and international internship programs are available. The strongest areas of study are accounting, finance, strategy, leadership, marketing, entrepreneurship, international, operations management, and entertainment. The most popular courses are Financial Analysis and Valuation, Corporate Financial Strategy, Marketing and Consumer Research, and Negotiation and Persuasion. Regular programs bring distinguished speakers and visiting professors to campus. Visiting professors teach for 1 semester or 1 year; all academic departments have regular research seminar series with distinguished presenters. The Executive-in-Residence program brings in business leaders to teach over a semester.
Sixty-three total credits are required to complete the MBA, including 30 elective credits. Required courses include:
- Managerial Economics
- Applied Managerial Statistics
- Contemporary Issues in Global Economic Strategy
- Leadership Development: Theory, Practice, and Skills
- Accounting Concepts and Financial Reporting
- Management of Organizations
- Corporate Finance
- Operations Management
- Marketing Management
- Management Accounting
- Contemporary Issues in Competitive Strategy
- Business Practices in the Pacific Rim
Students may eliminate or substitute requirements by examination.
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 1 year; maximum, 5 years. For students attending part time, the minimum is 3 years; maximum, 5 years.
There are 197 total full-time graduate business faculty, of whom 85% hold a doctorate; there are 11 part-time faculty, of whom 42% hold a doctorate. Faculty salaries are rated well above average for Category I institutions, based on the AAUP rating system. Average number of courses faculty teach is 4; average business class size is 36.