The School of Business offers the Master of Business Administration (MBA) and Master of Science in Finance (MSF). Other programs include a 4-1 degree in accounting or taxation, cross-registration with the university’s Graduate School of Education and the School of Engineering, foreign exchange with 3 countries, and certificates for advanced study in accounting, finance, human resource management, information technology, international business, marketing, and taxation. The strongest areas of study are finance, accounting, international business, and human resource management. The most popular courses are Global Competitive Strategy, Financial Management, Strategic Management of Technology, and Innovation and Leadership. Regular programs bring distinguished speakers and visiting professors to campus and include the Olin Fellows Program.
Sixty-two total credits are required to complete the MBA, including 12 elective credits. Required courses include:
- Financial and Managerial Accounting
- Managerial and Mathematical Economics
- Data Analysis and Modeling
- Global, Legal, Social, and Ethical Environments of Business
- Global Competitive Strategy
- Financial Management
- Information Communication and Technology Management
- Organizational Behavior
- Strategic Management of Technology and Innovation
- Marketing Management
- Financial Statement Analysis and Communications
- Quality Management Processes
- Human Resource Strategies
- Shareholder Value
Required courses for the MSF include:
- Financial Management
- Case Problems in Finance
- Investment Analysis
- Portfolio Management
- International Financial Management
- Global Financial Markets and Institutions
- Derivative Securities and Financial Risk Management
- Research Methods in Finance
Students may eliminate or substitute requirements if they have achieved a grade of B or better in the same core course taken elsewhere.
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 1<1/2> years; maximum, 5 years.
There are 37 total full-time graduate business faculty, of whom 99% hold a doctorate; there are 4 part-time faculty, of whom 75% hold a doctorate. Faculty salaries are rated well above average for Category IIA institutions, based on the AAUP rating system. Average number of courses faculty teach is 6; average business class size is 27.