The Hasan School of Business offers the Master of Business Administration (MBA). Other programs include a 3-2 degree for all business majors, foreign exchange with 2 countries, and internship programs. The strongest area of study and the most popular course is management.
Thirty-six total credits are required to complete the MBA, including 6 elective credits. Required courses include:
- Managerial Accounting
- Production/Operations Management
- Managerial Economics
- Financial Management
- Management of Organizational Behavior
- Management Information Systems
- Management Policy and Strategy
- Marketing Management
- International Business
- Business Ethics and Environment
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 12 months; maximum, 6 years. For students attending part time, the minimum is 3 years; maximum, 6 years.
In a recent year there were 15 total full-time graduate business faculty, all of whom hold a doctorate. Faculty salaries are rated below average for Category IIA institutions, based on the AAUP rating system. Average number of courses faculty teach is 3; average business class size is 25.
A bachelor’s degree is required, along with a GPA of 2.5 and a GMAT score of 400. The formula for using the GPA and GMAT scores is (200 x GPA) + GMAT, or minimum 1000. Most important admissions factors are academic accomplishments and ability, GMAT results, and grades in upper-level courses. A strong mathematics background is required.
The number of applicants for a recent class was 43; 34 were accepted; 28 enrolled. The average GPA was 3.19; average GMAT score was 504. 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, and GMAT scores. Students are notified soon after the decision is made of the admissions decision. Check with the school for current application deadlines and fee.
About 8% of graduate business school students receive financial aid from scholarships, loans, and graduate assistantships, for a total average of $3000 annually; maximum $6200. Stipends and programs are available for minority students. The FAFSA and the previous year’s tax return are required. Check with the school for current application deadlines.
Tuition for in-state residents is approximately $135 per credit, or $2530 per year. Nonresidents pay $595 per credit, or $13,550 per year. On-campus room and board costs approximately $5450; books and supplies, $600; personal expenses, $1500; and other fees, $670, for an estimated annual total of $10,750 for in-state residents and $21,770 for out-of-state residents. There is a referral service to help procure off-campus housing.
Twenty-six percent of the current graduate business school class are enrolled full time; 60% have had an average of 8 years of full-time work experience prior to entering graduate school, a factor preferred by the school. The greatest percentage of students are from Colorado (75%). Forty-eight percent are women, 25% are minorities, and 20% are foreign nationals. The average age at entrance is 30; ages range from 21 to 50. Twenty percent enter directly from undergraduate school; 5% already have a graduate degree. Students’ undergraduate majors were as follows: 60%, business; 15%, engineering; 10%, social sciences; 5%, economics; 5%, liberal arts; and 5%, math and science. About 25% of entering students leave by the end of the first year due to academic or personal reasons; 80% remain to receive their degree.