The MBA Program offers the Master of Business Administration (MBA) and Master of Science in Accounting (online) (MSAcc) as well as a doctoral program in business administration, and a joint degree in law (MBA/JD), social work (MBA/MSW), international studies (MBA/MA), medicine (MD/MBA), nursing (MBA/MS), international management (MBA/MIM). Other programs include a cooperative program with Em Lyon in France, foreign exchange with 2 countries, paid summer internships, joint research (particularly in e-business and financial services), the MBA Business Plan Competition, an edgelab (research and learning partnership with GE), SS&C Technologies Financial Accelerator, and the Thomas J. & Bette Wolff Family Program in Entrepreneurship. The strongest areas of study are finance, health care management, insurance studies, management consulting, marketing intelligence, and operations and information management. The most popular courses are in finance and operations and information management. Regular programs bring distinguished speakers and visiting professors to campus, including the Executive Speaker Series. Visiting professors come for research presentations and guest lectureships.
Fifty-seven total credits are required to complete the MBA, including 21 elective credits. Required courses include:
- Managerial Statistics
- Financial Accounting and Reporting
- Market Driven Management
- Managing Organizations
- Economic Analysis for Business
- Cost Analysis and Control
- Financial Management
- Operations Management
- Management Information Systems
- Business, Law, and Ethics in Modern Society
- Enhancing Leader and Team Effectiveness
- Strategy Policy and Planning
Required courses for the MS in Accounting (online) include:
- Contemporary Financial Issues
- Contemporary Managerial Accounting Issues
- Global Financial Reporting and Analysis
- Advanced Assurance Services
- Taxation of Business Entities
Students may eliminate or substitute requirements only through comparable graduate work from another accredited university and the approval of program administration.
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, 6 years. For students attending part time, the minimum is 3 years; maximum, 6 years.
There are 105 total full-time graduate business faculty, of whom 90% hold a doctorate; there are 33 part-time faculty, of whom 30% hold a doctorate. Faculty salaries are rated 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 25.