The Daniels College of Business offers the Master of Business Administration (MBA), Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA), International Master of Business Administration (IMBA), Master of Accountancy (MAcc), Master of Science in Business Intelligence (MSBI), Master of Science in Finance (MSF), Master of Science in Marketing (MSMKTG), Master of Science in Real Estate and Construction Management (MSRECM), Executive Master of Science in Real Estate and Construction Management (XMRCM), and Master of Business Administration/Juris Doctorate (MBA/JD). Students can combine any business master’s degree with any approved master’s or professional degree within the university. Other programs include 3-2 degrees, interdisciplinary programs, cross-registration, cooperative programs, work-study programs, foreign exchange with more than 20 countries, internships, and a distance learning program through the Executive Master of Science in Real Estate and Construction Management program. Certificates in Real Estate and Construction Management are also available. Ethics and corporate social responsibility are strong across all disciplines of business. The most popular courses are Values-Based Leadership, Walk on Wall Street, and Cases in Entrepreneurship. Regular programs bring distinguished speakers and visiting professors to campus. The Voice of Experience Speaker Series encourages meaningful dialogue about the connection between principles of values-based leadership and practical experiences of business leaders.
Eighty total credits are required to complete the MBA-Compass, including 16 elective credits. Required courses for the MBA-Compass include:
- Insights for a Changing World
- Leading at the Edge
- Ethics and Professionalism in Business
- Creating the Sustainable Enterprise
- Global Case Challenge
Required courses for the MBA-Core include:
- Statistics and Operations Management
- Finance and Managerial Accounting
- Strategic Marketing
- Dynamics of Economics, Law, and Public Policy
- Organizational Dynamics
- Information Technology Strategy
- Human Resources Management
- Business Strategy
- Integrative Challenge
- Evaluating Financial Strengths of the Organization
Students may eliminate or substitute requirements. Students can transfer up to 8 elective credit hours.
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 2 years; maximum, 5 years.
There are 84 total full-time graduate business faculty, of whom 85% hold a doctorate; there are 20 part-time faculty, of whom 65% hold a doctorate. Faculty salaries are rated below average for Category I institutions, based on the AAUP rating system. Average number of courses faculty teach is 7; average business class size is 30.