The Division of Business/Graduate Studies offers the Master of Business Administration (MBA), Master of Business Administration with concentrations in finance, health care administration, management information systems, or transportation and business logistics (MBA), Master of Science in Management with concentrations in health care administration, human resource management, public administration, or transportation (MS), Master of Science in Administration Management (MS), Master of Science in Organizational Leadership (MS), Master of Science in Personal Management (MS), Master of Science in Personal Management and Administration Management (MS), and Master of Science in Human Resource Management and Personal Management (MS). Other programs include a Weekend MBA in Executive Management program, as well as a certificate of Advanced Study in Economics for Educators, a Certificate of Advanced Study in Management Information Systems, and a Certificate of Advanced Study in Finance. Internships are available. The strongest areas of study are human resource management and public administration. The most popular courses are Organizational Development, Legal Environment of Management, Financial Management, and Strategic Planning. Regular programs bring distinguished speakers and visiting professors to campus. Informal lectures are organized by a departmental speakers bureau.
Thirty-six total credits are required to complete the MBA, including 6 elective credits. Required courses include:
- Managerial Accounting
- Quantitative Methods in Management
- Economic and Financial Environment of Business
- Organizational Development
- Financial Management
- Operations Management
- Managerial Economics for Decision Making
- Labor Relations and Collective Bargaining Procedures
- Marketing Management
- Business Policy
Required courses for the MSM include:
- Ethical Issues in Management
- Communications and Public Relations
- Analysis of Decision Making
- Applied Organizational Research
- Individual Development in the Organization
- Integrative Independent Study Project
Students may eliminate or substitute requirements by transferring up to 6 credit hours of course work successfully completed at another accredited institution.
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 8 total full-time graduate business faculty, of whom 80% hold a doctorate; there are 32 part-time faculty, of whom 45% hold a doctorate. Average number of courses faculty teach is 6; average business class size is 18.